Draft these 20 players instead of kickers and defenses

It's the tenth round, maybe you're a couple of beers in.  Joey has been kicked out of and joined the draft room 15 times already.  Steve's wife keeps pulling him away and he's running the full clock every pick.  Things are starting to hit that point where some folks are auto-picking and the eyes are starting to glaze over. It's your time to shine.

Joey is kicked out again, and auto picks Justin Tucker.  Jan just picked The Bills D/ST because she can't stand open roster spots. You're up.  It's time to look at the landscape and see where everyone is and attack the upside.  Put the players with early-season waiver potential on your roster now.  Here are 25 players to target from rounds nine through 15, plus late Kickers and D/ST to plug in at the very end. ADP we publish here is based on Fantasy Pros Average ADP at the date of publishing and will most certainly be different on the platform you are drafting.  It's time to just get your guys, anyway.  Let's snap into a Slim Jim and get it!

Ten players for Rounds 10, 11 and 12 (12 team Picks 108-144) These are players with some really nice upside either in their situation, or they could be big parts of good offenses.

 James Cook Buffalo


 Chase Claypool Pittsburgh


 Kenneth Gainwell Philadelphia


 Romeo Doubs Green Bay


 Julio Jones Tampa Bay


 Joshua Palmer LA Chargers


 Robbie Anderson Carolina


 KJ Osborn Minnesota


 Sammy Watkins Green Bay


 Jeff Wilson, Jr San Francisco


Why waste your FAAB Week 1 when you have ten players worth an end-of-draft dart throw right here? These next ten players are worth a pick to have on your bench, should they be headlining the waiver grab articles for the early weeks of the season.

 Tyler Higbee LA Rams 195
 Nico Collins Houston 198
 Isiah Pacheko Kansas City 213
 Boston Scott Philadelphia 245
 Zay Jones Jacksonville 263
 Devin Duvernay Baltimore  301
 Jaylen Guyton LA Chargers 307
 Tony Poljan Baltimore 331
 Travis Homer Seattle 357
 Giovanni Bernard  Tampa Bay 374

Since you HAVE to start a Kicker or defense, here's a BONUS five kickers and five defenses to grab in the last two rounds that are overlooked for a nice start to the season.

 Brandon McManus Denver


 Chris Boswell Pittsburgh


 Robbie Gould  SF


 Jake Elliott Philadelphia


 Jason Sanders Mia


 Steelers Pittsburgh


 Eagles Philadelphia


 Broncos Denver


 Ravens Baltimore


 Titans Tennessee


When your league-mates start the early kickers, give them the flying elbow drop by chasing upside players until your last two picks using this handy guide to stomp your competition!

 Matt Miles believes that Kickers belong in fantasy football but won't take one until the very end of the draft.  Follow him at @dirtyairfc on Twitter!

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