By Jay Myers

Today I want to discuss some under the radar players you might want to take a stab at with one of your last bench spots prior to the season starting.  Some of these players will be obvious to some who play in deeper dynasty leagues, but that’s not the case for everyone.

Paul Richardson – Paul is listed as the WR2 on the week 1 preseason depth chart for the Seahawks and he’s got a chance to make some serious contributions this season after the team traded Kearse and Lockett coming off of a pretty serious injury.

Matt Jones – Cut by the Redskins and signed with the Colts who have Turbin and Mack behind old-man Gore.  Jones is still a talented big and fast RB who could get an opportunity at some point this season to show his stuff.

Charles Clay – Exit Watkins and Woods and enter Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones.  There should be some extra targets for Clay who will be a great TE2 for your teams in a pinch with some TE1 weeks mixed in.

Vernon Davis – Reed hasn’t been very durable of late and Vernon is a TE1 when he starts in his place.  If you own Reed you better roster Davis, if you’re thin at TE you could do a lot worse than Vernon.

Sam Bradford – The first time in a long time that he has the same OC for 2 consecutive seasons and has some great weapons in Diggs, Thielen, Treadwell, Rudolph and Cooks.  Should end up as a top-end QB2 if he can stay healthy in ’17.

Danny Amendola – Everyone is grabbing Hogan and I would too, but Amendola should get some love in the passing game after the loss of Edelman to a torn ACL.  He won’t be the most consistent player, but he should be solid for bye weeks and an injury fill-in as an Edelman/Welker clone.

Tyler Higbee – Rookie TE’s typically struggle and that’s why I have Higbee here, I’m expecting Everett to take some time to develop.  I really like Higbee’s game and think he could end up being a low-end TE1 this season if Goff can progress a little.

Braxton Miller – Has been dealing with injuries this preseason but he’s worth a stash to see what he can do over the first month of the season while Will Fuller is recovering from injury.  He’s a talented kid and just needs the opportunity to produce.

George Kittle – SF shipped McDonald off to Pitt leaving the starting TE job to Kittle who is a talented athlete.  He should have find success with only Garcon as a true threat for targets.

Chris Carson – Most already know about Carson, but he’s been making a bunch of noise this preseason as the best RB for the Seahawks.  He has a lot of competition for touches with Rawls, Lacy, Prosise, but they all have injury concerns.  He could get a chance to hit the field at some point.

Austin Hooper – Was great in the Super Bowl and should build off of that game in his sophomore year.  He has a chance to end up as a low-end TE1 if things break right for him.

Who am I missing that might be flying under the radar in some leagues out there?