Pre-Training Camp Fantasy Football Mailbag
Fantasy Football season is quickly approaching and our mailbag is filling up with questions from our readers. Today, Dan will answer five burning fantasy questions to help you prepare for your draft.
1. Recently, you had listed Jameis Winston as your early No.1 QB to open the season. I have him as a sleeper this year, who are some other sleepers from the QB position?
—From Dale R. Wichita, KS
Dan Schalk: I recently wrote a column naming two sleepers entering this season: Andy Dalton and Blake Bortles. I went into more depth in the article, but ultimately for where those quarterbacks are being drafted compared to the production they produce on the field, it is HUGE value. Their ADP is mid-to-late rounds which is great value in any fantasy football league.
2. What do you make of the Vikings RB situation? Signed Latavius Murray, drafted Dalvin Cook and have Jerick McKinnon. Who would you draft first?
—From Vikings Maniac. St. Paul, MN
Dan Schalk: Personally, I would draft Cook first. He is the home run hitter who will be utilized in multiple ways within that Vikings offense. With Sam Bradford at QB, he will wet his pants if he has to throw downfield, so I expect a lot of checkdowns to Cook, increasing his value in PPR formats. Murray will get his touches, but with rumors that he is falling behind in the RB competition scares me a bit.
3. Will Dak Prescott be a Top 5 fantasy QB this year?
—From Noah Sterling, Potsdam, NY
Dan Schalk: As a die-hard Cowboys fan I would like to say yes, but no way. He had a phenomenal rookie year in which he tossed 23 TD’s to only 4 INT’s and was inside the Top 10 of fantasy QB’s, but not Top 5. I don’t think he’ll have a sophomore slump, but to think he’s going to increase his production in year two is a little risky. He’s going to be overdrafted in most leagues, and I’m okay with my league-mates taking him earlier than his value dictates. Right now, he’s my 13th ranked QB, but a Top 10 finish would not be unexpected.
4. I was offered this trade in my PPR dynasty league, would you accept? I receive Odell Beckham and Joe Flacco for Martavis Bryant, Cole Beasley and Tom Brady.
—From Steve Murgle, California
Dan Schalk: If Bryant returns to his old-self before the suspensions and off-the-field concerns I would say no to this trade. Tom Brady is a Top 5 QB and Flacco is wildly inconsistent in terms of fantasy production. Cole Beasley is a beast in PPR formats and can be a Top 20 WR. Let’s not forget all the weapons the Giants are harvesting opposite Odell (Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, Paul Perkins, etc.). I would stand pat and reject this trade.
5. Who is the Bills WR you want on your team…Sammy or Zay?
—From Bill Thompson, Cheektowaga, NY
Dan Schalk: Many Bills fans are already falling in love with Zay Jones, and rightfully so—he’s the most NFL-ready rookie WR in my mind and can come in right away and contribute. His biggest drawback is Tyrod Taylor throwing him the football—-or at least trying to throw him the ball. Taylor struggles to throw for 200 yards a game and that will drastically cut into Jones or Watkins value. Despite his injury issues, I would draft Watkins before Jones—we have seen Watkins be a valuable fantasy contributor when healthy and the jury is still out on Jones. I will say, neither of these guys will be high on my draft board because of the offense Buffalo runs.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/pre-training-camp-fantasy-football-mailbag/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/weekly-fantasy-mailbag.jpg?fit=959%2C639&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/weekly-fantasy-mailbag.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastAFC NorthAFC SouthAFC WestFantasyNFC EastNFC NorthNFC SouthNFC WestNFLRecent PostsFantasy Football,NFLFantasy Football season is quickly approaching and our mailbag is filling up with questions from our readers. Today, Dan will answer five burning fantasy questions to help you prepare for your draft. 1. Recently, you had listed Jameis Winston as your early No.1 QB to open the season. I have...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk