NFL, Fantasy

If the Price is Right

8/24/13 in NFL   |   Joel_McMillan   |   21 respect

Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) drops back for a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY SportsThese are a few players who are being undervalued in fantasy drafts who could make you look like a genius when you get them!

Quarterbacks:

Tom Brady QB- I get it. He’s lost a lot of weapons but with a quarterback like Brady you can plug and play any receiver or tight end because he’s that good. Because of the fear that has gripped the fantasy world about his lack of playmakers he’s falling in drafts. So if you’re going RB/RB this year in the first 2 rounds don’t be afraid to take him in the 3rd.

Colin Kaepernick QB- this guy has all the tools necessary to be a top 5 fantasy QB which is what I have him as. He has a cannon for an arm with great accuracy and in my opinion is the fastest QB in the NFL put this behind a dominant offensive line and a dominant defense and you have something great- “A winning Cam Newton” if you will. You can probably wait until the 5th round to get him but I would take him in the 4th.


Andy Dalton QB- the Bengals are in prime position to finally win the AFC North this year. To help out Andy Dalton they drafted TE Tyler Eifert and RB Giovani Bernard. Andy Dalton threw 27 touchdown passes last year (tied for 7th amongst all QB’s) and going into his 3rd year in NFL should surpass 30 TD’s. He was a top 12 fantasy Quarterback last year in standard leagues and might even sneak into the top 10 this year.

Running Backs

Steven Jackson RB- either you love him or you hate him. I love him. If Michael Turner had 10 rushing touchdowns last year then you can take it to the bank that Steven Jackson will have double digit touchdowns. That and probably over 1200 rushing yards and you have yourself a player with real potential to be a top 10 fantasy RB this year.

Frank Gore RB- I don’t think anything changes from last year to this year. Simple as that.

Maurice Jones-Drew RB- Before his injury in week 6 last season, MJD had only missed 3 games in his 7 year career. Since taking the full time starting role in 2009 MJD had 3 straight seasons of more than 1300 rushing yards and at least 300 receiving yards. He also led the league in rushing in 2011-2012. If he’s healthy and ready to go WATCH OUT!

Andre Brown RB- Call me crazy but I like Andre Brown more than David Wilson this year and you can get Brown about 4 rounds later than Wilson.

Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Mike Wallace WR- due to Wide Receiver being so deep this year I don’t want to waste a lot of time telling you about who I prefer over who when the difference is only about 10 points. There is one player though who I think is drawing a lot of criticism in the fantasy world and that is Mike Wallace. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Mike Wallace was a top 10 fantasy WR in 2011-2012 in standard leagues. Now he’s on the Dolphins coached by Joe Philbin who was the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers during their Superbowl run. While Ryan Tannehill is not Aaron Rodgers he (Tannehill) can still throw the deep ball. Mike Wallace is the fastest straight line runner in the league and in my books is a top 15 Wide Receiver.



Jordan Cameron TE- I am buying into the hype on this guy. He’s got the size and he most certainly has the opportunity to catch a lot of balls from 2nd year QB Brandon Weeden. Tight ends are usually an open market when it comes to fantasy. Guys like Brandon Myers and Kyle Rudolph come out of nowhere to have productive years. So why not Cameron this year?

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