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A significant amount of pre-draft articles, lists and guides feature write-ups on sleeper picks. A sleeper is generally a late-round or low-cost pick that has the potential for increased fantasy value in the coming season.
This year, players like Jonathan Baldwin, Randall Cobb, Jacob Tamme and Mikel Leshoure have all been touted as sleepers.
But the truth is that many players who will make a strong fantasy impact for the first time will not come from the late rounds; they’ll come from the waiver wire as the season progresses. Last year, players like Victor Cruz and DeMarco Murray (who were, for the most part, undrafted) had some of the greatest impacts of the fantasy season.
There’s nothing wrong with drafting and stashing a high-potential player, but making sleepers the focus of your draft preparation could mean missing out on stability and flexibility with your roster.