3 Deep Sleepers That Could Breakout in 2019 Fantasy Football

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 6: T.J. Yeldon #24 of the Jacksonville Jaguars leaps over LeShaun Sims #36 of the Tennessee Titans while running with the ball during the first quarter at Nissan Stadium on December 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)
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If you're reading this, congratulations. You've survived 197 days without fantasy football – an accomplishment that should not go without recognition.

Now that that's out of the way, it's time to start considering who to target at the end of fantasy drafts for the upcoming season. Most owners tend to be pretty prepared for the first handful of rounds in their draft. However, what separates good fantasy owners from the great ones is often the later rounds in a draft.

If a late-round pick can produce like a top-20 overall pick, that can make all the in a fantasy football league. With that in mind, here are four deep fantasy football sleepers to consider drafting this year.

3. Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals

TEMPE, ARIZONA - MAY 29:  Wide receiver Andy Isabella #89 of the Arizona Cardinals practices during team OTA's at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on May 29, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals OTA's | Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Even the most dedicated college football fans might not know anything about Andy Isabella. However, the rookie had 3,519 receiving yards and 32 total touchdowns in his last three seasons at the UMass, prompting the Cardinals to use one of their second-round picks on him. He projects as an explosive deep threat, and if he can mesh with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, Isabella could be a fantasy WR2 by the end of the season.

2. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Buffalo Bills

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 7: T.J. Yeldon #24 of the Jacksonville Jaguars catches a ball in open space while Anthony Hitchens #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs tries to close the gap during the second quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars v Kansas City Chiefs | Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Over the course of his career, T.J. Yeldon has demonstrated the ability to put up decent numbers when given the opportunity. He had over 1,000 scrimmage yards in just 12 games his rookie season. However, he's struggled to stay on the field, as he is yet to stay healthy for an entire NFL season over his four-year career. If he can carve out a niche in a backfield that also features LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore, Yeldon could reward fantasy owners for taking a chance on him.

1. James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 30: James Washington #13 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch as Tony McRae #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals defends in the third quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers | Joe Sargent/Getty Images

With Antonio Brown now a member of the Oakland Raiders, that means the 104 receptions and 1,297 yards he compiled last season are now up for grabs. While Pittsburgh Steelers' newly acquired receiver Donte Moncrief may be getting most of the attention, it could actually be Washington who benefits the most from Brown's departure. While he only had 217 yards his rookie year, Washington could put up a surprisingly productive season with Ben Roethlisberger feeding him the ball.

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Leo Abbe-Schneider is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Leo Abbe-Schneider also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username leoabbe2. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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