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Fantasy Football 2014: Updated Top 10 PPR Sleepers

Top 10 PPR Sleepers

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Here are the top 10 PPR sleepers as we head into the 2014 NFL regular season.

10. Joique Bell, RB Detroit Lions

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10. Joique Bell, RB Detroit Lions

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Bell is creeping up draft boards, but he still isn't going high enough in PPR leagues. He was 10th among RBs last season with 53 receptions and he was fourth with 10.3 yards per reception. Bell is currently the 21st RB being selected in PPR leagues as a late fifth-round pick. I'll gladly take him a round earlier and snag him ahead of Rashad Jennings or Toby Gerhart.

9. Pierre Thomas, RB New Orleans Saints

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9. Pierre Thomas, RB New Orleans Saints

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In PPR leagues I am all in on Thomas this season. The Saints RB was fifth last season with 82 targets and first with 77 receptions with Darren Sproles also seeing 84 targets from the backfield. With Sproles gone, Thomas has a legitimate shot at exceeding 90 catches which would make him a PPR monster. I'll take Thomas over Frank Gore, Ray Rice, Ryan Mathews and Toby Gerhart any day.

8. Kendall Wright, WR Tennessee Titans

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8. Kendall Wright, WR Tennessee Titans

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Wright was one of only seven WRs to score at least nine fantasy points in 13 or more games last season. The other guys were Demaryius Thomas, Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, Pierre Garcon and Jordy Nelson. Wright's currently going in the seventh round, I'd consider him at least one round higher.

7. Wes Welker, WR Denver Broncos

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7. Wes Welker, WR Denver Broncos

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Welker has absolutely plummeted in terms of ADP since his concussion in Week 3 of the preseason, and the drop has created a decent amount of value. He is currently the 30th receiver going in PPR leagues and you can have him in the eighth round. Welker was spotted warming up the other night and all signs point to him being ready to play soon. He's a huge health risk, but I'd rather gamble on him than Bishop Sankey, Jeremy Maclin or Golden Tate.

6. Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers

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6. Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers

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Speaking of plummeting in ADP because of injury, Newton has dropped down to the 11th QB in terms of ADP and you can have him in the 10th round. This is a guy who has been a top-five fantasy scoring QB every year he's been in the NFL. I'm not buying the argument that he has nobody to throw to -- it's not like he had many weapons on the outside last year -- and in the 10th round a few fractured ribs aren't enough to scare me away.

5. Zach Ertz, TE Philadelphia Eagles

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5. Zach Ertz, TE Philadelphia Eagles

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Zach Ertz is going to explode. He absolutely oozes with upside and he plays in an offense that should pump out touchdowns. I like Ertz significantly more than Kyle Rudolph, Jordan Reed, Greg Olsen and Dennis Pitta, and I would much rather take him in the 10th round than Jason Witten in the seventh.

4. Mike Evans, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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4. Mike Evans, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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At the very least, Evans is going to step onto the field in Week 1 and be an immediate red-zone threat. Evans is crazy athletic and he's going to tower over virtually every DB out there. He's essentially Jimmy Graham as a WR. Evans is currently outside the top-40 WRs in ADP, but I'd much rather take a gamble on his upside over Riley Cooper, Rueben Randle and Mike Wallace (all going ahead of him).

3. Anquan Boldin, WR San Francisco 49ers

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3. Anquan Boldin, WR San Francisco 49ers

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Boldin was a top-15 WR last year in PPR leagues and he's currently the 47th receiver going off the board in 2014. The argument against Boldin: the 49ers aren't going to throw a ton and when they do, Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson are going to take away targets. Well, it's the same offense as last year, when Boldin had a revival; he put up 71 points in the four games Crabtree was back for and Johnson certainly isn’t good enough to scare me.

2. Heath Miller, TE Pittsburgh Steelers

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2. Heath Miller, TE Pittsburgh Steelers

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Miller is finally beginning to look like he did prior to the knee injury he suffered at the end of 2012. He's looked great so far this preseason and he's just one year removed from a 71-816-8 season. Miller is currently a fifteenth-round pick who offers top-10 at his position upside and he's a very nice safety blanket for Rob Gronkowski owners.

1. Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin, WRs Cleveland Browns

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1. Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin, WRs Cleveland Browns

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Somebody needs to catch the ball in Cleveland, and in a PPR format, catches alone can be gold. I can see both of these guys tallying a slew of six-catch-60-yard games, and in a PPR format, there's some value in those, especially when you can take either guy in the 16th round.

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