Are you going place that much value on three extra fantasy points per game to nab Newton in early rounds or are you going to address RB/WR/TE needs ahead of drafting your trigger? 22 – Mike Evans (WR) – Mike Evans was one of only three receivers in NFL history to record more than 1,200 receiving yards, but catch three or fewer touchdowns.
Keyshawn Johnson and Art Monk are the other two unfortunate members of the fraternity.
He averaged just 12 carries per game when he should have averaged 15-or-more.
Beckham is still in a position to average 90 receiving yards per game and finish the season with 10 touchdowns. 5 – David Johnson (RB) – Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians isn’t the type of guy to swoon over rookie talent. Owners should also be aware of Martellus Bennett’s two-tight-end red zone presence in 2016.
Heck, Scott Chandler vultured three scores from him in 2015. 8 – Adrian Peterson (RB) – With 327 more carries in 2015, AP’s window to thrive must be closing, right?
The presumed vertical threat to come in 2016 via Romo-to-Dez, Romo-to-Witten, etc.
will only help boost Elliott’s fantasy value – especially in the red zone and inside the opponent’s five yard line.
Should he regress in touchdown production, owners should be aware that Blake Bortles will feed Allen Hurns, Julius Thomas as well as new short yardage running back Chris Ivory around the zone. Charles popped ACL’s in both knees and comes with a fluorescent yellow risk tag in 2016.
Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware are nipping at his heels to take his offensive touches. Fun Fact: Charles is the only running back to average 5.0-or-more yards per rush attempt from 2008-2015 (5.47 YPA). 17 – Keenan Allen (WR) – Allen was on pace for 134 catches before suffering a lacerated kidney on a touchdown catch last season.
Since 2007, only two other rookie running backs have averaged better than Gurley’s 85.1 YPG – Alfred Morris and Doug Martin (2012). (WR) – It was nearly impossible for ODB to trump his 12-game rookie campaign. Well, only one other receiver posted better numbers in a 12-game season. averaged 21 touches 88 rushing and 43 receiving yards per game with five touchdowns. As incredible as those stats are, owners should evaluate what little we know of Brock Osweiler as a starter in the NFL and the addition of Lamar Miller should create a more balanced Texans’ offense. 7 – Rob Gronkowski (TE) – If you strip out his 2013 season missed due to injury, here are Gronk’s averages: 68 receptions, 102 targets, 993 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns per season.
With rookie quarterback Jared Goff the likely starting quarterback, Gurley is in a great position to produce more yards and touchdowns for owners following his 13-game freshman season. The Rams’ Elroy Hirsch finished with 1,495 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in a dozen games back in 1951 – his sixth professional season. Plus, the Cardinals were enjoying above-average production out of Chris Johnson. If he averaged 88 rush yards per game for the season, he’d rank RB3. 6 – De Andre Hopkins (WR) – The guy finished fifth in receiving yards per game with 11 touchdowns courtesy of Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T. With little question, the rapport between he and Tom Brady will be muted in September due to the quarterback’s four-game Deflategate suspension. and Gronk will mesh come regular season game speed.
During his only full season in 2014, Bell joined Marshall Faulk as the only two running backs since 1970, to rack up 1,300 rush yards, while averaging 10 yards per receptions (min. The duo combined for 26 receiving touchdowns last season.