Late round assets are guys that are currently being drafted in round eight or later. These are guys that you will pick late but can make a fantasy team better. Some of these guys can potentially be starters on your redraft rosters if injuries occur or they simply have an amazing season.
DeVante Parker came into the league four years ago as a first-round draft pick and still has not lived up to the hype. This possibly is due to the fact he played in the shadow of Jarvis Landry, but with Landry’s departure, 161 targets become available in the Dolphins offense this season. A decent amount of those targets will be added to the 96 he already received last year. I would not be surprised if Parker sees close to 150 targets as the Dolphins number one receiver this season. If he catches at his normal 60 percent catch rate and has those 150 targets he will catch 90 of those targets. With his career average of 13 yards a reception those 90 receptions will put him at his first ever 1,000-yard season. His touchdown numbers have been pretty poor as he has only caught eight touchdowns in three seasons, but with the volume increase, he should see more red zone opportunities as well. If Parker can prove to the Dolphins he is a legit number one option at receiver and can find a rapport with Ryan Tannehill, Parker will be in line for a huge season.
Kenny Golladay did not have a super impressive rookie season but showed flashes of brilliance throughout the times he did play. He showed his playmaking ability on numerous occasions, going up for 50-50 balls and coming down with a fair share of those targets. He only caught 28 balls last season but caught just shy of 500 yards. For a playmaker like Golladay, 60 receptions would have pushed him right around that 1,000-yard mark. I doubt he gets 60 receptions this season, but that proves how effective he is even as a number three receiver on the Lions. With two good receivers in front of him on the depth chart, he will more than likely be facing a lot of teams, third cornerback. That does not bode well for opposing defenses at all and it would not be shocking if Golladay can get to the 45-50 reception mark this season. If he can keep up with his average of 17 yards per catch he will push over the 700-yard mark and has the ability to catch anywhere from 5-7 touchdowns on the season. For a receiver in the 12th round that value can bring a tear to a fantasy owners eye.
The lone bright spot of the Seahawk running game last year was Chris Carson. Carsons season ended prematurely after three starts and four games played in total. The Seahawks added help this offseason by drafting Rashaad Penny, but early reports are Carson will be the lead back going into camp. I do not believe Carson will be the lead back and it will be more of a committee between him and Penny. However in round 10 where most running backs are gone Carson does have value. He can be a solid streaming option in bye weeks and or if you have a back that is injured. He should see over 100 carries and if he can continue running for four yards a carry, that will be over 400 yards and he will see some touchdown potential as well.Download the Free GoingFor2 App by Clicking Here...