With the start of the coming hopefully closer, which underrated players may be good for dynasty leagues. SI's Bill Enright is joined by fantasy executive Corey Parson and analyst Jaime Eisner.
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Bill Enright: Now that the NFL draft is behind us, it's time to look at some underrated players for your dynasty fantasy football leagues, and for that, bring on Carrie Parson and Jamie Eisner to a fantasy and gambling analyst here at Sports Illustrated. Corey, I'm going to start with you. Give me two running backs that are underrated for dynasty leagues.
Corey Parson: It's always good to talk about dynasty football. It means we're getting closer and closer to the start of the season, at least hopefully start the season, the way things are going this year. When we talk dynasty, you have the option of building a team right now or building it for the future. Either which way you decide to go, I think this young man for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, is a good bet. You look at a situation where Ronald Jones is the main back in the backfield but Ronald Jones is not that special, we've seen him bounce around a lot. You don't have Jameis Winston there any longer, but that means the Buccaneers will possess the ball longer with Tom Brady getting to the red zone more and score more touchdowns. So and obviously the doubles are very important if you're in PPR leagues, so I like the kid Vaughn. Also for the New York Jets, Lamical Perine. Listen, Le'Veon Bell is one of the most talented backs in the league. Adam Gase is one of the biggest player haters in the league. Adam Gase doesn't like star players, and Perine comes in with no big hype, not a star. He'll be there for years to come. So I think Lamical Perine is the guy who could have some value this year once Le'Veon Bell is gone, you could really see him take off.
Bill Enright: All right. Adam Gase, the biggest player hater in the league, I tend to agree. Jaime, let's go over to you. So, give me a rookie wide receiver, then also a veteran that has gone underrated in dynasty leagues.
Jaime Eisner: Many might be surprised to see a Tee Higgins on this list, but Mark Morales-Smith is really high on him. He says he thinks he could be a wide receiver two or maybe even a low-end wide receiver one as early as this season. That is a pretty bold prediction, but he joins a very exciting Bengals offense that has AJ Green, and that has a new quarterback in Joe Burrow. He might even be going higher in dynasty formats or needs to go higher than you've already been taking him, and the veteran is Brandin Cooks. Look, the injury history is a concern, but he is arguably, if not the number one, the 1-A to the 1-B of Will Fuller now in Houston. If he could stay healthy, he has proven to be a very solid wide receiver, too, throughout the last several years of his career. Health is the biggest issue. But if he plays 16 games, you're going to get an absolute steal when his value right now is his lowest as it's ever been.
Bill Enright: Corey, Jamie, fantastic analysis, as always. Plenty more fantasy football coverage. You can find it all by going to our SI.com/fantasy.