Bobby Sylvester’s Top 10 Fantasy Football Sleepers
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by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Jul 6, 2017

If Le’Veon Bell goes down, another RB1 may be waiting in the wings

There is plenty of variance in how we all define sleepers, so let me explain the guidelines I personally use. A sleeper is not someone who is currently or will soon be drafted in the top 10 rounds this preseason. Derrick Henry might just be a breakout performer, but he is by no means a sleeper. Nor is a sleeper is not someone that everyone is hyped about. I love myself some Samaje Perine, but everyone knows who he is and that he has immense upside. Finally, a sleeper is not someone who has done it before. We all know Jamaal Charles is the all-time NFL leader in yards per carry. No one needs to tell you that if he finds his way into carries, he could be an RB1.

Rather, a sleeper is someone drafted #120 or lower that hardly anyone is talking about but explode onto the scene at some point this year and be a big part of your team winning your fantasy football league championship. Some of these players last year were Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and Jordan Howard. We have a strong idea of the types of players who perform this way seemingly out of the blue. Today, I’ll introduce you to my top ten that have a chance to be those type of players in 2017.

 

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1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Mark Ingram (NO)RB
4LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
5Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
6Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
9Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
12A.J. Green (CIN)WR
13Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
14Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
15Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
16DeMarco Murray (TEN)RB
17Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
18Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
19Travis Kelce (KC)TE
20Lamar Miller (HOU)RB
21Jay Ajayi (PHI)RB
22Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
23Mike Evans (TB)WR
24Tevin Coleman (ATL)RB
25Samaje Perine (WAS)RB
26Dion Lewis (NE)RB
27Zach Ertz (PHI)TE
28Michael Thomas (NO)WR
29Orleans Darkwa (NYG)RB
30DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
1Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
2Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
5Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Joey Votto (CIN)1B
9Kris Bryant (CHC)1B,3B
10Chris Sale (BOS)SP
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11Manny Machado (BAL)3B,SS
12Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
13Corey Seager (LAD)SS
14Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)RF
15Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
16Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
17Daniel Murphy (WSH)1B,2B
18Nelson Cruz (SEA)RF,DH
19George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22Edwin Encarnacion (CLE)1B,DH
23Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B,DH
24Yu Darvish (FA)SP
25Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
26Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
27Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
28J.D. Martinez (FA)RF
29Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
30Jose Abreu (CWS)1B,DH
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
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11John Wall (WAS)PG
12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Chris Paul (HOU)PG
14Damian Lillard (POR)PG
15Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
16Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
19Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
20Paul George (OKC)SF,PF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
24Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
25CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Marc Gasol (MEM)C
30Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C