Fantasy leagues are won and lost in the later rounds. Every year, owners are searching for that breakout sleeper who will propel their team to the championship… The 1999 Kurt Warner, or the 2011 Victor Cruz. Often times, you can’t predict these sleepers because they require a freak injury to a mainstay starter in order for them to even get the opportunity in the first place (see Tom Brady). However, there are certainly some players worth picking up in the later rounds that have an exponentially better chance of making you look like an absolute genius in front of the other managers in your league.
Titus Young (WR – Detroit) – This guy is capable of being a huge sophomore stud. I am hesitant to even include Young in this list, because with each draft I do, more and more managers are catching on to him, effectively bumping up his average draft position quite a bit. In his rookie season, managed 47 catches for 607 yards and 6 TD’s, which should only improve. (more…)