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.
Head coach Matt LaFleur finished his first season with the Green Bay Packers last year with a 13-3 record. His leadership led the Packers to their first postseason appearance since 2016. The team was ultimately was knocked out of the playoffs in the NFC Championship Game by the San Francisco 49ers.
The team geared more towards the run in 2019 with a 40.19 percent run rate. Davante Adams missed some time due to injuries and only played 12 games. Outside of Adams’ 997 yards receiving, Aaron Rodgers evenly distributed the ball, producing four 400-yard receivers and five receivers with 30 or more catches. It was a frustrating season for Rodgers. Injuries hit the wide receiver corps hard, creating a lot of ambiguity in the offensive unit from a week-to-week basis.