With Tony Romo out for at least half the season, Dak Prescott is now pressed into starting. This leaves the Dallas Cowboys with a need for a experienced quarterback. Jerry Jones has been known for taking risks so making a call to Tim Tebow is not out of the question.
Do not hold your breath though, as Dak has impressed in the preseason. This is his team now and Tebow will stay where he belongs, out of the NFL serving only as a click bait title.
With fantasy season upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to try and get a league together, or several leagues, depending on how many people are interested. This would be a fun competitive way to bring the community together and could also be some easy pieces to write if ideas go dry. Let me know down in the comments if anyone is interested.
Fantasy season is back and drafts are right around the corner. It is time to start thinking about building your team because work done in June-August leads to that glorious smack talk in Week 16. So i put together a 10 team, 14 round mock draft. Format is, for starters, 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, 1 K, 1 D/ST. Enjoy.
1. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (Team 1)
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Brown is such an important part to the Steelers’ offense, and is so productive that he gets my nod as the top overall pick. He did not score a touchdown and averaged just under 60 yards per game with Ben Roethlisberger out for four games, so there is reason to worry with how Ben plays the quarterback position. If Big Ben stays healthy for all 16 games Brown could easily eclipse the 2,000 yard mark and score 15 touchdowns. Upside is just too massive to pass up.
2. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers (Team 2)
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MCL and PCL injuries keep him out of the first overall spot, but no way does he drop farther than two on my watch. Bell, when healthy, is the most dynamic running back in the game. His health is a concern, yet he still has so much upside to warrant a top two pick.
3. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants (Team 3)
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Eli Manning began to gel into Ben McAdoo’s offense last year, and looks to continue to improve in 2016. That bodes very well for the one-handed catch wonder. OBJ is a downright stud and a lock for 1,400 yards and 12-15 touchdowns.
4. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys (Team 4)
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Last year was a wash for everyone with the Cowboys. Bryant is healthy, so is Tony Romo, expect them to light up the stat sheet as they did in 2014.
5. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings (Team 5)
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So this could be the year AD starts to show his age, but this man is a machine and I still love him as a top three RB.
6. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (Team 6)
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Hard to give Gurley the nod over Peterson because of how bad the Rams’ offense will be. Well that did not stop him last year, but I would not expect him to average nearly 5 yards per carry once again.
7. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (Team 7)
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If I had a choice between Jones and Bryant I would take Bryant every day of the week because Matt Ryan still has yet to become a consistent player behind center. Sure this could be the year he proves everyone wrong and becomes elite but I am not holding my breath. Jones slides into my number four WR because of that.
8. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Team 8)
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I love what I saw from Johnson in his five starts. I hate that he only started five games though, and I am not ready to anoint him as the next great back or even put him over AD or Gurley. He should put up solid number just do not be shocked if he disappoints a little for his lofty preseason status.
9. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots (Team 9)
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Even if Tom Brady missed four games, Gronkowski will still be Gronk. He is by far the best tightend in the game and coming on the turn with a chance to stack him with a good RB/WR makes for a great start.
10. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans (Team 10)
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Hopkins had 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns with Brian Hoyer as his main quarterback. Brock Osweiler seems to be an upgrade but with so few games under his belt it is still advisable to be cautious. Hopkins though should still eclipse 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Steal at number ten.