All things must come to an end as is the case with this series. We went through the first roundrounds two and threerounds four and five, and the middle rounds. Now, it is time to close out with with late round values. We will define late rounds as anything in the 9th round or later. Depending on roster size, this will be for your flex spot or later. There are many different kinds of scoring and preferences so I’m just going to go by the names that I like and have already been targeting.

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Peyton Barber

Peyton Barber has been named the starting running back in Tampa Bay and has looked like a starting running back during camp and the preseason games. Ronald Jones II hasn’t shown the skill set to take the job that he was supposed to win by the horns. Few have said that Jones has looked clueless or bad other than in pass protection. Barber has just been better.

Peyton Barber is simply excelling and has put himself in a good position to take on the majority of touches in the backfield for Tampa. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise to Tampa fans such as myself. When Barber received the start in week 13 of last season against Green Bay, he ran for over 100 yards. In four of the final five games Barber averaged 4.0 yards per carry or more while receiving double digit carries in each of those games while splitting the backfield work with Doug Martin. To the surprise of nobody, Barber looked much better than Martin did at any point in the season. Peyton Barber is currently going off of the board in the ninth round.

Chris Godwin

I have two from the same team, so I might as well put them together. When FantasyPros asked who my favorite sleeper was for the 2018 season, this was the answer that I gave. I’ll reiterate for those who don’t click the link and to take up a little page space. Chris Godwin combined for 10 catches and 209 yards over the final two games of the season in 2017. He played his way into a big role in his rookie season and has only improved during the off season programs. He has taken a starting spot away from DeSean Jackson in the process. I expect him to be heavily targeted in an offense that has a good chance to score a lot of points. A top 20 finish is not out of the realm of possibilities.

Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills is an obvious choice here and it seems pretty safe that he will beat his 11th round ADP. In each of the last two seasons, Stills has seen a big uptick in his yards by the end of the season. In 2016 he finished with 440. In 2017 he added up 726 yards and 847 in 2018. In the last two seasons, he has combined for 15 touchdowns. He is an unsung season to season producer who should be hopping into a bigger role in the passing offense this season.

It seems as if Devante Parker is still not up to the task of fulfilling WR1 duties is Miami. Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola could be useful pieces in this offense, but Stills has more experience in this system and with Ryan Tannehill. Speaking of Ryan Tannehill, the return of a quarterback not named Jay Cutler will be very beneficial to Stills as well. I know that I am not the only analyst who is buying into the Kenny Stills Kool-Aid, but it is for good reason.

Dede Westbrook

Dede Westbrook was a darling of mine going into the winter months of the 2017 season. After an injury put him out for the first few months of his rookie season, Westbrook almost immediately became a focal part of the Jaguars’ offense upon his return. He was among the team leaders in targets, and that continued into the playoffs as well. Westbrook led the team in targets in week 1 of the preseason, although he was held in check against the Vikings in the second game. With Allen Hurns gone, and no real threat in this offense to overthrow Westbrook as a starter, he should see plenty of opportunities. With some growth and luck, the sky is the limit and he could end up being a special player and a huge fantasy football value.

Christian Kirk

Christian Kirk has the inside track to win the starting job alongside Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona. I like him more than, say, a James Washington, because there should be more opportunity. Kirk had a good career at Texas A&M now he his turning heads during his first NFL preseason. In the Cardinal’s second preseason game, he caught 4 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. I especially like him in keeper and dynasty leagues due to the fact that Larry Fitzgerald is contemplating retirement from season to season. I think that this offense has the chance to surprise a lot of people, especially if Sam Bradford can stay healthy. Christian Kirk can be a big part of that. Kirk is currently averaging a 14th round ADP in 12 team standard leagues.

Jordan Wilkins 

Jordan Wilkins has been working with the first team as training camp comes to an end and the regular season is just around the corner. A lot of people expected Nyheim Hines to push Marlon Mack for snaps, but so far, Hines has had fumbling issues. Jordan Wilkins hasn’t necessarily stood out during preseason games, but I think that he is outperforming Christine Michael. Overall, Marlon Mack under-performed when he got opportunities in Indianapolis last season. Now, you can throw in the hamstring injury and a 2nd year player missing an entire preseason with a new head coach to boot. This job is absolutely Jordan Wilkins’ for the taking and all eyes will be on him in the 3rd preseason game to make something of it. If you’re looking for value in the 13th round, Wilkins has a good chance to vastly outperform his ADP, even if he ends up in a time share with a healthy and performing Marlon Mack.

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  1. southside dom says:
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    MB,

    Looking for some advice on a keeper pick. 10 team standard scoring league, start 3 WRs, 2 RBs, and a flex

    Which one do you like of the following?

    Mixon in the 4th
    Thielen in the 9th
    Ertz in the 10th

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @southside dom: I like Mixon in the 4th.

  2. Shaggy says:
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    have a very cheap keeper roster and am looking to go with a stars and scrubs strategy. I’m going to spend big on three players. I was looking to get Gurley, Barkley, and either Beckham or Jones, but I’m also considering going Gurley, Barkley, and Chris Johnson at the expense of my WR slot. What do you think?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Chris Johnson? I’m lost there. I don’t hate the idea though. I’d go Gurley, Barkley, D-Hop, or Beckham.

      • Shaggy says:
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        @MB:
        Ahaha sorry David Johnson! Forgot it’s not still 2012

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @Shaggy: Hahahaha ahhhh I should’ve picked up on that. I’m personally Johnson > Gurley. I’d go Johnson, Barkley, D-Hop or Beckham

  3. Brian says:
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    in the middle of a draft. my first pick (rd 3.5) is coming up. really thin talent pool left. 16 team dynasty PPR, qb TDs worth 4

    roster is qb-deshaun, big ben, tyrod (start 1), rb-leveon, hyde, cja, white, tymont (start 2), wr-julio, tyreek, DT, baldwin, martavis, geronimo, (start 2), te-gronk, asj, wr/rb/te-start my other 2 stud wrs. K-gostkowski, DEF- i don’t have one yet.

    best available are josh allen, keke coutee, mark walton, mark andrews, all 3 gb rookie wrs, lasley, daesean hamilton, john kelly, jaylen samuels, josh adams, deon cain (i know out for year), ian thomas, ito smith, berrios, jordan akins, boston scott, fountain, cedrick wilson, scarbrough, gillislee, charles clay, jesse james, luke willson, decker, tyler boyd, cordarrelle, dorsett, brisset, kumerow, joe williams, chris warren, demarcus robinson, deanthony thomas, chad kelly, LAD DEF

    sorry for the long list. i have 3 of the next 15 picks. could you please put these guys into loose tiers and let me know who your absolute top pick would be?

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: posted before i was ready. josh allen is no longer available. and i decided to just take the LAC DEF since i didn’t have one and nobody else was jumping at me. i’m otc now, and still have 3 of the next 15 picks.

      can you put these guys in tiers for me please, and let me know if any really jump out at you? I like ellington for early in year and coutee for later but these rookie wrs seem so similar to me it’s like a coin flip.

      Thanks MB!

      • MB

        MB says:
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        @Brian: hey man! 1. DaeSean Hamilton 2. Boston Scott 3. Jaylen Samuels 4. Cordarelle Patterson 5. L.A. D/st

  4. Nick says:
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    MB , here is the deal

    drafted yesterday my keepers team, taking Under consideration ALL the Razzballers advices

    here is the result :)

    QB: DeShaun – took him over Russell (Reid AND Zach’s bust) and Cam (Zach’s Breakout)
    RB1: Gurley – K
    RB2: Kamara – K
    WR1: A.Brown – K
    WR2: Dv.Adams – K
    WR3: C.Hogan – MB’s target for round 5
    TE: Rudolph – Reid’s hot take : will finish the season as TE1 overall
    Util: HUNT RB – K
    Util: A.Collins RB –

    VALUABLE BENCH (matchups / bye weeks replacement)
    WR C.Kupp
    WR R.Anderson
    WR M.Goodwin
    TE Njoku – Reid’s hot take : ends the season as TE 8 overall

    RB BENCH :
    T.Coleman
    P.Barber – Zach’sleeper: Barber is the perfect low-risk, high-upside pick / MB late round favorite pick
    WR BENCH :
    A.Miller – Roto-wan buzz : the Antonio Brown comps have only just begun.! and Reid’s hot take : finishes the season as a top-30 PPR WR this season
    C.Godwin – Reid ‘s extreme HOT TAKE : Chris Godwin ends the season with more points than Mike Evans / MBs : A top 20 finish is not out of the realm of possibilities
    QB BENCH :
    A.Smith – Reid’s hot take : will finish the season a top-6 Fantasy QB in WAS
    J.Goff – Zach’s sleeper

    i have NO DEF and NO kicker

    i’d take Atlanta …or Seattle…
    Fairbairn …or Lambo …or Gould – checking Rudy’s projections
    +
    GOTKOWSKI just got released !? consensus #1 kicker!
    i’ll use my #1 waiver claim … for ?
    please choose 2 to pick and 2 to drop

    looking at my team , should we say : Gotkow+ATL for Coleman + Goff?

    Nick

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah apparently Gostkowski has an arm injury? I’d still pick him up. Yeah Reid and Zach are picking low hanging fruit. Obviously there will be regression from Watson but he’s the right price for me.

      I love this team, it’s one of the favorites that I’ve seen. Excellent job!

      Yeah I’d grab the ATL def. Gost+ATL

      • Nick says:
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        @MB:

        thanks for the reply… yeah it’s a contending team^^

        who should i drop? looking at my team
        i think maybe Coleman and Goff are the expendables?
        IF Godwin have a breakout year

        Gotkow has arm injury ? he can still kick !!! ^^
        Chris Boswell released on waiver as well
        so which Kicker ? –> Gotkow/Boswell/Gould,,, who cares? :)

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @Nick: yeah I’d drop Goff and Colman. Lol right? Gostkowski for sure.

          • Nick says:
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            @MB:

            for week1: dropped Godwin… in case i can trade Coleman depending on the performance
            then see

            and claimed Gotkow for Goff

            • MB

              MB says:
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              @Nick: fair

    • DT says:
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      @Nick: what kind of league allows you to keep 5 top 20 players, with 4 arguably in the top 10? if you don’t win every year something is definitely wrong

      • Nick says:
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        @DT:

        Hi Buddy …

        that’s the soul of the keepers ^^
        i drafted one of the top future players every season , and landed this team today

        beginning with Antonio Brown few years ago, Gurley 2years ago, , Hunt last year
        and Kamara was a FreeAgent i added to backup my Mark Ingram keeper!!
        DV Adams was my 1st pick after the 2017keepers.

        i takes work, analysis, time and luck … and THANKS RAZZBALL

        and Keepers were reduced to 5 !!

        then you draft,,, i was aiming a top WR. , to complete my team and got DeShaun / Collins!

        Nick

        • Dt says:
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          @Nick: I’m just jealous man! Good work! Figured you were ahead of the game regarding keepers. Good luck this season!

  5. nightpandas says:
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    Auction Draft Last night…how did I do? 12 team keep 3 .5ppr, start 2 rb, 3 wr and 1 flex

    QB Luck $10
    RB Elliot $60 (K), Barber $5 (K), DLewis ($26), RFreeman ($18), Riddick ($2), Kelley ($1)
    WR MJonesJr $11 (K), Hilton $27, Watkins ($14), Stills ($10), Doctson ($2)
    TE Rudolph ($11)
    K Bosworth ($1)
    DEF Broncos ($1)
    DL Foreman ($1)

    Also with my DL spot now used I could grab either Wilkins, Perine, Ware, Amendola or Ross

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @nightpandas: I love it. Ton of value. Freeman cheap for a keeper league! Grab Wilkins.

  6. howie2978 says:
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    Hey MB,

    Someone just dropped Kerryon Johnson in my 12 team H2H league and I’m thinking of scooping him up. I’ve got a logjam at RB and wondering if you’d drop any of them for KJ. The two I’d most likely drop for him are S. Michel and K. Drake. My top 4 backs are D. Johnson, S. Barkley, D. Freeman, and K. Drake, so overall I think I’m still good at the position.

    Also, the positions in our league are QB, WR, RB, TE, W/R, W/R, W/R.

    Thanks in advance!

  7. howie2978 says:
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    Hey MB,

    Someone just dropped Kerryon Johnson in my 12 team H2H league and I’m thinking about scooping him up. I’ve got a pretty loaded RB group (at the heavy expense of WR, but that’s just autodraft, I guess) with D. Johnson, S. Barkley, D. Freeman, K. Drake, S. Michel, and T. Cohen. Would you drop either S. Michel or T. Cohen for K. Johnson?

    League positions are QB, WR, RB, TE, W/R, W/R, W/R, so I’ll be able to play up to 4 RBs.

    Thanks in advance!
    Howard

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d drop Tarik Cohen for him, no question.

      Why were you on auto draft?!!!

      • howie2978 says:
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        @MB: Hah! Couldn’t convince my co-workers to do live draft.

        While we’re here, any thoughts on how I can improve my pitiful stock of WRs? I’ve got A. Jeffery, D. Parker, and I picked up C. Ridley and J. Brown off FAs. I’m watching a couple of other sleeper picks like J. Washington, C. Sutton, M. Williams, K. Cole, and P. Rich.

        I also have some trades out, like D. Freeman and D. Parker for A. Robinson and C. Godwin (I’m a PSU guy). Sound pretty fair?

        Thanks!

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @howie2978: yeah, if that Godwin trade goes through you should be good. Yeah that’s ugly hah.

          Pick up James Washington. No Christian Kirk? Paul Richardson should see a lot of targets

          • howie2978 says:
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            @MB: Christian Kirk still available to. Who would you drop for James Washington? Ridley or John Brown? Ben Watson? Mike Gesicki? (yes, i’m screwed at TE too)

  8. Jesse says:
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    12 team auction keeper league, I have to choose between:

    Keenan Allen: $29
    Adam Thielen: $11

    wyd?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Keenan Allen, that’s really good value

  9. Paul Zone says:
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    Would you rather have Ware or Powell stashed on your bench right now? 10 team ppr.

    My current RBs:

    David Johnson, Davonte Freeman, Lamar Miller, Jamaal Williams, Montgomery, Peterson, Ware

    Kinda like the upside of Ware should Hunt get hurt…

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Paul Zone: yeah, it’s so tough to predict injuries. If both Crowell and Hunt are healthy, I like Powell more. I’m not sold that Peterson will have any impact. Just adds to the jumbled WSH backfield. I’d rather drop Peterson for Powell instead

  10. los putos says:
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    Really dumb question here, but I gotta make myself fell better with what I’m thinking.

    Am drafting for 2 leagues this Sunday. one a 10, the other a 12. Both standard, start 1 Qb, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, FLX, DST and K, yadda, yadda.

    Both leagues lean heavy with scoring towards QBs. Like, 22 of top 30 scoring players being QBs in 2017. A sprinkling of RBs and WRs, with even some Ks making it in the top 50. (weird, I know)

    Ive the 4th and 5th pick in each league.

    i go Rodgers in both, right? Thats if hes avail, which I think he should.

    Also, who am I looking at the following rounds with this type of scoring set up?

    thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @los putos: sorry I missed this. I don’t know how I did. I hope it went well!

  11. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    20 team dynasty full IDP keep up to 30th, i’ve won this thing 3 years in a row, need at least 10 WAS players at all times (IR slots count, can stash 1 or more to make this min). rushing yards 10 per point, receiving 15, PPR. IDP’s DO score more here than in some leagues. my LB depth is no small part of why i’ve won all those years. i will very likely be able to grab guice at 1.20 and will. have 8 right now.

    QB (1) goff, cousins (so i’m set really good here other than losing a WAS guy)
    RB (1) perine, kelley, thompson, and can fit 2 out of these 3: lat murray, blount, ekeler
    WR (2) k.benjamin, doctson, m.will (LAC) and 1 of r.grant (appears to be the IND #2 now), pryor (he seems blocked by 3 better WR at NYJ)
    TE (1) reed, VD, RSJ (ARI) i really would rather have an extra WR or RB here, but VD is a need with reed and they have an early bye (4)
    K (1) WAS kicker
    LB (3) burfict, kwon A, l.david, e.kendricks (MIN), bucannon
    DT (2) j.allen (WAS’s 1st rounder last year, long term value probably), donald
    DE (2) cam heyward (has DT now too), c.campbell
    S (2) mathieu, baker, k.joseph (i will likely be able to trade mathieu for swearinger to add a WAS player)
    CB (2) none right now, but these are the easiest to replace, some rookie often scores the best since they get targeted, also some good ones aren’t being kept

    1. what’s best order in this league of keeping these: blount, ekeler, lat murray?
    2. should i hold RSJ over keeping all 3 of those RB’s above?
    3. grant has to be over pryor now right, due to the depth on NYJ vs IND?
    my draft plan here is to grab guice, then probably best WR in draft, a CB, stash guice, post draft grab 2nd CB.

    bam bop

  12. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    20 team dynasty full IDP keep up to 30th, i’ve won this thing 3 years in a row, need at least 10 WAS players at all times (IR slots count, can stash 1 or more to make this min). rushing yards 10 per point, receiving 15, PPR. IDP’s DO score more here than in some leagues. my LB depth is no small part of why i’ve won all those years. i will very likely be able to grab guice at 1.20 and will. have 8 right now.

    QB (1) goff, cousins (so i’m set really good here other than losing a WAS guy)
    RB (1) perine, kelley, thompson, and can fit 2 out of these 3: lat murray, blount, ekeler
    WR (2) k.benjamin, doctson, m.will (LAC) and 1 of r.grant (appears to be the IND #2 now), pryor (he seems blocked by 3 better WR at NYJ)
    TE (1) reed, VD, RSJ (ARI) i really would rather have an extra WR or RB here, but VD is a need with reed and they have an early bye (4)
    1 offensive flex, with rushing being worth 50% more than receiving yards this should be a RB nearly all the time.
    K (1) WAS kicker
    LB (3) burfict, kwon A, l.david, e.kendricks (MIN), bucannon
    DT (2) j.allen (WAS’s 1st rounder last year, long term value probably), donald
    DE (2) cam heyward (has DT now too), c.campbell
    S (2) mathieu, baker, k.joseph (i will likely be able to trade mathieu for swearinger to add a WAS player)
    CB (2) none right now, but these are the easiest to replace, some rookie often scores the best since they get targeted, also some good ones aren’t being kept

    1. what’s best order in this league of keeping these: blount, ekeler, lat murray?
    2. should i hold RSJ over keeping all 3 of those RB’s above?
    3. grant has to be over pryor now right, due to the depth on NYJ vs IND?
    my draft plan here is to grab guice, then probably best WR in draft, a CB, stash guice, post draft grab 2nd CB, that’s assuming i kept RSJ and only 2 out of ekeler/blount/lat murray, could go all three and no RSJ

    beep boop

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I love IDP. Love the forward thinking of grabbing Guice. I’d keep Lat Murray, Blount and RSJ.

  13. Justin says:
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    Hey, just drafted my team. 2 QB half PPR.

    Ben roth, Alex smith, Julio Jones, ty hilton, Melvin Gordon, devonta freeman, Kyle rudolph, juju smith, Sammy Watkins, Burkhead, Peyton barber, Robby Anderson., Tarik Cohen, jordy Nelson.

    What you think?

    The waiver wire has: keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook, Godwin. Should I drop someone to grab any of these?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d drop Cohen for Dede Westbrook and Jordy for Godwin. Pretty good squad!

  14. Jake says:
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    Who would you rather roster Kenny Galiday , Godwin, Kenneth Cole DJ Moore or Geronimo Allison pick 2 .

    Thanks man

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Golladay and Godwin

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