10 undrafted free agents that could make a fantasy impact

Jeff Ratcliffe identifies UDFAs that have a shot at making a roster — and a fantasy impact — next season.

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KD Cannon

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10 undrafted free agents that could make a fantasy impact

The Mr. Irrelevant pick doesn’t end the flurry of action that occurs during NFL draft weekend. Following the last pick in the draft, teams spring into action to sign undrafted players. In most cases, these players went undrafted for a reason, and they’ll never end up surfacing on an NFL roster. However, sometimes the league’s initial evaluation of a player turns out to be incorrect, and he ends up being a productive pro or even better. Notable past undrafted free agents included WR Wes Welker, QB Tony Romo, TE Antonio Gates, and RB Arian Foster.

There may not be a future fantasy starter in this year’s crop of UDFAs, but if there is, here are the most likely candidates:

1. KD Cannon, WR, San Francisco 49ers

The speedster out of Baylor had the potential to be a Day 3 pick. He lands in a crowded, but lackluster depth chart in San Francisco, however, where the new coaching regime is almost certain to clean house. While he ran a limited route tree in college, Cannon’s speed bodes well for a future Taylor Gabriel-type role in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • Indian-Homie

    Man, gotta say it feels damn good to be a 49er fan lately. I know the season hasnt started but to have some good news (solid grade for the Draft and now solid pickups from UDFA’s) Gives me some hope for 2-3 years down the line when we get a QB. Till then just add depth everywhere else. Im ok with that, even if it means a bottom 5 team for another year or 2. LETS MAKE A RUN AT FULL STRENGTH!!