Dozing Off – Vol. 2

24 08 2010

(-The Fantasy Guys…DB)

Woohoo More Sleepers!

QuarterbackAlex Smith, SF – He isn’t and shouldn’t be your #1 QB but he could be a serviceable #2 and bye week QB. He played very well in Sunday’s preseason game vs the Vikings, and it could be a sign of things to come. He needs to turn the corner sometime and prove that he is worth that #1 pick out of Utah that the 49ers spent on him. Last year he threw for 2350 yards and 18 scores, now with Crabtree playing for a full season and Davis coming off a good year, Smith could put up solid #2 QB numbers. And maybe another boost of confidence, the NFC West is awful a 9-7 record wins that division and with the 49ers defense, Alex Smith doesn’t have to be Superman to get the job done.

Running BackClinton Portis, WAS – It’s hard to imagine him being a sleeper because since his sophomore year in 2003 he has been a 1st or 2nd round pick. This year he has fallen down the rankings and you can scoop him up in late rounds, I’m talking 8th, 9th, even 10th round. The positives, he is familiar with Mike Shanahan from his Denver days where he racked up 3,909 yards rushing and 29 scores, in 2 years plus there is no real threat to take his job since the stable of back ups are rather washed-up.

Wide ReceiverBraylon Edwards, NYJ – No one is talking about him yet everyone knows who he is. In 2007 Edwards had a career year with over 1200 yards receiving and 16 scores. We know he can make the big plays, he just needs to hang onto the ball. With Santonio Holmes out for the first four games of the year he is a big target for Mark Sanchez. Guys like Jerricho Cotchery, Shonn Greene and Dustin Keller will occupy the defense, the rest is up to the man with the huge beard. Oh and he is a free agent at the end of the year, time to play for the money.

Wide ReceiverNate Burleson, DET – You think about the Lions and you instantly think about losses, but the team has talent. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson is a handful, new rookie running back and California Bears stud Jahvid Best is getting a lot of love and Stafford is one year older. Burleson will be the wide-out on the opposite side of Johnson and has a chance to be in a beneficial situation much like he was in 2004. With Minnesota along side Randy Moss, Nate went over 1,000 yards and had 10 scores. Now I doubt he does that but he could put up 60 catches and 850 yards with 7 scores.

Tight End Jermaine Gresham, CIN – He is a huge target standing 6-6 and weighing 260lbs. Carson Palmer has options this year and a big tight end like Gresham only helps. In the pre-season (yea well we have to look at something) Gresham has looked really in-sync with Palmer, and he is blocking well too. Tight End is very deep this year and Gresham could be a solid pick very late in your draft.

Volume 3 of my sleepers will be released later on this week, stay tuned.

– David “The Mouth” Berov

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3 responses

24 08 2010
Joshua

Agree with Alex Smith and him having the same offensive coordinator two years in in a row for the first time should be very helpful, not to mention his first true # receiver in Crabtree.
Good analysis

24 08 2010
The Fantasy Guys

Thanks for the comment Joshua. Keep coming back

27 08 2010
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