It’s my favorite time of the year, draft season. With best ball drafts in full effect and redraft right around the corner, we are starting to get some solid ADP for players. There are many players I have loved drafting at their current ADPs and will go over ten of them using Fanball’s July ADP. For reference, you can click here to see Fanball’s ADP and change the dates from July 1st to the current date.
1. Zach Ertz (34) – After the top three tight ends there is a huge tier break and right now Ertz is the cheapest of the bunch. If I have a pick from 3.8 on I am taking Ertz most of the time to lock up my TE1 who has a three year average of 122 targets, 84 receptions, 928 yards, and 5 touchdowns.
2. Lamar Miller (55) – You can find my reasons for loving Lamar here. If he is available in the 5th round he is an auto pick for me as a solid RB2 with RB1 upside if Desean Watson stays healthy and D’onta Foreman does not.
3. Cam Newton (90) – All Newton does is put up top-five quarterback finishes, as a matter of fact since 2011 Cam has been QB5 or better, fives teams which is the most in the NFL. He is currently being drafted as the QB5 but is usually the start of a quarterback run in the 7-8 rounds, so start the run rather than take a quarterback with less upside shortly after.
4. Kelvin Benjamin (113) – This may be the ugliest buy of all time. The Bills will be terrible, especially if LeSean McCoy does get suspended. The old saying “ugly fantasy points count the same as sexy fantasy points” rings true here. Someone is going to have to catch the ball there and we can see Benjamin easily surpass 100 targets at 9-11 round ADP.
5. Patrick Mahomes – (126) – I am always wary of the new “sexy” players who haven’t proven anything in the NFL. However, with Mahomes having one of the best core of skilled players around him in the league and huge rushing upside, I am willing to take this risk. I love to take someone like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford with a huge floor and pair them with Mahomes for a perfect quarterback combination for best ball.
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6. Latavius Murray (157) – Latavius Murray was a fringe RB2 last year with Dalvin Cook going down to injury. When you get to this area of the draft you are mostly drafting guys with limited roles or handcuffs. Latavius has proven he can get it done if Cook went down, and he is one of the bigger injury risks at the running back position. Minnesota also has improved on offense and defense this offseason and will likely have a ton of positive game script where Minnesota could look to preserve Dalvin late in games.
7. Tyrell Williams (159) – When it comes to fantasy football, I always love when everyone looks for the “shiny new toy” because it creates value elsewhere on that team. While everyone is over drafting Mike Williams who is coming off an injury and hasn’t proven anything at the NFL level, I will take Tyrell a few rounds later. With Hunter Henry done for the season and Antonio Gates (as of now) retired, Tyrell is a screaming value for one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL.
8. Albert Wilson – (201) – Albert never had his chance to truly shine in Kansas City but produced when he was on the field. He was towards the top of the league in evaded tackles and yards after the catch. The Dolphins have the most targets of any team that are gone this season and he can line up all over the field. He also signed Wilson to a lucrative 3-year 24k contract indicating that he is in their plans.
9. Javorious “Buck” Allen (205) – I will admit I have backed off of my Buck Allen hype a little recently with the news of Kenneth Dixon being healthy and looking good. Either way, you are getting the RB24 last season for free! Even if Dixon becomes more involved in the offense, I believe Buck will have a few receptions weekly regardless. Alex Collins was successful in a small sample size and Kenneth Dixon is coming off injury and suspension for using recreational and performance-enhancing drug problems. If either player doesn’t work out, you will be getting a screaming value!
10. Luke Willson (224) – Tight end is very top heavy. There is the top 3 tier who are all usually gone by end of round 3. There is the middle tier of tight ends who usually go in rounds 6-9 and then there is everyone else. Tight end is a position I tend to draft late due to the likelihood of injury of the position and just pure point differentiation. Most of the tight ends outside of the top three will have quite a few random games where they disappoint. The Lions let Eric Ebron go and signed Luke Willson who was stuck behind Jimmy Graham in Seattle. The tight end has always had a decent role in Detroit and Willson has some great metrics. At the end of the draft when you notice you only have two tight ends, search for Willson and click draft!
Thanks for reading my list of ten MFL10 best ball value’s. There are many others I could add to this list but wanted to give a range of early to late round guys. Be sure to follow me @FFLINX on twitter as I will post random buys, throughout draft season.