Best Sleepers Outside the Top 100
The negative is that offensive guru Josh McDaniels is no longer in St. Louis, but the good news is that Amendola is healthy again and ready to hit the field. He was a popular sleeper last year mostly because of McDaniels and the fact that Bradford needed a go-to receiver and he seemed like the best option, but after an early season-ending injury last year, you barely heard his name again. Well despite the big disappointment in St. Louis last season, Sam Bradford is still a very solid quarterback at the end of the day, and Amendola has shown more potential to be that top-receiver than anyone else in St. Louis – 85 receptions in 2010. And every number one receiver needs to be owned in fantasy leagues no matter how bad the team is doing.
KENDALL WRIGHT, WR, TENNESSEE TITANS
I think the rookie wide receiver with the best shot to make a big fantasy difference this year isn’t Blackmon or Floyd or Alshon Jeffery. To me, it’s Kendall Wright. He’s shown solid chemistry with new starter Jake Locker in preseason and should have plenty of time on the field when the season begins. Kenny Britt is an extremely talented receiver, but he can never stay on the field, while Nate Washington is consistently solid but never anything spectacular. I think Wright has big play potential and if the Titans turn a few heads this season, don’t be surprised if Wright is one of the reasons.
DAVONE BESS, WR, MIAMI DOLPHINS
As mentioned above with Amendola, number-one wide receivers need to be on fantasy rosters. Bess is the most experienced wide-out in Miami now that Marshall is gone, and he should see plenty of rookie Ryan Tannehill’s throws coming his way this year. I’ve never viewed him as anything more than a decent number two receiver, but in ppr leagues especially, Bess could really come in handy. And if Tannehill proves to be the answer in Miami, then someone out there’s going to be reaping the benefits, and I’ll bet on Bess over anyone else on the Dolphins receiving team.