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3 Fantasy Football Sleepers That Can Help You Win Your League

Fantasy football wouldn't be fun without sleepers making you look like a genius

As we approach the beginning of the 2022 NFL season, the fantasy football buzz hits a boiling point, with everyone trying to get a leg up on the competition ahead of their fantasy draft.

One of the keys to having a successful season in fantasy football is identifying or at least taking a chance on sleepers at top-tier positions like quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

Here is a short list of sleepers that I believe will turn out to be golden during the 2022 campaign.

Quarterback: Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts

After a long and successful career with the Atlanta Falcons, Ryan is finally moving on, as he's taken over for the underachieving Carson Wentz under center in Indianapolis.

Although many view Ryan as over the hill with his best days in the NFL behind him, the veteran quarterback has an ideal opportunity to turn things around in Indy. The Colts have never been able to replace Andrew Luck and will try again with Ryan, but the difference here is that the veteran gunslinger has a stacked offense ready to compete immediately.

Ryan will have an offensive line that can protect with Quinten Nelson leading the way and a solid running game led by Jonathan Taylor. As for the passing game, the 37-year-old will have a hungry Parris Campbell ready to prove his worth and a new go-to guy in Michael Pittman Jr. downfield.

The only thing that may prevent Ryan from having a solid season is Father Time or injuries, which is always a risk with an aging quarterback with limited mobility.

During his final season with the Falcons, Ryan threw for 3,968 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

He'll improve these numbers with a better supporting cast around him while making the Colts a potential title contender.

Running Back: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs took a major hit on offense during the offseason, with Tyreek Hill being traded to the Miami Dolphins. Naturally, this impacts quite a few things from a fantasy perspective when thinking about drafting any offensive weapon on the Chiefs, but it also means there's a chance one or more players in Kansas City could become a sleeper in fantasy.

That player is Edwards-Helaire, in my opinion. Although the Chiefs are not known for their ground attack, with Patrick Mahomes dominating the headlines, this season could be different.

Andy Reid and company may decide to mix things up with a more balanced attack, which means Edwards-Helaire's numbers could skyrocket or at the very least see a decent bump.

In 2021, Edwards-Helaire racked up 646 yards from scrimmage and six total touchdowns. If able to stay on the field, those numbers rise dramatically.

Wide Receiver: Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

Anytime an NFL team brings in a superstar quarterback to run the offense, several players on that squad will increase considerably.

That will be the case for the Broncos, with Russell Wilson bound to profoundly impact the team's offense. One player that might see a drastic rise in targets is Jeudy, who could become a fantasy stud sooner rather than later with Wilson under center.

Last season, Jeudy failed to reach the endzone while playing in only 10 games. He caught 38 passes for 467 yards.

As long as he stays healthy, these numbers will go up.