31 Responses to “Bargain Hunter”

  1. Jim says:

    I was able to pick Patterson in my draft last year and Justin Hunter went undrafted. I will possibly target Hunter this year. What round do you think he would go. I don’t have a #1, but I have 2 #2′s and 2 #3′s. I will probably try to get him with either a late 2nd or early 3rd. How does Hunter rate with this year’s incoming rookie crop?

    • Ty Miller says:

      Hi Jim,

      I’m surprised Hunter went undrafted! League mates vary, but I have had a trade offer of the 1.08 rookie pick for Hunter rejected. Thanks for reading!

      Ty

    • Pete says:

      There is no reason that Hunter should have been undrafted in any league format… In most leagues he can probably be had for a later 1st but savy owners wont give him up for less. As for comparing with this rookie class I would put him at WR5 or WR6

    • Ty Miller says:

      Also, I would rank him as WR4 in this class, behind Evans, Watkins, & Matthews.

    • Inaudiblelance says:

      I discovered mid-season last year that Justin Hunter, LaDarius Green, Stedman Bailey, and Da’Rick Rogers were all on our waiver wire. I have since snapped them all up. Our league has always been more of a win-now league so devy players tended to get overlooked. Last year my dynasty philosophy changed (around the same time i discovered DLF) so now I’m building a juggernaut for the future while the rest of my league is blissfully unaware!

  2. Scott O says:

    I think you’re right on for Hunter. I also think there are a few other sophomore players who started out slower than expected that are buy candidates. Guys like Wheaton, Kelce, and Austin to name a few.

    http://fantasyfootballevilempire.blogspot.com
    2014 Buy Low Dynasty Candidates – Part 1

  3. Jacob Feldman says:

    I was and still am very high on Hunter. He has all of the skills, but we knew it was going to take a year or two for him to make the transition. I still think he needs to add another 10 pounds of muscle to help him deal with press coverage and jump ball situations, but I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do this year!

  4. Jeff Miller says:

    Nice article. I think with it you have moved up to be the second best Miller at DLF. Congrats.

  5. Skills says:

    I really like Hunter and the addition of the new coaching staff should only help his value. For all the people that said last years class was just ok, I have Hopkins, Hunter, & Patterson on my bench right now and would not deal those three guys for the top 3 wideouts in this rookie class.. If I were to rank the top receivers of the 2013 & 2014 classes I would go:
    1. Watkins
    2. Patterson
    3. Hopkins:
    4. Evans
    5. Hunter
    6. Allen
    7. Beckham
    8. Lee
    9. Austin
    10. Cooks

    I am not in a PPR so obviously touchdowns come at a premium and tend to reflect my rankings

  6. Jarred Cosart says:

    I have Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Terence Williams, Jeremy Maclin, and Da’rick Rogers. Is WR a concern at all going into the draft or will I be okay with the five I have? (my league is non-PPR)

    • Inaudiblelance says:

      Right now you have a good young WR corp comprised of WR2/3/4s but are lacking a true WR1. With such a strong WR class in this draft I would target some 1st and 2nd rd WRs but your 2014 draft pics are unlikely to contribute WR1 numbers in their first year. Perhaps you can package a few picks and a player or two to target someone else’s WR1?

    • BigD says:

      are you kidding….get a couple of #1 wrs now….you have all nothing more than #2s if not #3s…..wow

    • Ty Miller says:

      Hi Jarred,

      I’m a big fan of all of those WRs. The problem is, since it isn’t PPR, Wright’s value is capped for now since he really lacks TDs. That could change with Whisenhunt in town as I expect more short passes, right in Wright’s wheelhouse. Hunter has the potential to be a true WR1, but I think we’re a year or two off from that. TWill is a great young prospect, but his ceiling will always be a bit lower as long as Dez is in town. If you have an early 1st rd pick, I’d target Mike Evans or Jordan Matthews. I like big WRs and they definitely fit that bill. If you don’t have a later 1st, I’d attempt to package that 1st and Terrence Williams for a Michael Floyd type. You may be overpaying in the short term, but Floyd has the build and talent to be a WR1 in this league. Thank you for reading the Hunter article!

      Ty

  7. cm says:

    Drafted Hunter last year in the 2rd round rookie draft. Also drafted Christine Michael and Keenan Allen. Debating between Micheal and Hunter for my Rookie keeper spot…THOUGHTS?

    Allen will fill a WR keeper spot for me with Garcon. I could keep both would need to drop one of Rashard Jennings/Reggie Bush/Joique Bell/Chris Ivory. THOUGHTS?

    QB/RB/WR/WR/Flex/Flex/TE/Rookie

    CM

    • Ty Miller says:

      Hi Cm,

      I would keep Hunter since you are only required to keep one RB. I really like Jennings this year and Reggie Bush should have some good value for at least this year. Chris Ivory is who I’d be dropping, because there is a good chance you could get him back. People are really down on Ivory.

      Thanks for checking out the article!

      Ty

  8. Turin says:

    Hi !

    Got Gio Bernard in the first and got Hunter in the 3rd Round of the Rookie Draft last year (3.05) and he was more or less a reaction buy to Crabtree getting injured just the day before as was Aaron Dobson in the 2nd.

    I’m interested in what you expect out of Dobson from here on.

    Thanks !

    • Ty Miller says:

      Hi Turin,

      I like Dobson. I would’ve liked him a lot more had Edelman signed elsewhere, but I think Dobson > Thompkins. Thanks for reading!

      Ty

  9. Kenny Newsted says:

    In my 12 team, non-ppr league I traded:

    Hakeem Nicks, 2.04, and 4.02 (first round of FA draft in August)

    FOR

    Justin Hunter & Joe Flacco (pretty much a throw in)

    MY TEAM
    QB – A. Smith, J. Flacco
    RB – M. Ball, S. Vereen, T. Gerhart, L. Murray, P. Thomas
    WR – M. Floyd, TY Hilton, T. Williams, J. Hunter, M. Wheaton, S. Bailey, D. Moore, M. Williams
    TE – T. Eifert, D. Pitta
    K – S. Gostkowski
    D/ST – Buccaneers
    Rookie Picks – 1.02, 1.04, 3.01, 3.02, 3.12

  10. mjmart2 says:

    I was just offered 1.05 and a 3.05 for Hunter. Should I hold onto him or is this too good of value to pass up?

    • Ty Miller says:

      Hi,

      I’d hold onto Hunter. If he were in this class, he’d probably be the WR4, so while I think that is a fair offer, I would rather have Hunter on my team.

      Thanks for reading!

      Ty

  11. JBFootball says:

    I have been offered Gio Bernard, Justin Blackmon, Brian Hartline and the 4th pick in my devy draft for Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis and Mike Wallace.

    My roster is:

    QB – Wilson, Tannehill, Mallett, Bradford
    RB – Charles, Spiller, Stacy, Ball, L Murray, K Robinson, B Brown, Knile Davis
    WR – Gordon, Green, Jeffery, Hopkins, Maclin, Wallace, Wheaton, Mike Evans
    TE – Rudolph, L Green

    I can afford to wait for Blackmon’s suspension and I love getting 5 yrs younger at running back. The devy pick will also land me either Thomas Tyner or Laquon Treadwell who are both studs. Is this a good deal?

    • JBFootball says:

      Nevermind. Took the deal and Gio is mine. Hope I made the right choice.

      • Ty Miller says:

        Sorry it took me a little while to get back to you. I’m ok with you going after Gio Bernard but I think you couldve flipped JC, Davis and Wallace for a top 3-5 WR. You already have some very good talent at the RB position, but if you had used Charles to get Dez or Julio, you would’ve had the elite WR market cornered. Like I said though, Gio has a ton of value right now and I’m ok with targeting him too. I’d shop around Ball if I were you as his stock has risen since Moreno signed in Miami. Thanks for reading!

        Ty

  12. Tybeeman says:

    I liked what I saw from Hunter and really like his size and v potential. PPR dynasty I just moved my 1.12 rookie draft pick for him. Here’s to hoping he’s worth it.

    • Ty Miller says:

      That’s a really savvy move. Hunter has been fetching a higher pick than that already and he hasn’t even come close to his ceiling. Hell, he hasn’t even opened the door… haha

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on the article!

      Ty

  13. Dream team says:

    Should I trade Calvin for montee ball Keenan Allen and rg3 I have Peyton at qb so rg3 could be future and my recievers are dez Blackmon Wheaton stedman Bailey Kenny stills and plan on taking Sammy Watkins pick 1 my running backs are Morris Ellington bradshaw travaris cadet might be able 2 get Julius Thomas instead of rg3 and I have Jordan Cameron at tight end or divi just keep Calvin it’s a 14 team ppr if that helps runnin backs real hard 2 come by

    • Ty Miller says:

      I may be in the minority but I don’t really believe in Montee Ball. I’m ok with that trade though, especially if you value Ball like most do. If it were me, I’d do that trade and then see what you could get for Ball via another trade. You obviously need a backup plan for Peyton, and Allen is going to be a stud for years to come. Since you have Cameron, I wouldn’t try to get Thomas. If I were in this situation, knowing that your WRs are good, I would offer Stills/1.01 for Doug Martin. Then again, I prefer having a stable of RBs. Thanks for commenting and good luck!

      Ty

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