2017 Fantasy Football Super Sleeper Wide Receivers

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Super Sleepers

Super Sleeper: A high risk/potential player who is mostly unknown by many fantasy football players. These players have lots of upside and could surprise with their fantasy output.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Kenneth Dixon RB BAL 23 1 RB - #32
Over four seasons at Louisiana Tech, Dixon rushed for 4483 yards with 72 rushing TDs while also catching 87 passes for 969 yards with another 15 TDs. His value in the passing game blossom in his junior and senior seasons (63/849/13). Kenneth will add explosiveness to the Ravens' offense will some HR ability if he breaks through to the second level of the defense. His ... Read More
Jesse James TE PIT 22 2 TE - #27
In a matter of moments in mid-May, James earned a starting job with Lardarius Green getting released. Over the first nine games of the 2016 season, Jesse had 28 catches for 236 yards and three TDs on 39 target as the starting TE for the Steelers. When Green returned, he became a non-factor (11/102 on 21 targets). Over three seasons at Penn State, James caught 78 passe... Read More
Zay Jones WR BUF 22 R WR - #70
Over four seasons at East Carolina, Jones caught 399 passes for 4279 yards and 23 TDs highlighted by his senior year (158/1746/8). He did most of his damage close to the line of scrimmage, which led to short yards per catch (10.7). His hands grade well, but they will be challenged by tighter coverage in the NFL. His game may work better early in his career vs. zone co... Read More
DeShone Kizer QB CLE 21 R QB - #54
Over two seasons at Notre Dame, Kizer threw for 5805 yards with 47 TDs and 19 Ints. His completion rate (60.7) didn't offer an edge, and he had regression in his junior season (58.7). DeShone was active as a runner (264/997/18), which adds a dimension to his game that the other two QBs don't have. There is a lot to like here, and his complete game may give the Browns ... Read More
Malcolm Mitchell WR NE 23 1 WR - #75
To win in Fantasy sports, a Fantasy owner sometimes needs to think outside the box. I had Rob Gronkowski on one team in the high-stakes market. He suffered an injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks leading to him not playing the following week in San Fran. My partner on the team asked, but failed to press for Mitchell that week. He would have a natural replacement on ... Read More
Charone Peake WR NYJ 24 1 WR - #110
When looking at the depth at WR for New York headed into this year, Peake is a player who at least has talent with projectable upside. He has sub 4.50 speed while only benching 225 lbs. 12 times in the 2016 NFL combine. His short area quickness is much too slow to have value working the short areas of the field. After battling injuries for a couple of seasons at Clems... Read More
Breshad Perriman WR BAL 23 2 WR - #60
At his Pro day in 2015, Breshad ran under 4.30 twice while showing some strength in the bench press (18 reps). His game has only improved slightly in each of the last two seasons at UCF (2012 - 26/388/3, 2013 - 39/811/4, and 2014 - 50/1044/9). Perriman will enter the NFL as a one-dimensional speed threat, which falls right in line with the early development of Torrey ... Read More
John Ross WR CIN   R WR - #62
Ross missed the entire 2015 season with a torn left ACL. This came after low production in his freshman (16/208/1) and sophomore (17/371/4) seasons while showcasing some value as a runner (12/93/1). In his red-shirt junior year, John offered a nice combination of short area production and home run ability. He finished with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 receiving T... Read More
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 20 R WR - #76
Over three seasons at USC, JuJu caught 213 passes for 3092 yards and 25 TDs with his best success coming in his sophomore year (89/1454/10). Smith-Schuster adds more power than finesse to the wide receiver position. His size (6'1' and 215 Lbs.) may give him a chance to earn action over the middle. This is the guy that will put Roethlisberger over 40 TDs in 2017. He's ... Read More