2019 Fantasy Football Sleepers
We list five players at each position that could be great steals, and are being drafted way too low.
1. Jared Goff: Goff was the seventh best fantasy QB last year. One of his favorite targets Cooper Kupp is back from injury, and the Rams also drafted Darrell Henderson, who could be active in the passing game.
2. Ben Roethlisberger: He lost Antonio Brown, but remember that Roethlisberger ranked third among quarterbacks in fantasy last year. He will still get tons of yards.
3. Mitchell Trubisky: After week 4, Trubisky was the fifth best fantasy quarterback in the NFL. His numbers might not be flashy, but his running game makes him a legit fantasy quarterback.
4. Lamar Jackson: Sure, his passing game is weak, but he could rush for 1,000 yards. In Michael Vick's 1,000 rushing yard season he threw for only 2,474 yards and 20 touchdowns, and still was the third best fantasy QB
5. Dak Prescott: Prescott averaged 21 fantasy points a game with Amari Cooper playing, and now he adds Randall Cobb and Jason Witten. He has a high floor too because of his running game.
1. Chris Carson: Carson ranked third in carries per game last year, and the Seahawks rushed the ball more than any other team. This year, Carson will also get more receptions because of the extremely weak receiving core in Seattle.
2. Damien Williams: It doesn't matter who the lead back is in Kansas City, they will rack in huge numbers. In the six games that Williams started last year he averaged 24.4 fantasy points per game.
3. Matt Breida: Jerick McKinnon is hurt, and Breida is coming off a 1,000 yard season for a bad team. He is a very efficient runner and pass catcher, and will be the lead guy in San Francisco.
4. Devin Singletary: LeSean McCoy has been cut by the Bills, which in my opinion leaves Singletary the lead back in Buffalo. His nickname is "Motor" and his juke moves lead to him being able to brake so many tackles.
5. Kalen Ballage: It looks as though Ballage and Kenyan Drake will start the season splitting time, but if Ballage takes over the starting role (which is very possible), then he could be the biggest sleeper in all of fantasy football. He has extremely high potential.
2. Dede Westbrook: New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo loves Westbrook and his route running skills. DeFilippo led Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to top 12 performances, and he might be able to do that with Westbrook.
3. Mike Evans: In the first five years of Evans career he has never fallen below 1,000 yards, and last year he had a career high 1,524 receiving yards. He has only missed three games in his career, and could be a top five receiver in 2019.
4. Donte Moncrief: Moncrief had a disappointing season last year, but he is in a new offense. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are looking to replace more than 200 targets, and I believe he will be a starter alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster.
5. Keke Coutee: Coutee definitely is injury prone, but so is most of this Houston offense.
5. D.K. Metcalf: He is not going to get a ton of targets, but I expect the Seahawks to use him as a deap threat. He could end up getting a lot of yards as an explosive player.
1. Darren Waller: Don't worry about drafting Waller high, because nobody knows who he is. He will be the starting tight end with the Oakland Raiders, a team that targets tight ends a lot. He has great size at 6'6" 256lbs, and ran a 4.46 at the combine. Watch out.
2. Delanie Walker: Before last year he had three straight top five fantasy years among tight ends. He is healthy once again, and hopefully he is the same man.
3. Mark Andrews: Andrews can usually be drafted very low, but he has great upside. He disappointed last year as he did not get a single touchdown, but late in the year Lamar Jackson was looking his way a lot.
4. Jordan Reed: Reed has unbelievable talent. The problem is he is never healthy. In 2015, his only season with at least 14 games, he had 952 yards and eleven touchdowns. If you are later in the draft without a tight end, you might as well just take him for his potential.
5. T.J. Hockenson: It's risky betting on a rookie tight end, but here we go: The Lions are going to be forced to throw the ball a lot because of their weak defense, and Hockenson might be the only red zone threat on this team.