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Early 2017 Undervalued Fantasy Football Players

by Jody Smith | @JodySmithNFL | Featured Writer
Jun 1, 2017

Marcus Mariota carries a high ceiling at a low cost

These days there are countless ways to build a fantasy football league and roster. The creation of various formats, like dynasty, redraft, devy, and 2-QB scoring has led to an expansion of how championship-winning rosters are built.

Auctions, blind bid waivers, and trading are examples of how fantasy owners can acquire talent, but the most popular and dependable way to assemble a winning squad is in the draft. For the vast majority of people that participate in fantasy football drafts, the biggest advantage they can gain before and during that draft is to recognize value and to know when to capitalize if a player slides during the draft process.

Acquiring these players, and others that offer a high return on investment can give you the biggest edge toward building the strongest roster possible.

Using our PPR league ADP (average draft position) data, here are some players that are undervalued entering the 2017 fantasy football draft season.

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Marcus Mariota (TEN) ADP 9.09 (QB13)

Only 23 years old, Marcus Mariota enters his third pro season with a lot of momentum. The No. 2 pick of the 2015 NFL draft made big strides last season from his solid rookie campaign, improving his touchdown passing totals, rushing output and dropping to only nine interceptions. Mariota’s  21.5 fantasy points-per-game total was a top-10 figure among quarterbacks.


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