Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target – Number 7: Marvin Jones Jr.
Marvin Jones Jr. is the exact type of player that I was referencing at the beginning of this list. He is a veteran guy who simply gets overlooked by the fantasy community for one reason or another.
Jones Jr. has appeared in 22 games the last two seasons, and has amassed 23 touchdowns over the last three seasons while only appearing in 36 games. That is an average of 10 touchdowns on a 16 game pace.
Jones Jr. may not be the sexiest pick, but he fits the bill of depth. He is a good player with enough stand alone production to be on your roster, but with the added benefit of being the go to player if something were to happen to Kenny Golladay.
Jones Jr. also is in the same boat as Dionte Johnson, as a majority of his playing time came when the teams regular starter at quarterback was unavailable.
With Matthew Stafford set to return, Marvin Jones Jr. could see an uptick in production. At the very least, the quality of his targets are going to improve, and his red zone threat nature gives him touchdown upside to outperform his ADP.
His current ADP has him right around the amount of touchdowns he caught last season, which is nine. He is a solid player to target if you took a shot at a higher risk/upside player earlier in the draft and need insurance or went running back heavy early and need solid flex play.
Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target – Number 6: Matthew Stafford
I LOVE Matthew Stafford and his value for your team this year. First off, I would like to say I am a believer in late round quarterback drafting. There are so many quality quarterbacks in football that you do not have to have Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson to win.
Stafford is the perfect example of that. He was on a 16-game pace last year for 4,998 yards, 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. That is an average of 20 fantasy points per game. He scored 166 fantasy points in 8 games last year and his 16-game pace puts him at 332 total points, which would’ve finished third behind only Jackson and Dak Prescott.
The best thing about Stafford is his ADP. He is coming off the board in the 10th(!) round this year. That is insane for a player that always puts up gaudy numbers despite not having much team success.
Stafford is a player that could potentially start for you all season, and to top it all off, has the eighth easiest schedule for a quarterback. Don’t leave your draft without Matthew Stafford.