Fantasy Football Sleepers
Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Last season Bradford set an NFL record in completion percentage. He’s definitely a bye-week replacement guy or someone you can target in a super-flex league (QB’s can be a flex).
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay
Ty Montgomery is a WR but switched to RB last season because of the lack of production and injuries at the position. He handled the position well but he can’t be a four down back. Jamaal Williams will be able to compliment Montgomery and could be that guy the Packers wanted Eddie Lacy to be. Jamaal Williams is worth holding onto.
Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns
Britt played for the LA Rams last season and piled up 68 receptions on 111 targets. He had 1,002 yards and five touchdowns last season with terrible QB play. In 2016 he had a combination of Case Keenum and rookie Jared Goff throwing him the ball. Its not like he’s made a huge improvement at the QB position going to the Browns but he will be the number one option after the departure of Terrelle Pryor Sr.
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans
Matthews was barely used until Week 5 last season and still had 108 targets, which led the Titans. The Titans now have first round pick Corey Davis and veteran Eric Decker, which may take some targets away from Matthews. Marcus Mariota has become a better passer and we could see a lot more three receiver sets from the Titans.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Sterling Shepard was impressive last season with 8 touchdowns. Brandon Marshall and of course Odell Beckham Jr. will draw most of the coverage from opposing defenses. The Giants will still be unable to run the ball and have to rely on the passing game.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Some may think, why is Carson Palmer on this list? But let’s look back to his 2015 season, where he was an MVP candidate, to last season being a huge BUST! Last season Palmer struggled but he was without Michael Floyd and John Brown for a good amount of the year. Carson Palmer should be able to exploit the Lions, Colts, Cowboys, and 49ers in the first four weeks of the season.
Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay is a rookie out of Northern Illinois and has been making noise for the Lions in the preseason. He’s earning first team reps in practice with his 6 foot 4 frame. While the Lions have talent on the outside with Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Eric Ebron, Stafford too has become a better passer. If Tate or Jones gets injured, Golladay will be a player with a lot of upside.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected O.J. Howard in the NFL draft with their first round selection so why would Brate be on this list. Brate had eight touchdowns last season and reports have come out where they might feature Howard as a blocking TE. Jameis Winston and Cameron Brate were great in the red zone.
Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints
After a disappointing 2016 season Fleener’s stock has dropped and he looks like a good late round TE pick up. Fleener saw 16 red zone targets in 2016 but only converted on two of those targets for touchdowns. Fleener will have more opportunities this year after the departure of Brandin Cooks.