The AFC North is home to one of the two most competitive divisions in the NFL. In this division, there are a lot of fantasy sleepers that you should take note of while preparing for your fantasy draft. Let’s take a look at who to watch out for in the AFC North.
Baltimore Ravens: WR Odell Beckham (ADP 162.4)
Odell Beckham finally has a home and it is in Baltimore. The WR got a contract of up to $15M per year after missing the entire 2022 season recuperating from injury. Now, he gets his wish as he goes to Baltimore and play with Lamar Jackson who got the bag as well. Even if they are known to be a run-first offense, the increase in weapons will make Lamar throw the ball more. One of the lucky recipients will be OBJ, who has an ADP of 162.4. Hopefully, OBJ can quiet the haters and have a comeback season.
Cincinnati Bengals: TE Irv Smith (ADP 197)
The Bengals are starting another TE with the addition of Irv Smith from the Minnesota Vikings. Irv had battle injuries the past few years but was more healthy last season. He enters a situation where he’ll be the TE 1 and can catch passes from Joe Burrow. Hayden Hurst had a good season last year with Joe Burrow and Irv can do the same. Look for him to be a threat in the redzone.
Cleveland Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (ADP 154.9)
The addition of Deshaun Watson to the team will push Cleveland to throw more passes in their offense. WR 1 Amari Cooper will get his share but another WR to look out for is Donovan Peoples-Jones. He has grown immensely ever since his rookie season. Now, he feels due for a breakout season. He ended the season with 61 receptions for 839 yards and three TDs. Look for a career year next season and establish his presence in Cleveland.
Pittsburgh Steelers: TE Pat Freiermuth (ADP 89.9)
My favorite pickup from last year’s draft is due for another great season. Pat Freiermuth, the Steelers TE, looks to build on a great season for Pittsburgh. He ended the year in the top eight among all TEs and he provides value in the middle rounds. He caught 63 passes for 732 yards and two TDs. Look for more TDs next season as he tries to lead the Steelers’ offense.