Summer is approaching fast and so are preparations for NFL fantasy leagues. Here is an updated list of potential sleepers from every team in the NFC East.
Dallas Cowboys: Devin Street – WR
Jerry Jones continues to place his undying faith in Tony Romo, which is why the Dallas Cowboys spent their 1st round pick in 2014 on tackle Zack Martin rather than defensive help. If the plan comes to fruition Romo should see better protection in the pocket, and his receivers should benefit as a result. The question is who will step up to join Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams after the departure of Miles Austin? NFL fantasy owners should keep a very close eye on 5th round pick Devin Street. Though still raw, the Pitt standout stands a rangy 6’3″ and has the speed to get down the field vertically. He could become that option who allows Williams to move inside to the slot.
New York Giants: Andre Williams – RB
David Wilson remains an unknown commodity and most expectation for 2014 regarding the running game of the New York Giants center on free agent Rashad Jennings who had a productive season last year for Oakland. However, he might have some competition in 4th round pick Andre Williams. While not much of a pass catcher, the Boston College product led the NCAA in rushing with over 2,100 yards last year. He’s big, strong, tough and very hard to bring down. Given how the Giants like to power run, he could be their next Brandon Jacobs.
Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Huff – WR
Jordan Matthews is hailed as the shiny new member of the Philadelphia Eagles receiving corps following the departure of Desean Jackson. At the same time, the team also added Josh Huff, who Eagles coach Chip Kelly recruited and developed at Oregon. He knows exactly what the young pass catcher can do and how to use him. Huff has a versatile skill set combining elements of speed, quickness and strength that allow him to play inside or outside. He blocks in the run game and refuses to go down once the ball is in his hands. Coaches love to get guys like that on the field.
Washington Redskins: Lache Seastrunk – RB
In terms of the running game the Washington Redskins already have their feature back in Pro Bowler Alfred Morris. He should continue to see the lions share of the carries even as the offense shifts under head coach Jay Gruden. The one thing Morris does not provide though is explosive play potential. He is not going to hit home runs with his limited speed. That is why Washington drafted Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk. His acceleration, strong lower body and speed allow him to hit the hole fast and turn a four-yard play into a forty-yard play. NFL fantasy owners often win their leagues thanks to players who create big gains. Seastrunk could be that sleeper who gets them over the top.