Fantasy Football: Top 10 Sleepers You Should Target

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Aug 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (28) runs the ball while being tackled by San Diego Chargers defensive end Damik Scafe (75) in the first half of a preseason game against the at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

8) Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona

Mendenhall missed much of last season with injuries and wasn’t very good when he did play. ACL recoveries are much more common in today’s game than in the past, but they still take time for players, especially running backs, to trust those repaired knees in ball games. Mendenhall, who is just 26-years old,  should fall to the middle rounds, where you could snag him as a back-up for bye weeks. At this point in his career, you do not want to trust him as one of your top two backs, but if you get him in the right round, he could be a valuable reserve for the long season. He isn’t trustworthy enough for an early pick, but take a chance if he is still on the board later on.