The 3 Best Sleeper Picks At Every Position In Your 2015 Fantasy Football Draft
Today, we top off our week-long fantasy football draft coverage with a list of sleepers at every position. We use standard non-PPR scoring for all our rankings. As always, hit me up on Twitter @MrT_BroBible if you have any draft-related questions. Or if you just want to make a new friend. Now on to THE SLEEPERS!
It always helps to strike it rich in fantasy football on players drafted in later rounds. Sometimes these players were ready to rise to the challenge when the season started, but people just didn’t expect it. Others seized the opportunity when it was presented midseason due to injury. As we look for this year’s Jeremy Hill and Odell Beckham Jr., here’s a list of guys not to sleep on in this year’s fantasy football draft.
1. Sam Bradford – Philadelphia Eagles
You’re going to scoff when you hear Bradford could be a top 10 quarterback his year, but it’s true. He gets hurt a lot, but he’s never had talent around him like he does in Philadelphia and Eagles’ offensive line is no slouch. Just look at the numbers Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez combined to out up last year in Chip Kelly’s offense. As one person they would’ve finished 14th in QB points and Bradford is more naturally talented that both of them. The passing game will still be strong despite the loss Jeremy Maclin because Jordan Matthews will kick things up a notch in year two, rookie Nelson Agholor has talent to excel and Zach Ertz might finally be ready to take over as first team tight end. Add in that NFL East defenses are extremely marginal and Bradford should finish in or near the top 10 this year.
2. Teddy Bridgewater – Minnesota Vikings
He may play with gloves on each hand, but that didn’t stop Bridgewater from averaging 15.67 during the last six games of last season. Had he played that well all year, he would’ve finished 13th in points. It’s also very impressive that Bridgewater finished 12th in completion percentage as a rookie. His yards per attempt were 14th in the league, so at least he wasn’t dinking and dunking the whole time. Now he adds Mike Wallace as a target and Adrian Peterson returns to the backfield to keep defenses honest.
3. Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers aren’t going to be good and Winston will make his mistakes, but you may be looking at the captain of the garbage time All-star team right here. Winston has really good weapons in his top two receivers and his tight end is healthy and ready to do big things. (More on that later…) The Buccaneers still don’t have a good defense, so Winston will be trailing in many games and forced to throw a lot. Despite his off-field actions in college, he’s shown intelligence at running an offense. When quizzed by John Gruden at being able to understand play calls, Winston hit all the marks to impress the former coach. The pieces are definitely there for a top-15 season and a perfectly usable starting quarterback in good matchups.