Packers: Geronimo Allison a sleeper in fantasy football

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24: Geronimo Allison /

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison is worth drafting late in fantasy football drafts.

Geronimo Allison is a player to watch at training camp.

As we near fantasy football draft season, pay close attention to Allison at training camp. Right now, he’s in a great position to secure a starting job in the Green Bay Packers offense. But many fans of other teams won’t be aware of that.

Without Jordy Nelson, the Packers will be hoping one of their young receivers steps up and takes on the role. While new signing Jimmy Graham will effectively be a receiver in the Packers offense, there’s still an opening on the outside.

Allison isn’t guaranteed to earn the job, or even a large share of targets, but he could.

First, he will need to outperform the other young receivers on the roster. That includes Michael Clark, Trevor Davis, DeAngelo Yancey and draft picks J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown. Of these players, Moore, a fourth-round pick back in April, has the best chance to start Week 1.

But for now, Allison is the frontrunner. And if he plays well at training camp, that won’t change.

For the most part, Allison has been low down on the depth chart throughout his career. But when he’s been needed, he has stepped up. A great example is last year’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Without Randall Cobb, Allison stepped up, leading the Packers in receiving yards with 122 from his six catches. He also set up the game-winning field goal in overtime with a 72-yard catch-and-run.

The question now is whether Allison can step up into a bigger role. We’ll get a much better idea at training camp and in preseason.

So why is Allison a potential fantasy sleeper?

Let’s look at his average draft position (ADP). According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Allison is currently being selected, on average, in the 13th round. But his upside is a solid WR2.

Instead of using a 13th-round draft choice on Jordan Matthews or Tyler Lockett, pick up Allison for his potential.

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If he does become the Packers’ starting outside receiver opposite Davante Adams, Allison could have excellent fantasy value considering how low he’s expected to be drafted.