The 2020 NFL Draft is over, and the regular season is still a long ways away. For fantasy football die-hards, that means it’s time for Best Ball drafts. Best Ball is a fantastic format to bridge the offseason gap, and early ADP data shows that there are quite a few intriguing late-round options that should easily outproduce their current draft position. Note that these ADP’s are determined based on data from FantasyPros. Obviously, there will be some variance from this list in your actual draft.
Top Best Ball ADP Draft Steals
Current Best Ball ADP: 144th Overall, WR52
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams is an absolute steal at 144 overall. The former undrafted free agent was in the midst of a breakout season, and all signs indicate he should pick up right where he left off. Prior to his injury, Williams was arguably the top option in the passing game. Over his final six games, he averaged 8.2 targets per game while recording a solid 1.87 yards per route run on the season.
The Dolphins didn’t do anything in the offseason to improve their pass catchers, so this shows that Brian Flores and company believe in Williams’ ability to be a long-term starter. He should receive the same opportunities as before, and he should have a better quarterback throwing him the ball in Tua Tagovailoa. While he is a little concerning coming off of an injury, he should be ready for the start of the season. ACL recovery timelines have come a long way in the past decade, so an early November tear isn’t something to worry too much about. He should be on the field for the vast majority of the season, and he should be a sizable part of this passing attack.
Current Best Ball ADP: 152nd Overall, TE21
The Dallas Cowboys have a ton of vacated targets, and Blake Jarwin is set to capitalize on the opportunity. The young tight end is a relatively athletic player that flashed pass-catching ability in the past, but never had his chance behind Jason Witten. Witten somehow saw 83 targets last year, and Jarwin figures to receive a high percentage of those targets. CeeDee Lamb will obviously see some targets as well, but he’ll probably be responsible for replacing most of Randall Cobb’s 83 targets.
Tight end is one of the hardest positions to nail in fantasy football, and Jarwin’s presumed target share makes him an intriguing late-round option. Even if he produces at the same rate as Witten, he should be a value based on his projected workload. However, he’ll probably outproduce Witten on a touch-by-touch basis, seeing as Jarwin is the more athletic player and Mike McCarthy is a notably better offensive mind than Jason Garrett.
Current Best Ball ADP: 227th Overall, RB70
Leonard Fournette was a fantasy god last season, primarily because there were no other good running backs on the roster. While Fournette is a serviceable option between the tackles, he’s rough in the passing game. However, he was better than the rest of Jacksonville’s running backs and ended the season with a whopping 100 targets.
Chris Thompson is an injury risk, but he’s also far more gifted as a pass-catcher than Leonard Fournette. Gardner Minshew targeted his running backs at a high rate last season, and Thompson figures to be the primary pass-catching running back in this offense. It’s also no secret that the Jaguars are looking to move on from Fournette, so Thompson could see a larger role if Jacksonville finally finds a suitor for Fournette’s services.
Current Best Ball ADP: 248th Overall, WR84
Devin Funchess probably won’t do much of anything in fantasy, but his possible opportunity makes him worthy of consideration. After failing to add a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers appear content to let Funchess and Allen Lazard battle it out for the starting spot opposite Davante Adams. Both players have an equal shot of winning the job, and Funchess has the lower ADP. Aaron Rodgers might not be the player he once was, but he’s still an above-average quarterback capable of sustaining two fantasy-relevant players.
Current Best Ball ADP: 256th Overall, RB79
It’s not easy to get a grasp on the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield. Historically speaking, Mike Tomlin likes to use one running back, and that running back is probably going to be James Conner. However, Conner proved over the past two seasons that he’s physically incapable of handling a starter’s workload over a full 16-game slate. This means that the Steelers will either use more of a committee role in 2020, or they’ll do the same thing as always and plan for Conner missing some time. Either way, Pittsburgh’s backup running back should see a decent amount of touches in 2020.
Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels, and fourth-round rookie Anthony McFarland will spend the offseason battling it out for the primary backup spot. While anyone could win it, Snell appears to be the current frontrunner for the job. The former fourth-round pick played well in spurts last year and should only improve during his second season in the league. He won’t be a star, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find players with a clearer path to playing time at this point in the draft.
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