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Fantasy College Football: Undervalued Players

Sometimes a player is gone way to0 early, and other times fantasy owners make the playoffs based on guys they took later on in the draft. This article will focus on those players who will provide more bang for your buck based on their current Average Draft Position.


Teddy Veal WR, Louisiana Tech

ADP: 72.49

Teddy Veal is one of my top 10 fantasy wide receivers for the upcoming season and is being drafted in the sixth or seventh round. Carlos Henderson and Trent Taylor were both top five fantasy players at wide receiver and both played under Skip Holtz last season. Veal stood out more than any other receiver in the Bulldogs’ spring game and seems to already have chemistry with new Quarterback J’Mar Smith. Veal in the seventh round is a steal, especially in PPR formats.


Zach Abey QB, Navy

ADP: 139.8

Normally, I would advise against drafting any player from a triple option system due to the unpredictability of who will get the majority of touches. However, Navy has shown for several seasons that the first man in the triple option is a scoring machine. When Will Worth stepped up after Keenan Reynolds graduated, Navy showed fantasy owners that Reynolds wasn’t a fluke. Abey was under Worth all last season, and when injury hit he was the guy that Ken Niumatalolo trusted with the job. In Abey’s one start on the season, he racked up 273 yards and three total touchdowns. Abey is a low-risk player who will produce consistently, and he comes at a low cost.


Chico McClatcher WR, Washington

ADP: 130.43

[the_ad id=”384″]John Ross was his own breed. I’m not saying the McClatcher or Pettis will be John Ross. However, Washington’s offense will produce big yards through the air with Jake Browning back, and McClatcher is the next man up in the Huskies offense with Ross declaring for the NFL. Taking McClatcher as late as he is being taken is a steal due to the number of targets he is expected to see this season. McClatcher finished 2016 with 31 receptions and 574 yards, making him one of three receivers to top 30 receptions for the Huskies. He also had 131 rushing yards, which shows how versatile he is in Chris Pedersen’s offense.


Brandon Wimbush QB, Notre Dame

ADP: 178.9

Brandon Wimbush is the new kid on the block for Notre Dame this season, and he is being drafted incredibly late. He may not have the experience most fantasy owners want, but he is the next man up in a line of productive fantasy options at Notre Dame in Deshone Kizer and Malik Zaire. Notre Dame also returns receiving leader Equanimeous St. Brown, who had 961 receiving yards last season. Wimbush won’t be a QB1, but he should be a QB2 or in some formats, making him worth more than his draft spot suggests.


Janarion Grant WR, Rutgers

ADP: 285.2

Janarion Grant is often forgotten about due to being injured so early, but the week he was injured he was a top 10 receiver option in fantasy college football, especially in PPR formats. Grant is owned in only 18% of leagues right now, which is rather unfortunate considering the potential he has to go off this season. Rutgers may not have the flashiest offense or the best coaching staff, but they’ve produced players like Paul James, Leontee Carroo and Gary Nova, who put up large amounts of fantasy points, as Rutgers had no choice but to rely on them. Look out for Grant, and be careful not to pass him up.


Brett Rypien QB, Boise State

ADP: 294.51

I know Brett Rypien probably didn’t live up to par last season for those who had to pay a hefty price to snag him. That was due to the monster season the Jeremy McNichols had before heading off to the NFL. Now Rypien is back with a top fantasy reciever in Cedrick Wilson and he will definately improve in 2017. Fantasy owners have picked up on this because he is drafted in 100% of leagues but he is coming substantially cheaper than he did last season. Take advantage of the quarterback whose passing stats have only gotten greater as time goes on (2015: 3,353, 20 TD; 2016: 3,646, 24 TD) because he is now the man in this Bronco offense.


Need help deciding on who to take first? Take a look at the Fantasy College Football Top Ten Rankings

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