2019 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Golden Tate | WR | New York Giants

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Tate is suspended for the first four games of the 2019 regular season. This could be a blessing in disguise for many fantasy football owners. Tate will most likely drop in your upcoming fantasy draft due to the suspension, which means you could get a quality fantasy receiver late as long as your willing to wait (nice rhyme). If for some reason he is sitting there in the 10th round or deeper, I'd pick him up quickly. Why? Odell is out of New York and defenses are going to start focusing on Saquon as their number one enemy week by week. The Giants have limited weapons in their receiving core, which gives Tate an opportunity to lead when he returns. Sterling Shephard is currently WR1 on the Giants depth chart, but his inconsistency in his career leads me to believe that when Tate returns, he'll at least be splitting targets with the fourth year receiver. Tate is now a veteran and I figure he will be a go to target for either Eli Manning or rookie standout Daniel Jones. Pick up Tate if he's available late (nice rhyme, again).

Tony Pollard | RB | Dallas Cowboys

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You could probably imagine why Pollard is on this list. Ezekiel Elliot is still in a contract holdout situation with the Dallas Cowboys. Both sides seem like they are not budging on what they believe the St. Louis area product is worth going forward. The Cowboys have reportedly offered Zeke a contract that would make him the 2nd highest paid running back in the NFL. It's still not clear whether Elliot will take the deal or not. With that being said, Pollard's upside obviously diminishes if Elliot and the Cowboys get something done. However, the rookie fourth-round pick has shown some talent during the preseason, rushing for 42 yards and a touchdown on one single drive against the Rams. I honestly think that you will probably see an Elliot deal get done before the start of the regular season, but it doesn't hurt to keep Pollard's name in the back of your mind.

Randall Cobb | WR | Dallas Cowboys

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Okay, so this one may be a stretch, but I believe Cobb could have a sneaky productive year in 2019. The 28-year old is entering his first season with Dallas after spending eight years with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Cobb is expected to fill the role that Cole Beasley had held for the past few years with the Cowboys. Beasley was a key target for Dak Prescott last season, bringing in 65 receptions (ranked 2nd on the team, 1st out of the WR core). I believe Cobb is a better receiver than Beasley and therefore could exceed those numbers. He could have some huge games if teams are focused on Amari Cooper on the outside. Also, Prescott thrives when rolling out of the pocket, which could bode well for Cobb coming through the middle of the field. The return of TE Jason Witten doesn't change my perspective on Cobb's potential impact this season. Give him a shot with a late round pick. Could pan out nicely.

C.J. Anderson | RB | Detroit Lions

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C.J. Anderson is one of my favorite sleepers. He has quietly put together some impressive rushing numbers over the last two years for someone that is the "oh yeah, that guy is still in the league isn't he..." guy. Rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2017. Averaged over 6.0 yards per attempt last season with the Panthers/Rams. I believe he will be very productive with the Lions, on goal line opportunities and third down opportunities especially. Kerryon Johnson has earned the starting spot, but Anderson is the perfect compliment. He would be a great late round pickup and a nice flex option from time to time.

Latavius Murray | RB | New Orleans Saints

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The Huddle

Murray takes over the spot originally held by Mark Ingram for the past two years. Ingram was the perfect compliment to the speedy and elusive Alvin Kamara, as both RBs saw plenty of time on the field in 2018. Although Murray may not receive as many snaps this season as Ingram did last year with New Orleans, he should still be a scoring threat inside the ten yard line. If Kamara has trouble getting into the end zone with the ball inside the 10 this year, Murray will be the guy to put them over the goal line. I'd look to take him between rounds 7-10. If he's still there that late, take him, especially if the choices at RB start to go down a bit.

Daniel Jones | QB | New York Giants

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Daniel Jones will take Eli's job this year. I truly believe that and I think we could see him sooner rather than later. While Eli has been on a downward slide the past few years, Jones has already shown some great talent and poise throughout the preseason. Yeah I get it, it's only the preseason, but the rookie looks good. I think the Giants have been looking to replace Eli for a while and now they may have found their guy. Now, he hasn't proven shit. He could completely suck, but if he's anything like what he's shown in the preseason... Eli better watch his back. Jones may be a nice late round pickup and if he gets his shot this year, he could make a big impact in the passing game once defenses start to key on Saquon.

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