NFL Fantasy Sleepers

NFL FANTASY SLEEPERS

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Article written by Dylan Devine (7/20/20)

In today’s article I will be choosing three fantasy football sleeper players at each position.

Quarterback’s

Cam Newton (New England Patriots) – I recently wrote an article on Newton and why I believe he’s going to have a big year. He’s got something to prove. He has one of the best offensive coordinators in the league and is playing around a great group of players on offense. I’m expecting N’Keal Harry to be his number one guy as he’s always excelled with big body receivers.

Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) – I wouldn’t take Burrow as your number one guy, but he’s definitely a good option for your QB2. Burrow was the number one pick in this year’s draft and has a good group of receivers to throw the ball to with Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and A.J Green. If you’re looking for a backup QB in the later rounds, definitely target Burrow.

Drew Lock (Denver Broncos) – When Lock was called off the bench late last season he showed real potential. The Bronco’s brought in a great OC in Pat Shurmur, and the Broncos have a receiving core of Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy, and K.J Hamler. I wouldn’t bet on him as your QB1, but he’ll definitely be a great backup in your lineup.

Running back’s

Jordan Howard (Miami Dolphins) – The Miami Dolphins had the worst rushing offense last season so they made it a priority this offseason to improve their OL and pick up some RB’s. They got former Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard. Howard played great in Chicago but his numbers went down last season in Philly. Miami is a team that loves to run the ball so we should expect Howard to be getting plenty of carries this season. He’s a solid FLEX or backup RB option.

Derrius Geuice (Washington Redskins) – I don’t have much to say on this one. I just have a feeling Geuice is going to have a breakout year. He’ll be a good backup option to take late in the draft.

James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers) – In the seven games that Conner was healthy last season he averaged 13.7 fantasy PPG. If Conner can stay healthy this whole season, he’ll be putting up great numbers. I’m going the length of saying he can even be a good option as your RB1 or RB2, definitely a good FLEX option.

Wide Receiver’s

N’Keal Harry (New England Patriots) – Harry struggled in his rookie season last year, but I’ve got a feeling this is going to be a big year for him. He’ll be number three of the Patriots WR depth chart and has a new QB with Cam Newton who has a past of mainly targeting big bodied receivers. I’d pick up Harry in the later rounds as a backup WR.

Hunter Renfrow (Las Vegas Raiders) – A lot of experts have Renfrow being a breakout receiver this season and I’m going to have to agree. He became Derek Carr’s favorite target and in his rookie season caught 49 passes for 605 yards and four touchdowns. He’s not even projected to go in the first ten rounds of fantasy draft’s which definitely makes him a sleeper. He’s a key part of the Raiders offense and would be a great option to pick up in the later rounds.

Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos) – Jeudy was a star in college. With Drew Lock being one of my sleeper QB’s I had to include one of his receivers. I can honestly see Jeudy take over Courtland Sutton’s spot as the number one guy. He has a lot of potential and would be a great option as a FLEX or bench receiver.

Tight End’s

Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins) – Gesicki is ranked 18th in fantasy TE’s. I think he’s a great option for a low end TE1 or a high end TE2. I think his targets will go down from last season now that the Dolphins have the ability to run the ball, but I think he’ll still put up solid numbers.

T.J Hockenson (Denver Broncos) – In the 12 games Hockenson played last season before being put on IR he was targeted five or more times in six games. A tight end being targeted that much could lead to great numbers if he stays healthy. Hockenson is someone you should wait till the later rounds to look for, but he’s definitely worthy of a backup TE spot.

Hayden Hurst (Atlanta Falcons) – Hurst averaged 7.5 targets per game last season. If he can fit into Atlanta’s offense he has the chance to have a breakout season. I wouldn’t take Hurst until at least round eight or nine.

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