The fantasy football draft is the highlight of the NFL season for fantasy players. It's the one night when everybody’s team is in first place.
The draft is an unending fountain of optimism, but as the saying goes, "You can’t win your league on draft night, but you can certainly lose it."
The draft is all about finding value. It’s about matching up production with draft slot and ensuring that you get what you pay for.
That means mitigating risk early on and stockpiling upside in the later rounds.
With that in mind, I went through MockDraftCentral’s Average Draft Position (ADP) listings and picked out a few players in the top 100 that are being drafted too high.
These are players that are generally going in the top few rounds of drafts, a time when fantasy owners can’t afford to whiff on a pick. These aren’t necessarily players that can’t produce for a fantasy team, but rather guys that won’t deliver on their draft day value.
In every case, there's a better (usually less heralded) option that can deliver more value even later in the draft.