A top-101 is great, but leagues can be won at the end of the draft. Craig and I each made our own sleeper lineups consisting of players being drafted in the 12th round or later. We didn’t necessarily go for the “best” players, but those who are a little more exciting with decent room for upside, who you can either get in the last few rounds, or even off your waiver wire
QB – Blake Bortles – Bortles has been a top-12 QB every year outside of his rookie season. Since coming into the league, only Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, and Tyrod Taylor have more rushing yards. Also, what’s funnier than winning with Blake Bortles?
RB – Jordan Wilkins – With Marlon Mack sidelined, Nyheim Hines rubbing butter on his hands before games, Robert Turbin eating steroids, and Christine Michael possibly being a figment of our imagination, Wilkins can runaway with the starting job.
RB – Jonathan Williams – Looking like the favorite to fill in the Mark Ingram role in Weeks 1-4. It was only last season that Willie Snead barely received one target a game when he returned from suspension, so Williams could hold on to this job.
WR – Tyrell Williams – A catch-radius freak according to PlayerProfiler, Williams has a decent chance to lead the Chargers in touchdowns.
WR – Chris Godwin – A SPARQ stud and Twitter favorite who figures to see a lot of outside work this season, we might finally get our Chris Godwin Breakout Year™. Dirk Koetter’s inability to recognize talent could be his biggest obstacle.
WR – Courtland Sutton – Courtland Sutton is Demaryius Thomas 2.0, while Demaryius Thomas is turning into Demaryius Thomas 0.5. Get’s a huge boost if Chad Kelly takes over.
TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Just turning 26 this year, Seferian-Jenkins has a chance to put it all together in a Jacksonville receiving core that doesn’t have a main receiver. Ceiling is Tyler Eifert, but healthy.
FLEX – Austin Ekeler – Started stealing a decent number of touches from Melvin Gordon in 2017 before going down with an injury. Could be Rivers’ new Danny Woodhead.
QB – Alex Smith – Last year’s QB4 just came to an offense that produced back-to-back QB5 performances out of Kirk Cousins. Currently getting drafted as the QB18.
RB – TJ Yeldon – In the three games Yeldon played without Fournette, he carried the ball 27 times for 190 yards (7.03 ypc) with eight catches for 51 yards. Elite handcuff.
RB – Jeremy Hill – Currently healthy and capability around the goal line are the two reasons why Jeremy Hill could be this years “randomly finishes as the RB11” Patriots running back.
WR – James Washington – In typical Pittsburgh fashion, Washington is among the long list of young WRs who have excelled immediately. Has already secured the third WR spot with Martavis gone.
WR – Mike Williams – The injury to Hunter Henry makes Williams the next man up for red zone target vacuum. After in an injury-riddled rookie season, the 2017 seventh overall draft pick looks great this preseason.
WR – Michael Gallup – Someone has to catches passes in Dallas, amiright?? Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, and Cole Beasley are the least intimidating competition in the league for the highly talented Gallup.
TE – Ricky Seals-Jones – Per fantasypros.com, every tight end who has played with Sam Bradford, except for Brent Celek, has never had a better season in terms of receptions or yards before or after their season with a healthy Bradford.
FLEX – WR John Ross – The last three seasons in Cincinnati, the #2 WR (Marvin Jones/Brandon Lafell) has averaged 60-742-4. Both are out of the picture, giving John Ross the opportunity to take over. He’s very fast.