7 Rookie Sleepers to Target in Fantasy Football Dynasty Leagues
When it comes to the NFL Draft, even the most uninformed fantasy managers are aware of names like Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, and Amari Cooper. But dynasty owners can really make their money unearthing contributors and even stars much later in drafts, although spotting those players is easier said than done.
In recent years, late-round players such as Andre Ellington (6th round), Isaiah Crowell (undrafted), C.J. Anderson (undrafted), Charles Johnson (7th round), and Martavis Bryant (4th round) have made significant contributions and become major assets for fantasy owners.
And while most NFL and fantasy football stars are found in the first few rounds of the draft, late-round players such as Antonio Brown (6th round), Alfred Morris (6th round), Arian Foster (undrafted), and Brandon Marshall (4th round) have all risen well beyond their draft position to become fantasy stars at their positions.
In dynasty leagues, hitting on your late-round rookie draft picks can not only build the depth of your roster but can also elevate a team from good to great. Of course, finding the right combination of talent and opportunity takes some serious digging, and sure, a little luck.
To help improve your luck, I evaluated players with an average draft position around 30th or later in dynasty rookie drafts, making them both cheap and obscure to most owners. So which four players am I targeting late in drafts, and who else will I be closely monitoring during the season?