2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Deep Sleepers You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

10 Deep Fantasy Football Sleepers You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Every year around this time, fantasy football players across the globe are on the lookout for sleepers. They hope that they can find a guys to fill holes on their team to help them win their league championship. This year, there are ten players in particular that could help you do just that if certain things were to break their way. Read on to find out who they are.

10. Maikon Bonani

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10. Maikon Bonani

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With Rob Bironas cut by the Titans, their kicker job is officially up for grabs. Fantasy kickers are usually an afterthought, but if you simply can't find a quality one in the draft, you could do far worse than Bonani. He is battling with undrafted rookie Travis Coons for the job, but the former USF Bull is said to be the favorite right now.

9. Ryan Nassib

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9. Ryan Nassib

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Ryan Nassib, the backup QB to Eli Manning in New York, definitely won't be able to help fantasy owners early this year. The Giants are committed to Eli for now. However, after struggling the past few seasons, the Giants may decide to bench him in favor of Nassib if he puts up a few more stinkers this year. It's a leap of faith, but Nassib could be a decent No. 2 QB option late in the season if the Giants bench Manning or he gets injured.

8. Dan Herron

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8. Dan Herron

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A week ago, RB Dan Herron was not even on the radar screen for the Colts. However, with the Achilles tear that Vic Ballard suffered Friday, that may change. He is now likely the third-string HB for the team after the injury, but with the struggles Trent Richardson had last year and with Ahmad Bradshaw's durability questions, he could go from non-factor to significant contributor at some point this season.

7. Armanti Edwards

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7. Armanti Edwards

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Armanti Edwards has shifted from team to team during his NFL career. He really hasn't had a chance to contribute on any of them. First it was the Panthers who had Steve Smith in the slot for years, then it was the Browns who were just plain mediocre. Now, Edwards has a chance to make something of himself in Chicago. He has Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery ahead of him, but he should be able to find some playing time in the slot for the Bears.

6. C.J. Anderson

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6. C.J. Anderson

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C.J. Anderson is in an ideal situation with the Broncos in 2014. Knowshon Moreno left in free agency and Ronnie Hillman has been known to suffer from fumblitis. All that prevents him from starting in Denver is Montee Ball, who's play was inconsistent last year as a rookie. Either way, Anderson should provide fantasy owners a handful of carries per game right out of the gate, with the potential for more should Ball falter.

5. Mark Harrison

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5. Mark Harrison

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Mark Harrison has yet to play in a single NFL game so far. However, he has immense upside based on size and athleticism. Additionally, he may finally be in a place where he can take advantage of it. Besides Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery, the Chiefs receiving core is a major question mark. At 6-foot-3 230 pounds with a 4.46 40-yard dash time, he could have the inside track on the No. 3 WR job for KC.

4. Ka'deem Carey

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4. Ka'deem Carey

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Ka'deem Carey is a quality backup RB in Chicago. He may not be the fastest guy in the world, but he's strong and he runs hard. Carey obviously won't start for the Bears, but he will surely steal goal line carries and touchdowns away from Matt Forte throughout the course of the season, like Michael Bush did before him. Also, Forte has had some durability issues which makes Carey one injury away from a starting gig.

3. Justin Jones

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3. Justin Jones

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The Patriots signed TE Justin Jones out of East Carolina as an UDFA. Despite the fact that Rob Gronkowski is now back, he should still have an opportunity to contribute with the two TE set formation the Pats like to run. They signed Asa Watson to compete with him but Jones has size that Watson doesn't have. He can also catch the ball pretty well too. Jones has a major opportunity in New England to catch passes from Tom Brady and learn from Gronk.

2. Larry Donnell

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2. Larry Donnell

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TE Larry Donnell has a legitimate chance to start for the Giants this year, yet very few people even know he exists. The reason is because the Giants lost Brandon Myers and Bear Pascoe this offseason. As a result, Donnell is locked battling with Adrien Robinson for starting duties, but Larry is in the lead. While his QB situation may not be ideal if the team has a repeat of last year, a starter is valuable in fantasy and he should emerge as one.

1. Colt Lyerla

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1. Colt Lyerla

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Colt Lyerla is the ultimate fantasy sleeper for 2014. He has immense talent and a clear path to playing time. The issues with Lyerla are off the field. If he can stay out of trouble and with Jermichael Finley's status uncertain, all he has to contend with for a starting job is Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick and fellow rookie Richard Rodgers. Lyerla has more upside than those three and could emerge as a top target for Aaron Rodgers this season.

Will Gellman is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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