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July 15, 2013 posted by Dan Stack

Fantasy Football 2013: Sleepers to target

Fantasy Football 2013: Sleepers to target
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Ah yes, the time has come for fantasy football season and on behalf of FantasyPros911.com, it couldn’t have come any sooner.

With camps about to get underway shortly, we here at FantasyPros911.com are ready to roll out our pre-draft coverage and we can hardly contain our excitement that football is just around the corner.

When it comes to fantasy football, we always love to talk about those trendy sleepers to target. We all know what Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster and Aaron Rodgers can do for our teams. It is evaluating those under-the-radar sleeper types that separate the contenders from the pretenders.

With that said, let’s start our coverage with some sleepers to target in your drafts. So keep these names in mind when doing your draft-prep homework.

David Wilson: New York Giants

Wilson is perhaps everyone’s favorite sleeper to break out.

With Ahmad Bradshaw now in Indianapolis, Wilson should receive the bulk of the carries for the Giants. While Andre Brown will get some carries (and most of the goal line work), Wilson is the back the Giants will use between the 20s. Wilson has blazing speed and off-the-charts athleticism.

The Giants will want to know what they have in Wilson, who was the Giants’ first-round pick in 2012, and all indications have them running him loose this season. All signs point to Wilson being a very productive running back and he should be a great No. 2 running back for fantasy purposes.

Lamar Miller: Miami Dolphins

Miller is another young running back on the verge of busting out.

While buried on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush and sometimes Daniel Thomas last year, Miller had a quiet rookie year. In limited time, though, Miller did well for himself averaging an impressive 4.9 yards per carry.

With Bush taking his talents to Motown and Thomas seemingly always injured, Miller should run away with the job. Rookie Mike Gillislee should get some token carries, but this is the year for Miller to shine.

Miller is also an excellent selection as a low-end No. 2 running back.

 

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts, WR

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts, WR

T.Y. Hilton: Indianapolis Colts

Hilton came on strong towards the end of last season and was starting to become a favorable start at wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

Hilton ended his season with 50 catches for 861 yards and seven. Not too shabby. Hilton and Andrew Luck quickly got on the same page, as Luck heavily targeted Hilton down the stretch. The two of them should be in store for some great things in the future.

While he may be drafted as a No. 3 wide receiver, the upside Hilton possesses could definitely propel him to No. 2 wide-receiver status.

Tavon Austin: St. Louis Rams

Although he is just a rookie, there is some real excitement brewing in regards to Austin’s fantasy appeal.

The ultra-speedy Austin is a great route-runner and he should prove to be a PPR-beast, as Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford should heavily target Austin to be his possession receiver.

The diminutive Austin is in many ways like Wes Welker, but with much better speed. Yeah, Austin can be that good.

Jared Cook: St. Louis Rams

Cook is a very underrated tight end and his move to St. Louis could be the move that gets him the fantasy attention he deserves.

Cook was underutilized and under-appreciated in Tennessee and he is a better fit in St. Louis with Sam Bradford getting him the ball. Bradford should get Cook the ball adequately and Cook could be a nice, big target in the red zone for Bradford.

As far as tight ends go, you can do a lot worse than Cook, but this could be the year Cook puts it altogether and ends up a top-10 tight end.

My name is Dan Stack and I live in Nyack, New York, which is about 20 miles north of New York City. I am a writer/blogger who is passionate about many things, namely sports. I am also very passionate when it comes to fantasy sports, whether it be baseball, football or basketball. You can find me writing/blogging here at FantasyPros911.com, BleacherReport.com, Mets360.com, GiantsFootballBlog.com and WeAreDePaul.com. I have also been the Managing Editor of my county's weekly newspaper (Rockland County Times). I hold a BA degree in Journalism/Broadcasting from C.W. Post University in Brookville, New York. I have other passion besides sports as I am big in to music, pop culture, dogs and and other fun stuff. I love New York and all that it has to offer. You can often find me writing/blogging, watching TV, attending movies or at a ballgame. E-Mail if you have any questions or comments.
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