Everyone knows that drafting players such as Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson or Odell Beckham can help lead a team to a championship, but once those top players are gone, who do you take? The true way to securing yourself a top team is to look for the values at the bottom of the barrel and to know where you can still get valuable players despite their low ADP.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
For those Fantasy Football players who don’t stretch and grab a Quarterback in the early rounds of their drafts, Ryan Tannehill will be available in the middle rounds and will provide a great payout to those who are patient. Last season Tannehill missed three games but still threw for 2997 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions gaining a total of 232 Fantasy Points and finishing 26th in standard leagues earning an average of 17.8 points per game. Blake Bortles on the other hand finished 10th in Standard leagues averaging 19.6 points a game for a difference of just 1.8 points a game as compared to Tannehill. I’d prefer to spend my higher draft picks on a running back or wide receiver and wait on a quarterback like Ryan Tannehill.
RB Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
Booker’s rookie season was met with mild to negative reviews finishing in 29th place on the running back list with 112 fantasy points scored. This of course will drop him down the rankings list, but do not be deterred by this. Not all rookies have Ezekiel Elliott level rookie seasons, and running behind a sub-par Denver O-Line, not much should have been expected. This off-season, Denver will work on that O-Line and give Booker a better chance to contribute to the team.
WR Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
If there is any draft day steal I am looking forward to — it is this one. Most Fantasy Players are going to stray away from San Francisco because of the unsure Quarterback situation, but I am a firm believer that under Kyle Shanahan, whomever plays under center will not only put up great numbers, but the players that catch catch the ball in the Bay Area are going to benefit too. Garcon has the opportunity to be a featured receiver in this offense much like he was in his first years in Washington.
TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans
This is my dark horse of choices because this literally ALL depends on who is under center on day one. The Texans have been criminally bad at selecting a quarterback but this is the year they could buck that trend. With Brock Osweiler, C.J. caught 54 passes for 559 yards and 4 touchdowns. These numbers put him in the bottom half of tight ends but considering what they were working with, I see these numbers as phenomenal. If say, Tony Romo does bring his talents to H-Town, C.J. could put up Jason Witten like numbers.