2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 2

Ryan LesterSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2011

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:   Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins calls a play during a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 1.

Chad Henne, QB, Miami Dolphins:  Henne is coming off a 416 yard, two touchdown performance because he was playing from behind against the Patriots. Flash forward to Week 2 and that scenario should be in play once again as the Fins take on the Texans at home. He’s not going off for 400 again, but with his weapons (Marshall, Bush, Bess) he should be productive.

Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints:  Sproles ran for just seven yards on two carries, but had seven catches for 75 yards against the Packers last week. With Colston out Sproles could see additional looks. He’s a real nice sleeper in PPR leagues.

Ryan Grant, RB, Green Bay Packers:  Everybody is drinking the James Starks Kool-Aid, and for good reason, but don’t be surprised if Grant gets off against Carolina as the Packers showcase how deep and talented they are.

Michael Jenkins, Minnesota Vikings:  Surely the Vikings have to be more productive this week against the Bucs. Jenkins caught a touchdown in the opener and provides the best red zone threat in the passing game for the Vikes.

Earl Bennett, Chicago Bears:  Bennett wasn’t heavily involved in the opener with just two catches for 11 yards, but I could see him being more active across the middle against the Saints.

Greg Salas, St. Louis Rams:  Salas will take over slot duty for Danny Amendola, which could lead to plenty of targets. PPR league owners should be especially interested.

Lance Kendricks, St. Louis Rams:  If Kendricks can do a better job holding onto the football he could catch a few passes, especially in the red zone.

Cleveland Browns Defense/Special Teams:  Besides having Josh Cribbs who could break one any moment, the Browns face a Colts team that looked every bit like it would be in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes.


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