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 Los Angeles Rams had a tumultuous season in 2019. Attrition on the offensive line, Todd Gurley’s mysterious knees and regression for Jared Goff caused their follow up to their Super Bowl campaign to fizzle out before the playoffs.
One bright spot was Tyler Higbee’s sensational breakout towards the end of the season when he went over 100 receiving yards in four straight games and capped the year with an 8-84-1 line in week 17. Those outrageous numbers have his ADP in the ninth round per our DLF ADP app. Higbee’s finish was great, but it would be foolish to forget how good his teammate was before getting injured...