I know I have covered the Jets and Bears in my team previews, but the Los Angeles Rams are up there for being the worst team in the NFL for having options for Fantasy Football. This is one team where I would not recommend drafting their starting quarterback because I believe he still has so much to prove before he is worthy enough to have a spot on my bench.
Must Draft Players
- Todd Gurley – Running Back
Taylor Swift said it best, “Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate,” which I think she was talking about Todd Gurley. There were drafts last year where he 1.01 and those people likely didn’t make their Fantasy Football playoffs because Gurley wasn’t great. Here’s the deal with Gurley, in 13 games in 2015, he scored 16.2 points in each game. Last season, while playing 16 games, he averaged 12.5 points per game. That means he averaged 3.7 points less last season per game. There are two things that I believe will help Gurley this season and make people excited to have him. The first is Jeff Fischer is gone as the head coach and is taking his old-school mentality away. That means that defenses will have to be honest and not assume that Gurley is going to get the ball every time like they did last year. The second is that he became move involved in the passing game last year and I think that will continue. He had 43 receptions last year, more than doubling his rookie year number, and went from 188 receiving yards to 327 receiving yards. People are going to sleep on Gurley and I’ll scoop him up in every draft!
Players You Should Probably Draft
- Tavon Austin – Wide Receiver
- Robert Woods – Wide Receiver
Tavon Austin is someone that could have been in this list or the next one, but my gut tells me he’s going to be worth owning this year. Sure, his averages for the last 4 season would tell you otherwise, but how can I go against my gut? He has averaged 653 total yards, 45 receptions and 5 touchdowns, which gives him 9 points per game on average. If nothing else, he’s a solid flex play every week.
The Buffalo Bills like to run the ball a lot, which means that there aren’t a lot of targets to go around. Robert Woods was the victim of limited targets. While Jared Goff didn’t throw a lot of passes last year, I blame that on the coaching staff deciding to run the ball a million times. Woods’ floor in my opinion is what his average has been for the last 4 years, 51 receptions for 613 yards and 3 touchdowns. I think his ceiling could be so much higher!
Players You Could Draft If Your Rosters are Deep
- Lance Dunbar – Running Back
If something happens to Todd Gurley, I believe that Lance Dunbar is the handcuff. He has no value as long as Gurley is playing, but could be drafted if you have a deep roster.
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