CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30:  Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Deep Sleeper From Every NFC Team

Sometimes fantasy drafts just don't go the way you want them to. Maybe the guy you had bookmarked got picked by someone else, or your big stud got hurt before the season. Sometimes you need to find some deep sleepers to fill out your roster if you want to compete in your league. There's no exact science for pinpointing sleeper candidates, but here is one from every NFC team for the 2018 NFL season.

1. Arizona Cardinals: WR Christian Kirk

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Kirk is currently the third-string receiver on the Cardinals, but the rookie out of Texas A&M led the team in receptions in the preseason. He had 71 receptions for 919 yards and 10 touchdowns last year at A&M. On a team that's pretty thin at wide receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald, Kirk should see some chances this season. 

2. Atlanta Falcons: RB Ito Smith

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Smith is the third string running back, but the rookie left South Mississippi as the school's all time leader in all-purpose yards with 6,534 yards to go with 49 touchdowns. His versatility makes it so he'll see some looks in the passing game, even if he's not getting a huge share of carries. 

3. Carolina Panthers: WR Curtis Samuel

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A second year player out of Ohio State, Samuel has the talent to make plays in the NFL, but spent much of 2017 injured. He was a second round pick for a reason, recording 1,636 yards from scrimmage his junior year at Ohio State and catching 74 passes. There will be some passes coming his way in 2018. 

4. Chicago Bears: WR Anthony Miller

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The Bears are thin at wide receiver even after signing Allen Robinson this offseason. There's a spot for second string wide receiver Anthony Miller to make some plays. Miller had an enormous final season at Memphis, recording 96 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns.

5. Dallas Cowboys: WR Michael Gallup

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The Colorado product had 100 receptions for 1,418 yards and 7 touchdowns his senior year and was a third round draft pick because of it. He's in a crowded Cowboys receiver room, but with Dez gone there's room for more targets. 

6. Detroit Lions: WR Kenny Golladay

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Golladay isn't even that deep of a sleeper as I'm sure everyone remembers his huge two touchdown game to start his career last season. He finished with 28 receptions for 477 yards and 3 touchdowns. He's already shown the NFL skills and now it might be time for a breakout. 

7. Green Bay Packers: WR Trevor Davis

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Davis is currently listed as a second string wide receiver for the Packers and we all know how much Aaron Rodgers likes to spread the ball around. Davis will see the field plenty in four and five wide receiver sets and probably get his fair share of catches. 

8. Los Angeles Rams: WR Josh Reynolds

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The Rams are unique in that they actually have three starting wide receivers listed on their depth chart. Reynolds comes in as a second stringer. There are a group of backup wide receivers that could be put here but Reynolds is the youngest, a fourth round pick in 2017, and has the most upside. 

9. Minnesota Vikings: WR Laquon Treadwell

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Treadwell was a first-round pick in 2016, but hasn't really panned out yet. This is his make-it-or-break-it year with the Vikings and he's going to get some chances with Kirk Cousins at quarterback. He may not return to his Ole Miss heights but he has some upside. 

10. New Orleans Saints: WR Tre'Quan Smith

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A big young receiver and Drew Brees? There's a lot to like here. It's basically a fantasy rule at this point that any of Brees' receivers could be viable on any given week, but Smith has a lot of upside. With only Ted Ginn Jr. in front of him, Smith may even have fringe starting potential. 

11. New York Giants: WR Cody Latimer

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Since the Giants one big young addition this season is Saquon Barkley, who's far from a sleeper, there isn't a ton to look for on this roster. However, Eli is going to have to throw to someone other Odell, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram at some point and that will probably be Latimer. 

12. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Corey Clement

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There's a pretty good chance you already know who Corey Clement is due to the fact he took the snap on the infamous "Philly Special" play in the Super Bowl. If you don't, Clement is an extremely talented running back. Philadelphia's backfield is crowded, but Clement impressed in his rookie season. 

13. San Francisco 49ers: TE George Kittle

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Kittle went under the radar, but he was pretty good in 2017. He got even better with Jimmy Garoppolo, including a 100-yard game in Week 17. It looks like he may even be the starter at tight end for the 49ers. 

14. Seattle Seahawks: TE Nick Vannett

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With Jimmy Graham gone and Ed Dickson the starting tight end, look for Vannett to get some looks this year. The wide receiver corps is also a bit strange heading into the season so the tight ends might see a lot of action early in the year. 

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Chris Godwin

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Godwin had a slow start to his rookie year, but the Penn State product turned it on towards the end of the season, including 7 receptions, 111 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 17. He's primed for a big breakout no matter who his quarterback winds up being. 

16. Washington Redskins: WR Cam Sims

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Washington is a bit of a mess right now at skill positions. Their running back situation looked set until Derrius Guice got hurt, and they don't really have a No. 1 wide receiver. Sims, a 6-foot-5 rookie out of Alabama, will get his looks and maybe even become a red zone force. 


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