Week 8: Super Sleepers (Page 2)

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Week 8: Super Sleepers

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Sam Bradford, Jonathan Dwyer, Daniel Thomas, Donnie Avery, and Chris Givens.


Brandon Stokley may not be as young as he once was, but don't let that scare you off. As a bye week fill in against the right opponent, Stokley could be a nice start. This weekend's matchup against the Saints is one such game. To start things off, Denver had their bye last week (which allowed some players an opportunity to recharge their battery). This couldn't have come at a better time for Stokley, who has scored a touchdown in three of the Broncos' last four games. In addition, Monday night's game against the Saints' 30th ranked pass defense makes for a nice matchup. New Orleans has allowed 12 passing touchdown this season, while allowing over 300 passing yards per game. With quarterback Peyton Manning under center and looking better than ever, you have to like Brandon's chances on Monday Night Football.


The Washington Redskins lost their top receiver -- Fred Davis -- to a season ending ruptured left Achilles tendon. Replacing him in the game against New York last Sunday was Logan Paulsen. The third year man out of UCLA went on to lead the team in receiving yards with four receptions for 76 yards. Paulsen may not have accounted for either of the Redskins' receiving touchdowns, but leading the team in receiving yards as the backup tight end is pretty good. If you've lost Davis or need a tight end to fill a bye week gap then Paulsen is a nice pick up. RGIII has been going to his tight ends on a regular basis all season and due to how well Logan played last week, we find it hard to believe this will change. Logan is available in nearly all fantasy leagues, so you shouldn't have a problem adding him to your roster this week.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve

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