We are finally here. The last week of the regular season and the last week for fantasy football (except for post-season DFS of course). While many are basking in the glory of winning their fantasy football leagues, not all are finished yet. And for those brave crusaders, here are 10 sleepers for week 17.
As we are in the heart of drafting season for fantasy football, there are always players who are drafted perhaps in the top 25 but have the potential to be a top 10-12 player instead. In this article, I will identify two players from each position (quarterback/running back/wide receiver/tight end) who I believe are prime candidates being drafted as a "two" or "three" at their position that could finish as a "one."
Boldin, 35, still showed signs that he could be a superb pass-catcher. Despite being hampered by subpar quarterback play and limited to 14 games last season, Boldin still finished as the WR40 and made an impact in the red zone. Boldin's 19 red zone targets ranked 11th in the league least season.
The days of running backs dominating the fantasy landscape are long gone. These days, it’s an impressive group of young wide receivers that seem to be carrying their fantasy squads to new scoring heights. With their numbers on the rise, wideouts are now becoming more and more valuable in drafts and free agency.
If Player X had 200 yards receiving while Player Y only had 100 yards then the first player clearly had more yards. But if Player Y produced 100 yards running just 30 routes as opposed to 60, is production from Player Y not more impressive?
Week 5 was the first time since Week 2 that we have not seen a receiver hit the 20 mark in targets. We also saw Julio Jones receive his season low in target totals and welcomed a new comer to not only the top five in targets but the top targeted receiver of the week. There will be some new names on the target list these week as well as familiar faces. In total, ten receivers were within the top five target receivers.
Despite a very small sample of Hyde in this offense, it was easy to envision Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore having their way with opponents in 2014. The duo should wreak havoc on defenses in an aggressive smash mouth attack this season.
Not every player can produce consistently every season, especially in the realm of fantasy football. Check out Zach Greubel's Fantasy Football Regression article for 2014
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