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Fantasy Football: Every Position’s Biggest Sleeper Heading Into 2014

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Biggest Sleeper At Each Position

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It's tough to do well in fantasy football if you screw up the first few picks of your draft. That being said, it's tough to win the entire thing if you don't work some magic in the later rounds as well. The meat and potatoes come early in drafts, but leagues are won and lost after the obvious talent disappears and the diamonds in the rough are found. Here are the biggest sleepers for every position heading into 2014.

QB: Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

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QB: Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

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In the best-case scenario, it's conceivable to imagine Manziel rushing for around 650 yards and a handful of touchdowns. Pair that with roughly ten fantasy points per game through the air and we're entering top-10 QB territory. I'm not risking a high pick on him -- and he's certainly not going to be the top QB on my roster entering the season -- but you can pluck Manziel off of free agency in about 50 percent of leagues at the moment. Sign me up.

RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts

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RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts

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Bradshaw is going undrafted in virtually every league (he's owned in just 5.3 percent of ESPN leagues) but he offers significantly more upside than many of the guys going ahead of him, and late in the draft you should really be swinging for the fences with upside plays. Trent Richardson looked awful last year and if -- it's a big if -- Bradshaw can stay reasonably healthy he has a chance at supplanting Richardson as the lead back in Indy.

WR: Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys

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WR: Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys

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Word out of Cowboys camp is that Beasley is going to have a greatly expanded role this season -- 92.5 percent of his routes came from the slot last season -- and he's fully capable of having the type of season that Julian Edelman had last year. Beasley is extremely shifty -- along with being small -- prompting teammate, Orlando Scandrick to admirably refer to him as "that little fly that you can't catch in a box."

TE: Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers

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TE: Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers

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He's currently being drafted as the 18th tight end in ESPN leagues but as a pass-catcher, Green is easily one of the ten most talented tight ends. He's a physical freak: he stands at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, and he runs a 4.53 40. He's also spent the last two seasons learning from one of the best route-running tight ends of all time. Green could be the steal of 2014.

D/ST: Cleveland Browns

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D/ST: Cleveland Browns

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According to Pro Football Focus, only the Seattle Seahawks had a better defense in 2014 than the Browns. Cleveland was ninth last season in yards-per-game, ninth in takeaways and third in sacks. They play in an offensively weak division and they added Karlos Dansby, Donte Whitner and Justin Gilbert to an already talent-laden unit. The Browns are going undrafted in most leagues, they have a real chance at finishing 2014 as a top unit.

K: Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis Rams

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K: Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis Rams

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He's unowned in over 90 percent of ESPN leagues and he may have the strongest leg in the NFL. Young GZ improved his conversion rate from 74 percent in his rookie season to 93 percent in his sophomore campaign. He had a down year last year because his opportunities from 50-plus dropped from 13 to just two last season. If he gets a few more of those opportunities in 2014 he should be back in the top-10.

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