Week 16 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: WR Santana Moss

By Adam McGill
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A couple seasons ago, Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss was a guaranteed starter in all fantasy football formats. Moss, a former first round pick, brought track-like speed to an offense that desperately needed a downfield target and the receiver was a mid-round selection every season as a result.

In recent years, though, the veteran’s numbers have started to rapidly decline. He has been plagued by injures and has only posted one 1,000-yard campaign over the last four years.

The 2013 fantasy season may be almost over, but Moss is starting to look like he could have some value in the final weeks. The 38-year-old received nine targets last weekend against the Atlanta Falcons and hauled in eight of them for 64 yards and a touchdown. The veteran quickly showed a rapport with newly anointed starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins.

Moss is finally healthy and the former Pro Bowler is getting incorporated into the offense more each week. He has now racked up 15 targets in the last two games, and while he certainly isn’t in his prime, he can still turn into a decent possession receiver for Cousins to look for. Moss has been finding a ton of space underneath against opposing defenses and will continue to have room to work with WR Pierre Garcon stretching out defenses on the other side of the field with his speed.

Washington will face off against an abysmal Dallas Cowboys defense in Week 16 and it is a great matchup for Moss to breakout. Dallas is currently giving up 23.4 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts and the team hasn’t been able to cover anyone downfield.

Moss will once again be very active this Sunday and the veteran is primed to have another big performance. He will be a great third wideout to plug in and should help fantasy owners get a little closer to their elusive championship.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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