A key component of any successful fantasy football team is the utilization of late round picks that not everyone may take seriously. If a 12th round pick can be as productive as someone taken in a early round, then you are set up for success. For my rankings, a sleeper must be outside of the top 150, as far as average draft position (ADP), per FantasyPros.com.
DeShaun Watson, Houston Texans
Watson is a deep sleeper because he is not even guaranteed to be the starting quarterback for the Texans. After being selected with the twelfth overall pick in this years draft though, it is doubtful that the team plans on letting him sit the bench for very long. Although rookie qbs are not the most reliable fantasy starters, he can be worth a selection in the last round of your draft. If he does win the starting job, he could set the league on fire. With top tier weapons Deandre Hopkins and Lamar Miller on his offense, Watson could lean on them and throw multiple touchdowns weekly. With an ADP of 185 and the 21st ranked qb, he is worth a shot.
Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
Cutler is the 25th ranked quarterback, and has an overall ADP of 217. Although his reputation is that of a horrible interception throwing machine, he could prove the haters wrong this season. He has a ton of weapons at his disposal and he is already familiar with Adam Gase’s offense. Cutlers favorite targets will be Jarvis Landry, Devante Parker, and Kenny Stills. Although Cutler may be interception prone, there is a chance that he has a spectacular season.
Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
Like Watson, Siemian is not a guarantee to start, but he has tremendous potential if he does. He is the 27th best rated quarterback and will certainly be available in the last round of fantasy drafts. He was a below average qb last season, but if he can take a big step forward this year he could post 30 touchdowns with the weapons he has.
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