Fantasy Football 2013: 10 Players Getting Drafted Below Value

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Fantasy Football 2013: 10 Players Getting Drafted Below Value

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Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The easiest way to win any Fantasy Football league is to get great players later on in your Fantasy draft who have just as much talent and potential as the projected top players at their positions. Part of being able to determine which players will perform above expectations is doing research on the team schedule, the team improvements and the number of times the player will have an opportunity to show out in the upcoming season.

The NFL has so many talented wide receivers and running backs this year capable of getting tons of Fantasy points, that you are practically guaranteed a superstar for your first pick in both positions. The second player at the wide receiver or the running back position is where it becomes much more difficult to decide who to choose.

Using your later picks wisely is an extremely important aspect of winning any Fantasy league. There are so many high caliber Fantasy picks that everyone wants to draft that many forget that there are athletes that are just as talented as the top picks that you can pick later on.

In Fantasy Football it’s smarter to have two solid players than one star and a bust at the position, because then you have to rely on the star to make up the slack.

If you can think of any other athletes that are getting drafted below their value, feel free to comment below. Give a player name and an argument to why they’re going to have a great season. Feel free to help your fellow Fantasy players – at least the ones who aren’t in your league.

So enough waiting, here are 10 NFL players getting drafted below their Fantasy value.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google.

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No. 10 Jason Witten

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Witten is going to be utilized a lot by Tony Romo once again this season. He won’t bring you as many Fantasy points as Rob Gronkowski, but he’s easily one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

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No. 9 Kenny Britt

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Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans’ receiver could be one of the biggest steals in your Fantasy draft if he can stay healthy. Before his recent string of injuries, he was considered to be the next elite NFL receiver.

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No. 8 Andre Johnson

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Johnson hasn’t had the kind of prolific performances recently as he has in the past, but that’s mostly due to Arian Foster being utilized so often. As AFC South defenses try and stop the run game, look for Johnson to break out.

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No. 7 Steve Smith

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Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that Smith isn’t considered one of the top 5 Fantasy receivers in most drafts is crazy. You could steal Smith as a second receiver in the fifth or so round of your Fantasy draft.

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No. 6 Peyton Manning

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People seriously have Aaron Rodgers ranked above Manning on a lot of draft boards. He’ll settle in at the Broncos this year – yes, last season he was unsettled – and will also have Wes Welker to pass to.

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No. 5 Jermichael Finley

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for a steal of a tight end? Finley’s recent string of low performances will fade away as he gets back into scary numbers for 2013.

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No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings’ rookie out of the University of Tennessee is my bet to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the year. Sorry, Justin Hunter.

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No. 3 LeSean McCoy

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Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly likes to run the football. McCoy will benefit from the change in head coach.

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No. 2 Randall Cobb

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

With Greg Jennings gone, Aaron Rodgers needs a new favorite target. Hello, Randall Cobb.

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No. 1 Chris Johnson

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve been high on Johnson since the Titans have started improving their offensive line. Expect a huge season from CJ2K.

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Fantasy Football 2013: 10 Players Getting Drafted Below Value

Fantasy
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The easiest way to win any Fantasy Football league is to get great players later on in your Fantasy draft who have just as much talent and potential as the projected top players at their positions. Part of being able to determine which players will perform above expectations is doing research on the team schedule, the team improvements and the number of times the player will have an opportunity to show out in the upcoming season.

The NFL has so many talented wide receivers and running backs this year capable of getting tons of Fantasy points, that you are practically guaranteed a superstar for your first pick in both positions. The second player at the wide receiver or the running back position is where it becomes much more difficult to decide who to choose.

Using your later picks wisely is an extremely important aspect of winning any Fantasy league. There are so many high caliber Fantasy picks that everyone wants to draft that many forget that there are athletes that are just as talented as the top picks that you can pick later on.

In Fantasy Football it’s smarter to have two solid players than one star and a bust at the position, because then you have to rely on the star to make up the slack.

If you can think of any other athletes that are getting drafted below their value, feel free to comment below. Give a player name and an argument to why they’re going to have a great season. Feel free to help your fellow Fantasy players – at least the ones who aren’t in your league.

So enough waiting, here are 10 NFL players getting drafted below their Fantasy value.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google.

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No. 10 Jason Witten

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Witten is going to be utilized a lot by Tony Romo once again this season. He won’t bring you as many Fantasy points as Rob Gronkowski, but he’s easily one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

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No. 9 Kenny Britt

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Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans’ receiver could be one of the biggest steals in your Fantasy draft if he can stay healthy. Before his recent string of injuries, he was considered to be the next elite NFL receiver.

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No. 8 Andre Johnson

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Johnson hasn’t had the kind of prolific performances recently as he has in the past, but that’s mostly due to Arian Foster being utilized so often. As AFC South defenses try and stop the run game, look for Johnson to break out.

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No. 7 Steve Smith

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Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The fact that Smith isn’t considered one of the top 5 Fantasy receivers in most drafts is crazy. You could steal Smith as a second receiver in the fifth or so round of your Fantasy draft.

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No. 6 Peyton Manning

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

People seriously have Aaron Rodgers ranked above Manning on a lot of draft boards. He’ll settle in at the Broncos this year – yes, last season he was unsettled – and will also have Wes Welker to pass to.

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No. 5 Jermichael Finley

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for a steal of a tight end? Finley’s recent string of low performances will fade away as he gets back into scary numbers for 2013.

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No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings’ rookie out of the University of Tennessee is my bet to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the year. Sorry, Justin Hunter.

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No. 3 LeSean McCoy

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Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly likes to run the football. McCoy will benefit from the change in head coach.

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No. 2 Randall Cobb

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

With Greg Jennings gone, Aaron Rodgers needs a new favorite target. Hello, Randall Cobb.

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No. 1 Chris Johnson

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve been high on Johnson since the Titans have started improving their offensive line. Expect a huge season from CJ2K.


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