Fantasy Football: Stop Leaving Draft Day Without These Five Players

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Its Draft Szn people, and it’s time to build the best fantasy football rosters to “Bring Home The Gold”. You shouldn’t be leaving draft day without at least one of these guys on your championship roster. I got you guys & gals covered on who to target on draft day so let’s jump right into it now.

WR Cooper Kupp

There are so many great things to say about this stud WR2 in fantasy football. I personally have a lot of $Kupp shares on my rosters. The addition and upgrade at quarterback with Matthew Stafford only motives me to get as many shares as possible.

Sean McVay will be able to open the playbook  with a veteran quarterback who can execute the offensive plays drawn up. In 2019, Kupp finished WR5 with an impressive 10 touchdowns. It’s possible that he can return to that realm this season. He has a floor of top-15 and a ceiling of top-five.  He has led the Rams in redzone targets for the past two seasons (34 targets total) and I look for that to continue.

With the unfortunate loss of Cam Akers this season, the run game could take a minor hit in Sean McVay’s plans. That would only lead me to believe that the Rams will be throw the ball a ton this season. The volume for the pass catchers just went up a notch. Draft Cooper Kupp.

WR Terry McLaurin

Scary Terry has been nothing but a baller these past two seasons in fantasy football. He’s certainly not someone to be forgotten about on draft days. Mclaurin has proven that he’s quarterback proof based on the number of quarterbacks he has caught passes from the last two seasons. Case Keenum Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Alex Smith, and Taylor Heinicke to name a few.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center this up coming season. With Mclaurin as the alpha target on that offense, he and Fitzpatrick make a good marriage. Mr. Air it out Fitz in 2019 as a full-time starter finished 12 in deep pass attempts and finished seventh in completed air yards. He also finished sixth last season in yards after the catch making him a premium play maker with a current ADP in the late third round. Draft Scary Terry.

Chris Carson

Carson is the Robert Woods of running backs. He is just out right underrated. Carson year-after-year has been a guy to fall under the radar as a solid low end RB1 in fantasy football. Carson has been a player that I’ve leaned on when looking for a RB2 to go along with my stud running back I took in the first  or second round.

I smile a little when I end up with him on my rosters because I know he has a ceiling of 50 targets out the back field and very little running backs competition behind him on the roster. The Seahawks faced a stacked box only 9.2% of the time last season. More time than not the lanes open for Carson throughout the game.

Carson is a running back who earns every single yard he rushes for so. He’s a pure runner that runs downhill and isn’t afraid of contact either. He’s also not a player to worry about being scripted out of the offense either. The Seahawks are a powerful offense and the running game will remain a key piece in the game plan. Carson remains one of the most underrated RB2s going in the late third round. Draft Chris Carson.

WR Diontae Johnson

Everyone wants to highlight Johnson’s dropped passes, but they fail to mention the ridiculous number of targets he averaged per game. Johnson only had two more dropped passes than Jerry Jeudy. However, Johnson finished fifth in targets per game. The Steelers haven’t had a wide receiver average that many targets per game since Juju Smith-Schuster in 2018.

Ben Roethlisberger is back hopefully for his last season in the NFL. Not much will change with his range of passing the ball. With the team relying on short passes and relying on Najee Harris in the run game, Johnson is in a great position to repeat on that volume.

The Steelers offensive line is also ranked 31st going into this 2021 season. A lot of quick throws should be expected.  Johnson’s average depth of target last season was very low at eight yards. However, for fantasy purposes, as long as he’s catching the ball in PPR league, that’s all that matters.

If Johnson can work on drops, he can easily be a top-15 wide receiver in fantasy football going in the mid-fifth round. Follow the volume. He will remain the Steelers target leader going into this season. Draft Diontae Johnson.

RB Kareem Hunt

The Browns have the best running back duo in the NFL in Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. I would love to have at least one of those running backs on draft day. Hunt returns to his role in a one-two punch offense with possibly the best offensive line going into this 2021 season.

Hunt is another running back with a ceiling of 50 targets out the back field while handling a full workload as a pound for pound runner with Chubb. Hunt also leads the running back room with targets in the redzone as well as rushing attempts in the redzone. That means he will be the go-to guy in a lot of those scoring opportunities.

If Nick Chubb would end up missing time for whatever reason, Hunt becomes a bell-cow back with a floor of 20 touches a game. That’s a fourth round gem waiting for fantasy football players that need to jump on him come draft day. Leaving your draft without Hunt should be criminal. Hunt has top-10 upside with a fair price to be the RB3 on your roster. Draft Kareem Hunt.

Conclusion

These five guys should be on your rosters leaving draft day and you should be feeling real good setting up your roster for Week 1. The fact that you could possibly roster most of these guys on one roster is also formula for a championship roster! Its “Bring Home The Gold Szn”!  Good luck to you fantasy football players on draft day.

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