The Fantasy Factory – Sleepers
August 29, 2019
Let’s make a common opinion, nobody likes to be dead last in their fantasy football league. Whether you are on the line for money, glory, or just don’t wanna get punished, fantasy football is not child’s play. It takes real skill to figure out who will be the right fit for your team on the road to the championship. Now not everyone will get to the championship but you are gonna need the right picks in your draft to have a fighting chance. Here is a list of the top fantasy football sleepers from each position who you need to have on your team:
DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Being the first receiver selected in the 2018 draft, Moore has had a solid rookie season with 960 yards on 68 catches even during the Panther’s struggling offense due to Cam Newton’s shoulder. However, with Devin Funchess out of the picture, Moore will become their number one passing threat this season. Not to mention the fact that Cam Newton should be better and Moore becoming their new number one red zone passing target. Moore should be taking his second-year leap as well making him an above-average receiver.
Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Williams taking the starting spot late last year elevated his game when it mattered most. With the downfall of Kareem Hunt from the chiefs lineup, Williams still presents a solid running game in the chiefs offense with 10 touchdowns in his final six games (including playoffs). He was also a threat as a passing-down back making him very valuable. The Chiefs might not be as good as they were last year but there’s still a kindling fire in Kansas City’s offense.
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Now even though the season was ugly last year, Winston still averaged 4.6 deep completions and 11.1 deep attempts per game. Now with the introduction of Bruce Arians, whose quarterbacks were second in air yards per pass attempt during his time in Arizona (2013-17). The last two seasons for Winston resulted in him throwing more than 300 yards in half of his games. With all of this and Winston feeling healthy, Tampa Bay has a core of talented receivers and no established running game. This makes him a primary piece in Tampa Bay’s high-velocity passing offense which also makes him a big point scorer on fantasy teams.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
Reed was ranked top five among tight ends in targets or game last season and seventh in yards after the catch per game. Reed was Washington’s number one receiving threat in 2018. However, due to injury and availability, Reed hasn’t always been there for the Redskins and his career shows it. This made him significantly less valuable, as he’s going 17th on average at the position in ESPN live drafts as of early August. Entering into this year, Reed looks healthier and should soon resurface to that top five spots.