There are plenty of sleepers each season in fantasy hockey. And then there are deep sleepers.
These are players who likely will go undrafted even in a 12-team league but have the potential to be huge waiver-wire adds during the season to help you toward your goal of winning a championship. In most cases, deep sleepers are players who are relatively young (25 and under) and who either haven’t reached or lived up to their potential.
Right wing Devante Smith-Pelly and defenseman Damon Severson cracked NHL.com’s list of deep sleeper candidates for the 2016-17 season in Yahoo standard leagues. Both could go undrafted in a 10-team league and warrant late-round consideration in a 12-team league.
Smith-Pelly could be thrust into a spot in the Devils’ top six …