2013 Fantasy Football: Top 3 Sleepers

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.

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