Fantasy Football 2022: 5 Sleepers That Could Win You Your League
The 2022-23 NFL season is right around the corner, which means fantasy football drafts will be here before we know it. We know you want a leg up on your friends when you all sit down to make your picks, so we’ve got you covered with five fantasy football sleepers that could end up being league-winners by the end of the year.
Make sure to target a few of these guys in the later rounds of your drafts this season.
Romeo Doubs — WR, Green Bay Packers
If you haven’t heard of Romeo Doubs yet, you better get to know the name. The rookie wide receiver out of Nevada has been the star of Packers camp so far, and he’s even caught the eye of Aaron Rodgers early on.
“Every single day, there’s been at least one ‘wow’ play, and that’s rare for a young guy like that,” Rodgers told reporters last week. “We’ve had some guys over the years do that, but they are all in the top 10 of Packers receiving history. Good start for him.”
Rodgers doesn’t sugarcoat his comments to the media, so he clearly sees something special in Doubs. With Davante Adams now in Las Vegas, there are 169 targets up for grabs in this Green Bay offense. They can’t all go to Allen Lazard, plus Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb are almost guaranteed to miss some time due to injury.
Doubs could be a star in Green Bay as soon as this season, and you might be able to snag him in the last round of your drafts.
Dameon Pierce — RB, Houston Texans
Not a ton of fantasy owners have anyone on the Houston Texans on their radar entering the season. This is expected to be one of the worst offenses in the NFL this year, so everyone not named Brandin Cooks might go undrafted in your drafts.
But Dameon Pierce is poised to be the cheapest starting running back in fantasy football this year.
Marlon Mack is expected to be the starter in Week 1, but he’s only played seven total games over the last two seasons due to injuries. Pierce is going to steal this starting job sooner than later, and it’s possible you could snag a 20-touch-per-game RB in the 13th or 14th round of your drafts.
Target the rookie out of Florida as a late-round flier.
Justin Fields — QB, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields‘ sophomore season may not look pretty from a raw football perspective, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a successful fantasy campaign. The Chicago Bears signal-caller should be one of the most prolific running quarterbacks in the NFL this year. He finished with the fifth-most rushing yards among QBs last season despite starting just 10 games.
If he can stay healthy for 18 games, Fields will have a chance to finish as a top-12 fantasy QB thanks to his high rushing floor. He’s going as QB17 right now, so he’s a smart value pick at the end of drafts.
Skyy Moore — WR, Kansas City Chiefs
There’s a ton of volume to go around in this Kansas City offense with Tyreek Hill now with the Miami Dolphins. JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to pick up most of the slack, but he’s been an injury-prone player over the last few years.
I think that will open the door for Skyy Moore, the talented rookie out of Western Michigan. Moore is reportedly impressing in training camp as a pass-catcher, and he’s even been taking snaps out of the backfield. The Chiefs clearly want to get him the ball in a variety of ways. Moore could be a steal in the 12th or 13th round of your drafts.
David Bell — WR, Cleveland Browns
David Bell was an electrifying offensive weapon for Purdue over the last three years. In 11 starts for the Boilermakers last season, he recorded seven 100-yard receiving games and two 200-yard performances. Bell is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and the Browns would be wise to get him involved early and often in this offense.
Amari Cooper is the only proven WR on this roster. When (if) Deshaun Watson returns to the field this season, Bell could explode in the second half of the schedule. He may even be available as an undrafted free agent in fantasy this year, and if that’s the case, you should immediately scoop him up.
All ADP figures courtesy of FantasyPros.