2013 Fantasy Football Fantasy Draft Sleepers to Consider

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIJuly 17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers walks back to the locker room after the 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 30, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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In this article, I'll 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 and five touchdowns 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 break out in 2013 coming off a hot rookie year leading all Browns receivers.


Chris Givens (WR, STL)

Chris Givens is a downfield threat and speedster for St. Louis. He played 15 games last year and averaged 40-plus yards per game and almost three receptions. He found the end zone three times and handles kickoff 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 TDs last year, but did miss three games due to a season-ending injury as well as playing through an injury when he was on the field. He is healthy for 2013, and it's not unforeseeable to see near double-digit TDs.


Philip Rivers (QB, SD)

Many would argue that Rivers suffers from weaker arm strength as well as nervousness in the pocket. Rivers has put up many 4,000-plus-yard seasons and fell back to 3,600 yards last year. He has been posting near 30 TDs a year with 26 last year (not that solid). Rivers is being selected as a backup QB in most fantasy leagues and should be your target for 2013 backup QB.


Owen Daniels (TE, HOU)

Through 15 games last year, Daniels hauled in 700-plus yards and six TDs. The issue with Houston is it is third worst in the NFL at throwing TDs. Daniels has more upside in PPR leagues, as he had 62 total receptions. Through 15 games, his average is 47 yards per game, 0.4 TDs per game and 4.1 receptions per game; that's nine to 15 points (point per reception, point per 10 yards and six points per TD) a game in PPR leagues.


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