Fantasy Football 2014: Heat Waved Sleeper Picks

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Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) carries the ball in front of Tennessee Titans linebacker Shaun Phillips (58) in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans defeated the Tennessee Titans 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Josh McCown, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Is this career backup really this good? In brief work, he tossed 13 touchdowns and just one interception and averaged 350 passing yards in one three-game stretch, only to cede the job back to a healthy Jay Cutler. Now the presumed starter in Tampa Bay and with Vincent Jackson/Mike Evans playing the roles Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery did in Chicago (size matters!), it might not matter much if McCown, a career backup, is outstanding. He can just throw the football deep and rack up the fantasy points

Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints: There’s speculation among Saints beat reporters that the team may edge toward a more balanced offense, and if that’s the case, it could be good news for Robinson. Pierre Thomas will be the receiving back, leaving the between-the-tackles work to Robinson and Mark Ingram. And I’m done with Mark Ingram. Robinson is bigger, runs with more power and decisiveness, and reminds me of Chris Ivory. He’s undervalued.

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