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Can you win your league with a pick after Round 15? Maybe ask people who drafted James Robinson in 2020 or A.J. Brown. While it is certainly unusual, it absolutely happens. ADP is not perfectly efficient and players slip through the cracks. Sometimes it takes an injury, or a late trade. Sometimes it just takes a few weeks for a player to secure their role.

No matter what the cause, these types of super sleepers happen every year, and every year I write this column highlighting the guy I feel is the most likely. Just a warning, for some teams (I'm looking at you Vikings) there aren't a lot of great options. For other teams there are multiple options. Mac Jones and Rhamondre Stevenson both have a case in New England, but neither is the best option on their team.

For the purposes of this list I'm using Fantasy Pros consensus ADP, looking for players at 180 or below. Yes, I know some of these players should be going higher than that, that's kind of the point. They aren't. These are separated by division, and ranked by ADP, with a short write up on my favorite deep sleeper in every division. 

Let's start with my favorite deep sleeper in Fantasy:

AFC East
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NE New England • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
91st
WR RNK
42nd
PROJ PTS
181.7
SOS
32
ADP
177
2020 Stats
REC
59
TAR
81
REYDS
729
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.5
I expect to get some pushback on Meyers being included, but even by CBS ADP Meyers shows in Round 13 and not rising. I assume this has a lot to do with the fact that he's never caught a touchdown pass in a regular season game. In his final 11 games Meyers was on pace for 84 catches and 1,050 yards. That was in one of the worst pass offenses in the NFL. One way or another the Patriots will be better at passing the ball this year and Meyers appears to still be their No. 1 WR. He has top-20 upside in full PPR and I'd be willing to draft him an early as Round 9.
BUF Buffalo • #13
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
167th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
151
SOS
26
ADP
195.8
2020 Stats
REC
35
TAR
62
REYDS
599
TD
7
FPTS/G
8.6
MIA Miami • #26
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
171st
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
24
SOS
24
ADP
237.7
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
16.4
SOS
22
ADP
262.7
AFC West
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LV Las Vegas • #89
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
148th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
76.7
SOS
12
ADP
212.6
2020 Stats
REC
11
TAR
15
REYDS
193
TD
1
FPTS/G
3
KC Kansas City • #31
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
156th
RB RNK
54th
PROJ PTS
102.8
SOS
25
ADP
227.2
2020 Stats
RUYDS
169
REC
18
REYDS
116
TD
1
FPTS/G
3.4
LAC L.A. Chargers • #22
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
144th
RB RNK
51st
PROJ PTS
118.2
SOS
31
ADP
237.5
2020 Stats
RUYDS
270
REC
19
REYDS
173
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.3
He must get back on the field, but by all accounts, Jackson will be the No. 2 running back opposite Austin Ekeler, which should put him in line for 10-plus touches per game even without an injury. If Ekeler goes down again, Jackson would have a shot at being a top-20 running back. Jackson has averaged 4.9 yards per carry on 138 career carries and he's shown well in the passing game. Five times in his career he's seen at least 10 touches in a game and he's averaged 14.2 PPR Fantasy points per game in those outings.
DEN Denver • #1
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
186th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
137.4
SOS
22
ADP
281.5
2020 Stats
REC
30
TAR
56
REYDS
381
TD
3
FPTS/G
6.9
NFC North
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DET Detroit • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
139th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
121.6
SOS
5
ADP
183.2
No rookie receiver landed in a better place for opportunity than St. Brown. His main competition for wide receiver targets is Tyrell Williams, Breshad Perriman, and Quintez Cephus. He's seen a lot of targets in the preseason and Jared Goff has talked about teaching him the routes Cooper Kupp succeeded on. I believe St. Brown is the most complete route runner on the Lions and the most likely to have success on short-area targets, which is where Goff most often looks. This team should be in plenty of pass-heavy game scripts in the second half and they have all the motivation in the world to play their young guys to see if they'll stick.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
150th
TE RNK
16th
PROJ PTS
132
SOS
3
ADP
194.8
2020 Stats
REC
28
TAR
44
REYDS
243
TD
2
FPTS/G
3.9
GB Green Bay • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
146.4
SOS
7
ADP
253.8
MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
TE RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
64.2
SOS
7
ADP
NR
2020 Stats
REC
19
TAR
26
REYDS
194
TD
1
FPTS/G
2.8
NFC South
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TB Tampa Bay • #25
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
120th
RB RNK
40th
PROJ PTS
142.3
SOS
1
ADP
180.6
2020 Stats
RUYDS
416
REC
47
REYDS
355
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.9
The Buccaneers couldn't be more effusive in their praise of Bernard. Tom Brady has his pass-catching back and that makes Bernard a sneaky RB2 candidate in full PPR leagues. It's possible he could also earn some early-down work, but even as a pass-catching back there is top-20 upside in full PPR. You can mostly ignore Bernard in non-PPR because of Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, but it's possible Week 1 will change my mind on that as well. Last year the Brady threw 117 passes to their running backs, and that's with below-average pass-catching options.
CAR Carolina • #88
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
128th
WR RNK
59th
PROJ PTS
165
SOS
31
ADP
206.4
NO New Orleans • #2
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
166th
QB RNK
18th
PROJ PTS
329.9
SOS
28
ADP
228.4
2020 Stats
PAYDS
75
RUYDS
-6
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
0.8
ATL Atlanta • #30
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
184th
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
85.6
SOS
12
ADP
252
2020 Stats
RUYDS
3
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.1
NFC East
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #3
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
121st
WR RNK
58th
PROJ PTS
173.5
SOS
11
ADP
182
2020 Stats
REC
66
TAR
90
REYDS
656
TD
4
FPTS/G
13.5
Sterling Shepard isn't all that exciting, but he's been pretty good when he and Daniel Jones have been on the field together and Kenny Golladay's hamstring continues to be a problem. Shepard himself has had trouble staying healthy, but he's averaged nearly eight targets per game over the past two seasons and he's been better per game than Odell Beckham, who is being drafted about 100 spots before Shepard. There's a path to a 90-catch season that makes Shepard a reliable No. 3 receiver in full PPR.
WAS Washington • #14
Age: 39 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
QB RNK
21st
PROJ PTS
308.2
SOS
24
ADP
183.2
2020 Stats
PAYDS
2091
RUYDS
151
TD
15
INT
8
FPTS/G
20
DAL Dallas • #89
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
173rd
TE RNK
22nd
PROJ PTS
119.3
SOS
18
ADP
211.4
2020 Stats
REC
1
TAR
1
REYDS
12
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.2
PHI Philadelphia • #16
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
175th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
70.6
SOS
25
ADP
260
2020 Stats
REC
7
TAR
13
REYDS
106
TD
1
FPTS/G
3.9
NFC West
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ARI Arizona • #4
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
132nd
WR RNK
60th
PROJ PTS
164.2
SOS
3
ADP
185.2
Moore's skillset fits perfectly with Kliff Kingsbury's horizontal pass game. The team has schemed Moore heavily into the game plan in the preseason, giving him eight targets and three carries on his first 45 snaps. It's hard to imagine a role that big in the regular season, but Moore does have a rare combination of speed, strength, and shiftiness. His upside is something like Tyreek Hill's rookie year, when Hill had 593 yards receiving, 267 yards rushing, and 9 touchdowns.
ATL Atlanta • #25
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
128.8
SOS
9
ADP
280
2020 Stats
RUYDS
682
REC
21
REYDS
114
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.1
LV Las Vegas • #1
Age: 34 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
199th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
137.9
SOS
28
ADP
281.5
2020 Stats
REC
14
TAR
26
REYDS
236
TD
1
FPTS/G
9
SEA Seattle • #31
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
119.8
SOS
3
ADP
296.5
2020 Stats
RUYDS
108
REC
17
REYDS
111
TD
3
FPTS/G
4.7
AFC North
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BAL Baltimore • #12
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
149th
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
127.3
SOS
8
ADP
198.2
Admittedly we're getting to the divisions I'm not as excited about, and Bateman could start the year on short term IR. But he's a first round pick on a team that desperately needs WR help. Bateman averaged 16.7 yards per catch in college and has the type of big-play ability that could make him a Fantasy asset without a huge role. None of the other Ravens receivers have been healthy either, so when Bateman is ready he'll have every chance to be the team's No. 1 wide receiver.
PIT Pittsburgh • #26
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
200th
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
31.4
SOS
29
ADP
256.5
2020 Stats
RUYDS
113
REC
6
REYDS
54
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.1
CLE Cleveland • #11
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
WR RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
99.3
SOS
10
ADP
275
2020 Stats
REC
14
TAR
20
REYDS
304
TD
2
FPTS/G
4.9
CIN Cincinnati • #87
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
TE RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
113.8
SOS
22
ADP
304.5
2020 Stats
REC
8
TAR
11
REYDS
87
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.4
AFC South
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TEN Tennessee • #32
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
138.2
SOS
21
ADP
226
2020 Stats
RUYDS
54
REC
2
REYDS
27
TD
1
FPTS/G
3.2
Evans has no floor at all and will not have any use in Fantasy unless Derrick Henry gets hurt but he could have a huge impact if something happens to Henry and the rest of the backs in that situation are being drafted much earlier. He had nearly 1,700 total yards and 23 touchdowns in his final year at Appalachian State and profiles as someone who would be more active in the passing game than Henry. If you're playing in a two-QB league my favorite deep sleeper from this division would be Tyrod Taylor. He may just start 17 games for the Texans this season.
JAC Jacksonville • #24
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
193rd
RB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
59.9
SOS
15
ADP
278.5
2020 Stats
RUYDS
356
REC
16
REYDS
93
TD
4
FPTS/G
8.5
IND Indianapolis • #81
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
TE RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
78.4
SOS
12
ADP
283.3
HOU Houston • #5
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Fantasy Breakdown (PPR)
OVERALL RNK
NR
QB RNK
NR
PROJ PTS
85.9
SOS
16
ADP
288
2020 Stats
PAYDS
208
RUYDS
7
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
4.5

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