Roger Lewis, WR, New York Giants
Sterling Shepard is getting all the headlines in New York but it’s Lewis that you can’t sleep on. He’s a solid late round sleeper but be warned, he comes with some off-field issues that could derail him entirely. Lewis earned first-team All-MAC honors twice, averaging 16.7 yard per reception, and has the physical attributes of solid NFL starting WR. The Giants have had success in the past with undrafted talent such as Victor Cruz and Will Tye. If Lewis pans out, you’ll see a dynamic triple threat in New York.
Daniel Braverman, WR, Chicago Bears
What better slot wide receiver to draft than one with the last name of “Braverman”. After all, you have to be brave to catch those underneath crossing routes. Braverman is a reception machine and he proved it in college where he amassed 194 catches for 2,364 yards and 19 touchdowns in his final two years. He’s got some filling out to do so don’t expect production until 2017/2018.
Mike Thomas, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Not be confused with the New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas, the Ram’s drafted Mike Thomas in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft. In his final year at Southern Miss, he amassed 71 receptions for 1,391 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Due to depth issues in LA, Thomas has a realistic chance to contribute in 2016. I consider him more of a PPR league prospect (who knows with that core) who could develop into a weekly starter with rookie QB Jared Goff.
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Alex Collins, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle drafted two running backs in the 2016 NFL Draft, what does this tell you? Their 3rd round pick Prosise has the pedigree so Collins is more of a late round opportunity based draft pick. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? He’s a big boy that likes to hit the defense and is the closest thing to what Seattle has been doing in recent years at RB. Late round unheard of running backs emerge every single year, buy this penny stock sleeper cheap and you could end up with 10x earnings.
Keith Marshall, RB, Washington Redskins
The former Georgia Bulldog is a beast with 4.31 wheels. His draft stock was derailed by injuries but his athletic upside landed him a roster spot in Washington, an absolute dream come true for guys like us. The Redskins backfield is comprised of no name unproven talent and the competition is wide-open. Given time, Marshall could easily become the RB to own in Washington, this beast sleeper just needs to stay healthy.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Let’s see, where do I start? His competition consists of the often injured Ryan Mathews and 33-year-old Darren Sproles. The 5th round product out of West Virginia will see the field in 2016, what he is able to do will determine his stock from there. As with most of these late round sleepers it’s all about opportunity and Smallwood should have the chance to lay some Bigwood in 2016.
This article was written for Dynasty Football Fan by Kurt Turner, Chief Knucklehead at Fantasy Knuckleheads.