2013 Fantasy Football Sleeper: WR Kenny Stills
If there is one thing I have harped heading into the upcoming fantasy football season, it is the importance of drafting players that are in high-scoring offenses. Their positional players score more touchdowns and thus have more fantasy value, but sometimes a couple guys fall through the cracks.
The team recently lost WR Joe Morgan for the rest of the season and the injury will most likely move Stills up in the depth chart. The former Oklahoma standout has looked very impressive this summer and has earned a spot in the offense. He is running very crisp routes and has shown a knack for being able to get behind opposing defensive backs.
The rookie has continued to turn heads this preseason as well. In the Sunday’s preseason contest against the Houston Texans, Stills hauled in a 40-yard bomb and even burned CB Jonathan Joseph on a 14-yard touchdown reception. The youngster showed amazing concentration when hauling in the two balls and looked like a seasoned veteran.
Despite the hot summer, Stills is still going undrafted in most fantasy formats. We all know QB Drew Brees is going to threw over 35 touchdowns in 2013 and the rookie wideout seems ready to have a real fantasy impact. Someone outside of TE Jimmy Graham and WR Marques Colston has to get around 50 targets this year, and my money is on Stills.
Stills has amazing potential as a fourth or fifth wideout this fantasy season. If he is still out there at the end of the draft, take a shot on him as one of your sleeper wideouts this season.