The NFL draft concluded weeks ago and it is time to start thinking about fantasy football, in particular dynasty leagues. Rookies play a key role in future success for fantasy owners and drafting good wide receivers in the late-rounds can be key. Let’s take a look at five late-round receivers that could become steals in the future.
Atwell will be slotted as the fourth or fifth wide receiver on the Rams to start the year, but the Rams seem high on him as they took him in the second round, earlier than many projected. If DeSean Jackson gets injured, like he has many times in the past, Atwell could fill in for him and potentially take over his role. He provides versatility to the Rams offense and the ability to score long touchdowns due to his speed. If Atwell is healthier than Jackson, he could pay off huge later in the season for a late-round choice and in the future.
Surratt went undrafted, but luckily for him, he went to a team with one of the worst wide receiver cores in the NFL, the Lions. He can make contested catches very well and could potentially be a red-zone threat. With the Lions having a receiver core lacking depth, Surratt could become the second or third option on this team eventually and be a big producer in fantasy leagues.
Amon-Ra St. Brown
St. Brown is in a similar boat as Surratt. He was drafted in the fourth round and could be a starter right away in the NFL. ESPN currently slots St. Brown as the fourth receiver on the Lions, but there is a strong chance that he could be a top-three option at the position if he impresses in camp. Taking St. Brown in the third round of rookie drafts would be a steal considering his upside.
For fantasy owners, Williams should be a big priority during this year’s rookie drafts. Many people are looking at the Broncos receiving core and disregarding Williams since Courtland Sutton is returning from injury. The entire Broncos core has health concerns and Williams could impress while filling in and potentially gain a starting role. Taking Williams in the third and fourth rounds of drafts will pay off well once he gets the opportunity to shine.
The Texans, much like the Lions, have one of the worst receiving cores in the NFL. Collins is projected to start as the fourth receiver, but due to the lack of talent for the Texans at the position, his role could increase quickly. If Collins can prove his worth in camp, he could be a great find in the late-rounds of rookie drafts with the lack of depth on this Texans team.
Check us out on our socials:
Twitter: @PTSTNews and @TalkPrimeTime
Facebook Page: Prime Time Sports Talk
Join our Facebook Group: Prime Time Sports Talk
Follow Kamran Nia on Twitter @kamran_nia
Main Image Credit: Embed from Getty Images