Every year there are a handful of players who lose a significant amount of value as soon as the NFL Draft happens. A new, younger, rookie is drafted to the same position by the same team as your RB2 or WR3 and his value immediately tanks. I am here this week to defend some of those players.
In a battle for the okayest team in the NFC East, they out okayed the talented, but stale Cowboys. The Pederson offensive elixir has been flat since the magical 2017 season, but the contributing factors were unfortunate injuries and uneven performances from ill-fitting personnel choices. The vastly superior Miles Sanders has replaced Jordan Howard, and Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett, Nelson Agholor, and Robert Davis have been replaced by, well, actual wide receivers. The top of the East looks to be the same two-horse race, but it should be much higher caliber than the first-round fodder for the other conferences over the past few seasons.
For those who didn't see this series last year, I try to take a different approach to fantasy projections than your run-of-the-mill rankings. The basis of my process is that the number one indicator of fantasy success is opportunities to touch the ball. Obviously individual player skill can (and will) affect that, but at the end of the day players are at the mercy of playcalling and play design. Therefore, if we want to make accurate projections, we need to look at each coach's scheme and how they like to spread the ball around.
Right about now you’re probably knee deep in player data and most likely combing through splits and stats from the last several seasons. Everyone prepares for the draft season a different way, but one fact remains true: we all have different opinions of each player based on our diverse evaluation metrics and criteria. Many view … Continue reading Don’t Sleep on these 3 Underrated WR groups