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Originally Published: September 13, 2005
By Kevin Rounce | ESPN Fantasy Games
Each week, Kevin Rounce will discuss five players, owned in less than 50 percent of leagues, who are making fantasy headlines.

Drew Bledsoe 41.5 percent owned
18/24 226 Yards and 3 TDs with no INTs

Bledsoe was impressive in his first game of the season for the Cowboys. Looking over the numbers, there are a lot of things going in Bledsoe's favor. In 2004, the Cowboys had Vinny Testaverde manning the QB position and he was able to throw for more than 3,500 yards. His one problem was that he threw for more interceptions than touchdowns. That has not been a problem for Bledsoe recently. Last season, he only had three games where he threw more than one interception and two of those games were against top defenses Baltimore and New England. This is also not a new offense to Bledsoe. A past experience with Bill Parcells will give him a much smoother transition as the Cowboys starter. Yes, Bledsoe is old, and yes, he won't always be this good, but he still has a fine arm and if he can get the protection he got versus San Diego, he can still be an effective spot start for fantasy owners, or a second quarterback.


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