ADP come from MFL keeper league rankings.
Devonta Freeman, RB ATL – Lot’s of talk about Tevin Coleman taking a bigger role in ATL. That’s not going to stop Freeman from being an elite runner once again this year. His current ADP is 19 so he’s a late 2nd round pick. That’s a pretty good spot to pick up last year’s RB fantasy point scorer. Freeman is always under-rated due to his lack of size and athleticism but he makes it up with perfect scheme fit. Freeman is the 7th or 8th RB off the board but he easily could be in the top 5 this season. Not a bad value.
Matthew Stafford, QB DET – Stafford is coming off the board at 102 ADP, the 20th QB. He was the 9th best QB last year. You do the math. Yes, Megatron is gone but he was injured much of the last two years and Stafford did fine. Pick up WRs and RBs early and snag Stafford late and you’ll be glad you did.
Jordy Nelson, WR GB – Coming back from an ACL is no sure thing but Nelson is showing it can be done. He’s way ahead of schedule and expected to be back for training camp, even though they plan to take it easy on him. I wouldn’t be discouraged by that at all. Nelson’s ACL was described as one of the cleanest and easiest to fix by doctors and it was clear he wasn’t even sure he had a major injury coming off the field in the preseason last year. He’s coming off the board at ADP 27 as the 14th WR off the board. Certainly he’s getting up there in years but as the catalyst for this passing game, Nelson is a lock for WR1 duties for the next 2-3 years. That’s good enough for me.
Mark Ingram, RB NOS – Ingram was the 8th best fantasy points per game scorer last year but missed the last four games so he finished 15th in RB scoring. He’s currently the 11th RB off the board in standard leagues so he’s going at a bit of a value than his on field production suggests last year. If anything Ingram is pretty consistent save for the injury bug so he’s a good bet to be a top 10 fantasy scorer in 2016.
Zach Ertz, TE PHI – Despite a slow start Ertz finished at the #10 TE last year, a starter in most leagues. He’s at ADP 85 and the 12 TE off the board, I think that’s low for next season. There are lots of reasons why Ertz can improve next season, the most obvious is Doug Peterson’s offense, which made a star out of Travis Kelce. Ertz and Kelce have a very similar skill set so look for Pederson to exploit that. Ertz could finish in the top 5 this year and he’s currently at a much lower price.