No. 3: Tyreek Hill should have another amazing year with the Kansas City Chiefs
Now we are getting into the cream of the crop. Tyreek Hill is the best deep ball threat in the NFL. If you are going to use a late first round pick and pass on running back, because all the top elite guys are already gone, why not go with a guy who can easily be the No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy football?
The only knock on Hill is that sometimes he doesn’t seem to be targeted like Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, or DeAndre Hopkins.
Well, at the end of last year, we started seeing those double digit target games from Tyreek Hill. Fantasy owners were rewarded with almost 1,300 yards and 15 TD’s. In a lot of leagues long touchdowns are rewarded with bonus points, so that can set Hill apart from other top wideouts despite the lower amount of catches.
If you’re sitting toward the end of the first round in your draft and don’t like the running backs there at your pick, take Hill and watch the Cheetah run.
No. 2: Travis Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL and should be on your fantasy football team
Is there any safer bet in fantasy football than Travis Kelce? I don’t think so. He is the first tight end in NFL history to post five straight 1,000 yard seasons.
He hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down and is still the favorite target for the best quarterback in the league. That sounds like a recipe for delicious fantasy points. What sets Kelce ahead of Hill for me is his position.
If you miss out on a guy like Hill there are plenty of wide receiver options that will get you good fantasy points for many rounds to come. At the tight end position however, Kelce is in a league of his own and the closest to him are guys like Darren Waller and George Kittle.
After that there is a big drop off on tight end. With that being said, Travis Kelce gives you such a positional advantage over every other team in your league, it’s almost like a cheat code. Imagine your tight end outscoring your opponents No. 1 wide receiver and their tight end can’t even keep up with your No. 3 wide receiver.
That gives you such flexibility with your lineups.
You will most likely have to spend a first round pick on Kelce, but not having to worry about the position for the rest of the draft is a very nice luxury to have and allows you to load up on more running backs and wide receivers later.
No. 1: Clyde Edwards-Helaire is versatile and dangerous. That makes him valuable for the Kansas City Chiefs and your fantasy team
Rewind to last year, what did we know about Clyde Edwards-Helaire?
He was a first round pick. He is going into an Andy Reid offense. Last I checked Reid is still the coach. Patrick Mahomes is the QB. So, what makes him fall into the third round now?
A “down” year last year? He was a rookie coming into the NFL with a covid ridden training camp. Then to make matters worse, the Kansas City Chiefs brought in Le’Veon Bell to eat into his carries, and later in the season he had that lower body injury.
This year, Bell is gone, the offensive line at least on paper looks leaps and bounds better, Edwards-Helaire is healthy, and he actually got to have an offseason. That seems like a good recipe for a second year jump to me.
You have a chance here to get a guy that nobody would be surprised if he winds up being a top 10 running back (that’s where people took him last year). And the best part, you don’t have to pay a premium for him.
You can load up with a stud in the first round, maybe even the second as well, then start looking at him. Edwards-Helaire is currently going at the beginning of the 3rd round. With how hard running backs are to find, that could easily be the steal of your fantasy draft this year.
Fantasy football players often overreact to certain things.
You need to take advantage of that.
Let them pass on Edwards-Helaire and you reap the benefits when he bounces back and shows us that HE IS WHAT WE THOUGHT HE WAS.
What Chiefs players are you targeting this year? And where are you willing to draft them?