2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers

2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Aug. 1):

This is a list of my favorite 2021 fantasy football sleepers - underrated players who are going way later than they should (ADP end eighth round or lower.) The Average Draft Position (ADP) is found on FantasyFootballCalculator.com.

The sleepers from 2018 were a hit, as some of the top players on the list were Phillip Lindsay, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, George Kittle and Patrick Mahomes. My top 2019 sleeper was Devin Singletary (prior to the LeSean McCoy release), but the others, aside from Preston Williams, weren't so great. The 2020 list had some nice hits, with Justin Jefferson being on this page.

  1. Gabriel Davis Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills. ADP: 14.11.

    Gabriel Davis should be going way earlier than the end of the 14th round. He'll be the No. 2 receiver in Buffalo's high-powered offense this year. He should have a huge season as a result.

  2. Xavier Jones Xavier Jones, RB, Rams. ADP: 14.03.

    Xavier Jones "may quietly be one of the Rams' better assets this fall," according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Athletic. Let the hype train begin! The Rams haven't bothered investigating free agent running backs. Darrell Henderson isn't very good, so they must really like what they have in Xavier Jones.

  3. Jerry Jeudy Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos. ADP: 10.05.

    Jerry Jeudy struggled with drops during his rookie year, but he's an exceptional talent. I like him better than his current ADP, even without the possibility of Deshaun Watson being traded to Denver.

  4. Elijah Moore Elijah Moore, WR, Jets. ADP: 14.02.

    Elijah Moore looked explosive in practices thus far, which can't be a surprise to anyone who watched him play in college. Moore is just a rookie, but he could end up being the Jets' No. 1 receiver this year.

  5. Byron Pringle 2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers Byron Pringle, WR, Chiefs. ADP: Undrafted.

    Patrick Mahomes targeted Byron Pringle early and often in OTAs. Someone has to take Sammy Watkins as the Chiefs' No. 2 receiver, and it could easily be Pringle. If so, he'll be a viable fantasy option. He's worth a late-round flier.

  6. Darrel Williams Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs. ADP: 14.08.

    Save for his debut against the defensively inept Texans, Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a disappointment in his rookie year. If that continues to be the case, Andy Reid could lean more on Darrel Williams. There's no Le'Veon Bell on the roster to challenge Williams as the backup this time.

  7. Michael Gallup Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys. ADP: 12.05.

    It's odd to find a Cowboy receiver on this list because players from that team are often overhyped. However, in this instance, it seems as though people have forgotten about Michael Gallup. In the five games with Dak Prescott last year, Gallup averaged about 70 yards per contest, which equates to 1,183 yards over a 17-game season. Also, consider what would happen to Gallup's production if Amari Cooper or CeeDee Lamb were to get hurt.

  8. Laviska Shenault Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars. ADP: 11.01.

    Second-year receivers are often undervalued because everyone forgets about them and focuses on the rookies instead. The ultra-talented Laviska Shenault played well in his first season, and now he has a real quarterback throwing the ball to him.

  9. Darnell Mooney 2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers Darnell Mooney, RB, Bears. ADP: 13.04.

    The Bears finally have a potential franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. He'll make good use of Darnell Mooney, who thrived as a rookie last year. Anthony Miller was traded, so it sounds like the Bears have big plans for Mad-Eye Mooney.

  10. Taysom Hill 2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers Taysom Hill, QB, Saints. ADP: 13.11.

    It's wild to me that Taysom Hill is being drafted in the 13th round. He proved himself to be a solid fantasy quarterback last year when filling in for Drew Brees. The job is his now, so I'd be comfortable having him as my starting quarterback entering the season.


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