Fantasy Football 2014: Heat Waved Sleeper Picks

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Aug 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) and running back Leon Washington (29) fight for the ball after a pass play during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Titans defeated the Falcons 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans

Though he showed inconsistency during his rookie year, Hunter flashed his big-play ability in 16- and 17-point games in Weeks 12 and 14, respectively, during which he was targeted six and eight times. With Ken Whisenhunt now in Tennessee, the Titans should attempt to stretch the field vertically more often, with Hunter being a key to that strategy. Remember Keenan Allen‘s 2013 breakthrough under Whisenhunt? If everything clicks, Hunter’s ceiling could fall within that range.

Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans

This is a make-or-break season for Jake Locker, and aside from switching offenses, the Titans have helped him out the past two offseasons with two first-round picks and multiple free-agent signings on the offensive line. At times he has looked like he could be the real deal.

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce is a very deep sleeper. He fell on draft day due to “off-the-field concern”s, but not for his lack of ability. He is currently sitting out of OTAs as he continues to recover from microfracture knee surgery, which cost him his entire rookie season. So there is plenty of risk here that Kelce does very little in the short term. However, his upside is tremendous. He has size, speed, production at the college level, body control, hands and big-play ability, as well as the ability to block inline, which will help get him on the field.