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NEWS: Dennis Pitta (hip) out for the year; Owen Daniels a sleeper TE pick-up?

SMITTY: Owen Daniels is kind of a sneaky TE to grab, as he could dance around low-end fantasy TE1 value given the situation. Looking for Week 4 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Owen Daniels pulls in 2TDs in Week 2; Bernard Pierce and LeVeon Bell play solid.

In Thursday night’s Week 2 contest between the Ravens and the Steelers, TE Owen Daniels pulled in 5 passes for 28 yards and 2TDs, WR Steve Smith pulled in 6 passes for 71 yards and Dennis Pitta pulled in 3 passes for 30 yards. Bernard Pierce ran 22 times for 56 yards, while Justin Forset ran the ball 8 times for 56 yards (and added 4 receptions for 16 yards). On the Steelers side of the football, Le’Veon Bell ran the ball 11 times for 59 yards and pulled in 5 passes for 48 yards; Antonio Brown pulled in 7 balls for 90 yards despite leaving for almost a quarter with a head injury.

SMITTY: The important takeaways from this game are: First, Le’Veon Bell looks fantastic. He is speedy, shifty, he doesn’t look like the same rusher that we saw last year… he could be in for a big 2014. Second, Steve Smith isn’t done yet and is in a unique situation to produce for one more season. Will he be a fantasy WR2? I’d say probably not, but he has solid fantasy WR3 upside this year, he really does. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts, especially to keep tabs on players like Antonio Brown (head), who left this game for a bit to go through some concussion protocols. He appears fine, but our Smart Alerts are where it’s at to get all kinds of updates all week long!

RADIO: Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty talk sleepers on 1060am (8-19-14)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ first radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the first show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/19/14

Guest: Smitty, Gary Davenport

Topics: Sleepers, Draft Strategies

Listen Now!

NEWS: Kyle Rudolph in for a big year?

According to startribune.com, Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph should be in for a big year in 2014.

SMITTY: Talent has never been an issue for Kyle Rudolph, he just needs the football (and needs to stay healthy, of course). Norv Turner is good for tight ends (think Jordan Cameron last year), so Rudolph absolutely has “sleeper” written all over him entering this upcoming 2014 fantasy football season. A couple other tight ends that come to mind that have similar bargain-type value right now (according to ADPs): Charles Clay, Dennis Pitta, Zach Ertz. Check out our Week 1 Power Rankings for all mentioned players.

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