When you’re known as Beanie, it either means most people don’t like you and you spend your days getting wedgies or you’re really good at football and no one knows why the heck they call you Beanie. Either way, the football-playing alter ego of Arizona’s Chris Wells has plenty of fantasy folks excited about his 2010 prospects, including Chet “Doc” Gresham, sheriff of Footballtown at Razzball.com.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I was asked by my main man Marv who I thought was flying under the radar in the 7th and 8th rounds this season. It’s hard for me to see anyone actually flying under the radar since I am so ingrained in fantasy talk and research every day (this is not something to be proud of) that players that may seem like sleepers to some are players I’m discussing and arguing about every day. So I figured I’d just look at players I am targeting in rounds 7 through 13. Some may be sleeperish, some just falling further than I think they should, and some are just upside picks who should be going where they are.Please, blog, may I have some more?
These aren’t bottomless pit deep sleepers. They’re more like shallow grave sleepers, as in, grab these guys and prepare shallow graves for your competitors, or just let them lie there, either or. These are guys I like at their current ADP and am targeting like when I’m driving and an old lady crosses the street (and I get out and help her safely across).Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Raiders have been the butt of many jokes the last few seasons and rightfully so. And I don’t see them becoming a contender anytime soon, but I do see them improving with Jason Campbell leading the way. Yes, JC wasn’t wanted by an awful Redskins team, but they had their sights set on McNabb and were looking for a change. Campbell has his flaws, but will be much more consistent than JaMarcus Russell. The Raiders had trouble keeping drives going with Russell flailing away like a sick wildabeast. And they were often stuck throwing the ball because they needed to come back from deficits and with JRuss leading the way, that wasn’t the best situation to be in.Please, blog, may I have some more?
At this point Malcom Floyd is a sleeper. Everything is looking great for him fantasy-wise. He has a great quarterback in Philip Rivers (must be a tiny guy if he’s inside another guy, but whatever), he is finally a starter, and Vincent Jackson will miss some game(s) because of his drunkenness, and VJax possibly could also miss a big chunk of games if he holds out.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Fantasy Football changes fast. One year you are fantasy lame, the next you have fantasy fame. Al Davis has been hamstringing and touchdown blocking Zach Miller for a couple years now by drafting JaMarcus Russell as the Raiders’ quarterback. But even through that Miller has shown glimpses of greatness, but with no help from his team, they could only remain glimpses. For tight ends, touchdowns are what make them fantasy relevant in most leagues and Miller had a paltry 3 endzone trips last season, which was up from one the year before. Even with just 3 TD’s he finished the season as the 12th best fantasy tight end with 66 receptions for 805 yards, which of course led all offensive Raiders.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I can’t speak to the job security of Mike Martz and the rest of the Chicago Bears coaching staff after this season, but I can speak for the results of Mr. Martz’s offensive scheme and that is a lot of yardage for quarterbacks and wide receivers and sometimes a Super Bowl, horrible seasons and bacterial heart infections.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sometimes everyone thinks a player is a Sleeper; they get over-hyped to the point where you can’t draft them because people are reaching to acquire him. In one of my competitive 12 team leagues last season a leaguemate picked James Davis in the 8th round.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sleeper Disclaimer: Although these are players that ought to be undervalued due to poor performance or injury in 2009, there might be a lot of hype swarming around them preseason. In this case the player has been “de-sleepered” and we don’t want them because our whole objective is to get undervalued players.Please, blog, may I have some more?
For 2009 I touted DeSean Jackson as a “must add” to your Fantasy squad. There is an inevitable cycle; a player is a Sleeper, he breaks out, the next season he’s overvalued. This means that often we will only end up owning a player for one season at a time.Please, blog, may I have some more?