Jeff Ma Insinuates That Age of Information Has Made Fantasy Sleepers Extinct

September 22nd, 2010 by ken park Leave a reply »
The inspiration behind the movie 21, apparently had a major brain fart in coming up with fantasy football sleeper candidates while interviewing with Bloomberg.

It happens and it's OK.

After all, my brain is perpetually gassy.

Not OK is his insinuation that nowadays, it's becoming harder and harder to discover sleepers. With so much information being so accessible to so many people, everyone already agrees on who the undervalued players are by draft day. There are no more surprises, only consensus. The underrated become overrated—bid up by hype. Jeff Ma argues that keepers are now extinct.

I haven't seen this sort of a cop out since Allen Iverson's war on practice.

"Sleepers?! We talkin bout sleepers man. Sleepers. No mo sleepers man. We talkin' bout sleepers."

If anything, the overwhelming tidal wave of news makes it harder to differentiate good signals from the bad. Stephen Curry provides the best example of this from recent memory. In hindsight, we can all agree Curry is a fantasy stud, but last summer this wasn't so clear cut.

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