There's just something better about any team that has "All-" in front of it. All-American, All-Decade, All-County. You get the idea. It's time fantasy football owners were able to enjoy one of these teams, too. Since we know how much you all love sleepers and hate busts, it only made sense to put together this All-Sleeper team for the 2019 season. Your team shouldn't look exactly like this at the end of draftsbecause that means you'll be ignoring the guys at the very top of the rankings and cheat sheets, but getting a few of these potential undervalued veterans and high-upside breakouts is a good way to polish off a solid draft.
We all love being right, and there's not much better "being-right" feeling in fantasy sports than nailing a sleeper. Sleepers cause one of two reactions in the draft: Either everyone gets upset that you drafted them first, or everyone scoffs at you for taking them (if they even know who they are). That's fine, you think to yourself. You're the most informed one in the room. By the end of the season, Chase Headley Jersey your mood will be greatly affected by whether you were right.
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We Franmil Reyes Jersey 're here tohelp you be right (so hopefully we're right). Our All-Sleeper Team features a QBwho creates endle s GIF potential for your league me sage board("You like that? You like that!"), and you know there's a rookie running back. We also have a wily veteran stash who's returning to the team that drafted him, one of last year's biggest busts, and two WRs trying to fill the shoesof departed stars. We even decided to add a kicker because kickers are people, too.
Note: All the average draft positions (ADP) reflected below come from .
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Fantasy Sleepers: Quarterback
Kirk Cousins, Vikings
If your league has any sort of social media interaction whatsoever, how can you pa s up the opportunity to send the "You like that?" meme to your opponent each time Cousins has a good game? That's just icing on the cake for a player going way too late for the value he'll bring your fantasy team. He's going outside the top-20 quarterbacks, while he's just outside the . That's a huge gap that could be exploited in all of your drafts.
If you embrace the wait-on-QB strategy, Cousins could wind up as your starter after you pile up on upside-laden skill-position guys. If you draft a big-name pa ser, Cousins can be your backup -- one of the last few backups off the board in 12-team leagues but also one of the safest. He completed more than 70 Tony Gwynn Jersey percent of his pa ses last season and gets two of the best receivers in football back to keep throwing to.
Cousins is going in the 12th round of fantasy drafts. Whether he's your starter or backup, that's a great time to take him with the expectation that he should exceed that draft position. Cousins has posted four straight seasons of 4,000-plus pa sing yards and 30-plus total touchdowns, so even if the Vikings run a little more as expected, you know he's going to put up numbers.
Honorable mention:Derek Carr, Raiders; Sam Darnold, Jets; Josh Allen, Bills
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Fantasy Sleepers: Running back
Tevin Coleman, 49ers
Coleman really shouldn't fall into the sleeper category. He's the top running back in an offense that should be above average, and he had a good season last year in Atlanta, finishingas the No. 18 running back in both standard and PPR scoring. Coleman's role and ability is similar, so there shouldn't be anything stopping him from repeating 2018, yet he's going as the No. 27 RB according to
In our , Coleman ranks 26th overall. He's not even being drafted as the No. 26 running back. If people were concerned about Jerick McKinnon, that shouldn't matter as much now that he's a candidate to open the season on injured reserve because of a knee injury. San Francisco surely didn't bring Coleman in to toil on the sideline while the injury-prone Matt Breida dominates touches.
As fantasy owners, we might try to decipher why drafters behave differently than we'd expect. At the end of the day, though, all that really Blank Jersey matters is what we think about a player and where he's being drafted. Coleman is more valuable than his ADP. It's that simple. That means you should be able to wait a bit and still end up with a top-30 player well after he should've already been off the board.
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Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers
How quickly fantasy owners move on from a player who burned them once. As a second-round pick after a productive USC career, people touted Jones as a sleeper last year as a rookie. He rushed for 44 yards the whole season after quickly falling into the doghouse with Bucs coaches.Things are expected to be different this year with offensive guru Bruce Arians in town.
Jones isn't fighting super stiff competition in the Tampa backfield. He needs to beat out Peyton Barber, which reports indicate he's well on the way to doing. That will set him up for 16 games of starting in an offense that should produce plenty of points.
Why, then, is Jones going No. 41among backs? For goodne s sakes, Kareem Hunt and his eight-game suspension are being drafted on average before Jones. Jones should still po Luis Urias Jersey se s some of the shine that rookie running backs often have, but somehow drafters feel like they've already seen Jones fail. In reality, they didn't even see him get a fair shake. This year, with a chance to stand out, everything in Jones' pedigree and Arians' offense suggests the second-year runner will do just that, even if he's still mostly an afterthought in the pa sing game.
Honorable mention: Royce Freeman, Broncos; Devin Singletary, Bills; Darrell Henderson, Rams; Darwin Thompson, Chiefs
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Fantasy Sleepers: Wide receiver
Tre'Quan Smith, Saints
There have been a handful of No. 2 WRs in New Orleans who have had succe s in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era. Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Willie Snead, and Jose Pirela Jersey a rookie Michael Thomas all were worthy fantasy options as the offense's secondary receiver. Last season was the first time in a while that only one player mattered at the WR spot in the Superdome. Of course, Thomas led the league in catches, but the Saints' second-best receiver was RB Alvin Kamara. There's room for Tre'Quan Smith to hearken back to the days of a more diverse offense, though.
Smith did have the second-best WR season on the Saints in 2018, reeling in 28 pa ses for 427 yards and five touchdowns. His 15.3 yards per catch shows his per-play upside. He should play even more this year, though there is a worry that hisdeep-threat ability might be