Packers: Romeo Doubs could be fantasy football steal

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Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Drafting in your fantasy football league soon? Be sure to pick up Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs while the rest of your league overlooks him.

According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Doubs’ average draft position (ADP) has him going as low as the 13th round in 12-team leagues, using PPR scoring.

Yes, there is some risk to drafting any rookie wide receiver. But not in the 13th round.

That could be a bargain — and a league-winning one — if Doubs becomes a top target in an offense led by Aaron Rodgers.

And there’s a real chance he does.

Doubs doesn’t necessarily need to become the Packers’ WR1 to be a productive fantasy player. If he earns Rodgers’ trust and becomes one of his top targets, he could be piling up the fantasy points for your team.

Doubs has been a star performer over the summer and he impressed in the preseason opener last week. He earned high praise from Rodgers earlier at training camp.

For Rodgers to publicly say that about a rookie wide receiver shows how impressive he has been.

Drops have been a concern in recent weeks, something Doubs will need to fix. If that issue continues into the regular season, his snap counts could be reduced. But if Doubs can get more consistent in this area, the sky is the limit for his fantasy potential.

The Packers lack a true WR1. Allen Lazard is currently the top target in the passing game, but if Doubs continues to play the way he is, the rookie could end up as a starter for the Packers this season.

There’s no need to draft Doubs early. But with him falling to the 13th round in many 12-team drafts, there is a great opportunity to land a potential steal.

Draft Doubs, put him on your bench, and wait and see. It’s a low-risk, high-reward move.