2013 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Value Picks

Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports

By Hatty Waiver Wire Guru


Over the course of the June my plan is to present you with fantasy football sleeper targets for 2013 along with solid value picks.  Value picks are players that will outperform where they are drafted in your league.  Players will be presented in no particular order, but be sure to add them on your watch list when drafting this year.

Lamar Miller (RB, MIA) - looking at Millers production from last year is not a very solid indicator of what he will do in 2013.  What should give you a bit of confidence is that Miami no longer has Reggie Bush which indicates that confidence in Miller.  There is only one game last year where he was given double digit touches and produced 73 total yards.  You can be sure Miller will be a target in rounds four through seven in your draft.  Miller will be the all out starter in Miami and he should prove to be a solid value pick in all fantasy football formats.

Vick Ballard (RB, IND) - Vick Ballard is currently ranked as a RB2 for 2013, most likely due to the lack of TD's last year.  He was one of my favorite waiver wire selections in 2012 and I am looking for him to truly perform in 2013.  He seems to be a quiet reliable RB heading into 2013 and for PPR leagues he will be seeing some receptions.  I am not crazy to think Ballard goes over 1,000+ yards and a minimum of 5 TD's in 2013.  Solid value pick.

Chris Ivory (RB, NYJ) - Chris Ivory was always playing third fiddle in New Orleans, but now finds himself as the lead dog in NY.  Every time Ivory played in 2012 he showed true explosion and seemed to be an outstanding candidate for a lead role.  He will have a chance to put up amazing numbers in 2013 and will probably see a lot of hype going into the draft.  He can be trusted and should produce near 1,000 yards and near double digit TD's.

Andrew Luck (QB, IND) - Andrew Luck is given every opportunity to throw the ball and for good reason as he is able to put up huge numbers.  If you miss out on the top three QB's this year then target Luck as your weekly starter.  The only kicker is we need to see many more TD's in 2013 so there is a bit of risk in this selection.

Russell Wilson (QB, SEA) - Russell Wilson is going to garner a ton of hype going into 2013 and should produce around 3,500 yards and nearly 30 TD's.  The reason Wilson is a value pick is that he could outproduce those numbers now with his solid WR core.  He is a fine selection and does have a chance to be a top QB this year.

Danny Amendola (WR, NE) - meet Wes Welker's replacement.  Amendola is going to be a PPR beast in 2013.  He should produce 80+ receptions and over 1,000 yards.  He will be drafted in later rounds and could go under the radar if not hyped in fantasy circles.

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