2013 Fantasy Football Fantasy Draft Sleepers

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My job at HattyWaiverWireGuru.com is to hunt down sleepers for your draft to fill out your entire team to give you depth throughout the season.  Here are five players to pencil in for your fantasy football drafts.


Josh Gordon (WR, CLE) - In his rookie campaign, Josh Gordon, hauled in 800 yards, five TD's on 50 receptions.  The issue with Gordon is his two game suspension for 2013, but he will be drafted in later rounds.  Gordon has the potential to breakout in 2013 coming off a hot rookie year leading all Browns receivers.

Chris Givens (WR, StL) - Chris Givens is a down the field threat and speedster for StL. He played 15 games last year and averaged 40+ yards per game and almost three receptions.  He found the end-zone three times and handles kick-off returns (only matters if your league awards extra points for KO returns).  In his second year he should have a better handle on the offense with increased confidence from Bradford.  

Michael Bush (RB, CHI) - In TD only leagues Bush can be depended on as a bye week filler.  He had five TD's last year, but did miss three games due to a season ending injury as well as playing through an injury last year when he was on the field.  He is healthy for 2013 and it's not unforeseeable to see near double digit TD's.

Phillip Rivers (QB, SD) - The News Sources talk about weaker arm strength as well as nervousness in the pocket.  Rivers has put of many 4,000+ yards seasons and last year fell back to 3,600 yards.  He has been posting near 30 TD's a year with 26 last year (not that solid).  Rivers is being selected as a back-up QB in most fantasy leagues and should be your target for 2013 back-up QB.

Owen Daniels (TE, HOU) - Through 15 games last year Daniels hauled in 700+ yards and six TDs.  The issue with Houston is they are 3rd worst in the NFL for throwing TDs.  Daniels has more upside in PPR leagues as he had 62 total receptions.  Through 15 games his average is 47 yards/game, 0.4 TDs/game, and 4.1 receptions/game.  That's 9 to 15 points (point per reception, point per 10 yards, and six points per TD) a game in PPR leagues.

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