Fantasy Football Sleepers – WEEK 1
Well it’s finally here, the start of the NFL season, and it’s early thanks to President Obama. That is at least one thing I can say a president has done for this country, give us football early.
When football comes that means one thing for me… FANTASY FOOTBALL. This season, each week, I will provide you with a list of Sleepers at each fantasy position except kicker... because they are really all the same.
QB – Mark Sanchez, NY Jets vs. Buffalo
Forget the Tebow hype, Sanchez will get more than the majority of snaps in this one, and regardless of what people say about Buffalos D, I think they are soft in the secondary and should be easy to pass on until they get the kinks out. Roll with him if you have problems at QB he should get you over 250 and counting one on the ground he should have 3 total scores.
RB - Alfred Morris, Washington @ New Orleans
Shananigans will be at his best some point this season making adjustments with the running game, but not anytime soon. Morris has been the guy getting the touches and making the most of them and is going up against a Saints d that is down and depleted. I say he gets 100 and at least one score, but it all depends on if RG3 can handle the game in the air to open up the run.
WR – Brandon LaFell, Carolina @ Tamp Bay
Steve smith has been hampered by a leg injury all preseason and should be back in the lineup, I do not believe he is 100% and will have a pretty good corner matched up on him, so LaFell is a good choice to get some catches yards and a score. I say 6 catches for 75 yards and a score is not out of a reach for a guy who should be rostered on all fantasy teams.
TE – Martellus Bennett, NY Giants vs. Dallas
I have been a big fan of his since he was in Dallas and have him on more than a few fantasy teams. Manning loves the TE and Bennett is the only one he really has. Nicks and Cruz should take most the coverage away from the middle and leave Bennett with a good chance to produce against an average LB core at best. Almost 70 yards and a score are possible for this soon to be beastly producer in the New York offense.
DEF – Denver vs. Pittsburgh
Whenever you go into the Mile High city, things can always go differently as most teams plan with the high altitude. Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh's starting corner, has to miss the game because of an illness that is effected by the altitude and many can’t keep their breath as well. The first game of the season should catch up to the Steelers in this one as Denver will put it to that offensive line. Couple sacks and more than a few turnovers possible, depending on the Ben we see. 12 total points this week for your fantasy team.
Hope this helps you out with this week’s games. Good Luck and Enjoy Week 1.