Fantasy Football 2013: Top 15 Fantasy Sleepers You Can Ride to a Title

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Fantasy Football 2013: Top 15 Fantasy Sleepers You Can Ride to a Title
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As always, the fantasy football season's top scorers will be a combination of the preseason studs who went in the first round and some players whose positive preseason prognosis was limited to “sleeper” status.

Put simply, sleepers or dark horses will win you your league. You have a leg up on all your peers if you pick somebody up off of waivers or in the later rounds and he ends up producing like a No. 1 at his position.

Yeah, if you pick Adrian Peterson, you get a surefire No. 1 running back who may finish the season as the top overall player in fantasy land. But what if I told you a player not being picked among the top 20 for running backs has a solid chance of being in the same conversation as Peterson for the best fantasy runners of 2013?

According to, David Wilson is going as the 35th overall player.  Maybe that’s too obvious, because everyone feels Wilson could be a breakout guy. Let’s dig deeper.

Sleepers can come in all shapes and forms. My top sleepers include, but aren’t limited to, bounce-back candidates (Miles Austin) and veterans who are finally going to figure it out (Martellus Bennett).

The definition for "sleeper" simply means that Player A is being picked in, say, the sixth round, but there is strong evidence he could present you third-round value during the season.

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