“What have you done for me lately?”. Many fantasy football players fall into this mindset. Injuries, suspensions or a lack of production in the previous season cause many players to fall down draft boards. All below stats & rankings are based on PPR format.
Overshadowed by a young stud in 2018, Marvin Jones should bounce back in 2019. With Golladay as the number 1 in Detroit, Marvin Jones is flying under the fantasy radar after last years injury plagued season.
While expecting Jones to repeat his 2017 campaign (61/1101/9) is unrealistic, his downfield ability and red zone prowess provides loads of upside. Jones averaged 14.5 yards per reception & a 25% red zone target share through 9 games while competing with Golladay & Tate (7 of 9 games).
With less competition in 2019, Jones is intriguing at his current ADP of 71. With Golladay demanding attention from the oppositions top CBs and Amendola, Kearse & rookie TE Hockenson compete for targets over the middle, Jones will be free to exploit those deep throws Stafford loves to sling.
In my opinion, Jones has WR2 value with a very cheap price tag.
While Miller won’t be winning you many weeks on his own, he brings a safe floor as the go to guy in Houston. In dynasty formats Miller should be looked at as a short term option but Houston did very little to move away from him this off-season. I believe Houston will address the running back position with a loaded 2020 class.
Say what you want but Miller has been consistent during his time in Houston. Spanning his final two years with Miami and three years with Houston, Miller has averaged 981 yards & 5.8 rushing TDs per season. Fantasy wise, Miller has averaged 13.3 fantasy points per game. Respectable numbers for a player with a current ADP of #70 Overall (RB29). Miller has missed only 4 games in 5 seasons while starting 73 out of 80 games.
Quick comparison, Derrick Henry (ADP#46, RB19) averaged 10.5 points per game in two seasons & Mark Ingram (ADP#61, RB25) averaged 12.3 points per game.
Miller does have a presumably Duke Johnson nipping at his heels but the starting job is his to lose. If Miller keeps a strong hold of the Texans backfield expect a solid RB2/flex option for the upcoming season.
Jackson has fallen down many draft boards after a lackluster campaign in Tampa Bay, recording under 800 yards both seasons. DeSean struggled with injury last year but seemed to thrive when Fitzpatrick was on the field. Things changed with Winston at the helm – The two struggled to develop chemistry during Jackson’s time in Tampa.
Headed back home to Philadelphia, Jackson’s career should be rejuvenated. Possibly the truest deep threat in the league, Jackson is a weapon Philly has lacked since losing Mike Wallace in week 2 last season. Jackson’s 2018 stats imply that he hasn’t lost his step yet, averaging 18.9 yards per reception.
While his speed & deep threat ability add another dimension to a stout offense expect Jackson to thrive under Doug Pederson’s pass heavy play calling and Wentz’s gun slinging ways.
The biggest concern is Jackson’s injury history, he hasn’t recorded a full season since 2013 & missed at least 2 games in 3 of the last 4 seasons. Jackson shouldn’t be trusted as a week to week starter but with an ADP of 116 (WR#46), a prime landing spot and a young QB with something to prove, Jackson is a great player to take a chance on this season.
I’m not projecting fantasy supremacy from any of the above players. However, their current ADP combined with high upside, these are depth pieces that could help bring home a championship this year.
Written by Ash Goddard (Addicted2_FF)