NFL Sleepers


The beginning of the NFL season also means fantasy football is back. Every fantasy football owner wants to have the best team with the best players such as Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Christian McCaffrey. However, the draft doesn’t always turn out how you would like it to, and most people are not fortunate enough to have one of these stars on their team. But, this does not mean your team is doomed. Below are several “under-the-radar” players that I believe can be beneficial to anyone’s fantasy football team:

Jacoby Brissett: Andrew Luck’s surprising retirement has led to the Colts in dire need of a new quarterback. They believe Jacoby Brissett is their guy. Back in 2017, Luck missed the entire season with a shoulder injury, and Brissett was put in a similar situation. He led the Colts to a disappointing 4-12 season. This year the Colts hope the more experienced Brissett can produce a successful season. I believe Brissett will have a better season than his 2017 one due to his gained experience and improved chemistry with his teammates.

Dede Westbrook running for a touchdown.

Dede Westbrook: Nick Foles signed with the Jaguars this offseason. This is a big step up from Blake Bortles who has been the Jaguars quarterback the past few seasons. Foles and Westbrook appear to have a great connection and chemistry on the field as Westbrook had seven targets and one touchdown in his first preseason game. John DeFilippo, the offensive coordinator for the Jaguars, called him the best route runner he has ever been around. The expectations are high for Westbrook this season, and many people expect to see the same star they saw in college on the NFL field this year.

Chris Carson: Carson will be the Seahawk’s starting running back this year, and he looks to have a very promising season. Last year, he only played 14 games and managed to have over 1,000 yards rushing. Also, Carson finished out as the number 3 running back in carries last year and had nine touchdowns. If Carson can stay healthy all year, he has potential to be a top back in the league.

Michael Gallup: Gallup was a third-round pick, and he started off fairly slow last year. However, as the season progressed, Gallup got better and better. He ended the season last year with a touchdown or at least seven targets in five of Dallas’ final six games. Also, Amari Cooper is battling a foot injury, so this opens up more room for Gallup to get involved. I believe Gallup will continue where he left off last season and have a good year.