You can take many routes to fantasy football success. You can conduct dogged research and statistical analysis. You can watch a lot of preseason action, trusting the eye test over all. Or you can go with your gut. Ideally, your preparation is a well-rounded mix, but there’s a lot to be said for that gut feeling. With the NFL season a week away from kicking off, here are 18 gut predictions for the upcoming fantasy football year.RELATED: Top 250 overall rankings. 1. David Johnson will rush for 1,000 yards and gain 1,000 yards receiving. I led off with this prediction last year, but things didn’t break the right way, so to speak. Johnson was out after the first game as a result of breaking his wrist. He was the consensus first pick in fantasy last year and an argument could be made that he should still be No. 1. It’s not like he had to deal with an injury to one of his wheels. Recovery from a broken wrist isn’t as dicey as coming back from a torn ACL for … [Read more...] about 18 for ’18: Fantasy Football predictions for the 2018 season
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Saquon Barkley New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley walks through a drill on the field at the Detroit Lions football training facility, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Dustin Hockensmith | [email protected] Fantasy football rookies in 2018 Rookies come with obvious pros and cons in 2018 fantasy football leagues, but they also represent upside and opportunity on the few occasions where they combine both dynamic skills and consistency. A handful of such prospects exist in a talented 2018 crop, but fantasy stardom will be reserved for a select few. 20. Josh Rosen, QB, Arizona Cardinals Chargers Cardinals Football Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Rosen has an obstacle to clear in veteran starter Sam Darnold, but his polish and presence shouldn’t … [Read more...] about Fantasy football preseason rookie rankings: Saquon Barkley, Royce Freeman and Kerryon Johnson lead the way
Fast forward is a wonderful thing. This miracle technology, when utilized in modern digital recording devices, allows you to race through ESPN’s 29-hour Fantasy Football Marathon in just a shade over three. Progress. But that ESPN non-classic still accounts for only a fraction of the annual August glut of useless draft knowledge. Depending on where you look, the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook is either on the brink of a breakout season, or a candidate for additional surgery. And the truth is, your guess is as good as ours. Possibly even much better. While we don’t want to add to the glut of pundit factoids, we DO want to inject our two cents worth. So we’ll go easy on you. Since most of you already have the top of your cheat sheets committed to memory, we’ll just break down our thoughts that differ significantly from the pack. Who do we have a man-crush on? Who puts the fear of God into us, and who do we need to avoid like the bubonic plague? PASSING … [Read more...] about The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Look carefully for keepers, sleepers and … jeepers!
Welcome back fantasy football fans! With training camps getting underway, it’s time to start getting ready to chase another championship. Don’t forget to check out Rotoballer.com for all of the tools you need to get the edge on your league mates. Bet On the Bears Signal-Caller The Bears selected Mitchell Trubisky second overall in 2017, but nobody really had any expectations of immediate success. The team around him was bad, particularly in the receiving corps, and there was simply very little asked of him--it was a run-first team. However, the Bears front office has done its best to get Trubisky the tools he needs to succeed in 2018. Perhaps most importantly, the Bears hired the vertically-minded Matt Nagy as their head coach, and he'll certainly bring more of a pass-heavy game plan to training camp. They also surrounded Trubisky with weapons, spending a second-round pick on dynamic wideout Anthony MIller and adding former Jaguar WR1 Allen Robinson, … [Read more...] about Fantasy football Trubisky Brandin Cooks Kelvin Benjamin advice
The San Francisco 49ers, specifically quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, are about to get some big-time hype heading into the 2018 NFL and fantasy football season. Garoppolo rattled off five straight wins down the stretch of last season - including victories over playoff teams like the Titans, Jaguars and Rams. Is Jimmy Garoppolo next fantasy football stud at QB? Garoppolo is being seen as a top 10 QB fantasy football - wise heading into 2018 - as he's not quite at the Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers-level, but he is being picked just after Matt Ryan and Drew Brees in many fantasy mocks. Here are the average fantasy QB rankings. 1. Deshaun Watson 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Carson Wentz 4. Cam Newton 5. Kirk Cousins 6. Tom Brady 7. Russell Wilson 8. Matt Ryan 9. Drew Brees 10. Jimmy Garoppolo 11. Jared Goff 12. Matthew Stafford 13. Ben Roethlisberger 14. Philip Rivers 15. Derek Carr 16. Marcus Mariota Garoppolo's ceiling here is probably third or fourth best fantasy football QB in the NFL this … [Read more...] about Is Jimmy Garoppolo the next fantasy football stud at QB?