Tis the season to scour the latest fantasy football rankings ahead of your drafts. Whether it’s a keeper league, PPR league, auction league, or any other format, it is won and lost with sleeper picks.
Drafting for home run value in the middle or later rounds isn’t easy. But it’s definitely possible. Here are my sleeper picks to get you over the hump and hoisting a championship cup (assuming your league springs for a cup. It can also be a belt).
2017 Fantasy Football Draft Recommendations
QB Trevor Siemian
Now firmly entrenched as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Siemian has been in high compete mode since the end of last season. He had to once again win his job and that bodes well from a fantasy perspective. In 14 games last season, Siemian passed for 3,400 yards and 18 touchdowns – and most of it was while playing with a separated left shoulder. In a new system, with a better offensive line and a deeper running game, it’s not out of the question to get 4,000 yards passing and 25+ touchdown passes out of this unheralded 7th rounder.
TE Cameron Brate
Brate came out of nowhere to rack up a few top tier tight end fantasy performances last year. But for some reason many rankings at his position don’t even have him in the top 8 spots! With his quarterback Jameis Winston poised for an even bigger year and Brate having already put up some good weeks in his career, I woudln’t be shocked to see him ascend to top 5 in the 2017 fantasy football draft this year. He’s getting no respect so take advantage.
RB Danny Woodhead
Injuries have derailed Woodhead recently, but he’s definitely a contender for comeback player of the year in Baltimore. Woodhead has led running backs this century in pass catches. Add in the fact that the Ravens were one of the most pass-happy offenses in the league last year and you have a match made in heaven. Woodhead could easily top 50 catches and a handful of touchdowns if used right. Grab him in the later rounds of the 2017 Fantasy Football Draft.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.