The two biggest elements in having a successful fantasy football draft are getting value and being flexible with your strategy. Below is a list of 15 players whose average draft position is higher than it should be. Basically, they are getting drafted too early. While these players are overrated for a wide number of reasons, the bottom line is simply that their risk outweighs their potential reward.
2) Maurice Jones Drew (RB Jacksonville Jaguars): This holdout is getting ugly. MJD has carried a butt load in recent years.
3) Chris Johnson (RB Tennessee Titans): I just can't shake what I saw out of him last year -- after he got paid.
5) Trent Richardson (RB Cleveland Browns): I can't think of any Cleveland Brown worthy of my first round pick, other than Jim Brown.
6) Marshawn Lynch (RB Seattle Seahawks): I just don't see beast mode going off all that often.
7) Brandon Marshall (WR Chicago Bears): I'd prefer other options to my WR1 playing in the windy city come playoff time.
9) Michael Vick (QB Philadelphia Eagles): If he can't give himself up in the preseason, what will happen when it counts?
10) Mike Wallace (WR Pittsburgh Steelers): I like Mike, but Antonio may be a better option and Ben knows it.
12) Fred Davis (TE Washington Redskins): He is one puff away from a year suspension and I need more than one good season to reach for this character.
13) Demaryius Thomas (WR Denver Broncos): This guy has great raw skills but his stock has risen too high, too fast.
15) Robert Griffin III (QB Washington Redskins): People are expecting near Cam numbers and I know those have happened exactly once.