SleepersJuly 18, 2011

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By Michael Hawes

Davone Bess is just a workhorse but an undervalued workhorse that can help your team win this year. Entering his fourth year, he has never put up stats that will put your team over the top but he is one of those guys that will bail you out when times get tough. making him a worthy roster stash. Bess could be my favorite easily attained WR4 in the draft this year.

Currently going at 13.06 (as of July 17), the 62nd wide receiver overall, Bess has destroyed that projection the last two years. In 2009 he finished as the No. 48 wide receiver in standard scoring and No. 31 in PPR. In 2010 he increased those numbers to finish No. 32 overall in standard scoring and No. 23 in PPR leagues. He has increased his fantasy stats in each of the last three years going from 116.7 total points in his rookie campaign to 164.9 as a sophomore and finally finishing with 190.7 points in 2010 in PPR scoring leagues. In 2010, he had four dud games with the other 12 being double digit points in PPR scoring, golden stats for what I look for in a WR4 or WR5.

He is a poor man’s Wes Welker, a solid contributor in standard leagues and a precious gem in PPR leagues. The rumors of Miami going after a veteran QB concern me a little, but I don’t truly buy that theory. Miami is rebuilding so why not let Henne, the check down king, take another year and see if he can learn something. The impending departures of both starting RBs also leads me to believe they will not go after a veteran QB this year other than in a mentor type roll. Grab Davone Bess in the 11th or 12th; you won’t regret it.

Michael Hawes is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. Nearly 20 years of FF, had to have learned something in that time. You can catch up with Michael in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of bungle613.
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2 Responses to “Davone Bess”

  1. User avatar m16a says:

    Good article Mike. Any guesses as to what kinda line we could see from him?

  2. User avatar bungle613 says:

    Best case scenario I have is Henne stays as the starter and they do not sign Reggie Bush. I will be doing a sleeper on Bush as well. So if both of those things do not happen I can see him finishing with 78/840/6 for a slight increase over 2010 numbers but still massively ahead of his current ADP.


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