It’s hard to believe the NFL season is a little over two months away. With that said, it is never too early to start preparing for your fantasy football season. Below are three players who could very well end up winning you your league.
Last season, Gillislee showed promise as a backup to LeSean McCoy in Buffalo, but this year he finds himself in a better offense with a better opportunity. The Patriots added a plethora of running backs this off-season, but I believe Gillislee will emerge as the lead back.
He fills the hole that LeGarrette Blount left (16 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards) when he departed the team this past off-season. Gillislee is the prototypical Bill Belichick type of running back. His current ADP is around running back, which is much too low for a player with his skill set. In a limited workload in Buffalo, Gillislee produced, rushing for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns. By season’s end I expect Gillislee to be the lead back in NE.
I know what you’re thinking. How can a Jets’ wide receiver be on this list? Hear me out: The Jets are going to be atrocious this season, meaning they will be trailing in a number of their games, leading to them having to throw the ball much more. Now that Brandon Marshall is playing for their cross town rival, Enunwa, who showed flashes at times last season, is the definitive number one receiver on the Jets’ roster. They’re going to have to throw to someone, and that someone will be Enunwa. He is currently being drafted as the WR #51, much to low.
Two years ago many projected White to be better than Amari Cooper, but after two injury plagued seasons those projections are mere memories. White, now healthy, is reportedly in the best shape of his career, and is “ready to take the next step as the team’s definitive go-to receiver”.
If White can stay healthy (a big if), he will see a large chunk of the wide receiver targets, as he is arguably the only above average talent at that position on the Bears’ roster. Much like the Jets, the Bears are going to be trailing a lot this season, meaning they will be throwing the ball A LOT! I’m a believer in White’s talent and I expect that he will overcome his early career injury woes.