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Hail Mary! 5 Rookie Fantasy Football Sleepers For 2017

  • David Gonos

COVER-Conner-Brett-Deering Rookie Fantasy Football Sleepers

Spotting a good sleeper is one thing, but finding some good, deep rookie Fantasy Football sleepers could mean the difference between your team sputtering out after a major injury, or forging forward into the Fantasy Football Playoffs.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen rookie Fantasy Football sleepers come out of nowhere to become huge assets for any Fantasy team smart enough to draft them late, or quick enough to pick them up off the waiver wire.

Just think back over the past two seasons, most people were drafting Tennessee’s David Cobb over Arizona’s David Johnson in 2015, and Thomas Rawls wasn’t drafted outside of dynasty leagues. There were 200 players picked before Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs that year, too!

In 2016, Saints WR Michael Thomas’ ADP was in the double-digit rounds, and Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill wasn’t even drafted in most leagues.

Your late-round picks should always be used on high-upside, swing-for-the-fences players (along with a defense and a kicker, of course).

Hail Mary! 5 Rookie Fantasy Football Sleepers

These rookie sleepers are all being drafted, on average, after Round 10 in ADP on

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including,,, and