As we approach fantasy football season, here's a look at five players you should consider drafting this year.
1. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
When: Cobb is being drafted anywhere from the eighth-to-10th round.
Why: With a healthy Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and the loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Cobb could be in line for more than 100 targets this season.
Advice: In a points-per-reception league, Cobb is a steal right now. He's also a great addition to any roster if you want to draft wide receivers.
2. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
When: Mack is currently being drafted in the sixth-to-eighth round.
Why: With running back Frank Gore off to the Miami Dolphins, Mack is the clear starting running back for the Colts, who are hoping a healthy Andrew Luck at quarterback will bring the offense back to life.
Advice: The more rookie running back Nyheim Hines continues to be hyped, the more I like Mack. The Colts have the potential to be an explosive offense, and Mack can be a third-down back.
3. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
When: Goff is being drafted anywhere from the ninth-to-11th round and the 13th quarterback overall.
Why: Last year, Goff threw for more than 3,800 yards and 28 touchdowns on 477 attempts.
Advice: I am always a fan of waiting to draft a quarterback, especially when I can potentially draft a passer after the eighth round that has 4,000 yards and 30 touchdown potential.
4. Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
When: McDonald is being drafted in the 13th and 14th round.
Why: Reports out of Pittsburgh are the McDonald will be more involved in the offense this season.
Advice: If you miss out on one of the top four tight ends (New England's Rob Gronkowski, Kansas City's Travis Kelce, Philadelphia's Zach Ertz, New York Giants Evan Engram), the tight end position become somewhat of a dart board. McDonald will start for a high-powered offense and is worth the gamble late in drafts.
5. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
When: Edelman is being drafted in the sixth or seventh round.
Why: He is a points-per-reception machine. Edelman will miss the first four games due to suspension, but he is still projected to catch 70 balls from quarterback Tom Brady this season. That's five-to-six grabs a week. Many will ignore Edelman in drafts due to his suspension, but as a third receiver, he is perfect.
Advice: If you wait on quarterback and tight end in your draft, then grabbing Edelman makes perfect sense.
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