Fantasy Sleepers to DOMINATE your Redraft League



The time has finally come, after a more than doubtful and confusing summer off-season. The 2020 NFL season is upon us and with it the Fantasy Football season is around the corner. Whether your league is drafting remotely or is getting together as usual, it is time to beat your friends and family! We all know Christian McCaffrey and Saquan Barkley will be off the board before the nachos cool, but that's not where you'll win your championship. The true championships are won with the sleepers. The guys who are picked at the tail end of your draft when no one is thinking or running out of phone battery. This wont be you! Here's three guy's you can steal in your redraft league. Also bring a phone charger.


WR Sammy Watkins (ADP 136.3 Round 9.7 Standard 14 Man PPR)

Sammy Watkins is another guy many have had doubts about through the off-season, from the retirement rumors to a lingering groin injury. There are many reasons to cause concern for the 27 year old, 6 year wide receiver. Injuries kept Watkins out of two match-ups in 2019, however it was still a pretty rough season racking up only 673 yards, 52 receptions, 90 targets and 3 touchdowns. To add salt to the wound those 3 touchdowns came in Week One where he broke out with 198 yards on 9 receptions. But where Watkins can shine and is worth a 9th or 10th Round flyer in a redraft league is his YPC or Yards Per Catch. Sammy Watkins has averaged over 12.9 YPC in all 6 of his NFL seasons including his time in Buffalo. Watkins when healthy thrives in the mid field and is still a perfect target for a super star quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. With Watkins being a constant member a camp over the last few weeks leads most to believe he'll be ready for week one. This perfect storm gives you a possible stud WR in the late 9th or early 10th Round in the high powered Chiefs passing offense.


WR Justin Jefferson (ADP 158.7 Round 11.3 Standard 14 Man PPR)

Justin Jefferson will be one in a very deep rookie wide receiver class making their debut in 2020. The Vikings took the LSU standout in the very first round of this last NFL draft and with over 2400 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns in 2 full seasons at the school, with good reason. His senior year is where he caught most eyeballs while racking in over 1500 yards through the air and 18 touchdowns, all while LSU went on to win the National Championship. Jefferson gets dumped at the tail end of a very deep wide receiver fantasy pool. Most leagues see him being selected into the 11th Round meaning he can be nestled under some other talented WR you get earlier in the draft like a Tyreek Hill or Keenan Allen. With Diggs out of Minnesota many see Jefferson as the next guy up. Not much competition at the position currently in Bisi Johnson and Chad Graff. I can fully expect the 6'1 202 pound Jefferson to be a solid WR2 by mid-season.


RB Antonio Gibson (ADP 121.6 Round 8.6 Standard 14 Man PPR)

Gibson wasn't all world while at Memphis, playing only one full season with the team racking up just over 1100 total yards from scrimmage and 4 touchdowns. This all didn't stop The Washington Football Team from taking him in the second round in last years draft. Gibson is surprisingly fast and has really impressed in camp drawing comparisons to "Christian McCaffrey" from new coach Ron Rivera who drafted the star runner while in Carolina. Gibson is also 228 pounds making him a tough tackle once in the open field where Washington seems to want to use him to start, passing him the ball in open space. Don't expect Gibson to be a RB1 or even a solid RB2 to start but if you can get the rookie runner around the 8th or even better 9th or 10th Round that gives you the best value with this pick. He is a future gem in dynasty formats but for a solid flex in the later rounds you could do far worse the Antonio Gibson in your redraft league.


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