Three Running Back Sleepers to Target

There are just a few weeks left before the start of the 2014 NFL season, and that means plenty of people are looking for fantasy football sleepers to possibly pick up. The running back position is especially important, and some players are making a case for themselves in the preseason. Here is a look at 3 fantasy football sleepers to target.

Jonathan Stewart

Cam Newton might not be 100% to start the year, and the passing game in general for the Carolina Panthers is a bit hit or miss. That means the team will be relying on a pretty strong running game, and Jonathan Stewart seems up for the task. He might not be considered a top running back in the NFL at this point in time, but he could really emerge as a solid contributor in 2014. Staying healthy is always an issue, but he could become a top 30 performer when it is all said and done.

Zac Stacy

There were some people who were concerned at the beginning of the 2014 season that Stacy would lose his starting position to rookie Tre Mason. While the newcomer is a pretty talented player, Stacy is still considered to be the featured running back. That means you’ll get plenty of touches, and he can improve on a stellar end to the 2013 season. What makes him one of the best fantasy football sleepers is that he really excels in short yardage situations, so expect plenty of touchdowns.

Stevan Ridley

In the last preseason game, Ridley reminded people why he is considered to be a bit of a wild card. He fumbled the ball in a preseason matchup for the New England Patriots, but he is hoping to stay out of the doghouse all season long. If he can return to his 2012 production, he is going to be one of the best fantasy football sleepers out there. Anything north of 1200 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground would make him a true standout. Expect him to have quite a bit of success.

This post is courtesy of Fanduel.com.

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