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Low-risk, high-reward fantasy football options for 2018

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How Lewis affects Henry's value (0:31)

Field Yates looks at the fantasy implications for Derrick Henry after the Titans signed Dion Lewis. (0:31)

Fantasy football managers are always looking to manage risk. This is the mindset that drives us to select handcuff running backs, shun players with significant injury histories and rarely pay top draft dollar for rookies.

Those tactics are all useful, but one of the most beneficial fantasy risk-management techniques is finding players who fall into the rare high-floor, high-ceiling category.

These players are extremely likely to return enough point production value to justify their average draft position (ADP), yet have the kind of upside potential that could move them up a tier or higher at their position (i.e., a low-tier RB3 who can provide RB2 value in an upside scenario).

Let's look at some players who top the list in this important category.