Fantasy football sleepers: Watch out for Bennett, Ivory, Blackmon

Monday August 5th, 2013
After signing with the Bears, Martellus Bennett will likely be a large part of a strong offense this year.
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Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta Falcons: Steven Jackson notched his eighth-straight 1,000-yard season last year, earning himself a contract, and shot at a Super Bowl, with the Falcons. He has also racked up nearly 3,000 career touches and turned 30 at the end of July. Rodgers is one of the most dangerous backs in the league, and piled up 764 yards on just 147 touches last year. Even if Jackson serves as the de facto starter, you can bet Coach Mike Smith would like to increase that number to something at or exceeding 200 this year. The Falcons figure to have one of the best offenses in the league again, making everyone with a role on the team valuable. Not only will Rodgers be a solid flex play, he's an injury away from potential stardom.

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