Top 5 Athletes That Rap

“Athletes want to be rappers, rappers want to be athletes,” Lil Wayne. Nowadays, it seems like most athletes are releasing rap songs. Although, most songs released by athletes are not very good, some athletes are very talented. In this article, I will rank the best 5 current rapping athletes.


5. Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram recently emerged into the rap scene, claiming he’s the best rapper in all sports. Going by the rap name SupaMel, he released his debut mixtape called Franchise Tag. In this eleven song mixtape, he showed that he has some rap skills.
Favorite bar: “When it’s good everybody wants a handout, when it’s bad they disappear, they don’t stand out”
Favorite song: Motivation


4. Iman Shumpert
Recently, Iman Shumpert has not been dropping any music. In his New York Knicks days, he released some pretty good rap songs. His first project “Th3 #Post90s mixtape”, was impressive. His most popular song “Knicks Anthem”, shouts out the Knicks team and has some nice bars.
Favorite bar: “Yea, I’m talking Melo, yea, I’m talking Tyson, and that’s a gold medal”
Favorite song: Knicks Anthem


3. Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball has been caught freestyling on his brothers snapchats. After some convincing from fans, Ball dropped his first song ‘Free Smoke Remix”, in this song, he showed some talent. He also posted a freestyle on Twitter filled with solid bars. It is unclear if Ball will release anymore music, but if he does, it should be good.
Favorite bar: “Put a “y” in front of Jesus, but she aint in love with no Kardashian”
Favorite song: Free Smoke Remix


2. Le’Veon Bell
Bell has been quoted calling himself the best rapper amongst athletes. He has dropped some very good music, including his project “Post Interview”. Bell goes by the rap name “Juice”. One of his most popular songs is Skip Bayless diss, “Shrimp Bayless”. I am excited to see what new music he has in store.
Favorite bar: “I’ve been known to tote the rock, and I don’t mean Dwayne Johnson”
Favorite song: Shrimp Bayless


1. Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard is clearly the best rapper within athletes. Lillard is comparable to some of the more popular rappers today. Going by the rap name “Dame D.O.L.L.A.”, Lillard has been voted by most athletes the best rapper. His most recent album “The Letter O”, a great album, with a positive message, is one of the best rap albums made by an athlete. His songs come with great messages, including overcoming adversity and hate.
Favorite bar: “I aint make the all-star game, but I’m flu game sick, last time they count me out, what I do game 6?”
Favorite song: Bigger Than Us

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5 Fantasy Late Round Sleepers

Every year a couple of late round or undrafted guys explode for big years. Some examples of sleepers in last year’s draft are Terrelle Pryor, who went undrafted in most 10 player leagues. Michael Thomas was picked anywhere from the 10th-12th round last year. Jordan Howard was drafted anywhere from 14th to undrafted. All these guys are potential top three round picks this season. In this article, I will list five players who I think can be sneaky late round productive players in PPR leagues.

 

1. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
“A New York Jet receiver, that is nuts!” In fact, it is not. Although, the QB situation is abysmal in NY, Anderson has all the tools to have a solid year. With the departures of Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and the injury to Quincy Enunwa, that leaves Anderson as the number one receiver for the Jets. Anderson runs sharp routes and is a very strong deep threat. In only two preseason drives Anderson has recorded 71 yards and three receptions. Looking like McCown’s favorite target, Anderson will have a large roll.

Projected round: Undrafted

2. Devante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
After being drafted 14th overall in 2015 by the Dolphins, Parker has been a bit of a bust so far. Coming into this season 100% healthy, the Dolphins have high hopes in him. With Tannehill gone, Jay Cutler will now be the starter in Miami. In Cutler’s first preseason game, his favorite target was clearly Devante Parker. Parker was targeted four times in two drives. Cutler referred to Parker as a “faster Alshon”, who was Cutler’s favorite target in Chicago. The Dolphins have hyped up Parker a lot this offseason, and I expect him to have a stellar season.

Projected rounds: 10th-12th

3. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
Being a rookie on a team with two veteran backs, it can be hard to make noise. Kamara has done just that, in his preseason debut he rushed four times for 35 yards. In his second game he continued his success, rushing for five carries and 61 yards with a touchdown, as well as 20 receiving yards. Kamara is clearly the best pass catching back on the Saints roster, and has also showed he can run the ball very well. After his two strong performances, he has solidified himself playing time. The question remains how much? Although, I do not expect him to get a ton of playing time early, he will get his opportunities. If an injury occurs to Ingram or Peterson he is poised to make some noise.

Projected rounds: 13th and later

4. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
Golladay was drafted in the third round this year by the Lions, and expected to have a small role this season. After erupting for two touchdowns in his preseason debut, he was quickly given reps with the Lions first team. In the Lions second preseason game, Golladay was on the first team. Matt Stafford loves to spread the ball around and Golladay is simply another talented target. Golladay is a strong red zone target and will have a huge role in the Lions red zone offense. I expect Golladay to vastly improve throughout the season and be a strong receiving option for your team.

Projected round: 15th

5. Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills
Second round pick Zay Jones is my favorite player on this list. Everything has worked out perfectly for him this offseason. Sammy Watkins was traded, and Anquan Boldin retired. This leaves Jones as the number one option in Buffalo. Tyrod Taylor will look for Jones both short and deep on the field. In his last preseason game Jones made three catches for 42 yards, while playing with Boldin on the field. Jones is extremely talented and should do very well with this opportunity. Expect a big season out of rookie Zay Jones.

Projected rounds: 7th-9th

That concludes my five sleepers! I hope these guys help your team win! Best of luck to everyone this season!