A key component of any successful fantasy football team is the utilization of late round picks that not everyone may take seriously. If a 12th round pick can be as productive as someone taken in a early round, then you are set up for success. For my rankings, a sleeper must be outside of the top 150, as far as average draft position (ADP), per FantasyPros.com.
If you have not yet, check out my RB Sleepers (PPR).
Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills
Jones is a rookie in an underwhelming passing offense, but there is tremendous potential in the receiver from East Carolina University. He could possibly be the number one target for Tyrod Taylor now that Sammy Watkins has been traded out of town. His targets will be poached by possession receiver Anquan Boldin and slot receiver Jordan Matthews, but he should be the lone target on the outside. With an ADP of 161 he should be available around round 13, so he is well worth the risk.
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles receiver is due for an uptick in targets now that Jordan Matthews has been shipped out of town. Agholor has a problem with dropping passes, but he will have his chance to capitalize on increased targets. Second year quarterback Carson Wentz should be an improved passer, and this will help the offensive weapons around him. Agholor’s ADP is 210 so he may well be available in the last round of your draft.
Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
Funchess had a disappointing first two seasons, but scoring nine touchdowns while fighting for targets deserves some attention. After Ted Ginn and Corey Brown left via free agency, Funchess will start alongside Kelvin Benjamin. The 6’5 receiver should be a commanding red zone threat. Also, with the former MVP Cam Newton throwing him the rock, he should be fairly consistent. Fuchess’s ADP is 239 so he should be available up until the last round of all drafts.