Deep Dynasty Sleepers

lord opieContributor IMay 20, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 1:  Dominique Edison #19 of the Tennessee Titans is defended by Jason McCourty #30 during the team's minicamp on May 1, 2009 at Baptist Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

I'm only commenting on guys that could go in the 4th or later round of a 12-team offense only dynasty draft and some of these guys would be on your taxi/developmental squad for a year or two.


Arian Foster, HOU

Slaton's great, but what if he can't repeat or if he gets injured? There is no one on the team that is guaranteed to be the #2 RB. And there's a very small, but realistic chance that he actually steals the starting job from Slaton. That's hard to say about many rookie backs going to teams with a solid starting RB already.

Devin Moore, SEA

Unlike HOU, there isn't a solid starter here. Julius Jones likely keeps the job, but Moore will be the CoP and if you get points for special teams play, Moore could help there. And if JJ starts sucking, Moore will have a chance at the starting job.

Bernard Scott, CIN

If this kid was solid off-field, he'd have gone day one. But he needs to stay out of trouble. A late draft position yields great value for such upside.


Johnny Knox, CHI

Kid's pretty good, open competition in CHI and I am a Culter-lover.

Mike Thomas and Jaret Dilliard, JAC

One of these guys will likely go too late, grab him. Garrard is a much better FF QB than most give him credit for and with an improved OL, Jax will have a much better pass game this year. Defintely good to pair up with Holt, assuming you already have Holt. Get extra points for special teams? Thomas is likely to get more action there.

Kenny McKinley, DEN

After Eddie Royal and Brandon Marshall (who's questionable due to health (hip, hand) and off-field issues), there's a pretty good drop off. McKinley has the skills to get it done and will have every opportunity to compete immediately for the WR No. 3 spot, though it'll hard to immediately beat out Gaffney who knows the scheme better than anyone on the team.

Dominique Edison and Dudley Guice, TEN

Another open competition. Guice has just as good a chance to climb the depth charts to FF relevance as Edison and can be had much later. Or take both in the middle rounds for an increased chance at landing the next starting WR in TEN.


Nate Davis, SF

hill ISn't a lock at the starting gig. Even if Davis performs like he can and takes the starting job, it's a few years before FF relevance.

Tom Brandstater, DEN

A solid developmental QB with all the tools. Could be the starter in 2010 under a HC who is somewhat famous for improving or developing QBs. FF relevant in 2011?

Curtis Painter, IND

I really thought DEN would take this kid. When he's at his best, he's as good as anyone. Too bad his worst happens just as often.

I think IND loves Peyton so much, that retiring would strictly be on his term and that might happen after Painter's rookie contract is done. If you can hold a QB for five or six years before results start to happen, I think Painter could be the next stud.


James Casey, HOU 

A great, do everything TE who may even steal some running goal-line carries if the RBs have short-yardage issues. A definite handcuff for ODaniel's owners. A great taxi player if you've got room.

Davon Drew, BAL

The only lower tier TE whom I think has any kind of chance be the starter this year.

Have any sleepers that you'd like to share?