With the first NFL regular season game just one week from Thursday, that means fantasy football season is in full-swing with the majority of drafts taking place over this coming weekend.
Personally, I’ve had three so far (two re-draft, one rookie draft). I’ve got at least three more coming up through the end of this week and I absolutely cannot wait. The act of drafting is my favorite part about the whole process. I’m a big time research guy. Notes upon notes are scrawled over my various journals and clipboards, which are then strewn across my desk and bedroom.
I’m really into fantasy.
Anyways, in the spirit of it being “Fantasy SZN”, I wanted to get all of your opinions on your favorite selections, sleepers, etc., for this season.
Some of my favorites right now, as far as Chargers go, are Keenan Allen and Justin Jackson. I was able to grab Allen with a fourth-round pick this year and Jackson was my second-to-last pick in the draft. A No. 1 WR who will gobble targets and a RB2 with high upside are exactly what you want in those spots so I’m ecstatic about both.
For non-Chargers players, I really like Adam Thielen this year with no real threat to his target share now that Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo. As of now, it’s either going to be Tajae Sharpe, Bisi Johnson, or rookie Justin Jefferson lining up opposite of him. None of those guys scare me at all.
One more guy I like — and this one is risky — is David Johnson, who was traded from Arizona to Houston this offseason in return for DeAndre Hopkins.
Johnson is a guy, when healthy, who can seriously push for 1,000/1,000 rushing/receiving yards in a season. If he can kick the injury bug, Johnson can capitalize on being the top back in an explosive Texans offense that features plenty of speed with Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, and Kenny Stills.
So those are just a few guys I’ve been keeping in mind this year. Go ahead and tell me in the comments who you all are targeting this year and why.
And here are today’s links.
Hayley Elwood interviewed second-year safety Nasir Adderley (Chargers.com)
RB Austin Ekeler was mic’d up at practice this week (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez gave his final 53-man roster prediction prior to friday’s cuts (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed created three goals for Austin Ekeler to strive for as RB1 (Bolt Beat)
Matthew Berry posted his ‘10 lists of 10’ for all things fantasy (ESPN)
Bill Barnwell lists the 40 people who will define the 2020 NFL season (ESPN)
The NFL announced that they will close for Election Day (Bleacher Report)
R.J. White talks MVP odds (CBS Sports)
Cody Benjamin lists 14 players who could be traded by the NFL’s final cuts deadline (CBS Sports)