With all the injuries and six teams on a bye week your trepidation is understandable, but don’t panic: New Orleans Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro and a few others are here to save your day. Here are five sleepers you will want to consider.
Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, New Orleans Saints: The Saints will be playing the Dallas Cowboys this week in the house that Jerry built. Now granted, the Saints aren’t that great on the road. But honestly, can you trust Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo, anywhere? And that is where Vaccaro comes into play. Vaccaro is a sneaky good safety who will be playing this game a little bitter. Word on the internet street is Vaccaro is slightly peeved the Cowboys did not select him in the draft. So, who doesn’t like this combination? A good player playing a shaky quarterback with a chip on his shoulder.
Preston Brown, Linebacker, Buffalo Bills: No Kiko Alonso, no problem? Many felt after the injury to Alonso, the Bills’ IDP options were limited. Not so. Brown is in on every snap. In addition through three games he has accumulated 31 tackles.
Jon Bostic, Linebacker, Chicago Bears: The Bears are riddled with injuries. If you can play football you might be on their radar to be put on the field. But before you start stretching to warm up for your audition, put Bostic on your roster. Bostic is replacing Shea McClellin. In that capacity last week he has collected 13 tackles and two pass breakups.
Mario Addison, Defensive End, Carolina Panthers: How are so many sleeping on Addision? Is it because the Panthers’ are loaded with quality IDP choices? It doesn’t matter, because Addison should be on your radar. Right now he is third in the league with sacks at 3.5.
Tahir Whitehead, Linebacker, Detroit Lions: Stephen Tulloch injured himself celebrating. Now Whitehead is the next man up. His ceiling is high but untested. If you have room on your roster consider picking him up. He has an optimum matchup this week as the Lions go against the New York Jets. Tackling opportunities should be aplenty.