5 fantasy football options that are steals at their current ADP

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Few feelings are better during a fantasy football draft than watching your opponents take guys off the top of the board like they’re on auto-draft while you pluck players off your personal board, seemingly at will. There’s nothing wrong with strategizing and having your own personal board, even though it can lead to some overthinking at times. Finding steals each year requires plenty of vision and foresight but some of these fantasy football bargains are hiding in plain sight.

If you want to put together a championship-caliber roster, you’ve got to find those guys the rest of the fantasy football community is sleeping on. You’ve got to dig deep for some sleeper picks that can turn your roster into a weekly juggernaut.

Luckily for you, I’ve got five players that are being completely slept on by the general consensus of fantasy football ADP (average draft position). These draft positionings come courtesy of Fantasy Pros.

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2022 Fantasy football sleeper no. 1: Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos

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Current ADP: 58 overall (WR 20) – Round 5-6

There might not be a bigger fantasy football bargain right now than Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton. His overall draft position right now is within the top five rounds, which is still where you’re drafting key position players for your starting lineup, but he’s going right on the cusp of round five in 12-team leagues, and if you can land Sutton in round five or six of your draft? That’s a highway robbery if I’ve ever seen one.

Unfortunately, the Denver Broncos lost receiver Tim Patrick to a season-ending ACL injury, so he won’t be playing this year. With Patrick’s injury and the departure of Noah Fant, a ton of targets are going to be opening up in the Broncos’ offense, which now has star quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm.

And Sutton has developed a great chemistry early on with Russell Wilson.

Patrick and Fant leave behind 175 total targets, to be exact, which means that Sutton and his teammate Jerry Jeudy are going to absolutely feast this season as the primary pass-catchers in Denver. If you can land Sutton this year, he should be able to easily beat his career-best numbers from a Pro Bowl season in 2019.