So you’ve drafted, but you’re not quite satisfied with your team. No worries! We’ve got a few post-draft pickups to snag off your waiver wire and beef up your team. These sleepers have big potential this year, so fill up your bench with high-upside players!
Also, if you do a 2-for-1 trade, these are great fill-ins for that empty spot.
Sleeper Wide Receivers
We feel that Michael Floyd is terribly overvalued and that Roberts actually stands to benefit as much if not more from the addition of Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians. Palmer himself “expects Andre to have a huge year.”
Every pass can’t go to Calvin Johnson, right? If Stafford puts up 5000 yards again this year, Burleson and Broyles will certainly be putting up a couple thousand yards between the two of them.
He and T.Y. Hilton may limit each other’s fantasy value this season, but they should both still put up respectable numbers. If Heyward-Bey is on your waiver wire, pick him up for a good WR3/flex play with some great upside.
We all expect Buffalo to be the C.J. Spiller show this year, but Spiller still has some questionmarks regarding if he’ll be able to take the full load that the Bills want to give him. Look for Woods to put up some respectable numbers opposite Stevie Johnson.
Mike Wallace will be seeing a lot of double-coverage this year, opening things up for Hartline, who finished with over 1000 yards last year. Fasano poached a lot of Hartline’s touchdowns last year, but Charles Clay/Dion Sims won’t present the same problems for Hartline. Miller and Thomas are also less reliable than Reggie Bush.
Sleeper Running Backs
Johnathan Dwyer & Isaac Redman
With Le’Veon Bell dealing with a presumed Lisfranc injury, Dwyer and Redman are set to see a big uptick in carries. Who will come out as the starter is anyone’s guess at the moment. Dwyer is the more consistent back, and if he’s the starter he’ll probably net ~9 fantasy points per game. Redman has more variability, and would produce 5-15 fantasy points per game if he’s named the starter. Grab one now!
I’ll be the first to admit that Greene disappoints more often than he does not, but the same could be said for CJ2/0k. Greene could be make a decent flex play in deeper leagues for his TD boom-or-bust value.
If by some chance no one drafted Woodhead, pick him up immediately. Ryan Mathews is not nearly consistent enough to be an every-down back, and Woodhead has some great upside. If nothing else, he’s sure to pick up a few goal-line TDs.
Sleeper Tight Ends
Go get him now. If Gronk misses any time (and it’s likely he’ll be out 3-6 weeks), Sudfeld could be a monster at TE. Even when Gronk returns, Sudfeld could be a nice play. With such a mixed corps of wide receivers, Brady is sure to spread the ball around, and Sudfeld will be a huge redzone target.
While it’s likely he’ll miss the first 6 weeks, once he returns he’ll be a sure-fire target for Big Ben. Wallace is gone and the running back situation is much weaker than it once was, so the Steelers will be looking to score points any way they can, which means a lot of looks to Miller.