Late Round Fantasy Football Sleepers
Entering the 2016 fantasy football season, some things in the fantasy world are for certain. There are always gonna be your beginning round slam dunk picks. Those are the players that create the foundation for your fantasy team. Yes you know who I am talking about. The Cam Newton’s, Antonio Brown’s, Le’Veon Bell’s, Rob Gronkowski’s of the fantasy world. These picks are the easier ones to make and even make the lazy couch potato look like a fantasy guru. However, what really makes the difference in your roster and future fantasy success are the fantasy football sleepers you nab with your later round picks; where you can get great value at a low price.
In trying to identify fantasy football sleepers, the one thing that you look for is opportunity. Which player will get the most targets, touches, or chances to make plays. For instance, Torrey Smith’s stock is increasing solely because of the departure of Anquan Boldin. His targets will more than likely double from his last season total of just 61. Also, lets be real. San Francisco is a team that will be playing from behind the majority of the year, which opens the door to a high volume of passing situations that will go Torrey Smith’s way.
Another example of players benefitting from departure is the case with Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller. After Martellus Bennett left for greener pastures in New England, there was a void at the tight end position in the Windy City. Enter Zach Miller. Last year, in the five games that he played without Bennett in the picture due to injury, he had the same amount of yardage and more touchdowns than Bennett. Now listen, tight ends are a position that if you don’t get Gronk in the beginning rounds then the smart move is waiting on picking the position. Miller will still be there in the late rounds and he is the epiotome of a fantasy football lseeper.
Take a listen to who Jake Ciely thinks is flying far under the radar this year and how these players provide great value in the later round that can bring a fantasy championship this year.
Late Round Fantasy Football Sleepers With Jake Ciely
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