Here’s a look at the top 2012 fantasy football sleepers for Week 2.
3. Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Expectations were high heading into the regular season for Heyward-Bey in the Raiders’ passing game, but that was far from the case in Week 1 as he caught just three passes for 43 yards. Carson Palmer will rely heavily on his wide receiver throughout the year and he Heyward-Bey has a favorable matchup on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Plus, Oakland could be down at wide receiver depending on what happens with Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore.
2. Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell
If a knee injury prevents Steve Smith from living up to his usual self, Cam Newton could be relying on LaFell even more in the passing game. LaFell put up decent numbers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (three catches for 65 yards with one touchdown) in Week 1 and should see plenty of targets against the New Orleans Saints–who were torched by Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins last weekend.
LaFell showed potential throughout the 2011 season and it should be interesting to see what type of numbers he can put up against the Saints on Sunday.
1. Kansas City Chiefs Running Back/Wide Receiver Dexter McCluster
In Week 1, McCluster was targeted 10 times and recorded six catches for 82 yards against the Atlanta Falcons. If last thing proved anything, it’s McCluster has what it takes to be as much of a threat on the ground as through the air.
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