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2013 Fantasy Football: Top 3 Sleepers

Fantasy insider Ryan Fowler tells us who this season's NFL sleepers will be.
Fantasy insider Ryan Fowler tells us who this season's NFL sleepers will be.
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Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined FOXSports.com as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at WhatIfSports.com. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes

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My 2013 fantasy football top three sleepers are:

1) Danario Alexander - Chargers (Update: ACL 8/6 - I'm bummed)

  • I know, I know, Alexander's knees have seen the knife five times
  • Averaged 17.8 yards per reception with seven TDs in 10 games with the Chargers last season
  • Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates and Ryan Mathews = injury risk
  • At 6-foot-5, Alexander is a big body that Philip Rivers loves to target and enters the season as a potential top target

2) Chris Ivory - Jets

  • Shonn Green now with Tennessee after back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in New York (yeah, I found it hard to believe, too)
  • Ivory is likely the Jets' RB1 with Mike Goodson a likely candidate for suspension following gun and pot charges during the offseason
  • Ivory has dealt with a variety of leg injuries over the past few season, but when on the field has impressed fantasy owners who wanted to see more of him
  • Averaged over five yards per carry in his career
  • What else do the New York Jets have on offense?

3) Carson Palmer - Cardinals

  • The Good: Palmer passed for over 4,000 yards with 22 touchdowns (14 INTs) with Oakland last season
  • The Bad: Cardinals' rushing attack a little suspect with Rashard Mendenhall leading the way
  • The Ugly: Arizona's offensive line allowed the most sacks last season (58), but tried to improve via the Draft and bringing in veterans from other teams
  • The Good (again):  Palmer managed to pass for all those yards and touchdowns within a cruddy Raiders' offense (Brandon Myers was his best receiver).  With Larry Fitzgerald as his top target, Palmer could exceed expectations in year one with the birds - that is, if his offensive line keeps his jersey clean.

Tagged: Jets, Cardinals, Chargers, Carson Palmer, Chris Ivory, Danario Alexander

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