Fantasy Football Rankings 2019: Top sleepers from advanced model that called Matt Breida's huge season
SportsLine simulated the 2019 NFL season 10,000 times and identified must-draft Fantasy football sleepers.
Andrew Luck overcame an injured shoulder to become a top-five Fantasy quarterback in 2018. Now, the Colts' franchise player is suffering from calf and ankle injuries that will cost him the rest of the preseason. There is also uncertainty around his Week 1 status, throwing a wrinkle into 2019 Fantasy football draft prep. With drafts going on the clock each day, Luck is falling in the current 2019 Fantasy football rankings, and owners will need to keep a close eye on his health. They'll also need to keep tabs on other NFL news and injury updates as they search for the top 2019 Fantasy football sleepers that will define the season. The proven model at SportsLine has a track record of identifying Fantasy football breakouts and sleepers that others have overlooked like Matt Breida, Christian McCaffrey and Davante Adams the past two years. Now, this unbiased model has run the numbers and revealed its latest Fantasy football rankings 2019 and cheat sheets. Your 2019 Fantasy football strategy isn't complete until you see what it has to say.
The team at SportsLine was all over Breida from the start in 2018. He had an ADP in the ninth round, but SportsLine ranked Breida ahead of fellow backs like Peyton Barber, Jamaal Williams, Carlos Hyde, and Dion Lewis, all of whom were going multiple rounds earlier. The result: Breida finished as the overall RB24, a quality, back-end RB2. And in 2017, SportsLine labeled Davante Adams as a WR1 even with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb vying for targets, and he finished as the 11th-best wideout. Anyone who listened to their advice likely made a run at their league title. Now, SportsLine has simulated the entire 2019 NFL season 10,000 times and released its latest 2019 Fantasy football rankings, along with plenty of sleepers, breakouts and busts.
SportsLine's model is powered by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy companies. And that same group is sharing its 2019 Fantasy Football cheat sheets.
SportsLine's cheat sheets and Fantasy football rankings, available for leagues on many major sites, are updated multiple times every day. Any time an injury occurs or there's a change on a depth chart, the team at SportsLine updates its cheat sheets. When news broke that Tyreek Hill would not be suspended, he was immediately upgraded.
We can tell you SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2019 and cheat sheets are all over Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber.
Barber is coming off his best NFL season, finishing the year with 963 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns. He became stronger as the year went on, taking at least 15 carries in six of his final seven games and scoring four times during that span. Despite offseason competition from second-year pro Ronald Jones, Barber is again expected to be the starter. And he could get even more opportunities in Bruce Arians' offense. Arians was the head coach in Arizona when David Johnson went over 2,000 yards of total offense and 20 touchdowns in 2016.
The latest 2019 Fantasy football ADP has Barber going off the board in the eighth round in 12-team leagues. SportsLine's 2019 Fantasy football rankings, however, say he'll be more productive than fellow backs like Miles Sanders (seventh-round ADP), Austin Ekeler (seventh) and a host of players going in the eighth like Jordan Howard, Derrius Guice and Rashaad Penny.
Another sleeper that SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2019 have identified: Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook. The former Oklahoma standout took a step forward in 2018, snagging 66 catches for 717 yards and five touchdowns. Jacksonville also wasn't afraid to hand it to him on reverses and jet sweeps, as he averaged 10.9 yards per carry on nine attempts.
With Nick Foles replacing Blake Bortles under center, Westbrook could take the next step this season. He was targeted over 100 times last year, and if that pace continues with a more accurate quarterback, he could have WR2 upside in Fantasy this year.
Thus far, Westbrook is barely going off the board in the top 100 overall picks. He has a ninth-round ADP, but SportsLine's Fantasy football WR rankings 2019 have him producing more than receivers like Sammy Watkins, Dante Pettis and Allen Robinson, all of whom are coming off the board earlier.
SportsLine is also high on a running back you might've written off after a disappointing 2018 campaign, but is deserving of RB1 consideration in 2019. He's in line to outperform backs being taken much earlier like Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon. You can only see who it is, and the 2019 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.
So what 2019 Fantasy football sleepers should you snatch in your draft? And which RB1 candidate can you wait on until late? Visit SportsLine now to get 2019 Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that called Matt Breida's huge season, and find out.
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