Fantasy Football Sleepers in 2009
The following players are likely to out-earn their ADP (average draft value).
Stafford, Matthew DET
He’s a quarterback that you can get in your last round, and though he’ll struggle at first, he could be a good option for you in November and December.
Leinart, Matt ARI
He proved that he was vastly improved in the preseason. Can the aging Kurt Warner stay healthy all year again? We don’t think so, and Leinart should flourish when Warner goes down.
rookies Wells, Beanie ARI and Brown, Donald IND
Both backs are second on the depth chart right now, but before long, they will become the featured backs of their respective teams, which makes them bargains where I’ve seen them go in some drafts (rounds seven and eight).
Rice, Ray BAL
He won’t score many touchdowns, but he should catch many passes and run well between the twenties. If he’s sitting there in Round 5 or even 6 in PPR leagues, you have to take him.
Davis, James CLE
We fully expect him to take over for Jamal Lewis before long, which makes him a very reasonable gamble in the tenth round, though you could probably even get him later.
James, Edgerrin SEA
Yes, he’s sort of washed up, but he’s been going late. He should get the goal line carries right away, and he could pass Julius Jones on the depth chart soon.
Walter, Kevin HOU
He’s a great fantasy WR3 to nab in the ninth round, as he flies under the radar behind Andre Johnson, and Walter has a knack for big games.
Ginn, Jr., Ted MIA
He apparently matured this offseason. Though he’s in a conservative offense, he’s their number one wide receiver and has a shot at putting up better numbers than his ADP would indicate.
rookies Harvin, Percy MIN and Nicks, Hakeem NYG
Harvin should contribute right away, and Nicks may take more time. Each has a shot at making the rookie impact that Desean Jackson made in 2008.
Schilens, Chaz OAK
He was clearly the best wide receiver on the Raiders in the preseason. His injury has dropped his ADP way down. Draft him, stash him, and reap the rewards a few weeks into the season.
Williamson, Troy JAC
He has teased us before, but if you give him one more try with a late draft pick this year, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Miller, Zach OAK
Given their wide receiver situation, Miller could be an absolute monster for the Raiders this year. Nabbing him in the tenth round is a very smart move, no matter what tight ends are already on your roster.
Davis, Vernon SF
The 49ers coaching staff has specifically stated that they want Davis to emerge this year. He has the talent to do so and is going very late in drafts.
Longwell, Ryan MIN
He’s in a great position to be the league’s ค่าคอมแทงบอล ufabet leading point-scorer this season and is being drafted late.
Carney, John NO
He may lose his job when Garrett Hartley returns, but you have to like being able to draft the kicker in such a high-powered offense with your last pick of the draft. Week 1 against the Lions is such a great match-up!
They’re an elite defense that you can have in Round 11, a couple rounds after the Steelers and Ravens, but in truth, almost as good.
Saints, New Orleans
If you’re feeling gutsy, draft them with your last pick, as they could rack up points against the hapless Lions and their rookie quarterback in Week 1.