Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target – Number 15: Preston Williams
Many of you may never have heard of Preston Williams, and that is fine. He was an undrafted rookie for the Dolphins last year who only appeared in eight games before suffering a season ending injury. He has now since been cleared to play, and he could be a player that takes a step forward in 2020 into fantasy relevance.
In Williams’ eight games, Williams put up 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns. That is a 16 game pace of 64 receptions, 856 yards and six touchdowns.
For comparison, D.K. Metcalf, who was also a rookie last year, put up 58 receptions, 900 yards and seven touchdowns last year. Metcalf’s season stat line and Wiliiams’ 16-game pace are nearly identical. Metcalf, however is currently in the back of the fourth round in drafts, and Williams is all the way in the 11th round.
Obviously, Metcalf’s upside and draft pedigree give him a boost, but Williams is primed to breakout in 2020. Considering that fellow wide receiver Albert Wilson has opted out of the 2020 season, Williams has a chance to gobble up targets in a Miami passing game lacking a true threat outside of DeVante Parker.
Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target – Number 14: Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt is the exact type of player that I am looking to target in drafts in 2020. He is a player that has stand alone value regardless of the situation, but could turn into a high impact starter for a few weeks if anything were to happen to Nick Chubb.
Normally, I am not one to predict injury when it comes to fantasy projections. It is so hit and miss and not worth to try to factor in unless a player has shown to be a legit injury concern, which Chubb has not.
With COVID-19 being present though, it is something to monitor closer this year, which is why Hunt is a value. He offers production outside of being the regular starter, so you aren’t just wastig a pick on a player who might not ever play.
Hunt is going to be used in Cleveland. Last year, upon his return from suspension, he received 44 targets in eight games. It stands to reason that he is going to be used as a pass catcher, situational rusher, and goal line back to keep Chubb from absorbing a very high workload.
His ADP currently puts him in the sixth round, which is a place that running back can be very thin at. If you go receiver early and are looking for a back that could offer production, look to target Hunt.