Fantasy Football: Top 15 Deep Sleepers to Target in 2017

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Targeting deep sleepers can be tricky and isn’t something to get cute with. None of these players are worth reaching on, but some are certainly draftable, especially near the end of drafts.

Ultimately, I went with Ted Ginn Jr. and Malcolm Mitchell as the two best deep sleeper options simply because of who their quarterbacks are. We see Tom Brady throw to nobody receivers every year and with Edelman now out for the season, expect Mitchell to step up and become that next nobody in Foxboro.

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As for Ginn, Drew Brees loves to hit as many as his receivers as possible each week. Ginn is going to see a mass amount of targets while in New Orleans and fantasy owners could definitely get by having Ginn as a bench player. He’ll have a few breakout games for sure.

I did include some rookies on here including John Ross, Chris Carson, and Matt Breida. Breida has the “benefit” of playing for a bad team while Carson and Ross will have to work their way up the ladder on better offenses.

The difference between sleepers and deep sleepers is that sleepers are guys people see potentially breaking out in fantasy football. Deep sleepers are the guys that start off as the third or fourth stringers and wind up being good. They might peter off after one year, but all that matters is if it they perform well for your fantasy team in the moment.

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This wraps up our fantasy football “Top 15” posts for the 2017 season. Drafts should be coming to a close and seasons beginning in the coming week, so read through all of our posts again and happy drafting!