NFL Fantasy Draft Breakdown
Its NFL Fantasy Draft season and I’ve just finished my fantasy draft via NFL.com
Lets have a look at the roster: (In no particular order)
QB Andrew Luck — Luck is hoping for a bounce back season after an injury plagued 2015. With a plethora of weapons and his natural ability, Luck should respond well to the new contract he’s been given and have a big year
RB Adrian Peterson — Peterson is a baller. Year in year out you can expect big numbers from him. Consistently one of the top fantasy performers in the league, its never a bad idea to pick up AP.
RB Thomas Rawls — With Marshawn Lynch retiring, Rawls will pick up the majority of the snaps with the Seahawks first team. They’ll look to Rawls to establish a run game that was absent most of last year, even though Rawls played reasonably well. Being a no1 running back is something you should look for in all your fantasy players.
WR Kelvin Benjamin — Benjamin missed all of last year through injury but had a big rookie season. Cam Newton was lacking in the WR department last year, and expect that to be sured up immediately by Benjamin. He steps in as No1 receiver and should command a lot of balls due to his height and strong hands.
WR Amari Cooper — Cooper played lights out for a rookie last year. Although injured for part of the season, Cooper put up big numbers with a 2nd year QB and an offence that was only just learning itself. He should carry the same success into his 2nd season.
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins — This was a tough pick. I’ve liked Seferian-Jenkins since he played at Washington, but a poor attitude off the field and questionable plays on it have led to a patchy career to date. This might turn out to be a terrible pick, but with a young QB looking to check down a lot, this might turn out to be a gem.
WR Laquon Treadwell — Arguably the best rookie receiver to come into the NFL this year, Treadwell will walk into Minnesota as the No1 WR and look to build an immediate chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater. He too should get a lot of balls this year and given the trend of recent rookie receivers, he could put up big numbers.
QB Matt Ryan — Ryan is the QB of my Atlanta Falcons. I always try to pick him because if he’s doing well, usually the Falcons are doing well.
RB Arian Foster — Foster is looking to resurrect his injury plagued career in Miami, probably playing second fiddle to Jay Ajayi. He can be explosive when healthy, so look for him to get a lot of looks in the screen game as well as touch running situations. I’m hoping his floor is at least a 3rd fantasy RB.
RB Melvin Gordon — Its hard to get excited about Gordon. He plays for an offence that doesnt run the ball well at all. However, he is the No1 choice on that roster. If he can stay healthy, he could put up modest numbers.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham — After a tumultuous college career, Green-Beckham quietly put together a good season last year. Another year with Marcus Mariota will mean he’ll increase his productivity this year. As a speedster, you can expect him to get a lot of hail-Mary type passes which will hopefully translate to touchdowns.
WR Allen Hurns — Hurns is the No2 in a young and exciting Jacksonville offence. People are expecting big things from Jacksonville this year and they’ll need players like Hurns to step up big time this year. If Blake Bortles steps up his game this year, Hurns could have a big year.
TE Zach Ertz — Ertz was my best value pick. I got him in the last round and cant understand why he fell so far. He’s a solid TE playing in a TE friendly system (look at Travis Kelce in KC). I imagine I’ll start Ertz over Seferian-Jenkins and hope he’ll get about 7 or 8 TDs this year.
K Adam Vinatieri — Cant go wrong with Vinatieri. One of the best kickers in the NFL
DEF Jacksonville Jaguars — As mentioned earlier, people are expecting big things from Jacksonville this year. Most of this will come from the defence stepping up big time. With Dante Fowler having his in-effect rookie season and Jalen Ramsey in the mix, Jacksonville could have a scary defence this year.