With eight weeks of NFL action in the books, most head-to-head fantasy football leagues are officially at the Halfway Point. There have been players who have performed extremely well that were expected to, like Antonio Brown and players who have underperformed, such as Amari Cooper.

The free agent list can often decide who wins a league - find a player who continuously produces and have the rest of the league wishing that they picked that player up.

So here is the all-not on your Fantasy Football draft radar halfway point team. These are players who went undrafted in the majority of leagues but have become valuable pieces on fantasy rosters.

One quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and one tight end will be highlighted.


Deshaun Watson, Texans

Season stats (7 games): 1,699 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 269 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns

The dynamic rookie, Watson, was not even the starting quarterback entering Week 1 as Tom Savage began the year under center. Watson took over in that game and has lit the world on fire since. He is tied with Carson Wentz for the NFL lead with his 19 touchdown passes, and he leads all quarterbacks in rushing yards. Sixteen of his 19 touchdown throws have come in the last four games.

Honorable mentions: Alex Smith, Jared Goff, Josh McCown

Running backs

Chris Thompson, Redskins

Season stats (7 games): 231 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 31 receptions, 442 Receiving Yards, 3 receiving touchdowns

Thompson hasn’t been a huge threat as a runner, but he is especially valuable in PPR leagues as he is tied for seventh amongst running backs in receptions and first in receiving yards.

The fifth-year pro already has two games this season in which he has gone over 100 yards receiving.

Alvin Kamara, Saints

Season stats (7 games): 243 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 257 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Kamara was drafted in the third round last April but wasn’t expected to see the field often behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson.

Peterson became expendable though (and eventually traded to the Arizona Cardinals) once it was clear Kamara was outperforming him, especially in the passing game. Much like Thompson, more of his value comes as a receiver out of the backfield, although he does have two rushing touchdowns. He has caught at least three passes in all seven of the Saints’ games.

Honorable mentions: Javorius Allen, Tarik Cohen, Jerick McKinnon, Aaron Jones, Alex Collins

Wide receivers

Nelson Agholor, Eagles

Season stats (8 games): 27 receptions, 392 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns

Agholor was seen as a bust by many after combining for just 59 receptions for 648 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons after being drafted in the first round in 2015. He scored a touchdown in five of his eight appearances in 2015, and he has at least three receptions in each of his last five games. His five touchdown catches are bettered by only five players.

Will Fuller V, Texans

Season stats (4 games): 13 receptions, 279 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns, 9 rushing yards

One of the five players with more touchdown catches than Agholor is Fuller V, who has to be on the list despite missing the Houston Texans’ first three games.

The first round pick in 2016 never quite got it going last season, finishing with 635 receiving yards and two touchdowns. This year has been a whole different story as he has a touchdown in all four games, in three of which he scored two. His seven touchdown receptions are tied for the NFL lead with teammate DeAndre Hopkins. While it’s completely unlikely he can keep up his rate of over half his receptions going for scores, Fuller V has been a major commodity for those who decided to pick him up once he came back from injury.

Honorable mentions: Jermaine Kearse, Devin Funchess, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Paul Richardson

Tight end

Cameron Brate, Buccaneers

Season stats (7 games): 31 receptions, 405 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns

Brate actually had a strong season last year finishing with 57 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns, but fantasy owners didn’t expect the same with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting tight end O.

J. Howard in the first round of last April’s draft, Instead, Brate is on pace for better numbers. He has at least four catches in each of the last six games and had a touchdown in four straight games from Weeks 3-6. He is tied for eighth amongst tight ends in receptions, fourth in receiving yards, and tied for third in touchdowns.

Honorable mentions: Evan Engram, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Charles Clay