5 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 1 2014
Here are a five sleeper picks to consider as you set your fantasy football Week 1 lineups.
1. Carson Palmer, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
Palmer makes a great start against San Diego’s near dead-last ranked pass defense. He’s got fantastic weapons in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, who should thrive as well. Additionally if Andre Ellingon is out (foot), Palmer will throw the rock even more. If you’ve got Cam Newton with his bum ankle as your starter, or you don’t like your primary quarterback’s matchup, give Palmer a try.
Fantasy experts HELP! I'm thinkin of sitting A Rod vs Seattle to start Carson Palmer vs Chargers… I need help lol
— JoseCastios00 (@JoseCastios00) September 4, 2014
2. Anquan Boldin, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers
With Michael Crabtree suffering from yet another leg injury, this time his calf, he may be sitting out or limited. If this is the case, Anquan Boldin will see increased targets from Colin Kaepernick as they play the Dallas Cowboys swiss-cheesy defense.
— NFL Injury News (@NFLInjuryNws) September 4, 2014
3. Fred Jackson, Running Back, Buffalo Bills
Jackson faces the Chicago Bears defense who last year were awful at defending the position. Look for Jackson who outplayed fellow running back C.J. Spiller last season to end up with a large portion of the touches. He’s also handy in the pass-catching department, so take advantage, especially if you are in a PPR league.
4. Chris Johnson, New York Jets
Oakland allowed the fifth most fantasy points to running backs last season. I think this is Johnson’s chance to prove he should be the primary running back on the Jets’ offense. Per ESPN New York, Johnson, who expects to have a big day had this to say.
At the end of the day, they wouldn’t have brought me in here if I wasn’t going to be a big part of this offense.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
They’re a sneaky start against the Carolina Panthers if Cam Newton doesn’t play. Even if Cam plays and he’s hindered, take advantage of using the Buccs defense against him hobbled with less-than ideal receiving options.
— Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) September 4, 2014