Welcome to The Huddle’s Deep Sleeper Report. If you’re in a dynasty league and looking to pick up a player that might be able to help you in a year or two, check out the players below. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss the players in further detail or recommend a name or two.
Brandon Siler (SDC): Siler has the pedigree (former Gator) and has impressed the San Diego coaching staff with his physical play and ability to make tackles in space. With the likes of Tim Dobbins, Kevin Burnett and Stephen Cooper (who were relative no-names) battling injuries, Siler will certainly have a chance to start at one of the middle spots for the Chargers at some point. He should be owned in all dynasty leagues.
Gary Guyton (NEP): Guyton actually has six double-digit fantasy efforts this season, including three with at least 6 solos, which is a good barometer of fantasy worth for a LB. While he has no fumble recoveries this season, he proved last year that he has a good nose for the ball, collecting a pair of fumble recoveries. He’s the starter at WLB for the Pats, and is the primary backup at MLB should Jerod Mayo go down with injury again.
Other to Consider: Chase Blackburn (NYG)
Dwan Edwards (DE – BAL): Big games against divisional rivals could be the sign of a breakout season for the ex-Beaver. With Terrell Suggs causing havoc on the edge and Haloti Ngata breaking up the middle, Edwards will have his share of good games. In deep dynasty leagues, Edwards should be owned and used as a backup DL.
Jimmy Kennedy (DT – MIN): The Williamses have to retire sooner or later, or if one of them ever got dinged, Kennedy would likely be the one to step in. He’s got a pair of sacks this season, in limited action. In deep dynasty leagues, he’s worth at least keeping an eye on.
Other to Consider: Mike DeVito (DE - NYJ)
Steve Gregory (S – SDC): Gregory was getting regular playing time for the Bolts, but now is the starter with Eric Weddle injured. The Syracuse product is a heady player who can knock down passes and knock down the QB.
Karl Paymah (CB – MIN): He’s most definitely not as physical as Antoine Winfield, but will get extended action if the Pro Bowler can’t go.
Other to Consider: Pat Watkins (S – DAL)