Top Fantasy Sleepers for this Upcoming Season
Mitchell Trubisky QB Bears
With Matt Nagy in as head coach, the Bears have surrounded Mitchell Trubisky with all the pieces he needs to be successful in the NFL. His receiving core; Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, will be off the charts this year and so much better than last year. He will have great play calling by Nagy, and has one of the best running back duos in the NFL. Mitchell Trubisky has phenomenal offensive line and will have a ton of time to throw. Despite being in a really good division, the Bears young signal caller has a really good chance to be a starting fantasy quarterback this year!
Kenyan Drake RB Dolphins
I love to watch Kenyan Drake run. He is a bigger back that is also elusive. In the second half of the season he was ninth in rushing yards, so imagine a full season as the lead back in Miami. Drake averaged 5 yards per carry and was a bright spot for a disappointing Dolphins team. Now with Jarvis gone, I expect the Dolphins to run it a whole lot more which is great for Drake. Drake also gets to learn from one of the greatest running backs in NFL history with Frank Gore. Kenyan Drake will be in a position to do very well with the Dolphins this year!
Jamaal Williams RB Packers
Jamaal "Boogie" Williams was my favorite sleeper running back coming out of the draft last season. With one year under his belt, Jamaal is going to get a lot more production. Williams also go better in the receiving game as the year went on. With Aaron Jones facing suspension and Ty Montgomery struggling to stay healthy, Jamaal Williams is in a great position. Not to mention, Williams also has Aaron Rodgers back who will draw a lot more attention into the pass game. Williams can be a nice draft steal for your fantasy teams.
DJ Moore WR Panthers
DJ Moore was drafted into a perfect situation with the Carolina Panthers. Last year, besides Devin Funchess, the Panthers receiving core was brutal. While Damiere Byrd and Kaelin Clay did show signs last year, Clay is gone and Byrd might not even make the roster. This year I am excited to see what this Panthers receiving core looks like, between Moore, Funchess, and Curtis Samuel (who was hurt last season). I think DJ Moore is going to emerge as the number one receiver and a nice late round pick for your fantasy teams.
DeVante Parker WR Dolphins
With Jarvis Landry in Cleveland, someone needs to take over all the lost targets. Parker gets Ryan Tannehill back who when healthy isn't a terrible quarterback. Parker has a ton of potential, coming out of Louisville people thought he was going to be a premiere receiver and I still think he can be. This is an all or nothing year for Parker and I think this will be the year that he lives up to his potential!
Corey Davis WR Titans
Corey Davis didn't have any touchdowns in the regular season, but in his final game he got two! I don't only love Corey Davis because of his talent, but because of the situation he is in this year. The Titans have a new offensive coordinator, Matt LeFleur, who was with the Rams last season. The Rams had fantastic receivers last season and I think Corey Davis can be the same way. Corey Davis is filled with talent and showed signs last season. I am drafting Corey Davis in all of my leagues this year.
OJ Howard TE Buccaneers
With so much negative energy coming out of the Buccaneers facility, I think OJ Howard is a very bright spot for that team. Howard quietly had a fantastic rookie year and despite Cameron Brate getting a big time contract extension, I believe Howard will be used a lot more in the passing game. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston both like to throw to their tight ends. Howard got better as the year went on and will be receive more targets this year.
Mike Williams WR Chargers
If you follow me or my podcast, you know how big of a Keenan Allen fan I am. Keenan now has a number one receiver on the other side of him. His rookie year was disappointing and now he is fully healthy and ready to go. Williams is a great player that has so so so much potential. He was a monster at Clemson and this year he will be on the field more often. It wouldn't be a bad idea to take a late round flyer on Williams this year.
D'Onta Foreman RB Texans
Before getting injured last season, Foreman was showing some serious promise. He will be behind Lamar Miller, but I think by the end of the season he will be running people over as the starter in Houston. I think Foreman is a really good late round pick who will be very productive for fantasy teams. Foreman will also be involved in the pass game with Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Pending on his health, D'Onta Foreman can be a really good pick up for your teams this year.
Doug Martin RB Raiders
Apparently Doug Martin has been looking lights out in minicamp this year and he's the running back that Jon Gruden wanted. I think the Raiders will use Martin all over the place this season and he will be a big part of the weekly game plan. I see Martin being a low-risk fantasy player for your team this year and I recommend everyone take a swing at him this year.