The notion of a fantasy “sleeper” has somewhat evaporated over recent years with the rising popularity of fantasy sports and the emergence of internet publications. The most popular breakthrough candidates are now fairly well-known and thus can no longer be considered undervalued. In fact, the hype surrounding young players often has the reverse effect by causing them to become overvalued. However, there will always be value to be found throughout your fantasy draft. Here are 10 players currently being drafted later than they should be who will provide a profit.
10. Victor Martinez (1B)
One year removed from a second place finish in the AL MVP voting ballot, Victor Martinez is currently being drafted after 220 players have gone off the board. Martinez recently turned 37 years old and struggled mightily last year to the tune of a .245 batting average and a hideous .301 OBP. Regardless, at that price, he is a clear bargain that is worth the risk. After undergoing knee surgery to repair his medial meniscus just as spring training was underway, Martinez was slow to recover and never got his timing back. Upon his return, he overcompensated and suffered nagging injuries to his groin, quad and back. 2015 was essentially a lost season for Martinez. Now, with a clean bill of health and little in the way of expectations, Martinez will blow away his average draft position (ADP) and prove to be a great value.