I’ve been dropping hints about guys I like and guys to keep an eye on for a couple of weeks now. Time to make it all official with my sleeper list. This will be in 2 parts, kind of. This is your regular sleeper list that you’ve come to expect but I’ll also be posting a “Deep Sleepers” list. That list will feature guys that aren’t on the draft radar but can really emerge as breakout players. The two lists should include anywhere between 30-35 players so OGDraft has your sleeper fix for sure! Read more
Archive for Sleepers
As promised this is part 2 of my sleepers list. This list features players that are either not currently being drafted or are broder line draft picks. Most of these guys will probably be on the waiver wire at some point this season, but they have the potential to put your team over the top.
I actually like Colt McCoy more than Sam Bradford and talked about this at the end of last year. Bradford is very overrated in my opinion. He is the definition of a check down QB who rarely challenges defenses with difficult throws down the field. Colt McCoy has progressed a lot more than I thought he would solely because of his intangibles. He has lit it up this pre-season and has looked very good. “Blah blah blah it’s pre-season” you say. Trust me, when he starts putting together a couple of good games in the regular season you’ll be on the bandwagon too.
Projection: 3200 yards, 18 TD’s, 13 INT’s, 250 rushing yards, 1 TD, 2 FL
Cam Newton – QB – Carolina Panthers
So I didn’t like Cam Newton as a prospect but I believe the Panthers will be great this year. Doesn’t make much sense, I know, but I’ve got a hunch (and a trend to back it up). Newton might not “wow” you with his passing numbers but it’s his threat to run that makes him appealing to fantasy owners. He’s not a starter by any means but he is a good QB2 with upside and a possible bye week filler.
Projection: 2500 yards, 14 TD’s, 16 INT’s, 500 rushing yards, 5 TD’s, 4 FL
DeMarco Murray – RB – Dallas Cowboys
Murray hasn’t even played yet in the pre-season because (surprise!) he’s injured again. I’m a big fan of Murray so I still believe in him. Felix Jones is the starter but he’s injury prone himself and will likely need to surrender some carries if he wants to stay healthy. Tashard Choice doesn’t seem to be favored in Dallas either since he’s actually on the roster bubble for some reason. That only leaves DeMarco Murray to take some carries away from Felix. Murray is a talented pass-catcher and a home run threat so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is used a lot in the passing game. If Felix Jones ever gets hurt, Murray is a must add.
Projection: 400 rushing yards, 2 TD’s, 20 receptions, 200 yards, 1 TD, 1 FL Read more