We're just about 2 weeks away from the NFL season and that means fantasy football is starting again very soon!
There are always surprising players in the season, busts, and breakouts. I am going to share some deep sleepers for fantasy football in the upcoming 2020-2021 NFL Season.
First of all, I would like to talk about the Los Angeles Rams Running back, Cam Akers. After Todd Gurley went to the Falcons, and the Rams drafted Akers, he has a lot to prove. He was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft out of Florida State and put up some pretty good numbers at Florida State. In his final season at FSU, Akers ran f0r 1,144 rushing with 14 TD'S and Receiving he ran for 225 yards with 4 TD'S, and lastly scrimmaging he ran for 1,369 yards with 18 TD's. These are very good stats out of college and if you play fantasy football, I would remember the name.
My second deep sleeper in fantasy this season is the Quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars Gardner Minshew. I know, you are all saying ''WHAT", but hear me out. Minshew Mania is coming off a really good rookie season after replacing Nick Foles Week 1. He was very consistent and threw for 3,721 yards with 21 TD's and only 6 INT'S. If he can stay consistent as he did last year, and limit his INT'S (which he did last year also), I think Minshew can have some value in the upcoming season. Not only if he can stay consistent and limit his interceptions but if he can stay healthy which he also did last year for the most part. Minshew now has options at WR's on the Jags. He has DJ Chark, Chris Conely, Dede Westbrook, and Tyler Eifert at TE. Most of these players put up great stats last year, but nonetheless Minshew has options.
My third fantasy deep sleeper is WR of the Los Angeles Rams, Cooper Kupp. After Brandin Cooks left for the Texans, I feel as if Kupp will get a lot more targets this year from Jared Goff. Keep in mind, Kupp has been very underrated in the past years. In 2019, Kupp had 94 targets, 1,161 yards, with 10 TD's. Those are really good stats considering he wasn't WR1. As I said, after Cooks left, Goff and the Rams are only left with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, and Kupp is going to get the opportunity to become WR1 and put up great stats and produce a lot of points in fantasy football.
Lastly, a deep sleeper you should not pass on in fantasy is TE of the Atlanta Falcons Hayden Hurst. He was traded for in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, earlier this year. After the Browns signed Austin Hooper (former Falcons TE), the Falcons were in need of a TE and I think they made a great choice. Hurst was not the starter when on the Ravens but still had 349 yards with 2 TD's in 2019. Hurst should have a great year with the Falcons this year, and I would not pass up on him.