Editor’s Observe: Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliot, Zach Ertz and others make the NFC East a fantasy soccer proprietor’s playground. To assist break down the talent, we’ve requested Rick Zone Pink to do what he does greatest and determine the top fantasy prospects from every staff.
Has he’s completed for other divisions, he’ll group prospects by workforce into the very best degree gold, then silver and bronze. And, he’ll attempt to determine a “diamond in the rough” for each group – a player with high danger however potential excessive reward. Read by way of Rick’s evaluations and come draft day, you’ll be ready.
- 1 Fantasy Football Player Rankings: NFC East
- 2 Dallas Cowboys
- 3 Philadelphia Eagles
- 4 New York Giants
- 5 Washington Redskins
- 6 NFC East — The Season Ahead
Fantasy Football Player Rankings: NFC East
The Cowboys and the Eagles will battle it out for management of this division. Two young QBs – in Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz – lead these two contenders. But, fantasy house owners should have the ability to rely on these proven skills. The division winner will doubtless be decided on how the rest of the staff performs.
The ‘Boys add some receiving depth with the return of tight end Witten and the addition of Randall Cobb. But, really, it was the emergence of Amari Cooper that has opposing defenses worried. Combined with Elliott’s operating recreation, the Cowboys have a two-pronged assault that may’t be ignored.
Amari Cooper (WR)
The rebirth of Amari Cooper is a phenomenal factor. I don’t know what was within the water in Oakland, however it’s sort of mind-blowing to consider that his standing was thought-about “bust” the primary half of final yr after which “bonafide superstar” the second half of the yr after shifting to Dallas.
Positive he didn’t put down an entire season as a Cowboy, however what extra do you have to see? WR1 status.
Ezekiel Elliott (RB)
You already know Elliott is RB1 status. He wanted some help and he acquired it from the commerce with Oakland. Dallas went from an afterthought to a contender. They’ll keep as a contender.
For those who needed to know what was going to maintain the Cowboys recent so that Elliott wouldn’t get stale – it’s Cooper. The only question mark on Elliott is the potential for off-field points affecting play. However, anticipate another massive yr as the Cowboys compete to get into the playoffs.
Dak Prescott (QB)
His RB/WR duo in the course of the second half of the season legitimately appeared like perhaps the perfect within the league. Dak is a reasonably protected QB to play.
The Cowboys Protection
The Boys’ D is an enormous a part of what really made this unit shine. Anticipate more good things this season.
Michael Gallop (WR)
If defenses are preoccupied with Elliot and Cooper, there’s an excellent opportunity for a viable WR2 to emerge from Dallas. I’m unsure if that’s Gallop, nevertheless it could possibly be.
Randall Cobb (WR)
*See Above*. Aaron Rodgers needed assist final yr and couldn’t get it out of Cobb so it’s a bit of arduous to imagine Dak might be the Midas touch. We’ll wait-and-see
Diamond in the Rough
Jason Witten (TE)
He’s massive, he’s skilled, he’s calm, cool, and collected – and he’s not reduce out for the printed sales space (no less than not but). Within the purple zone when defenses give attention to Zeke and Cooper, the place does Dak go subsequent? Perhaps his TE.
Wentz finds a option to win. The larger query: can he keep healthy? With the return of DeSean Jackson, Eagle fans together with Wentz should be excited.
Carson Wentz (QB)
Overlook all the questions on Wentz’s health as a result of that’s only going to make you hesitate on an excellent thing. Wentz is sweet – he’s actually good. This entire workforce flows via him.
If he goes down, there isn’t a Foles’ insurance plan this time. Any player is vulnerable to damage anytime. Wentz is so good, that you simply take that damage danger and you just settle for that it’s a risk but you don’t worry about it and also you don’t look back. This can be a yr long, probably top-tier fantasy QB.
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Zach Ertz (TE)
Ertz came onto the scene a couple of years in the past and hasn’t slowed down since. He’s an every-down TE that moves like a WR and creates mismatches wherever he strains up.
The only difficulty is that the cat is out of the bag, and if you’d like him it’s going to value you. But Ertz is among the few situations the place splurging on a TE is completely justifiable.
Alshon Jeffery (WR)
Jeffery has found his groove with the Eagles. He was good in Chicago, but Wentz is one of the best QB he’s had. It wouldn’t be out of the question to assume that Jeffery might conceivably have a career yr in Philly if all the things goes proper.
He showed last yr that he is still as athletic and aggressive as ever, and Philly is in win-now mode. I wouldn’t reach on him, however decide him up if the timing is true.
Desean Jackson (WR)
It’s been a very long time, but Desean Jackson is again in Philadelphia and it positive feels proper. I feel it’s protected to say that everybody needs to overlook the Chip Kelly experiment whether you’re an Eagles fan or not.
And although he’s been gone for years, it positive seems like Jackson nonetheless hasn’t even misplaced a step. He’s a bit of a dangerous WR2 however the ceiling is certain there. I like him rather a lot as a flex play.
Nelson Agholor (WR)
Desean Jackson isn’t the only WR with a fast step in Philly. Agholor has all the time had the velocity, however he finally found his palms final yr. He appeared so good at occasions that he made everyone overlook that it wasn’t way back when he was a healthy scratch on recreation day as a result of he couldn’t reliably catch a move.
It’s onerous to understand how issues will pan out this season, but Philly seems to be like a type of groups the place everyone’s boat will rise.
Miles Sanders (RB)
Miles Sanders seems the part. And he could possibly be. But the Eagles have 4 other backs right now that each one have extra expertise. Clement, Smallwood, Adams, and Howard all look to chop into Sanders’ share. Plus, he nonetheless must rise up to NFL velocity.
Make no mistake, he might climb these grades shortly via the summer time and preseason, but right now this can be a loaded staff and operating back by committee seems every bit as affordable as anything.
Diamond within the Tough
Jordan Howard (RB)
If there’s one thing I can’t perceive, it’s the place all of this anti-Jordan Howard speak is coming from. Individuals across the league are down on him, Chicago got rid of him, and analysts don’t consider he’s a prime caliber RB.
Properly, he can catch, he can break tackles, and he can bulldoze. He has over 3000 yards in 3 seasons and he’s wholesome. Put this man on your bench and wait to see what occurs. It’s value a shot.
New York Giants
Will sophomore yr be one other large one for Saquon Barkley? Giants’ fans are itching to seek out out. With ODB Jr. not suited up as a Big, will much more duty be sent Saquon’s means? Sure. However, perhaps the most important query is: Can Eli discover the magic once more?
Saquon Barkley (RB)
2018 Offensive Rookie of the yr. And he did it with no assist. Defenses knew he was the person to cease, and he nonetheless tore them apart. Superb. He’s in all probability value the number one decide within the draft, truthfully.
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Golden Tate (WR)
Golden could possibly be pure gold in New York. He actually might. He’s a more-mature OBJ however admittedly not as gifted. Tate has been spectacular for a while now, so don’t overlook what he might do out east. Nevertheless the drop-off in his QB talent from Russell Wilson and Matt Stafford to the 2019 model of Eli Manning is one thing concerning.
Sterling Shepard (WR)
He could possibly be Gold-graded too – but feels somewhat closer to Sterling Silver with Eli at the helm.
Corey Coleman (WR)
Another gifted WR on this workforce, but the questions all fall back onto the QB. I wouldn’t use a bench spot on him at this level until we see some manufacturing by way of the air from Massive Blue.
Diamond in the Rough
Evan Engram (TE)
Beginning to sound like a broken report, but once more, the QB is the difficulty here. Engram is a flexible, quick, robust TE with real potential to be a year-long fantasy starter but he hasn’t really put it collectively yet, nor has his QB demonstrated that he can nonetheless put it collectively. Value a bench stash though.
It’s onerous to be bullish on the Redskins possibilities this yr. As such, be very careful drafting Redskins gamers early within the draft.
There’s simply no clear minimize fantasy superstars on this workforce right now.
Jordan Reed (TE)
At occasions up to now he was a celebrity, but modifications on the quarterback place and accidents have put one a probably nice tight end into very questionable waters. I might still name him a safe-ish draft selection but he’s removed from a positive factor. The talent is there, but reliability has just persistently been inconsistent far too typically for Reed.
Adrian Peterson (RB)
All Day still has some fuel left within the tank. At occasions final yr he was as fast and highly effective as ever. The season is long although and it started to point out as little injuries constructed up. Nonetheless, he has each intention of lighting issues up once more this season, and I’m not about to guess towards him.
Chris Thompson (RB)
If we’re speaking PPR, then Chris Thompson isn’t utterly out of the fantasy discussion. The man is just too quick, too slippery, and too shifty to assume that he wont be used semi-regularly by a workforce that needs offense.
When Case Keenum was in Minnesota, he relied closely on Jerick Mckinnon, who plays operating again in a method similar to Thompson. You see what I’m saying?
Paul Richardson (WR)
Richardson is a finesse receiver, not an influence receiver. He’s acquired the contact, but he simply seems extra like a second or third receiver choice – Washington has him slated to be the top choice. It might work, but solely spend the decide if the worth is true.
Josh Doctson (WR)
Doctson has been a strong contributor, but never a fantasy standout. New yr, new QB, and anything might occur. However, nothing more than a deep bench spot for those who determine you need to put some inventory in Doctson.
Diamond within the Tough
Derrius Guice (RB)
He was an enormous favorite to takeover the Redskins backfield final yr. Then an ACL tear reduce his rookie season down before it even obtained underway. He’s expected to be a full participant heading into the summer time exercises and if he can get again on top of things, he has a promising position to play in Washington.
NFC East — The Season Ahead
The NFC East seems to be to be a two horse race between the Cowboys and the Eagles. Don’t be stunned if the group that can subject the healthiest group of starters for probably the most video games emerges as the division winner. With Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley enjoying on this division, it gained’t be shocking to see your league’s prime picks come from the NFC East.
— Purple Zone Rick
When not staging mock drafts, Purple Zone Rick could be found training judo throws or reading history books. When it comes to fantasy football analysts, he’s 24-karat gold degree.
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