Better Fantasy Football Sleepers
Think about this…. If all the Fantasy Football Almanac and Draft Guide did was find you one or two more sleepers on draft day. Would that be worth it?
If all we did was find you one weekly starter with the last pick of your draft, would it be worth it?
Sleepers Are The Backbone of Our Strategy
the reason I started writing this draft guide at all is because the information on sleepers sucked. Year after year, the fantasy football community can suffer from hive mind. One popular writer or popular website says, “I like the cut of this guy’s jib!”.
Then people retweet it…
Then other websites starting writing about it…
Before long, everyone is regurgitating the same opinions and are listing out the same “sleepers” and “deep sleepers”. I have news for you… if everyone is talking about them, they aren’t sleepers anymore!
Our initial publications made light of this phenomenon by marketing “Hibernators”. Like a grizzly bear in the dead of winter, the Fantasy Football Almanac’s analytic approach identified players so deep and obscure, that nobody would be talking about them – even during hype season (hype season lasts between the NFL Draft and the third NFL preseason game).
Analytics Are Important, But You Have To Back Them Up With Film Study
Scouting For Fantasy Football
I watch every NFL Preseason game. Do you have any idea how painful it is to watch 5th string QBs throw incompletion after incompletion in the 4th quarter of a preseason game? I go through that pain for you!
By the end of the season, we create a calibrated list of math-driven sleepers that are also showing signs of NFL life. Although I don’t claim to hit 100% of the predictions, I’d put our track record against anyone’s. And so would Almanac readers.
How Have Fantasy Football Almanac Readers Benefited Over The Years?
- If you read this fantasy football draft guide in 2018, you would have heard me urge you to draft Christian McCaffrey in the first round. That seems obvious now, right? It wasn’t then.
- If you read this fantasy football draft guide in 2018, you would have drafted James Conner in the last 2-3 rounds in your draft. Seems obvious now, right? It wasn’t then.
- If you read this fantasy football draft guide in 2018, you would have known to avoid David Johnson at all costs. Many disagreed and a few even poorly reviewed the guide as a result. But our readers profited.
- If you read the guide in 2019, you would have known Lamar Jackson would break out. Many readers won their leagues specifically because of that tip.
- If you read the guide in 2019, you would have seen how our analytics statistically proved LeVeon Bell would take a massive step back in Adam Gase’s offensive system.
- If you read the guide in 2019, you would have known to draft Darren Waller in the last 2-3 rounds of your fantasy football draft
- If your read the guide in 2019, you would have known to roster Devin Singletary
If All This Guide Did Was Find You One More Sleeper, Would It Be Worth It?