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By: Jordan Hall, Stoppage Time Sports, @jordan_hall23
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Let’s be honest, if you are still alive in your fantasy playoffs, you more than likely are no longer in need of the waiver wire. With only two weeks remaining in the season, chances are that you have sorted out your starting lineup for the remainder of the year. Because of this, I have changed the format of this week’s waiver wire wonders slightly.
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Instead of looking at guys on the waiver wire that can help fantasy owners this year, I have glanced into my crystal ball and came up with five players that are under ten percent owned in ESPN standard leagues that are going to be must-own, fantasy studs next year.
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Tim Tebow, QB, New York Jets
We know that Mark Sanchez is going to be the Jets’ starting quarterback going into 2013 but I wouldn’t be surprised if they deployed Greg McElroy as the back up and jettisoned Tebow out of town. There are plenty of teams that need a quarterback, and surprisingly there are teams that think he can play the position.
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While it’s certainly debatable whether Tim Tebow is an NFL-level quarterback, there is no denying his fantasy relevance when he plays. 50 rushing yards and a touchdown are his ground game baselines and anything he gives you through the air is a bonus. He is easily a top-10 fantasy quarterback when he starts. I’m not saying that a trade is immanent, but if you start to catch wind of one, I’d suggest you put a claim in for him in dynasty or keeper leagues.
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Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams
Steven Jackson will most certainly not be back in St. Louis next year. Though he has shown spurts this year, he is simply getting too old to maintain his current pace. If this is true, the Rams will want a new, more dynamic option, to match up with their suddenly potent passing attack.
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Richardson has very impressive lateral agility and is a good, instinctive, open field runner. Though he is a bit on the Muggsy Bogues side, I think he has a chance to win the starting job out of camp next year. He will have to fend off competition from Isaiah Pead and potentially others, but from what I’ve seen of him, I like his chances.
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Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals have to bring in a real quarterback for next season. They simply cannot go another year with Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley, and John Skelton. They make Denard Robinson look like Peyton Manning. Whether it’s through the draft or through free agency, if the Cardinals want to compete in 2013, they’re going to have to make a splash.
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With that being said, I think the primary beneficiaries of a new QB will be the talented wide-outs, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Floyd got off to a poor start, had one or two nice games, and then faded off the radar down the stretch. The problem wasn’t necessarily the talent with Floyd but the quarterback’s level of comfort with him. They, all too often, would settle for Andre Roberts or Rob Housler on simple patterns and not take shots down the field to Floyd or Fitzgerald. With a new sheriff about to arrive in town, I expect things to change drastically. Remember, Floyd was a first round talent; he has big potential. I think we begin to see him cash in on that in 2013.
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Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
With Wes Welker’s impending free agency in sight Julian Edelman suddenly becomes a very interesting keeper target. Not to take anything away from Wes Welker, but I view the Patriots’ offense as a bit plug and play. I really think that if Welker were to exit, they could put Edelman into his role and they would be able to move along without a hiccup.
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While there are certainly no signs that the Patriots want to let Welker go, I still have a hunch that he may be wearing different colors next year. The Hoodie is very tight with his cash and if he thinks he has a replacement, we’ve seen that he’s not afraid to let stars go (Richard Seymour, Deion Branch, etc.)
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At this point in the year, it is impossible to predict anything concrete about next year, but if Welker is gone, Edelman will easily be in my top 20 receivers for next year and even if he stays, I still see a nice, slightly useful year for Edelman.
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LaMichael James, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Year after year we hear about the demise of Frank Gore. He’s getting older, he’s getting slow, but unlike Michael Turner, he doesn’t seem to be getting fatter. No matter, Frank Gore is headed for a cliff one of these years. After a resurgence this season, I can’t help but think it’s going to be next year. To be opportunistic, I would most certainly grab Lamichael James.
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I absolutely love James’ talent. I think he is one of the most gifted runners in the NFL and is one shot away from being not only a fantasy stud but a NFL superstar also. He was undeniably successful at Oregon and has looked good in limited work this season for the 49ers. Once you get to the end of your draft and you’re just looking for upside, I would definitely give him a look, he has top-15 upside.
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Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego Chargers
Brown is a guy that I have always liked. I’m not sure what it is about him, but I think he is a very good NFL-level wide receiver. I liked him coming into this season but an ankle injury derailed any hope of a breakout this year. Because of this, I will go back to the well and call for it in 2013.
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I’m not sure if anyone has noticed but Philip Rivers has been really, really bad this year. I would be very surprised if the Chargers didn’t address the position in the off-season, either by bringing in someone new or a coach to fix Rivers. Either way, a better effort out of the quarterback position could lead to a massive year for both Denario Alexander and Vincent Brown. Quietly, the Chargers have put together a nice little receiving core with the two of them and I think that their offense may be good enough next year to sustain both of them from a fantasy perspective.
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Click here to see the Stoppage Time Sports QB Super Sleeper (end of the article).
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Jordan answers all fantasy questions on Twitter @jordan_hall23 or #stsfantasy

Sleepers
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Posey has the tools, but it’s a matter of opportunity. He did struggle with his brief taste of the bigs last year going 2 for 17 (.118). He did however, go a combined 137 for 422 (.325) for A+ San Jose and Triple-A Fresno last year.He added 84 runs, 18 HRs, 80 RBIs, and 6 SBs. Bengie Molina has a hold on the starting catcher gig, but he turns 36 in June, which makes him more susceptible to injury. At the very least, Posey should get another shot in September. He’s also played a little at first bases this spring. If the Giants feel they want his bat in the lineup, the added flexibility could hurry the call along.

Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
Santana is another one that will start the year in the minors. Unlike Posey, Santana doesn’t have such a proven vet standing in his way. The highest level Santana has reached is Double-Akron. He tore it up for them hitting .290 with 91 runs, 23 HRs, and 97 RBIs last year. If he proves that he can handle Triple-A he could get the call sooner rather than later. 

Stash these guys on your bench if you can. Otherwise snatch them up when they get the call. In the meantime you can use these guys to keep your roster spot warm.

John Baker, Florida Marlins
He won’t kill your average and has been successful scoring and driving in runs in his brief MLB career. He has a little bit of power.

Rod Barajas, New York Mets
It’s doubtful he can match his 2009 production, but he’s starting for the Mets. He’s OK as a second catcher.

Ryan Doumit, Pittsburgh Pirates
We covered him in the bounceback catchers article (click here to read). Health concerns are his downfall, but they are also the reason you can get him at a discounted rate.

Ramon Hernanez, Cincinnati Reds
Last year didn’t go so well for Ramon with the Reds, but he can hit. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s much better this year.

Chris Iannetta and Miguelo Olivo, Colorado Rockies
They have to share Colorado catcher duties, but both have good power. If one of them goes down, the other’s value will quickly climb.

A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago White Sox
There’s nothing flashy about A.J., but he’s a solid source for BA, R, HR, and RBIs. 

Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Phillies
It’s easy to overlook Ruiz because of his talented teammates, but he showed a little pop in his bat last year.

Fantasy Football Sleepers

10 August 2008

I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a third string QB can’t make a nice pass in practice without the world knowing about it.  That said, here is a list of players that I feel will exceed expectations this season.

Quarterbacks
Jake Delhomme – Delhomme was having an outstanding season before getting hurt last year.  He should be good to go and ready to bounce back in a big way.  There are around 15 QBs that are ranked higher or taken before him in mock drafts.  He has one of the game’s elite WRs in Steve Smith.  They added a pair of quality WRs in Muhsin Muhammad and D.J. Hackett.  Assuming he and his weapons can stay healthy, there is no reason he can’t return to the land of Top Ten QBs.

Vince Young – Last year VY was one of the guys I thought were going to bust.  This year I’m selecting him to pick himself up, dust himself off, and turn in a decent year.  He finally has a go-to-guy in Alge Crumpler, who jived well with another athletic QB.  I’d like to see him make some more plays with his feet. 

Alex Smith – Fool me one, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  I predicted good things from Alex Smith last year.  To say he let me down is an understatement.  Instead of avoiding him like the plague though, I’ll give him another shot to prove himself.  Naturally, he’ll need to stay healthy and fend off Shaun Hill.  If he manages to do both he could be in line for a sneaky season.  Vernon Davis should be better in his third season.  They added Isaac Bruce and Bryant Johnson so at least he has some weapons to work with.  Throw Mike Martz into the mix and you see the stars beginning to align.  If you want further proof, check out their last four games.  In Week 13 when you’re looking to secure your playoff spot he faces Buffalo.  In the fantasy playoffs he goes against the Jets, Miami, and St. Louis.  Stop drooling.

JaMarcus Russell – He got a little taste of the NFL last year.  He has the physical tools to be a good QB in the league.  It will depend on how quickly he can pick up the mental aspect of the game.  If Javon Walker can be a factor, his progression will be that much easier.  That said, he still has Zach Miller, who he vibed well with last year.  He can be Russell’s security blanket.  I wouldn’t take Russell until deep in the draft, but he could be a pleasant surprise for whoever is willing to give him a chance.

Tarvaris Jackson – The acquisiton of Bernard Berrian gives T-Jack a deep threat.  Sidney Rice looked decent at times last year.  He is a big target and can be the red zone guy.  Bobby Wade did well last year, and should be more comfortable sliding into the slot.  T-Jack has a good line and a solid ground game.  They will basically beg him to pass.  If he can show any poise, he could have a nice, solid season.

Deeper Sleepers
Joe Flacco
– If Baltimore’s season is in the tank, they could start developing Flacco.
Shaun Hill – If he can overcome Alex Smith’s contract and lofty expectations, he could be the SF slinger.
Brodie Croyle – WIth Gonzo and Dwayne Bowe he has options.  If the ground game can return, he could be serviceable.

Running Backs
Justin Fargas
– A lot of people assume that the addition of Darren McFadden means the end for Justin Fargas.  I couldn’t disagree more.  He was an 1000 yard back last year on a rotten team.  He’ll likely be penciled in as the starter while Run DMC gets accustomed to the NFL, it’s speed, blocking assignments, etc.  Plus, McFadden has had a great deal of success sharing the backfield.  Why change that up?  I don’t see another 1000 yard year from Fargas, but 800-1000 total yards isn’t without question.  Neither will likely get the red zone carries as Michael Bush looks ready to contribute. 

Steve Slaton – Right now he’s #3 in the depth chart behind Ahman Green and Chris Brown.  Durability has been an issue for both of those RBs though, which could bode well for the rookie out of West Virginia.  Even if just one of them go down, Slaton could stand to receive a fair amount of work.  He has a lot to overcome, but Slaton is a decent risk to contribute down the stretch.

LaMont Jordan – Getting cut by the Raiders of all teams has to sting.  However, LaMont couldn’t have landed in a better situation.  New England almost always takes teams’ castoffs and turns them into serviceable players.  He’ll be buried initially in the depth chart behind Maroney, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk, but his versatility could earn him some touches.  He is a big, strong back (5′10, 230 lbs) who has exceptional hands out of the backfield.  If Maroney and Morris struggle at the line, he could get a shot at that.  If Faulk struggles or misses time, Jordan can fill that void.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Faulk and Jordan used together in third-down packages. 

Darren Sproles – With Michael Turner moving on to greener pastures (at least according to his bank account), Sproles gets the envious task of backing up the best RB in the game.  The recipe could be similar for Sproles.  The Chargers light teams up early, and then run them into submission.  Sproles is quick and could hit some Home Runs.  He averaged 10.9 yards per carry last year, which is an indication of his big play ability.  If something terrible were to happen to LT, he would be one of the most sought after pickups in the league.

Pierre Thomas – If Deuce McAllister’s health is an issue this year, Pierre Thomas suddenly has some fantasy merit again.  He didn’t do much last year, but he finished the 2007 with a bang running for 105 yards on 20 carries and 12 receptions for 121 yards against the Chicago Bears.  That could have been a fluke, especially when you consider it was the season’s final game, but it’s worth taking notice. 

Deeper Sleepers
Jacob Hester – If Sproles gets hurt or is unable to handle to workload as LT’s backup, rookie Jacob Hester could be given a shot.
Jamaal Charles – If LJ struggles, the rookie out of Texas could be given a shot.
Brandon Jackson – He was supposed to win the job last year.  If Grant continues to holdout or gets hurt, Jackson can get another chance.
DeAngelo Williams – Jonathan Stewart will be drafted ahead of him, but if he struggles to catch on, DeAngelo could surprise a lot of people.

Wide Receivers
Anthony Gonzalez
– OK, he’s not a sleeper to most fantasy football fans, but I see Anthony Gonzalez leapfrogging a lot of WRs that will be picked in front of him.  With Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, and Dallas Clark demanding attention, Gonzalez will be the posion most defenses will pick.

Nate Burleson – Nate had a rough start to his Seattle Seahawk career.  He turned it on down the stretch last year though grabbing five TDs in the last five weeks.  He meshed well with Hasselbeck, and should be his go-to-guy this year.

Sidney Rice – I thought Rice was decent at times last year.  His numbers would have been even better if his QB (T-Jack) could have hit him when he was open.  With Bernard Berrian working the deep routes and Bobby Wade working the slot, Rice could find himself with plenty of opportunities.  I like his size (6′4″) in the red zone.

Bryant Johnson – Bryant is going from Third Fiddle to First Fiddle in San Francisco.  He’s also moving to a Mike Martz offense.  With Isaac Bruce taking some of the pressure off, he should have a solid year by the Bay.

Ted Ginn, Jr.  – If his small frame can avoid big hits, he could be a nice surprise for fantasy owners.  He’s super quick and has big game ability.  He just needs to stay focused.  He should be playing from behind quite a bit increasing his opportunties. 

Deeper Sleepers
James Hardy
– Dude is 6′7′.  He should be money in the goal line for the Bills.
Devin Hester – Is this the year he does better at WR than KR since he’ll be avoided at all costs in the return game?
Jacoby Jones – Has the build (6′2″, 210 lbs).  Does he have the game?
Troy Williamson – Will he finally produce or will he just produce more drops?
Devard Darling – Will the move from Baltimore pay off like Priest Holmes?  Ha.  Could be decent though.
Robert Meachem – Flopped as a Rookie.  Will he show strides in Year 2?
Chad Jackson – Big and fast and plays for Tom Brady.  Good combo.
DeSean Jackson – Rookie for Philly could have solid Freshman Year.
Limas Sweed – Big Red Zone target for Big Ben.
Devin Thomas/Malcolm Kelly – Washington’s Rookie Wideouts could be produce.  Kelly bigger red zone threat.

Tight Ends
Owen Daniels
– Owen will likely be the 8th-10th Tight End taken in drafts, but could end up being a Top 5 TE.  He’s got great hands and is the second best target on the Texans behind Andre Johnson. 

Vernon Davis – Here’s another Top 5 candidate.  He has the size and speed.  Now if he can just stay healthy.  Having pass-happy Mike Martz on board should help his progress.

Greg Olsen – With Benard Berrian gone, Olsen is probably the Bears best option in the air attack (I use that term loosely).  If Orton wins the job, Olsen will probably be leaned on even more.  He’s a sneaky good pickup.

Zach Miller – Zach is another second-year TE that intrigues me.  He meshed well with JaMarcus Russell and could be in store for a solid fantasy season.  He also may be his team’s best receiving target.

Deeper Sleepers
Kevin Boss –
They got rid of Shockey because of his Super Bowl catch.  Oh, and the whole attitude thing.
John Carlson – Rookie out of Notre Dame could win the starting job in Seattle.

I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a third string TE can’t make a nice catch in practice without the world knowing about it.  That said, here is a list of TEs that I feel will exceed expectations this season.

Owen Daniels – Owen will likely be the 8th-10th Tight End taken in drafts, but could end up being a Top 5 TE.  He’s got great hands and is the second best target on the Texans behind Andre Johnson. 

Vernon Davis – Here’s another Top 5 candidate.  He has the size and speed.  Now if he can just stay healthy.  Having pass-happy Mike Martz on board should help his progress.

Greg Olsen – With Benard Berrian gone, Olsen is probably the Bears best option in the air attack (I use that term loosely).  If Orton wins the job, Olsen will probably be leaned on even more.  He’s a sneaky good pickup.

Zach Miller – Zach is another second-year TE that intrigues me.  He meshed well with JaMarcus Russell and could be in store for a solid fantasy season.  He also may be his team’s best receiving target.

Deeper Sleepers
Kevin Boss –
They got rid of Shockey because of his Super Bowl catch.  Oh, and the whole attitude thing.
John Carlson – Rookie out of Notre Dame could win the starting job in Seattle.

I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a fourth string WR can’t make a one-handed grab in practice without the world knowing about it.  That said, here is a list of WRs that I feel will exceed expectations this season.

Anthony Gonzalez – OK, he’s not a sleeper to most fantasy football fans, but I see Anthony Gonzalez leapfrogging a lot of WRs that will be picked in front of him.  With Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, and Dallas Clark demanding attention, Gonzalez will be the posion most defenses will pick.

Nate Burleson – Nate had a rough start to his Seattle Seahawk career.  He turned it on down the stretch last year though grabbing five TDs in the last five weeks.  He meshed well with Hasselbeck, and should be his go-to-guy this year.

Sidney Rice – I thought Rice was decent at times last year.  His numbers would have been even better if his QB (T-Jack) could have hit him when he was open.  With Bernard Berrian working the deep routes and Bobby Wade working the slot, Rice could find himself with plenty of opportunities.  I like his size (6’4″) in the red zone.

Bryant Johnson – Bryant is going from Third Fiddle to First Fiddle in San Francisco.  He’s also moving to a Mike Martz offense.  With Isaac Bruce taking some of the pressure off, he should have a solid year by the Bay.

Ted Ginn, Jr.  – If his small frame can avoid big hits, he could be a nice surprise for fantasy owners.  He’s super quick and has big game ability.  He just needs to stay focused.  He should be playing from behind quite a bit increasing his opportunties. 

Deeper Sleepers
James Hardy
– Dude is 6’7′.  He should be money in the goal line for the Bills.
Devin Hester – Is this the year he does better at WR than KR since he’ll be avoided at all costs in the return game?
Jacoby Jones – Has the build (6’2″, 210 lbs).  Does he have the game?
Troy Williamson – Will he finally produce or will he just produce more drops?
Devard Darling – Will the move from Baltimore pay off like Priest Holmes?  Ha.  Could be decent though.
Robert Meachem – Flopped as a Rookie.  Will he show strides in Year 2?
Chad Jackson – Big and fast and plays for Tom Brady.  Good combo.
DeSean Jackson – Rookie for Philly could have solid Freshman Year.
Limas Sweed – Big Red Zone target for Big Ben.
Devin Thomas/Malcolm Kelly – Washington’s Rookie Wideouts could be produce.  Kelly bigger red zone threat.

I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a fourth string RB can’t make a DB miss in practice without the world knowing about it.  That said, here is a list of RBs that I feel will exceed expectations this season.

Justin Fargas – A lot of people assume that the addition of Darren McFadden means the end for Justin Fargas.  I couldn’t disagree more.  He was an 1000 yard back last year on a rotten team.  He’ll likely be penciled in as the starter while Run DMC gets accustomed to the NFL, it’s speed, blocking assignments, etc.  Plus, McFadden has had a great deal of success sharing the backfield.  Why change that up?  I don’t see another 1000 yard year from Fargas, but 800-1000 total yards isn’t without question.  Neither will likely get the red zone carries as Michael Bush looks ready to contribute. 

Steve Slaton – Right now he’s #3 in the depth chart behind Ahman Green and Chris Brown.  Durability has been an issue for both of those RBs though, which could bode well for the rookie out of West Virginia.  Even if just one of them go down, Slaton could stand to receive a fair amount of work.  He has a lot to overcome, but Slaton is a decent risk to contribute down the stretch.

LaMont Jordan – Getting cut by the Raiders of all teams has to sting.  However, LaMont couldn’t have landed in a better situation.  New England almost always takes teams’ castoffs and turns them into serviceable players.  He’ll be buried initially in the depth chart behind Maroney, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk, but his versatility could earn him some touches.  He is a big, strong back (5’10, 230 lbs) who has exceptional hands out of the backfield.  If Maroney and Morris struggle at the line, he could get a shot at that.  If Faulk struggles or misses time, Jordan can fill that void.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Faulk and Jordan used together in third-down packages. 

Darren Sproles – With Michael Turner moving on to greener pastures (at least according to his bank account), Sproles gets the envious task of backing up the best RB in the game.  The recipe could be similar for Sproles.  The Chargers light teams up early, and then run them into submission.  Sproles is quick and could hit some Home Runs.  He averaged 10.9 yards per carry last year, which is an indication of his big play ability.  If something terrible were to happen to LT, he would be one of the most sought after pickups in the league.

Pierre Thomas – If Deuce McAllister’s health is an issue this year, Pierre Thomas suddenly has some fantasy merit again.  He didn’t do much last year, but he finished the 2007 with a bang running for 105 yards on 20 carries and 12 receptions for 121 yards against the Chicago Bears.  That could have been a fluke, especially when you consider it was the season’s final game, but it’s worth taking notice. 

Deeper Sleepers
Jacob Hester – If Sproles gets hurt or is unable to handle to workload as LT’s backup, rookie Jacob Hester could be given a shot.
Jamaal Charles – If LJ struggles, the rookie out of Texas could be given a shot.
Brandon Jackson – He was supposed to win the job last year.  If Grant continues to holdout or gets hurt, Jackson can get another chance.
DeAngelo Williams – Jonathan Stewart will be drafted ahead of him, but if he struggles to catch on, DeAngelo could surprise a lot of people.

I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a third string QB can’t make a nice pass in practice without the world knowing about it.  That said, here is a list of QBs that I feel will exceed expectations this season.

Jake Delhomme – Delhomme was having an outstanding season before getting hurt last year.  He should be good to go and ready to bounce back in a big way.  There are around 15 QBs that are ranked higher or taken before him in mock drafts.  He has one of the game’s elite WRs in Steve Smith.  They added a pair of quality WRs in Muhsin Muhammad and D.J. Hackett.  Assuming he and his weapons can stay healthy, there is no reason he can’t return to the land of Top Ten QBs.

Vince Young – Last year VY was one of the guys I thought were going to bust.  This year I’m selecting him to pick himself up, dust himself off, and turn in a decent year.  He finally has a go-to-guy in Alge Crumpler, who jived well with another athletic QB.  I’d like to see him make some more plays with his feet. 

Alex Smith – Fool me one, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  I predicted good things from Alex Smith last year.  To say he let me down is an understatement.  Instead of avoiding him like the plague though, I’ll give him another shot to prove himself.  Naturally, he’ll need to stay healthy and fend off Shaun Hill.  If he manages to do both he could be in line for a sneaky season.  Vernon Davis should be better in his third season.  They added Isaac Bruce and Bryant Johnson so at least he has some weapons to work with.  Throw Mike Martz into the mix and you see the stars beginning to align.  If you want further proof, check out their last four games.  In Week 13 when you’re looking to secure your playoff spot he faces Buffalo.  In the fantasy playoffs he goes against the Jets, Miami, and St. Louis.  Stop drooling.

JaMarcus Russell – He got a little taste of the NFL last year.  He has the physical tools to be a good QB in the league.  It will depend on how quickly he can pick up the mental aspect of the game.  If Javon Walker can be a factor, his progression will be that much easier.  That said, he still has Zach Miller, who he vibed well with last year.  He can be Russell’s security blanket.  I wouldn’t take Russell until deep in the draft, but he could be a pleasant surprise for whoever is willing to give him a chance.

Tarvaris Jackson – The acquisiton of Bernard Berrian gives T-Jack a deep threat.  Sidney Rice looked decent at times last year.  He is a big target and can be the red zone guy.  Bobby Wade did well last year, and should be more comfortable sliding into the slot.  T-Jack has a good line and a solid ground game.  They will basically beg him to pass.  If he can show any poise, he could have a nice, solid season.

Deeper Sleepers
Joe Flacco
– If Baltimore’s season is in the tank, they could start developing Flacco.
Shaun Hill – If he can overcome Alex Smith’s contract and lofty expectations, he could be the SF slinger.
Brodie Croyle – WIth Gonzo and Dwayne Bowe he has options.  If the ground game can return, he could be serviceable.


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