We’re still a way away from the season starting, but fantasy football is year-round and early drafters can take advantage of values at this stage of the offseason. Sleeper is now one of the most popular fantasy football platforms available, but despite their average draft position (ADP) updating regularly, there are still some glaring values we should be looking to take advantage of.
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Best Values on Sleeper (Fantasy Football 2023)
Here are some of the best fantasy football values available on Sleeper.
Alexander Mattison (RB – MIN) | ADP – 129.2
Dalvin Cook could be cut or traded from the Vikings seemingly at any point now, with more and more Vikings beat-reporters talking up the team’s belief in Alexander Mattison as a three-down back. The Vikings brought back Mattison, who was a free agent and gave him a two-year $7 million contract, which in a depressed running back market is noteworthy.
Mattison has had to bide his time behind Cook throughout his career, but in the six games he’s had over 50% of the snaps in the last three years, he’s averaged 22.15 points per reception (PPR) points per game. It seems inevitable that Cook is moved on, and when that happens, Mattison will likely climb to have an ADP of at least 50
#Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell expressed excitement about the current RB room, especially Alexander Mattison.
“It’s been really good to see Alex take a few more reps and really show that all three-down kinda ownership that he’s been capable of for a long time.” pic.twitter.com/QpRhnfZtGq
— VikingzFanPage (@vikingzfanpage) May 31, 2023
Devin Singletary (RB – HOU) | ADP – 129.3
The Texans seem content to roll with Dameon Pierce as their RB1 giving him a large share of the opportunities, but it also became evident in Pierce’s rookie year that he tired as the season went on and that the Texans need someone younger and, frankly, better than Rex Burkhead as Pierce’s backup.
Singletary has never been electric for fantasy football, but he will have opportunities behind Pierce, and the Texans have an offensive line that could be a top-10 unit this year. If the Texans decide to lean run heavy, then there’s no reason to believe Singletary can’t have useful weeks, and if anything were to happen to Pierce, then Singletary would be immediately an every-week RB2.
Chigoziem Okonkwo (TE – TEN) | ADP – 136.2
The Titans are a mess at the moment. There are no two ways about it. Projecting anything for a team that has offensive line worries and could change quarterback at any point makes things tricky, but Chigoziem Okonkwo showed enough in his rookie year that we should have faith he’ll be able to capitalize on the Titans’ lack of pass-catching options. Between Weeks 12-17, Okonkwo had 2.5 yards per route run, which was the third highest among all pass-catchers with 10 catches or more.
Rashod Bateman (WR – BAL) | ADP – 138.7
Ravens pass-catchers are still being priced up as Baltimore is in the Greg Roman era, and Rashod Bateman’s ADP, in particular, stands out as if drafters are more concerned about him than they need be. Odell Beckham might be the highest-paid receiver with the Ravens, but he’s much more likely to be used in situational plays and in the red zone than Bateman, who likely leads the position in snaps. Bateman’s career has been interrupted by injuries, but he’s healthy now and working at optional team activities (OTAs), and in the words of Lamar Jackson, he’s WR1.
2022 Weeks 1-4:
19.5% target share
30.1% air yard share
4th in YPRR behind only Tyreek, Waddle, & AJB
1st in YAC per rec TIED with Deebo
Yes even if you take out his 75 yard back breaker against MIA – 1.80 YPRR would have been tied for 27th out of 72 WRs (min… pic.twitter.com/leMH1S1WV4
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) May 30, 2023
Anthony Richardson (QB – IND) | ADP – 142.4
Perhaps people are still feeling the burn of drafting Trey Lance and his promise never really materializing, but the situations aren’t overly similar once you get past their dual-threat abilities. Lance was drafted behind Jimmy Garoppolo, and from day one, Kyle Shanahan said Lance would be the backup throughout his rookie season, and while many of us doubted that would happen, Lance picked up injuries that held him further back, and he never had a chance to push Garoppolo.
Meanwhile, from the day Richardson was drafted, the Colts have talked up the fact that he needs time on the field to learn and develop. Richardson is raw, but his upside is huge, and for fantasy football, he can be a starter from Day 1.
“Babe I just got Anthony Richardson 5 picks past ADP” https://t.co/50mwBYHXf4
— Hope Bishop (@hopebishop) June 4, 2023
Gerald Everett (TE – LAC) | ADP – 148.6
The Chargers are set for a bounce-back season after Justin Herbert dealt with injuries last year that combined with tepid playcalling to see his average depth of target hit a career-low 6.4 yards per attempt. With Kellen Moore calling the plays, we should expect the Chargers to open things up more, and while the addition of Quentin Johnston makes the wide receiver room trickier to predict, Gerald Everett is still the TE1 in this offense, and we’ve seen enough from him and Justin Herbert to know that the two can be a good pairing for fantasy football, with Everett finishing as TE13 in points per game last season.
Michael Gallup (WR – DAL) | ADP – 165.6
A year ago, the fantasy football community was hyping up an injured Michael Gallup, who, with Amari Cooper departing the Cowboys, looked set to become the clear No. 2 option in Dallas. Understandably Gallup’s recovery from his torn ACL meant that he was slow to get going and didn’t deliver upon the hype, but now a year removed, the fade seems to have gone too far, with Gallup available almost a hundred picks later than in 2022.
Brock Purdy (QB – SF) | ADP – 230
As a former Trey Lance Truther, it pains me no end to say this, but the simple fact is that the Niners have done nothing but support Brock Purdy as the QB1 in San Francisco. Purdy appears to be doing well in his recovery from surgery, and while Jimmy Garoppolo was a tepid quarterback with such weapons, Purdy displayed a little more gung-ho attitude as the starter and had 16 or more points in four of his five starts.
Simply put, getting a starting quarterback this late in the draft with such elite weapons is a no-brainer, and when Purdy is declared healthy, we’ll see a huge jump in his ADP.
Jimmy G is a good dude and decent QB and was playing maybe the best ball of his life this year, but Brock Purdy shows you why the 49ers were ready to upgrade the position. This offense is dynamic now.
— Ryan G Hensley (@ryanghensley) December 25, 2022