Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Los Angeles Rams

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 Los Angeles Rams.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Jared Goff508.6319.440432710.229.155.30.92.5255.25
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Goff made huge strides in his second NFL season. A new coaching regime led the Rams from a worst-to-first improvement in scoring offense as Goff exceeded preseason expectations with a top-12 fantasy performance. Assuming the Rams get more production from new addition Brandin Cooks than they got from Sammy Watkins last season, Goff has the potential to build upon last year's success.
Sean Mannion10.46.2640.30.34.51.400.13.1

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Todd Gurley293.41314.411.751.9508.63.11.8267.5
What a difference a year (coach) makes! Leading all running backs in fantasy points scored, Gurley compiled 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns, both of which led the NFL. Repeating those lofty numbers in back-to-back seasons may be unreasonable for Gurley (or any NFL player). That said, Gurley is second overall in my rankings to Le'Veon Bell and he's currently going off the board with the first pick, on average, according to fantasy football ADP data.
Malcolm Brown62.7241.41.39.772.80.20.339.82
John Kelly51.5216.30.812.9105.80.50.539.01
Justin Davis4.5180.100002.4

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Brandin Cooks56.8920.261.811.700.1128.99
With Sammy Watkins signing a free-agent deal with the Chiefs, the Rams traded for Cooks as he looks for his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season. Of course, it's a downgrade to play with Jared Goff (2018+) after beginning his career with future HOFers Drew Brees (2014-16) and Tom Brady (2017). That said, Sean McVay and Goff ran the league's highest-scoring offense last season.
Robert Woods63.7872.75.72.212.500.2122.32
Missing four games in his debut season with the Rams, Woods averaged a career-best 65.1 yards per game and went off for nine catches and 142 yards in their playoff loss to the Falcons. His per-game regular-season production was equivalent to a 16-game pace of 74.7/1,041.3/6.7.
Cooper Kupp62.7840.250000.2113.62
No rookie receiver had more receptions than Kupp (62) in 2017 and only JuJu Smith-Schuster had more yards and touchdowns than Kupp (869/5). While it's possible Kupp repeats his rookie-year production, it's unlikely he improves much on those numbers if both Woods and Cooks stay healthy.
Josh Reynolds14142.81.30000.121.88
Pharoh Cooper8.872.20.30000.610.82
Mike Thomas2.9450.10000.14.9

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Gerald Everett28.9398.83.20000.458.28
The team's second-round pick in 2017, Everett had a relatively quiet debut season (16/244/2). It's certainly possible that he (or Tyler Higbee) is more productive in 2018 with the only problem being the number of mouths to feed on offense.
Tyler Higbee24.4297.72.20000.142.77
Henry Krieger-Coble5.5660.400009

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Tennessee Titans

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 Tennessee Titans.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Marcus Mariota491.5305.2363722.113.857.1319.83.32.2253.66
After throwing 45 touchdowns to 19 interceptions in his first two seasons combined, Mariota threw more interceptions (career-high 15) than touchdowns (career-low 13). On a positive note, the dual-threat quarterback ran for 300-plus yards once again and set a career high with five rushing scores. Given a more aggressive philosophy from the new coaching staff, Mariota and the Titans offense should have more chunk plays, which could lead to a bounce-back season.
Blaine Gabbert20.511.71230.70.74.41500.17.62

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Derrick Henry223.99748.517.7185.90.70.2170.79
Compared to his rookie season (123 touches in 2016), Henry saw a significant bump in his workload (187 touches) in 2017. With DeMarco Murray out and Dion Lewis in, Henry should see another boost to his workload. Even with last year's increase, Henry (187) was still out-touched by Murray (223) last season. A big, bruising back (with excellent speed), Henry can wear down defenses as the game progresses.
Dion Lewis144.9659.34.345.7370.22.70.3144.35
With Lewis likely to be more involved on passing downs, Henry and Lewis should form a 1-2 punch for the Titans backfield. Even though I expect Henry to lead the duo in touches, I see somewhere in the neighborhood of a 55-45 split between the two backs. Lewis had 212 touches for the Patriots last season and finished as fantasy's RB12 (RB13 in PPR), but his week-to-week role should be even more secure in Tennessee.
David Fluellen7.9340.200004.6

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Corey Davis70.7965.17.40001138.91
The fifth-overall pick in last year's draft, Davis has the tools to become a true No. 1 receiver in the league. Injuries slowed him down in his rookie campaign as he finished with a 34/375/0 (regular-season) line. Healthy and impressing during offseason workouts, Davis has the potential for a breakout 2018 season.
Rishard Matthews53.7800.15.40000.3111.81
After hauling in 945 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Titans, Matthews posted a 53/795/4 season in 2017. While he will (or should) take a back seat to Davis, Matthews has the potential for another top-40 season.
Taywan Taylor34448.824.422.900.158.97
Tajae Sharpe12.4156.20.80000.120.22
Michael Campanaro11.7118.20.70000.416.42

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Delanie Walker67.2725.850000.3101.98
Extending his streak of 800-yard seasons to four, Walker finished as fantasy's TE7 (PPR's TE6) in his age-33 season. The veteran tight end has finished as a top-12 fantasy tight end in all five of his seasons with the Titans and should do so again.
Jonnu Smith22.4257.62.20000.138.76
Phillip Supernaw4.649.70.400007.37

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2018 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: 2-QB, 12 Teams, 3rd Pick

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. While we may not be able to draft a "perfect" fantasy football team, the more we practice, the better our teams will be.

Starting on July 7th, we began drafting (at least) one fantasy football team per day using the 2018 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator and we will continue to do so up until the start of the 2018 NFL season.

Each day, we will switch things up -- e.g., PPR vs. standard scoring, league size, draft slot, 2-QB leagues, auction leagues, etc.

In addition, we will centralize links to our daily fantasy football mock drafts for an easy way to keep track of our mock drafts.

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Details of today's mock draft:
  • Scoring: 2-QB PPR-scoring league
  • # of Teams: 12
  • Draft Slot: 3
  • Starters: 2 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, Flex (RB/WR/TE), K, DST
  • Bench Size: 6

With that said, here are the results of today's mock draft:

1.03 - Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams: Leading all running backs in fantasy points scored, Gurley compiled 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns, both of which led the NFL. Repeating those lofty numbers in back-to-back seasons may be unreasonable for Gurley (or any NFL player), but I'm happy to land Gurley at No. 3 with Le'Veon Bell and Aaron Rodgers off the board at 1.01 and 1.02, respectively.

2.10 - A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: 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.

- MORE: Cincinnati Bengals 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

3.03 - Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Missing two-plus games last season, Freeman still managed to finish as the RB13 after much better seasons in 2015 (RB1) and 2016 (RB6). Over the past three seasons, only Gurley (4,599), Bell (4,522) and LeSean McCoy (4,396) have more yards from scrimmage than Freeman (4,357) and his 35 touchdowns are tied with Gurley for the most over that stretch.

4.10 - Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders: After beginning his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Cooper posted a disappointing 48/680/7 line over 14 games. Still only 24 years old, it's possible that Cooper bounces back and sets career highs with Michael Crabtree — the 1(b) to his 1(a) — now in Baltimore.

5.03 - Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Except for 2012 (21st) and 2016 (14th), Rivers has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in the eight of his past 10 NFL seasons. In addition, Rivers has thrown for at least 4,286 yards and 28 touchdowns in each of the past five seasons. I'm more than comfortable with Rivers as my QB1.

6.10 - Michael Crabtree, WR, Baltimore Ravens: During his three-year span in Oakland, Crabtree scored 25 touchdowns -- eight-plus in each of the past three seasons. The move to Baltimore means that Crabtree now becomes his team's clear No. 1 wideout.

- MORE: Michael Crabtree 2018 Fantasy Football Profile

7.03 - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: While Sanders missed four games, his 2017 numbers (47/555/2) were nearly half of his 2016 production (79/1,032/5). Before last season, however, Sanders had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and there is a reasonable chance that he approaches that level of production with improved quarterback play.

8.10 - Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans: After throwing 45 touchdowns to 19 interceptions in his first two seasons combined, Mariota threw more interceptions (career-high 15) than touchdowns (career-low 13). Given a more aggressive philosophy from the new coaching staff, Mariota could have a bounce-back season. One concern: Rivers and Mariota share a Week 8 bye so I'll be scrambling for a bye-week replacement to start along Eli Manning (selected later).

9.03 - Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans: Miller has two 1,000-yard seasons since 2014, but he was even less efficient in 2017 (career-low 3.7 YPC) than he was in 2016 (4.0). The Texans have one of the league's worst offensive lines (actually the worst if you go by PFF rankings) and the line won't be markedly better in 2018. That said, Miller offers some value in Round 9.

10.10 - Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos: It's more than possible that Freeman becomes that the lead guy at some point during the season even if he doesn't begin the season in that role. A four-year starter for the Ducks, the 230-pound back rushed for 5,621 (5.9 YPC) yards and 60 touchdowns in his career while adding 79/814/4 receiving.

11.03 - Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: With a healthy receiving corps, stud rookie running back and improved offensive line, Eli will have a chance to bounce back in 2018 after finishing outside the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks in back-to-back seasons.

12.10 - Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans: After hauling in 945 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Titans, Matthews posted a 53/795/4 season in 2017. While he will (or should) take a back seat to Davis, Matthews has the potential for another top-40 season.

13.03 - David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns: 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.

14.10 - Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders: Cook led the Raiders in receiving yards (688) and 20-yard receptions (10) and finished second in receptions (54), but he had just two touchdowns. Finishing as a top-12 fantasy tight in PPR formats, Cook has top-10 upside with better red-zone success.

15.03 - Philadelphia Eagles D/ST

16.10 - Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Obviously better in PPR formats, Sproles has finished as a top-36 fantasy running back in five of the previous six seasons before last year's injury-shortened campaign. NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks wrote in May that "it would not be surprising at all to see Sproles near the top -- if not at the top -- of snaps" (among the team's RBs). Either way, I love his value at the end of Round 16.

17.03 - Greg Zuerlein, K, Los Angeles Rams

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Washington Redskins

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 Washington Redskins.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Alex Smith532.3354383322.97.550.5222.21.31.2257.54
Setting career highs, Smith threw for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 355 rushing yards last season. Not only was 2017 the first time he finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback, Smith finished as fantasy's QB3 last season. Now in Washington, he takes over for Kirk Cousins, who has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in each of the past three seasons. While I don't expect a top-eight season for Smith, there is certainly some upside compared to his current ADP.
Colt McCoy2.71.8190.10.100000.96

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Derrius Guice244.21062.37.617.4130.50.51.5164.88
Regardless of why he slipped to the middle of Round 2, Guice is arguably the second-most talented running back in this year's rookie class. While Guice should dominate touches on first and second down, coach Jay Gruden comments about the rookie's pass-catching skills — "it's been very exciting" — is encouraging.
Chris Thompson52.6247.21.450.84423.61.895.32
Even if Guice is more involved than expected as a receiver, Thompson should handle the majority of the team's third-down snaps. Missing the final six games of the season, Thompson had 294 rushing yards, 39 catches for 510 yards and a total of six touchdowns through 10 games. Through Week 11 (his last game played), Thompson was the RB12 (RB10 in PPR) in fantasy football scoring.
Samaje Perine44.2163.51.37.254.70.20.430.02
Robert Kelley21.180.20.81.38.10.1014.23
Kapri Bibbs4.21700.98.30.103.13

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Jamison Crowder73.5904.14.86.326.50.11.8118.86
Dealing with a lingering hamstring issue last season, Crowder says he "feel[s] great now." Crowder finished with a 66/789/3 line last season, but Smith and Crowder have demonstrated early rapport that could lead to a true breakout with good health.
Josh Doctson41.1542.54.90000.183.45
Paul Richardson38.4595.240000.183.32
Brian Quick11.3149.210000.120.72
Maurice Harris5.157.10.40000.17.91
Trey Quinn5.657.10.30000.27.11

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Jordan Reed69.5708.95.60000.4103.69
If he ever puts together a 16-team season, Reed has the potential to lead all tight ends in fantasy points. Unfortunately, he has missed at least four games in four of his five NFL seasons including 10 missed games last season. In his healthiest season (14 games in 2015), Reed had a monster 87/952/11 line.
Vernon Davis30.5399.620000.351.36
Jeremy Sprinkle1.819.80.200003.18

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Seattle Seahawks

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 Seattle Seahawks.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Russell Wilson529328386228.610.683.2449.32.12.7299.81
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 for 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.

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Rashaad Penny226.9975.77.728.1230.40.81.1169.41
The Seahawks used the 27th overall pick on Penny, which (of course) assures that he'll be the team's featured back. With good size (5-11, 220) and speed (4.46 forty), Penny could be used as a three-down back by the Seahawks.
Chris Carson74.5327.82.411.494.60.30.258.04
If it weren't for the Seahawks using their first-round pick on Penny, Carson would have plenty of breakout potential following an injury-shortened 2017 that saw him assume lead-back responsbilities early in the season.
C.J. Prosise27.6118.70.635.4339.810.155.25
J.D. McKissic4.417.20.17.861.60.30.110.08
Mike Davis13.6490.21.714.500.17.35

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Doug Baldwin81.21051.57.31.32.900.2148.84
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.
Tyler Lockett52.9698.34.27.964.80.50.1110.31
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.
Brandon Marshall28.6291.72.90000.146.37
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.
Amara Darboh27.4268.52.20000.139.85
Tanner McEvoy21.8228.91.10000.328.89
Jaron Brown7.5118.50.70000.115.85

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Ed Dickson28.8380.22.90000.155.22
With Jimmy Graham in Green Bay, Dickson signed a free-agent deal as he sits atop Seattle's depth chart. Although Graham had double-digit touchdowns last year and over 900 yards the year prior, expectations for Dickson, Nick Vannett or any of Seattle's tight end should be relatively modest.
Nick Vannett14.3150.21.30000.122.62
Will Dissly6.364.30.50000.19.23

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Los Angeles Chargers

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 Los Angeles Chargers.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Philip Rivers571.2354.7448426.613.717.420.90.32.2257.85
Except for 2012 (21st) and 2016 (14th), Rivers has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in the eight of his past 10 NFL seasons. In addition, Rivers has thrown for at least 4,286 yards and 28 touchdowns in each of the past five seasons.
Geno Smith5.83.4420.20.20.93.2002.4

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Melvin Gordon289.91188.68.763.1511.12.51.5234.17
Gordon has yet to average 4.0 yards per carry in a season, but last year he rushed for 1,105 yards and added 58 catches for 476 yards, all of which were career highs. And after not scoring on 217 touches as a rookie, MG3 has scored exactly 12 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. Ex-Chargers HOFer LaDainian Tomlinson said "the first thing I thought about when Hunter [Henry] went down, is Melvin is going to have to become a weapon in the passing game. Hunter makes easy throws for Philip, easy first downs and easy red zone targets. Now somebody has to pick up that role, and that can be Melvin."
Austin Ekeler89.8386.12.932.52991.31.291.31
Justin Jackson23.598.70.76.153.70.20.220.24
Derek Watt3.913.70.12.632.50.105.82

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Keenan Allen107.91386.57.61.77.100.1184.76
Playing just eight games in 2015 and one game in 2016, Allen won the AP Comeback of the Year award as he posted career numbers (102/1,393/6) in a healthy 16-game campaign. From Weeks 11 to 17, Allen was absolutely dominant with five 100-yard games during that seven-game span. No player had more receptions (58) or receiving yards (797) and only Antonio Brown (six) scored more touchdowns (five) than Allen over that stretch.
Tyrell Williams53.9851.64.90000.3113.96
With Allen out for virtually of 2016, Williams had a breakout season with 69 catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. With Allen healthy, Williams had 43/728/4 in 2017 — and that level of production is a more reasonable expectation barring an Allen injury in 2018.
Mike Williams37.4493.74.50000.375.77
Using the No. 7 pick on the former Clemson wideout, the Chargers got only 11 catches for 95 yards from the rookie. Back in April, Williams said he's "100%" now and the big target (6-4, 218) could become especially productive as a red-zone weapon for the Chargers, who will be without tight ends Henry and (as of now, at least) Antonio Gates.
Travis Benjamin30.1475.638.756.60.20.471.62
Benjamin averaged 16.7 yards per catch last season and the speedster always has the potential for a big play. On the flip side, he had seven games with no or one reception in 2017.
Dylan Cantrell5.7630.50000.19.1
Geremy Davis1.920.10.100002.61

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Virgil Green31.5362.33.20000.155.23
With Hunter Henry (ACL) out for the season, it's possible that they bring back Antonio Gates. For now, Virgil Green tops the TE depth chart and has some sleeper appeal. Either way, we could see more three-WR sets from the Bolts.
Bradeon Bowman9.497.80.8000014.58
Sean Culkin1.717.30.100002.33

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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
Josh McCown338.7216.8243914.68.128.3101.92.83.5159.75
The ideal bridge quarterback, McCown will enter training camp as the starter and that should carry over to Week 1. McCown threw twice as many touchdowns (18) as interceptions (nine) last season and added five rushing scores. Before getting hurt in Week 14, McCown finished as a top-seven weekly fantasy quarterback in five of his previous seven starts. While he's not worth drafting in standard-sized leagues, he does have some appeal as a QB to stream.
Sam Darnold145.986.199254.416.256.71.62.561.15
Regardless of whether the Browns or Giants made a mistake by passing on Darnold, the Jets pounced on the opportunity to draft the top-rated quarterback prospect. At least to begin training camp, Darnold will begin third on the depth chart behind McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. Ultimately, I expect the 21-year-old quarterback to get a start or two, but he won't be fantasy-relevant in standard one-QB leagues in 2018.
Teddy Bridgewater36.5232631.40.9416.40.20.316.56

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Isaiah Crowell196.78364.714.6112.40.21.5121.24
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 and I expect similar production in 2018.
Elijah McGuire65.9276.81.625.8232.21.51.766.1
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News writes that McGuire is "expected to be Gang Green’s third-down back this season." And he passes along this quote from RBs coach Stump Mitchell: "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. He just happens to be here … and I’m glad we got him."
Bilal Powell64.6277.81.921.5154.80.40.855.46
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 is uncertain.
Thomas Rawls23.491.30.53.732.60.10.215.59
Trenton Cannon2.410.601.815.30.10.12.99
Dimitri Flowers0.82.601.614.4001.7

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Robby Anderson56.2814.94.92.819.60.10.4112.65
While his legal matters may now be resolved, Anderson could face league discipline from his off-field issues. In terms of on-field production, 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.
Jermaine Kearse45.4567.53.60000.277.95
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.
Quincy Enunwa40.4593.92.80000.175.99
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.
Terrelle Pryor37.6503.82.40000.164.58
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, but his range of outcomes for 2018 is incredibly wide.
Chad Hansen23.3284.31.60000.137.83
Andre Roberts1.922.80.10000.12.68
ArDarius Stewart1.418.80.11.66.4003.12

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Chris Herndon13.31531.20000.122.3
Clive Walford14.7135.21.2000020.72
Eric Tomlinson8.492.40.8000014.04
Jordan Leggett6.268.20.6000010.42

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2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Oakland Raiders

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 Oakland Raiders.

Quarterbacks

 

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Derek Carr546.7343.9380025.712.629.8790.33233.3
A disappointing season for both the team and Carr, he threw for 3,496 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2017. Before last season, he threw for 3,900-plus yards in each of the previous two seasons with a total of 60 touchdowns. It will be interesting to see how Carr and new coach Jon Gruden work together, but Carr's numbers should be better in 2018 than they were last year.
E.J. Manuel8.34.5520.20.20.83.200.12.6

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Running Backs

 

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
Marshawn Lynch200.1850.47.222.4165.80.40.9145.42
After taking a year off, Lynch returned to the NFL and rushed for 891 yards and seven touchdowns and added 20 catches for 151 yards in 2017. Now 32 years old, there's the possibility that another Oakland native takes the role of lead back. That said, I still expect Beast Mode to lead the backfield in workload and production.
Doug Martin123.1461.63.320.71780.40.884.56
Going into his seventh NFL season, Martin has been somewhat of a two-outcome type of player — two seasons of 16 games and 1,400-plus rushing yards and four seasons of five-plus missed games and sub-500 rushing yards. Perhaps he has an unprecedented (for him) season of 500 to 1,399 rushing yards, that number is most likely to be much closer to the lower end of that range.
DeAndre Washington31127.11.1201240.40.732.71
Jalen Richard13.966.70.315.3130.10.92.122.68
Keith Smith0.82.20423.20.103.14

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Wide Receivers

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Amari Cooper72.71025.16.51.66.400.2141.75
After beginning his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Cooper posted a disappointing 48/680/7 line over 14 games. Still only 24 years old, it's possible that Cooper bounces back and sets career highs with Michael Crabtree — the 1(b) to his 1(a) — now in Baltimore.
Jordy Nelson60.3711.57.20000.1114.15
Released by the Packers, Nelson had just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. That said, he had 98/1,519/13 (2014) and 97/1,257/14 (2016) in his previous two full seasons. There's virtually no chance that he returns to the 90-catch, 1,200-yard mark he had in 2016, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he finished with eight-plus touchdowns, something that Michael Crabtree had done in each of the past three seasons in Oakland.
Martavis Bryant36.4549.64.40000.181.16
Suspended? Or not suspended? There is some uncertainty about whether Bryant will be available for the (start of the) 2018 season, but Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote [in mid-June] that "[t]he Raiders fear potential NFL discipline might be imminent" for Bryant.
Seth Roberts15.5176.71.60000.426.47
Ryan Switzer9.467.70.50000.213.57
Dwayne Harris4.4510.50000.37.5
Johnny Holton1.823.80.20000.81.98

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Tight Ends

 

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Jared Cook50.8642.62.5000177.26
Cook led the team in receiving yards (688) and 20-yard receptions (10) and finished second in receptions (54), but he had just two touchdowns. In fact, Cook has just six touchdowns in 58 games over the past four seasons combined. Finishing as a top-12 fantasy tight in PPR formats (TE16 in standard-scoring leagues), Cook has top-10 upside should he generate a little more red-zone volume and success.
Lee Smith9.871.50.9000012.55
Derek Carrier5.240.60.20000.15.06

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