Gamble on a risky player
I took a flier on Gordon and he ended up playing as my WR1 for most of the season.
|Sleeper||A player drafted late but exceeds expectations|
|Bust||A player who does not perform well|
|ADP||Average draft position|
|IDP||Individual defensive player|
|Auction draft||Draft where owners bid on players|
|Snake draft||Draft where the last pick in one round is the first in the next|
|Waiver hawk||A fantasy sports owner who patrols the waiver wire|
A flier is a term that refers to a gamble on a person who has high potential but comes with risks. It is commonly used in sports, especially fantasy football (FFB).
In general use, the term may be used on a person who has questionable character traits but could still be redeemed. It could be a troubled teenager, homeless adult, or and addict.
In fantasy sports, like FFB, it describes a player that has potential but comes with some faults, such as being injury prone, lacking experience, or behind a more talented player. A fantasy owner takes a flier when they draft someone higher than his ADP or picks up a risky player from the waiver wire or free agency.