As we come to the conclusion of the Razzball IDP Sleepers and Busts series, we get to the toughest position to project. For that reason, it is imperative that you avoid picking a bust, especially early. There is just too much depth every year at DB to reach for a guy like Morgan Burnett or Harrison Smith.

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In reality, I could write about three of these sleeper posts on wide receivers a week. The position just lends itself to it. Most leagues only start 3 with maybe a flex spot for a possible 4th but you really want an RB there. So, if there are 32 teams and each team has about 3 starting receivers per team, that’s 96 wide receivers to account for. Now subtract 36 from that number and you’ve got what’s left for either your bench or the FA pool in a 12 team league. It’s like the anti-RB position where if you have a pulse and you’re a back up to DMC, you’re probably getting drafted. But none of that has to do with the topic at hand, of course, that was merely food for thought. Food?!? What kind of food?!? It was a turn of phrase, I.R. You shouldn’t do that. People out there might be hungry. I’ll try to keep that in mind next time. But enough about hot pockets and lean cuisines, I’m here to talk about a guy named Vincent Brown and how he’s a fantasy football sleeper for 2013…I’m gonna keep cutting myself short until we have 500 league signups (or thereabouts). Before I direct your attention to Vincent, I’m going to redirect your attention to our Razzball Commenter Leagues Signup. Like what all the kids at school said about your mom, it’s free and easy. Want details? Well that link I provided you should give you everything you ever (and maybe never) wanted to know about how to get the ball rolling. There’ll be prizes as well if you need your fancy tickled. And with that over, we’re now back to our regularly scheduled post…

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I already went over my (admittedly vague) definition of a Sleeper and Bust in the Defensive Line version of this article, but it’s worth revisiting. A sleeper is someone who will significantly outperform their draft position, allowing you to improve your team at other positions, while a bust is someone who will essentially do the opposite.

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It’s always tough to determine what makes a player a sleeper or a bust during the preseason. JJ Watt was being drafted as a top 10 DL last year, but he finished as the #1 DL by a wide margin, so did that make him a sleeper? Jared Allen, on the other hand, was typically the first or second DL off the board, yet finished at DL16 for the season, so did that make him a bust? This question is best answered by looking at opportunity cost.

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It seems I have a thing for Rams and people named Chris when I do these sleeper posts as I gave you Chris Ivory and Sam Bradford earlier this month. Don’t take that statement about Rams as a bestiality thing, BTW. The only animals I’d go after are the kind Tom Brady married. They’ve got cool horns! But enough about this, I’m here now to talk a bit about a man. A man we don’t all know but should love. What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets?!? Woah, going Symphony of the Night on me there, are you imaginary reader? It’s summer and I’ve been playing the classics. You’re young enough to call a game made in the late 90’s a classic…now I’m sad…but enough about video game nostalgia, I’m here to talk to you about Chris Givens and why he’ll be a sleeper for 2013 Fantasy Football…

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As I sit here watching another episode of Fringe on Netflix – please don’t disappoint me like you did with Lost, J.J. Abrams! – it comes to my attention that a lot happens around us that we don’t notice or analyze for what it is. We go about our merry way, oblivious to the changes going on around us. Well for that reason, you can shave my whole body and call me The Observer because I’m witnessing something that seems to be drifting under the radar of most fantasy footballers. It’s happening in St Louis and hopefully it happens on your team for this season. I speak of none other than Sam Bradford. I know, much maligned and a ne’er do well on the lips of many who’ve drafted him in the past but I see a brighter future for the 2013 Fantasy Football season and beyond. Follow the typed word into the next paragraph if you wish to know more or run in fear from the unknown of which I’m about to lay upon you…

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Where have I seen this name before? *Riffles thru notes* Ah here it is! Hrm, that’s nice and all but I seem to remember seeing it somewhere else… *Riffles thru more notes* Ah yes here, I knew the title of this post sounded familiar. BTW, do you know the difference between ‘riffle’ and ‘rifle’? I didn’t until today and now I have something to talk about at the next fantasy football expert cocktail party:

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