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11 Undervalued Fantasy Football Players

Aug 18, 2015

Allen Robinson showed he had the talent before getting hurt, no reason that doesn't carry over to 2015

Allen Robinson showed he had the talent before getting hurt. No reason that doesn’t carry over to 2015.

Last week, we named 10 overvalued players based on average draft position (ADP). As with every draft season, we want to know both overvalued and undervalued players. So guess what we did?

That’s right. We asked our featured experts to name their undervalued players and here’s who they picked.

Expert Pick Recap

Expert Undervalued WR Undervalued RB Undervalued QB
John Halpin (Fox Sports) Allen Robinson (JAC) Tevin Coleman (ATL) Eli Manning (NYG)
Jeff Brubach (The Fake Football) Allen Robinson (JAC) Jonathan Stewart (CAR) Carson Palmer (ARI)
Edward Gorelik (Rotoballer) Brandon Marshall (NYJ) Ameer Abdullah (DET) Andy Dalton (CIN)
KJ (Fantasy Team Advice) Anquan Boldin (SF) Tre Mason (STL) Ryan Tannehill (MIA)

Q1. Name the WR you believe is the most undervalued according to our latest WR ADP Rankings?

Allen Robinson (Jaguars)
ADP: #88 Overall | WR ADP: #32

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Like many fantasy analysts, I’m on the Allen Robinson bandwagon. He was on pace for 80 receptions last year before getting hurt, and he’s got the tools to be a pretty good receiver. At WR32/88 overall, he’s a bargain.”
John Halpin (Fox Sports)

“Despite the offseason buzz, Allen Robinson is still undervalued at WR32. This young beast was targeted over eight times a game in his injury-shortened rookie season and has the red zone skills to tack on quality touchdown production in addition to solid volume in the Jacksonville passing game. If you line up the middle round wide receiver options, Robinson is the most glaring candidate to surge into the fantasy football first round next season. Get in while he is still reasonably priced.”
Jeff Brubach (The Fake Football)

Brandon Marshall (Jets)
ADP: #61 Overall | WR ADP: #25

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Marshall has put up over 1,000 yards with Chad Henne, Kyle Orton, and Matt Moore in significantly worse offenses than what the Jets look to have right now. In fact, he’s only had two seasons without 1,000 yards, last year when he was injured and his rookie year. With Geno as the majority starting QB, Eric Decker (despite missing over 300 snaps on the year) still had nearly 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns and that was under the ultra-conservative Rex Ryan offense. If Chan Gailey’s offense could get the Fitzpatrick/Stevie Johnson combo to produce over 1,000 yards and 6+ touchdowns on the regular, what’s stopping him from doing that with the Fitzpatrick or Geno Smith and Brandon Marshall connection? Nothing, that’s what. Add in two revenge games against the Dolphins and you’re looking at huge value.”
Edward Gorelik (Rotoballer)

Anquan Boldin (49ers)
ADP: #87 Overall | WR ADP: #44

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Boldin has finished with 835 or more receiving yards 10 years straight. The 49ers will be running a more uptempo passing attack and when you factor in a declining defense, that equals more yards in the receiving game. Boldin should easily finish in the top 30 WRs this season, and can be had very late in most drafts.”
KJ (Fantasy Team Advice)

Q2. Name the RB you believe is the most undervalued according to our latest RB ADP Rankings?

Tevin Coleman (Falcons)
ADP: #84 Overall | RB ADP: #31

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Now that the Falcons’ backs appear healthy, we’re going to see that Coleman is a better fit for the traditional lead back role than Devonta Freeman. I’d be thrilled to get him at RB31/84 overall.”
John Halpin (Fox Sports)

Jonathan Stewart (Panthers)
ADP: #48 Overall | RB ADP: #19

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Stewart is a name that sticks out, as he is being drafted 19th among fantasy running backs. The injury history of Stewart is keeping his ADP extremely affordable, but his production down the stretch of the 2014 season (97.2 rushing yards per game from Week 13 on) gives a glimpse into what Stewart is capable of now that he is finally alone in the Carolina backfield.”
Jeff Brubach (The Fake Football)

Ameer Abdullah (Lions)
ADP: #77 Overall | RB ADP: #30

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“I’ve been high on Abdullah since well before his breakout preseason performance against the Jets. He’s a three down back playing behind a strong offensive line on an offense that has Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate to keep defenses from stacking the box. This team targets the RB amongst the most in the league on passing downs and Abdullah is the best option to get the majority of those targets. Add in his ultra efficient and consistent work between the tackles and the burst he has to take the ball to the third level, and Abdullah could even see the bulk of the carries before the end of the year. With Joique Bell constantly injured this offseason and yet to practice at all, Abdullah’s only seen more and more time with the first team and impressed more and more every single day. A season along the lines of Reggie Bush’s 2013 is easily within reach for Abdullah this year.”
Edward Gorelik (Rotoballer)

Tre Mason (Rams)
ADP: #104 Overall | RB ADP: #35

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“The Rams week 1 starter is being drafted nearly 60 picks after his backup rookie teammate Todd Gurley (who is injured and will be eased in). If Mason has a strong early season showing he could very well lock up the starting job throughout 2015. And while many may point to the tough division he plays in, Tre managed 4.3 YPC in 2014 and should be a terrific option at his current ADP.”
KJ (Fantasy Team Advice)

Q3. Name the QB you believe is the most undervalued according to our latest QB ADP Rankings?

Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
ADP: #153 Overall | QB ADP: #22

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“I don’t think Palmer should be rising into the single-digit rounds of fantasy drafts, but he is currently undervalued as he is coming off the board as the 22nd drafted quarterback. Palmer was off to a fine start in Arizona last season before shredding his knee (271 passing yards per game), and has some solid weaponry at his disposal this season. Fantasy owners who wait to draft a quarterback should snag Palmer as the rest of their league is eyeballing defenses and kickers.”
Jeff Brubach (The Fake Football)

Andy Dalton (Bengals)
ADP: #173 Overall | QB ADP: #24

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“I don’t understand the hate that’s come about for Andy Dalton to get him all the way to QB24. He’s behind the likes of Alex Smith, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. Last year was Dalton’s worst season to date (even worse than his rookie year) and he still finished as QB19. His worst year is 5 spots higher than he’s being drafted. On top of that, that year coincided with season ending injuries to starting TE Tyler Eifert, starting WR Marvin Jones, and 6 games of injury for A.J. Green. To think that with everyone healthy that Dalton won’t outplay his ADP and potentially come back into the low end QB1 range is a mistake.”
Edward Gorelik (Rotoballer)

Eli Manning (Giants)
ADP: #86 Overall | QB ADP: #12

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Eli Manning, who is my QB8, threw for almost 2,500 yards in the final eight games last season, and his best friend OBJ will be ready for a full season. Also, I think the Giants’ bad D will force them into some shootouts.”
John Halpin (Fox Sports)

Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)
ADP: #91 Overall | QB ADP: #13

What’s your take: Is he undervalued?

“Now entering his 4th year in the league, the Dolphins have surrounded Tannehill with weapons at every position on offense. An uptempo passing attack, coming off a year where he threw for 4,045 yards, Tannehill should finish top 10, with top 7 upside in standard leagues this season.”
KJ (Fantasy Team Advice)

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