Five draft-day steals

After the fantasy studs come off the board, target these five sleeping beauties

Originally Published: August 7, 2014
By Mike Clay | ESPN The Magazine

Jordan CameronAndrew Weber/USA TODAY SportsThe Browns Jordan Cameron had one of the most impressive catch rates last season at 73 percent.

ANYBODY CAN SPOT the fantasy studs. But to unearth draft-day steals, you have to dive deep into the metrics. They'll tell you amazing things, like why Toby Gerhart is a good bet on a team that threw the ball 65 percent of the time last year, or the number of catches Jordan Cameron would have had with a better QB, or how, after being ignored in the end zone, Kendall Wright is primed to score big. So after the studs come off the board, target these five players. You'll thank us in December.

Mike Clay

Fantasy Football
• Director and managing editor at Pro Football Focus Fantasy
• Writes the weekly "Fantasy 32" column on ESPN Insider