What Makes a Player a Sleeper?
Let's begin by defining what a sleeper is—for our purposes, a sleeper is a NFL player who usually isn't well known that goes on to have a breakout season. Often times, these players are taken in the middle to late rounds of drafts, and end up being one of the top fantasy football players at their respective position.
For fantasy owners looking to add value to their roster in the later rounds of the draft, sleepers are an attractive option. Sleepers are not likely to be drafted for a starting position in most fantasy leagues, and as a result can be acquired with minimum risk.
Then during the course of the season, these players significantly outperform their average draft position. This causes sleepers to have a favorable risk-to-reward ratio that can substantially improving your odds of bringing home the championship.
Put simply, sleepers are late round draft picks that yield early round production.
Finding Sleepers in Your League
However, fantasy football sleepers can be difficult to identify because of their very nature. Sleepers are relatively unknown players that don't consistently perform at a high level. Each and every season there are several players that are labeled as "can't miss sleepers" that don't live up to the hype—making a lot of sleeper predictions all hype and no sustenance.
That's why at The Huddle we provide you with access to our unequaled fantasy football resources that help you take the guess work out of identifying sleepers. Our potent combination of average draft positions, customized cheat sheets, fantasy football rankings and expert analysis helps make finding sleepers in your league a science.
Whether you are a new, casual or more advanced fantasy football player, the tools we offer here at The Huddle allow you draft with confidence. Our expert advice and information helps you know when your target players are likely to be drafted.
Being able to recognize a player's draft value helps you identify the right time to take the player. Drafting a player too early can hurt your team's overall potential, while waiting too long can have you missing out on a fantasy football sleeper that can solidify your roster and help you dominate your league.
From providing you with the right information to spot this year's fantasy football sleepers to helping you identify draft day steals, The Huddle is here to work for you. Sign up today to gain full access to our complete fantasy football draft guide.