Fantasy football? It apparently is that time of year to start thinking about it and who might be your players to draft. Cory Bonini for USA Today Sports recently put together a list of fantasy football sleepers and there are two interesting Arizona Cardinals players he has in there.
Rookie running back David Johnson is among three players Bonini mentions as a player to consider in touchdown-heavy leagues.
More stoutly built than Andre Ellington, the 6-1, 224-pound rookie could take over the inside work and chances on clear running downs. Bruce Arians isn't likely to transition into being a run-heavy play-caller anytime soon, so up to half of a backfield in non-PPR leagues makes Johnson an inconsistent RB4 target.
Perhaps in a more interesting pick, he lists receiver John Brown as a sleeper in PPR leagues.
The 2014 rookie caught 48 balls with a messy quarterback situation after Carson Palmer went down. This year, further immersed in a pass-friendly system, Brown could emerge as Palmer's No. 2 target if Larry Fitzgerald continues to show signs of age and mileage. Brown can separate and get down the field after taking a 5-yard dump-off pass. Short crossing routes will be his staple. WR5 all day long.
This is different because it seems hard to get huge production in terms of sheer numbers of catches. However, as a WR5, he would be a fantastic option. The question is whether he would be around in fantasy drafts to be someone's fifth receiver.
For you fantasy football players, do you agree?