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The Best Sleepers Who Will Surprise Fantasy Owners In 2019

Updated October 23, 2019 0 votes 11 voters28 items

List RulesVote up the NFL players whose fantasy performance will be most surprising

The fantasy football sleepers entering the 2019 NFL season could lead to huge success for your team if you select them in just the right late-round position. Some of the high-level talents in recent memory always go early in the draft, and it doesn’t take much to know you’ll get production from players like quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Saquon Barkley, and wide receiver Julio Jones. 

There are quite a few potential NFL fantasy breakouts that will not be as obvious of a choice when landing them. The players involved here typically are the ones to make or break a season. Some of the interesting names ready to make a big jump this season include a second-year quarterback like Baker Mayfield or sleeper WRs like Kenyan Drake and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, all picks who can be taken deep in drafts and be successful.

But which of these players is the absolute top fantasy sleeper? Which of these players is going to shock the fantasy world with a breakout season? Vote up for your choice for the best under-the-radar talent at his position.

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  • Chris Carson1
    12
    2

    Chris Carson

    Running back

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 244.42

    2018 Fantasy points: 201.40
    2018 Rushing: 1,151 yards, 9 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 163 yards, 0 TDs

  • Baker Mayfield2
    8
    4

    Baker Mayfield

    Quarterback

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 285.82

    2018 Fantasy points: 240.10
    2018 Passing: 3,725 yards, 27 TDs
    2018 Rushing: 131 yards, 0 TDs

  • Kenyan Drake3
    5
    5

    Kenyan Drake

    Running back

    TeamsMiami Dolphins

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 239.12

    2018 Fantasy points: 206.20
    2018 Rushing: 535 yards, 4 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 447 yards, 5 TDs

  • Kyle Rudolph4
    0
    0

    Kyle Rudolph

    Tight end

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age26

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 124.85

    2018 Fantasy points: 151.40
    2018 Receiving: 634 yards, 4 TDs

  • Justin Jackson5
    2
    0

    Justin Jackson

    Running back

    Age23

    TeamsAlabama A&M Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Panthers football

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 65.90

    2018 Fantasy points: 201.40
    2018 Rushing: 206 yards, 2 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 135 yards, 0 TDs

  • Josh Gordon6
    2
    0

    Josh Gordon

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Age24

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: N/A

    2018 Fantasy points: 138.70
    2018 Receiving: 737 yards, 4 TDs

  • Jameis Winston7
    5
    2

    Jameis Winston

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama

    Age26

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 300.65

    2018 Fantasy points: 195.78
    2018 Passing: 2,992 yards, 19 TDs
    2018 Rushing: 281 yards, 1 TD

  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling8

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida, USA

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 110.40

    2018 Fantasy points: 111.00
    2018 Receiving: 581 yards, 2 TDs

  • Darren Waller9
    0
    2

    Darren Waller

    Tight end

    BirthplaceLandover, Maryland, USA

    TeamsOakland Raiders

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 77.61

    2018 Fantasy points: 15.60
    2018 Receiving: 75 yards, 0 TDs

  • Josh Allen10
    2
    0

    Josh Allen

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 264.47

    2018 Fantasy points: 208.06
    2018 Passing: 2,074 yards, 10 TDs
    2018 Rushing: 631 yards, 8 TDs

  • Damien Williams11
    8
    2

    Damien Williams

    Running back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

    TeamsKansas City Chiefs

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 267.83

    2018 Fantasy points: 98.60
    2018 Rushing: 256 yards, 4 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 160 yards, 2 TDs

  • Matt Breida12
    0
    2

    Matt Breida

    Running back

    TeamsSan Francisco 49ers

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 113.31

    2018 Fantasy points: 162.50
    2018 Rushing: 814 yards, 3 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 261 yards, 2 TDs

  • Derrick Henry13
    2
    2

    Derrick Henry

    Running back

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 231.45

    2018 Fantasy points: 201.36
    2018 Rushing: 1,059 yards, 12 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 99 yards, 0 TDs

  • Austin Hooper14
    2
    2

    Austin Hooper

    Tight end

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, USA

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 138.27

    2018 Fantasy points: 163.00
    2018 Receiving: 660 yards, 4 TDs

  • Calvin Ridley15
    5
    2

    Calvin Ridley

    Wide receiver

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 176.40

    2018 Fantasy points: 206.80
    2018 Receiving: 821 yards, 10 TDs

  • Nick Chubb16
    8
    0

    Nick Chubb

    Running back

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 243.77

    2018 Fantasy points: 194.50
    2018 Rushing: 996 yards, 8 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 149 yards, 2 TDs

  • Joe Mixon17
    5
    8

    Joe Mixon

    Running back

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 243.48

    2018 Fantasy points: 243.40
    2018 Rushing: 1,168 yards, 8 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 296 yards, 1 TD

  • Chris Godwin18
    8
    0

    Chris Godwin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 208.14

    2018 Fantasy points: 185.20
    2018 Receiving: 842 yards, 7 TDs

  • Corey Davis19
    0
    2

    Corey Davis

    Wide receiver

    TeamsTennessee Titans

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 169.76

    2018 Fantasy points: 183.60
    2018 Receiving: 891 yards, 4 TDs

  • Hunter Henry20
    0
    0

    Hunter Henry

    Tight end

    TeamsLos Angeles Chargers

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 139.24

    2018 Fantasy points: Missed season due to injury

  • Rashaad Penny21
    5
    2

    Rashaad Penny

    Running back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 93.36

    2018 Fantasy points: 70.40
    2018 Rushing: 419 yards, 2 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 75 yards, 0 TDs

  • Christian Kirk22
    2
    0

    Christian Kirk

    Wide receiver

    TeamsArizona Cardinals

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 180.60

    2018 Fantasy points: 123.50
    2018 Receiving: 590 yards, 3 TDs

  • Kyler Murray23
    2
    0

    Kyler Murray

    Quarterback

    TeamsArizona Cardinals

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 211.14

    2018 Fantasy points: This will be his rookie season

  • Robby Anderson24
    2
    0

    Robby Anderson

    Wide receiver

    TeamsNew York Jets

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 184.99

    2018 Fantasy points: 156.40
    2018 Receiving: 752 yards, 6 TDs

  • Dede Westbrook25
    5
    0

    Dede Westbrook

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceCameron, Texas, USA

    TeamsJacksonville Jaguars

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 192.30

    2018 Fantasy points: 179.50
    2018 Receiving: 717 yards, 5 TDs