2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers: RB

 
 
 
 
 
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2017 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 2017. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Joe Mixon RB CIN 20 R RB - #13
Over his freshman and sophomore seasons at Oklahoma, Mixon gained 2,921 combined yards on 365 touches with 65 catches and 26 TDs. Joe will be a great receiver in the passing game. He brings a solid stiff arm to help him break tackles in the open field while offering the size to be a factor at the goal line. Pass protection shouldn't be an issue. In 2016, the Bengals r... Read More
Bilal Powell RB NYJ 28 6 RB - #21
For the second straight season, Powell was a factor in the championship weeks of the playoffs in the high-stakes market. In Week 14, Bilal had 179 combined yards with two TDs and five catches. The following week he had 162 combined yards with 11 catches. His other game of value came in Week 17 (137 combined yards with a TD and three catches). Over the first 12 games o... Read More
Mike Gillislee RB NE 26 4 RB - #26
Over the last two seasons with the Bills, Gillislee averaged 5.7 yards per rush with nine TDs while securing 148 rushes for 844 yards. His skill set offered minimal value in the passing game (15/79/1). In his best season a Florida, Mike rushed for 1152 yards with 10 TDs on 244 carries. He also caught 16 passes for 159 yards and a TD. Last season the Patriots gave LeGa... Read More
Rex Burkhead Contract Year Player RB NE 26 4 RB - #64
New England will pay Burkhead about the same money in 2017 as Mike Gillislee. Last year Rex has the best opportunity over four seasons with the Bengals after Gio Bernard went down with an injury. He outplayed Jeremy Hill on early downs (74/344/2 - 4.6 yards per rush) while being viable in the passing game (17/145). In his best season in college, Burkhead had 1534 comb... Read More

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