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As you get comfortable with the stock exchange format of Operation Sports Fantasy Football 09, many of you will find that spending big money on big stars will leave you searching for some cheap fill-ins for the bottom of your rosters. No worries - here are just a few of the guys you'll find on the "SALE" rack for less than $10:

WR Steve Breaston ($8.50) - With Boldin nursing a hammy and Warner still behind center, Breaston will be a solid #3 weapon...if not more.

QB Kerry Collins ($9) - You need to remember that these guys are your last picks - your fillers - and you might better understand why Collins sneaks in. Yes, he's a fossil. And yes, he's in an offense that is run-happy. But he's efficient, has two good TEs (red zone TDs) and doesn't have Vince Young breathing down his neck just yet. For $9, that works for me.

TE Dustin Keller ($7.50) - A rookie QB who will like to dump the ball off and no true WR1 in NY? I like.

WR Nate Washington ($5.50) - I already told you about his signal caller, but look out for Washington here. Justin Gage is probably their biggest threat, but Washington is a solid wideout, especially at $5.50.

TE Vernon Davis ($5) - I remember when this guy was the talk of the fantasy TE world (such a world exists somewhere, I'm sure.) He's still the #1 TE there with no real threat to drop lower on the depth chart, and that promise will eventually grow into production...I think. A steal for your back up TE at $5.

WR Limas Sweed ($3.50) - For the 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (eat that, Browns fans) Sweed is a #3 with a huge upside. Santonio Holmes will be Mr. Overrated this draft season (Holmes never had more than 5 catches in a game last year) and, although Sweed's numbers from last year were terrible, he's worth a flyer and three and a half bucks.

Anyone find a player who is valued at $5 or less who is worth picking up?

Any I missed?

Member Comments
# 1 moose1619 @ 08/27/09 03:45 PM
Chris Henry could be a solid WR #2 for the Bengals, I believe he is priced at $4.
 
# 2 lgkeeper @ 08/27/09 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by moose1619
Chris Henry could be a solid WR #2 for the Bengals, I believe he is priced at $4.
Great find - yeah, Henry is a good bounce-back candidate.
 
# 3 Bighoff @ 08/27/09 05:23 PM
I'd say Donald Brown from the Colts but he's not even available.
 
# 4 Mr. Franchise @ 08/27/09 05:58 PM
I liked my $3 pick of the Rams defense, I know they suck, but they have an easy schedule being in the NFC West, so I think they have some upside.
 
# 5 lgkeeper @ 08/27/09 06:11 PM
Not only will they have upside, but a team like the Rams with a soft early tilt will turn some heads and induce a few purchases, raising the price and enabling you to sell high for a profit, before their schedule toughens up.
 
# 6 jtatkinson @ 08/28/09 08:48 PM
With Brett Favre in Minnesota, I think Sidney Rice could be a steal for $3.50. Rice has very good size, speed, and strength, and defenses will load up against Peterson and focus their coverage on Bernard Berrian. I think Rice could make a lot of big plays for the Vikings this year.
 
# 7 TimmeH @ 08/30/09 01:42 AM
I'd go against the Rams, at least Week 1. They head to a sleeper threat in Seattle who is fully-healthy again and have added Housh. I have a feeling Seattle is gonna run away with the West this year.

I'd also avoid Nate Washington. The way it sounds, he may miss the first month of the regular season, giving Britt enough time to solidify his spot as a starting WR.

Britt looks to be a bargain. He's had a good camp the way it sounds, and should be starting.

Carnell Williams is another. He's looked good this preseason, and has Tampa talking about a three-headed running back system. He's always a health risk, but at the league mininum, he seems worth the $3 pricetag with the opportunity of selling high.

Olsen is cheap, very talented, and now starting in Chicago. And with Cutler starting, that should make him even more valuable.

As others have mentioned, Hasselbeck should be a great sleeper. Up until last year, he's always been good, now he's healthy again, and has more threats than before.

If Colston [and Brees] stays healthy, $22 is a bargain for him as well.
 
# 8 shnuskis @ 09/07/09 12:21 PM
Keep an eye on Jermicheal Finley TE GB at $3. I liked the way they were using him in preseason and am hearing great things about him. I would not be suprised if he is not a secret at the end of the year.
 
# 9 Homecourt @ 09/09/09 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TimmeH
Carnell Williams is another. He's looked good this preseason, and has Tampa talking about a three-headed running back system. He's always a health risk, but at the league mininum, he seems worth the $3 pricetag with the opportunity of selling high.
Yeah if Cadillac makes the most of his opportunity at the top of the depth chart now $3 could be a major deal.

I also like Eddie Royal for $14 given Marshall's current issues.

A big maybe would be Mike Bell for NO. Once Thomas is healthy things will probably change but for now I think he's super cheap. He looked pretty decent in preseason.

I'll post some more maybe once the site comes back online. There were a couple more I was thinking of, but I can't recall the price off the top of my head...
 
# 10 The Chef @ 09/10/09 04:32 PM
Interesting thread, although seems a bit strange since we are in a competition and a thread like this could easily be used by an owner who bought low on someone and now wants everyone to buy into him as well so the price can go up and then they could sell said player, certainly a good way to manipulate the market to an extent.

By the way, I see so many saying that Chris Henry is a good #2 in Cincinnati but he isnt even their #2 as that goes to LaVerneus Coles, Henry is the slot receiver unless something happens to Coles.
 
# 11 lgkeeper @ 09/11/09 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by The Chef
Interesting thread, although seems a bit strange since we are in a competition and a thread like this could easily be used by an owner who bought low on someone and now wants everyone to buy into him as well so the price can go up and then they could sell said player, certainly a good way to manipulate the market to an extent.
That is a good way - thanks for the advice.

In all seriousness, we're approaching 1,000 teams (I don't have a count currently). If my $3 increase in Cadillac Williams pushes me over the top of the league, the other 999 of you have a lot more to worry about then my picks.

Also, if I win the league, I will give all end-of-the-year prizes to the person who finished in 2nd.

Conspiracy theory BUSTED!
 
# 12 The Chef @ 09/11/09 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lgkeeper
That is a good way - thanks for the advice.

In all seriousness, we're approaching 1,000 teams (I don't have a count currently). If my $3 increase in Cadillac Williams pushes me over the top of the league, the other 999 of you have a lot more to worry about then my picks.

Also, if I win the league, I will give all end-of-the-year prizes to the person who finished in 2nd.

Conspiracy theory BUSTED!
Conspiracy theory? The fact that you automatically assumed I was talking about you in specific says a lot. I was more making a comment that any owner could come in here and do that, not just you, but you might end up being more successful since youve got more background with this type of game so others might follow your advice more often then say mine. I dont know if that was your intent or if you were just creating this thread for healthy debate, I was only pointing out what could happen and I never once said I thought you were doing just that in specific.
 

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