Top 5 Sleeper Picks in Fantasy Football


Robby Temprano '26


If you are reading this article, it means that you stink at fantasy football and need advice from a freshman. Shame on you, upperclassmen. Before we get too deep into this, let me introduce myself. My name is Robby Temprano, and you better get used to me, because as I already stated, I’m a freshman and you are going to be dealing with my fantasy football takes for the next four years. I understand that your drafts have already happened, but you should look to trade for these players. So, let’s get into it.


  1. Amari Cooper

Now, we all know that the Browns are the Browns and will never break the barrier of mediocrity, but when the Browns get Deshaun Watson back as their QB, Amari Cooper will be a clear WR1 and a steal for your fantasy team. Amari Cooper has also shown that when he has a good quarterback to throw to him, he is a clear starter on fantasy lineups. Cooper is going to be a very dangerous reciever come Week 12.


  1. Derek Carr

Derek Carr now has the most weapons he’s ever had on a team before. With the newly acquired Davante Adams, a solid running back in Josh Jacobs, a big and shifty tight end in Darren Waller, and another solid receiver in Hunter Renfrow, Derek Carr is in a clear position to become a top 5 QB this year. He’s also on my fantasy team this year, which means that he is a superstar.


  1. Christian Kirk

Now don’t get me wrong, Christian Kirk is being paid an absurd amount of money and is playing for the most disappointing, hopeless, and just sad franchise in the league. I mean, at least the Panthers have Christian McCaffrey, but the Jaguars… the Jaguars have nothing. Nothing, except for Christian Kirk, that is. Christian Kirk defines the phrase “sleeper”. He is a strong wide receiver who almost had a 1,000 yard season last year and is being blatantly ignored on the draft boards this year. Kirk is a definite WR1 to look out for this year.


  1. Rashaad Penny

As we all know, the Seahawks’ quarterback situation is possibly the worst in the league next to the Panthers, with the likes of Baker Mayfield, who does not have the arm talent or athleticism to be in the NFL and Sam Darnold, who is… well, Sam Darnold. Luckily for Rashaad Penny, he does not have to be thrown the ball to rack up points. Last year, when Rashaad Penny had over 15 carries per game, he put up 27 points or more in PPR (points per reception) leagues. Rashaad Penny is a player who you should be keeping in mind for trades with your dumb friends.


  1. Amon-Ra St. Brown

Are the Lions by any means good? No. Will they be good soon? No. Amon-Ra St. Brown, however, put up at least 90 yards and a touchdown in each of the final four games of the season last year. Even if rookie Jameson Williams (who won’t even be back until Week 4 or 5) cuts into St. Brown’s receptions, St. Brown is still bound to be a top 10 receiver this year even with a franchise as depressing as the Lions (apologies to the 17 total Lions fans out there).