With each NFL team typically having 2-4 talented WR’s, we will always have a ton of options at the position when it comes to fantasy. In today’s article, we have 6 WR’s that you can draft late that will significantly outperform their ADP (Average Draft Position). Note: the ADP are calculated from a 12 team PPR format.
Marquise Goodwin (Current ADP-WR23):
The former olympian is getting slept on after having a career year in 2017. He finished the season with 56 receptions, 962 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. He finished as the WR29 even with Brian Hoyer as his QB for the majority of the first half of last season, and now we’re going to let his ADP fall 2 spots lower now that he has a better QB in Jimmy Garoppolo? That makes zero sense. Speaking of Jimmy Garoppolo, During the 5 weeks he was the starting QB, Goodwin was the WR17 overall during that stretch. Most importantly, these two have shown an impressive connection throughout the offseason and preseason. Yes, his draft stock is rising and there is certainly hype around his name, so with that being said, do not miss out on this guy.
Jamison Crowder (Current ADP-WR34):
Last year, Jamison Crowder disappointed fantasy owners when he finished as the WR37 overall. This year, the scenery is changed and we are looking at a brighter future for Crowder now with Alex Smith at the helm. The new gunslinger for the Washington Redskins will do wonders for Crowder’s 2018 outlook. The way I see it is simple: Crowder is the team’s best deep threat, last year for Alex Smith, Tyreke Hill was a deep threat as well, Tyreke Hill finished as a top-5 WR in fantasy last year. Did Alex Smith and Jamison Crowder just become best friends? In a team that’s recievers includes: Paul Richardson, Josh Doctson, and Jamision Crowder, you are getting a shot at owning the WR1 of the team at such a late point in the draft. I’m not saying he’s going to be a top-5 WR, but Crowder is going to be way better than the WR34!
Mike Williams (Current ADP-WR42):
The way I see it, this young stud out of Los Angeles easily has the most TD upside out of all the players mentioned in this article. With the talented Hunter Henry out for the season with a torn ACL, the target shares will certainly be there for Mike Williams. I expect him to be Phillip River’s top red-zone threat this season. But what about Keenan Allen? His teammate, Keenan Allen is a tremendous WR and all but surprisingly enough, he doesn’t score touchdowns (Hasn’t had 7+ touchdowns since rookie season back in 2013)! Sure he had a banged up rookie season being injured most of the time, but that being said, there should be no excuse for why guys like DJ Moore, Kenny Stills, and Robby Anderson are being drafted ahead of Williams. The talent is there. Give me the guy with 12+ TD upside.
Geronimo Allison (Current ADP-WR59):
Let me start out by saying this is my favorite sleeper of the season. Once the Green Bay Packers released Jordy Nelson, I instantly starting snagging Allison in Bestball and Dynasty leagues. With Randall Cobb lining up in the slot this year, Allison will line up in all 2 WR sets opposite of Davante Adams. Let’s not forget how injury prone Randall Cobb is. In his 7 year career, Cobb has only played all 16 regular season games just once. Lastly, you don’t have to be super talented to have fantasy value in an Aaron Rodgers led offense. For example, take a look at James Jones season stats in 2012. 64 receptions, 784 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. Do not let 70 WR’s get drafted before Geronimo Allison.
John Ross (Current ADP-WR63):
John Ross and Mike Williams are almost in the exact same situation this year. Let me explain why. First of all, they are both second-year players. Next, they are both WR2’s to elite WR1’s (AJ Green & Keenan Allen). Finally, they will live up the hype this year after having a disappointing and injured riddled rookie season. Digging deeper now on John Ross, the 4.42 40 yard runner is a sneaky value heading into 2018. When the Cincinnati Bengals cut Brandon LaFell, it was a clear indicator that they are comfortable starting John Ross this season. He will never see the best CornerBacks on the field thanks to his buddy A.J. Green, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s been absolute lights out in preseason and training camp this offseason. The speed is what sold me and why he will open eyes this season. He is definitely worth a stash in deep leagues.
Taywan Taylor (Current ADP-WR66):
This is as sneaky as they get when it comes to fantasy football. Let’s start this out with the fact that something is going on with Rishard Matthews. This guy hasn’t practiced all offseason for “Undisclosed Reasons” and there are definitely question marks all around him this season. I’m about to let you in on the gem: The biggest offseason addition for the Titans this season was hiring Matt LaFleur as the offensive coordinater. Responsible for making the LA Rams to the fast-paced team it is today compared to the season before, he is now on Titans and looks to do the same. With all that going on, Tyrod Taylor will definitely benefit and has shined when given the first team reps lining up opposite of Corey Davis. I know its the preseason but no one should ignore the monstrous game he had against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, putting up 4 receptions, 95 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. This guy may possibly go undrafted depending on how competitive your league is, but that being said, he still needs to be owned in all 12-man and 14-man leagues.