Early look at some 2024 fantasy football sleeper players

  • Second-year Commanders RB could be a great option
  • Bengals, Browns have exciting young WRs
  • Will 49ers' 2023 third-round pick become an option?

Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jason Brownlee scores against the Washington Commanders.
Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jason Brownlee scores against the Washington Commanders. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Khalil Shakir, Buffalo Bills
Dec 31, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir (10) runs with the ball against the Patriots. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

2024 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide Receiver

Khalil Shakir, Buffalo Bills: If you were already scouting for sleepers before the 2023 season ended, Shakir is a name that should have already been on your list. He was gaining steam down the stretch for the Bills and with Gabe Davis ready to become a free agent, he should move into the rotation for the Bills and have a chance to become an impact player next season.

Jason Brownlee, New York Jets: Brownlee had some moments in training camp and preseason for the Jets and when Aaron Rodgers returns for the team next season, someone other than Garrett Wilson needs to make plays in the passing game. Allen Lazard had a down season there and though he should be a lot better with Rodgers around, Brownlee offers some terrific upside.

Andrei Iosivas, Cincinnati Bengals: Another intriguing rookie this past season, Iosivas could step into a more prominent role in 2024 as the Bengals are about to see Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Trenton Irwin all hit free agency.

The sixth-round pick out of Princeton caught 15 passes as a rookie but four of those went for touchdowns.

Cedric Tillman, Cleveland Browns: This is a situation similar to the one that the Jets have. The Browns have Amari Cooper, but they need another wide receiver to step up. Tillman showed some promise in preseason and looks like he could become a force in the league if given the chance.

Bo Melton, Green Bay Packers: Another deep dart throw, but even in the deepest of dynasty leagues, you could probably acquire Melton off of waivers right now. As stated here, I love Packers players moving forward and Melton had some big moments for the team late in the season.

Ronnie Bell, San Francisco 49ers: I've sung the praises of Ronnie Bell before. Many football fans scoff at the preseason, but dedicated fantasy players know how important it can be. Bell shined this preseason and solidified himself as a part of the 53-man roster despite being a seventh-round pick.

The 49ers have Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, but Bell could become a terrific WR3 in that offense.