If you are looking for a steal late in your draft, look no further than Jake Locker. The biggest question when it comes to Locker is whether he can stay healthy for a 16 game season? In just seven starts last season, Locker threw for 1,256 yards while adding 8 touchdowns compared to just 4 interceptions. However, Locker’s most valuable asset may be his ability to run the ball, as he added 155 yards and 2 touchdowns. If Locker can stay healthy, there is no doubt in my mind he is a top 10 fantasy quarterback. He has many weapons around him and is poised for a breakout season.
Although Frank Gore is still the starting back in San Fran, his production has continued to drop over the years. The 49ers didn’t draft Hyde 57th overall to just sit on the bench. It may take a few weeks, but Hyde will get his share of touches on offense. In his final season at Ohio State, Hyde averaged 7.3 yards per carry and rushed for over 1,521 yards. At 6’ 235 lbs, Hyde will fit perfectly in this 49ers run first offense.
Coming off a slightly disappointing rookie campaign, there was no stopping Robert Woods this preseason. Woods showed great bursts of speed and the ability to get open. Even with the addition of Sammy Watkins this offseason, Woods will still have a crucial role in Buffalo’s offense, as he will be their primary slot receiver. Woods has shown great chemistry with EJ Manuel, and should be a great addition towards the later rounds. Woods is a solid option as a third receiver.
What is most impressive about Justin Hunter is his speed. Although he had a somewhat disappointing rookie season, Hunter still averaged 19.7 yards per reception. With a healthy Jake Locker, Hunter will be a huge part of this Tennessee offense. Hunter will often stretch the field and has the potential to put up monstrous numbers this coming season. Hunter will be a good option as a third receiver.
Greg Olsen is coming off back to back 800 plus yard seasons, yet he is never considered among the league’s elite tight ends. Olsen is Cam Newton’s favorite weapons and will get many targets throughout the season. Olsen has good speed and has the ability to turn short passes into big plays. Entering his eighth season, Olsen still has plenty of football left in him. Olsen in no doubt a legitimate starting fantasy tight end, and would be a great addition to any team in the mid to later rounds.