Which running backs can be classified as sleepers heading into Week 1 of the 2020 season?
Throughout your fantasy season, Fansided will provide this weekly strategy guide detailing 10 sleeper running back picks for your last-minute fantasy needs. The term sleeper describes a player that is overlooked by fantasy owners, not coveted, or generally not expected to pique your attention.
Sleepers, as part of this reference tool, will include players that could meet some or all of the following criteria. First, the player may merely exceed expectations. He may be a player that is projected to perform in a mediocre manner, but we have him forecasted to do fare better. Next, the player may not even be rostered in some leagues. Therefore, that player is accumulating points for nobody in your league and is destined to inspire a mad dash by owners to the waiver wire for his services.
An important note: This particular analysis will not adjudicate sleepers based on a season-long computation. All sleepers suggested are recommended for this week only. In this respect, sleepers will vary from week to week.
Notable sleepers from the 2019 season, for example, included Lamar Jackson, Austin Ekeler, and A.J. Brown. These players were not heavily sought after in 2019 fantasy drafts, but they blossomed to prominence not long after the season kicked off.
So, let’s find out who could emulate those three men this year during Week 1.
**Please note: The selection of these 10 sleepers is assessed from a 10-team, PPR league perspective.