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Top 5 UFL Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers (2024)

Top 5 UFL Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers (2024)

Fantasy football players have had the USFL and XFL the past few years to help scratch their fantasy itch during the NFL offseason. However, the two leagues merged, becoming the United Football League (UFL).

While the number of spring football leagues was reduced from two to one, that doesn’t mean fantasy players have to cut their fun in half. Let’s look at five sleepers for the inaugural UFL season.

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Matt Corral (QB – Birmingham Stallions)

Reportedly, the Stallions will start Adrian Martinez in Week 1. He had a productive college career during his time at Nebraska. However, Martinez transferred to Kansas State in 2022, splitting time with Will Howard under center. Therefore, no one should be surprised if he gets benched for Corral early in the season. The former Ole Miss star got a raw deal in the NFL, never getting a chance to see the field. If he gets the opportunity to play, don’t be stunned if Corral holds onto the starting role.

T.J. Pledger (RB – Houston Roughnecks)

The Roughnecks might have the best-rushing offense in the league this season. Mark Thompson made an All-USFL team and was Offensive Player of the Year in 2023. He had 655 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns, finishing second in the league in rushing yards and first in touchdowns. However, Pledger was part of the same backfield last season. Unfortunately, he only played in four games but had three rushing touchdowns. If Pledger can stay healthy this year, he could turn Houston’s backfield into a meaningful 1-2 punch.

Tyler Vaughns (WR – Arlington Renegades)

Deontay Burnett was one of the top wide receivers in the XFL last season. He had 27 receptions for 378 receiving yards and six touchdowns, finishing second in receiving scores. However, the rest of Arlington’s receiver core lacks notability. Yet, Vaughns is a name some might recognize. The former USC star played for Arlington last year, totaling 31 receptions for 302 receiving yards and a touchdown. He finished second on the team in many meaningful receiving statistics, including first-down receptions. Vaughns could quickly build chemistry with Luis Perez.

Keke Coutee (WR – D.C. Defenders)

Houston Texan fans might remember Coutee. The former fourth-round pick had some productive moments during his time with Houston, totaling 941 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 23 games. Unfortunately, he struggled to stay healthy during his five-year NFL career, missing nearly 60% of the contests. After quick stints with the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins during the 2023 NFL offseason, Coutee joined the Defenders a few weeks ago. The veteran could play his way back into the NFL in the fall if he can stay healthy this season.

Cody Latimer (TE – San Antonio Brahmas)

Some will remember Latimer from his days in the NFL with the Denver Broncos. The former second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft had only 70 receptions on 119 targets for 935 receiving yards and six touchdowns in his six-year career. He last played with the New York Giants in 2019 before joining the Orlando Guardians of the XFL last season. Latimer had a solid year, totaling 50 receptions for 593 receiving yards and four touchdowns, all team highs. He could quickly become a go-to target for the quarterback.

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