Top Sleepers for 2019 Fantasy Football

Max Staley
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The three best feelings in sports are arguably bashing a home run, draining a contested 3-pointer and hitting on a late-round fantasy football sleeper. If you were one of the lucky fantasy owners who selected Nick Chubb or George Kittle late in drafts last season, then you certainly know what I'm talking about.

With the 2019 fantasy football season less than a month away, here is a top fantasy football sleeper at each position.

4. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills

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Josh Allen made headlines with his arm, but he won his fantasy owner's hearts with his legs. From Weeks 12-17, Allen was the No. 1 QB in fantasy football. Yes, you read that right. Allen racked up 631 rushing yards and eight TDs in 12 games played last season. Despite this prolific production, Allen is currently being drafted as QB22. If you decide to wait on QB, Allen could be a great late-round flier as he's proven he has top-10 upside.

3. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Miles Sanders in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he's already turning heads at training camp. Sanders will be competing with Jordan Howard and the Eagles' other backs for touches, but he's arguably the most talented RB on the roster. He runs decisively and with power, but also can pull away from defenders with his 4.49 speed. At RB33, Sanders is certainly worth a late-round gamble with RB2 upside, especially if he ends up taking over the Eagles' lead-back duties.

2. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions

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T.J. Hockenson is an athletic freak, and early reports out of training camp indicate that he's adjusting to the NFL quite well. He also fits in well with the current WRs on the Detroit Lions. Both Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay are established outside threats, which could leave the middle of the field open for Hockenson. If Hockenson and QB Matt Stafford build chemistry early on, he could post a top-5 TE finish despite currently being drafted as TE12.

1. Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers

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Dante Pettis had some explosive moments as a rookie, averaging 84.5 yards and one TD per game from Weeks 13-16. He's likely going to enter the season as the San Francisco 49ers' No. 1 WR, and could be primed for a huge campaign now that Jimmy Garoppolo is back under center. Pettis averaged 17.3 yards per reception in 2018, which would've ranked fourth best in the NFL had he played enough snaps to qualify. If both he and Garoppolo can stay healthy, Pettis could be a steal at his current ADP of WR33. Don't sleep on the 49ers top wideout.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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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