Fantasy Football Sleepers: 2010 Wide Receivers

Jeff SockContributor IIAugust 27, 2010

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18: Center back Chris Houston #23 of the Atlanta Falcons breaks up a pass tended for wide receiver Johnny Knox #13 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter of the game at the Georgia Dome on October 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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We previously looked at my running backquarterback, and tight end sleepers. Now, we will take a look at my wide receiver sleepers.

We also have more sleepers and draft strategy advice for you along with our rankings.


Johnny Knox

Most pundits and magazines are pushing Devin Aromashodu as the sleeper WR to have for 2010 and with some good measure. He had a nice four-game stretch at the end of 2009.

The problem is that Aromashodu's skill set isn't a good match for the Mike Martz offense. Enter Johnny Knox. calls him "the diamond in the rough." I happen to agree them. Knox has the perfect combination of size, speed, and skill set to excel in Martz's system. He can become a Torry Holt clone. Plus having Cutler at QB doesn't hurt, either.


Jabar Gaffney

Week 16 2009 line score: Seven receptions, 69 yards, two TDs. Week 17 2009 line score: 14 receptions, 213 yards. Preseason 2010 Game 2: Six receptions for 98 yards.

I see a distinct pattern emerging here between Orton and Gaffney. Combine that with the fact that Brandon Marshall is now in Miami and Eddie Royal was a complete afterthought in the 2009 grand scheme of the offense, and you have more evidence to back Gaffney. But they brought in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, you say. Yes, those two will make an impact down the road. But for 2010, my Denver bet is on Jabar Gaffney.


Bernard Berrian

Harvin's headaches and Sidney Rice's hip injury/contract unhappiness leave the wide receiver position wide open in Minnesota. There were even some recent rumblings that Javon Walker might be signed. That's how desperate the situation at wide receiver is. Enter Bernard Berrian. Yes, he didn't do much in 2009, being overshadowed by the aforementioned Harvin and Rice. But Berrian now healthy again could be a big benefactor now, with both Harvin's and Rice's current woes and Brett Favre back at quarterback.