Posts tagged ‘fantasy football sleepers’
After starting slow the rookies are making an impact.
Wide Receivers: Looking to score more
Anquan Boldin: Could be leaned on early and often to help the Ravens avoid another let down. Good career numbers versus the Seahawks.
Antonio Brown: He has been hot as can be lately and been getting more targets than Wallace. That should continue with Hall possibly matching up with Wallace Sunday. Labeled him a sleeper back in May and as he showed (and I wrote) in the preseason, Brown aint messing around.
Laurent Robinson: A clear Week 10 Pickup, who is going to be asked to pickup some slack while Austin is out 2-4 weeks. Has coverted on 73% of his targets which is encouraging, although the Cowboys have run a more conservative offense especially with the emergence of dynamic rookie running back DeMarco Murray.
Jason Hill: Scary to rely on anyone in Jacksonville’s offense not named Maurice Jones-Drew, especially in a matchup where MJD should see 30 carries or so, but Hill has had some kind of chemistry with Gabbert (when he’s able to chill and make a throw). Beatable corners this week and probably available.
Damian Williams: Sneaky, slightly productive fantasy football player who could see more targets if Washington is out.
NOTE: I like Deion Branch and Jerome Simpson’s schedule for the Fantasy Football playoffs, so I would recommend making a play for Branch if you can and/or he would be of use.
Quarterbacks: If you must….
Matt Cassel: Bowe torched Champ last year and the offense now has Breaston & Baldwin who should beat Denver’s other corners like everyone else.
Jay Cutler: The Bears will be looking for revenge against the Lions after that second half beatdown a month ago. Chicago has done a much better job protecting Cutler who has Bennett and Williams back in the fold.
Running Backs: Desperation Plays
Chris Ogbonnaya: Last week was a big failure, but this week is more promising since St. Louis’ defense is a far cry from the Texans’. Although they have improved from the epic, record setting struggles…they still are among the worst at stopping the run.
Kendall Hunter: The rookie is worth taking a shot on if you’re desperate. Easiest way to bet the Giants is on the ground and SF could look to run the ball a ton with Gore and this fine prospect. Also, if he’s available and you have room, I would definitely pick him up on the chance Gore gets hurt.
Jacquizz Rodgers: They finally have installed his package into the offense after getting 10 carries for 44 yards. Could have a nice game and impact against the Saints.
Javon Ringer: Again, if you’re desperate and perhaps an overambitious owner in your league dropped him after one week….he could see a split in a winnable matchup.
Most desperate: Ridley.
D/ST: Plug & Play
Jacksonville: They are coming off a bye week, which I always like, and they play the 0 and whatever Colts. Free agent acquistions have been paying off and they always play the Colts well. Not many turnovers or sacks on the season, but I can definitely see a nice day here with low downside.
Sneaky plays for Week 9