Tips on fantasy sleepers, part 1

I have been giving a lot of attention to drafting your fantasy team in the past couple of weeks. The reason is obvious. Drafts are already starting, and you will have your draft soon since the NFL season kicks off on September 6th.

One of the themes that I have focused on is how you can separate yourself from other general managers in the draft. One of the best ways is to find a few sleepers, or value plays in the late rounds. This is what we’re going to discuss.

First, let’s define a sleeper. A sleeper in fantasy football is a late-round pick who exceeds his statistical expectations and becomes a prominent player. This is the guy all of the pundits are talking about on the Mondays after the games.

In the next few days, I am going to give you sleepers at each key position. Each of these players have an average draft position (ADP) ranking of 100, or more. In a 10-team PPR, you may be able to get them in the 11th round, or later.

Today, I will start it out with a running back – James White of the Patriots. While Rex Burkhead is still is town and Sony Michel was a first-round draft pick,  both are banged up. White will be getting a lot of action, and his ADP ranking is 105.

Tomorrow: Tips on fantasy sleepers, part 2.

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