Last week I had posted articles on how to approach the first four rounds of a 10 team PPR league. Be sure to check out those articles if you have not already and feel free to comment with any questions. Today, I want to discuss a handful of players who I believe are very undervalued in drafts and should be drafted a round or two earlier than projected.
I wrote about him in a previous article and I will continue to talk him up. He is now a 3rd round pick following his 6 games suspension. I would take him in the 2nd round and say “thank you” in the draft chat. Elliot is about as much as a cant miss as possible. The Dallas line will continue to be elite, and Dak Prescott’s development will only help Elliot. Think about it this way. If you handcuff him with McFadden you will not be losing a substantial amount of points (7 or 8 projected each week), and come week 7 you get the best running back in football. If you can go 3-3 in those 6 weeks, which is doable with good drafting and free agent pickups, the addition of Elliot in week 7 will instantly make you a top championship contender.
According to ESPN’s ADP, Edelman is being drafted 6 spots later over the past 7 days. Why? Good question. He was 3rd in the NFL in targets last season while accumulating 102 receptions good for 4th in the NFL. Over the past 3 seasons, Edelman is one of seven wide receivers to have more than 120 targets and over 90 receptions in 2 of the 3 years, and that list includes Beckham Jr, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Jordy Nelson who are all going in the first 2 rounds. Edelman has been going in the 5th round over the past week. Taking him in the 4th or even reaching for him in the late 3rd round would be a steal.
He has been being drafted in the 12th or 13th round in most drafts. By then end of the season he will be a 7th or 8th round value. Since being traded to Buffalo, he will be the lead target with Tyrod Taylor (who is also a steal late in drafts). The Bills hired a new offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, who was Taylor’s QB coach years ago, and feels that he has the skill set to take his game to a new level. Matthews has been very efficient last season, only dropping 6 balls. He will get the targets, and with Taylor’s breakout, Matthews will produce numbers way better than 12th round value.
Other players that are undervalued:
Kevin White (undrafted; should be a late round draft pick. Great upside with Jeffrey gone)
John Brown (undrafted; should be a late round draft pick. Number 2 WR behind Fitzgerald. His stock is dropping over the past 7 days. He is healthy now and should have a great bounce back season. Draft him late or pick him up and watch him put up top 10 round value numbers.)
Tyrell Williams (Over the past 7 days his stock has dropped 12 spots in drafts. He is being taken in the 12th round of drafts and could be taken in the 11th round. With Keenan Allen back he will receive ample space to get yards in space.)
Tyrod Taylor (See above)
Go out and draft these players with confidence. Please post any comments or questions you have. I will continue fantasy football advice throughout the season.