Fantasy Football Profile: Steve Slaton
Steve Slaton had an amazing rookie year accumulating 1659 total yards (1282 rushing, 377 receiving) with 10 TDs (9 rushing). He was even better in PPR leagues as he racked up 50 receptions. He is being drafted in the first round in most mocks, but something about him scares me. He has good size (5’9″, 215 lbs) so he should be able to handle another heavy workload. He is an explosive back with the ability to break a long run and has soft hands, which make him a great asset. Even if you shut him down Houston’s rushing attack, Slaton can still get his through the air.
He has a decent fantasy playoff schedule with games against Seattle, St. Louis, and Miami. His easier games should be in Weeks 4 (Oakland), 5 (Arizona), 6 (Cincinnati), and Week 15 (aforementioned St. Louis). Naturally he plays Tennessee twice in Weeks 2 & 11. There aren’t really any other tough matchups aside from New England in Week 17, which has little fantasy relevance. Should he avoid the injury bug, he should be in line for a huge season. Something like 1600 total yards and 8 TDs.