7 Sleepers to Target in CBS Fantasy Leagues
Average draft position fluctuates throughout the months leading up to the NFL regular season, and never more so than when teams hit the field in pads for the first time. Players drastically fall up and down the draft board as injury news, depth chart battles, and the like begin to trickle out of training camps and preseason games. It’s easy for players to get lost in the weeds, being completely forgotten about as we try to adjust on the fly to the newest available information. That’s why an instrument like the ADP Bargains tool can be such an asset. By pairing 4for4’s rankings with CBS’s ADP we can see the players with the most significant discrepancies and thus target the best values.
Below I have highlighted seven such players who are going too late in drafts and should outproduce their current standing on fantasy draft boards. They represent several of my personal favorite ADP outliers, but the tool will show you even more options while rankings and ADP continue to move up and down throughout the rest of the offseason.
RB Nyheim Hines, Colts
Though he shares the backfield with one of the best all-around running backs in the NFL, there should still be enough meat left on the bone for receiving-game specialist Nyheim Hines. Now that the failed Carson Wentz experiment is dead and buried, the Indianapolis Colts could return to involving the running back in the passing game back near the level that they did with Philip Rivers at the helm in the 2020 season. While Rivers was a bit of a check-down machine in his twilight years, new Colts QB Matt Ryan operated much in the same way last season, targeting running backs on 27.5% of his passes, the second-highest rate in the NFL.
Hines’ career-low in receptions came last year, and his catches only fell to 40, a mark that tied him for 21st amongst all running backs. On the flip side, he has two separate 60-catch seasons, a mark that would have ranked him fifth among all RBs in 2021. Even if we ignore the inherent upside of Hines if Jonathan Taylor were forced to miss any time this season, he still has value coming off of CBS draft boards in the RB50-RB55. He is currently ranked as the RB39 here at 4for4.
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