8 Sleepers and 4 Traps to Avoid in 2022 Fantasy Leagues

Jun 29, 2022
8 Sleepers and 4 Traps to Avoid in 2022 Fantasy Leagues

Sleeper is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit in the fantasy football realm, but what goes into mining out those players isn’t something that gets highly focused on. People in the industry and those who spend most of their days arguing about the hidden value and potential busts on Twitter are well versed in most players who can be considered sleepers, but there are plenty of you out there just wandering back to fantasy football after a hiatus or are just slightly researching the upcoming season since it is only June.

This piece is for you folks and will go over several ways to find potential sleeper candidates and a few possible traps based on each criterion mentioned.

* All ADP is courtesy of 4for4's Underdog ADP Tool

Available Targets and Touches

Opportunities breed fantasy output, so identifying any changes in NFL offenses can help us find some players who could outperform their current perceived value. We’re looking for turnover in the form of free-agent departures, retirement, or really any other player movement.

John Daigle explains this concept in a bit more detail and goes over the teams and scenarios with the most opportunities in his available targets and carries series. Here are a few players that stand out this season as sleepers and busts based on this data.

Sleeper: Donovan People-Jones, WR - Browns

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