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Why You Should Get Them: Call me crazy for picking a TM to be a sleeper, but this one is a good one. Two years ago the Saints were one of the top defenses in terms of fantasy football; they forced a lot of turnovers and had a lot of defensive touchdowns. The next year, however, they really dropped off.
This year I see big things for this defense. They didn't add anybody to their secondary to add more interceptions, but this group has a lot of potential. Three out of the four guys are back from the 2009 season. Greer, Porter and Harper are keys to this defense. Sharper was the big name in 2009, but this is Malcom Jenkins's year. He is an emerging star who showed flashes of his Sharper potential. Just ask Sam Bradford or Roy Williams.
It's not the addition of the secondary that will force the INTs, it's the beefed up front seven that will get these guys what they want. Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin are notable additions the Saints have added this year. Rogers has been one of the premier pass rushing DTs in the league for the past couple of years. He didn't do so well with the Browns, but with the Saints he will have a lot of talent around him and get back to his big play ability. These guys and Sedrick Ellis will cause havoc to QBs, as they will help out Jonathan Vilma, Cameron Jordan, Will Smith and Alex Brown get to the Quarterback. Who knows, maybe Junior Gallette could get a little action too.
The OLB competition in training camp is a good one. There will definitely be an upgrade at the position. Will Herring, Jonathon Casillas, Martez Wilson and Scott Shanle are all fighting for starter spots. This is a lot better than the group the Saints had last year. Also, they have expressed interest in Matt Roth who is a pass rush specialist.
With all these key changes to the Saints defense, I see a lot of potential out of the TM to get back to their 2009 form.
Where You Should Get Them: As soon as teams start drafting TMs, keep your eye out. The Saints will not go first off the board so you will most likely see them down the board when people start picking up the Eagles and Packers. Get the Saints before the draft is over and you won't be sorry.