Early WR Sleepers

Sleepers are possibly the most sought after commodity in any fantasy sport. Sleepers are investments. Sleepers are getting 3rd round value out of an 8th round pick. But the easiest way to put it? Sleepers equal championships. But if I give you a list of sleepers who are all going in the same round I’m not doing my job right. I want to give you a shot at landing every name on this list. Which is why I’ve coordinated my sleepers list with the player’s ADP for next season (ADP according to MyFantasyLeague.com). This way you can tailor certain sleepers to your own draft strategy. With the league favoring pass-happy attacks there are certainly more than a few breakout candidates heading into the 2014 season. But the names here are more than candidates, they’re as close to sure things as a sleeper can be. So here are the wide receivers to watch based on our current ADP figures as of 3/30.

Terrance Williams – Current ADP Round 7 Pick 1 – Williams is currently the 29th WR coming off the board in mock drafts. I’d still think Williams was a steal if he were the 25th (currently Julian Edelman). From weeks 5-8 of last season with Miles Austin out Williams shined and notched a TD grab in each game. Now with Austin a free agent it will be Williams lining up opposite Dez Bryant. Just from watching those games it’s clear that Tony Romo not only looks for Williams but has faith in his ability to come down with the ball. A good WR 3 should work out to be your weekly flex play, but Williams will produce like a WR2 most weeks, giving you a formidable starting lineup. The biggest upside? With Witten and Bryant on the field, Williams isn’t on the defense’s radar meaning i’m expecting big play after big play.

Kenny Stills – Current ADP Round 10 Pick 8 – In order to sign Jairus Byrd and ink Jimmy Graham to the long term deal they want the Saints said goodbye to Will Smith, Roman Harper, Jabari Greer, and longtime wideout Lance Moore. More than anything I think the release of Moore is a huge vote of confidence for Kenny Stills. You could do worse for a sleeper pick than the young speedster deep threat in the Saints offense. The loss of the defensive players means the Saints will probably address that in the draft meaning Still won’t face stiff competition. Let’s face it, It’s not like Drew Brees is going to see his yardage drop off in 2014 and Stills is going to be a big reason why. 1200 yards and a bare minimum of 6 TDs are my expectations for the second year man.

Robert Woods – Current ADP Round 13 Pick 8 – In an effort to get younger, athletic, and dynamic on the offensive side of the ball the Bills drafted EJ Manuel with the 16th overall selection and went back in the second round and grabbed Woods with the 41st selection. In his rookie year Woods showed flashes with 6 games of either 60 yards or a TD. When Woods and Manuel were both healthy they showed good chemistry and produced encouraging numbers. Their second year success is directly tied to one another. Stevie Johnson will still draw a team’s top corner meaning Woods won’t be seeing #1 competition and with the run game being Buffalo’s main threat Woods won’t be coming up in opposing gameplans, at least not early this season. And a chance for this talent in the 13th round? That’s more than enough upside for me.

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