I need to come clean and say this outright. Jeudy is by far and away my favorite player from this draft class. Alabama is known for producing some of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Julio Jones and Amari Cooper have had immensely successful careers since coming out of ‘Bama. The next guy is up is quite different than the latter two, but still has all the tools to become an NFL star, and change a franchise for the better.
Joe Burrow was the most exciting player of the 2019-2020 college season. He went from being a low end prospect, to Heisman winner, to consensus first overall pick. However, despite his success, there are still many questions surrounding Burrow. Where will he end up? Is he a franchise Quarterback? Was he a one hit wonder? There is so much speculation surrounding Burrow that we are overlooking the great potential stored in what many consider a franchise saving draft choice. This is, Joe Burrow
2019 was one of the most exciting years for Fantasy Football. Owners learned about the importance of having at least 2 or 3 solid QBs after many injuries claimed lots of top tier signal callers. We found out that defenses can score you more points than hundreds of other players. And that we live and die by Fitzmagic. This was one of the most unpredictable years especially with how many role players turned out to be more productive than some stars (ahem, Alvin Kamara).
With the one of the greatest decades coming to a close, a lot of people have been encapsulating the previous ten years. From the Saint’s legendary super bowl run to 28-3 to this years insane race for the Lombardi trophy. However, we are here to discuss fantasy, and there have been some crazy players this decade. The dominance of Le’veon Bell, the consistency of Julio Jones, and of course, anyone from the 2013 Broncos. Let’s take a dive and rank the top ten, of the last ten seasons.
Continuing our fantasy awards season as we are one week out of playoffs, it’s time to take a look at the unexpected events of the year. Dual threat QBs have dominated, backups came in bunches and receivers have disappointed. Every season there are huge breakouts and huge fallouts. 2019 was probably one of the most wild seasons we have had in a while. So, let’s recongize the biggest shockers of the season.
With fantasy playoffs approaching us in the next few weeks, it is time to take a look back and hand out some awards. This week we’ll take a look at some of the players who were supposed to be big money makers, but ended up falling very flat of expectations. Here’s one player at every fantasy position that was heavily disappointing. (NOTE: Players who ended up on IR like Ben Roethlisberger are not considered for this list.)
After a torrid hot start to the 2019 season, John Ross quickly found himself on IR. A tragic loss not only for Bengals but for fantasy owners everywhere. Ross was looking to finally breakout from his early career slump before a shoulder injury cut down his season in half. Now set to return for week 13 with a cupcake schedule to close out the year and absolutely nothing to lose, here’s why John Ross will win you your championship.
It’s becoming clear that Todd Gurley is no longer able to sustain carries like he used to. While this is disappointing in it’s own right, it paves way for the creation of a future star that the Rams already have. Darrell Henderson Jr., who was the Rams’ 3rd round draft choice, has been heating up the past couple weeks as HC Sean McVay is starting to give him more work due to Malcom Brown’s injury. Henderson has rushed for 11 times the last two weeks, including a 49 rushing yard performance against the Bengals where he also added two catches for 20 yards. Now, obviously none of these numbers are at all impressive, but now that Henderson is getting more work, could he be a waiver wire pick up on the verge of a huge breakout? Let’s find out.
With San Francisco debuting their brand new alternate throwback-inspired jerseys, they wanted to ball out in style. While their big ballers on defense stayed hot against CMC and the Carolina Panthers offense, we saw one of the 49ers big offensive acquisitions from the off-season finally pay off. Tevin Coleman absolutely exploded for 105 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, adding another 13 yards and 1 touchdown through the air. Now, with TC being apart of a running back committee that includes Matt Breida, it ponders the question whether or not if this is what we can expect from Coleman, or if this was a one off performance. Let’s take a deeper look.
When Andrew Luck decided to hang up his cleats, Colts fans booed and fantasy owners cried. However, the team has not faltered in the face of adversity. And because of that, Jacoby Brissett is playing the best football of his life. We are seeing Brissett really benefit from the system and cast he’s playing with, as well as significant development as a passer. Brissett is currently proving he can actually be a QB 1 for fantasy teams around the world, and may be the reason you can win a championship. Whether he’s trade target or someone stashed on your bench, here’s what you need to know about Brissett.
Once a fantasy superstar and all around offensive juggernaut, Cam Newton has so far disappointed. With Christian McCaffery’s surge to become the Panthers number one play-maker, the Carolina offense has had to rely less on Cam. Now, you would think with reduced pressure, Cam would be able to get more comfortable and consistent. Right? Wrong. Cam has looked sluggish, lazy and simply not like that MVP level Quarterback we once knew. Which for fantasy owners, is a big red flag. With rumors swirling about this possibly being Cam’s final season either for the Panthers or in the NFL as a whole, will he overcome adversity and help lead your team to a championship? Or will he continue to crumble as he proves that more than kryptonite can kill superman.
A disastrous Week One can often ruin a players morale, especially if they are incredibly hyped up. I was personally never big on Aaron Jones. His high ADP and status as a RB2 is really puzzling. He suffers from the hype brought on by high ceiling with good, but minimal flashes of that potential. These tend to be players who are becoming starters after one or two years of being a role player. Aaron Jones is the Packers full-time starter this season which means more carries, and more pressure. So, should Aaron Jones owners be panicking after a disappointing performance? Or is this a one off game where neither offenses could get moving. Let’s discuss!
There’s something going on in fantasy leagues all around the world. Former second round pick Kerryon Johnson is getting drafted VERY high. Currently sitting at a 3.04 ADP in most 12 team leagues, Johnson is primed as one of the best backs to have on your team in 2019. However, this hype has seemingly come out of no where. So, is Johnson worthy of his ADP? Or is he over-hyped for his position? Let’s take a look at what to expect from Kerryon Johnson in 2019…