Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Cincinnati Bengals

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Andy Dalton511.8314.2363424.112.841.5120.41.93.5232.6
Many of Dalton's 2017 numbers were the lowest of his career or since his rookie season -- completion percentage (59.9), Y/A (6.7), YPG (207.5) and number of 300-yard games (one). If Tyler Eifert and John Ross are healthy, however, Dalton could perform as a high-end QB2 with Bill Lazor having a full offseason to install his offense. (In fact, Dalton has finished as the QB18 -- or better -- every season of his career.)
Matt Barkley5.23.1340.20.400001.36

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Joe Mixon244.91077.69.635.8340.10.92.2200.37
Down to 218 pounds, Mixon is poised for bigger things in his sophomore campaign. The versatile back averaged just 3.5 yards per carry last season behind one of the league's worst offensive lines, but offseason upgrades at left tackle and center should help.
Giovani Bernard85.3366.82.445.6410.41.80.2102.52
Mixon missed a couple of December games, but Bernard was highly productive down the stretch. Gio had 507 YFS, averaged 4.75 YPC with 24 receptions and two scores across five December games. Still drafted outside the top-50 running backs (via FFC), Gio offers late-round value as a back that could return flex value.
Mark Walton20.591.20.58.975.70.30.121.29
Brian Hill1.65.602.219.8002.54
Ryan Hewitt0001.914.30.102.03

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
A.J. Green80.81183.78.30001.3165.57
After missing three-plus games in two of the previous three seasons, Green played a full 16-game slate and posted a 75/1,078/8 stat line in 2017. Aside from 2016 (career-high 96.4 YPG but six missed games), Green has exceeded the 1,000-yard mark in his other six NFL seasons.
John Ross33.6554.43.40000.175.64
Held without a catch in his three NFL games, Ross had one carry for 12 yards and a lost fumble as a rookie. Injuries played a major part to his disappointing season, but he says that he feels the healthiest he's been since college. Especially considering the team released Brandon LaFell, there is the opportunity for Ross to make a meaningful second-year impact.
Tyler Boyd45.3489.220000.260.52
A sprained MCL cost Boyd more than a month last season, but he had 10 of his 22 catches in the final two weeks of the season. At a minimum, Boyd will start in the slot for three-WR sets.
Josh Malone25.7287.82.6000044.38
Alex Erickson563.50.22.89.800.58.73
Cody Core1.315.50.100002.15
Auden Tate0.67.30.100001.33

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Tyler Eifert40.2482.45.60000.181.64
Over the past four seasons, Eifert has nearly as many touchdowns (18) as games played (24). Double-digit touchdowns would be a real possibility if Eifert can stay healthy, but durability remains the obvious concern.
Tyler Kroft18.8184.22.3000032.22
C.J. Uzomah5.852.80.300007.08

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Cleveland Browns

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Cleveland Browns.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Tyrod Taylor366.1228.8269116.14.852.8295.73.21.5208.21
Taylor will be the Week 1 starter, but will he also be the starter in Week 17? The Browns should be better (then again, they can't be much worse -- 1-31 over past two seasons), but will those incremental gains keep No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield off the field for the entire season? Due to his rushing production and upgrade in receiving corps (compared to Buffalo's), Taylor could be a top-12 fantasy quarterback on a per-game basis for as long as he's the starter and is an elite option for streamers.
Baker Mayfield203.1123.914528.15.313.556.70.4185.95
Unless you're in a 2-QB league, Mayfield is not on the re-draft radar. Whenever he becomes the starter, which seems likely to occur at some point this season (post-bye based on my projections), he will become worth a look as a streaming option.
Drew Stanton2.91.5180.10.10.41.2001.04

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Carlos Hyde150.9633.85.431.3190.90.80.8118.07
Playing a full 16-game slate for the first time in his four NFL seasons, Hyde set career highs in yards from scrimmage (1,288) and receptions (59) but a career low in yards per carry (3.9). The Browns used a top-33 selection on Nick Chubb, but Hyde sits atop the team's depth chart and is likely to get the most work amongst the team's backs.
Duke Johnson53.2231.41.652.6499.72.11.492.51
Through three NFL seasons, Johnson has exceeded 50 receptions and 500 receiving yards every year and he set career highs last season with 74/693/3 receiving. With both Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb replacing the free-agency loss of Isaiah Crowell, Johnson may get even fewer carries. Meanwhile, the addition of slot receiver Jarvis Landry could lead to fewer targets and receptions for the former Hurricane.
Nick Chubb127552.54.310.4780.20.788.65
Going into the draft, most expected the Browns to take a Chubb. While they passed on one Chubb (cousin Bradley at No. 4), the Browns selected another (Nick) with the first pick of Round 2. Even if Hyde currently tops the depth chart, it wouldn't be out of the question for Chubb to become the lead back at some point during the season.
Dan Vitale0001.610.6001.06
Matt Dayes1.23.8000000.38

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Josh Gordon59.51002.66.20000.2137.06
Since leading the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, Gordon has played a total of 10 games -- five in 2014 and five in 2017 -- due to suspension. Having recently reported to the team, Gordon has the upside for a top-10 season if he's able to stay on the field for a full season, but his risks are obvious.
Jarvis Landry99.510055.21.67.202129.02
Leading the NFL last season with a career-high 112 receptions, Landry finished the season with 987 yards and nine touchdowns (also a career high). A threat for triple-digit catches, Landry could once again push for the league lead in receptions, especially if Gordon were to miss any time.
Antonio Callaway38.75073.70000.272.5
Selected in the fourth round, Callaway should have been selected higher based on talent and lower based on off-field issues (latest example). Helping to make Corey Coleman expendable (traded to Buffalo), the rookie "tore up the defensive backs in 1-on-1 drills" early in training camp. Callaway has upside as a late-round sleeper in deep formats.
Rashard Higgins14.8174.610000.123.26
Jeff Janis3.559.50.400008.35
Damion Ratley1.416.80.100002.28

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
David Njoku43.4538.250000.183.62
Playing less than half of the team's offensive snaps as a rookie, Njoku posted a 32/386/4 stat line in 2017. Coach Hue Jackson says that he expects a big jump from Njoku in Year 2.
Seth Devalve14.4174.210000.123.22
Darren Fells4.851.80.500008.18

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Seattle Seahawks

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Seattle Seahawks.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Russell Wilson529328386228.610.685.4461.22.12.7301
A top-three fantasy quarterback in three of the past four seasons, Wilson has rushed for 2,777 yards and 20 touchdowns in his six NFL seasons. But he's also averaged over 4,000 passing yards over the past three seasons and threw a league-high 34 touchdowns in 2017. Despite his dual-threat abilities, Wilson has never missed an NFL game. So, in other words, he has tons of weekly upside with a solid floor.
Alex McGough000000.5-0.500-0.05

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Rashaad Penny180.8786.5627221.40.81139.59
With good size (5-11, 220) and speed (4.46 forty), Penny could eventually be used as a three-down back for the Seahawks. At least to open training camp, however, it's Chris Carson -- not Penny -- that tops the team's depth chart. While Penny will more than likely lead the backfield in workload and production at some point, surgery on a broken finger could further delay what appears to be the inevitable.
Chris Carson140.1616.44.914.5120.40.40.3104.88
A sleeper pick in 2017, Carson was off to a promising start, but he missed the final 12 games. Even though the Seahawks drafting Rashaad Penny in the first round has held some back from touting Carson as a breakout candidate in 2018, the second-year back has sat atop the team's depth chart since the start of camp.
C.J. Prosise22.697.20.536.9354.210.153.94
J.D. McKissic3.6140.15.845.80.20.17.58
Mike Davis10.838.90.21.311.100.16

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Doug Baldwin81.91060.67.41.43.100.2150.37
Falling just shy of the 1,000-yard mark last season, Baldwin has 247/3,188/29 over the past three seasons and has finished as the WR7, WR10 and WR13, respectively, in standard-scoring formats over the past three seasons. There was some concern about Baldwin's status for Week 1 earlier on, but Carroll says that he "should be" available for the season opener.
Tyler Lockett54.6720.74.48.166.40.50.1113.91
Lockett played a full 16-game slate last season, but he was never 100 percent. With Paul Richardson in Washington (D.C.) and the uncertainty of what the Seahawks will get from Brandon Marshall, Lockett has breakout potential in 2018 now that he's healthy.
Brandon Marshall36.83794.40000.164.1
Marshall had a 109/1,502/14 season in 2015, but that feels so long ago. Signing a one-year deal (with not much money guaranteed) with the Seahawks, Marshall isn't a lock to make the roster and (if he does) his fantasy outlook isn't all that appealing. That said, there has some positive comments coming out of Seahawks camp regarding Marshall.
Amara Darboh20.3198.91.60000.129.29
Tanner McEvoy16.9177.50.80000.321.95
Jaron Brown9.1143.80.80000.118.98

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Ed Dickson21.3281.22.10000.140.52
Jimmy Graham had double-digit touchdowns last year and over 900 yards the year prior, but expectations for Dickson, Nick Vannett or any of Seattle's tight end should be relatively modest.
Nick Vannett23.4245.72.10000.136.97
Will Dissly6.768.30.50000.19.63

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Miami Dolphins

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Miami Dolphins.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Ryan Tannehill528.2343.3385622.715.339.2168.61.22.9232.7
Missing 19 games over the past two seasons including all of 2017, Tannehill (ACL) could be a productive volume-based QB2 play as the Dolphins were one of four teams to throw it 600-plus times last season.
David Fales25.616.61640.60.600007.76
Brock Osweiler14.28.7980.50.400005.12

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Kenyan Drake180.3811.46.139.1299.12.31.6158.25
Over the final five games of the 2017 season, Drake ran for a league-high 444 yards on 91 carries (4.88 YPC) with two touchdowns and added 17 receptions for 150 yards. While his December workload (21.6 touches per game) won't carry over into 2018 as the co-starter with Frank Gore, Drake could finish as a top-24 fantasy back in 2018.
Frank Gore121.5467.83.919.5152.11.40.592.79
Returning home to Miami, the 35-year-old Gore has been incredibly durable -- seven consecutive 16-game seasons. Remarkably consistent, Gore has finished as a top-20 fantasy running back every season except for his rookie campaign, although he has averaged less than 4.0 YPC in each of the past three seasons. Listed as the co-starter with Drake, it's possible that the veteran back once again exceeds expectations.
Kalen Ballage47.8200.81.218.3155.61.31.547.64
The 229-pound rookie out of Arizona State had impressed the coaching staff during the offseason workouts, but training camp and the preseason has been a different story so far. The rookie back is clearly behind Drake and Gore for snaps.
Senorise Perry3.915.20.100002.12

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Kenny Stills54.7864.360000.5121.43
Over the past two seasons, Stills has 100 catches for 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns and he's finished as a top-30 receiver in standard-scoring formats both seasons. There may be some game-to-game volatility, but there is a strong chance that he outperforms his current ADP. In fact, I wouldn't be surprise if Stills turns out into Miami's most productive fantasy wide receiver in 2018.
DeVante Parker64.1849.35.40000.3116.73
I've been (too) high on Parker in his young career only to be disappointed. Given that Jarvis Landry and his 570 targets over the past four years are no longer on the roster, the 25-year-old Parker would have upside if he were able to put it all together this season. Unfortunately, a broken middle finger has his Week 1 status in jeopardy and reports from training camp have been anything but glowing before the broken finger.
Danny Amendola60.5647.430000.382.14
With 60-plus catches in two of the past three seasons with the Patriots, Amendola could post a similar total (or even more) with Jarvis Landry no longer in Miami. Amendola has worked primarily with the first-team offense in camp and he's an excellent late-round target in PPR formats.
Albert Wilson42.9553.43.20000.274.14
Wilson set career highs (42/554/3) across the board last season. Signed to a three-year, $24 million contract, Wilson should get opportunities to improve upon last year's numbers even though his exact role remains unclear. That said, both Stills (ankle) and Parker (finger) are dealing with injuries at the moment.
Jakeem Grant5.177.50.5000111.15
Leonte Carroo1.312.90.10000.11.69

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Mike Gesicki34.2451.44.10000.568.74
Freakishly athletic, Gesicki has rare physical tools: 6-foot-5, 247 pounds, 4.54 forty, 41.5-inch vertical and 6.76 3-cone. Moreover, there is little (real) competition atop the depth chart at tight end so Gesicki has a chance to make an immediate impact as a rookie. That said, rookie tight ends historically struggle to produce fantasy-relevant numbers.
A.J. Derby17.81941.10000.225.6
MarQueis Gray12.2141.50.60000.117.55
Durham Smythe4.143.50.20000.15.35

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: New England Patriots

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the New England Patriots.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Tom Brady589.1384.1474231.59.426.737.40.32.1298.22
Wanting to play until "cuarenta y cinco," Brady recently turned 41 yet he has shown no signs of slowing down. That said, the Patriots traded away 1,000-yard receiver Brandin Cooks and trusted slot receiver Julian Edelman returns from a torn ACL but not until Week 5 due to a PED suspension. Finishing as fantasy's QB4, Brady threw for a league-high 4,577 yards in 2017.
Brian Hoyer63.8400.20.12.21.1002.31

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Rex Burkhead160.6690.66.9383232.70.8157.36
Burkhead scored eight touchdowns (in 10 games) as he rushed for 264 yards and added 30 catches for 254 yards in his debut season with the Patriots. Even though the Patriots used a first-round pick on Sony Michel, Burkhead currently tops the depth chart and has been my highest-ranked Patriots running back all summer. Dealing with a "slight tear" in his own knee, Burkhead's ADP has been on the rise given that Michel had a procedure on his knee earlier in camp.
Sony Michel158.9762.75.424.1221.71.21.2135.64
Expectations would be through the roof for most running backs selected in the first round. For the Patriots, however, it's anyone's guess how the workload will be allocated in any given week. Given his draft pedigree (and talent, of course), Michel figures to be heavily involved more often than not and it wouldn't surprise me if he finished as the team's most productive fantasy back (although I have Burkhead ranked ahead of him).
James White45.4188.4150.2426.740.191.31
White hauled in 56 receptions for 429 yards and three touchdowns last season after posting a 60/551/5 receiving line in 2016. With Michel added to the mix, the Patriots have a versatile group of backs, but I'd expect White to get 50 receptions for a third consecutive season.
Jeremy Hill24.9104.610.53.700.116.63
Perhaps neither make the roster, but Hill and Mike Gillislee could be battling each other for the same roster spot with Hill appearing to be the favorite at the moment.
Mike Gillislee12.551.30.50000.27.73
James Develin0004.22900.12.7
Brandon Bolden3.112.100.64.3001.64

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Chris Hogan64.8913.77.82.210.600.1139.03
Hogan played only one regular-season game (Week 14) in the second half, but he posted a 33/438/5 slash line in his first eight games. During that span, he was the WR7 in standard-scoring formats with the 13th-most on a per-game basis. With Brandin Cooks now in L.A. and Julian Edelman suspended for four games, Hogan has a chance to get off to another hot start in 2018.
Julian Edelman80.5901.64.85.329.20.11.3121.08
Missing all of last season with a torn ACL, Edelman will serve a four-game suspension to begin the season. In 2016, Edelman had 98 catches for a career-high 1,106 yards and three touchdowns. With Brandin Cooks traded to the Rams, Edelman figures to be peppered with targets when he is on the field (Weeks 5 to 16). In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Edelman set per-game career highs across the board.
Phillip Dorsett22.4356.21.3000043.42
The former (surprising) first-round pick, Dorsett has underwhelmed in three NFL seasons and set career lows (12/194/0) in his first season with the Patriots. Getting some starts in the preseason, he figures to be involved in 2018 but he remains off the fantasy radar.
Eric Decker15.9178.11.60000.127.21
Guaranteed only $75,000, it's possible that Decker doesn't make the 53-man roster although having experience playing in a Josh McDaniels offense helps his cause. Having an issue with drops early in his New England tenure, Decker had just 54/563/1 (10.4 Y/R) last season for the Titans.
Kenny Britt12.6166.31000022.63
Cordarrelle Patterson5.3530.33.121.70.20.612.27
Braxton Berrios0.87.800000.20.38

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Rob Gronkowski66.51070.7100000.1166.87
Aside from his eight-game 2016 season, Gronk has 1,000-plus yards in three of the past four years and he has scored double-digit touchdowns in five seasons over his career. As long as he can stay on the field, he's a sure thing at a position with many question marks.
Dwayne Allen10.1109.11000016.91
Jacob Hollister3.537.10.300005.51

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Buffalo Bills

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Buffalo Bills.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Josh Allen363.8211261916.414.626.9121.10.50.3155.67
While there are more important attributes in quarterback play, few, if any, quarterbacks in the league have a stronger arm than Allen, the seventh-overall pick in this year's draft. With A.J. McCarron breaking his collarbone in the team's second preseason game, Allen appears to be the favorite -- although not necessarily a "lock" -- to start heading into the season over Nathan Peterman. Since the Bills are far from loaded with playmakers, none of the Bills signal-callers are worth drafting in standard one-QB formats.
Nathan Peterman9753.463132.94.514.400.132.68
With McCarron breaking his collarbone, it's still possible that Peterman starts the season over Allen. Or if Allen starts (and struggles), Peterman could get some relief duty and a start or two. Either way, he's not worth drafting outside of deep 2-QB leagues.
A.J. McCarron24.315.21700.90.72.25.300.19.33
Signed to a backup-sized contract this offseason, McCarron was the favorite to enter 2018 as the team's starter before breaking his collarbone. Either way, it was only a matter of time before the team transitioned to Allen.

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
LeSean McCoy248.61031.7641.7308.61.70.7178.83
Averaging a career-low 4.0 yards per carry, McCoy was a do-it-all option for the Bills last season. Not only did he rush for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns, but he led the team in targets (77) and receptions (59). Given the serious domestic abuse allegations he faces, something he categorically denies, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding his status for 2018. For what it's worth, coach Sean McDermott says McCoy looks "quicker, faster and more powerful than last year."
Chris Ivory134.8525.73.412.4980.41.382.57
Ivory averaged a career-low 3.4 YPC for Jacksonville last season as the 30-year-old back signed a two-year deal with Buffalo. With McCoy facing serious allegations, Ivory would be the first option if McCoy were to miss any time.
Travaris Cadet20.270.70.122.3169.50.70.328.22
Patrick DiMarco3.13.10.13.725.90.204.7
Marcus Murphy5.824.70.11.47003.77
Taiwan Jones2.28.800.88.8001.76

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Kelvin Benjamin54.17525.70000.2109
Traded during the season to the Bills, Benjamin finished the full season with 48 receptions, 692 yards and three touchdowns. With only 16/217/1 in his six games with the Bills, Benjamin wasn't 100 percent during that time, but he should lead the team in receiving assuming good health in 2018.
Corey Coleman25.7336.72.30.94.500.147.72
A top-15 pick in 2016, Coleman has underwhelmed in two injury-plagued seasons -- 33/413/3 in 2016 and 23/305/2 in 2017 -- over a total of 19 games played. Dealt to the Bills for a seventh-round 2020 pick, Coleman gets a fresh start with the receiver-deficient Bills.
Zay Jones29.7332.62.1000045.86
Following a bizarre offseason incident, Jones will look to improve upon a less-than-mediocre rookie campaign (27/316/2). Given the team's trade for Corey Coleman, Jones has even less fantasy appeal heading into Year 2.
Jeremy Kerley27.4268.51.40001.532.25
Andre Holmes11107.81.1000017.38
Rod Streater8.8101.20.90000.115.32
Ray-Ray McCloud0.910.80.100001.68
Austin Proehl0.32.9000000.29

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Charles Clay48.6529.74.40000.179.17
Leading the team in receiving yards (558) last season, Clay may be the team's most reliable pass-catcher outside of LeSean McCoy, who led the team in targets and receptions. With more than 500 receiving yards in all three of his seasons in Buffalo, Clay has top-12 upside if he can stay healthy all season.
Nick O'Leary16.4229.61.10000.229.16
Logan Thomas11.6118.31.40000.120.03

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: New York Jets

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Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the New York Jets.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Sam Darnold442.9261.3305615.113.338.4134.43.84.5183.28
While his second preseason game was less impressive than the first, it's been a good preseason for Darnold, who remains the favorite to begin the season as the starter. As is the case with any rookie quarterback, there's bound to be many ups and downs but the Jets should find themselves playing from behind most weeks, which could lead to higher passing volume than a coaching staff would prefer to give a rookie.
Josh McCown72.946.75253.11.78.129.20.80.337.12
Before getting hurt in Week 14, McCown finished as a top-seven weekly fantasy quarterback in five of his previous seven starts. The ideal bridge quarterback, McCown appears likely to enter the season as the backup to top-three pick Sam Darnold even though he threw twice as many touchdowns (18) as interceptions (nine) last season and added five rushing scores.
Teddy Bridgewater5.23.3370.20.10.83.300.12.21

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Isaiah Crowell202.88725.516.11240.21.5130.8
Only 25 years old, Crowell signed a three-year deal in free agency with the Jets this offseason. With 850-plus rushing yards in each of the past two seasons, Crowell does not necessarily get an offensive upgrade with his new club, but I expect at least similar production in 2018.
Bilal Powell80.8347.42.426.6191.50.50.969.49
Powell carried the ball 178 times for 772 yards, both of which are career highs, but he only had five receptions in the team's final eight games. With the team signing Crowell to handle early-down touches and the team talking up Elijah McGuire, Powell's 2018 role was uncertain. The injury to McGuire, however, (re)opens the door for Powell's opportunities.
Elijah McGuire48.5203.71.224.1214.51.41.554.42
New York's RBs coach Stump Mitchell said of McGuire: "I’ll tell you who I see Eli as — and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Eli has the skill set to be a LaDainian Tomlinson if he was given that opportunity. That’s not what presents itself to him at this particular point in time. But skill set, he can do it all. He can catch. He can run. He can run routes as a receiver ..." Unfortunately, surgery on a broken foot at the end of July should sideline him a total of six weeks, putting his Week 1 status in serious doubt.
Thomas Rawls18.274.60.41.815.80.10.211.64
Trenton Cannon2.812.302.218.70.10.13.5
Dimitri Flowers0.82.601.210.8001.34

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Robby Anderson58.9871.75.62.819.60.10.4122.53
While his legal matters may now be resolved, Anderson could face league discipline from his off-field issues. In terms of on-field production, however, he had a career season (63/941/7) and was especially productive from Weeks 7 to 13. During that six-game span, Anderson had 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown every week and posted a 31/525/6 line.
Quincy Enunwa43.1633.63.20000.182.36
Enunwa led the team in receiving in 2016 (58/857/4), but he missed all of 2017 with a neck injury. There's a chance that he leads the team in receiving in 2018 if he could stay healthy.
Jermaine Kearse45.1563.83.70000.278.18
Kearse either set or tied career highs across the board with 65 catches for 810 yards and five touchdowns to finish as fantasy's WR30 (WR26 in PPR) last season. It'd be unreasonable to expect a repeat performance, but nobody expected that production from him in 2017 either.
Terrelle Pryor38.2511.92.80000.167.79
Few players were a bigger fantasy disappointment in 2017. Putting up a 1,000-yard season in his first year as a full-time receiver with a poor quarterback situation, Pryor managed just 20/240/1 when playing with Kirk Cousins last season. Pryor blames last year's disappointment on his ankle (and claims he broke it again in May), but his range of 2018 outcomes is incredibly wide.
Chad Hansen25.2307.41.80000.141.34
ArDarius Stewart0.6801.66.4001.44
Andre Roberts0.78.400000.10.64

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Chris Herndon16.8194.91.70000.129.49
Jordan Leggett9.4103.40.9000015.74
Clive Walford8.7800.7000012.2
Eric Tomlinson3.336.30.300005.43

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