3 Redraft Sleepers You Should be Drafting

I am going to be releasing both redraft sleepers and fades in groups of threes over the next couple months! These are guys that are outside the top 50 and that I believe have league-winning upside, as well as great price tags. In this article I am discussing my 3 favorite sleepers this year. As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated. Now, let’s go win us some leagues with these three, who will smash general expectations!

RB Tony Pollard- Dallas Cowboys

People may be sick of hearing about my Tony Pollard infatuation, but I don’t care! When talking about his efficiency, he’s absolutely elite. He’s #5 in yards per carry (5.5 yards)  , #2 in yards per touch (6.2), #5 in juke rate (34.9%),  and #3 in breakaway run rate! Not bad for a guy going as the #30 RB off of draft boards, according to Fantasy Pros. 

I understand why Zeke would scare people, but he doesn’t scare me. Pollard has more than earned a role in 2021, and I fully expect it to INCREASE. The Cowboys haven been lining him up at WR all through their off-season camps. This looks to be a team who knows they have to get him the ball anyway they can, and I am betting heavily that they do. All I can think about when watching this situation, is the Ekeler and Melvin Gordon situation. Money and draft capital doesn’t matter when you have a guy this talented. They will use both. If I am being honest, if anyone is taking that job over, it isn’t Elliott.

If you would like to wait on RB and stack up your QB, WR, and TE positions, Pollard is an absolute steal, one of the best redraft sleepers out there. Especially in PPR formats. If anything happens to Zeke, he can definitely win your league for you. I am talking top 7 RB potential. If everyone remains healthy I’d be surprised if he finished worse the RB 20. So he’s helping to win your league, either way.

Dotson is game changer.

WR Jahan Dotson- Washington Commanders

Let me start this off with an article I already wrote on this young man, You can find that here. I was incredibly impressed with Dotson when I turned his film on. Every year I do what’s now called a “Rookie Report Card” on various prospects, and his film was a top 10 all-time favorite of mine! His explosiveness on film was prodigious. His explosiveness helped him rack up 1,200 total scrimmage yards and 13 total TDs, during his senior year at Penn State, catapulting him into the first round of the NFL Draft. Some called that a reach, but I bet he makes them eat their words!

According to Fantasy Pros, he is being taken as a WR6. He’s anywhere (depending on the platform) from WR #58- #70. At that price he’s a smash for me. He’s going near guys like Rondale Moore, Van Jefferson,  Jameson Williams (ACL,) DJ Chark, (Broken Ankle) and Tim Patrick. He’s the clear #2 option in his offense, and I would take him over the other listed players. I think he’s going to be a great flex option, and could possibly be more, depending on how Carson Wentz does. He had an early start on chemistry over McLaurin.

If you have been following along with the OTA reports coming out of Washington, you know that they’re glowing about his ability on the field. “He came in, it looks like it’s not too big for him. He’s playing fast. He’s consistently getting separation, he’s catching the ball” said his Offensive Coordinator, Scott Turner. Look for Washington to move him all over the field and get him the ball. Wentz isn’t elite by any means, but he’s better than the narrative. Don’t let him scare you off of a player like Dotson, one of the best redraft sleepers out there.

Cheap Thrills like Davis Mills

QB Davis Mills: Houston Texans

If this is a 4 point TD passing league, I would bump him down a few spots. He’s not going to get many rushing yards or TDs. With that being said, I really like him as a sneaky grab in Super Flex (SF) leagues. Although, he wouldn’t be a bad emergency QB in 1QB as well. I’ll leave roster decisions up to you, though. That depends on leagues and is probably outside the scope of my current article on redraft sleepers.

Mills wasn’t rookie of the year but considering the situation, I thought he showed something last year. When you watch Mills you can see the possibilities with his arm talent. He has some gifts that you can’t coach. He showed poise and calmness under duress at times last year, he showed escapability skills, good accuracy while on the move, great touch on deep throws. He can put some zip on the ball when he has to, as well.

The Texans acquired a lot of OL help this off season, as well as drafting Dameon Pierce, a capable RB out of Florida. They also added John Metchie out of Alabama, a WR who I believe will be a solid target for Mills. His offense likely improved, as well as his awareness. Look for him to be a high end QB 2 being drafted as a low end QB one.

Written by Scott Acquard

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