Late-Round Sleepers for the 2018 Fantasy Football Draft

(This article was orginally written for CouchPotatoGM.com)

We are just mere days away from the start of the 2018 NFL season and that means another year of fantasy football. Another year of being a couch potato GM and picking a team that proves to your friends that you truly have the smartest football mind that they know. Everybody knows to draft Todd Gurley or Le’Veon Bell if they have the chance. The first few rounds of a fantasy draft are relatively easy. But it is the late rounds that can make or break your “fake” football team. Those players that you draft in the later rounds could end up being stars and propelling you into the playoffs and fantasy football immortality (at least in your neighborhood). Just remember that Alvin Kamara, the 2017 Rookie of the Year, was drafted in the 12th and 13th rounds last season.

Here are eight guys (two at each of the “real” positions – I stream Kickers and DST from week to week) that you should consider selecting in the late rounds of your upcoming draft. With all of the great research and news coverage out there, very few true “sleepers” exist anymore. I prefer to think of them as value picks. For the purpose of simplicity and click bait, we’ll call them sleepers, but they are really value picks. These players provide a great deal of value relative to where they will be drafted. Continue reading “Late-Round Sleepers for the 2018 Fantasy Football Draft”

The “Never Again” Team

Every year there are players that are overrated, underrated, over-hyped, and under-hyped. We love our sleepers, we love our three-down, goal-line backs, and we love the guys that have won us fantasy championships in the past. But there are some players that we don’t love. As Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary from Shark Tank says to a contestant that has a poor product, “You’re Dead to Me!” Here are the players that are dead to me. I am like a scorned lover. These players may be talented. They may even have good seasons. I don’t care because I don’t trust them. They’ve hurt me. I can forgive a co-worker for eating my food in the break room that had a big label with my name on it. I can forgive the person going 10 MPH below the speed limit in the left-hand lane. I can forgive my friend for forgetting my birthday. But what I CANNOT forgive is a player that lets me down repeatedly in fantasy football. I mean come on man! This is serious! This is real, for Pete’s sake!

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