With all the big name byes this week I won’t be suggesting any studs to sit, just Deep Sleepers you might want to consider.
Andy Dalton (CIN): Dalton is having a very nice young rookie campaign, and this week gets to play the Seahawks. The Seahawks are much better on defence than they are on offence, but I still believe Dalton can have a nice game. The Bengals defence should be able to harass the Seahawks and give alton plenty of chances.
John Beck (WAS): I had Beck as a start last week and he played pretty well throwing a TD and rushing one. This week I don’t have the same confidence in him, but he may be what you need for one week if your starter is on bye.
Roy Helu (WAS): Another Redskin’ sleeper for you guys. Tim Hightower is out for the season leaving the rushing attack to Torain and Helu. Torain is a massive injury risk and is likely share the workload with Helu in the coming weeks. Buffalo has a rather generous run defence.
Ben Tate (HOU): The Texans pounded the ball for 4 quarters against the Titans; Foster for over 200 and Tate for another 100. This week Houston plays Jacksonville in another divisional match up and has the potential to pound the ball effectively again. Jacksonville played great on Monday night against the Ravens, but on a short week against the Texans O-line I don’t expect them to hold up quite as well. Tate has potential for another good game as Fosters backup.
Pierre Thomas (NO): The Saints destroyed the Colts last week with Thomas able to gain 57 yards on 10 rushes while adding 5 catches for 68 yards. Rookie Mark Ingram who had a team leading 14 carries in that game suffered a foot injury and is questionable for this week. Should he not play Thomas could see an increase carries.
Emmanuel Sanders (PIT): I have Antonio Brown on my start list expecting him to get a number of opportunities against a weak New England secondary. Last week Brown had over 100 yards but it was Sanders who reeled in a TD while adding 56 yards. This week should be another high scoring game for the Steelers giving Sanders a chance to cash in again as well.
Jason Hill (JAX): Over the past 3 weeks Hill has caught 11 passes for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week the Jags play the Texans who just lost Daniel Manning to what could be a season ending leg injury. The Texas are very light at safety without Manning so look for Hill (or #1 Mike Thomas who has been underperforming) to try to expose the backups.
Braylon Edwards (SF): Braylon went out in week 2 with a Knee injury and is expected to be back in the San Fran line up this Sunday. It’s hard to trust a guy coming back from a multi week knee injury, but with Josh Morgan now out with an injury, Braylon could actually see some targets. Even if you don’t plan on starting him this week he’s not a bad waiver wire pickup.