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Week 10 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Josh Cribbs and Sleeper WRs You Must Start

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Josh Cribbs #16 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by Quentin Groves #52 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Michael DixonAnalyst IIINovember 10, 2011

Rejoice. There are no bye weeks this week. Every team in the NFL is playing. 

But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be keeping our eyes open for some good sleepers. At the receiver position, there are always some good players to pick up.

In some cases, the player may be worth picking up for a week. In others, the player may be a nice addition for the rest of the season. 

At any rate, these guys are available in well over half of ESPN leagues. If that applies to you, sign them. Even if you're loaded at receiver, these aren't guys that you want lined up against you.


Antonio Brown

Brown has been a dependable option for Ben Roethlisberger in each of the last three weeks. He's caught as least five passes in each of the last three games and gone for over 100 yards in two of them. In the one that he didn't, he had 67 yards and a touchdown.

Hines Ward will likely play, but it's hard to imagine he won't be used cautiously. Emmanuel Sanders is likely going to be out, so the targets will be there for Brown.

At this point, he's not a gamble. Right now, he's owned in just over 43 percent of ESPN leagues and starting in fewer than 15 percent of them. Those numbers are both too low.


Josh Cribbs

I have a simple question for you. Who is going to take targets away from Cribbs? Nobody. Do what you will with that information, but I would sign him.

He's had 50 yards or more in each of the last two games, and a touchdown. Those were against better secondaries than the one that the Rams will line up against him.

The Browns will look to get the ball in his hands. Once it's there, Cribbs is a threat to score at any time.


Steve Breaston

Here's another guy going against a secondary that leaves a lot to be desired. In this case, it's the Broncos. 

Breaston was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal game against the Dolphins, catching seven passes for 115 yards. 

Chances are good that he'll be targeted again. Dwayne Bowe is still the man in Kansas City to draw the best defenders of the opposition. When Denver's second tier defensive backs are lined up against you, it suggests that a good day is on the horizon.

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