7 Sleepers to Target in CBS Fantasy Leagues
The term "sleeper" is a bit overused in fantasy circles. This is especially true considering this industry is so oversaturated with analysis, there really aren't any true sleepers left. A better way to approach the idea is looking for value in drafts when ADP doesn't match with a player's potential. Fortunately for you, we have a tool designed to do just that: The ADP Bargains tool. This technological wonder allows you to pair 4for4's rankings with the ADP from the site that hosts your fantasy league to instantly find valuable players to target based on the discrepancy between the two numbers.
Using this tool, I've highlighted several sleepers on each major site, with the CBS lot below. I try to highlight different players in each piece, so even if your league isn't hosted on one of the other sites it'll still be worthwhile to see who I've highlighted. And don't forget to use the ADP Bargains tool often, as ADP will continue to shift as the season approaches.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
Quarterback values are a bit sparse based on the ADP Bargains Tool, but one name to circle is Ryan Tannehill. From Week 7 (when he became the starter) until Week 16 (fantasy championships), Tannehill finished as a QB1 six times in nine weeks. He averaged 23.01 fantasy points per game during that stretch, and was the QB3 overall behind Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen (who played one more game).
There are certainly some concerns with Tannehill. His 7.7% touchdown rate is sure to regress a bit, and there could be more games like we saw in the playoffs where Derrick Henry and the defense take over and Tannehill manages the game with under 100 yards passing. However, the Titans defense could take a step back, in which case Tannehill would need to pass the ball more often. The Titans threw the second-fewest pass attempts in the league in 2019, and over 100 fewer attempts than the league average (448 vs. 558) so there’s plenty of room for that total to swing the other way. More volume would benefit Tannehill, giving him added upside as a late-round quarterback option.
RB Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fantasy Twitter was warring for months over Ke'Shawn Vaughn or Ronald Jones, only to see LeSean McCoy swoop in at the end to muddle the battlefield. However, Bruce Arians helped clear things up, and when the fog finally lifted RoJo was standing alone as the “main guy.” In all seriousness, Arians could be lying through his teeth, but an offseason endorsement doesn’t hurt. Last season was a rollercoaster for RoJo, but he played well down the stretch (averaged 4.2 yards per carry over the final nine games) and apparently trained like a maniac this offseason.
Jones caught 31 of 40 targets last season, quelling some of the “he’s not a pass-catcher!” talk from certain corners of the fantasy industry. Tom Brady isn’t shy about targeting his backs, so if Jones holds onto this starting role he could see even more targets in 2020, further increasing his fantasy upside. Either way, as a potential starting running back in a high-flying offense at a mid-round price, Jones is a steal.
RB Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
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