Monday, July 11, 2011

In this article I will be expanding on my previous article Fantasy Football Sleepers 2011 so be sure to read that article before you get started with this one. In this list I am only going to include 3 more fantasy football sleepers. Sleepers, as I told you in my previous article, are cruicial to your success in fantasy football. They are undervalued players who will out preform their ADP (average draft pick). Last year you could have picked Arian Foster in the middle rounds. If you did draft Foster last year then you had the biggest sleeper of the year as he ended up being number one overall in fantasy points. Sleepers, busts, and waiver wire pick-ups are the little things that win fantasy football leagues. The 3 sleepers I provide in this list are "deeper" then the previous sleepers I listed. The sleepers are ranked in no particular order, meaning that the numbers mean nothing.

More 2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers

  1. Mark Clayton, WR, STL - Clayton is a fairly under the radar fantasy football sleeper in 2011. In my mocks I am usually able to grab him nearing the final rounds of the draft. Last season at the beginning of the year Clayton was really putting up solid numbers with Bradford. Clayton got injured after only 5 games last season but in those 5 games he managed to put up 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. If you average that out it comes to 60 yards a game and 0.4 touchdowns. Pretty solid. I would consider drafting this guy in the late rounds of your draft.
  2. Roy Helu, RB, WAS - Helu is a rookie drafted out of Nebraska by the Redskins with the 105th overall pick. Helu is a fast, down hill runner who fits well into the system that the Redskins have. The other promising thing about this situation is that the Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is well known for taking inexperienced running backs, plugging them in and getting production in his zone blocking scheme. Helu will have to compete mainly with Ryan Torain, but Torain is very injury prone and is unlikely to make it through the season. The Redskins also drafted another rookie in the 6th round named Evan Royster. Helu is the favorite though to have the job by seasons end, but he may not start with it.
  3. Jerome Simpson, WR, CIN - In 2011 Simpson could end up being the Bengals number one WR, if not he is likely to at least secure the number two role. Simpson should put up solid fantasy numbers in 2011. Simpson is entering his 5th season. Last season when OchoCinco got injured for 2 games Simpson got the start and put up huge numbers. He managed 247 yards and 3 touchdowns in just those 2 games. The guy definitely has some potential. The receiving corp is likely to lose TO and possibly OchoCinco too but a lot is unknown still. The Bengals also drafted A.J. Green with the 4th overall pick. He is also likely to compete for the bulk of the passing game.
More sleepers are listed in the article Fantasy Football Sleepers 2011.


Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter!