Fantasy football sleepers are always a hot topic as an NFL season approaches. This season, fantasy football sleepers can be found at quite a few positions, with several rookies set to make a big impact right away. A report from ESPN breaks down who some of the NFL experts feel will be sleepers or busts for the 2015 NFL season. Many of them agree on some key names that could really make or break fantasy teams in the coming year.
At the top of the list for nearly everyone is new Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. He is ready to put up big numbers again, and if early preseason action is any indication, he could easily become a top 10 quarterback in the NFL again. The supporting cast is there to make Bradford a player worth selecting early, especially in drafts where owners reach for potential busts like Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. The two veterans are expected to take a step back.
Other potential fantasy football sleepers at the quarterback position include Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Manning, and Carson Palmer. The three could be great candidates to stash late as a backup quarterback. They need to come off the board after some of the other potential sleepers on offense, though, including running backs Duke Johnson and Ryan Mathews. Both could see heavy action next year and a lot of rushing yards. Johnson could become a primary offensive option for the Cleveland Browns, giving him every opportunity to succeed.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick is also ready to make a big comeback after missing time due to injury. He could get a lot of chances on offense for the Rams, possibly putting him in the range for more than 1,000 yards and more than 10 touchdowns for the 2015 NFL season. Those might seem like huge numbers for a late-round grab, but Quick has the talent to reward owners that make smart picks this year. New quarterback Nick Foles should play a big role in that.
Other players that fantasy owners should keep an eye on include tight ends Delanie Walker and Tyler Eifert, receivers Nelson Agholor and Brandin Cooks, running back Chris Ivory, and Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley could actually be really good in the short-term, making him a valuable addition in later rounds. While fantasy football sleepers are sure to pop up as the regular season begins as well, the key players to focus on are Sam Bradford and Brian Quick this season.
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