5 fantasy football options that are steals at their current ADP

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2022 fantasy football sleeper no. 4: George Pickens, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Current ADP: 157 overall (WR62) – Round 13

If we’re looking at a stock report for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers, Chase Claypool’s value has plummeted while George Pickens is being talked about like this year’s version of Ja’Marr Chase. I think expectations at this point for Pickens are reaching heights that might be unfair for the former Georgia Bulldog, but at the same time, maybe not.

Pickens is a natural at the position and wins with a combination of size, speed, strong hands, and great body control. No matter who the Steelers’ quarterback is, I think Pickens will be able to be productive, but we saw in his first NFL preseason game that this guy has some serious game.

You can currently steal Pickens with a round 13 pick (or later) unless you’re playing in a league with a bunch of Steelers fans in redraft. If you’re in a dynasty league, Pickens probably isn’t much of a sleeper at this point but he’s undoubtedly worth a first-round pick in that type of league.

2022 fantasy football sleeper no. 5: Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills

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Current ADP: 222 overall (WR81) – Round 18

Some sleepers you can see coming from a mile away, while others are really flying under the radar. One player that is really flying under the radar right now is Buffalo Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie. McKenzie has had a good offseason and with Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley no longer in the fold, McKenzie’s role is slated to increase substantially.

Sure, the Bills added veteran Jamison Crowder to the mix this offseason as well, but McKenzie seems to be firmly in place as one of the Bills’ top three receivers along with Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis.

There are plenty of mouths to feed in Buffalo, there’s no doubt, but there’s going to be a substantial role for McKenzie. Not everyone playing fantasy football is playing in 10-12 team leagues. Some of you are playing in 14-team leagues or more, and players like McKenzie can be extremely valuable in the later rounds.

The departures of Beasley and Sanders vacated nearly 30 percent of the Bills’ target share from last season. While Gabriel Davis is expected to get WR2 treatment behind Stefon Diggs this year, I would peg McKenzie as the favorite here to be third in the pecking order which could mean a very productive year for fantasy football managers at his current ADP.