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College Fantasy Football Sleepers for 2012


It is very common for players to emerge at various times during the season and become viable options for fantasy owners.  The following players listed are unlikely to land on draft-day rosters, but owners would be wise to add them to their watch lists because of their fantasy potential. 

Tre Roberson, QB-Indiana
The dual-threat sophomore quarterback has taken control of the offense, and the Hoosiers’ early-season schedule should yield fantasy success.

Trey Miller, QB-Navy
Oft-injured Kriss Proctor made fantasy owners forget about Ricky Dobbs’ production under center for the Midshipmen in 2010, but the quarterback position is tailor-made for fantasy success running the triple-option.

Robert Williams, RB-Miami (OH)
The sophomore walk-on running back has been making a name for himself in fall camp and the Redhawks need to compliment their passing game.

Akeem Daniels, RB-Northern Illinois
Last year, Daniels averaged 5.4 yards per carry and 16.8 yards per catch and scored five touchdowns.  His versatility may be the deciding factor in landing the starting running back spot.

Tim Cornett, RB-UNLV
Cornett will try to become the first 1,000-yard rusher for the Rebels in eight years and the fact that five starters return on the offensive line will certainly help.

James Gillum, RB-Minnesota
Even though the junior college transfer hasn’t locked down the starting job, Gillum has the greater upside of the backs on the roster and the offensive line returns four starters.

Josh Ferguson, RB-Illinois
The shifty running back has excellent hands and seems to be a better fit in Tim Beckman’s spread attack than bruising Donovonn Young.

Stefon Diggs, WR-Maryland
Diggs is the best thing going in the Terps’ fall camp, but the lack of talent around him will keep his numbers in check.  However, his big-play potential is too great to ignore and he will keep fantasy owners excited on a week-to-week basis.

Keon Hatcher and Mekale McKay, WRs-Arkansas
One of these freshmen, if not both, will compliment Cobi Hamilton in the Hogs’ offense. 

Tre’ Parmalee, WR-Kansas
Charlie Weis may have found something in this freshman receiver, who hauled in two touchdown passes and returned a kick in one of the Jayhawks’ fall scrimmages.  

Cody Latimer, WR-Indiana
Roberson made our list at the quarterback position and we believe Latimer’s athleticism makes him a dangerous compliment, especially if defenses focus on running back Stephen Houston.

Others to watch:

Chris Coyer, QB-Temple

Munchie Legaux, QB-Cincinnati

Venric Mark, RB-Northwestern

Nick Hale, RB-Nevada

Terrence Franks, RB-Texas St.

DeLeon Eskridge, RB-San Jose St.

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.

Shaq Roland, WR-South Carolina

Darius Millines, WR-Illinois

Ty MacArthur, WR-Air Force

Jordan Leslie, WR-UTEP

by Joe DiSalvo -

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