Kansas City Chiefs may have uncovered a future fantasy football diamond

It's the time of year in the NFL offseason for teams to experiment while they tinker with their rosters and the Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to cash in with their latest find.
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The NFL has been doing what it can in recent years to expand the game of football into a global sport. There may not be a better route to take than to acquire players from a sport such as Rugby and turn them into a star.

Rugby is not like the American game of football, however, there are similarities. It's rare for players to come over from other countries and find a home in the NFL, but it is not unheard of. The Kansas City Chiefs are going to try their hand at finding one of these players and turning them into a success story.

Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales comes to the NFL via the International Player Pathway Program. He wasn't just any Rugby player, he was a good one. At 23 years old, he now shifts his focus to what has apparently been a long-term goal and that is to become part of an NFL team.

He will be considered a long shot to have success, but is there a better place to go then where he went? The Kansas City Chiefs are currently the best team in the NFL and they have the best coach in Andy Reid. He is going to be tried at somewhat of a running back-wide receiver hybrid position, and that gives him a chance to work alongside Patrick Mahomes, the best quarterback in the NFL.

Does Louis Rees-Zammit have any fantasy value?

There is nothing (at least in my opinion) better in fantasy football than finding the player no one is thinking about and watching him blossom into a player that scores major points for your fantasy squad. Could Rees-Zammit be that guy? There is plenty to say that he is not, but in a deep league, what's the harm in taking a shot?

If you play in a deep keeper/dynasty league and you have some room to stash players on your roster, I would absolutely advocate using one of those slots on this guy simply because if he is going to turn into something, he's in the right spot.

For as good as the Chiefs have been, they could use another offensive weapon to go with Isiah Pacheco and an aging Travis Kelce. In addition, the league has introduced a new kickoff rule where a player like Rees-Zammit could be a major weapon and if your league rewards points for returns, it's worth a shot.

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Diving deep for players is the ultimate fantasy football reward, short of winning a championship, of course, particularly in the dynasty format. Rees-Zammit checks all of the boxes, so take a shot.