Week 10: Sleepers
What year is it?! Well, Cotchery is playing like he's back on the Jets in the mid-90s. He came alive last weekend, catching seven passes for 96 yards and three scores. Don't expect that to continue; however, his playing time has been on a huge upswing. From Weeks 7 to 9, his snap count increased steadily from 28, to 43 and then 59. Something seemed to finally click for Ben Roethlisberger, who tossed four TDs in Week 9. He only had eight TDs in his previous seven games. If it was a fluke, Cotchery's fantasy value will return to irrelevancy, and if you'd rather wait-and-see, the increased snaps will be more predictive of future success. Fantasy owners will likely be hesitant to add Cotchery, so he should be yours for the taking.
Graham scored three times in Houston's first four games and went dark. Since replacing Owen Daniels, he has done a little something in each contest, but never enough to crack into TE2 territory. His 12.1 yards per reception average in his last three contests is very good compared to his peers. It's not close to the Gronkowski's of the world, however when you also add the upside Case Keenum provided this offense last week, there might be something brewing for the Texans. Graham will have a great opportunity in Week 10 facing Arizona. The Cards have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing TEs, including eight TDs. Graham won't have an easier shot to score big points.