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Eric Moody's favorite late goal

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  • Eric Moody ESPN

What are your favorite late goals in fantasy football? I’m often asked this question, and in order to address every drafter’s quest for perfection, I’m here to help. I’ve entered over 80 fantasy football mock drafts since the NFL draft ended in late April.

Based on these simulations, here are my priority players for round 10. I included each player’s ADP (Average Draft Position) from our live draft trends.


Kirk Cousins, Vikings (ADP: 139.4, QB15)

It’s easy to ignore Cousins ​​in your fantasy draft, but don’t make that mistake. When you consider that Cousins’ top two receiving options are Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, you should be excited about new head coach Kevin O’Connell’s new offense. It’s a plan that’s expected to rely on the veteran quarterback’s dominance. Previously, O’Connell was the Rams’ offensive coordinator, and he brought in Rams passing coordinator Wes Phillips. Los Angeles is averaging 277.5 passing yards (fifth) and 2.4 passing touchdowns (third) in 2021.

Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (ADP: 153.4, QB17)

You might think, but I’ll say it. Like Joe Burrow in 2021, Lawrence could make a similar statistical jump in 2022. The team’s new head coach, Doug Pederson, has more NFL experience than his predecessor, Urban Meyer, and has won the Super Bowl and played in the league. Pederson had great success in Philadelphia with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, and Lawrence could have a similar result. With multiple playmakers including Christian Kirk now on the Jaguars and an improved offensive line, there’s no doubt that Lawrence will be on the streaming radar in 2022, and it’s not out of the question that the high-end QB2 ends. .

Matt Ryan, Colts (ADP: 166.5, QB21 )

As the season approaches, fantasy football fans underestimate Ryan. The 37-year-old is new to the Colts, but he’s no stranger to leadership roles within the organization. Ryan was without one of his primary targets for most of last season due to Calvin Ridley’s absence in Atlanta last season. Ryan averaged 22.2 points per game under Ridley. Without him, Ryan is averaging just 14.1 points per game. Michael Pittman Jr. is his No. 1 receiver, Jonathan Taylor is running back, and Ryan should bounce back in 2022.

Running Back

Dameon Pierce, Texans(ADP: 158.1 , RB43)

The Texans have a terrible running game in 2021. Houston finished with 3.4 yards per carry for 1,442 rushing yards, the worst in the league. The Texans have just eight rushing touchdowns in 2021, which is also the fewest in the league. Pierce was underutilized throughout his college career in Florida, but that’s not indicative of his talent. Surrounded by Marlon Mack, Rex Burkhead, Dare Ogunbowale and Royce Freeman in a bland Houston backfield, the rookie fourth-rounder has proven to be the best running back in training camp.



Mike Clay comments on Damon Pierce as he prepares for his rookie season with Houston.

Isaiah Spiller, Charger (ADP: 165.5, RB47)

During Spiller’s impressive tenure at Texas A&M, he rushing for 2,993 yards and 25 touchdowns in his three years at Texas A&M . University Station. In the Chargers’ backup running back game, Spiller will compete with Larry Rountree III and Joshua Kelly for the starting spot. This is a game I believe Spiller will win. In 2022, he could average around 10 touches per game in one of the league’s top offenses.

Tyler Allgeier, Falcons (ADP: 169, RB52)

Considering that Allgeier is listed near the bottom of the unofficial depth chart on the official Falcons website, you might wonder why he is in on the list. In mid-August, it would be unwise to take depth maps too seriously. Allgeier has excellent vision and is a capable early defender who can play the pass. The fifth-round pick of this year’s draft ran for 2,731 yards and 36 touchdowns in his final two seasons at BYU, and his ability as a three-guard sets him apart from Damien Williams and Cordarrelle Patterson. He deserves a flyer.

Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs (ADP: 169.5, RB53)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is not the running back the Chiefs want him to be. Pacheco is on a par with Kareem Hunt, who averaged 20.3 touches and 18.4 points per game in his rookie season with Kansas City in 2017. Don’t leave your fantasy football draft without Pacheco.

Khalil Herbert, Bears (ADP: 169.8, RB56)

Herbert is a perfect fit for the outfield running plan enforced by the Bears’ new coaching system, and his one-size-fits-all approach Capability, Agility and Vision. Herbert won’t pass David Montgomery as a starter, but he will be involved, especially with Montgomery on special teams. When Montgomery was sidelined last season, Herbert averaged 23.3 chances (rush attempts plus goals) and 15.4 PPR points per game while hitting 83 percent of his offensive snaps in three starts.

Kenneth Gainwell, Hawks (ADP: 170, RB76 )

As a fantasy football manager, you should care about Gainwell’s role in the Hawks offense effect. While Miles Sanders is still expected to be the Eagles’ top guard on the depth chart, Gainwell is a fortune if he is given receiving and goal-line duties, as various reports have suggested. Valuable fantasy asset. Last season, he averaged 19 points in his best four games. In those games, Gainwell averaged 15 chances (running attempts plus goals).

Wide receiver

Drake London, Falcons (ADP: 98.7, WR36)

After a stellar career at USC, London will enter his rookie season as Atlanta’s No. 1 receiver. Atlanta’s quarterback situation with Marcus Mariota is not ideal, but the number of targets will be available for London in 2022. He’s a flexible option for WR2’s upside.

Chris Olaf, Saints (ADP: 123, WR46)

The Saints selected Olaf in the first round of this year’s draft. That suggests he will immediately be a key contributor to New Orleans’ offense. Among Ohio State’s all-time great receivers, Olaf set a school record with 35 receiving touchdowns, the fourth-most in Big Ten league history. He also ranks third with 176 receptions and fifth with 2,711 receiving yards. He could well see 100 goals alongside Michael Thomas and could be seen as a flexible option.



Liz Loza details why she loves Chris Olave’s fit with the Saints.

Skyy Moore, Chiefs (ADP: 135.3, WR49)

Coming into the 2022 season, the Chiefs had 340 vacated goals and 2,748 vacated air yards. Kansas City is looking to replace the explosive power that Tyrek Hill has provided them for years. Moore can help. In West Michigan, he has a 44.8 percent Dominator rating. This metric measures the number of touchdowns and receiving yards a player commands on his own offense. There is no rookie wide receiver with more upside than Moore in this explosive Chiefs offense.

Jakobi Meyers , Patriots (ADP: 138.3, WR51)

Meyers can finally break out this season as a reliable scorer. There’s a lot to like about his role in the Patriots offense and his connection to quarterback Mike Jones. Despite the addition of Dewant Parker, Meyers is expected to lead New England in goals. His receiving yards increased from 729 in 2020 to 866 in 2021. The positive momentum he has gained in yards and touchdowns should continue in 2022.

Texan Nico Collins (ADP: 169.9)

Collins will reportedly be the obvious No. 2 catcher in Pep Hamilton’s new Houston offense this season hand. He caught 33 passes for 446 yards and touchdowns despite a largely struggling and inconsistent rookie quarterback last season. You can see his potential in the movie. Coaches, teammates and quarterback Davis Mills raved about him, and Collins is set to have a breakout sophomore season. He’s projected to be the second-biggest target for the Texans after Brandin Cook.

Isaiah McKenzie, Bill (ADP: 170.3)

The receiver plays a vital role in the Bills offense. In Buffalo has completed 1,534 games (fifth) over the past two seasons and has three wide receivers. Buffalo also ran more than 100 four-catch games during that time, more than any other team. Josh Allen has targeted his slot catcher 389 times since 2020, second only to Patrick Mahomes (408). All of these factors combined with MacKenzie’s excellent training camp and Allen’s positive comments, and McKenzie is on the cusp of a breakout season.

KJ Hamler, Broncos (ADP: 170.4)

SEASON – The end of Tim Patrick’s knee injury opened the door for Hamler to see more goals. He was a vertical threat in the slot while at Penn State and was drafted 46th overall by the Broncos in 2020. Between 2018 and 2019, Hamler had 41 plays for 15 yards or more in the slot, the third-best in the league for LBS. Russell Wilson excels at maximizing player skill and throwing depth. Since 2016, he has ranked first in passing attempts, completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns with 20 or more yards. Nobody is talking about Wilson and Hamler, but they should.

critical moment

Hunter Henry, Patriots (ADP: 124.4, TE13)

Henry had some great moments last season, in his second season with Mike Jones, for those who waited , which may be a more stable option to address tight end positions in drafts. Henry had a career-high nine touchdowns last season and should see a similar number of targets in 2022 as he did in 2021. Henry’s stats will continue to evolve as Jones grows into an NFL quarterback. Don’t ignore him.

Albert Okwuegbunam, Broncos (ADP: 167.6, TE21)

Okwuegbunam’s training camp was excellent, and according to coach Nathaniel Hackett, he’s doing it for offense. He appears to be ahead of rookie Greg Dulcich, which bodes well for Okwuegbunam’s fantastic value in 2022. Okwuegbunam’s yardage creation ability was outstanding last season, with 245 of his 330 receiving yards coming from catches. Russell Wilson will take advantage of this in 2022.



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