Finding and correctly predicting sleeper candidates can go a long way toward fielding a championship-caliber fantasy roster. This article will highlight some players who may be overlooked but could become valuable contributors to your 2023 fantasy team.
WR Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns
Moore was traded to the Browns this offseason after things didn’t work out with the Jets. As a second-round pick in 2021, Moore showed flashes at times but injuries limited his production. Moore enters the 2023 season still just 23 years old and he may break out with Deshaun Watson as his new quarterback. Moore is worth the late-round lottery ticket in fantasy drafts this summer.
QB Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mayfield signed with the Bucs this offseason and is expected to be the new starting Quarterback to follow Tom Brady in Tampa. Mayfield’s career has not gone the way many expected as he is now on his fourth team but he showed flashes while playing for the Rams last season, which led to him earning a new contract in Tampa Bay. Mayfield has a strong group of receivers in Tampa Bay, and while the team may be rebuilding, there is potential for Mayfield to produce solid numbers. He is worth targeting in Superflex formats or deeper leagues.
WR Allen Lazard, New York Jets
When New York Jets Wide Receivers come to mind, the first name people often this of is Garrett Wilson, and rightfully so. However, Lazard signed with the Jets this offseason to play with Quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again and is very capable of producing a solid season. While he will not be the number one Wide Receiver with the Jets, Lazard slots in as the WR2 and has a path to a solid target share in what should be an exciting offense to watch in 2023.
RB Devin Singletary, Houston Texans
Singletary signed with the Texans this offseason after playing for the Bills for the last few seasons. While he may not be an every-down back, Singletary has shown he can be effective in a complimentary role which he will be in with the Texans. While Dameon Pierce may be the more effective runner, Singletary’s pass-catching abilities will give him a role in 2023. Should Pierce miss time, Singletary would be seeing a majority of the touches making him one of the more valuable handcuffs for the 2023 season.
WR Terrace Marshall Jr., Carolina Panthers
Marshall enters his third NFL season after an underwhelming first two seasons. As a second-round pick in 2021, Marshall has yet to be able to develop as the Panthers had hoped. However, he is still just 23 years old and has a path to a more prominent role under new head coach Frank Reich. Given the Panthers’ lack of talent at the receiver position, there is potential for Marshall to break out with first-overall pick Bryce Young under center. Marshall is worth the late-round flier.