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Duds and Sleepers for Week 1

Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:07 am
 
Here's my take on the one dud and sleeper for this weeks games based on the Sportsline average rankings.  This is to help you if you have a tweener at a position but I would start any of my sleepers over my dud's if it was my team.  Of course without knowing your team this can only be a guideline but I'll take any specific scenarios if you want to throw them at me.  Why listen to me? My success of making the playoffs every year and my championships speaks for itself.


Sleeper - Matt Ryan - Although the Steelers have a great defense, it is better against the run then the pass.  The Steelers QB situation should allow the Falcons plenty of offensive opporunities.  The Falcons will have trouble on the ground but will make up for it with success by air. Expect Ryan to start his breakout season with 250+ and 2 TD's, which puts him in the top 7 versus the sportsline consensus.


Dud-

Carson Palmer - T.O. appears and combined with Chad and all of a sudden they are going to have one of the best WR tandems in the NFL?  Don't think so.  I think NE will dominate on defense and contain Benson and the reality show duo.  Palmer has a rough outing in his first game with a couple of turnovers and maybe 1 TD. 

RB's

Sleeper -  Marion Barber - While Romo may have a tough time passing against the Redskins, Marion Barber's tough hard rushing style will  produce some big plays.  Even with a RBBC he's still the #1 RB and will still get the goal line carries.  Look for Barber to post 60+ yards and 1-2 TD's putting him at 12 + points for the week.  This puts Barber in the top 11 and possibly better versus the consensus.

Duds - Jamaal Charles - Loved this guy last year as he lead me to the Super Bowl but as talented as he is expect him to be as inconsistant as Michael Turner this year.  With a matchup against the tough SD D, I see JC getting completely shut down.  Less then 10 points this week dropping JC outside of the top 20.

WR

Sleeper- Malcom Floyd - Maybe the no brainer of the week.  With Rivers going against a week KC team and Malcom Floyd and the Chargers looking to prove they don't need Vincent Jackson expect Floyd to have a huge week.  100 yards and a TD puts Floyd in the top 5 this week.

Dud - Ocho Cinco - Sportsline has him ranked 11, but I wouldn't expect to see much this week as OC stays out of the endzone.

TE

Sleeper - Brent Celek - Look for Kolb's safety valve to have a strong game with 50 + yards and at least 1 TD he's a top 5 play this week versus the SL averages.  I'm expecting 12 or more points this week.

Dud - Chris Cooley - I'm not expecting much from the Redskins offense this year and especially not this game.  Running a 2 TE set with a great target in Fred Davis I expect Cooley to be up and down a lot this year but mostly down.  No TD's and not many yards.


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