Yahoo Fantasy analysts Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don identify some wide receivers and a tight end that should out perform their current ADP in drafts
- Hey, it's Jack. During Fantasy season, there's about 3,700,000 decisions to make, like picking between my tiny tacos or jalapeno poppers for your draft party. But you know what's almost as important? Picking high value receivers. Here's Matt and Dalton with some pass catchers to target.
MATT HARMON: All right, Dalton Del Don, drafts are here. It's fantasy season. The craziness, the madness has officially begun. But for the people out there, I want you to give me a value pass catcher that you can get at a little discount in your drafts right now.
DALTON DEL DON: All right, Matt. You know, I promised myself I'd never do this again, but it's Marquez Valdes-Scantling. You'll probably--
MATT HARMON: Wow.
DALTON DEL DON: --laugh. You're going to laugh at me. I know, man. But he's getting rave reviews throughout the preseason, and I'm buying MVS again. Showing these improved hands, no longer just a deep threat. Devin Funchess is on season-ending IR.
You know, no one's really there in Green Bay outside of Davante Adams. And what if Adams were to go down? A major fantasy upside actually lurks there. Valdes-Scantling, I know he's burned fantasy managers many times before. That just helps keep his ADP down, man. Go get MVS. He's free at the end of draft.
MATT HARMON: Hey, that's a good call. I mean, it's about as free as free can get. And if you look at the rest of the Green Bay roster there, they've got some layup guys in Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers. Even Allen Lazard is like, kind of a big slot guy. So MVS sticks out among the group there. I like that call.
I'm also going to go with the vertical threat, but a little bit more of a known guy in Michael Gallup. Depends on where you draft, but on a lot of casual leagues right now-- I've been flipping through the old ADP sources-- I see him in like, the 11th round in some ADPs. Like, no way. Are you kidding me?
Gallup is going to be the biggest steal in fantasy if he holds that ADP. Or heck, Dalton, I would even take him in like, round eight. That's how excited I am about this player. Not only is CeeDee Lamb going to get a bump from these Cowboys receivers moving around, but I also think like, him not being a 90% slot guy, being more of a perimeter threat, that's going to boost his ceiling, but it'll also boost Michael Gallup's floor.
It'll keep him as much more of a steady producer as opposed to the volatile guy that he was early on when Dak Prescott was playing last year. I just absolutely love Michael Gallup in fantasy this year.
DALTON DEL DON: Well, I'm with you there. That Dallas offense, it combined for the most plays per game last year. Love Gallup.
I'm going to leave Jakobi Meyers for you if you want another guy like that. Go a little deeper with another deep, deep sleeper here, Bryan Edwards on the Raiders. You know, he was impressing as a rookie last year before an injury ruined his season, and he looks good again this summer.
Edwards's breakout age was in the 100th percentile, and the Raiders' number one receiver last year is out of town. There's only Henry Ruggs in his way now. Man, to me, Edwards looks like a young TO, man, Terrell Owens out there.
MATT HARMON: Wow.
DALTON DEL DON: He's my favorite, favorite-- I know, obviously, a little hyperbole. But really, Edwards is another freebie, and he's my favorite late round fantasy flyer as a pass catcher.
MATT HARMON: I'm with you there on Bryan Edwards. I like that pick a lot. But if I'm going value pass catcher, I'm actually going to eschew the wide receiver position for a second. I'm going to go to Seattle. I'm going to go with Gerald Everett, the tight end there.
You know, everybody's kind of giving that bump to Tyler Higbee, and deservedly so, because I like Tyler Higbee in fantasy this year. They've given him that bump with Gerald Everett leaving town, but what about Gerald Everett's bump?
This guy like, goes way outside the top 15 tight ends, but he is the clear cut starter at the position for Seattle right now. Russell Wilson's thrown to his tight ends a pretty decent amount over the last few years, and we know that there's no real wide receiver three in town. Like, I don't expect DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett to cede many targets. But that third pass catching job should easily be Gerald Everett's.
And he comes over to the Seahawks with former Rams offensive assistant, Shane Waldron, now as the head-- or as the offensive coordinator there. I think that's going to make this offense more efficient through the air. I think it's going to make them more aggressive as a pass first-- not really a pass first team, but just more layups in the offense overall. I think Everett's going to be a big part of that. If you're taking a second tight end in drafts this year to give yourself a little upside, and potentially insurance, Everett is one of my easy favorite picks there.
DALTON DEL DON: Yeah, I wish I could disagree with you, but I have him in the top 15 fantasy tight ends as well.
MATT HARMON: Well, we love it. There's plenty of pass catchers that you can get on the cheap in your drafts this year. Just make sure to be aggressive, and keep drafting.
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