2014 Fantasy Football Sleeper: Jacksonville Jaguars’ WR Ace Sanders
Fantasy football general managers are always looking for solid players to round out the bottom of their rosters. Sometimes those players can be just as valuable as some of the most reliable players in the league. They may not provide consistent fantasy points, but they may be able to help a fantasy team on any given week due to bye weeks or injuries.
One player who fantasy general managers should look at heading into the 2014 NFL season is Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace Sanders. Sanders was given more opportunities towards the end of the season, when Justin Blackmon was suspended for the season by the NFL for violating league policies stemming from his DUI arrests.
Sanders showed spurts of play-making ability at times and he finished his rookie year with 51 receptions for 484 yards and one touchdown. He even showed his ability to throw the ball as he had one touchdown pass last year as well.
According to writer Gene Frenette, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell is hoping that Sanders can excel in his second season and become a “Darren Sproles type of player.” A type of player that can line up anywhere on the field and can become more of a spark plug for the Jaguars offense. He has a really small frame, he is 5-foot-7 and 173 pounds.
If Sanders is able to become more of a red-zone threat, then it is possible that he could be a sneaky pick up late in the fantasy draft or on the waiver wire. It is something that will be difficult for him to do considering his size, but if he can mold his playing style after players of his size like Darren Sproles or Danny Woodhead, doing things like running quick underneath routes and lining up out of the backfield, then he has a chance to hold some fantasy value.
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