1. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs (Stay-Away)
When it comes to fantasy football, Watkins is like the Siren Song. He’s so alluring because of his speed and big-play ability but always leads to your demise. With Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback, he will surely have a few monster games that trick people into thinking he’s worth the risk. But he’ll also have games when he produces nothing, even when he’s healthy.
Watkins’ injury history is another reason why he’s destined to be a bust. He played just 10 games last year and only managed to play in eight in his final season in Buffalo in 2016. The Chiefs will be relying on him as a starter, and without much depth behind him, he’ll get a lot of reps, which just means more opportunities for his body (which could actually be made of glass) to succumb to injury, meaning he’ll be of no use to Kansas City or your fantasy team.
15 Sleepers To Target In Your Draft
Now that we’ve covered 15 players who are being taken way too early in fantasy drafts, let’s uncover some undervalued players you should target in your draft. A majority of the names below are actually productive fantasy players, but they are being taken WAY TOO late in drafts. Here are 15 players we are actively targeting in fantasy drafts.
15. David Montgomery, Bears (Sleeper)
Taking a rookie running back is always a bit of a risk, but Montgomery could be worth the risk. If nothing else, we know that the Bears like him a lot. Not only did they trade up in the 3rd round to make sure they could get him, but they also traded away Jordan Howard for a 6th-round pick to make room for him. Tarik Cohen is a nice change-of-pace back, but he’s probably not going to take too many carries away from Montgomery, who has a chance to replicate Howard’s role in the Chicago offense.
If you’re not familiar with Montgomery from his college days at Iowa State, you’re probably not the only one. He was overlooked by many in college despite being one of the best backs in the Big 12 with two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt. Montgomery’s hands are also an underrated part of his game, so he’ll fit in nicely if the Bears trust Mitch Trubisky to do more passing this year.