Fantasy Football Overachievers[the_ad id=”58837″]As we are in the heart of drafting season for fantasy football, there are always players who are drafted perhaps in the top 25 but have the potential to be a top 10-12 player instead. In this article, I will identify a few players I believe are prime candidates being drafted as a “two” or “three” at their position that could easily finish as a “one.”
DISCLAIMER: All average draft position (ADP) is courtesy of MyFantasyLeague.com as of 8/25/16. Also, this article is based on point per reception (PPR) scoring format.
Taylor had a solid passing line as well (3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns, six interceptions) and it doesn’t hurt when you have one of the best young wide receivers in the game (Sammy Watkins) and one of the best dual-threat running backs as well (LeSean McCoy). Taylor has the chance to be superb in 2016 again as a solid passer who can run the ball and could sneak into the low-end QB1 range if he can stay healthy all season.
Every indication is that Hill will remain the starting two-down and goal-line running back for the Bengals in 2016, which can a very prosperous role behind the fourth best offensive line in the NFL (according to Pro Football Focus). Hill finished as the 11th best running back in 2014 in PPR leagues, so it’s not a feat that Hill hasn’t accomplished more. He also finished as the 18th best running back in PPR leagues in the second half (weeks nine-17) of the 2015 season, so his arrow is ascending in what could be a big bounce-back year for him.
He finished with over 1,000 yards from scrimmage (1,091) and nine combined touchdowns and will remain one of the “go-to guys” for Philip Rivers in 2016 yet again. There is no doubt that Woodhead could finish as a top 10 running back in 2016 PPR leagues due to elite receiving ability.
Moncrief doubled his receptions, targets, and receiving touchdowns between 2014 and 2015, and is sure to improve drastically on his 2015 stat-line (64 receptions, 733 yards, six touchdowns) as Luck will be back under center and hopefully out of the slump he dealt with in 2015. Moncrief has all the makings of a breakout wide receiver, and we could see him finish as a top 10 wide receiver in 2016 PPR leagues.
With that being said, Brown may have the upper hand between him and Floyd to finish the season as the best Cardinals wide receiver in fantasy football due to his better overall skill-set. On a pass-friendly offense including the wide receiver trio and emerging superstar David Johnson, Brown has a shot to assert himself as the “top dog” in this offense as he has continually gotten better since coming into the league. Don’t be surprised if Brown finishes the season in the top 10-12 wide receiver range.[the_ad id=”63633″]
Bennett has the chance to have Tom Brady throw to him and function as a primary red-zone target and chain-mover in this Patriots offense. Bennett could have a somewhat similar season in 2016 to what he did in 2014 (90 receptions, 916 yards, six touchdowns) and finish in the top 10 for fantasy tight ends. With one of the best quarterbacks ever throwing to him in an extremely dangerous offense, Bennett has the chance to do some real damage in 2016.
With Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White locked in as the Bears top two wide receivers, Miller has the chance to be Jay Cutler’s number three target and primary red-zone target as well. If Miller can replicate anything close to his solid three-game stretch in late 2015, he could very well be a top 12 tight end in PPR for 2016.[wlm_nonmember][the_ad id=”64677″][/wlm_nonmember]
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Doug Moore is a fantasy football writer for Gridiron Experts. He has previously written for sites such as ESPN, SBNation, FFToday & Inside The Pylon. He also was the co-host for the highly-rated fantasy football podcast Overtime Ireland for several years. You can find him on Twitter at @DMooreNFL