2013 Fantasy Football Sleepers
Sleeper: A draft term for a NFL player that an owner believes is going to have a breakout season. These are usually players who are not rookies, but they can be. For the most part they are not well known NFL players. Usually sleepers are drafted in the middle to late rounds of a draft. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
We have classified the following players as sleepers for 2013. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Giovani Bernard||RB||CIN||22||R||RB - #6|
|Giovani Bernard could make a fantasy impact as a rookie out of the Bengals backfield. Bernard was the 37th overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and will start the season as the backup to BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Bernard will see the field on third downs, and to spell Green-Ellis throughout the game, in fact, we're hearing the carries may be split 50/50. I would n... Read More|
|Roy Helu||RB||WAS||25||2||RB - #52|
|Update (10-2): See, there was a reason why you drafted Helu. Yes, we don't know what Alfred Morris' rib injury means for Week 6 and beyond, but in relief Helu showed he can take the lead back role if needed. If nothing else he should be more involved in passing situations for an offense in need of punch. We can't cash this lottery ticket yet, but now we might if He... Read More|
|Ronnie Hillman||RB||DEN||22||1||RB - #66|
|Update (8-28) - Hillman is on top of the depth chart, but in the pre-season he has been working to out-perform Montee Ball, who has been sharing time. Hillman's goal line fumble this past game was brutal, but Ball matched strides with his dropped blocking coverage that led to Peyton Manning getting dropped by the defense. Hillman and Ball will likely go before More... Read More|
|Bernard Pierce||RB||BAL||23||1||RB - #35|
|Update (8-13): Pierce suffered a left knee sprain in the Ravens' preseason opener, but the rising second-year runner was on the field for Monday's practice. He is easily one of the top fantasy handcuffs, a potential flex option if he receives 7-10 touches per game and a top-15 RB option if Ray Rice misses time.
Pierce lived up to his rugged reputation and s... Read More
|Bilal Powell||RB||NYJ||25||2||RB - #74|
|Update (10/20): The Jets will use a running back by committee all season. One week Powell will be the better fantasy start and the next it will be Chris Ivory. Fantasy owners should only use either back as a flex or bye week fill-in.
Update (8-26): The Jets announced Mike Goodson's return to the team on Monday, but also announced he will be suspended the ... Read More
|Danny Woodhead||RB||SD||29||5||RB - #33|
|Woodhead is an interesting addition to San Diego's rushing core. Mathews will take the lead, but Woodhead, Brown and McClain can all change pace and add value to this running game. Woodhead should be categorized as a sleeper considering his new team and undefined role. I think he has great potential to perform in this scenario, so keep your eyes on him in your draf... Read More|