It’s Wednesday. It’s crunch-time. No more messing around. No more games. All fantasy football-related drafts will wrap up this week or this weekend. Let’s draft some winners, shall we?
QB rankings are up here.
RB rankings are up here.
WR rankings are below, for your viewing pleasure and/or ridicule.
TE coming tomorrow (I think/hope).
For those that still haven’t caught it, “my guys” are the players that I’ve bracketed below (players that I want to be aggressive on; players I want to [often] be ahead of ADP on).
Tier 1: No surprises. I like Davante Adams to pace the league in targets. I’m also onboard with another monster season from Julio Jones.
Tier 2: I want to believe in Allen Robinson. He was strong down the stretch last year, and while we have no hope for improved or steady quarterback-play in Chicago, trust the talent, trust the volume. Likewise, the volume will certainly be there for Adam Thielen, with Stefon Diggs being moved to Buffalo.
Another volume-hog of note: Terry McLaurin. There are again question marks about Washington’s signal-caller, but if even a small step forward can be made this season under center, we know McLaurin has all the tools and talent in the world. Locked-in WR1.
Tier 3: Lots of fan favorites here in A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf, Courtland Sutton, and D.J. Chark; players that have splashed early-on their careers, and are only still ascending now.
I want to be the most aggressive on Hollywood Brown, however. He’s up to 180-pounds and we’re told has not lost a second off that 40-time. Lamar Jackson has talked-up the deep ball, and wanting to get things dialed-in deep more often and more consistently. I think this pair completely takes-off in 2020.
Tier 4: If Will Fuller can stay healthy, he has a WR1 season in his scope given DeAndre Hopkin‘s departure; Fuller assumes de facto alpha status.
If the offseason reports are true, and Pittsburgh has their quarterback dialed-in, slimmer, and healthier than ever before in recent seasons, I could see the offense support two top-end options (one of course in JuJu Smith-Schuster, who is an easy bounce-back candidate and Diontae Johnson).
Laviska Shenault is one of the bigger risers (winners?) here with the Leonard Fournette news. Playing from behind and no ground game to lean on regardless, the Jags should look to the air early and often.
Speaking of winners: Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards out in Las Vegas. They were going to be utilized a lot off the rip, regardless of their rookie status, but now with Tyrell Williams landing on injured reserve, the offense has no choice. Splash rookie seasons should be pretty.
All John Ross needs is health.
I can’t quit Corey Davis, not yet, not with his pedigree. We’ll talk after this season.
Chase Claypool, K.J. Hamler, and Gabe Davis have all been shining in their respective team’s camps this offseason. Can’t go wrong with those late-round dart throws.