Which newcomer is most likely to lead you to Fantasy Football glory?
Each year after the NFL draft the discussion begins as to who will be the breakout star in Fantasy. Whether it’s those of us as analysts in the industry, to the everyday owners in leagues, people want the credit as being the first to call a player’s big year. Dating back to the emergence of Odell Beckham in 2014, David Johnson in 2015, or Jordan Howard in 2016, there is a trend of first-year players that come out of nowhere. leading owners to Fantasy success.
One of those players in 2017 was Kareem Hunt. Talk after the draft was that Hunt would be one of those sleepers to keep an eye on. During early drafts in the summer, Hunt was a player that you could have drafted late and hoped the sleeper talk would come to fruition. Then the injury to incumbent starter Spencer Ware happened and the hype train came off the rails. Hunt saw an immediate impact in his ADP, where I was seeing him drafted as high as the early third round. Hard to argue that after his 2017 campaign led to a rushing title and a Top 5 finish at the position.