Written by Andrew Weidman (Lead Writer/Partner)
The following article will break down current Raiders players that are great values based on their ADP (Average Draft Position) in current mock drafts. The breakdown will be for standard scoring leagues, with no IDP’s.
*ADP is determined by fantasypros.com*
Amari Cooper – WR
Average Draft Position: 23.0 (WR 10)
With a healthy Derek Carr, I believe Cooper trails only Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Odell Beckham Jr., in overall fantasy worth. Last season, Cooper recorded 83 receptions for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns. While the touchdown count is low, I’m not expecting Seth Roberts to score five touchdowns again this year, and Derek Carr is sure to put up more than 28 touchdowns with Marshawn Lynch in the backfield.
2017 Predicted Stats: 95 Receptions for 1,250 yards and seven touchdowns
Average Draft Position: 179.8 (TE 18)
Name 17 tight ends that you would select over Cook. Right now. You can’t. You stopped after Gronk, Reed, Kelce, Olsen, and Eifert. As you should. After those five, there isn’t much of a fantasy gap between TE 6 – TE 20. Cook scored a lone touchdown on 30 receptions last year for Green Bay as he split time with Richard Rodgers. In Oakland, he will be the primary receiver in the middle of the field, and should see his fair share of red zone targets.
2017 Predicted Stats: 45 Receptions for 490 yards and five touchdowns.
Average Draft Position: Undrafted
Speaking of Roberts, the sneaky slot receiver scored five touchdowns last year. Many believe newcomer Cordarrelle Patterson will eat into his snaps, but I am not buying that. Patterson like is the second slot receiver and will return kicks. Keep in mind, Roberts won’t do much, and unless you’re in a deep league (14-16 teams) or in a deep man league (4 WR slots) I wouldn’t touch him. However, should Crabtre and/or Cooper go down, Roberts’ stock will instantly skyrocket.
2017 Predicted Stats: 40 receptions for 405 yards and three touchdowns