The annual Hall of Fame Game is tonight and that kicks off our beloved preseason schedule. This year’s game will feature the Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints. Most casual fantasy football enthusiasts will simply watch the first quarter or so while the starters play a series or two with the hope to see a sustained drive or even a touchdown from one of their players.
Dynasty enthusiasts are going to be glued to the game for the duration as we look at many of the deep sleepers and young players we’ve had our eye on over the last few months. Here are some of the players we’re looking forward to seeing take the field tonight:
Adrian Arrington, WR NO
With Nick Toon out for the contest, this is a big chance for Arrington to make a big impression. He’s one of the more intriguing sleepers out there right now.
Mark Ingram, RB NO
It’s a little unclear as to if we’ll see Ingram in the game, but if we do, it would be really nice for him to look healthy and run with some authority.
Devery Henderson, WR NO
He may not get too much time on the field to make plays, but Arrington and Toon are nipping at his heels, so he’d be best served making a few of them.
Garrett Hartley, K NO
Yeah, I know, he’s a kicker. However, if he’s healthy and beats out John Kasay, he’ll be one of the better ones this season.
Chase Daniel, QB NO
He’s said to have made some serious strides over the past year or so. It would be great to see him get some extended time, though his thumb injury puts that into question.
Chris Ivory, RB NO
He’s said to be on the roster bubble, though we’re not sure how much we believe that. If he doesn’t perform well this preseason and does, in fact, get cut, it’s possible that Pierre Thomas could get a nice bump in value.
Joe Morgan, WR NO
It’s possible the Saints could keep Morgan, Arrington, Toon, Marques Colston and Lance Moore, leaving Henderson as the odd man out. Some solid preseason performances from Morgan would make this interesting.
Kevin Kolb, QB ARI
Here we go! The battle against John Skelton starts tonight and Kolb could really use a solid performance in his limited time to silence some critics and thrown the first punch in what looks to be a major battle to be the signal caller in Arizona.
Ryan Lindley, QB ARI
Sure, we’re going to watch Kolb and Skelton closely, but Lindley is a major project who has major talent. If he can get his footwork figured out and throw a more accurate ball, he could be a nice sleeper in dynasty leagues.
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
This will be our first chance to get a good look at the Cardinals prize of the NFL Draft. It’s going to be great to see what kind of progress he’s actually made.
Andre Roberts, WR ARI
He’s a starter at the moment. Can he put together a solid preseason to keep it that way?
LaRon Byrd, WR ARI
OK, so this is really deep, but the Cardinals have liked what they’ve seen so far from Byrd. He’s probably more of a practice squad player, but let’s see what happens under the lights here.
Rob Housler, TE ARI
He’s been consistently one of the biggest sleepers around. Even Matt Williamson of ESPN mentioned him on our Podcast last week. Let’s see just how much progress he’s made.
While most novice fantasy football players will either miss the game entirely or just watch for a quarter or so, dynasty players are excited to see these players and many more perform for the first time as the preseason officially kicks off.
At DLF, we’re ready! Who are you looking forward to seeing tonight?