ESPN names a few Detroit Lions players as dream football sleepers

ESPN names a few Detroit Lions players as dream football sleepers

The Detroit Lions were one of the league’s most surprisingly successful offence last year, making them a sneaky good option for fantasy football players. Jared Goff ranked 10th among fantasy quarterbacks based on standard scoring, while Amon-Ra St. Brown came in ninth among receivers and Jamaal Williams was seventh among running backs.

The Lions’ offense will face higher expectations and greater national recognition in 2023. However, in 2023, ESPN listed a number of Detroit’s weapons as “sleepers” for fantasy football.

For the upcoming season at each position, a panel of nine experts predicted sleepers, busts, and breakout candidates. Four different Lions players were either categorised as “sleepers” or “breakout candidates,” while no Lions players were listed as potential busts.

Along with Anthony Richardson, Kenny Pickett, and Russell Wilson, among others, ESPN’s Matt Bowen identified Jared Goff as a sleeper candidate at quarterback. Goff had his best season since 2018 last year, completing passes for 4,438 yards, 29 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. His ongoing typical dream draft position positions him as QB18(!!), therefore, there is unquestionably some value there.

In addition, Jameson Williams was praised as a sleeper among the wide receivers. Obviously, Williams would have to sit out the first six games of your fantasy football season while he serves his gambling suspension, but the second half of the season could have a lot of upside. Williams just had one catch and a rush in six games played last season, however assumptions are high for the 2022 twelfth generally pick going into Year 2. Williams’ average fantasy draft position is 165 (WR62), according to ESPN; consequently, there is undoubtedly the potential for a steal there.

Daniel Dopp and Liz Loza of ESPN identified rookie tight end Sam La Porta as a potential sleeper. Given the limited history of first-year tight end players, betting on rookie production is a risky play. However, La Porta has impressed throughout spring practices, and given Detroit’s explosive offence, it’s quite possible that he breaks the mold. However, given that La Porta is currently ranked 21st by average fantasy draft position, he probably merits the risk.

Jammer Gibbs, a rookie running back, is the final one. Eric Kara-bell identified him as a player with the potential to break out. Gibbs, who is ranked 12th overall, is clearly expected to immediately produce. Even though the team also put a lot of money into tailback David Montgomery, Gibbs is expected to play a big role in Detroit’s passing game. Montgomery has the potential to score vulture touchdowns like Jamaal Williams did last year. Given that Gibbs is currently ranked RB16 in the average draft order, it is evident that some individuals are anticipating extravagant stats from the former Crimson Tide running back.