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If you are in a deep league, or want to keep an eye on a few potential Cleveland Browns sleepers, then here we go.
Cameron worked into the Browns' lineup last season after injuries to the other tight ends. Cameron finished the 2011 season with six catches for 33 yards.
The season statistics are not impressive under any standard but Cameron is a work in progress. He did not play a lot of college football and the athletically-gifted tight end possesses all the skills needed to dominant within the NFL.
Pat Shurmur may have even noticed the signs of Jordan Cameron’s potential. In an interview with the Akron Beacon Journal, Shurmur stated;
“The guy that looks way different is Jordan Cameron… Oh, gosh—the size—and he’s had a great offseason. He’s a guy that hadn’t played much football, so I think he’ll make a big improvement this year.”
As a Browns fan, I know I am tired of waiting for Evan Moore to have a breakout season. So with a solid offseason and preseason, Jordan Cameron can be the tight end that emerges as the replacement for Benjamin Watson.
Cameron still continues to be an undrafted fantasy football wild card, but an individual who owners should keep an eye on.
To call Hardesty’s NFL career unreliable is an understatement. Hardesty has experienced injuries upon injuries and been disappointing every time he has seen the football field.
But just maybe the addition of Trent Richardson and a healthy Brandon Jackson is exactly what Montario Hardesty needed.
As I mentioned before, I believe the Browns will place a carries limit on rookie running back Trent Richardson. One way they will try to keep Richardson from taking too many big hits is by allowing Montario Hardesty to be Richardson’s short-yardage back.
The Steelers have shown in the past with the combination of Jerome Bettis and Rashard Mendenhall that these short yardage backs are fantasy football vultures.
I can see Hardesty pilfering touchdowns away from Trent Richardson. This will not make Richardson’s fantasy football owners happy but it will make Hardesty a great late round sleeper choice.
Montario Hardesty is ranked as the 77th running back in the 2012 fantasy football class. If Shurmur and Childress see Hardesty as a short-yardage option, then he will out produce his current ranking and be a nice backup running back for any fantasy football owner.