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.
Big things were expected from the 2017 tight end class that included Evan Engram, OJ Howard, Gerald Everett, Jonnu Smith, Jake Butt, and George Kittle among many others. While Kittle has lived up to the hype, most of the other tight ends from the class have failed to reach the heights of fantasy success we had hoped for.
One such player who has disappointed, in the eyes of the community, is situated in Cleveland. The dynasty community can be fickle with our love for players and despite it being common knowledge that tight ends often take several seasons (and sometimes a new team) before breaking out, this one has seemingly fallen to the wayside.