A fantasy draft is all about obtaining the most value with each selection. There is value available throughout a draft, and grabbing it is one of the most important keys to a successful fantasy team. In an attempt to point out this value, we asked our staff to look through the top 150 players and identify players that should outperform their draft position.
Players Receiving 9 Votes
Philip Rivers, LA Chargers
Phil Alexander: Rivers' early ADP is somewhat mind boggling. He finished 2016 as the cumulative QB6, and it's impossible to argue his situation has gotten worse. For starters, Rivers gets a healthy Keenan Allen back. In 38 career games played with Allen, Rivers' fantasy points per game average increases by more than 10%. The Chargers selection of Mike Williams with the seventh overall pick in the draft adds to a loaded LA pass catcher group that also includes Hunter Henry, Antonio Gates, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, and Melvin Gordon. As young quarterbacks with unknown ceilings (Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Dak Prescott) continue to gain popularity, you can bank on Rivers to deliver his usual top-10 numbers from a more profitable draft position.