3 late-round sleepers that could change your fantasy team's landscape

Dallas Cowboys v Washington Commanders
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Fantasy season is upon us, and we couldn't be more excited to give you all the insight possible to help you dominate your draft and carry it over into the season.

The first couple rounds of the draft are essential, and that's when you find your centerpieces, but the depth comes in late when everyone around you has checked out with just a few rounds remaining and you're still examining and picking apart your draft board.

Well, that's when you can change the landscape of your team and find the diamonds in the rough. Here are three key sleepers you could snag late in your fantasy football drafts.

3. WR, Washington Commanders: Jahan Dotson

Jahan Dotson is entering his second season and is flying under the radar in most fantasy drafts. His ADP is down around 89, and in many drafts, he is falling into the hundreds. Dotson hasn't been talked about as much because of the QB controversy going on with the Commanders.

Sam Howell was named the starting quarterback by head coach Ron Rivera, and Howell doesn't have much experience at the NFL level yet. He will be getting his first true opportunity as a starting quarterback outside of a few late-season starts last year, but Howell isn't the most media-focused QB at the moment, and I do believe that has hurt Dotson's overall stock on a team where he is expected to be heavily utilized.

He's a player who could completely change your fantasy roster. Not only is he expected to be the guy alongside Terry McLaurin for the Commanders at the position, but the connection between him and Howell has also been raved about throughout training camp so far. Young QBs with inexperience tend to force-feed the ball to players they are comfortable with. Not to mention, McLaurin recently suffered a toe injury, which isn't expected to be serious, but Week 1 is still potentially in doubt, and toe injuries tend to linger. Dotson could see a high volume of looks.

If Howell is comfortable with Dotson, that could be the exact scenario you want for your fantasy wide receiver. Getting force-fed the football, making him a serious threat to give you quality points. Especially in PPR leagues where he is rostered in about 85 percent.

2. WR, Houston Texans: John Metchie III

John Metchie III is in a position to be a low-risk, high-reward spot for your fantasy teams. His ADP is sitting in the 180s, which puts you in a spot where you can draft him, stash him on your bench until you see the performance, and then either keep him and use him or trade him while he is at his peak. And if worse comes to worse and he amounts to nothing in fantasy value, you can drop him, and it won't hurt your roster.

Metchie III couldn't play last season in his rookie year because he was diagnosed with leukemia; however, he is now back and ready to show his worth for the Houston Texans. Houston has debatably the worst wide receiver room in football, and there is a good chance that Metchie becomes the WR1 for C.J. Stroud. The position is made up of Nico Collins, Robert Woods, John Metchie III, and rookie Nathaniel Dell. Metchie is more than capable of outlasting this unit in snaps. His talent has been there since Alabama.

Getting a potential WR1 in the 180–200 range? That screams sleeper. Not to mention, the Texans have a very underrated offensive line. This will allow Stroud to get some solid looks throughout his rookie year. Metchie is rostered in only 7 percent of leagues on ESPN and 6 percent of leagues on Yahoo. If you are in that 6 percent and you pounce on Metchie and it works out, that could be the move that separates you from the rest and gets you a fantasy championship.

Shoot for the stars; aim for the moon. Go get John Metchie with one of your final three selections if he is on the board.

1. RB, Seattle Seahawks: Zach Charbonnet

Zach Charbonnet may be the biggest running-back sleeper in fantasy football this year. Charbonnet has all the tools of a high-usage back, and yes, he will be splitting carries with Kenneth Walker, but Walker struggles in pass-catching scenarios while Charbonnet thrives.

If you're in a PPR league and you can get Charbonnet as the 4th running back on your roster, you could be getting a guy by midseason that you are starting week in and week out. His ADP currently sits at 100, and he is rostered in just about 66 percent of fantasy leagues across Yahoo and ESPN.

He has more value in PPR leagues, but that doesn't mean he won't get carries as well. Seattle doesn't want to overwork Walker, who has battled injuries in the past. Charbonnet will be a useful piece for this Seattle team that wants to run the football and use its playmakers.

The main reason many don't know who Charbonnet is yet is because he is a rookie coming out of UCLA. He hasn't had the opportunity to show his fantasy value yet, which is why you need to read between the lines and see the future.



Pete Carroll utilizes his RB's at high volume. That's why they selected Charbonnet and let Rashaad Penny walk. Running back isn't a stacked position in fantasy this year. Charbonnet could be a massive additon to your fantasy rosters.