NFL Fantasy Football Sleeper Spotlight: Jermaine Gresham

July 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A typical fantasy football league consists of 12 teams with nine starters (QB, two RBs, three WRs, TE, K, D) and anywhere from five to seven bench players. If you go with the latter bench allotment, you’re looking at 16 roster spots or 192 draft picks. By that definition, any sleeper should have an average draft position about 180 or lower .
Rookie Cincinnati Bengal tight end Jermaine Gresham has an ADP of 206, according to Mock Draft Central. That makes him the the second pick of the 18th round or the 20th tight end to come off the board. That is right about where I have Gresham ranked among tight ends (click to see my 2010 fantasy TE rankings). While his ranking puts him in the TE2 category, he has the potential to bust out in a big way.
He has great size (6’5″, 260lbs), soft hands, and the ability to pick up yards after the catch with both his toughness and his elusiveness. He gives Carson Palmer a safety valve over the middle when Chad Och...

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