Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target in 2016 – Number 10: Jay Ajayi
Who the heck is Jay Ajayi? That’s probably a question that a lot of people are probably asking right now.
Ajayi was a fifth-round pick by the Dolphins in the 2015 draft and spent time behind Lamar Miller last season. With Miller now in Houston, Ajayi has a chance to contend for the starting spot for the Fins, but he has Arian Foster ahead of him on the depth chart.
Ajayi is most definitely a sleeper pick because it’s unknown if he or Foster will get the start right off the bat.
The reason Ajayi is a sleeper in my eyes is because of Foster’s injury history. He missed nearly all of last season and eventually saw his tenure in Houston end.
Dave Richard of CBS Sports is weary of anyone taking Ajayi due to an injury he suffered at training camp, but he very well could end up being Miami’s best option at running back.
"Ajayi’s injury isn’t considered serious — he extended his left knee the day before and came up with a bone bruise — but it underscores the issue that’s making Fantasy owners freak out. Between his knees (remember, Ajayi had a significant knee issue coming out of Boise State) and Foster’s track record of muscle strains and tears, who will be the most reliable running back in Miami?"
It’s a valid point that Richard is asking here. Ajayi is most definitely a sleeper pick because it’s unknown if he or Foster will get the start right off the bat. If Ajayi does win the job, however, he could end up smashing his way to high numbers in leagues.
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