Fantasy football leagues aren’t always won by the players you take at the top of the draft. Often, players selected in the mid to late rounds, and even those that go undrafted, can swing leagues by outperforming their draft-day value. Here are five such candidates, along with their average draft position (ADP) in standard scoring compiled by FantasyPros.
ADP: 113 overall, RB43
Three-down running backs are scarce as it is, so finding one at Barber’s ADP is like striking gold. Rookie Ronald Jones will be a threat as the season goes on, but for now, Barber is entrenched as the lead back for Tampa Bay and someone who can get you off to a fast start in your leagues.
Final count of #Bucs first-team RB rotation in the 2018 preseason out of 50 snaps with Week 1-3 starter Ryan Fitzpatrick:— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) August 27, 2018
- Peyton Barber: 33-of-50 snaps (66%)
- Ronald Jones: 10-of-50 snaps (18%)
- Jacquizz Rodgers: 7-of-50 snaps (14%)
ADP: 115 overall, QB16
He has a ton a talent and is in a great situation. What’s not to love? Kansas City coach Andy Reid has a knack for molding QBs and Mahomes has plenty of weapons to work with, as well as a shaky defence that could result in negative game scripts, forcing Mahomes to throw often.
ADP: 120 overall, WR47
Jarvis Landry is now in Cleveland, leaving behind a ton of targets for Dolphins receivers. Stills may not have the highest ceiling, but he has the chance to lead his team in targets, receptions, yardage and receiving touchdowns. Yet he’s being drafted as nothing more than a bench option.
Kenny Stills is going to catch a lot of footballs this season, and he's one of the best values in fantasy football right now pic.twitter.com/FzcDCKAlQa— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) August 25, 2018
ADP: 134 overall, TE13
The 49ers offence has a chance to take a major leap in Kyle Shanahan’s second year and Kittle stands to benefit. Last season, he had 11 catches for 194 yards in his final three games and had 16 red-zone targets. He’s already proven that whenever he’s on the field, he produces.
He's not playing tomorrow, but here's a film breakdown of why George Kittle surprised me more than any other player in the league on film this summer: https://t.co/EYmyYGGHoa— Christopher Harris (@HarrisFootball) August 18, 2018
ADP: 192 overall, WR68
Reports out of Tampa Bay’s training camp are raving about the second-year wideout, who is on his way to claiming the WR2 spot on the roster full-time. Plus, he’s already looked the part in preseason. At his current ADP, Godwin is a no-risk, high-reward dart throw.
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