Fantasy Football Sleepers in 2009

May 19, 2022 0 Comments

The following players are likely to out-earn their ADP (average draft value).

QUARTERBACKS

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.

RUNNING BACKS

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.

WIDE RECEIVERS

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.

TIGHT ENDS

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.

KICKERS

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!

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

Vikings, Minnesota

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.