2012 Fantasy Football: Week 1 Sleepers

Sep 7, 2012


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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in the opening week.
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Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks:  Wilson won the QB battle in Seattle and gets a decent opening match-up with Arizona. He has the ability to run the football, which could add to his fantasy total. Seattle’s stout defense and Arizona’s ineptitude could lead to some short fields.
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Jonathan Dwyer, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Isaac Redman may get the start, but Dwyer is coming off a productive preseason. If he has considerably more success than Redman, he could find himself getting the bulk of the carries against Denver. If Redman re-injures himself, it will certainly be the case.
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Ronnie Brown, San Diego Chargers:  He hasn’t had fantasy relevance since 2010, but with Ryan Mathews hurting he has a chance for some short-lived fantasy glory against the Raiders. Oakland finished 27th against the run last year.
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Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  After a disappointing 2011 campaign, he should have success with Vincent Jackson drawing the attention away. Opens with Carolina.
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Robert Meachem, San Diego Chargers:  Rivers likes to air it out and Meachem can get down the field in a hurry. They could be lethal against Oakland and put any chemistry issues to bed.
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Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: With John Carlson banged up, Rudolph has a chance to stake his claim against the Jags. His size and athleticism should be a factor. Jerome Simpson is out and Peterson could out or limited so Minnesota lacks playmakers.
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Minnesota Vikings Defense
The Jags looked good in the preseason, but that isn’t always a true test. Jared Allen should be good for a sack or two and Blaine Gabbert will likely be forced into some mistakes.
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