Every fantasy football fanatic must have a favorite explorer from history. That's because outside of hoisting our league's trophy at season end, there is nothing more we like than discovering that next big thing.
Sure, Cortes may have conquered parts of South America, but did he conquer his fantasy league because Julius Thomas turned into a great late-round find?
Lewis and Clark investigated the Western half of the United States, but did they believe Knowshon Moreno would dominate for the Denver Broncos or that Keenan Allen would shine for the San Diego Chargers?
Leif Ericson may have been the first European man to step foot on North American, but what's his take on Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron?
With that type of planting-a-flag voyage in mind, we travel down the path of examining 2014 sleeper options. Among these 20 players includes some who can help immediately while others may be worth taking a flyer on during your upcoming drafts. All recommendations and analysis are based on redraft leagues unless specified.