In fantasy football, it’s important to touch the football. How many times a particular player touches the football factors into their ADP. Other things that factor into ADP include upside and their supporting cast. For some guys, they have the touches, but not necessarily a strong surrounding cast or much upside. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t solid acquisitions for your bench that could start against a bad team. There are plenty of players like this.
Paul Perkins (6.04/66/RB28)
Ben McAdoo is committed to having a sole workhorse RB, and Perkins is his guy. He has some upside, but I mainly like him because if he’s getting the expected amount of touches, he can be at least a RB2. The Giants are solid between the tackles, with guys like Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg helping Perkins out. In his only game with 20 attempts last year, week 17, Perkins rushed for 102 yards against the Redskins. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry over the final 5 weeks of the season, on 69 carries. With Vereen healthy, Perkins will probably not be targeted much in the pass game.
Frank Gore (7.03/77/RB33)
This article would not be credible if Frank Gore didn’t make an appearance. He’s the definition of a guy who puts up numbers but has little upside. He’s been a fringe RB1/2 nearly every season of his career, and has sole possession of the RB1 job in Indianapolis. He’s hovered around 1,000 rushing yards both of his years in Indianapolis. They are expected to lean on Gore even more if Andrew Luck were to miss significant time.
Robby Anderson (12.02/194/WR61)
Cameron Meredith (9.08/WR42/107)
Robby Anderson and Cameron Meredith are very similar, so I grouped them together. They’re both guys in pretty bad offenses, but they are the WR1. Anderson has to step it up this year with Enunwa out. Meredith is currently being selected in the 9th round, which is great value for a teams top WR. If Kenny Britt can be a WR2 playing for the Browns, these guys could be solid options.
Cameron Meredith was low-key a number one WR down the stretch a season ago pic.twitter.com/bzIpTkVWJr
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 29, 2017
Coby Fleener (13.11/170/TE19)
Drew Brees loves to target his tight end. This was evident when Jimmy Graham racked up monstrous numbers in his New Orleans years. In the two years after, the lead tight end for the Saints has seen 80+ targets. Yes, Fleener was a bust last year. He did, however, finish as the TE13 (standard), which wasn’t that bad considering he scored just three TDs. If he can improve on a 55% red zone catch rate, he should have no problem scoring at least 5 touchdowns in 2017.
Source: NFL News