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T.Y. Hilton in the second round feels aggressive, no? Why on earth is Le’Veon Bell being drafted as if he’s not a Jet?

Selecting Michael Thomas in the first round makes sense to get exposure to the Saints offense. George Kittle in the 2nd round makes more sense than Travis Kelce in the 1st round.


3 sneaky-high upside tight ends to target in fantasy football drafts

Austin Hooper’s ADP has been on the rise all summer and for good reason. This Atlanta passing attack is one that people want to have a piece of. Their tight end is the cheapest option, going in the 11th round, and he is not done progressing.

Lamar Jackson’s inability to move the ball vertically in year one has masked Mark Andrews’ true value. The narrative that he will not progress and that none of the Baltimore pass catchers have value is overblown. After a historically efficient rookie season, expect the snaps to rise and the production to follow.


Don’t Overdraft Volatile Satellite Backs

Satellite backs are incredibly reliant on splash plays to make their fantasy points. This lack of consistent volume leads to unstable production, just like Tarik Cohen and his 9.6 Weekly Volatility, No. 9 among RBs. Undersized pass-catchers like Cohen and James White need to be devalued in drafts because of this.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is Jaylen Samuels. Samuels has featured back size at 6-0, 225 pounds. His 20.2 percent (97th-percentile) College Target Share hints that he is capable of doing immense damage through the air to complement his ground game. He will see touches at James Conner’s expense in 2019.


3 cornerstone players for Zero RB fantasy drafts this season

Ceding a nearly identical Opportunity Share to Frank Gore in 2018, Kenyan Drake still managed a 12.5 Fantasy Points Per Game floor for fantasy gamers and had five top-12 RB performances. A wrinkle in his game that goes unnoticed, and one that helped his fantasy production, was his efficiency level on a Yards Created and Evaded Tackles basis.

Tevin Coleman’s ability to create for himself yielded plenty of efficiency and big play ability. He racked up 327 (No. 13) Yards Created and averaged 1.64 (No. 12) Yards Created Per Carry on his 167 carries. His independent success untethered from his offensive line resulted in 13 (No. 7) Breakaway Runs and a 7.8-percent (No. 7) Breakaway Run Rate.


5 fantasy football handcuffs to draft before Darrell Henderson

Handcuffing Todd Gurley with Darrell Henderson makes zero sense in seasonal fantasy football leagues. The drama surrounding Gurley’s arthritic knee skyrocketed Henderson’s FFPC ADP this summer to 82.04. Drafting him at his current ADP to pair with Gurley limits gamers’ exposure to drafting players with secure roles and more upside.

With Ezekiel Elliot looking like a holdout candidate, Tony Pollard works with the first-team offense in camp gaining valuable experience for a rookie. His FFPC ADP (256.6) screams buy, and Pollard offers gamers a high upside handcuff in the late rounds. Pollard’s pass-catching prowess trumps that of Elliot, so he should carve out a role in the Cowboys backfield regardless if Elliot plays.

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How much do Tyler Boyd’s splits matter? Austin Ekeler vs. Justin Jackson: Who would be the No. 1 back on the Chargers if Gordon sits out?

Theo Riddick seems to be heading to Denver. How does that impact Phillip Lindsay? Is DaeSean Hamilton a value at his current ADP?


Did you know Miles Sanders is hands down the best-value running back in fantasy football?

Miles Sanders has feature back size at 5-11, 211-pounds. He has feature back measurables with a 120.3 (76th-percentile) SPARQ-x score and a 123.2 (76th-percentile) Burst Score. Not only does he possess the right size adjusted athleticism, but he has the college production to back it up.

Philadelphia also has the offensive line needed to produce an elite running back. In 2018, they ranked in the top half of the league in pass protection and run blocking. They’ve also added first round pick Andre Dillard to further solidify the group.


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In his sophomore season, at the age of 19, he recorded over 1,200 yards and scored 15 times. Emmanuel Butler posted an 86th-percentile College Dominator Rating while sustaining 91st-percentile efficiency. He was snubbed at the draft but the Saints are catching on. They cut Cameron Meredith which opens up a place on the roster.

Darren Waller should also have no trouble earning the starting role over rookie Foster Moreau and a pair of journeyman in Luke Willson and Derek Carrier. He’s also a plus athlete, registering above the 80th-percentile in every physical metric.


5 rookie wide receivers who are smashing summer expectations

Ravens training camp has been the Miles Boykin show. Boykin possesses out-of-this-world athleticism, including a 100th-percentile Catch Radius. That’s a plus for a QB who looks like Lamar Jackson and may be throwing on the run, or otherwise off-script and improvising.

With Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid background, Arizona projects to lead the league in four-receiver sets. That spells snaps for Keesean Johnson. That coupled with the high pace Kingsbury’s teams played at in college means Kyler Murray will be dropping back often. Additionally, his offenses at Texas Tech have helped push three receivers over 50 receptions every year since 2016.