LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kregg Lumpkin #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is brought down by Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears during the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 23, 2011 in London, England. This is the fifth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Obviously, there will be no sleeper of the week this week, as the Bucs aren't playing. But we are still pushing this feature through, so I'm going to talk about the players who I think could have a very big second half of the season.
It's hard to call him a sleeper, but the second-year player has missed the last two games and hasn't done much in the passing game. He should be fully healthy after the bye week and with Earnest Graham out he could get more touches both on the ground and as a receiver. He was a decent fantasy running back in his five healthy games, but he could be a very good one in his remaining nine games.
Arrelious Benn has seen his opportunities limited this season and last season, as he hasn't been on the field on the passing downs. But with Mike Williams' sophomore slump and the fact that the Bucs have no one else with deep speed on this team, Arrelious Benn has to be in line for more snaps. The Bucs cannot continue to ignore their fastest offensive weapon - and he could have a big second half of the season if they start giving him more opportunities. Of course, they haven't done this so far and there's no guarantee they'll start now.
This is more of a long shot, and he isn't going to break out and turn into a good fantasy player - but he's worth keeping an eye on. If he looks good he could basically replicate Earnest Graham's touches in the receiving game and as a runner. Mossis Madu could eat into his carries, but Madu is an undersized rookie and Lumpkin should be able to stay ahead of him for touches. If Blount misses any more time Lumpkin could be very valuable, otherwise he could be decent bye week filler.