Fantasy Football is back upon us, it’s a glorious time of year! With drafts getting under way starting this weekend, we here at Detroit Jock City feel it is of up most importance to keep our Fantasy Football rankings up to date and you informed — after all, this is your year right?
It is no big secret who the big stars of the league are, or who will likely be gone by the first round. Truth is however, while the first round is important, it is not the round that will make-or-break your season. What could ultimately determine whether or not you host the trophy this year is what kind of value you get out of the later rounds.
Finding this seasons diamond in the rough is a goal of many, but is obtained by few. Here is a look at our top 5 sleepers headed into draft season:
5. Andre Williams, RB, New York Giants
Heading into the 2014 NFL season the New York Giants back field is looking, well, not so giant. Former star, David Wilson announced that his career was officially over last month due to a spinal injury, and that he was going to pursue his Olympic dreams of competing as a triple jumper.
Were looking beyond that for our sleeper pick though. Beyond Hillis, at No. 3 on the depth chart is former Boston College running back, Andre Williams.
A cursory look at Williams (ADP: 142) may turn people off: a four year player at BC who finished the 2013 season with an eye-popping 355 touches, “He has a lot of wear on the tires,” they might say. What’s important to remember is that he had just 359 touches in the first three years of college combined.
The 6’0”, 230 lbs. wrecking ball runs with a similar style and power to beloved former Giant, Ahmad Bradshaw and is the guy who has the most upside, and a very real chance to be starting games by Week 6.