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10 Undervalued Players

By Jared Smola 8:08am EDT 8/24/18

Note: This article was updated on August 24 with fresh Draft Sharks rankings and ADP data. We also removed Isaiah Crowell and added another RB in his place.

Fantasy football drafting, at its core, is about buying players for less than they’re actually worth. In other words, you win your fantasy draft by picking undervalued players.

This year’s 10 undervalued guys include a couple of established fantasy studs simply going too late in drafts, a handful of players coming at discounted prices after injury-wrecked 2017s, and even some guys on bad offenses that most drafters just don’t want to touch.

The common theme: They’re all going too late in drafts and are good bets to return a nice profit on your investment.

Let’s get to it …

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers

DS Rank: QB4

ADP Rank: QB6

Avocado toast. Vaping. And waiting on your QB. These are the things the cool kids are doing nowadays.

The latter has turned elite QBs into big values. Check out where the 7th QB off the board went in fantasy drafts over the previous 10 years, according to My Fantasy League ADP:

Newton is the QB7 in current ADP and is going at 7.12 on average — a full round later than last year’s QB7 and over 4 rounds later than the QB7 in the QB-crazed 2010 drafts.

Newton is even undervalued just among QBs. He’s finished among the top 6 at his position in 5 of 7 NFL seasons, including 4 top-4 finishes. First-round rookie WR D.J. Moore joining Devin Funchess, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey gives Newton arguably the best pass-catching corps he’s played with as a pro.

You can still find plenty of QB value in the late rounds of your draft. But taking Newton in the 7th or 8th might be the best bang for your buck.

August 24 update: Newton's ADP has climbed to 7.03 as the QB6. He should still be on your radar anytime he gets into Round 7.

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