DS Sleepers

6 PPR RB Sleepers

By Jared Smola 8:07am EDT 7/25/18


Mining for late-round RB gems in your PPR draft? Seek out targets.

Get this: Last season, a RB carry was worth an average of .56 PPR points. A RB target was worth a whopping 1.52 — nearly 3 times more than a carry.

With that in mind, let’s highlight some late-round RBs set to play significant pass-catching roles this season. All 6 of these guys are going in the 10th round or later and are projected to see 40+ targets.


Theo Riddick, Lions

We only have 6 RBs projected for more targets this season than Riddick’s 72.

He’s averaged 5.64 targets per game over the past 3 years — a full-season pace of 90. Among RBs, Riddick ranks 2nd behind only Duke Johnson in targets (237), catches (186) and receiving yards (1,512) since 2015. His finishes in PPR points per game the last 3 years: 18th, 25th and 26th.

Yet Riddick is lasting until the 13th round as RB50 in recent fantasy drafts.

It’s a bit crowded in Detroit with a strong WR duo of Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay. But TE Eric Ebron leaves behind 86 targets from a year ago. And the Lions will remain a pass-heavy offense after ranking 1st, 2nd and 2nd in pass rate under OC Jim Bob Cooter the past 3 seasons.

The Lions did add RB Kerryon Johnson in the 2nd round of this spring’s draft. But there’s been nothing to suggest that he’s a threat to Riddick’s role as the primary pass-catcher in this backfield.


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