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Fantasy Deep Sleepers: Week 10

Each week I take a look at potential deep sleepers for the coming week. The players I pick from are those players that are outside of the Top 100 in the Fantasy Pros Consensus Flex Rankings

Robert Woods (WR, Buffalo Bills) vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Woods hasn’t done much in his second year, but he has potential. With Sammy Watkins’ status in question Woods could be primed to see an expanded role. If Watkins is out, then Woods becomes a high end WR3 and should receive the vast majority of targets. Maybe not so deep of a sleeper…

Wes Welker (WR, Denver Broncos) at Oakland Raiders

Welker hasn’t been the welcome of old with the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders in Denver, but there’s still tons of potential. He’s currently ranked at #101 in the Fantasy Pros Consensus Flex Rankings, so he’s a prime candidate to be an easy deep sleeper pick for Week 10. The Broncos will be facing an Oakland defense that has been up and down in terms of giving up fantasy points to wide receivers, but those were all in games where Peyton Manning wasn’t the quarterback. Welker is a sneaky pick in Week 10.

Theo Riddick (RB, Detroit Lions) vs. Miami Dolphins

Riddick has shown that he has big play potential and he is a particular asset in the passing game. His opportunities in Week 10 will be limited as he returns to the #3 back on the depth chart now that Reggie Bush is returning from injury, but he still should see some use. He will still likely see a few carries and 3 to 6 targets in the passing game. I wouldn’t be surprised if he found the end zone.


K. Smelser About K. Smelser
Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...