Because the NFL continues to morph right into a cross-first (and cross-second, and cross-third) league, extra receivers than ever earlier than will turn out to be vital fantasy producers.
Listed here are three large receivers going undrafted in lots of fantasy leagues who’ve an opportunity to be this yr’s waiver-wire hero.
Common draft place (ADP) knowledge courtesy of FantasyPros and is predicated on 12-group leagues with commonplace scoring.
Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
Julio Jones is a beast and the unquestioned receiver to personal in Atlanta, however fantasy house owners must be cautious to not overlook what Sanu is able to. Sanu noticed 15 purple-zone targets in 2016 (4 greater than Jones, surprisingly) however managed solely 4 touchdowns. If Sanu may be extra environment friendly this yr, his fantasy worth will rise. If Jones have been to get harm, Sanu’s fantasy inventory would skyrocket.
Devin Funchess, Panthers
The Panthers spoke brazenly this offseason about discovering higher methods to make use of Funchess, an enormous-bodied receiver who has been comparatively quiet in his first two seasons as a professional. A part of the rationale for that might be the group’s waning religion in Kelvin Benjamin, who appeared sluggish and out of form at offseason apply. Funchess should develop a stronger rapport with Cam Newton, however it’s conceivable he might surpass each Benjamin and the getting older Greg Olsen as Newton’s most popular pink-zone goal.
Kamar Aiken, Colts
Largely forgotten by fantasy house owners in 2016 after scoring 5 touchdowns and approaching 1,000 yards receiving in 2015, Aiken has moved on to Indianapolis and can catch passes from Andrew Luck. The Colts’ receiving corps largely lacks physicality, one thing Aiken ought to be capable of supply. All he must do to earn snaps is beat out Phillip Dorsett.
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