2011 NFL Prop Picks – Week 1 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Last Updated: September 6th, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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Fantasy Football picks are here at Bankroll Sports this year, and we are going to try to make the most of your NFL props betting options at BoDog Sportsbook by giving you some of the best fantasy football sleepers in Week 1!

Houston Texans Defense vs. Indianapolis Colts
This is a relatively easy choice to make this week, but for a lot different reason than you think. Sure, Indianapolis is likely going to be without QB Peyton Manning, and we know that that means trouble for the Colts’ offense. However, the Texans are switching to this new 3-4 look of Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, and the unit is as healthy as it has been in years. Don’t be surprised if there are just a ton of blitzes off of the corners and off of the edges, and if QB Curtis Painter is the man that is going to be throwing passes, he probably will end up getting sacked several times, especially if Indy is playing catch-up against the Texans’ potent offense.

DeAngelo Williams vs. Arizona Cardinals
It’s clear that the Panthers are going to run the heck out of the football this year, but more importantly, Arizona ranked No. 31 of the 32 teams against fantasy running backs. Williams just cashed in on a big time deal, and he is inevitably going to end up touching the ball a slew of times in this game. Will he end up getting to the end zone? That’s always the big question between he and RB Jonathan Stewart, but if you’re looking for a relatively consistent option against a bad defense this week, this is your man.

Jimmy Graham vs. Green Bay Packers
The tight end position is definitely a tough one, especially if you don’t have one of those elite tight ends that you know could be worth a gold mine. Graham has been a trendy pick over the past few weeks, and though we don’t necessarily buy into the hype for the whole season, we do buy it against the Packers. First off, it is clear that this has the ability to be a very, very high scoring game. Secondly, Green Bay ranked No. 29 in the league against tight ends last season. It’s no shock that QB Drew Brees loves using his tight ends down by the goal line, and you can bet that Graham is going to get his targets. Don’t be surprised if the former Miami Hurricane is in store for a big, big day to start the season on Thursday night.

Chad Ochocinco vs. Miami Dolphins
With WR Wes Welker facing his neck injury, someone is going to have to catch the ball over the middle for the Pats. It’s not like QB Tom Brady isn’t going to throw the ball at least 30-35 times in this one, and Ochocinco should be the subject of a lot of those targets. The Fins don’t have a fantastic secondary even though they feel as though they do, and with the ball being put up in the air so many times, some receiver has to get the targets. Many of you probably drafted Ochocinco in the middle rounds of your fantasy football draft, and he makes for a fantastic start this week on your fantasy team and for all of your NFL prop picks.

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