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Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rookie Wall?


Fournette came off of essentially 20 days of resting and rehabbing the injured ankle suffered in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville’s October 15th loss to the Rams, when he suited up last week against the L.A. Chargers. Last week, he carried 17 times for 33 yards. According to Florida Football Insiders, Leonard Fournette's ankle is "still not right," and he could be limited if he plays this week against the Browns.

I’ve heard a few people recognize that Cleveland’s run defense has been underrated this year. They started out pretty strong, but they have been fading lately, especially when it comes to the pass-catching backs over the past five games. Yeldon or Ivory could be that sneaky flex you’re looking for.


11/18/17, 11:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.floridafootballinsiders.com

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ground and Pound


According to Forecast.io, it's expected to be 39° F and with a 18% chance of snow and 20 MPH wind in Cleveland at 1:00 PM ET.

This is something to watch Sunday morning, especially if you were high on the Jacksonville passing game facing Cleveland this weekend. The snow doesn’t matter, but the wind could eliminate any deep balls. If you’re looking for a Dede or K. Cole explosion, like I have been, I think we’re going to have to wait at least one more week. Marquis Lee should be fine, he’ll still get his targets. The running game should benefit, but Fournette is questionable with an ankle.


11/18/17, 11:02 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotowire.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

Ajayi Slated for More Work in Week 11


Coaches have come out and said there is a concentrated effort to increase Ajayi's workload.

Fantasy Goo: Certainly Corey Clement impressed in their last game, Week 9 against Denver. However, he won't sustain the pace of 3TDs on just 13 touches. I do like both players in GPP, I would certainly save Clement for the larger tournaments where you take on more risk in order to differentiate yourself from the field. Still, Ajayi has had a bye week and a game to get familiar with his new digs. Each game from now on, should highlight his comfort and growth in the system.


11/18/17, 03:02 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.philly.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Coleman to Increase Workload Sans Freeman


Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol. That leaves Tevin 'Betchya Bottom Dollar" Coleman to pick up extra duties.

Fantasy Goo: Freeman was taken out very early on in last week's game. Because of this, Coleman seized the reins with command. He finished as Draft Kings 10th best RB of the week. Their Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks could easily turn into a high schoring affair as Seattle is without starters Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Jarran Reed. What Seattle puts on the field will not resemble what we are accustomed to. Coleman should seize thee opportunity.


11/18/17, 02:33 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Tevin Coleman

Atlanta Falcons

Coleman to Increase Workload Sans Freeman


Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol. That leaves Tevin 'Betchya Bottom Dollar" Coleman to pick up extra duties.

Fantasy Goo: Freeman was taken out very early on in last week's game. Because of this, Coleman seized the reins with command. He finished as Draft Kings 10th best RB of the week. Their Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks could easily turn into a high schoring affair as Seattle is without starters Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Jarran Reed. What Seattle puts on the field will not resemble what we are accustomed to. Coleman should seize thee opportunity.


11/18/17, 02:33 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com

Buffalo Bills

Bills Getting Gashed


In the last 3 weeks, the Buffalo Bills have given up 8 TDS. There is not a team in the league that has given up more than 8 rushing TDS ALL SEASON!

Fantasy Goo: There is trepidation about Gordon this week. Ekeler made a bit of a name for himself last week as Gordon owners experienced fits or rage and madness last week. I still like Gordon even in cash this week. Still whichever back you prefer, they should have a field day.


11/18/17, 12:55 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.fftoday.com


Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers

Next Man Up


As expected, Ty Montgomery officially ruled OUT for Sunday against the Ravens. Jamaal Williams should start at running back.

Williams is not Montgomery or Jones, I would not recommend starting him if you can prevent it. It will probably take a positive game script for him to be heavily use, don’t be surprised if we see Cobb being used in the backfield, especially in third-and-long situations.


11/17/17, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles

Open Door for Agholor


Eagles coach Doug Pederson says that Alshon Jeffery's ankle injury has been lingering for a while, but he is "optimistic" he'll play against the Cowboys Sunday night. He will be listed as questionable.

I’m looking at Nelson Agholor having a nice opportunity to put up some points with Dallas being the 24th ranked defense against opposing WR’s. Ertz coming off of the injury report is an obvious play, he’s a must start whenever he’s on the field.

It seems as though Jeffery plays through injuries every year, but he’s not very effective when he does. His injuries tend to linger and former performance enhancer users tend to get hurt more often.


11/17/17, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kareem Hunt

Kansas City Chiefs

KC Ready to Run


The KC/NYG game could experience heavy winds, and certainly, a blowout of the Giants is a likely outcome as well. If either, or both of these potential situations play out, it could be good things for the KC ground game.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have surrendered 3 rushing TD in their last 2 games. On the season, they have given up the 5th most yards to opposing backs. Hunt is a great cash game play, and in GPPs, I will toss out a few line-ups with West, maybe 5%. If indeed it is a blowout, the Chiefs, led by Reid who is 16-2 off a bye, could look to lighten the load for their workhorse RB and let Charcandrick bat cleanup.


11/17/17, 07:04 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.cbssports.com


Charcandrick West

Kansas City Chiefs

KC Ready to Run


The KC/NYG game could experience heavy winds, and certainly, a blowout of the Giants is a likely outcome as well. If either, or both of these potential situations play out, it could be good things for the KC ground game.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have surrendered 3 rushing TD in their last 2 games. On the season, they have given up the 5th most yards to opposing backs. Hunt is a great cash game play, and in GPPs, I will toss out a few line-ups with West, maybe 5%. If indeed it is a blowout, the Chiefs, led by Reid who is 16-2 off a bye, could look to lighten the load for their workhorse RB and let Charcandrick bat cleanup.


11/17/17, 07:04 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.cbssports.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Sterling Shepard's Time to Shine


The Giants are going to need to put the ball in the air against KC. Keep an eye on the winds in this one. If it is north of 15mph, I will lessen my DFS shares.

Fantasy Goo: If the winds are not bad, Shep could get some looks as he should dominate KC's Steven Nelson. There are 84 starting cornerbacks in the NFL for Week #11. Nelson comes in at #80 according to PFF


11/17/17, 06:55 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.nflweather.com


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Brady a Top Bet for DFS Cash Games


The Patriots stayed in mile-high country last week in order to get acclimated to higher altitudes. The Raiders remained at sea level. This week they square off in Mexico City, which is much higher than one mile up. The difference could be seen in the 2nd half where the Raiders could run out of gas.

Fantasy Goo: Regardless of the elevation narrative, this game opened as the only 50 pointer this coming week. Football Outsiders ranks Oakland dead last for defensive DVOA, weighted defense, and overall pass ranking. Plus, Tom Brady is a great stack with Gronk against Oakland who is notoriously bad versus tight ends. Finally, New England will likely be missing Hogan, the recipient of 11 red zone targets this season. Gronk could easily be the beneficiary, as he has 13 himself.


11/17/17, 06:38 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/16/17, 12:43 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/16/17, 12:42 AM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Melvin Gordon

Los Angeles Chargers

FanDuel Triple Play - Pass Go Collect 2TDS


This Sunday is "National Play Monopoly day." What does that mean for FD? Absolutely nothing, but I'm taking a "chance" and grabbing these 3 players that have a bit higher price tag because that's how I won at Monopoly.

Mike Evans @MIA - $7,800 - Much like AJ Green last week, I am banking on Evans to deliver his game of redemption and bounce back in a BIG way. Ryan Fitzpatrick will only have eyes for the 6'5 Evans as he once did for Brandon Marshall in NY. Evans will coast down A1A for 2TDS!

Travis Kelce @NYG - $7,500 - Kelce has 3TDs in the last 3 games. The Giants are giving up a TD every game to opposing TEs this season. That's crazy! Momma ain't raise no fool. 1+1= 2TDs!

Melvin Gordon vsBUF - $7,800 - The Bills gave up 50FPTS at home to the Saints dynamic duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara just last week, and now have to fly to LA. Gordon will stampede all over the Buffalo Bills. 2TDs in da house!


11/15/17, 11:23 PM CST by Pete Z

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Latavius Murray

Minnesota Vikings

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


LATAVIUS MURRAY – RB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

He is still getting a lot of touches, and this week had 17 carries for 68 yards with a touchdown. Getting the redzone carries makes him a worthy add in deeper leagues.


11/14/17, 07:43 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Garrett Celek

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


GARRETT CELEK – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

With George Kittle out of the game, Celek had four catches for 67 yards with a 47-yard touchdown. He is viable as long as Kittle is out.


11/14/17, 07:43 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Jamison Crowder

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder came back to action and had four receptions for 76 yards and one run for five yards. He is finally starting to make an impact when healthy.


11/14/17, 07:41 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Matt Breida

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


MATT BREIDA – RB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAUGES

Breida had himself a nice game this week, carrying the ball nine times for 55 yards with a touchdown and had one catch for three yards. The 49ers are looking to the future, and Breida will get more looks going forward.


11/14/17, 07:41 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


CASE KEENUM – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

Looking for a quarterback? Well, how about Keenum? He has the job and the weapons and is doing well. This week he completed 21 of 29 passes for 304 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. This is a first place team and they need him the rest of the way.


11/14/17, 07:39 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Corey Davis

Tennessee Titans

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davis had four receptions for 48 yards, so not what we are expecting, but there is light for the future. He is starting to see more targets, and is the future of what the Titans want to be. He will see more looks going forward.


11/14/17, 07:38 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Marqise Lee

Jacksonville Jaguars

Waiver Wire Pickup Target for Week 11


MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

He is on this list every week, and he came through again with six catches for 55 yards and a score. He is the best option in the Jaguars passing game.


11/14/17, 07:38 PM CST by Houdini

Source: www.pyromaniac.com

2017 NFL Draft and fantasy football - who should teams draft for #FF

Team needs from a fantasy perspective in the 2017 NFL Draft

Posted by d-Rx on 04/07/17

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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AFC North

 

Ravens

 

RB – Although Harbaugh hyped Kenneth Dixon this offseason, he is on a 4-game suspension.  I think Woodhead will get enough scraps to maintain his weight but if they draft a RB they could be a situational flex play in a bye week.


WR – Mike Wallace is 30 and Perriman struggles to stay healthy.  If they add a WR this will be a big opportunity for fantasy play if they show commitment in the first couple rounds.


TE – Avoid any new players.  There are too many to fight to the top.

 

 

Bengals

 

RB – The Bengals let 2 of their starting linemen go this offseason. If they don’t shore up this position, AVOID!


WR – Could stand to gain depth at the WR position.  If they get a vertical threat with this O-line, then it may be a release valve for Dalton.


TE – Odds are, Eifert will sustain an injury this year.  I’ve been burnt too many times.  With a poor O-line, this could be a savvy play.

 

 

Browns

 

QB – This is the $16M question, literally.  Browns could move Osweiler or bring in a rookie to compete for the starting position.


RB – Crowell was being shopped for a 2nd round pick earlier this offseason.  If that doesn’t show their hand, IDK what will.  I think they are content with Crowell but they could move on from Duke Johnson as the 3rd down back.


WR – Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman.  I know the industry are hype about these dudes but I want other options.  Please draft someone Browns and give me hope.


TE – There is talk the Browns will draft O.J. Howard.  While Hunter Henry is the most recent benchmark for a rookie tight end, I think Howard could be a red zone threat and a stick mover for this team.

 

 

Steelers

 

QB – A personal fit I love is Patrick Mahomes as a developmental talent in Pittsburgh.  I think they move on from Landry Jones as the backup.  Big Ben has missed ~7 games in the past two seasons.  Be the first to the waiver wire if all of the above happens.


RB – Le’Veon Bell is a beast.  You know this but he has suffered suspensions the past two years, as well as injuries.  If he goes down, grab his back up.


WR – If Martavis Bryant gets reinstated before you draft, consider their 3rd WR but if not, I anticipate the Steelers may target Chris Godwin.  Speculative, I know but he’s a Penn St. guy.  If this happens; buy, buy, buy.


TE – Ladarius Green is a field stretched when healthy but he’s been a putz as of late.  I don’t see a rookie stepping in and taking Jesse James uninspiring role.

 

 

AFC East

 

Bills

 

QB – There is very little threat here.  I think they’ll bring someone in but I think this is Tyrod’s job

 

WR – They picked up Andre Holmes in free agency but I don’t think he’s WR2 and better suited as a WR3/4.  I expect them to pick a WR early in the draft

 

TE – In a deep class, they could use a TE.  Don’t forget there is a typical 3-year learning curve at this position until impact.

 

 

Dolphins

 

RB – Ajayi played extremely well last year with three games over 200 yards! I think they are pleased with their depth but if they get another running back for insurance, don’t be surprised

 

WR – If they draft one, he may be a late season waiver wire target.  I personally don’t like this WR corps but I think they could use reliability/depth.

 

TE – Julius Thomas rejoins Adam Gase but is often injured.

 

 

Patriots

 

Flex – Anyone who is drafted here could see playing time but don’t stretch here.  This team is a headache because their HC is a maverick.

 

 

Jets

 

QB – If the Jets bring in a QB he could start depending on pedigree and talent.

 

RB – While I like Powell behind a depreciating Matt Forte, anyone here could compete for a job.

 

WR – Eric Decker may miss some time recovering and their WR corps is not menacing. There are a few guys; who may flash throughout the year but a rookie could step in and be a WR3 to WR2 from day 1.

 

TE – ASJ was the hot add middle of the season but the Jets, to this point, have failed to effectively use their tight end.  I wouldn’t jump on this position even if they get a premier TE in the draft.

 

 

AFC South

 

 

Texans

 

QB – Is Tom Savage real? The Texans will most likely draft a QB.

 

WR – I expect a late round WR but I believe there is plenty of talent and youth here.

 

TE – Fiedorowicz flashed in the 2nd half of last season. C.J. is young.  I don’t expect a move here.

 

 

Colts

 

RB – Gore has defied age biases and the Colts have done nothing to shore up RB talent. This is a must in this offseason.

 

WR – I think the position could use more depth but I believe the Colts are happy with their situation.

 

 

Jaguars

 

RB – I doubt they’ll draft a RB but Ivory is 29 years old.  Yeldon was drafted in the 2nd round and this is why I don’t think they will.

 

WR – I like this WR corps and believe it’s in the top half of the NFL but it depends on Bortles.  If they get a WR, I’d like to see a go getter.

 

TE – Mercedes Lewis is 32, they acquired Mychal Rivera in FA, and traded Julius Thomas.  I could see them taking a TE.

 

 

Titans

 

WR – Titans are in desperate need of a WR1.  They have the draft pick they acquired last year and I would go here with their first pick.

 

TE – Delanie Walker is 32 years old and performing well for his age.  I’d like to see them get a developmental talent here.

 

 

AFC West

 

 

Raiders

 

RB – Jalen Richard has potential to be a situational threat but I don’t believe he can be a three down back.  I don’t think Lynch is in their best interest but the hype is real.  I’d like to see them take a mid-round RB.

 

WR – Crabtree is my only concern in 2018.  I believe the Raiders may attempt to draft a late round WR.

 

 

Broncos

 

QB – The buzz on Paxton Lynch is growing.  There are only 2 QBs on their roster and this offers an opportunity for a developmental QB. I don’t believe this QB will start though.

 

WR – Demaryius and Emmanuel are aging with the team.  The Broncos could use a strong WR3 talent.

 

TE – Virgil Green is a talented athlete but the depth of this class at TE may create an opportunity for a Jake Butt type TE to shore up that O-Line.

 

 

Chiefs

 

QB – I believe the Chiefs will attempt to add depth at the QB position.  Alex Smith is dependable and I wouldn’t worry if they do draft a QB, he will not start.

 

RB – The Chiefs have two situational backs but could stand to draft a 3 down back. Imagine the possibilities if the Chiefs took a multi-tool like Curtis Samuel to pair with Tyreek Hill and ran a RBBC approach for another year.

 

WR – While I believe Tyreek has won the impression of the coaches, I believe the Chiefs could use more depth at WR

 

 

Chargers

 

QB – It is reported that the Chargers will draft a developmental QB.  Nothing to see here.

 

RB – The Chargers struggle with soft tissue injuries and a RB could see a fair amount of snaps. Melvin Gordon has draft pedigree though.

 

WR – The Chargers were successful in cultivating talent with early losses to their WR corps.  I think they will attempt to add depth here.

 

 

NFC North

 

 

Packers

 

RB – Ty Montgomery proved he could be a fantasy asset but I see them moving to a more traditional RB.

 

WR – If they add anyone, Aaron Rodgers will get them the ball.  Keep them on your radar.

 

 

Vikings

 

RB – I like the players here but I’m not sure how the Vikings view their situation.  Latavius can get the job done and McKinnon/Asiata can serve as vital backups.

 

WR – This organization has struggled to cultivate WR talent.  I would look to replace WR talent to avoid risk.  C-Patterson signed with the Raiders this offseason.

 

TE – Kyle Rudolph has a long history of injury.  He bounced back last year and reminded us of his red zone ability.  I believe a TE here would be developmental.

 

 

Lions

 

WR – I like their ability to move within 20 yards in the passing offense but if John Ross slips to the Lions with Stafford’s arm, this could be deadly.

 

TE – There is talk the Lions may attempt to draft a TE early.  I am not so sure this happens.

 

 

Bears

 

QB – John Fox is not a proponent of starting rookies.  The Bears went after Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez in the offseason but could use a developmental talent.

 

WR – This WR corps is wide open at the present time.  Cameron Meredith should be a WR2/WR3 at best.  Kevin White needs to step up.  Royal is still there though.

 

TE – Zach Miller is ancient, 32 years old.  I believe the Bears could use a nontraditional talent to make up for their depleted WR corps.

 

 

NFC East

 

 

Eagles

 

RB – I believe they are a prime candidate for a RB in the first couple rounds.  Sproles and Mathews are aging.  While there are 2 young backs behind these guys, they may attempt to replace explosiveness in this draft or the next.

 

WR – This team has struggled at the WR position in recent years.  Alshon is a dominant weapon for Wentz when healthy.  Torrey Smith was signed on a 2-year contract and it’s worth noting but I personally would look to draft a late round WR.

 

 

Cowboys

 

WR – The Cowboys resigned Terrence Williams and I was disappointed as a fantasy player.  I was looking forward to the Cowboys drafting a stud WR.  It is still a possibility but I believe the other positions on this team are etched in stone for this year.

 

 

Redskins

 

QB – Although I don’t think a QB will take Cousin’s position via trade, I do expect them to draft someone.  There is no way they can sustain the projected pay in 2018 after franchise tagging Cousin two years in a row.

 

RB – I like Rob Kelley and Keith Marshall but I would not be surprised if they got a late round talent to compete for touches in the middle to late part of the season.

 

TE – There are a lot of years behind Jordan Reed.  I worry about his issues with concussions and fear the Redskins may fear an early retirement.  This is a position to watch in the draft for the Redskins.

 

 

Giants

 

RB – Paul Perkins looked above average from a rookie but this position could use some help.  The Giants have struggled in the recent past at sustaining RB talent.

 

TE – Will Tye could be a sleeper with Donnell gone but with the acquisition Marshall the Giants appear to be in an arms race with their divisional opponents.

 

 

NFC South

 

 

Falcons

 

WR – A lot of weapons but could always use one more.

 

 

Buccaneers

 

RB – Doug Martin is back and Sims just got resigned.  Martin is a risk at the end of the day and the Buccs may attempt to minimize this risk.

 

WR – Say it isn’t so but I like Humphries in his new role.  The team could use an upgrade though.

 

 

Saints

 

QB – The Saints need a QB to develop.  I am not awestruck by McCown or Grayson.

 

RB – The Saints could use a backup 3 down back.

 

WR – After Thomas and Snead you’ve got Ginn and it drops off

 

TE – Coby Fleener was added last year in free agency but his impact has not been noticed.

 

 

Panthers

 

RB – If Fournette drops here; bye, bye, bye.  Understand soft tissue injuries are a frequent problem with him.

 

WR – The Panthers could use speed in their WR corps. Funchess may get a bump this year but both starters struggle to separate.

 

TE – Eventually the Panthers will need to replace Greg Olsen.  Look for them to make a move but will most certainly not start unless and injury occurs.

 

 

NFC West

 

 

Rams

 

QB – This will be an interesting situation to watch on draft day.  The Rams bought up for Goff but I could see him losing his job before week 6 if things go south.

 

WR – Robert Woods, Tavon Austin, and Pharoh Cooper.  Cooper may be a sleeper but I do not like this corps and I believe that they will attempt to solve this with mid rounds.  Goff can’t succeed unless he has weapons.

 

TE – If the Rams add any TE from this draft class they could get a big boost with a young QB.

 

 

Cardinals

 

QB – Palmer has showed signs of regression.  I don’t believe he’ll be fired but watch this situation in the draft.

 

WR – The Cardinals need to replace Larry Fitzgerald.  This is a tall task and I expect the Cardinals to draft a WR.  Mike Williams is the talk around draft boards.

 

TE – The Cardinals use in-line tight ends and could use a vertical threat.  This is one of the deepest positions in the draft, especially vertical tight ends.

 

 

Seahawks

 

RB – If you’re signing Eddie Lacy with his current weight issue and drafting RBs heavily in the 2016 draft, you probably haven’t found your guy.

 

WR – I have become a Doug Baldwin believer.  However, I believe their second best WR will miss half to most of the season.  The Seahawks will most likely draft a DT or OL first round but they need help desperately at WR.

 

 

49ers

 

QB- Hoyer is the 28-32nd best QB in the league.  He is a solid back up and can start and win games.  The only problem is that there is one “weapon” on the outside.

 

RB – Hyde has not rushed for 1000 yards once in his pro-career. *Thanks Hoidini! * Depth is definitely needed.

 

WR – Pierre Garcon decent threat with insulation but he’s not going to carry the team all by himself.  Goodwin has explosive speed but is a better athlete than a positional football player.  Much depth is needed at this position.

 

TE – Vance McDonald is getting older and his teammates fail to contribute. Blake Bell, a local hero, is not the answer.  This team is still feeling the fall out of the departure of Harbaugh.

 


 

By The Archer (aka @raiderbuchanon)


 

 

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