I know, I know, Leonard Fournette absolutely should not be considered among “sleepers”, but he is being quite overlooked in drafts. Currently being selected as the 14th running back off the board, Fournette has plenty of upside to offer fantasy players. With Nick Foles now under center, the Jaguars offense is already miles ahead of where they were this time last year with Blake Bortles.
Fournette’s production was nothing to write home about when he was on the field in 2018, but with a healthy off-season, a new offense led by new Offensive Coordinator, John DeFilippo, and a competent starting Quarterback, there should be plenty of reasons to buy-in to shares of Leonard Fournette in 2019.
I’d advise fantasy players to draft Fournette before Melvin Gordon, Joe Mixon, and Le’Veon Bell… all of who are going in front of Leonard Fournette when looking at the NFFC’s Average Draft Position Report.
The 26 year-old wideout is primed up for a huge year in Chicago so he makes our sleepers rundown. Like Fournette, health has always been a bit of an issue for Robinson. Everything that I’ve seen on Robinson this summer says that he is as explosive as ever and building great chemistry with third year Quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
This wide receiving core in Chicago does not impress me on paper, and second year standout Anthony Miller, is already banged up. If the Bears are going to move the ball through the air, they’re going to pepper Allen Robinson with targets.
I have him projected for 140 targets, 85 catches, and nine touchdowns. If I’m anywhere near accurate, Allen Robinson would finish well ahead of guys like Tyler Boyd, Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore. All of those mentioned are currently being drafted in front of Allen Robinson.
The third name to mention in my fantasy football sleepers list is going to be rookie running back Miles Sanders. Again, none of these guys mentioned yet are really “sleepers”… more so bargain targets in your upcoming drafts.
Sanders has had an excellent summer in the Philadelphia Eagles system so far and should have every opportunity to lead this backfield in touches in the 2018 season. We all know what Jordan Howard brings to the table and that isn’t much.
Currently coming off the board in drafts as the 30th running back and as a mid-sixth round pick, why not take a chance on a guy who should be the bell cow for an explosive Eagles’ offense?
The rookie from Utah State looked explosive in the Chiefs’ preseason. Everyone seems to be talking about Darwin Thompson over the past couple of weeks, yet his ADP his not rising all that much so he is on my sleepers list.
Thompson is currently averaging five yards per carry in the preseason and another 12 yards per catch through the air. There are rumors that Carlos Hyde is on the hot seat and that should be music to the ears of Darwin Thompson.
This Kansas City offense is something fantasy players are going to want shares of, so why not take a flyer on Darwin Thompson in round 13 of your fantasy drafts? The sky is the limit!
I love targeting Hardman in fantasy drafts for the same reason I love targeting Darwin Thompson: CHEAP shares of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense.
Hardman is an uber-talented wideout from Georgia who made a name for himself at the NFL combine when he clocked a 4.33 40-yard dash. He has been quite active in the Cheifs’ preseason, leading them in receiving touchdowns and second on the team in receptions. Yes, Sammy Watkins is still on the Chiefs’ roster, but we all know he cannot stay on the field, so Hardman is here among the sleepers.
It is only a matter of time before Hardman is playing 70% or more of the Chiefs offensive snaps. He can blow the doors off of the defense like Tyreek Hill can, but he is also a pristine route-runner inside the hashes. I love the idea of drafting Hardman late and letting him become your WR3 (if not more) a few weeks into the season.
I most certainly do, and you should too. For a guy that used to be drafted in the first six rounds of fantasy drafts, 2019 Randall Cobb is the true reprsentation of what we look for in fantasy football sleepers.
With Cole Beasley leaving the team to join the Buffalo Bills, those middle of the field targets to the slot receiver are up for grabs. Dak Prescott loves to dump the ball off in the slot, and if healthy, the 29 year-old Cobb has the opportunity to revive his young career in Dallas.
I’d give him a slight bump up in PPR leagues, but he is worth a last-round pick in all formats if you want to add some depth to your fantasy receiving core. If he doesn’t work out, it didn’t cost you much
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