In our annual 32-part Summer Sleeper series, DLF scribes identify a lightly-touted player on each NFL roster who may be worthy of your consideration. Our subjects all have varying levels of “sleeperness,” but each merits a bit of in-depth discussion here in the Premium Content section.
To help everybody along, we are going to be categorizing our sleepers under one of three headings:
Super Deep Sleepers – Players who aren’t roster-worthy in 12-team leagues, but are still worth keeping an eye on.
Deep Sleepers – An end of the roster player who is more often than not on the waiver wire in 12-team leagues.
Sleeper – A likely rostered player who makes for a good trade target. Their startup ADP puts them out of the top-175 or so.
Because we aren’t going to give you the likes of mainstream sleepers, most of these players will undoubtedly fizzle. All we are asking is for you to keep an open mind and perhaps be willing to make room for one of these players on your bench. You never know when the next Adam Thielen is going to spring up. Feel free to add your own thoughts about our choice for the designated sleeper, or nominate one of your own in the comments below.
The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2017 regular season with a 9-7 record. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended, missing six games. His absence suffocated the offense’s ability to move the chains and led to them losing some meaningful games down the stretch. The team won four of their last five games, but it wasn’t enough for them to get their playoff bid.
Dallas cut ties with Dez Bryant a few months ago and now there’s a massive void on the team’s depth chart at wide receiver. Allen Hurns signed with the Cowboys this off-season and the team drafted Colorado State standout, Michael Gallup, in the third round of this year’s draft. Jason Witten’s retirement was the cherry on top.
This transitional period that the Cowboys are currently going through is going to provide some added opportunities for some of the younger wide receivers on the roster. These players will get the chance to compete for a starting role. You never know, one of the players on the back end of the roster could exceed expectations and develop into the next hot dynasty asset in the near future.