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Week 3: 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 Alex Smith, Jacquizz Rodgers, Da'Rel Scott, Aaron Dobson, and Harry Douglas.


If you play in a deep league - 16 teams plus or have return yardage points in play - Keshawn Martin should already be on your radar. He should also be someone to watch more broadly seeing as he's Andre Johnson's immediate replacement should the Texans go-to guy not play this week due to a concussion suffered in Week 2. Martin has averaged 125 yards per game in returns so far this season and last week he also contributed 37 yards on two receptions. The 5-foot-11 target has sure hands and caught both passes that came his direction last week. I suspect we will see him start to see some more action as the season progresses; he could be an interesting bench player in deep formats.


Considering the Redskins' struggles covering the TE position - or any position for that matter through two games - Joseph Fauria could be a sneaky play against Washington this week. Additionally, Brandon Pettigrew's fumble and penalties last week are of concern for the team and he has been a non-factor. We're talking truly deep leagues here, but if Fauria plays as a second TE or gets snaps ahead of Pettigrew, he could surprise this week.


Coby Fleener has been on the fantasy radar since he was reunited with his college QB - Andrew Luck - in Indianapolis. However, he has failed to produce the big numbers that some expected. Fleener was only targeted once in Week 1 and hauled that in for a measly seven yards. Last week vs. Miami, he grabbed half of his eight targets and recorded 69 yards and a score. I think Fleener and Luck will find their groove this season and have some joint productivity, especially since Dwayne Allen is now out of the mix with season-ending surgery in his future. This week's addition of Trent Richardson makes for an interesting backfield in Indy and provides Luck with greater opportunites in play-action. The match-up this week at San Francisco is not that appealing, but I think Fleener might be an option Luck utilizes in some tight situations.

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Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.