2010 Fantasy Football Rookie Sleepers

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIJune 8, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Wide receiver Taylor Price of Ohio runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Everyone knows about some of the top tier rookie talent out there with Dez Bryant, Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best, etc., but it might be nice to discuss some sleeper rookie picks, especially for everyone who is in rookie draft only leagues and dynasty leagues.


Mike Williams : He is going to be a solid vertical threat in Tampa Bay now that Antonio Bryant is out of the picture. He has that big play ability and speed where he can break off a deep connection for TD. He has an outside chance of being the most productive WR in Tampa for 2010 with his deep threat ability. He is my favorite sleeper on this list.


Taylor Price : Size and speed, as well as playing for a team that will throw 50 times in a game. His current issue is when Welker returns (and it looks to be sooner rather than later), and how much work Torry Holt will steal from Price. If Welker takes longer to recover and Holt shows that he can't separate, then Price will explode on the scene in New England.


Carlton Mitchell : There is no doubt Mitchell is ready for the next level and could be a huge target for the Browns. The issue is with the QB in Cleveland, and if he can beat out Robiskie, who is showing a lot of promise this off-season. Keep an eye on Carlton—if he is given a chance to play, he could be a great late round steal in rookie drafts.


Eric Decker : Take away the foot injury and this kid can flat-out play. He is a bit more polished then Demaryious Thomas, and Denver's receiving corps is a bit wide open at this point. If he can get healthy again then he could be a threat in Denver.


James Starks : This man can move a pile and could easily be a great late round pick in your rookie and dynasty drafts. He should eventually be able to earn goal line duties. The only issue is that Green Bay loves to throw and are not known to be a heavy run-based offense.


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