Looking at a player’s value relative to their draft position is a clear part of any fantasy football league, however when you step into the realm of dynasty this is much more important. Whether you are looking to rebuild and liquidate your assets, or you are trying to win a title it always comes down to player value and how big of assets they are to your team. The goal of this article is to add some sleepers on your draft boards or maybe some new trade targets who may just lead you to a fantasy football championship in 2018 and beyond.
1. KENNY STILLS
Kenny Stills is my number one hidden asset moving into 2018. Last season Kenny Stills had 58 receptions for 847 yards and 6 scores. These totals were enough for Stills to finish as the number 29 fantasy receiver in PPR formats last season. As we have moved into 2018, the Dolphins have lost Jarvis Landry meaning there are now 161 more targets to spread around the Miami offense and I believe that Kenny Stills will be the number one beneficiary of this. Despite this, Stills is currently ranked as WR70 on DLF. Even if you are a team in rebuild buy Stills low and be prepared to move him to a contender for good value mid-season.
2. KELVIN BENJAMIN
Now Kelvin Benjamin is a very odd case, in the last few years he has had weight problems, moved teams, and been often injured. However, I believe as a 27 year old receiver that Benjamin’s current value is about as low as it gets. Being on a team with no other proven receiving options, someone has to catch the ball so it might as well be the 6 foot 5 receiver that everyone was once in love with. I believe KBs largest value is on a team competing for a championship. If Benjamin stays healthy I expect WR2 to WR3 numbers for this receiver in 2018.
3. KENDRICK BOURNE
This one is a little farther down the receiver rankings. Kendrick Bourne joined San Francisco as an undrafted free agent last year and ended up with 16 receptions for 257 yards. In the last three weeks of the season Bourne had 7 catches for 125 yards. From rumors the last couple of days, it sounds like Bourne has been connecting well with Jimmy G and is gaining ground on entering 2018 as the WR3 for the 49ers. While Bourne is a longshot and currently outside of the top 100 in most wide receiver rankings, he may be just the guy you’re looking for deep in a dynasty startup.
4. JOHN ROSS
After hype around his 40 time has settled, John Ross has to prove himself worthy of being taken in the top 10 in the 2017 NFL draft. Ross was extremely disappointing last season which has now landed him ranked at WR75 on some sites. With a ranking this low, the speedster should have plenty of chance to prove his value in 2018 and beyond. Ross is still only 23 and should be able to take advantage of a weaker WR corp in Cincinnati. Look to buy John Ross for as low as a 2019 3rd round pick and sit back and watch his value climb.
5. PAUL RICHARDSON
Paul Richardson finished the 2017 season with 44 receptions for 703 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. Since then he has moved on to Washington and will pair up with veteran QB Alex Smith. While Richardson is far from a household name, he now has the opportunity to become the number one receiver in Washington if Josh Doctson doesn’t make a huge leap in year 3.
6. CARLOS HENDERSON
Carlos Henderson was missed all of 2017 with an injury. Henderson was projected as the Denver Broncos slot receiver before he tore a ligament in his thumb last year. Now Henderson is once again playing for a position in the slot, only this time Denver has added two more receivers through the draft in DaeSean Hamilton and Courtland Sutton. This all depends on who can make the most out of their opportunities this off-season. If Carlos Henderson does win the WR3 spot in Denver though, he could put fantasy points up in bunches if he can develop a rapport with new QB Case Keenum.
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