A fantasy draft is all about obtaining the most value with each selection. There is value available throughout a draft, and grabbing it is one of the most important keys to a successful fantasy team. This article specifically targets deep sleeper value (players that can be found very late in a fantasy draft). In an attempt to point out this value, we asked our staff to look deeper than the Top 150 and identify players that should significantly outperform their late draft position. These players should be your targets after the 12th round of your draft.
Player Receiving 4 Votes
Austin Hooper, Atlanta
Dan Hindery: It can be easy to forget how young Hooper is (23 years old) and how difficult the transition to the NFL can be for players at the tight end position. Through that lens, his 49 catches and 75 percent catch rate last season look quite a bit more impressive. Hooper spent all offseason working with Matt Ryan and earned praise from both Ryan and head coach Dan Quinn. "Hooper's been like a dog this offseason -- over and over, he'd catch everything Matt threw and bring it back," said Quinn. He is also generating some hype from non-fantasy football oriented writers who have plenty of NFL contacts. Daniel Jeremiah listed Hooper as one of his fantasy football favorites and Peter King predicted a breakout season.
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