Three Fantasy Sleepers to Keep an Eye on with 2017 Fantasy Drafts Getting Closer

It’s that time of the year again when fantasy football players start to look around at possible players that could fit their roster late with high potential – in other words or in fantasy land, these players are known as ‘sleepers.’

When you look at football odds this season, you want to try to focus on players from good teams with high-powered offenses that could wind up scoring a lot of points.

Those teams around the league include (in no set order), the Patriots, Raiders, Cowboys, Packers, Steelers and Seahawks.

There’s going to be a number of great players sitting in mid to late rounds when you focus on those sleeper picks, and today we take a look at three that you might want to keep an eye on as players that can help your squad in a big way in 2017.

RB Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots

Burkhead is probably a player you have heard of, but don’t know all that much about. He’s now on one of, if not the best offensive team in the NFL in the Patriots, and he’s going to have a lot of chances for touches, with plenty being down by the goal line.

The Pats do have a number of backs in Mike Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis, but Burkhead is a player who has a number of skill sets that can separate him from the rest, and he’s a player that can easily slip through the cracks in most fantasy leagues till double digit rounds.

WR Michael Floyd, Minnesota Vikings

People have been waiting for Floyd to stay out of trouble and do something headline worthy on the field, which hopefully will happen in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings still have plenty of offensive question marks with a new look run game and the hopeful return of Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, and Floyd could take advantage of those situations with a big season.

Don’t forget Floyd is just 27, and in 2013 he posted a 1,000-yard campaign with the Arizona Cardinals, and could be the teams’ deep threat in 2017.

Again, sit back and wait, but by rounds 9-10 Floyd could be on the board and be a steal.

WR Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills

Jones with pick number 37 in the NFL Draft in April, and he could have a big impact on a Buffalo team who needs players to catch the football on a consistent basis.

Right now there’s not much competition for Jones in Buffalo for playing time, meaning that he could be one of the top options for the team from a receiver standpoint from day one.

The Bills lose Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in free agency, and expect to have Jones very much in the mix to pull in passes in 2017 and make a solid impact for the AFC East’s darkhorse.


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