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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 RB Sleepers You Should Keep An Eye On

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5 RB Sleepers To Keep An Eye On

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Outside of waiting for NFL training camps to begin, there's only one thing left to do before the start of the 2014 NFL season: scrutinize every player who could possibly have fantasy football implications this year. Fantasy football season generally begins with rankings, but it's usually the players towards the bottom of the list who prove to be the most valuable. Here now are five running back sleepers to keep an eye on.

5. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders

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5. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders

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Latavius Murray may not be a household name to most NFL fans, but to Fantasy GMs, he is an intriguing player on a team with serious questions at the running back position. Players ahead of him on the depth chart like Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have either not been healthy or don't have much left in the tank. With Murray's speed, he can seriously challenge for the starting role this season.

4. David Wilson, New York Giants

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4. David Wilson, New York Giants

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David Wilson was one of the biggest disappointments in Fantasy last year. His inability to hold on to the ball led to being benched while a neck injury cost him most of the season, which will make him a good sleeper candidate. Wilson is now healthy, and when on his game, he scored five touchdowns on just 75 touches his rookie year, proving he can break a play at any time. If he can get his fumbling problems fixed, he'd be a good stash pick.

3. Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams

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3. Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams

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The St. Louis Rams are seemingly set at running back with Zac Stacy, who was impressive in his ability to handle a big workload for an anemic Rams offense last season. But Stacy doesn't provide the home run ability that their third-round selection of Tre Mason, a Heisman finalist at Auburn last year, does. Mason is the more talented back, so expect him to compete for Stacy's starting job sooner rather than later.

2. Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints

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2. Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints

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Khiry Robinson was an unknown commodity for most of last year, but he had a breakout game against Seattle in the playoffs, With the Saints' backfield still up in the air, he has a shot to be the feature runner. Pierre Thomas will be the receiving back, leaving the between-the-tackles work to Robinson and first-round bust Mark Ingram. Robinson is bigger, runs with more power and decisiveness, and he will be undervalued heading into the season.

1. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

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1. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

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Just like Wilson, Miami's Lamar Miller was another major disappointment in fantasy last season. Behind a poor offensive line, he couldn't any holes to go through, and he was relegated to just a receiver out of the backfield. This season, the offensive line was seriously addressed, and from what it sounds like, free agent Knowshon Moreno may not be ready for the season opener, giving Miller another chance to prove his worth to the Dolphins.