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FantasyPros Football Podcast: Sleepers for 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Zach Zenner

Could Zach Zenner lead the Lions in carries and touchdowns?

Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.

JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) joins the pod to talk fantasy football sleepers heading into drafts. We begin with a player JJ thinks could possibly be a late round steal like David Johnson was in 2015 (1:41). We continue by looking at rookie wide receivers who have a chance to break out (4:19) and backup running backs who could finish the season as an RB1 if there is an injury ahead of them on the depth chart (6:24). JJ gives us sleepers at each position, starting with quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (10:14) and Jameis Winston (11:29). Bobby and JJ discuss Tyrod Taylor (12:36) and Robert Griffin III (14:19) before moving onto sleeper running backs outside the top 40 ADP. Players include Bilal Powell (15:55), James White (17:06), free agent Karlos Williams (18:20) and Zach Zenner (19:11). Moving onto wide receivers outside the top 40 ADP we discuss Phillip Dorsett (20:27), Mohamed Sanu (21:24), Jermaine Kearse (23:04), Steve Smith (23:40) and Bruce Ellington (24:41). We talk about Charles Clay being a possible deep sleeper at the tight end position (25:28) and then move over to players going between 50 and 100 in ADP that could end up top-5 at their respective positions (26:37). Players include podcast favorite Donte Moncrief (26:57) and Melvin Gordon (28:31). We finish by looking at players we like at the back of the first round (30:33), and backup quarterbacks you should look at drafting if you take Tom Brady (36:21).

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Intro music courtesy of Absofacto. [Listen to the full track here]

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