Sleeper can be one of the trickiest terms in fantasy football. Like the unheard sound of a falling tree in a vacant forest, a sleeper can only exist if others are not keen on him in your league. Such players can be a personal choice and different from draft to draft.
Finding and projecting sleepers is really about nitpicking faults on players and then forgiving them for them. Not everyone will be in agreement. That is why sleepers exist.
Here, we take an early look at the top 25 sleepers to know for fantasy football drafts this summer.
Some of them might be popular—or even obvious—like Jeremy Maclin coming off reconstructive knee surgery and replacing the lost production of DeSean Jackson. Others will be laughed off as a waste of a pick, like Knowshon Moreno of the Miami Dolphins.
How many people are scoffing at that sleeper selection right now? Likely the same number that laughed at the projection of Moreno as a sleeper a year ago.
See, sleepers are not common knowledge. If they were, no one would sleep on these guys. Here are my underrated picks in a 25-man slideshow.