While it’s always important to identify the next big sleeper and breakout candidates, it’s equally important to avoid those fantasy football draft-day landmines. You know what I’m talking about. Those picks that torpedo your draft and have you behind the eight ball before the season begins. Don’t worry, we have you covered. Andrew Erickson and Derek Brown have shared their early players to avoid based on their average draft position (ADP).
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Dawson Knox
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Patrick Mahomes
- Players to Avoid at ADP: D.K. Metcalf
- Players to Avoid at ADP: T.J. Hockenson
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Chris Godwin
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Elijah Mitchell
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Mark Andrews
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Ezekiel Elliott
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Allen Robinson
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Javonte Williams
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Antonio Gibson
- Players to Avoid at ADP: Tyreek Hill
Why Diontae Johnson is a player to avoid at their current average draft position (ADP)
Diontae Johnson 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook
The ADP market believes that Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett can take the Steelers to the fantasy promised land. I am not as optimistic.
The best-case scenario for the Steelers’ No. 1 wide receiver is seeing a boatload of targets – albeit inefficient like last season when he ranked second in that category – to deliver for fantasy.
Whether it’s Trubisky or the rookie under center, that is the reality with DJ. Let’s not forget that last year’s heavily-coveted rookie quarterback class produced almost zero reliable options outside of Brandin Cooks (WR20), Jakobi Meyers (WR33) and Kendrick Bourne (WR30).
So with a top-15 early best ball ADP in an offense with more competition for targets between Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, George Pickens and Calvin Austin III, I would need Johnson to fall significantly in drafts before selecting him.
– Andrew Erickson
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