As fantasy football draft day approaches, everyone is searching for that diamond in the rough that could catapult them to a championship.
Here are some of this season's top sleeper candidates fantasy owners should keep on their radar in the later rounds of the draft.
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QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys: Major upgrade among pass-catchers in his fourth year. Dallas' offensive line improves with healthy return of Travis Frederick.
RB Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos: New coaching staff with history of split backfields; Phillip Lindsay's broken wrist suggests durability concerns.
WR Geronimo Allison, Packers: Should assume the slot role and gobble up underneath targets in this new offensive system.
TE Chris Herndon, Jets: Top-10 tight end if he escapes a two-game suspension. Underappreciated weapon down the seam.
K Aldrick Rosas, Giants: Offense is decent enough to provide 35 three-pointers and 30-plus PATs for the big-legged Rosas.
Buffalo Bills defense/special teams: Third year in this system against a division that will offer several good matchups.
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