Wed Jun 2 8:38am ET
By JEFF PAUR @jeffpaur
Sr Fantasy Writer
Every fantasy player wants to find that sleeper come draft day that ends up producing big numbers for their team. Just remember that loading your roster with possible sleepers can be a recipe for success. Use some discretion when it comes to sleepers. Getting a few is a good idea but going overboard can cause problems. With that said, here are some sleepers we think can help fantasy teams in 2021.
Russell Gage, WR, Falcons. Julio Jones has finally been traded. This makes Gage the starter for the Falcons, starting opposite Calvin Ridley in the Falcons pass-heavy offense. Gage got some starts last year and did pretty well in that role. He had just one 100-yard game, which was in Week 1, but nine games with double-digit fantasy points. Gage had 72 receptions on 109 targets. He made plays when getting the chances. Gage could do some real damage this year, getting a chance to start from day one in this offense.
Sam Darnold, QB, Panthers. Darnold gets a fresh start with the Panthers, getting a chance to serve as their franchise quarterback. He moves to a much better situation, surrounded by a lot of talent. He gets to throw the ball to Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey. Teddy Bridgewater was 20th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring in this offense. Darnold is a lot more talented than Bridgewater, so expect some big things from him this year. He can take his game to a new level in this offense.