Bargain bin shopping is a critical aspect of the fantasy football draft. You need to know which players are undervalued based on their average draft position. Our cheat sheets do a good job at highlighting this on your behalf due to the way we list the data. Nonetheless, I know not everyone cheats with our cheat sheets so I dug up some players some undervalued players no matter how your scoring system is setup. Let's look at a handful of players that are undervalued. If you're a member, I have a 3 page list of undervalued and high upside players linked above the cheat sheet area.
Undervalued Wide Receivers
Rishard Matthews, WR (TEN)
A starting WR1 going around pick #169 is crazy. The Titans didn't sign him to a 3 year $15 million dollar contract to just block. Matthews has strong hands, can catch in traffic well and most noteworthy has showed play making ability in the short to intermediate range. You're not drafting him as your WR2/3/4 however making him the 5th or 6th WR you draft probably a good idea.
Demaryius Thomas, WR (DEN)
I think Thomas's value has taken a hit because of his 2015 stats and "the quarterback situation" in Denver. Outside of only scoring 6 touchdown in 2015 Thomas was a beast producing 105 catches for 1,304 yards. I expect some positive regression for Thomas in the touchdown category. Don't hesitate on picking him if he falls to you near his current ADP of #32.
Jarvis Landry, WR (MIA)
You already know Landry is a PPR machine. He had a full serving of red zone snaps that didn't pan out last year. He's just 3 or 4 touchdowns away from top 15 production and can be had on the cheap because his current ADP is #37. Huge upside here, all he needs to do is score some more touchdowns.
Donte Moncrief, WR (IND)
Moncrief started 2015 on fire! Luck wasn't hurt yet and Moncrief was tearing up the board. When Luck got hurt Hilton became Matt's go-to WR. Moncrief was vastly out producing Hilton last season before Luck went down. If the start of last season wasn't an aberration we're getting some serious value at his current ADP of #60.
Mike Wallace WR (BAL)
Here's another late round pick (#192) that could be a hit. Wallace hasn't produced outstanding numbers in many years. But he's finally in a quality system and his camp has been "filled" with highlights. Kamar Aiken is looming, Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') is about done and Breshad Perriman (knee) may or may not make the starting 3. There's some cheap upside here but I'll admit this is probably the last year I'm going to recommend him if he falls short.
Undervalued Running Backs
Carlos Hyde, RB (SF)
For a man that averaged 2.27 yards after contact per attempt, behind only Marshawn Lynch and LeGarrette Blount, his #40 ADP is very tempting. Per PFF, he forced 32 forced missed tackles on 115 attempts in 2015. I know his team isn't sexy but 3 down backs are rare. He's worth stab if you draft wide receiver heavy in the early rounds because a three down RB is hard to find after the 2nd round.
Latavius Murray, RB (OAK)
His poor showing last season caused 4th/5th round ADP figures during early drafts. But it didn't take long for his stock is on the rise because he's currently sitting at an ADP of #33. The Raiders are much stronger on defense and the offensive line consequently setting up Murray for another high-volume campaign.
Danny Woodhead RB (SD) ADP #72 -- Jeremy Hill RB (CIN) ADP #49
Woodhead if you're in a PPR league. Hill in non-PPR formats. In the past couple of seasons both of these running backs have proven to be reliable fantasy point producers. The coaches trust them to "do there thing" and the consistency they offer, considering thier ADP, is second to none.
One Undervalued Tight End
Zach Ertz, TE (PHI)
This is solely based on his four-game stretch to cap off the season. He became Sam Bradford's bunk buddy, catching 35 balls for 450 yards and a score. Ertz is currently going in the ninth round, I wouldn't hesitate to grab him in the 8th.
Top Two Undervalued Quarterbacks
Philip Rivers, QB (SD)
During the course of the last two seasons Rivers has finished as a QB9 / QB10. Entering the 2016 NFL season Rivers has his best wide receiver group in recent history. In addition, he has been reuniting with OC Ken Whisenhunt, the coach resonsible for his 2013 production levels (4478 yards & 32 touchdowns). With an average ADP of #92 you should take note of this quality QB with upside just waiting for you in the 8th/9th round.
Tyrod Taylor, QB (BUF)
Who has top 10 upside and is going around pick #119? Tyrod Taylor, that's who! He produced 24 total touchdowns last season and only threw 6 picks. His rushing totals are impressive too, netting 568 yards on the ground which is only 68 yards less than the rushing leader, Cam Newton. Oh and Sammy Watkins is a 3rd year wide receiver, the magical year they grow wings or something like that. Finally, draft Taylor as your QB2 and don't look back.