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In this edition of the preseason fantasy football Top 150 PPR rankings, we discuss three current players who could emerge as sleepers if the NFL draft goes their way next week. For example, if the Cardinals decide to pass on a wide receiver early, a player like Michael Wilson could become a viable asset next season. On the flip side, if a team like the Giants lands a top-tier wide receiver prospect instead of drafting a quarterback, Daniel Jones could emerge as a late-round sleeper in 2024.

After the NFL draft is complete we will finally add the rookies into the Top 150 to have the full picture of the NFL off-season. Over the next few months, we will begin diving into each team’s changes to find the best values, sleepers, and potential busts for next season.

 

NFL Draft Sleepers!

 

  • Player: Rico Dowdle
  • Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Overall Ranking: 99 (ECR 215)

The Cowboys have yet to replace Tony Pollard this off-season after he bolted for the Titans in free agency. Now heading into the draft, the Cowboys are one of the more likely teams to target a running back early. We have seen Dallas use early draft capital on running backs before including Zeke Elliott as high as round 1 in 2016.

However, if Dallas passes on a running back on day 1 or early day 2, Rico Dowdle should immediately be on our radars. In four career games where Dowdle has seen at least 10 touches, he has averaged 10.8 PPR PPG, and scored over 12 PPR points in three of four contests.

 

  • Player: Wan’Dale Robinson
  • Team: New York Giants
  • Overall Ranking: 126 (ECR 153)

The Giants will have a lot of decisions to make at the top of the NFL draft. Do they take a quarterback or do they grab a top wide receiver? No matter what happens, it’s going to have a major impact on Wan’Dale Robinson. We should also take into account that, Darren Waller is still contemplating retirement so what the Giants do in the draft could have major implications for Robinson’s outlook in New York in 2024.

Robinson has struggled to stay healthy in his career but has shown flashes of being a solid PPR asset when healthy. Over the final nine games of 2023, Robinson averaged 10.2 PPR PPG including scoring at least 13 PPR points in three of his last five games.

 

  • Player: Khalil Shakir
  • Team Buffalo Bills
  • Overall Ranking: 116 (ECR 145)

The Bills look to be in search of a new top dog in the receiving core after they traded Stefon Diggs and lost Gabe Davis in free agency. These departures have left Buffalo with a combined 317 vacated targets. Now Buffalo could look to add a replacements in the draft, but even if they do, could Shakir emerge as a sleeper in 2024?

Through his first two seasons in the NFL, Shakir has played well in an expanded role. In 10 career games when he played over 50% of the snaps, he’s averaged 10.7 PPR PPG. This production doesn’t include a strong performance in the playoffs last season when the Bills didn’t have Gabe Davis. Shakir averaged five receptions and found the end zone in both games.

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# Name Team Pos
Christian McCaffrey SF RB
Tyreek Hill MIA WR
CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
Breece Hall NYJ RB
Ja’Marr Chase CIN WR
Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR
Bijan Robinson ATL RB
Garrett Wilson NYJ WR
Justin Jefferson MIN WR
Kyren Williams LAR RB
A.J. Brown PHI WR
De’Von Achane MIA RB
Jahmyr Gibbs DET RB
Jonathan Taylor IND RB
Alvin Kamara NO RB
Saquon Barkley PHI RB
Travis Etienne JAC RB
Isiah Pacheco KC RB
Josh Jacobs GB RB
Sam LaPorta DET TE
Travis Kelce KC TE
Mike Evans TB WR
Davante Adams LV WR
Chris Olave NO WR
Puka Nacua LAR WR
Rachaad White TB RB
Deebo Samuel SF WR
Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
Mark Andrews BAL TE
Joe Mixon HOU RB
Cooper Kupp LAR WR
Marvin Harrison Jr. ARI WR
D.J. Moore CHI WR
Josh Allen BUF QB
Jalen Hurts PHI QB
Patrick Mahomes KC QB
Lamar Jackson BAL QB
Zay Flowers BAL WR
Tee Higgins CIN WR
James Cook BUF RB
James Conner ARI RB
Kenneth Walker SEA RB
Stefon Diggs HOU WR
Derrick Henry BAL RB
David Montgomery DET RB
Michael Pittman IND WR
Drake London ATL WR
Amari Cooper CLE WR
Nico Collins HOU WR
Dalton Kincaid BUF TE
Joe Burrow CIN QB
Dak Prescott DAL QB
Zamir White LV RB
D.K. Metcalf SEA WR
Marquise Brown KC WR
Trey McBride ARI TE
Aaron Jones MIN RB
Raheem Mostert MIA RB
Rashee Rice KC WR
Jayden Reed GB WR
Keenan Allen CHI WR
DeVonta Smith PHI WR
Jaylen Waddle MIA WR
Tank Dell HOU WR
Tony Pollard TEN RB
Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB
C.J. Stroud HOU QB
Kyler Murray ARI QB
Anthony Richardson IND QB
Brock Purdy SF QB
Jordan Love GB QB
Devin Singletary NYG RB
George Pickens PIT WR
Zack Moss CIN RB
Evan Engram JAC TE
Christian Kirk JAC WR
Calvin Ridley TEN WR
Brian Thomas Jr. JAC WR
George Kittle SF TE
D’Andre Swift CHI RB
Jonathon Brooks CAR RB
Austin Ekeler WAS RB
Aaron Rodgers NYJ QB
Courtland Sutton DEN WR
Brian Robinson WAS RB
DeAndre Hopkins TEN WR
Chris Godwin TB WR
Dallas Goedert PHI TE
Jake Ferguson DAL TE
Josh Palmer LAC WR
Javonte Williams DEN RB
Terry McLaurin WAS WR
Khalil Shakir BUF WR
David Njoku CLE TE
Jerome Ford CLE RB
Malik Nabers NYG WR
Jaxon Smith-Njigba SEA WR
Ladd McConkey LAC WR
Jayden Daniels WAS QB
T.J. Hockenson MIN TE
Mike Williams NYJ WR
Justin Herbert LAC QB
Curtis Samuel BUF WR
Jameson Williams DET WR
Diontae Johnson CAR WR
Jordan Addison MIN WR
Najee Harris PIT RB
Jaylen Warren PIT RB
Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
Rico Dowdle DAL RB
Nick Chubb CLE RB
Kyle Pitts ATL TE
Jakobi Meyers LV WR
Brandin Cooks DAL WR
Adam Thielen CAR WR
Trevor Lawrence JAC QB
Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB
Jared Goff DET QB
Tyjae Spears TEN RB
Gus Edwards LAC RB
J.K. Dobbins LAC RB
Chase Brown CIN RB
Tyler Lockett SEA WR
Christian Watson GB WR
Pat Freiermuth PIT TE
Matthew Stafford LAR QB
Caleb Williams CHI QB
Keaton Mitchell BAL RB
Justin Fields PIT QB
Cole Kmet CHI TE
Romeo Doubs GB WR
Rashid Shaheed NO WR
Cade Otton TB TE
Roschon Johnson CHI RB
Jaleel McLaughlin DEN RB
Zach Charbonnet SEA RB
Kirk Cousins ATL QB
Keon Coleman BUF WR
Xavier Worthy KC WR
Geno Smith SEA QB
Rome Odunze CHI WR
Daniel Jones NYG QB
Will Levis TEN QB
Dalton Schultz HOU TE
Darnell Mooney ATL WR
Zach Ertz WAS TE
Marvin Mims DEN WR
Wan’Dale Robinson NYG WR
Michael Wilson ARI WR
Rashod Bateman BAL WR

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