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Fantasy Football Draft Advice: Jonathon Brooks, Taysom Hill, Tyrone Tracy Jr. (2024)

As mandatory minicamps reach a conclusion and training camps loom on the horizon, we’re entering the peak of anticipation in the fantasy football realm. As the offseason progresses, perceptions of players are bound to evolve based on various factors, including their performance in practices and their opportunities for playing time. In this article, we’ll spotlight 24 players (and more) primed to ascend fantasy football draft boards as we approach the upcoming season. From potential breakout stars to established names with newfound opportunities, these players are poised to exceed expectations and garner increased attention from fantasy football managers. Below we dive into a few notable names.

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Fantasy Football Draft Advice

All average draft positions referenced are best ball ADPs.

Jonathon Brooks (RB – CAR) ADP 89.3 | RB27

This ADP could go one of two ways. If Brooks avoids the PUP list and sees fast-paced training camp and preseason action, his ADP will skyrocket as a projected bell-cow back for the Panthers. But if his return to the NFL football field is delayed, as I wrote about in my running backs to avoid article, his ADP will head in the opposite direction. Conversely, Chuba Hubbard‘s ADP will also rise/fall based on the rookie’s health/availability early in the summer months. This team has echoed a strong sentiment of wanting to run the football, so we may see more than one RB deployed in this backfield. Dave Canales was recently asked about Brooks’ availability saying he still “has a bit of way to go.” He also went out of his way to praise Hubbard and TE Tommy Tremble in his final presser out of mandatory minicamp. Canales seems to like Hubbard. First-round pick Xavier Legette‘s return from a spring hamstring injury will also be something to monitor. The more time the rookie WR misses, the more time second-year QB Bryce Young has to develop rapport with Diontae Johnson (WR38) as his clear-cut No. 1 target. Last year D.J. Chark and Jonathan Mingo ranked 143rd and 152nd in ESPN’s WR Open Score. Adam Thielen ranked 36th. Johnson ranked 12th in 2023 and has the No. 1 Open Score cumulatively dating back to 2020.

Taysom Hill (TE – NO) – ADP 182.8 | TE22

Juwan Johnson will miss time during the offseason after suffering a lower leg injury. Alvin Kamara is missing time due to a contract despite. This should give Taysom Hill more opportunities to gobble up more repetitions among the Saints’ tight ends, especially in red-zone packages. New OC Klink Kubiak should integrate more player motion into the offense, which screams Hill staying heavily involved. The Swiss Army Knife player was the TE10 last season, finishing as a top-12 option in 40% of his games.

Tyrone Tracy Jr. (RB – NYG) – ADP 189.5 | RB58

The former WR-RB convert is already earning starting reps with the top offense during the Giants’ organized team activities (OTAs). Well, at least that’s what the Sleeper headline reads from NorthJersey.com’s Art Stapleton. The full article said the following on Tracy:

“Tracy spent a good portion of 11-on-11 drills on Tuesday with the first team. He’s already making a push to be the Giants’ back on passing downs, especially given his experience as a wide receiver. Pass protection this summer, as always, will be the final test. Tracy is going to have a chance to earn a spot as a returner on special teams, too.”

I love Tracy’s potential this season. He’s the RB5 in my rookie rankings. I think this is somewhat actionable news. Given his WR background, it’s great to hear the team is experimenting with how they can deploy him and that he is earning more repetitions as a pass-catcher. I was initially concerned Devin Singletary missed Tuesday’s practice and that resulted in Tracy’s uptick in reps. However, Singletary sat out team drills on Wednesday, so it wasn’t injury-related to Tracy’s increased looks.

The Giants are excited about Malik Nabers but Wan’Dale Robinson is a strong bet to lead the Giants in total raw catches and targets given his locked-in role from the slot.

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