When drafting in your fantasy football league, you want a variety of players on your team. There are players that are “safe” and can be counted on every week for consistent plays. There are also players with high upside, but may not always have consistent good weeks. With the best players going early in the draft, you want to find “value” guys in the double-digit rounds that can set your team apart from the rest of your league. These are players, outside the top 100 in average draft position (ADP), that can help you win your league.
Jameis Winston- ADP 117
Jameis Winston started nine games last season after being suspended for the first three. Bruce Arians has been brought in to mould Winston into the franchise quarterback they drafted him to be. He was the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburg Steelers in two of their Super Bowl appearances. Arians was also the head coach in Arizona when Carson Palmer threw for 85 touchdowns in the three seasons that he played at least 15 games. The Cardinals made the playoffs twice in those seasons and Palmer was a Pro Bowler in one. Arians wants his quarterback to push the ball downfield and Jameis has the perfect skill set for that. Jameis, being drafted in the 10th-12th round, is a big value at that spot.
Justin Jackson- ADP 136
Last year, Justin Jackson had 341 total yard on just 65 touches in 2018. In week 14, Jackson got the start for an injured Melvin Gordon and had 19 total touches for 85 yards and a touchdown. If Gordon doesn’t start week one, Jackson should get the start. Austin Ekeler would only retain his own role while receiving a little more volume. Jackson doesn’t have stand alone value if Gordon were to come back and play but if he misses the start of the season you have a chance of getting a top 24 running back in the 11th-13th round.
Justice Hill- ADP 150
Justice Hill was the fourth-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens in the draft this past April. Although Baltimore has a crowded backfield, they are a team that averaged 34 rushes per game, and 45 rushes once Lamar Jackson took over. Hill, who ran a 4.40 forty yard dash and had 21 bench reps, is a crazy athlete. He had 3843 total yards and 31 touchdowns in three seasons at Oklahoma State. He could start the season as a good flex play and work his way into a big workload as the season progresses. Hill has the potential to be a major value in the 12th-14th round.
Mark Andrews- ADP 157
Mark Andrews is a second-year tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. Andrews finished with 552 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns after emerging as one of Lamar Jacksons favourite options. He is also a big-play threat, having four catches of at least 54 yards. Another year in the system with Jackson at quarterback is another year their chemistry will grow. He created 28 first downs on his 34 catches and is set to be a big part in Baltimore’s passing game. Andrews is going virtually undrafted in leagues and could be a very consistent starter at the tight end position.
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