2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers: WR

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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

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Deshaun Watson QB HOU 21 R QB - #23
From a winning perspective and overall dynamics added to the offense, the Houston Texans must be ecstatic with the selection of QB Deshaun Watson. He instantly upgrades WR DeAndre Hopkins while adding another dimension to the offense with his ability to run. I don't see any way Tom Savage beats him out for the starting job over the long haul. Watson comes from a winni... Read More
Joe Mixon RB CIN 20 R RB - #12
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 - #25
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
C.J. Fiedorowicz Contract Year Player TE HOU 25 3 TE - #13
Defenses gave the Texans' tight ends plenty of open field in 2016 to take away Hopkins and Fuller. After TEs caught only 48 passes for 448 yards and four TDs on 74 targets in 2015, Houston turned into one of the best TE opportunities in the league last season (113/1079/7 on 172 targets). C.J. had minimal action over the first three games (2/7 on four targets). Over th... Read More
David Njoku TE CLE 20 R TE - #17
Over two seasons at Miami in college, Njoku caught 64 passes for 1060 yards and nine TDs. His game has elite upside with a unique combination of athletic ability, speed, and strength. David's route running needs to improve while improving his pass blocking. He'll offer big play ability while understanding how to sit down in zones. Njoku may not hit the ground running,... Read More
DeVante Parker WR MIA 24 2 WR - #40
Parker missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury, and he played through a back issue last in the season. His best game in catches (8) and yards (106) came in Week 2 leading to Fantasy owners expecting more upside. Over his next 14 games, DeVante had nine games three catches or less and eight games with fewer than 50 yards receiving. He was a frustrating player to start wi... Read More
Corey Coleman WR CLE 22 1 WR - #45
Over three seasons at Baylor, Coleman caught 173 passes for 3009 yards and 33 passing TDs highlighted by his 2015 season (74/1363/20). Corey also had 33 rushes over his sophomore and junior seasons for 164 yards and a TD. He has excellent speed (4.4) with upside in his leaping ability helping him win many jumps balls. On many of his highlights, Coleman had a free rele... Read More
Robby Anderson WR NYJ 24 1 WR - #72
Anderson flashed over a three-game stretch from Week 13 (4/61/1 on 12 targets), Week 14 (6/99 on 11 targets), and Week 15 (4/80/1 on six targets). The Patriots' defense took him away from the QB in Week 16 (no catches on three targets). Over the last 13 games of the season, New York gave him WR3 snaps. He only had one game with more than four catches and six targets o... Read More