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 2018 season as NFC East Champions with a 10-6 record. Their offense ranked tenth in the league with 1,953 rushing yards. The rushing attack was led by Ezekiel Elliott, who is garnered as one of the top running backs in the league. He accumulated 2,001 yards from scrimmage, averaging 5.3 yards per touch.
One of the main goals for the Cowboys this off-season was to find some quality depth at running back. They let Rod Smith walk in free agency. The team needed an insurance policy just in case something were to happen to Elliott. It’s always good to develop talent on the back end of your roster. Snagging a young talented prospect could allow them to prepare for the future.