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As we move into round three, owners are clearly going to start taking shots at their favorite sleepers or even some hometown players. After all, the obvious talent will be long gone after the top 24 selections. Solid dynasty owners who have been around the block a few times know better than to just waste these picks, though. There are bound to be some real steals at this point or later in rookie drafts and this is no time to stop researching players or trade these picks for little in return. The best dynasty owners value every selection and are mindful about every player they take, knowing that hitting on one of these players with a late round pick could swing the power of a league in their favor very quickly. As you read through this, make sure you read their initial rookie profiles, if available, to be fully informed about them before using your rookie selections.
3.01 = Dallas Goedert, TE PHI
This draft featured a ton of players (including many running backs) who landed in what are perceived as great locations for their fantasy value. Unfortunately, the tight end class didn’t fare as well. Goedert was widely regarded as the best tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft and the Eagles jumped in front of the Cowboys to grab him. If Dallas would have drafted him, he would have easily been a second round rookie draft pick. Instead, Goedert is stuck behind Zach Ertz, who is still just 27 years old and that pushed him down in our rankings. The good news is Philadelphia had two tight ends on the field for nearly 400 snaps last year and and also led the league in receptions by the position. All news from Eagles camp is stating they plan on using him early and often and the Eagles have also come out and said they would have likely taken Goedert in the first round had they not traded back and that simply can’t be ignored. While the presence of Ertz clearly diminishes his value, Goedert should eventually pay dividends – owners just may need to be more patient than they expected.
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