So many people play fantasy football that everyone seems to know about the most popular sleeper targets.
There are some guys who are still falling beneath the general radar and are value plays.
Here are some later fliers you can pinpoint in your upcoming drafts:
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona: Was supposed to break out last year, now he can make his splash with a better QB situation. He’ll be a prime TD target for Kyler Murray.
Qadree Ollison, RB, Atlanta: This is a deep shot, but Devonta Freeman has trouble staying healthy, and the rookie comes in as a power runner who can also catch passes out of the backfield. Ollison could at least operate in a time share if an opportunity arises.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore: As a rookie, Andrews displayed some occasional big play ability and started to click more with Lamar Jackson late in the regular season. He is a returning, familiar target for the second-year QB and has some TD potential.
Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas: He started to come on late last year in the regular season and the playoffs. Gallup is poised to take over as the No. 2 WR in Dallas.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay: He was playing well in the first four games before injuries ruined his 2018 season. Allison has experience working with Aaron Rodgers and could pick up where he left off last year.
Kalen Ballage, RB, Miami: Kenyan Drake should get a chance to be the lead guy again in Miami. But if he falters at all, Ballage is a size/speed hybrid who could become a standout with frequent work.
Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota: We have all witnessed Dalvin Cook’s injury struggles. If he cannot stay healthy again, Mattison was drafted as a power runner who can possibly take over and be the main cog in the running game.
Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans: He flashed promise at times as a rookie but was inconsistent. This season, he should start to become a more complete WR as Ted Ginn Jr. begins to fade away.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland: He has his best supporting cast ever in a pivotal and crucial season. Carr must prove he can still be a quality starter for the Raiders and he has the tools and motivation to succeed.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Pittsburgh: James Washington is not ready to step forward as a starter yet, so the Steelers signed the veteran Moncrief. He is a big target with TD promise who can be a Fantasy WR3 in a significant role in the Pittsburgh offense.
Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks: He does have some more sleeper cache than some others listed here, but we could not leave him out. If Chris Carson cannot stay healthy, Penny could seize the starting job and won’t look back.
Trey Quinn, WR, Washington: “Mr Irrelevant” as the last pick in the 2018 draft, Quinn could actually become relevant in his second pro season. Quinn is a sure-handed, big target who could become a Fantasy asset in PPR formats.
Scott Engel is a Senior Fantasy Analyst for Rotoballer.com. For more in-depth content from the industry leaders in Fantasy Sports insights and analysis, go to www.rotoballer.com.
—Field Level Media