Sleeper

Meaning

A player drafted late but exceeds expectations

A sleeper is a player in fantasy sports that is picked in the late rounds of a draft but exceeds expectations. It is similar to 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."
Literally a sleeper football player

Literally a sleeper football player

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Last Updated: June 15, 2018

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