Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Another receiver who is criminally going undrafted is Jefferson, a role player in the Rams’ run to the Super Bowl. Allen Robinson has been added to the roster and should secure the No. 2 receiver position. But Jefferson caught 50-of-89 targets for 802 yards and six touchdowns. In every one of the games that he scored, Jefferson caught at least 40 yards too. That means he scored in the double-digits in non-PPR formats six times.
Matthew Stafford will honor the familiarity he has with Jefferson. Hopefully his routes will grow beyond being the deep route guy. He did just have a small knee procedure so maybe that keeps him under the radar for you to quietly add him to your team late. But assuming he is healthy for 16-17 games, Jefferson could reach 60 receptions and 1,000 yards. Where else can you get that value late in a draft?
Harrison Bryant, TE, Cleveland Browns
Since we’re going deep with this list, I am bypassing David Njoku altogether. Kevin Stefanski, designed the offense, so two tight ends are needed to run it. Cleveland tight ends were targeted 142 times in 2021, accounting for 25 percent of the target share. We expect an uptick in Njoku’s output, but also Bryant’s.
While we don’t have to see Austin Hooper catching and falling to the ground immediately (tune into Tennessee Titans games for that) we should be aware that the Browns have just Njoku and Bryant. Plus if there’s anything that happens to Njoku, Bryant will be expected to step in and fill all the roles.