Fantasy Football: Undrafted in the NFL but shouldn’t be in your dynasty league

Terrence Magee

A player may be undrafted in the NFL but shouldn’t be in your dynasty league. Undrafted rookie NFL rookies are not something to sweep under the rug for fantasy football purposes. These players have the talent to produce in the NFL but due to teams having bigger needs or knowing at least one or two players they’d be happy with would go undrafted, teams were willing to wait. These running backs and receivers likely won’t impact your fantasy team this season, but for those in dynasty leagues or those that want to get a jump on the competition for future seasons, these players are worth stashing away on your roster or in your mind.

Terrence Magee | RB | Baltimore Ravens

Terrence Magee is a prospect that I was puzzled to see go undrafted. The 2015 running back class featured a depth we haven’t seen in a while. While I prefer Buck Allen and think he will get an opportunity first, Magee is an interesting prospect. He went to a team that utilizes a zone blocking scheme that works perfectly with Magee’s one cut and go running style. He was converted to running back from wide receiver. He has good hands and can make plays in the pass game.

Dres Anderson

Dres Anderson (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

DeAndew White and Dres Anderson | WR | San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers nabbed a pair of wide receivers as undrafted free agents. They are both interesting prospects that have limitations, thus why they went undrafted, but both can succeed at the next level. With Michael Crabtree gone and Anquan Boldin finishing up his career, the future need for wide receivers is there for the 49ers. These rookies will have to compete with Bruce Ellington, who should get his chance to shine this season and DeAndre Smelter, who was taken by the 49ers in the fourth round of this year’s draft. White is a smaller receiver that has the potential to make chunk plays with his speed. Anderson is another smaller receiver but one that has the ability to play bigger than his size indicates. He also has great speed that could make him a real playmaker. With his dad, Flipper Anderson being a former NFL receiver, football is in his blood.

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Josh Harper

Josh Harper (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Josh Harper | WR | Oakland Raiders

Josh Harper is headed to Oakland to reunite with his former college quarterback, Derek Carr. In Carr’s final season with the Bulldogs, Harper produced in a big way with 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. Harper goes into a situation where he can become a real player. Amari Cooper should be the number one receiver there and likely for a long time, Michael Crabtree is in Oakland on a one year deal and James Jones was cut. Harper may not impact right away this season, but the potential for future reward is very real.

Titus Davis

Titus Davis (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Titus Davis | WR | San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers signed a talented wide receiver out of Central Michigan University. Davis is a good route runner that can make plays at 6’1” and 196 pounds. He doesn’t have ideal speed but can win with his body control and hands. He enters a situation with an established quarterback in Philip Rivers. The Chargers have produced late round or undrafted receivers in the past and Davis could be the next one. Between injuries and inconsistent play with their current group of receiver, he could see time sooner than later.

Devante Davis

DeVante Davis (Josh Holmberg/Las Vegas Review Journal)

DeVante Davis | WR | Philadelphia Eagles

DeVante Davis is another talented wide receiver who managed to get through seven rounds without being selected. He has the size to be a real threat at 6’3” and 220 pounds. Davis found himself in a great situation with Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly has shown the ability to get his offense humming with multiple quarterbacks. Nelson Agholor is one of my favorite, if not my favorite rookie, Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper will get a majority of the snaps in Philadelphia, but Davis can carve a role out for himself in this offense. Davis has the size to provide a red zone threat and a third down role this season and potentially more down the line.


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