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We got together with our Footballguys staff members and asked a simple question: Which player -- generally taken in the sixth round -- do you most-like having on your team?
Here are their answers.
There are a lot of players in this tier I'm not a fan of, which makes choosing my favorite easy. It's Russell Wilson. There's very little separating Wilson from the likes of Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, and Dak Prescott on most draft boards, which means taking the last one in the tier is the smartest play. Wilson's supporting cast looks better than it has in a long time, and he can be a key part of a fantasy championship roster.
I'm at the polar opposite in this one, Jason. I like at least three other names: Evan Engram, T.Y. Hilton, and DeVante Parker. Parker's a little bit overpriced in Round 6, but here are my comments from earlier this year on him as to why I do like his upside:
Parker was overlooked entering last season as Miami was considered to be an offense to avoid. Once Ryan Fitzpatrick took over, however, the passing game improved greatly, and Parker became fantasy relevant with over 1,200 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Parker is the clear top target for Miami once again this season, and the expectations are reasonable for him to once again put up lower-WR2 or higher-WR3 type numbers. With a newly inked $40M contract for four years, Parker should be a big part of the plan in Miami for the next few seasons.
Now with that in mind, I'm not picking him as my favorite. Engram is a close second as I think he also has great value and is a top pick if I don't land a Top 4 tight end, but I"m going with T.Y. Hilton. Similar to my arguments for Keenan Allen in Round 5, you are getting a WR2 with WR1 upside at a bargain price due to recency bias. Looking at his career, he's always been a Top 25 wideout aside from last year, and that was due to the calamity at quarterback after Andrew Luck called it a career in August. Granted Hilton missed six games last season with a torn calf, but he was back before the end of the year and he is at full strength, ready to put in a full season with new quarterback Philip Rivers. I'll gladly take Hilton in Round 6 at this discount.
This is Terry McLaurin, and it's not particularly close. What he did as a rookie was outstanding. Sure, his quarterback situation is horrific, but it was the same last season. And now he has less target competition. If McLaurin scores eight or more touchdowns this season, he'll be a high-end WR2 at worst.
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