Looking for some off the radar sleepers that you should be targeting this fantasy season? Here is a player at each position that we like considerably better than their current ADP. Each of these guys has a legitimate chance to finish in the top 20 at their respective position.
Of the quarterbacks that changed teams, I think Cousins, Taylor, and Bradford are in the best position to succeed. I don’t consider Cousins a sleeper, and despite the phenomenal group of weapons around him, Bradford is too much of an injury risk to earn the top spot.
You can make an argument that not only is Taylor’s group of weapons 100x better than what he ever had at Buffalo, but that they are one of the better groups in the league. Landry is the best slot receiver in the league, Gordon is arguably the most efficient deep route runner in the league, Njoku and Coleman are young high-ceiling players, and Hyde/Chubb will be an extremely productive backfield.
If you look at efficiency stats like points/drop back, Taylor has been one of the most productive fantasy quarterbacks over the past few seasons. He finds himself with a great line, great weapons, and a talented HC and OC in Jackson and Haley.
It is so hard to commit to anyone else at the RB spot right now. We love Michel in New England, and if he’s the best player you know he will start, but he’s got to beat out Jeremy Hill on early downs and James White on 3rd down.
Just about any other back you can name here is going to be in some sort of committee: Derrius Guice, Kerryeon Johnson, Aaron Jones, Devontae Booker…
McKinnon on the other hand is going to get a ton of usage in what should be a high powered San Francisco offense. The schedule vs the run isn’t great, but he will see a bunch of action in the 49ers passing attack as well.
We think he sees right around 22 opportunities per game, which should be more than enough to make him a top 8 RB with Jimmy G at QB and Shanahan calling the plays.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) March 14, 2018
Lee is a matchup nightmare for opposing QB’s and is the clear number one receiver in Jacksonville. A confident Bortles is a dangerous Bortles, we saw that just two years ago when he had 4,400+ yards and 35 touchdowns.
Combine the Borles resurgence with a strong offensive line, and absolute cakewalk schedule (#2 receiver SOS for 2018) and I think you could easily see Lee end the season as a legit top 10-15 receiver. He had 5 double digit target games in just 12 full appearances, and that number will go up again this season so look for as many as 8 double digit target games, which will obviously mean 120+ targets.
Currently being drafted outside of the top 140, Lee could be one of those sleepers that is in your lineup each and every week of the season.
Jarwin is a player that is going undrafted right now, but could be a top 10 pick at his position by the middle of the preseason. Widely considered a blocking tight end, Jarwin is a much better athlete and competent pass catcher than he gets credit for, and is the number one tight end in an offense that features the position heavily.
If you look at Jarwin’s combine numbers, you can clearly see he has the athletic ability to be a TE1 in this league. Now he steps into a massive role, having reportedly taken every TE1 snap for the Cowboys. Not only is he stepping into Witten’s spot, but Dez is gone opening up even more opportunities in the passing game.
If Jarwin can impress in the preseason, he could end up being the number three weapon in this offense behind Hurns and Zeke. Again, this is a guy you can grab and stash in the last round of your fantasy draft.