Here are my suggestions for players who are not being taken high enough in fantasy drafts. Most of these players showed up on our Waiver Wire Updates last season, so you should be familiar with most of the names already.
Derrick Henry, Ten RB
He was stuck in the handcuff role last year as DeMarco Murray surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, but should be seeing a lot more action this season. Experienced fantasy owners know that Murray’s days are numbered – he’s 29 years old and has around 2,000 total touches in the last three seasons. Henry’s upside is huge (he averaged 4.5 YPC last year) and even if Murray stays healthy for one more season, Henry should still see extra touches.
Corey Coleman, Cle WR
Drafting someone on the Browns is never exciting. You probably won’t watch any of their games. However, after getting rid of Terrell Pryor, Gary Barnidge, and Andrew Hawkins, the Browns are going to turn to their former 15th overall pick for offense. Reports coming out of camp are optimistic that he can become the Browns’ WR1, which if accomplished would make him an absolute steal at his current ADP.
Danny Woodhead, Bal RB
Woodhead was off to a great start before getting injured last season. Expect him to pick off where he left off now that he’s playing with Flacco, who loves targeting his RB’s in the passing game. He threw at his RB’s 122 times last season, which ranks second in the league only to Drew Brees. We all know about Woodhead’s value in PPR leagues, but hopefully last year’s lost season and an iffy injury history can get you enough value on his ridiculous upside.
Pierre Garcon, SF WR
It’s not really a new team for Garcon because he played with Kyle Shanahan for two years with the Redskins. Garon has been a great PPR play for multiple seasons and is a great target for managers who are adopting the “Stars and Scrubs” strategy because most managers will be able to snag Garcon for nearly nothing. Brian Hoyer doesn’t excel at going deep – which also lines up perfectly with Garcon’s skillset.
Cameron Meredith, Chi WR
Meredith came on huge for several weeks last season and is set up to have a big season. Alshon Jeffery’s injured body is gone and it is unlikely that Meredith will be challenged by Victor Cruz as the team’s WR1. Meredith’s volume will be extremely high and he’s a lock for 70+ catches and 1100+ yards this season. Like Julian Edelman and Terrelle Pryor taught us – always draft former QB’s turned WR.
John Brown, Ari WR
It was maddening to own John Brown last season. Trust me, I drafted him in 3 leagues. However, opportunity has come knocking again for Brown. Michael Floyd is gone, J.J. Nelson isn’t a lock as the number one receiver, and Larry Fitzgerald is old(er). We’re only two years removed from John Brown’s coming out party (1,003 YDS and 7 TD), so don’t hesitate to take a flyer if the price is right.