When people talk about successful undrafted free agents in fantasy football, it begins and ends with LeGarrette Blount of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arian Foster of the Houston Texans.
Both are 1,000-yard rushers so it's possible for undrafted players to make an impact. First, though, they have to make the 53-man roster. Because of that, all of this is purely speculative, but some undrafted skill position players stick out this year.
Mario Fannin, RB, Denver Broncos
Despite just signing veteran Willis McGahee, Fannin could get a decent shot in Denver. Knowshon Moreno has been injured and inconsistent, McGahee is almost 30 and Lendale White is Lendale White. If Fannin can hold onto the ball a little better, he has great size and ability. To boot, he's got excellent hands to catch the ball.
Cameron Graham, TE, Tennessee Titans
Jared Cook is an up-and-coming tight end for the Titans, but the team doesn't have much else. Neither Daniel Graham or Craig Stevens are much of a factor receiving. If Cameron Graham gets a shot, he could get around 20 receptions and a few touchdowns.
DeAndre Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles may be signing players left and right, but haven't done much at the wide receiver position. Currently, DeSean Jackson is holding out and Jeremy Maclin is down a reported 30 pounds after battling mono. Also in Brown's favor is that the team doesn't have a wide receiver with his size. He could steal a few touchdowns in the red zone, especially if tight end Brent Celek struggles some again.
Dane Sanzenbacher, WR, Chicago Bears
One of the more highly sought after undrafted players, Sanzenbacher made the right choice by going to Chicago. In the Mike Martz offense, Sanzenbacher could be an excellent slot option for the Bears. He has good hands and solid quickness. He could battle Earl Bennett for playing time, and probably overtake him.
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