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Every year, the fantasy Gods forget about certain players when they sit around and draw up their fantasy cheat sheets. They seem to forget about some players that we call sleepers. So who are these guys?
The middle round 3-7 of a draft is when you can win your league. Most people know who they will draft in the first two rounds, but when it comes to teh next few rounds, they get lost. Here is how you can dominate your league.
Ahman Green. In most drafts he is being drafted in the 50s and 60s. Many people are drafting DeAngelo Williams and Hines Ward ahead of him. If I had a choice, I would draft Ahman. He is the number one guy in Houston and Kubiak is a Shanahan clone; run, run, run. He can easily go over 1100 yards and score 8+ touchdowns.
Adrian Peterson. In most drafts, Minny's new RB is going in the 40s and 50s. Let's not kid ourselves, Adrian Peterson is probably the best athlete to come out of the draft this year. Extremely athletic, fast, big, punishing runner. He will be the starter in Minny, probably before the start of the season. Childress loves to run, see Ron Dayne's college career. Take him long before you even think about Marion Barber, Julius Jones, Cedric Benson. He should be a top 20 pick.
Deuce McAllister. Let's face it, Reggie Bush is not the starter and is still a stuational player. Deuce on the otherhand was a beast last year. Deuce had over 1000 yads and 10 touchdowns and is still healthy and running hard. We don't see Bush taking over, so Deuce should be drafted first. He is being drafted in the late 30s and 40s after WRs like Javon Walker, Andre Johnson and RBs like Cadillac Williams. If he is on the board, take him.
Anthony Gonzalez. The superstar from Ohio State may end up being the offensive rookie of the year. The best pure route running WR in the draft, he will excel in the Indy precise passing game. He is a big play, big game WR and can snatch balls like anyone. He is usually being drafted in the 150s, usually after WRs like Ronald Curry and Reggie Williams. He will be the new Brandon Stokely. He can easily rack up 800 maybe even 1000 yards, and 6-8 touchdowns.
Greg Jennings. Anyone who is watching Green Bay's training camp or watched last year, knows who Greg Jennings is. When he was healthy last year, people regretted picking Donald Driver. Greg Jennings is an amazing athlete and will be the number one receiver in Green Bay. Keep an eye on him. He is usually going in the 90s and low 100s.
Ben Roethlisberger: He looks like he will have a big year, and can be had in the late rounds. Their offense looks electrifying and they should really put up a lot of points. No one is really counting him in the top half of drafts, but probably should.
Tony Romo: Not as much of a sleeper as a few weeks ago, but Romo is on target with the Dallas offense and will be making some serious noise. Looking very good in preseason so far and the WRs love him. He will be abeast this year. Could easily end up being the No 1 fantasy QB.
Jason Witten: Anyone who has watched preseason knows that Witten is a serious threat. He is Romo's primary target on passing plays and if the only receiving tight end on the team. Sure, Fasano is used every once in a while, but Witten is the TE that you want to pick up. He is going in most leagues in the very late rounds and as the 7th or 8th tight end overall.
We will continue to add to this list. Keep checking back.