As with the actual NFL draft, identifying hidden value when drafting a fantasy football team often constitutes the difference between a dangerous playoff squad and a regular-season also-ran.
These valuable players lying in wait down the draft board fall for a variety of reasons, either due to age, injury, inexperience or even longstanding fantasy prejudice against a certain name, as with the only quarterback named among these 10 sleeper picks.
This list examines individual players, so there is no sleeper for fantasy defense, but the Green Bay Packers, now armed with Julius Peppers, should yield strong value after the top-tier DEFs disappear. Kickers who can offer solid fantasy production are always available on the waiver wire, and their value can vary from week to week depending on the opposing defense, so no PK cracked the list.
These 10 sleeper picks at the so-called skill positions—each with an average draft position (ADP) after the 100th pick in standard Yahoo leagues—will help you identify value later in the draft and make that crucial fantasy playoff push.