I pay attention to fantasy football year-round. All of the offseason coaching moves, free agency, the draft, and camps all help me to formulate a strategery for the upcoming season. These players fit into my age brackets and I anticipate will outperform their draft costs. These are the players I’m swiping right on this season.
Rams QB Jared Goff
32 TD 12 INT only 2 games with multiple INT. Did have a 4 INT stinker in Week 13 vs. the Bears. Improved from Year 2 to Year 3. Goff is terrific mid-round QB with upside. I’d take Goff over Mayfield, Wentz, Ryan, and Newton.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
Will throw the ball all over the place to a variety of weapons and pick up stats with his legs. The Cardinals Defense is awful so Murray should score plenty of garbage stats. Pair him with another solid QB if your concerned about injuries.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
Perception of Cousins as a player is different than reality. Threw for 4,298 with a career-high 30 TD and 10 INT last season. Completed a career high 70.1% of his passes. The Vikings didn’t win because of poor play calling and a defense that regressed in my opinion. Cousins was sacked 40 times last season. Some of that is on Cousins, but more so on poor o-line play. I will absolutely swipe right on Cousins this season.
Rams RB Todd Gurley
Don’t be that guy that let’s Gurley fall in drafts. He won’t be the bell cow anymore, but doesn’t need to be to help the Rams and Fantasy Owners. Plan ahead with possible load management. The Rams offense gives him elite TD scoring potential. Swipe right on the Double Digit TD’s.
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman
Way too low in rankings that I’ve seen. No way I’m drafting Josh Jacobs, Damien Williams, Aaron Jones, or Kerryon Johnson ahead of Freeman. The Falcons made upgrades to the offensive line in the draft. Ito Smith may play a complementary role. I believe Freeman goes for a career high in yards and double digit TD’s.
49ers RB Tevin Coleman
McKinnon’s knee isn’t right and Breida is questionable each week. Coleman played for Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta and has a 2-year deal. Coleman will out-perform his mid-round draft slot. I own Coleman in a dynasty league.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders
I’ve seen enough of Jordan Howard to know that Sanders should be the main back. Sometimes teams make a young guy earn it. At the end of the year Sanders will be the Eagles back you want to own.
Bills RB Devin Singletary
I find it hard to believe he won’t force his way into more playing time with his play in camp. Worthy of the late round stash as I believe he’s the back to own long term in Buffalo.
Bears WR Allen Robinson
Easily outperforms the 55/754/4 from last season. Matt Nagy is smart enough to know they Robinson needs to be more involved in the offense. The pace of play in the Bears offense and progression from Trubisky leads to more output from A-Rob. Criminally under-ranked in a lot of projections I’ve looked at this summer.
Cardinals WR Christian Kirk
In Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, Kirk will blow past his 43/590/3 of his rookie season. I anticipate Kirk being the Cardinals leading receiver for a pass happy Cardinals offense. Takes a huge step forward in Year 2.
Panthers WR’s DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel
Samuel is a better route runner, while Moore plays physical. With Greg Olsen on his last legs and Ian Thomas not yet a finished product Moore and Samuel will make plays in Panthers passing attack. I own Moore in a dynasty league.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry
Had 8 TD as a rookie. Lost season with an ACL tear last year. The Chargers spread the ball all over the place and Henry consistently saw red zone targets. I’d take Henry over OJ Howard and Evan Engram.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews
Hayden Hurst was drafted ahead of Andrews last season. Injuries to Hurst along with Andrews play at the end of last season have Andrews atop the depth chart. In a run heavy offense with a QB that doesn’t see the whole field, Andrews could be a solid PPR option.
Rams TE Gerald Everett
As part of the Sean McVay offense, the scoring potential is there. Everett only caught 33/320/3 TD last season. Those numbers were a significant improvement over year 1. The Tight End position is one that can be a tough transition. Offseason reports on Everett have been positive and is worthy of a late round lottery ticket.
49ers K Robbie Gould
Pace of offense could lead to plenty of scoring opportunities.
Vikings K Kaare Vedvik
Hit a 55-yarder in the Ravens preseason opener and was promptly traded to the Vikings for a 2020 5th round pick. Vedvik can also punt. Dan Bailey was erratic last season for the Vikings. If Bailey gets cut, I’m drafting Vedvik.
Bounces back after embarrassing 2018 season. A better offense will lead to a better defense this season.
Chris Ballard is a terrific evaluator of talent and builds a solid roster. With their offense putting up points, Colts defense will be able to put up fantasy points.