Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Under-the-radar fantasy tips in AFC North
By Jamison Hensley
It's about that time of year when fantasy football drafts are starting or you're digging for that tip that will finally allow you to defeat your sister-in-law and save a year's worth of embarrassment. But I digress.
There are a couple of fantasy notes that I wanted to pass along to you that relates to the AFC North. ESPN's KC Joyner put together his list of the top five undervalued fantasy tight ends , and the Cleveland Browns' Jordan Cameron made the cut at No. 5.
It's an Insider article, but here's an excerpt of what Joyner had to say about Cameron:
Benjamin Watson's departure means his 75 targets are going to go elsewhere and Cameron will have dibs on a large number of the inherited passes. The Rob Chudzinski/Norv Turner playbook is the type of tome that looks to throw a lot of long passes to the tight ends, and Cameron's success in this area (17.0 YPA on six medium-depth passes) will give that duo plenty of motivation to see if Cameron can translate those numbers into a higher target volume. This makes him a great deep-league option.
ESPN's Matt Williamson compiled his top 10 secret fantasy stars for this season, and his selection at defense was the Baltimore Ravens. Once again, it's an Insider article, but here's his comment on the Ravens:
Currently the Ravens are the 10th D/ST coming off the board, but I see this unit as one of the best five defenses in the game in 2013. They are vastly improved at nearly every defensive area from last season.
The Ravens underwent a major makeover with as many as seven new starters on defense. I'm not sure if the Ravens will generate as many interceptions as last season, because the loss of Ed Reed and the return of Lardarius Webb could negate itself. But Baltimore should record more sacks with a healthier Terrell Suggs and the additions of Elvis Dumervil and Chris Canty up front.