When analyzing fantasy football, we’re always looking for players who are undervalued by the market. In this article, I will provide drafters with wide receivers who appear to be value picks at their current MFL10 average draft position.
Larry Fitzgerald, ADP: WR27
After finishing last season as WR11, Larry Fitzgerald is being drafted as the 27th WR off the board. Not much has changed for the Cardinals, who rid themselves of Michael Floyd this offseason. Fitzgerald will be 34 this season and typically fades down the stretch – but there’s no denying that he’s been a PPR machine.
The Cardinals fed Fitz the ball last season, targeting him 151 times for 108 catches. He had just three games with fewer than five catches. While Fitz is another year older, he is still the centerpiece of the Cardinals passing game. Coming in at WR20 in my free Expert Projections, Fitz is an obvious value pick this season.
Emmanuel Sanders, ADP: WR31
After finishing last season as WR21, Emmanuel Sanders is being drafted as the 31st WR off the board. Over the past two seasons, there hasn’t been a big difference between Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Below is a table of their per game production.
Although Thomas has averaged almost one more PPR point per game, Sanders has averaged more yards per target and has the higher touchdown rate. While Thomas is being drafted as the 14th WR off the board, Sanders is being drafted 17 wide receivers later. He makes a great value pick in the 5th round.
Cameron Meredith, ADP: WR40
After a 2016 breakout finish as WR38, Cameron Meredith is being drafted as WR40. Meredith has only played wide receiver for four seasons, as he transitioned from playing quarterback in college. Meredith’s size and athleticism are impressive.
In his second season in the NFL, Meredith recorded 888 receiving yards in just 14 games – despite poor quarterback play. Let’s compare his production with Alshon Jeffery since both suffered from the same sub-optimal quarterback play.
Meredith out-performed Jeffery on a per target basis. With Jeffery moving on, Meredith is left with little competition for targets. Being drafted as the 40th receiver off the board, he is currently a value pick.
Quincy Enunwa, ADP: WR46
After finishing last year as WR45, Quincy Enunwa is currently being selected as WR46. With impressive size and speed, Enunwa has been an intriguing prospect since he entered the league. Let’s see how his per game production compared with teammate Brandon Marshall last season.
Although Marshall averaged more fantasy points per game, Enunwa averaged more receiving yards per game on two fewer targets. With impressive efficiency numbers at just 24 years old, Enunwa has proven he deserves increased opportunity.