The 2011 fantasy football season is just about a week away, and despite the finalization of many fantasy football drafts, there are still a few that haven't even begun yet which is perfect timing to talk about some late-round rookie sleepers.
What I will not do is focus on the Dynasty or Keeper value in this particular slideshow, rather, simply focus on who's the smart grab in the later rounds of your drafts for all the newcomers to fantasy football.
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I think one of the more obvious mentions here is Washington's Helu who I think will eventually earn the starting job for the Redskins.
I like the fact that the team has faith in fellow running back Tim Hightower, but I don't like Hightower's reliability to be a lead back for 16 games, especially with Helu doing as well as he is in camp and preseason right now.
I've been watching Helu go as early as a 12th-round selection, but the trend has been toward the very back making him a value grab if he goes that late.
The Lions have been champing at the bit to deploy a three-wide receiving threat in Detroit, and they feel as if they have the final piece to do so in Titus Young.
The 5'11", 174-pounder is one of the more athletic receivers in the league right now, and he has shown great promise not only as a deep threat but also as a viable option over the middle in the slot.
A double value potential with a high ceiling for pennies on the dollar.
Pat Angerer is the prototypical Colts linebacker, and according to Colts president Bill Polian he is the Colts' future as well.
Polian has already confirmed on Colts.com that Angerer is the eventual replacement for the 31-year-old Gary Brackett, but fantasy owners should be taking a look at him now and possibly stashing him away after grabbing him late.
The Colts play a version of cover-2 that heavily favors linebackers within the Colts system (Michael Peterson, David Thornton and Cato June are three IDP players who come to memory as proof) so grabbing Angerer now makes a lot of sense.
You can also expect Angerer to see some playing time this season.
Randall Cobb is an intriguing player to consider in the later rounds of your drafts and one player that should be on your radar now.
For those of you in leagues that reward points for return yardage, Cobb will have immediate low-scale value.
But for those looking for an explosive receiver in the Packers' mighty offense that has nothing but upside down the road, Cobb is your man.
Cobb will be a dual-qualifier and can play both on the outside and in the slot.
He was already known for his receiving prowess, but his fantasy stock continues to rise as well making Lance Kendricks a tasty late-round sleeper.
But it isn't just his camp or preseason performance that has his value rising but also the fact that Michael Hoomanawanui just can't stay healthy and is now to not only miss two weeks with a strained calf but is also expected to be listed as day-to-day after then.
If Kendricks turns it on early, he'll remain the starter, and you'll be with one of the best late-round value picks this season.
Greg Little has shown some ups and downs in camp and preseason but really nothing more than par-for-the-course when it comes to a rookie.
His athleticism, size and speed are what's attractive, and with a little more work, you can expect Little to be producing solid numbers by year's end.