With the 2018 season nearing, Fantasy Football fans are starting to draft for their teams. I have drafted in several leagues and will be updating weekly. So, for those fantasy fans that are looking for deep sleepers that will make them football drafting Gods in their league, here are a few guys you could contend with that have a positive upside. Granted this will vary from week to week so trust your judgment and play the player you want.
Marquise Goodwin – San Francisco 49ers
When Jimmy G came onto the scene and dominated the few weeks left in football Goodwin was on the receiving end of that good fortune. And with the 49ers have a midway hard/easy schedule is hard not to overlook Goodwin especially since the former Tom Brady protegé is under the center and with the front line beefed up to protect Garoppolo so he can throw those deep ball shots, Goodwin is looking real good as a deep fantasy sleeper but drafter be warned Goodwin is going up against some nasty defenses in the first seven weeks so grab another good WR for that time unless you want to be bold.
Paul Richardson – Washington Redskins
When Richardson was in Seattle he playing the second riddle to Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin, Jimmy Graham and Tyler Lockett. Then Kearse got traded to the Jets and went on to have a magical number breaking season and with Richardson going to the Redskins in free agency he could have the same effect. Richardson is a route runner but an explosive one at that just like Lockett and he could do well with Alex Smith under center in an offense that has little to no weapons of value. Coupled that with an easy-ish schedule for the first six weeks, Richardson could be a valuable gem to get you a leg up on everyone else.
Jermaine Kearse – New York Jets
Speaking of Jermaine Kearse he is another deep sleeper on this list. Kearse was part of the Sheldon Richardson trade to Seattle and when Kearse came to to the Big Apple he was nothing short of amazing. Having a career high of 65 catches for 810 yards Kearse is looking for another big season with the Jets, but so is Quincy Enuwa who is returning from a severe neck injury. Having said that Kearse is a man you most certainly want on your team he is a solid number producer and can get you over that hump in the Flex position, and with Josh McCown on the comeback tour with drummer QB Teddy Bridgwater and young guitarist QB Sam Darnold this is one rock and roll band you will have to watch out for and don’t sleep on.