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Deep Sleepers: Running Backs

The Footballguys staff digs deep for sleepers at running back

A fantasy draft is all about obtaining the most value with each selection. There is value available throughout a draft, and grabbing it is one of the most important keys to a successful fantasy team. This article specifically targets deep sleeper value (players that can be found very late in a fantasy draft). In an attempt to point out this value, we asked our staff to look deeper than the top 150 players and identify players that should significantly outperform their late draft position. These players should be your targets after the 12th round of your draft.

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Players Receiving 6 Votes

Jordan Howard, Chicago

Haseley: The Bears don't have a known lead running back right now and rookie Jordan Howard is included in the mix to be fighting for that role. Howard's size, 6'0, 230 pounds is the type of back that John Fox has thrived with in the past. A ground and pound physical specimen who can carry the load and produce at the goal line. Howard's ADP of RB54, 154 overall is ideal for taking a chance on a rookie running back with a chance to be involved in year one.

Holloway: Howard was not drafted until the fifth round, but the running backs ahead of him on the Bears' depth chart should not strike fear into anyone that loves to compete. It is possible that Howard begins the year in a committee role, but overtakes Langford and Carey by mid-season, particularly if he can have success in a third down role.

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