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.
Bryan Scott (BUF): Scott has played well for the Bills at WLB. He’s definitely going to be taken in most redraft leagues but could be available in some dynasty formats. Stash him in hopes that he maintains the WLB spot next season.
Freddie Keiaho (IND): Keiaho has actually been a mild disappointment over the past season or two, but with Clint Session looking solid at WLB and PhillipWheeler and/or Tyjuan Hagler manning the strong side, Keiaho becomes the incumbent for the middle should Gary Brackett hang ‘em up or get hurt.
Other to Consider: Jasper Brinkley (MIN)
Corey Williams (DE – CLE): It’s probably put-up-or-shut-up time for Williams, who’s no spring chicken. But hey, he had 7 sacks in 2006 and another 7 in 2007. He’s got 4 in limited action this season and could reach that 7 number again now that he’s getting regular time. The Brown defense doesn’t feature much of a pass rush, so Williams could emerge as a minor threat next season.
Junior Siavii (DT – DAL): Jay Ratliff is enjoying a solid season for the Cowboys, and Siavii would be next in line should Ratliff go down with injury. The massive ex-Oregon Duck could get more playing time next season, and if he’s mildly impressive, those in leagues that start DT should pay notice.
Other to Consider: Anthony Montgomery (DT - WAS)
Ryan Clark (S – PIT): Is Troy Polamalu going to be the next Bob Sanders in terms of flying around the field and always getting himself injured? It’s quite possible, and Clark would benefit if Polamalu ever misses extended time (as he is now). You could do worse.
Johnathan Joseph (CB – CIN): The Bengal defense could improve next season, and Leon Hall will remain as a pretty solid and under-rated near-shutdown corner. Joseph will continue to get most of the testing from opposing QBs, and he’s pretty talented himself.
Other to Consider: Vincent Fuller (S – TEN)