2010 fantasy football draft guide: wide receiver WR sleepers. Welcome to the 2010 fantasy football season! Here are my top 3 wide receiver WR sleeper picks to begin the 2010 fantasy football season. Sleeper picks are based on a standard mixed NFC/AFC single season redraft fantasy football league for the 2010 season. Wide receiver WR sleeper picks are based on players who have a high probability of posting an increase in fantasy football stats for the 2010 season, with an outside possibility of that increase being significant. Wide receiver WR sleeper picks should be considered late round flyer draft picks in fantasy football drafts to begin the 2010 season. For additional fantasy football rankings and draft tools, check out my Blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports.
Wide Receiver (WR) Sleepers
Johnny Knox – Chi
As a 5th round rookie wide receiver last year, Knox emerged as one of the Bears top wide receivers in 2009. Boasting elite speed, Knox is an ideal target for the gun slinging Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Often found ranked around #40 among various fantasy football wide receiver rankings, Knox offers outstanding value and upside as a mid-round pick in fantasy football drafts entering the 2010 season. If you ask me, I would have no problem drafting Knox up around #30 or even #25 among WRs in my draft.
Kenny Britt – Ten
At 6-3, Britt has all the intangibles to become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during his career. After posting 700 receiving yards as a rookie last season with sketchy passers Kerry Collins and Vince Young throwing him the ball, it is too bad Britt does not have a good passing QB tossing him the ball this season. But if Vince Young can continue to improve and build upon his breakout season last year, then there is plenty of hope for Britt to continue to emerge as an excellent #1 wide receiver for the Titans. With a fantasy football ranking typically after #40 among wide receivers entering the 2010 season, Britt offers outstanding value and upside for fantasy teams, and he could easily become one of the best sleeper picks in 2010 fantasy football drafts this season.
Mike Wallace – Pit
Drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft in 2009, not much was expected from Wallace as a Steelers wide receiver during his rookie season last year. However Wallace clearly had other intentions, as he went on to become a starting WR for the Steelers while also emerging as one of their best receiving options. Teaming up with Hines Ward as a starter should ease a lot of pressure on Wallace as defenses will not be able to key on him, and having an up and coming running back in Rashard Mendenhall occupying defenses attention as well, Wallace should continue to get himself open in opposing secondary’s this season. On the downside, the off field troubles of starting QB Ben Roethlisberger are a bit of a concern, but overall it should not affect Wallace that much to hurt his prospects as a sleeper wide receiver in fantasy football leagues to begin the 2010 season.