2011 Fantasy Football sleepers

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:29pm

Here are you Fantasy Football sleepers for the 2011 NFL season powered by http://www.whotostart.net

Quarterbacks

Sam Bradford (STL): He emerged last year as a rookie with a rag-tag group of WRs. This year he has Josh McDaniels, who turned Kyle Orton into a fantasy stud, directing him. He has better pass-catchers and a weak NFC West schedule.

Kevin Kolb (ARI): Finally gets his chance to lead an offense. Has probably the best WR in the game in Larry Fitzgerald, and like Bradford, has that easy NFC West schedule.

Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch (SEA): Had an inconsistent 2010 season, but exploded in the playoffs. Off-season offensive acquisitions should help the offense as a whole, and neither Justin Forsett nor Leon Washington are every-down backs. Lynch is a perfect flex option who could put up RB2 numbers.

Mike Tolbert (SDC): We already saw what the human bowling ball is capable of given the featured role. He's behind a potential bust in Ryan Mathews, and even if Mathews manages to stay healthy, the offense is potent and will utilize both backs.

Wide Receivers

Mike Thomas (JAC): Had 101 targets last season, and we expect at least 125 this season. He could turn those targets into 80-90 catches, which in a PPR league means big points. Regardless of it's the veteran David Garrard or the rookie Blaine Gabbert under center, Thomas is going to be the main receiving threat for the Jags.

Roy Williams (CHI): Williams was a pretty big bust in Dallas, but is now reunited with Mike Martz, who made him a fantasy stud in Detroit. QB Jay Cutler loves throwing to big, athletic WRs (like Brandon Marshall, who he had in Denver). And does he have something to prove? None of the other Bear WRs are really standing out right now, so Williams has the makings of a big time sleeper.

Tight Ends

Lance Kendricks (STL): Rookies may be even more behind the curve here but Kendricks is special, and has a QB who loves throwing to his TE. Sam Bradford made Jermaine Gresham a star at OU, and Kendricks could be the beneficiary here in the pros. Through three preseason games, he had 8 catches for 82 yards and 2 scores.

Tony Moeaki (KCC): Moeaki is an athletic TE with plenty of upside. The big guy out of Iowa had an impressive 73 targets as a rookie, and with Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston and hopefully an emerging Jonathan Baldwin taking pressure off the middle of the field, Moeaki could see himself open quite a bit.

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