So I got sucked into fantasy football yet again, and I am too much of a stats geek to just pick my team blindly, so I am scanning the ESPN free advice columns. Then I see this:
Michael Cox, RB, New York Giants: An unheralded kid from UMass goes to the Giants. How can it not work, eh, Victor Cruz fans? Listen, Cox still has time to get himself cut from New York's roster. He's a rookie compensatory seventh-rounder on a squad with two clear starters, David Wilson and Andre Brown. Plus Cox's collegiate numbers frankly stunk; he transferred from Michigan and played at UMass only in his senior year, averaging 3.6 yards per carry. But realize that UMass was severely overmatched in its first season in FBS. Cox was a terrific schoolboy runner in Massachusetts and runs a 4.5 40 at 220 pounds. I put Andre Brown on this list three years ago, and I see a lot of Brown in Cox. Even if Da'Rel Scott beats out Cox, I think the kid has an NFL future.
At least this guy put Cox first in the list of rediculous bullshit "sleeper" picks so I could move on to more worthy columns. I wish Michael all the best, but wow.
Edit: Sorry, meant to insert this link earlier - http://espn.go.com/fantasy/football/story/_/page/nfldk2k13_superdeepsleepers/super-deep-sleepers-watch-include-kenjon-barner-patrick-edwards-jermaine-kearse