2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Finding upside with Sleepers 3.0

Aug 30, 2019

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This is going to be one of the strangest sentences I’ve ever written: Tom Brady should be considered a sleeper for 2019.

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It’s a recent development because of Josh Gordon being reinstated, but Brady now has quality weapons to boost his Fantasy appeal with Gordon, Julian Edelman and James White leading the way. Prior to Gordon’s return, Brady was going undrafted in many leagues.

Now, this isn’t to suggest Brady is a top-10 Fantasy quarterback or even a No. 1 option. I have him ranked No. 15 at the time of writing this story. He’s just become more attractive on Draft Day if you want to wait for a quarterback with a late-round pick.

We all know what Brady is at this point in his career. He’s 42, and he’s not going to be a statistical monster. In 2018, he averaged 21.1 Fantasy points per game, which was his lowest total since 2014. He only had nine games with more than 20 Fantasy points, including three in his final six outings. 

But I still expect Brady to be successful enough to be a useful Fantasy quarterback if Gordon stays on the field. And he could get even more help if young receivers like N’Keal Harry and potentially Jakobi Meyers help Edelman, Gordon and White, as well as tight ends Matt LaCosse and Benjamin Watson.

This is an old Brady and not the Brady of old, especially with Rob Gronkowski retired. But getting Gordon back improves his Fantasy outlook, and I’ll take a flier on Brady with a late-round pick if I wait for a quarterback on Draft Day.

He’s one of several sleepers you should consider in 2019 — as strange as that may sound. Here are some others.

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Others to consider: Philip Rivers, Dak Prescott, Sam Darnold

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Others to consider: Kalen Ballage, Matt Breida, Tony Pollard, Damien Harris, Malcolm Brown

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Others to consider: Donte Moncrief, Devin Funchess, Anthony Miller, Kenny Stills, Trey Quinn

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Others to consider: Mark Andrews, T.J. Hockenson, Chris Herndon, Darren Waller

So what Fantasy Football sleepers should you snatch in your draft? And which RB2 can you wait on until late? Visit SportsLine now to get 2019 Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that called Andrew Luck’s huge 2018, and find out.

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