Limiting risk is a key factor in getting the most value out of your Fantasy football drafts, so before going on the clock, be sure to see the list of the riskiest picks by round Fantasy players are making from SportsLine Fantasy football analyst Matt Franciscovich.
Franciscovich, spent four seasons at NFL Network as on-camera talent and as a writer/editor, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live, Fantasy & Friends, and NFL Pick'Em. You might remember him best as one of the 'Fantasy Hipsters,' a segment that was nominated for FSWA "Best Video" award in 2016. He's also a featured contributor of the Fantasy Football Black Book, which has spent ample time at No. 1 in Fantasy books on Amazon in 2018 and 2019. Now, Matt is a Content Strategist at EA Sports, focusing on Madden NFL, while continuing to dish out Fantasy takes for SportsLine. He has years of experience handing out league-winning advice, so if there's anybody who can help you avoid any potential pitfalls in drafts this year, it's him.
One thing we can tell you: Franciscovich says Bengals receiver A.J. Green is the riskiest pick you can make in the fifth round.
"By Round 5, we're getting into some murky territory where these picks won't quite make or break your Fantasy squad but pick correctly and you could land some league-winning upside," Franciscovich told SportsLine. "At the time this was written, Green was still being drafted in Round 5. The 31-year-old veteran underwent ankle surgery on July 30, and all we have to go on is that he could miss a couple of regular season games, but there's no real timeline established yet. Avoid Green at all costs on draft day. You don't want to be that guy still waiting for him to suit up in Week 8."
Franciscovich has also has some surprising analysis about who to avoid in the first couple rounds. These two players produced massive numbers in 2018, but could be disastrous selections at their current ADP, so you'll ABSOLUTELY want to see what he has to say before you draft.
So what is the riskiest pick in each round of Fantasy football? And who should you avoid at all costs in Rounds 1 and 2?... Join SportsLine now to see Matt Franciscovich's analysis, all from one of the top Fantasy football analysts in the nation!