vidlaw wrote:Mercer Boy wrote:Shatner8 wrote:footballfreak449 wrote:A sleeper is someone who is better than the spot where they are taken. For example, Marshall Faulk could be a sleeper this year if he falls into the second round, as he will in most drafts. Thats just my theory on sleepers.
Actually thats not a sleeper at all. There is no way i would call Marshall Faulk a sleeper despite how well he does this year. A sleeper to me, is someone you forget about come draft day, someone you dont normally automatically have on your draft sheets, but he puts up great numbers
Just my take
Yeah, I would call sleepers people who aren't established that finally step up and "click" and become impact players. Draft sleepers would be people that you think will have the great effect throughout the entire year though as opposed to people you pick up on the WW because they are breaking through during the year.
As opposed to a definition I will use an example from last season.
I picked up Brian Westbrook in a salary cap league early in the season for chump change. He out performed most high end RB's in the league and was one of the higher priced RB's at season's end. THAT is what I call a sleeper.