I was asked by my main man Marv who I thought was flying under the radar in the 7th and 8th rounds this season. It’s hard for me to see anyone actually flying under the radar since I am so ingrained in fantasy talk and research every day (this is not something to be proud of) that players that may seem like sleepers to some are players I’m discussing and arguing about every day. So I figured I’d just look at players I am targeting in rounds 7 through 13. Some may be sleeperish, some just falling further than I think they should, and some are just upside picks who should be going where they are.
Malcom Floyd: ADP 72.9: He keeps moving up and for good reason. He should easily be the #1 receiver while VJax is suspended/holding out, which might be most of the season. I’m not reaching for Floyd anywhere earlier than the 7th round but the way things are looking he has value there.
Jay Cutler: ADP 74.4: You know I think he is set for a good fantasy season and at his current ADP you can stack your roster with RBs and WRs before worrying about him.
Ahmad Bradshaw: ADP 77.7: I’ve liked Bradshaw over Jacobs since the olden days of yore and now he’s running with the first team, which is kind of like running with the Sharks or the Jets, but without the finger snapping. If this continues, his ADP may start to rise, but for now he fits in my 7th round hootenanny.
Michael Bush: ADP 82.4: I wrote some post on how much I love Bush a while back, or was that a Penthouse letter? Anyway, I see him as the main back in Oakland and McFadden is giving him some more time to shine since The Mac Fad is hurting.
Johnny Knox: ADP 98.8: The Bears receiving corp is all over the place, but Knox has clearly been the most targeted receiver in camp. You have to take some of that with a grain of salt, which really isn’t very much salt, but this late in the draft it makes it much easier to take on the risk.
Donald Brown: ADP 103.1: There is a very good chance this is Joe Addai’s last season in Indianapolis and the head shmoes are going to want to see if Brown can handle being the #1 guy.
Derrick Mason: ADP 109.3: Mason finished last season as the 17th ranked WR and was drafted as the 37th. He is now going as the 42nd WR and should easily be top 30. He’s safe without a huge amount of upside, but that’s sometimes what you need to succeed.
Arian Foster: ADP 101.6: Even though the hype machine is in overdrive on Foster, his ADP is still favorable for a possible starter on a good offense.
Devin Hester: ADP 114.5: Hester fits Martz’s quick hitting, pass happy offense well, and when it comes down to it, could be the biggest beneficiary, especially in ADP. And he’s also the safest receiver of the 4ish. I feel good about drafting him in the 10th round every time.
Zach Miller: ADP 117.3: Once again, another of “my” players. And he could easily be the player I own the most across the board this season. I don’t even look at where I’m getting him anymore. I just see what TEs are off the board and if it’s Miller’s turn, it’s Miller’s turn.
Laurence Maroney: ADP 117: Probably my least favorite of this list (whoops, forgot about LJ), but also someone with a lot of upside if he can get his shizz sorted. He went on a TD tear for a stretch last season and should once again be given the chance to be the main guy, especially with Morris, Taylor and Faulk olding up the depth chart.
Larry Johnson: ADP 149.9: I can’t stand that I keep ending up with him in mocks, but I do, so I should stick him on here. You all know my faith in Clinton Portis is similar to that of Bill Maher’s in God, so LJ seems like the only guy who could possibly do something, unless of course they trade for Marshawn Lynch.
Early Doucet: ADP 152.9: I’m not sold on Steve Breaston and we could be seeing a battle for the #2 position. This late he’s droppable if Breaston becomes the clear winner.
Jacoby Jones: ADP 153.2: See above, but I like Kevin Walter even less than Steve Breaston, much less actually.