Fantasy Football: Justice Hill is an intriguing sleeper
By Mike Reid
With Fantasy Football talk beginning to heat up, we turn our attention to a potential sleeping giant in Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill.
The calendar has finally flipped to July, which means training camp and preseason football is finally on the horizon for NFL teams. As players and coaches get ready for the grind that is training camp and preparing for the season, Fantasy Football fans have started to prepare for their own season. With most Fantasy Football drafts beginning in mid to late August, now is the perfect time to start mock drafting and getting your list of break-outs, busts, and sleepers together. Add Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Justice Hill to that sleeper list.
One of the biggest keys to being successful at Fantasy Football is being able to find value in certain players when other owners don’t. Nailing your first couple picks and getting studs is of course important. Those guys will be your back bone of your team. However, championship Fantasy Football teams are the ones that select the next Patrick Mahomes before he breaks out or the next James Conner and George Kittle while they are still being slept on.
When trying to identify a sleeper there are two main things to look for: opportunity and talent. A team’s depth chart, talent of offense and the player’s NFL draft capital are big factors when looking at the opportunity of a guy.
Talent is pretty obvious, does the player simply have the ability to truly outplay his Fantasy Football draft cost and become a contributor for teams? Just having one of these traits makes a player a sleeper. If a player has both though, most of time they have a great chance of being a real Fantasy Football asset.
Looking at the Ravens this year, they are a lot more Fantasy-friendly players than in recent years. Mark Ingram should be a steady RB2 for Fantasy Football owners this year. While Lamar Jackson has untapped potential and could easily be a top-10 QB just from his rushing ability alone.
Digging deeper though, a Ravens player who is under the radar now but has the ability to make an impact Fantasy Football-wise this season is rookie running back Justice Hill…