2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Sleepers 2.0

This is the second edition of sleepers for the 2017 season (third if you count our CBS Sports Fantasy Football Magazine), and we continue to search for players who can make a difference for your Fantasy team this year.

Now that the NFL Draft is over and most of the free agents are in place, it’s easier to analyze rosters. We know what we’re looking at and who can make an impact, and we’ll share that information with you — as always.

But before we look ahead to Sleepers 2.0, let’s do a quick review. Here are the players from Sleepers 1.0, which was written in March: 


  • Eli Manning
    , QB, Giants 

  • Carson Wentz
    , QB, Eagles 

  • Rex Burkhead
    , RB, Patriots 

  • Kenneth Dixon
    , RB, Ravens

  • Jacquizz Rodgers
    , RB, Buccaneers

  • Jerick McKinnon
    , RB, Vikings

  • Corey Coleman
    , WR, Browns

  • John Brown
    , WR, Cardinals

  • Josh Doctson
    , WR, Redskins

  • Cameron Meredith
    , WR, Bears

  • Tyler Higbee
    , TE, Rams

  • Austin Hooper
    , TE, Falcons 

Of these guys, I’m still excited about Manning, Wentz, Dixon, Coleman, Brown, Doctson, Meredith and Hooper. But several things have changed for the other players.

Burkhead got company in
Mike Gillislee
, who should be the best running back in New England, and
Doug Martin
has been impressive this offseason (as you’ll read below), which figures to hurt Rodgers after Martin’s suspension is over. McKinnon also got more competition than just
Latavius Murray
when the Vikings drafted
Dalvin Cook
.

And Higbee might have been replaced as the No. 1 tight end in Los Angeles with rookie Gerald Everett, although there’s a chance Higbee can still be a…

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