The 2017 Fantasy Football All-Undrafted Team
Sleepers win fantasy football leagues right? The following players are mostly going undrafted, at least according to their consensus ADP. The standard league rules are a little different across the major fantasy football providers, but after looking at all of the standard league settings, the team below will consist of one quarterback, three running backs, three wide receivers, and one tight end.
Blake Bortles-JAX (23rd QB, 229nd overall)
The Jaguars signal caller is one year removed from a 4,428 passing yard season with 35 TD’s—and now he’s not even being drafted with owners last round pick. The upside is high if Bortles can put it together—and with a stud rookie running back (Leonard Fournette) a somewhat improving offensive line and weapons on the outside he has the tools to succeed in 2017.
Marlon Mack-IND (54th RB, 163th overall)
In three seasons at South Florida, Mack bested 1,000 yards rushing each year and totaled 3,609 yards at a hearty 6.2 yards per attempt with 32 rushing touchdowns overall. He improved as a receiver and set new single-season highs in his final year of college ball with 28 receptions for 227 yards (8.1 yards per reception). The rookie has had issues with ball security with 12 fumbles, and he’ll need to avoid putting the ball on the ground or he runs the risk of ending up in head coach Chuck Pagano’s doghouse.
Frank Gore is 34 and has played in 180 regular season games. It’s only a matter of time until Gore hits his wall or winds up injured. Mack can become a RB2 in fantasy if given the chance.
James Conner-PIT (65th RB, 182nd overall)
Le’Veon Bell is one of the best backs in all of football, but he hasn’t been able to play in a full 16-game season the last two seasons and only once in his four-year career. Now, he is holding out of Training Camp giving rookie James Conner a chance to shine and get even more reps than he would normally. All it takes is one injury or suspension to Bell and James Conner has ridiculous fantasy value.
D’Onta Foreman-HOU (69th RB, 231st overall)
I’m a huge D’Onta Foreman fan despite his recent arrest, which could include a suspension–eventually. Foreman is the most talented back on the Texans—no Lamar Miller isn’t that good. In Foreman’s first preseason game he had 7.6 yards per carry and will be a stud fantasy running back in the future. He may not get the consistent touches to start the season, but as it progresses I’m confident Foreman’s game will as well.
Kenny Golladay-DET (74th WR, 244th overall)
Kenny Golladay has been turning heads at Lions camp and will likely be the third WR on the Lions depth chart when the season begins. Marvin Jones and Goldent Tate will be the go-to-guys but Golladay can stretch the field and be lethal as a primary target for Matthew Stafford.
JuJu Smith-Schuster-PIT (84th WR, 266th overall)
Currently listed as the 4th WR on the Steelers depth chart, Smith-Schuster will need to leapfrog others to become fantasy relevant in 2017, but lucky for him he has the potential to see time this season. Martavis Bryant hasn’t been reinstated by the league, and there is no timetable for them to do so—Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers are the other WR’s ahead of JuJu but one injury gives him a starting role in Pittsburgh.
Paul Richardson-SEA (88th WR, 277 overall)
With Tyler Lockette currently dealing with an injury, Paul Richardson is getting WR2 reps in Seattle. After being selected in the 2nd round out of Colorado in 2014, Richardson has underwhelmed during his time with the Hawks. If given a chance, this burner could be the deep play threat for Seattle.
Dwayne Allen-NE (26th TE, 255th overall)
Being the No.2 TE in New England isn’t a bad gig—the Pats utilize two tight end sets more than any team and the number one tight end (Gronk) can’t seem to stay healthy. Martellus Bennett put up over 700 yards receiving and seven TD’s last year. A similar showing from Dwayne Allen isn’t out of the questions this season—and for an undrafted guy, the value is immense.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/the-2017-fantasy-football-all-undrafted-team/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/0522_marlon-mack-phase-3-carry_622.jpg?fit=622%2C414&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/0522_marlon-mack-phase-3-carry_622.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastAFC NorthAFC SouthAFC WestFantasyNFC EastNFC NorthNFC SouthNFC WestNFLRecent PostsFantasy Football,NFLSleepers win fantasy football leagues right? The following players are mostly going undrafted, at least according to their consensus ADP. The standard league rules are a little different across the major fantasy football providers, but after looking at all of the standard league settings, the team below will consist of one...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk