2013 Fantasy Football Sleeper and Value Picks to Consider

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIJune 5, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 06:  Haloti Ngata #92 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles Vick Ballard #33 of the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Over the course of June, my plan is to present you with fantasy football sleeper targets for 2013 along with solid value picks. Value picks are players who 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 Miller's 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 was only one game last year where Miller was given double-digit touches, and he produced 73 total yards. You can be sure Miller will be a target in Rounds 4 through 7 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 TDs 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 TDs in 2013. He's a 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 double-digit TDs.


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 QBs this year, then target Luck as your weekly starter. The only kicker is that we need to see many more TDs 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 TDs. The reason Wilson is a value pick is that he could outproduce those numbers now with his solid WR corps. 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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