Fantasy Fooball: Deep sleepers

      August 30, 2012 @ 16:08:34 PDT


The season is a week away! Crazy, huh? While you wait patiently, enjoy some super deep fantasy football sleepers for the upcoming year.

Quarterbacks

Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders: Carson Palmer is old and erratic. Once the playoffs are out of reach, why not see what you have in the athletic youngster?

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Vick is a strong gust of wind away from Injured Reserve at all times. Ironically, he reminds me of one of those constantly shaking little dogs. You can't tell if it's afraid or cold. Anyway, Foles has all of the tools necessary to run a loaded West Coast offense.

Running backs

Steve Slaton, Miami Dolphins: Reggie Bush. Is that enough reason? Injuries will put Slaton on the field, at some point.

Anthony Allen, Baltimore Ravens: Bernard Pierce is not Ray Rice's backup and shouldn't be his handcuff.

Delone Carter, Indianapolis Colts: Touchdown-heavy leagues is where his value is at. Goal line vulture.

D.J. Ware, New York Giants: Ahmad Bradshaw is always hurt, and David Wilson can't do it himself.

Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins: Why not take a shot at the least likely back to start, circa start of the preseason?

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders

Wide receivers

Derek Hagan, Buffalo Bills: Has shown flashes every where he has played but is an injury risk. Probably digging too deep here. I like Marcus Easley a lot, as well.

Tandon Doss, Baltimore Ravens: Size, hands, route-running skills - He's Anquan Boldin, and he's Boldin's primary backup, which means playing time is in the cards.

Brandon Tate, Cincinnati Bengals: Quietly having a solid offseason and will see plenty of single coverage.

Keshawn Martin, Houston Texans: Rookie standing out in camp and plays behind the always-durable Andre Johnson.

Juron Criner, Oakland Raiders: Another rookie standing on his head. Do you really buy into Darrius Heyward-Bey?

Dwayne Harris, Dallas Cowboys: If he doesn't win the No. 3 job in Dallas, heads need to roll. Kevin Ogletree has the attention span of a goldfish.

Tight ends

Garrett Graham, Houston Texans: A surprise in camp and has a chance to see the field with Owen Daniels' brittle body in front of him.

Evan Rodriguez, Chicago Bears: Surprising youngster behind the shrine-worthy Kellen Davis. Don't forget Rodriguez's name.

Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns: Cameron will catch 40 balls and have a strong year with a rookie QB throwing his way. Evan Moore and Benjamin Watson have a hard time staying on the field.

Honorable mentions

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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