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Fantasy Football: Houston Texans vs Minnesota Vikings Sleepers

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In a week five cross-conference battle, the 3-1 Houston Texans travel to take on the 4-0 Minnesota Vikings. This is a battle of 2 teams with solid defenses. With that being said there may not be much in the way of fantasy scoring. Let me give you a sleeper from each team to keep an eye out for in your fantasy football trials.

Houston Texans

This should be a good battle between Lamar Miller, Brock Osweiler and the Vikings defense. However, if Bill O’Brien and the Texans offense are to be successful, they may want to look at utilizing this guy a little more. That would be TE CJ Fiedorowicz. Fiedorowicz is 6’5” 265 lb load. He should be targeted more in the Houston offense. If the Texans want to keep the Vikings defense at bay, they are going to need to look for the TE over the middle. The linebackers for the Vikings are stronger pass rushers and run stoppers than they are in pass coverage. This will help Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller, DeAndre Hopkins and the rest of the Texans offense as well. If you are looking for a very affordable TE in your daily or regular fantasy football league, don’t sleep on CJ Fiedorowicz.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are continuing a pace that they had at the end of the 2015 season. New QB Sam Bradford looks as though he has been with the team for more than four games. He has a very strong rapport with his pass catchers. The run game hasn’t missed a beat since the injury to Adrian Peterson. And that leads me to my sleeper, RB Matt Asiata. Between the 20s it looks as though Jerrick McKinnon will get a majority of the touches. However, in the red zone, the big bruiser comes in. Asiata should see plenty of goal line and short yardage opportunities. He also comes at a bargain and should be available in most leagues as well. Asiata is not one to doze on in your fantasy football escapades.

The Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans are both looking to stay atop their divisions. If you are looking to catch an opponent off guard, check out one or both of these for your fantasy football league. You might, just, in fact, catch a friend snoozing.

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