Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@). 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).
Intro music courtesy of Absofacto. [Listen to the full track here]