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Since the Cleveland Browns season is over, there isn't any more advice for me to dish our regarding our team. SB Nation has a FanDuel league for the NFL Wildcard Round of the playoffs, though, and the right strategy could propel your team to the top. Here are three players who look like solid sleepers to me, and three players who I would stay away from:

Solid Sleeper Starts in NFL Wildcard Round
  • RB Joique Bell ($6,600) - He had a strong end of the season, averaging around 18 fantasy points per game and appears to be the lead back even with Reggie Bush back. Detroit plays solid defense, which keeps the score low and allows them to utilize the running game from start to finish. Bell is the 7th running back in terms of price on FanDuel.

  • WR Reggie Wayne ($5,500) - Wayne undoubtedly had a weak fantasy season, but the Colts are expected to throw the ball early and often against the Bengals. He's been battling through a partially torn triceps and now a groin injury, but the banged up veteran will see targets whether the Colts are tied or behind in the game. Wayne is the 17th wide receiver in terms of price on FanDuel.

  • TE Heath Miller ($5,000) - In his final six games, Miller averaged 9.2 fantasy points per game, which is pretty darn reliable for the tight end position. He's also buried as the 7th tight end in terms of price on FanDuel.
Stay Away From in NFL Wildcard Round
  • QB Andy Dalton ($7,800) - Just don't do it...ever. Dalton had a rather poor end to the regular season, has never delivered in the postseason, and was shut out by the Colts earlier this year. The Bengals might stay in the game against Indianapolis because they've wisely been running the football, but don't expect big stats from Dalton, the 7th priced quarterback.

  • RB Jonathan Stewart ($6,500) - Although he is a compelling bargain buy as the 8th priced running back on FanDuel, he has too tough of a matchup against the Cardinals' run defense. Carolina has been on a tear in large part thanks to Stewart, but that offensive tear comes to an end this week.

  • WR Larry Fitzgerald ($5,700) - This seems like another very tempting sleeper based on name reputation. In his last five games, though, he's averaging just 5 fantasy points per game. Rather than taking a flier on Fitzgerald, find another sleeper with more boom potential, or just invest in a top reliable receiver instead.

Do you have any sleepers or sits, Browns fans?