ADP Update: Two Trendy Sleepers

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This ADP update will cover two young players that have been climbing up draft boards in recent weeks but are still relatively cheap.  These players are oozing natural talent, but it has yet to manifest itself as fantasy production.

Will 2014 be the year for them?

The data below comes straight from the most recent ADP data for PPR 12-team leagues.

David Wilson, NYG RB (PPR ADP: 11.02)

Most fantasy owners are fully aware of David Wilson's disastrous 2013 season, as he performed poorly, fumbled often, and then suffered a serious neck injury.

While it was questionable how well he could return from spinal fusion surgery, he has been fully medically cleared.  So far, he is active in camp and is second on the depth chart behind Rashad Jennings.

Wilson still has to prove he is fully recovered, and that he can hold onto the football.  But, as your RB4 or RB5, he might be worth a gamble since he is more athletic than Jennings.

Justin Hunter, TEN WR (PPR ADP: 12.05)

Justin Hunter was an early second-round draft pick last year, but disappointed quickly by starting last year with negative reviews in camp.  During the season, his first two catches both went for touchdowns, but they were spread out across four games.

He finished the year with only 18 catches for 354 yards and 4 touchdowns.  His bright spots were two games where he had over 100 yards and a touchdown.

However, many people haven't forgotten his physical skills and talent, and think he may be a candidate for a second-year leap.  For example, a Rotoworld article by Mike Clay published on July 19th highlights Hunter as possibly this years' Alshon Jeffrey type of breakout player.  If you agree, then a 12th round pick is still cheap for a player with that type of upside.


Wilson and Hunter are becoming trendy sleepers.  If your draft is soon, then you have a good chance of still drafting them while they're under the radar.  However, don't expect them to stay in the double-digit rounds forever.

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