For your fantasy league championships, you might need a little advice on who to play. We've got a sleeper for you.
Obviously, you'll want guys like Matt Ryan and Roddy White in your lineup this weekend. The Saints have a woeful pass defense, after all, and exploiting it is key.
I'm here to champion Jacquizz Rodgers, though.
If ever a game called for Jacquizz, it was the Saints game. Michael Turner's groin is bothering him, the Saints have a pretty decent run defense and the offensive line's run blocking has been inconsistent at best all season. With Jason Snelling battling an illness, that leaves Rodgers as the lone truly healthy back on the roster. I'm not counting Antone Smith.
Given that the Falcons will want to be creative to beat down the Saints' defense, Rodgers should be due a big game. Passes out of the backfield, runs to the outside and the occasional screen are all effective against the Saints and should involve Rodgers. Hell, you can line him up outside as a receiver and let him use his superior agility to gain separation from the dregs of the Saints' secondary.
Rodgers is also extremely motivated to prove himself, and Mike Smith says he envisions Jacquizz as a potential three-down back in the NFL. This is a great chance to test that theory out. I'll go on record predicting 80 combined yards and a touchdown for Quizz.
Who's your choice for a sleeper?