2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers

2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Feb. 4):

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. A.J. Dillon 2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers A.J. Dillon, RB, Packers. ADP: 10.11.
    A.J. Dillon will be the No. 2 running back if Jamaal Williams leaves the team. He played great at some points last year, so he'll need to be rostered in the event of an Aaron Jones injury.

  2. Damien Williams 2021 Fantasy Football Sleepers Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs. ADP: 13.10.
    Damien Williams foolishly sat out the 2020 season, losing his job in the process. Fortunately for him, Clyde Edwards-Helaire didn't impress as a rookie, so perhaps Williams can reclaim his job.

  3. Laviska Shenault Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars. ADP: 12.09.
    Laviska Shenault had some bright spots as a rookie despite playing with limited or terrible quarterbacks. Imagine how well he'll do with Trevor Lawrence!

  4. Ke'Shawn Vaughn Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers. ADP: Undrafted.
    Ke'Shawn Vaughn will have more opportunities in his second year. He had some nice runs against the Lions in Week 16, so perhaps Bruce Arians will see that he has a bright future. It's unlikely that both Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette return to Tampa next year.

  5. Tee Higgins Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals. ADP: 9.06.
    Tee Higgins was having a monster rookie year until Joe Burrow got hurt. If Burrow can be 100 percent in 2021, Higgins could explode. Unfortunately, Burrow suffered a serious knee injury, so his 2021 status is unclear.

  6. Brandon Aiyuk Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers. ADP: 8.08.
    Brandon Aiyuk had an impressive rookie year considering that he was playing with a backup quarterback most of the time. Aiyuk seems poised for a breakout sophomore campaign.

  7. Denzel Mims Denzel Mims, WR, Jets. ADP: Undrafted.
    Denzel Mims could have a big sophomore year, depending on what the Jets do at quarterback. Mims did well in the nine games he played as a rookie, catching 23 passes for 357 yards.

  8. Darnell Mooney Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears. ADP: Undrafted.
    Darnell "Mad Eye" Mooney had a solid rookie year with 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns. It was capped off with an 11-catch Week 17. He'll have nice upside if the Bears ever upgrade quarterback.

  9. Cole Kmet Cole Kmet, TE, Bears. ADP: Undrafted.
    Cole Kmet played behind Jimmy Graham for a while last year, but saw more targets toward the end of the season. He caught an average of four passes in his final five games.

  10. Adam Trautman Adam Trautman, TE, Saints. ADP: Undrafted.
    Adam Trautman will be a nice option if the Saints move on from Jared Cook, as expected. Trautman, a third-round pick from the 2020 NFL Draft, so he has plenty of upside.


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