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Sleeper

Meaning A player drafted low but exceeds expectations
Definition

A sleeper is a player in fantasy sports that is picked in the late rounds of a draft and exceeds expectations. It is similar to a breakout where the player performs much better than projected.

The term comes from owners "sleeping" on a player by not picking them. The player may be returning from an injury, a rookie in his first year, or a player that not many people know of who is flying under the radar.

Example
"Johnson is my sleeper pick at WR this year. Hopefully I can get him in the 10th round."
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Updated October 18, 2016

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