If you are a die-hard fantasy football player, or at least just want to grab the title in the next fantasy season, then the research starts now.
I am coming off one of my most successful seasons in fantasy, but am I sitting back and resting on my accomplishments? Hell no!
I am already starting my 2015 rankings. In doing so, it makes me wonder how the 2015 draft season will differ from season’s past.
Will people finally not reach for a QB? If you took Brees or Peyton early on this past year, you may have been slightlysaddened when they averaged only 2.5 fantasy points per game more than 10th ranked Tannehill, or 13th ranked Romo.
Will people still blow their budget on an RB? Last season McCoy, Charles and AP were costing well over $60. If they would have finished top 3, then it would have been worth it…but McCoy was 12th, Charles 7th and AP….well we all know how that worked out.
At WR last year I had 8 players ranked as Tier 1 (most people had Jordy and Antonio in Tier 2….suckas). However in 2015, rookie WR’s all over turned in stud performances…Beckham Jr., Cooks, Benjamin, Landry, Watkins, Evans, Matthews, and even Hurns. In addition to that Sanders, Tate and Hopkins all took it to the next level. Maclin and TY stepped up to WR1 status.
Wow, at first glance it appears WR will be just slightly deeper than the Atlantic Ocean. How will that translate into the 2015 fantasy auctions? You would think that guys may be reluctant to spend big money on a WR as their are easily 24 guys that can compete for top 10 status. If that is the case, do you pour more money into RB’s..QB’s..or TE?
TE was as inconsistent a position as they come…except for Gronk. Twelve TE’s averaged double digit fantasy points per game, but in many cases it was feast or famine. From Gronk to 12th, the point total dropped 106 points and an average of 7.8 FP/game. Will Graham’s injuries and lackluster season drop his value? Ahh so much is yet TBD.
Here is my initial take on the 2015 fantasy football auction season:
Andrew Luck will be the priciest but should cap out at $25 max, all other QB’s should sell for under $10.
LeVeon and Demarco will cost the most and I believe more RB’s will go for over $60 again than any other position as people will see the depth at WR and look for value more so than ever.
Like I said appear to be DEEP. Thus the person who spends $60 on Demaryius or Dez may leave themselves short on depth. It will be possible to land 3 WR1’s for $70 as they are deep and guys will hold out with so many big names still left on the board. Get the guys you want on the board early and buy them up.
Gronk will be very expensive. He is the only guy, providing he is healthy, that can put up WR1 numbers (he would have ranked 10th as a WR in PPR). If he cost $30 last year, be prepared to pay $45 next summer. Set yourself a limit and if you miss on Gronk, play the matchups for the entire rest of the TE field.
Seriously? Well all I can say, is I was willing to spend the extra $1 on the kicker I wanted (Gostkowski) and there were weeks where 1 point or less meant the difference between winning and losing. He was 30 points better than the 12th ranked kicker and 50 points better than the 20th ranked kicker. Don’t sluff off the kicker…get one on a high powered offense if it costs you $2..who cares. I took that fake $2 and turned it into thousands of real $$
This I will skip. Or, let me just say this. Two years ago SF was the costliest def. They may have been a great NFL def, but they ranked 10th in fantasy, 51 points back of the #1,undrafted, KC Chiefs. This past year Seattle was costing as much as $9…crazy, and they finished as the 23rd ranked fantasy Defense. Folks, save your money. Buy a defense or two for a dollar, if your bench has the space, and don’t hesitate to kick one or both to the curb ir another defense is out-producing them.
Coaching changes, OC changes, draft picks, injuries, trades and free agent signings will speak volumes in terms of how our final ranks will play out. Rankings are always a work in progress. This is an early look and hunch, keep in tune with the FFA for all your auction draft needs.
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