It’s almost football time, ladies and gents. The excruciating wait is almost over, as we are less than two months away from NFL action. That also means that fantasy football is upon us.
Fantasy football has exploded in the last few years, and even the most “casual” players take tons of time to form draft strategy through extensive research.
Most leagues are comprised of friends or coworkers vying for the ultimate bragging rights. People are constantly looking for the smallest advantage, and that usually means taking a risk on some sleepers.
Sleeper is one of the most popular words among fantasy football players right now, because they are always searching for the next diamond in the rough to lead their teams to a championship. Here I have comprised a list of the 15 names all fantasy players should know, and when to target them in your drafts to get the best value available.
In this list, you will see some names that you are already familiar with, and some that may make you scratch your head. This list also isn’t going to be a ranking of worst-to-best players. The number 1 sleeper is a player that I believe has the perfect mix of potential, a good situation, and an ADP (average draft position) that is too low.
As a disclaimer, all ADP and draft numbers are courtesy of FantasyPros.com and all stats will come from ProFootballReference.com. Also, all draft recommendations will be based upon standard eight-team leagues. The first pick of round ten in an eight-team league would be player #80 and in a ten-team league that same pick would be pick #100, for example.
With that being said, lets get into it.