Draft These Fantasy Football Sleepers With Your Late Round Picks

Draft These Fantasy Football Sleepers With Your Late Round Picks

Tyler Vaysman
3 years ago
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Draft These Fantasy Football Sleepers With Your Late Round Pick

Fantasy football draft season is in full swing, and that means that we are all looking for some sleepers to hit big on our rosters this season. I want to hit on different players and situations that I am targeting in different late pockets in the draft, depending on just how deep you need to get. 

The Bears Offense

Now, Allen Robinson and David Montgomery aren’t cheap, but that’s not exactly who I am talking about here (I do love me some ARob). I love getting exposure to Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney, and Cole Kmet. All three of these players are the keys to the Bears’ offensive future, and they all have significant breakout potential. 

Starting with Fields, all of these rookie quarterbacks are too cheap, and I’d be genuinely shocked if Fields and Lance weren’t good enough to be every week starters by the end of the year. Obviously, taking Fields might mean starting Sam Darnold or Ben Roethlisberger for the first few games, but I could see Fields be a top 5 fantasy QB in the second half of the year.

Mooney was a speedster out of Tulane who flashed great route running last year and often got hung out to dry by his quarterbacks. A quick Twitter search of Darnell Mooney will yield results of him beating guys like Jalen Ramsey off the line and beating him deep, only to be underthrown for an incompletion. Fields was one of the most accurate deep passers in modern CFB history via his tracking data, and I expect Mooney to benefit from this.

Kmet is a good athlete that is also trustworthy in blocking. We expect to see Kmet’s role expand this year, just like it was at the end of last season, and I could see him getting over 80% of the snaps by the middle of the season, and you can easily pick him up as a backup tight end who I think could end in the top 8 if he does break out in a better offense. 

Laviska Shenault

I love Laviska as a player and as a fantasy asset because he is someone that a coaching staff should get the ball to. With the injury to Travis Etienne, who Urban Meyer seemed to want to have a gadget role in the offense, I expect Laviska to be the explosive player on the roster that gets things like jet sweeps, a staple of the Urban Meyer college offense. Laviska is someone that can go as early as the 6th round in sharp money leagues, but you can find him in the dumpster in home leagues. 

Trey Sermon

Trey Sermon is in the best possible spot. He is in a Shanahan zone run scheme, which is what he excelled in at Ohio State. He also will not get run into the ground and will likely have a rushing QB in there late in the season, increasing the explosive rushing upside of the offense in general. Sermon is another guy that can go in the 5th of high-end leagues but has an average ADP in the 9s in home leagues.

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