It’s time to kick off the 2021 Fantasy Football Season and Bruno Boys is here to start another season of NFL action with you. It’s fantasy draft season, which means that everywhere you look, there’s a draft going on. Whether it be best ball, dynasty, auction, redraft leagues, keeper drafts, or weekly formats, players need to have some sleepers in their back pocket to navigate the second half of their drafts.
Barring injuries, the first four to six rounds should be money as long as you let the draft come to you (don’t reach). But it’s rounds seven and beyond where you separate yourself from your competitors and build quality depth while keeping your in-season roster modifications to a minimum. Let’s talk about the Wide Receivers.
Receivers’ role in fantasy have grown each year now with many leagues requiring at least three starting wideouts. More fantasy players are willing to select a receiver in the first round and well into the second, a shift from the traditional RB-RB strategy in the first two rounds. So with dozens of receivers going in many of the early rounds, we suggest starting at the 7th round for sleepers. There are a lot of receiver and flex positions to fill in a draft so these are our sleeper wide receivers for 2021.
Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
With Allen Robinson aging, it’s time the Bears start to branch out and develop another receiver. They thought that was going to be Anthony Miller, but instead, it was Mooney who impressed in 2020. Hopefully he doesn’t drop the ball like Miller.
Mooney caught 61 of 98 targets for 631 yards and four scores and was second on the team in most receiving stats including first down catches. He’s become an integral part of the Bears offense and as it evolves with Andy Dalton and eventually Justin Fields, numbers should climb for the second year receiver.