Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/16/13

While every fantasy football league has their own little quirks for line-ups, scoring systems, or number of teams, the basic structure is about the same: draft guys that will score you as many points as possible.I could easily write dozens if not hundreds of articles on strategies that could be employed in order to win your fantasy league. But those would have to be too specific to benefit everyone. So instead I wanted to focus on something that everyone could use: sleepers.The term sleeper of course references a player that is being drafted later in drafts than their actual output during the season would warrant. For some a sleeper is that rookie with a lot of potential, but no proven NFL success. For others, it might be someone who dealt with injuries all of last year, but seems healthy enough to return to greatness. And still for others it is just being in the right place at the right time with an opportunity that may not have been available in the past.When I think of a sleeper it is someone that is being drafted much later than they should be based on their 2013 output. Far too often teams simply go with the flow and trust the “experts” without doing their own research.Looking at a 12 team league that starts a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, a tight end, a kicker, and a defense, and has a reserve of six players, 180 players would be drafted. My sleeper picks came after the ADP (average draft position) for starters in a 12 team league. That means none of them are currently top 12 QBs, top 24 RBs, top 36 WRs, top 12 TEs, top 12 Ks, and top 12 defenses.Let’s take a look at a full starting line-up (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, Te, K, Def) of sleepers that could dominate in 2013. ADP is based on fantasy football calculator.

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