A few years ago, it was impossible to win your fantasy football league without having a bonafide stud running back.
That is not the way leagues work nowadays, thanks to the influx in quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub. Owners are now waiting until the third round to select their first running back, and it often pays off in the end.
For example, say you took Andre Johnson and Drew Brees with your first two picks in your fantasy draft last year. In the third round, you took a flier on Thomas Jones or Ryan Grant. Looking back on it, chances are that team won it all.
With owners gradually takings chances on their draft day, the sleepers are becoming more and more important. Took Eddie Royal in the eighth round last year? Chances are you lost. However, if you took Ray Rice in that same round, your winning odds went up exponentially.
Here are a few of this year's "Ray Rice" sleepers to help you win your fantasy league, and hopefully bring in some cash too.