Last Minute Fantasy Football Sleepers


I may not be Matthew Berry or Field Yates, but I do consider myself somewhat of a fantasy guru.  I probably spend a quarter of my day looking at projections and annoying other teams in my league with trades.  I’m here to tell you which players I think are sleepers this year.

Quarterback:  The most overrated position in a fantasy draft. Focus on running backs and wide receivers in the earlier rounds; start worrying about a quarterback in the eighth or ninth round.  This year I waited until the ninth round to pick a QB.  I went with Kirk Cousins (YOU LIKE THAT?!) this year because of his phenomenal ending last season, averaging 27 fantasy points per game in his last four games of the season he also led the NFL in completion percentage last season.  He may not be a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers type, but look for him to have a big year.

Running Back: The trickiest position in fantasy football.  My sleeper pick this year is Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants.  Jennings has high upside this year because Andre Williams was cut by the team last week, which gives Jennings more carries this season.  Jennings also had a good end to last season, averaging 15 points a game in his last four games.

Wide Receiver:  There are numerous amounts of sleepers in this positionI’m going with a player that I also drafted this year:  Travis Benjamin.  Benjamin put up a solid season last year in CLEVELAND, which is pretty hard to do (unless you are Josh Gordon).  Now on San Diego, Benjamin is looking to have a solid season with a quarterback who loves to throw the ball, Phillip Rivers.

Tight End:  I hate to admit it, but Jared Cook out in Green Bay is my sleeper for the tight end position this year.  Cook set the bar low for himself this year because he didn’t have any touchdowns last year.  The reason for that was because he didn’t have a quarterback, that isn’t the case this year with Aaron Rodgers.  Look for Rodgers to find Cook in the end zone at least five times this year.


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