Pierre Thomas: Fantasy Sleeper That Could Awaken in 2010?

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IFebruary 24, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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By Derek Lofland.

Anyone that plays Fantasy Football is always looking for that unexpected player that is going to dominate the league. While it feels good to beat other Owners with a first round pick, nothing is sweeter than discovering a talent and using that passed-over player to dominate the league.

What makes it so hard to pick sleepers is that too often they do not come out of hibernation as expected, and what looked like a good bet on draft day turns into the first player to hit the waiver wire once the season begins. If these players were sure bets, we would not be talking about them as sleepers.

One player that many people were high on in 2009 that did not really deliver the fantasy boom that people expected was New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas. Thomas was a little-known running back that came onto people’s radars when in Week 17 of the 2007 season, he rushed 20 times for 105 yards and caught 12 passes for 121 yards and scored one touchdown in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears...

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