Pump the brakes: The hype train has gone too far on these 5 fantasy options

The preseason is great and all, but Dan Schneier notes that it leads to us overrating some players because it's all we're seeing.

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Pump the brakes: The hype train has gone too far on these 5 fantasy options


During this time of the year, the fantasy football world is filled with hype. Beat writers are raving about what they’ve seen from players in mostly nonphysical practices and preseason games where a win or loss has no real significance. Basic game plans on both sides of the ball are common from coordinators during this time of the year. But all of that doesn’t stop fantasy owners from buying into the hype when the good reports start flowing in.

Today, we’re going to pump the brakes and offer caution on several players who have risen up draft boards. For the most part, they are no longer being priced at a happy medium between their ceiling and floor — you have to buy them for a premium. We’ll break down why that might not be your best option heading into your drafts.

Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans

This preseason hasn’t had an absolute ADP runner like last year when Ameer Abdullah jumped an eternity after one big preseason run. But we are in the midst of seeing a player go from undrafted in almost every league to a preferred mid-round pick. Here’s a look at Sharpe’s recent ADP spike in best ball leagues.

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Dan Schneier is a staff writer for PFF Fantasy, a former FOX Sports NFL scribe, and an auction format enthusiast.

  • Don Elretseo

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  • evo34

    Dan, Do you have a link to your bio? There are a ton of writers at PFF. I’d like to get an idea of who is who. Thanks!

  • narjar

    I think the hype train is fine for gordon. You have to think that they are going to pass a lot in that offense because they will be behind. He is the type of guy that can finish top 10 in fantasy pts per game with his talent. The thing that I don’t understand is that all the experts are saying the hype train is to high on gordon, but it is ok to draft Lev Bell in the top end of the 2nd round and he is suspended for 3 games and didn’t play much of last year. If Gordon is my wr3 or 4. I can find players that will return my that value while he is out. It will be absolute luck if you find that guy in the 5th or 6th round that can return 1st round value. With gordon you know he can do it.