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2014 Fantasy Football: Top 5 RB Deep Sleepers After The Preseason

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2014 Fantasy Football: Top 5 RB Deep Sleepers After Preseason

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With many people jumping over hurdles to land either Adrian Peterson or Jamaal Charles, some will find deep sleeper gems in their fantasy football leagues. Here are five running backs that fit into this category based on preseason results.

5. Lance Dunbar

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5. Lance Dunbar

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Lance Dunbar is mostly a backup, but has shown tremendous upside so far in preseason football despite seeing limited action. Dunbar is considered by many to be a complete weapon and will be used in a variety of ways behind a solid Dallas Cowboys offensive line.

4. Carlos Hyde

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4. Carlos Hyde

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Despite being a rookie, Carlos Hyde looks like the real deal. He's been incredible during preseason football, but most will stay away because of his depth chart status behind Frank Gore. If Gore goes down to injury or starts to decline, Hyde will be a deep sleeper pick. Even if that doesn't happen, the San Francisco 49ers plan to use him as a flex option on offense.

3. Danny Woodhead

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3. Danny Woodhead

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Many believe that Danny Woodhead has lost a step due to the fact that he's been quiet in preseason football. Perhaps it's his size or the fact that people don't believe he will last all season without being hurt, but make no mistake about it: he's poised to have perhaps the best season yet in his career. Keep in mind that he's a dual-threat option as a running back or wide receiver, so grab him when you can.

2. Jonathan Grimes

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2. Jonathan Grimes

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Jonathan Grimes has had a terrific preseason, but many will let him pass because of starter Arian Foster. He's emerged as an athlete who now will have a dual-threat tag on him since he's been working all offseason long on his receiving skills. Foster has a history of injuries, so keep in mind that his time to shine might be sooner than many think.

1. Andre Williams

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1. Andre Williams

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Andre Williams is the ultimate deep sleeper pick as his role on the New York Giants presents huge opportunities for fantasy football owners everywhere. Expected to be used in goal line situations, Williams will rack up plenty of fantasy points, especially if starter Rashad Jennings goes down to injury.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google