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Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleeper: WR Danario Alexander

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

For some odd reason, WR Danario Alexander is still owned in less than 50 percent of NFL.com fantasy football leagues.

If he’s still available in your league and you don’t own him, you’re not trying! For those of you who are still unfamiliar with San Diego’s No. 1 receiving threat, let’s take a closer look at the numbers.

Since signing him off the street in Week 9, the 6-foot-5, 217-pound receiver has been an absolute stud in both real and fantasy terms. Over his last six games, he’s averaging a solid 14.25 fantasy points per game, and through the last four weeks only Dez Bryant, Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson have scored more fantasy points over that span. So not only is Alexander outscoring all Chargers receivers since signing with the team, but he’s also outscoring all but three receivers in the entire league.

Since he’s still relatively new, I’m sure potential owners out there share concerns about his consistency, especially if they’re thinking of starting him during the fantasy playoffs. To silence those doubters, through six weeks, he’s posted double-digit fantasy points in all but two games, has yet to rack up fewer than 66 yards and has visited the end zone five times.

Still not convinced?

Alexander’s two biggest statistical games this season came against the Denver Broncos‘ No. 4 and the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ No. 1-ranked defenses, combining for an eye popping 184 total yards and four touchdowns in those two games.

Prior to signing with the Chargers, the former St. Louis Ram receiver has always been favored for his athleticism, but has struggled to stay healthy. Now he’s healthy and his athleticism is right where scouts expected it to be.

This week, the San Diego Chargers square off against the Carolina Panthers‘ No. 18-ranked defense against receivers. Continue to start Alexander in your fantasy lineups this week with confidence, and expect a big statistical game out of QB Phillip Rivers‘ go-to-receiver.