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5 Last Minute Sleepers to Consider

(Sun-Times photo by Tom Cruze)


By now, most leagues have completed their drafts and are making their final adjustments to their lineups heading into the new season.  Whether that be the case or you are heading into a late draft tonight, here are 5 sleeper picks you might want to take a shot at in late rounds or if available on your waiver wire.


Kenjon Barner, RB Panthers - He’ll sit behind DeAngelo Williams on the depth chart and serve as the back up to start the year.  Here’s the thing, hasn’t Williams stock been low for a few years because of Jonathan Stewart?  Just because Stewart is out (PUP list), doesn’t mean Williams has turned a new leaf.  The rookie Barner has speed and could very well sneak in for at least a 50% share of carries.

Robert Woods, WR Bills - He has sleeper status in standard leagues, but I really like his potential in PPR leagues.   Rookie QB and Woods will split the underneath routes with Johnson.  Woods has solid hands and is already locked in as the #2 guy.

Jay Cutler, QB Bears- Yep, he has fallen to depths of sleeper status.  Don’t worry Smokin’ Jay, I have praise for you.  While Cutler is prone to turnovers, he also inherited a coach who knows offense (Let’s forget Martz ever existed for sake of this column).  You still have to worry about porous pass protection, but with Brandon Marshall and ready to emerge Alshon Jeffrey on the wings, Cutler may have the goods.

Aaron Dobson, WR Patriots - All the talk is on fellow WR Kenbrell Thompkins, as it should after the preseason he had.  The thing to note with Dobson is he a stretch the field guy and we all remember the Moss days in NE, don’t we?  The Patriots will expect Dobson to play that role and if played well, he could see more snaps as the season progresses.

Julius Thomas, TE Broncos - Albeit with injury help, Thomas has emerged as the top TE for the Denver Broncos.  Thomas, a former college basketball player is uber athletic and his height and vertical give very intriguing options for Manning in the red zone.


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