Super Dooper Deeper Sleeper!! Caveat: A risky one, as Roethlisberger just turned 38 ~ the traditional Line of Death for QuarterBacks ~ and doesn't appear to take care'f himself anywhere nearly as well as Sir Thomas Brady.
And he was certainly awful, early on, last year, before getting "injured." However, that awfulness early on was before the crucial development of James Washington and Diontae Johnson. The concern, of course, is that LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown have left town, and that Big Ben's early 2019 is a true indicator of what we should expect of him.
That, and the fact that he is now not only officially an old man, but is trying to come back from last year's "injury", would seem to explain his perfectly justifiable low Ranking. And these concerns are indeed perfectly valid.
I think that he's an excellent gamble to take, though, because if he's healthy and his arm hasn't fallen off ~ hey, the year off may've rejuvenated him ~ then I believe he is perfectly positioned to take advantage of what is generally considered to be a sad stable of WideOuts, but which I believe to be an exciting stable of WideOuts: Washington and Johnson are both poised for classic BreakOut Years, which should open up things dramatically for JuJu Smith Schuster, and these 3 young, dynamic WideOuts are joined, in turn, not only by the equally dynamic Rookie, Chase Claypool, but by the dangerous and, dare I say it, dynamic WingBack, Eric Ebron! They've got a solid Offensive Line, Big Ben's healthy, and they are loaded with young, seasoned, and dynamic WideOuts! Big Ben could easily rocket all the way to the Top 3 in Fantasy FootBall Production. That would justify a 3rd Round Pick, baby! Again: there's risk, here, for sure, but the odds are strongly in his favor, and as a late 11th Rounder, he could quite possibly prove to be the greatest steal of this entire Draft!
Sleeper! Here, too, there is more risk involved than usual, as Vance MacDonald is still around, but Ebron's clearly the more dynamic Player. The way that I figure it is that MacDonald split 1000 Yards with Jesse James in 2018, 600/400, and that that seems like a very viable projection for 2020, with Ebron getting the 600, and quite possibly more. Ebron's actually averaged just about 600 over the last 4 years. He's been horribly inconsistent, mind you, but he's also played for 3 organizations in that time, and had his best season in 2018 with Andrew Luck. If Ebron hits 600 Yards with a few TouchDowns, we're talking about a push for the Top 10, and that translates to the early 9th Round! Boo yah!
Sleeper! Everybody knows that he had a horrific 2019 campaign, and that there is some uncertainty about Roethlisberger returning to full form in 2020, so there is risk, here, as well. But the prevailing theme that I keep reading is that he can't hack it as the #1, now that Antonio Brown's in the wind. That appeared to be the case, after Roethlisberger went down during Week 2, but Schuster was highly productive before he got hurt, Week 4, racking up 80 Yards/Game.
With Roethlisberger's expected return, probably, though by no means definitely, to his previous form, or even with Mason Rudolph stepping in, if needs be, I expect Schuster, who's 2020 playing for his 2nd contract, to enjoy an enormous comeback season. I project his production to land him in the Top 15, catapulting his value to the 3rd Round!
XB Diontae Johnson ~ His ADP is currently 111th, early 10th Round, the 45th Ranked WideOut.
Sleeper! Big Ben isn't as familiar with Johnson, a Rookie last year, as he is with Schuster, so I expect a migration of Market Share, there, but Johnson is young and explosive, finished 2019 with a flourish, and is poised for a run at 1000 Yards. I don't know if he'll get there, mind you, with all that competition for Targets, but he's clearly on the rise. As I see it, he's looking like he's likely to rack it up to the extent of the Top 30/35 or so, which is 7th Round territory, a nice rise.
FB James Washington ~ His ADP is currently about 165th, late 14th Round, the 71st Ranked WideOut!
Super Dooper Deeper Sleeper! Washington finished 2019 even stronger than Johnson, heads into his 3rd year, and has played with Big Ben. He has a strong shot at 1000 yards or more, as I see it, which'd put'm, depending on how many TouchDowns he pulls in, around the Top 20/25 or so, which projects all the way into the 5th Round, baby!
Par Value. I get the sense that Connor's aging rapidly. He finished 50th or so, last year, but I agree with The Market that a bounce back year is in order, what with Big Ben's expected return and the ascension of the young WideOuts likely opening up things, underneath. That tempts me to call'm a Sleeper or at least a SemiSleeper, and well might he be, but it seems to me that substantial injury risk comes along with that Bet, as does attrition risk ~ that's Loss of Market Share, Earthlings!! ~ to substantially healthier and fresher HalfBacks Anthony McFarland and Jaylen Samuels. The early 3rd sounds right.