Week 10: PPR Watch
Sleeper - With Roethlisberger playing at a high level and throwing more than usual, this is a nice passing offense to own a piece of. I think a lot of people (myself included) thought Sanders might be a bigger part of the offense this year, unable to anticipate a veteran like Heath Miller taking on an unprecedented role. Now, with Antonio Brown looking unlikely to go in week 10, Sanders should be the next man up. Beware a little bit, the matchup against Kansas City sounds better than it really is. While the Chiefs have allowed a lot of touchdowns to wide receivers -- inflating their points against -- they've also allowed the fewest receptions. Overall Sanders is an excellent pickup for Brown owners, or anyone dealing with a bye that could use a receiver with solid upside. Grab him while you can, his value could go up considerably after this week should Brown miss additional time.
Sleeper - With both McFadden and Goodson likely out this week against the Ravens, Reece is going to be a popular pickup. To be honest, I was tempted to list Reece as a "confident" this week. Baltimore is one of the 10 worst defenses against the run, and giving up yardage in big chunks. Then reality set in. If a healthy Darren McFadden can't produce, why will Reese? And who can really be sure how much Taiwan Jones will be in the mix? So yeah... I'm not so confident, but he's still a very valid sleeper, particularly in PPR. Even with McFadden healthy, Reece is the 7th most targeted RB in the NFL, with 26 catches for 272 yards and a TD. McFadden has another 48 targets himself, so there should be tons of opportunity in the passing game for Reece, and that alone should give him a pretty high floor, even if the ceiling is probably lower than I'd like.