A player drafted late but exceeds expectations
Johnson is my sleeper pick at WR this year. Hopefully I can get him in the 10th round.
|Snake draft||Draft where the last pick in one round is the first in the next|
|Auction draft||Draft where owners bid on players|
|FFL||Fantasy football league|
|ADP||Average draft position|
|Keeper league||Fantasy sports league where you keep your players|
|FNB||Football and beer|
|FOMOF||Fear of missing out on football|
|Bust||A player who does not perform well|
A sleeper is a player in fantasy sports that is picked in the late rounds of a draft but exceeds expectations. It is similar to breakout where the player performs much better than projected.
The term comes from owners "sleeping" on a player by not picking them. The player may be returning from an injury, a rookie in his first year, or a player that not many people know of who is flying under the radar.