Month: August 2020

August 28, 2020

The Cheat Code to Drafting Lamar Jackson Early

We hear the refrain all the time in fantasy football: Wait on QB. The depth at the position screams for waiting until the 9th round and beyond at QB. According to 4for4.com, Matthew Stafford is going at the end of the 9th round. Ben Roethlisberger is going late in the 11th round. Jared Goff is going early in the 12th round. All are expected to be in charge of high-flying pass attacks, and have breezed by 4,500 yards in recent seasons. If you want to wait to take any of them, no one will blame you.

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August 25, 2020

LA Chargers Preview: Changing of the Guard

The Philip Rivers era is over. Charger fans used to the side-arming, gunslinging Rivers are in for something very different in Tyrod Taylor, who’s more of a dual-threat QB who doesn’t turn the ball over nearly as much. But Taylor hasn’t been a full-time starter since 2017 with the Bills. HC Anthony Lynn was on the Bills’ staff during Taylor’s tenure, and Lynn was the RB coach. So he might like the controlled-passing game with the QB taking some chances outside the pocket. 

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August 4, 2020

NY Giants Preview: Believe the Hype?

There is so much hype around making Daniel Jones this year’s Lamar Jackson, it’s starting to look hard for him to live up to it. It’s eerily similar to Baker Mayfield last year. The concern here is that it’s too much too soon. His final numbers – 3,027 passing yards, 24 TD passes, 279 rushing yards and 2 TD — looked promising, but of his 13 games (12 starts), Jones had 3 blowup games with 4 or 5 TD passes. Week 16 he completed 28 of 42 passes for 352 yards and 5 TD to help teams win titles… if they started him. He had no other games with more than 2 TD.

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August 2, 2020

Denver Broncos Preview: Growing Up or Growing Pains?

John Elway gave Drew Lock the keys for the final 5 games of 2019. Is it premature? Going into his second year, Lock figures to still have growing pains, but there will be some highlight games in there. And of the first 5 games of the season, only Pittsburgh is a scary defense. A pair of those defenses – Jets and Miami in Weeks 4 and 5 – figure to be two of the worst this season, so we’ll know if Lock is the real deal right away.

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August 1, 2020

Dallas Cowboys Preview: Riding High in Big D

Everything seems to be set up for the Cowboys to continue to be one of the treasure troves of fantasy football happiness. Even with a new HC in Mike McCarthy, everything is in place to keep this one of the most high-powered, fantasy-friendly offenses in the NFL. Beyond having last year’s QB2 (Dak Prescott), RB3 (Ezekiel Elliott) and a pair of WRs in the top 24 (Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup), the Cowboys return OC Kellen Moore, who called the plays on this revamped high-flying circus. Add to it that the Dallas O-line is ranked #3 by Pro Football Focus going into the season. Everything appears in place for a repeat performance.

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