TNF’s matchup wasn’t as glamorous as last Thursday’s matchup between the Texans and the Chiefs, but the game was still exciting for fantasy and for real football. QB Baker Mayfield led the Browns to their first victory of the 2020 season and RB Nick Chubb crushed the Bengals defense with two touchdowns. I evaluate Thursday’s game, look at the fantasy implications, and add injury updates to be aware of heading into Sunday’s matchups.
Sunday’s Week 1 was full of some great games and also some big upsets. The 49ers went down to the Cardinals and the Eagles lost to a hungry Washington Football team, to name a few. Rookie running backs stepped up in a big during their NFL debut and I take a look at some of the highlights from Sunday’s matchups as well as some potential trade targets after some big names bombed. Remember that Week 1 is weird! You can capitalize on that to add some talented depth to your rosters if you need the depth at certain positions.
For Week 1 Friday Daily Dose, I look back at our first 2020 TNF game featuring the Texans and defending champs Chiefs. It was obvious that the Chiefs didn’t bother to ascribe to the “Suber Bowl Hangover” and after shaking off a bit of rust, they proved they are a contender for another Super Bowl run this year. I also list some injury updates and quick hits from around the league.
The 2020 season is finally upon us and the new season brings many questions that fantasy GMs are anxiously waiting for answers to. What will the rush versus passing volume look like? How will all of the RBBCs shake out as the season progresses? I explore some of these questions for a better understanding of how this year could unfold.
On Monday’s Daily’s Dose, I take a look at 53-man roster cuts, specifically RB Adrian Peterson’s signing with the Detroit Lions and what it means for the RBs both in Detroit and in Washington. Hope you have some shares of rookie Antonio Gibson.
Week 1 is almost upon us and teams are beginning to assign starters like the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team who confirmed that Cam Newton and Dwayne Haskins will indeed be their starters for Week 1. I also look at Fournette’s move across the street to Tampa and what that means for Ronald Jones II and your fantasy drafts.
Whether you are preparing for your drafts or scanning the waiver wire for late-round QB fliers, here are three quarterbacks to remember for the 2020 season.
There is so much data we look at when we evaluate players for the upcoming season, but there is one metric I pay particular attention to In this piece. I look at three improved/upgraded offensive lines and what they mean for the skill positions.
In the next installment of my Players to Remember series, I tackle the toughest skill position group yet… the WRs. It was incredibly difficult to narrow down just three to remember for 2020, so I added some honorable mentions that I believe you should keep your eye on as we get closer to the 2020 season.
In the Fantasy Footballers Fantasy Court Series, fellow writer Aaron Larson and I look at the case FOR and AGAINST QB Matthew Stafford in his upcoming 2020 campaign. Read both articles and decide whether or not Stafford has a shot at hitting it big this year.
HINT: The correct answer is that YES, he will. 🙂
Next up in my Players to Remember series is the running back position. I look at three running backs going in the 9th Round and later who have fantasy upside in 2020 that you can draft for dirt cheap or even for free. Keep these guys in mind as you approach your drafts. Fantasy gold can await in these middle to late rounds.
Identifying late-round gems at any position can be the key to winning your championship. In this article series, I start with three tight ends who are going super late in drafts or going undrafted completely. These three TEs aren’t the only sleeper options at TE, but they have tremendous upside in the 2020 season.
You may have heard of the term “Zero RB” before. It’s waiting until the 6th Round to start drafting the RB position. This allows us to load up on elite talent at other positions early in the draft. I take a look at an Ideal Lineup using this strategy then mock draft to see how our team actually turned out.
It’s getting closer and closer to the official start of the NFL season and you may experimenting with different draft strategies. I take a look at an Ideal Lineup for the Zero WR method then mock draft to see how our team shaped up.
The NFC South is home to a gold mine of fantasy opportunity for 2020 with the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tamp Bay Buccaneers, and the Carolina Panthers. In this article, I recap Andy, Mike, and Jason’s breakdown of these four teams and their fantasy implications in 2020.
Since the Eagles failed to add a veteran running back to replace Jordan Howard so far in the offseason, there is quite a bit of hype surrounding Miles Sanders’ production and usage in 2020. I explore what we should expect from Sanders this year in a Doug Pederson led offense. Can he be the featured back or is the RBBC the way of the Eagles?
The choice between Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp never gets easier – both players are too talented. However, are there some changes in the Rams’ offense from 2019 that may give us an idea of their usage and targets for 2020? I explore the burning question between Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp and who should get the nod in 202.
There was a time when these guys were an auto-draft in the 1st Round. They led the league, they won your fantasy leagues and having them incited fear in the hearts of your opponents. Things have changed for all three back, but are we passing on these RBs at our peril? I look at what has changed for each back to find fantasy potential for 2020.
If you’re into either David Johnson, Todd Gurley, or Le’Veon Bell this year at their 3rd Round or later value, here is a mock draft on what your team could look like if you are actively targeting those players. I mock three drafts in a 12 team league from the beginning, middle, and end and see how a fantasy team could shake out with one of these former elite RBs on my squad.
Of course, we all want a QB Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson on our fantasy team, it’s like a cheat code to the championship. But, if you’re not willing to spend the draft cost on taking them as early as the 1st Round, here are three bounce-back candidates for 2020 that you can get late in your drafts. Save that draft capital for the RB and WR studs instead.
We were all disappointed with Smith-Schuster 2019 campaign, but it seemed like the world was truly against him. I evaluate what went wrong last year and what needs to happen for JuJu Smith-Schuster to have a bounce-back year in 2020
The Los Angles Chargers have moved on from veteran Philip Rivers but should we do the same in fantasy football? I wrote a heartfelt letter, that may be a touch acerbic, to Phil and look at whether or not I will give him another chance in 2020.
The Fantasy Footballers hosts Andy, Mike, and Jason mock draft from the uncomfortable last position. Check out their picks and analysis and see how their team turned out.
It feels like Jordan Howard has been in the league for twenty years, yet he’s only 25 years old and on his third NFL. We saw glimpses of his rise to fantasy greatness during his time in Philadelphia, but it fell short due to a shoulder injury. Now with the Miami Dolphins, does Jordan Howard have the opportunity on the worst offensive in the league to rebound to RB1 territory or will vanish into fantasy irrelevance in 2020.
Are we sleeping on Le’Veon Bell? If you asked me this question 2 years ago, I would have laughed at you. However, after a holdout year and then a “meh” season in 2019 with the Jets, it’s no surprise his ADP is low and falling. Adding Frank Gore to the RB mix doesn’t help this decline but are we doing ourselves a favor looking over Bell or is it a huge disservice to our roster?
Recap of The Fantasy Footballers podcast where they discuss some of their favorite features of the 2020 Ultimate Draft Kit and how they use these features both for their draft and in-season.
If you had Keenan Allen last year, you probably ended the season feeling pretty disappointed. Even though he finished the season as a WR1 in .5 PPR, his up and down season gave you whiplash and left you second-guessing when you should start him. The Report Card on Keenan Allen gives him a grade for the 2019 and his 2020 outlook. Is he worth drafting for your squad this year?
This year’s rookie draft has a lot of depth and there are plenty of teams in need of fresh talent. In this article for The Fantasy Footballers, I break down the landing spots for WRs drafted in the FIRST ROUND and the fantasy implications for the upcoming season.
Round 1 of the 2020 draft is in the books and it could not have come at a better time in our sports-starved lives. There were some predictable draft picks and some surprises, with big WR names falling to the SECOND ROUND. In this article, I evaluate the WRs drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft and the fantasy implications for the upcoming season.
Should you be considering DJ for your rosters?