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The Upside Pick in Every Round

By Jared Smola 8:08am EDT 8/22/18


You don't wanna just win your fantasy league. You wanna embarrass your fellow owners. Make them not wanna play in the league next year. Maybe quit fantasy football altogether.

If you're looking to build that super team, here are the high-upside, league-crushing players to target in each of the first 10 rounds …


1st Round - Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars

Before an ankle injury got in the way last year, Fournette was sitting 2nd among RBs in non-PPR points and 3rd in PPR through 6 weeks. He carried 130 times for 596 yards (4.6 YPC) and 6 TDs over that stretch. That’s a full season pace of 347 carries, 1,589 yards and 16 scores. All 3 marks would have led the league by significant margins.

And don't sleep on Fournette’s pass-catching potential. He averaged 3.7 targets and 2.8 catches per game last year — and those numbers could grow in his 2nd season. HC Doug Marrone recently said that he’s looking to get Fournette more involved on 3rd downs.

His durability remains a concern, but we’re talking upside here. A healthy Fournette has all the makings of a top 5 RB and can usually be had in the late 1st round.


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