100 details for the 2019 fantasy soccer season


I used to be broke.

OK, not broke within the “I do not know the place my subsequent meal is coming from” sense, however broke within the “I’m unemployed and definitely haven’t any extra cash to spend on something frivolous” method. Like an internet site I had simply began.

It was the summer time of 2005 and I had lately give up my screenwriting job to attempt to make a go of the small fantasy sports activities web site I had began the 12 months earlier than, TalentedMrRoto.com. With no actual job to talk of, I needed to save no matter cash I wanted to, you understand, reside. Which meant I could not spend any cash to advertise the location. I noticed the one method I might promote the location was by doing it myself, so I went on any radio station that will have me and wrote without cost for any web site that will hyperlink to my new web site, simply attempting get some promotion.

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Throughout that “I am going to take any gig” time, I did a couple of TV issues, together with a pilot (i.e., a pattern) for a fantasy soccer TV present. So we had been capturing the pilot and there was a former NFL participant on the present to do “the X’s and O’s” and argue with me, the fantasy nerd.

At one level, we obtained to Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals, getting into his second NFL season. And the ex-player sang his praises, saying how a lot he beloved his huge arm and the weapons in Cincy, like Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Championship!). I then agreed with the ex-player, saying that I believed Palmer had made progress in his rookie season, I appreciated what I used to be listening to concerning the workforce’s offensive plans and that I believed in his second 12 months Palmer would undoubtedly enhance and finally have a pleasant fantasy season. He was a sleeper for me.

And identical to that, they yelled, “Minimize!”

The producer got here out and apologized. He had misinterpret his notes and thought I used to be going to trash Palmer. Might we do it once more, he requested, and appeared on the former participant, who nodded.

So we do it once more and the previous participant, with out lacking a beat, began trashing Palmer. With no sense of irony, he fully defined that he did not like Palmer’s decision-making and his footwork, and mentioned he nonetheless had loads of work to do. Palmer wasn’t prepared but and was not somebody to draft in fantasy. After which I disagreed and mentioned the identical stuff over once more, speaking up Palmer. And the producer nodded and smiled and we moved on to the subsequent participant.

It was in that second I noticed it is all a present. A complete crock. I do not know what I believed earlier than, however I now knew it was all B.S. A real eye-opening second. It dawned on dumb me that I had no concept what this ex-player actually considered Carson Palmer, however the one factor I did get was this man might make stats and evaluation say no matter he wanted to make the present essentially the most entertaining within the eyes of the producer. The present, fortunately, by no means made it and two years later I wound up at ESPN.

That have taught me an extremely helpful lesson, as a result of I noticed it wasn’t simply the ex-player who might make stats say no matter he needed.

So might I.

And so might everybody else.

I took that data and, later that fall, wrote the very first model of this column. That is Yr 14 now and — typically imitated, by no means duplicated — it is at all times the primary column I write each fantasy soccer season. I achieve this for a couple of very particular causes.

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One, it is amongst my favourite columns to put in writing. As I drag myself off the seashore again to the dungeon and my clean display, it helps to have an previous buddy to start out with.

However way more vital than that, it’s as a result of this column is essential to learn first — earlier than you do another analysis — so that you just absolutely perceive what you’re really taking a look at when you begin to prep for the 2019 fantasy soccer season.

As a result of — and that is vital, so listen, class — your fantasy soccer success this 12 months is NOT going to be based mostly on how a lot you analysis.

Far more vital to your season is definitely the way you interpret no matter you analysis.

Take into account these two quarterbacks:

QB “A” has, to be sort, no enterprise being a beginning NFL quarterback. That is proper. That is my good technique to describe him. Oh, do not get me unsuitable. He led the NFL in some classes. Like off-target throws. Yep, nobody had the next share of off-target throws final season. You need dangerous stats? I’ve obtained dangerous stats. He was among the many two worst qualifying quarterbacks in: yards per cross try, touchdown-to-interception ratio and interception share, leading to a (shock!) bottom-two rank in each general and deep passer ranking. On a per-game foundation, he was a bottom-five QB in passing yards, passing touchdowns and passing makes an attempt. He by no means threw for greater than 245 yards in any recreation final season and had simply two video games with a number of TD passes. And he is injury-prone, as he is missed at the very least 4 video games in every season he is performed within the NFL. Little question largely due to his personal putrid play, he is on a brutal offense that final season was third-worst within the NFL in offensive factors per recreation, third-worst in third-down conversion share and fourth-worst in Complete QBR. So yeah, you’ll be able to draft this man, however then it is advisable to ask your self: What did your fantasy workforce ever do to you? Yuck.

In the meantime, QB “B” is a fantasy rock star within the making. Per Tristan H. Cockcroft’s nice Consistency Rankings, our man was tied for sixth in “star” video games, which marks a top-two end at his place for the week, giving him as many or extra dominant video games final season than Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan. I like his huge arm, as he led the NFL in aDOT (common depth of goal), and it is solely going to get higher this season. His workforce added an elite velocity receiver, whose NFL profession common of 15 yards per catch is 18th amongst 113 certified WRs over the previous 5 seasons, higher than gamers like Tyreek Hill and A.J. Inexperienced, amongst many others. But it surely’s not nearly deep balls, because the workforce additionally added an incredible possession man this offseason. A participant who, since 2014, is top-seven within the NFL in slot touchdowns and slot fantasy factors and second in reception share (among the many 33 WRs with at the very least 250 catches in that span). Giving QB “B” much more weapons is superior and solely provides to the thrill over a man who can singlehandedly win you every week. He scored at the very least 26 fantasy factors in 36% of his begins final season. Solely Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan had larger charges. Extra cell than he will get credit score for, do you know our man quietly had seven runs of 25-plus yards final season, second solely to Saquon Barkley? He might run much more this season, which suggests this dual-threat QB is able to as soon as once more crush for you.

So, which quarterback would you like this 12 months?

Notice that each single factor I wrote about every participant is true.

Which one would you like?

Go forward and decide. Alternative is apparent, proper? Come on, it’s important to really feel assured certainly one of these gamers is poised to have a considerably higher season than the opposite, proper?

which one you need, do not you?

Wait, although.

Earlier than you reply, you need to know one different truth.

QB “A” is Buffalo’s Josh Allen.

QB “B” is … additionally Buffalo’s Josh Allen.


Right here I’m telling Josh Allen all about QB “B.” Matthew Berry/ESPN

You see, I could make stats say something I would like. I can discuss up or discuss down any participant I would like, I simply have to decide on the proper stats for the job. Or I can simply ask my pals “Thirsty” Kyle Soppe of the Fantasy Focus 06010 podcast or Damian Dabrowski, the “Stat-a-Pillar” from The Fantasy Present on ESPN+, to get me the proper stat, which I did whereas writing numerous factors of this column.

Every little thing you’re about to learn under is an correct statistical assertion. A closely researched, well-thought-out, 100-percent-true, can’t-be-argued-with, absolutely vetted truth.

These details inform solely a part of the story. The a part of the story I would like you see. The half that helps no matter opinion I’ve of a participant. The opinion I need to attempt to persuade you to share with me.

In each QB profiles above, I purposely unnoticed that Josh Allen led the NFL in QB speeding touchdowns, was second in QB speeding yards, led his workforce in carries from Week 12 on, and was the No. 1 QB in fantasy for the season’s last six weeks. I left this info out of the primary one as a result of I needed to make him look as dangerous as doable. I left it out of the second as a result of his speeding was so absurd (eight speeding touchdowns in 12 video games!) that I believed it’d give away which participant I used to be speaking about. So I overvalued his fantasy factors (with out telling you the way he obtained them) and located two stats to attempt to promote John Brown and Cole Beasley.


You see, there’s little or no on this world I’m really good at, however one factor I’m a world-class grasp at? Manipulating stats to inform the story I would like.

And guess what?

I am not the one one.

Everybody does it. Some do it higher than others, however everybody does it. They do it in fantasy soccer evaluation; they do it in politics, popular culture, workplace displays and pleased hour debates. Everybody tells you the stats or facet of the story that helps what they assume.

However they do not inform you the entire story.

And that may be crucial factor you find out about fantasy soccer analysis all season.

I am gonna repeat it as a result of it is so vital.

It doesn’t matter what you learn, hear, write or watch – it is not the WHOLE story.

It is why I begin my evaluation off yearly with this column and why I begin this column off yearly with this identical message, and the identical confession.

As a result of it is that vital.

Nothing is black and white. It is ALL shades of grey.

And as you undergo this preseason (and, frankly, life), you will have numerous analysts provide you with all kinds of causes to belief their opinion. Why this participant is superior and this one is a bum, and why you want that man however should keep away from one other one – and it is all simply opinions. Information and stats and snippets of recreation movie parsed to indicate you the facet that helps their opinion.

And ONLY that opinion.

We’re in an period of knowledge overload. I work for a 24/7/365 sports activities information and data media firm that has a number of around-the-clock cable channels, a radio community, a direct-to-consumer platform (ESPN+), a well-liked web site and two apps (ESPN and ESPN Fantasy) that may ship you alerts and preserve you updated on any stat, pattern, information, spotlight and piece of content material you could possibly ever probably need to concentrate on at any given time.

I imply, hell, I’ve a each day podcast that will likely be streamed reside on digital camera in a number of locations and a each day TV present. There will likely be many digital video clips from each reveals every single day, I’m on social media all over the place and I’ve rankings, columns and – through the season – a three-hour TV present on Sundays earlier than kickoff.

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And that is simply dumb me, proper?

There are tons of sensible women and men on the market, analyzing fantasy soccer and particular NFL gamers’ worth within the recreation from each doable angle. Whether or not it is ESPN, many different media corporations, web sites, podcasts, radio reveals, blogs or Twitter, we’re all speaking, writing, arguing, tweeting, performing, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Your job? Watch the video games, do the analysis, determine which analysts you belief and whose considering aligns with yours. Query everybody and the whole lot you hear, many instances over. Take all of it in after which make your personal name.

As a result of finally, that is all any of us are doing, particularly me: taking a small piece of an enormous image and making a name.

Every little thing that follows is totally correct. A few of it’s about gamers, a few of it’s about coaches, and never a rattling little bit of it tells the entire story.

These are 100 details it is advisable to know earlier than you draft. And what you do with them is as much as you.

1. When you took 15 landing passes away from Patrick Mahomes final season, he nonetheless would have been the No. 1 QB in fantasy.

1a. Or take away 950 passing yards and 6 landing passes.

1b. Or 1,000 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns and one speeding landing.

1c. Or 62 fantasy factors.

1d. He nonetheless would have completed because the No. 1 QB in fantasy.

2. The connection of Mahomes to Tyreek Hill final season scored 2.168 factors per goal.

3. Mahomes to all different Chiefs scored 2.052 factors per goal.

3a. Matt Ryan was QB2 final season and he averaged 1.942 factors per goal.

4. Since 2004, there have been six cases during which a QB threw 40-plus TD passes and was not damage the next season. All of them regressed by way of fantasy factors the next season.

4a. The common of their drop in manufacturing was 16.39%. 5. If Mahomes’ level complete from final season dropped by 16.39%, he would have 348.7 factors.

6. Amongst QBs final season, solely Mahomes and Ryan scored greater than 348.7 factors.

7. In Andy Reid’s last decade in Philadelphia (2003-12), his Eagles ranked fifth within the NFL in QB fantasy factors (behind solely the Packers, Patriots, Saints and Colts) with 273.76 fantasy factors per season.

8. In 2012, the Chiefs’ last season earlier than Reid, they ranked dead-last in QB factors with 122.58.

8a. For reference, 2018 Arizona Cardinals QBs scored 136.58 factors.

9. From 2013-17 (the pre-Mahomes period), Reid’s Chiefs averaged 264.96 QB factors per season.

10. Solely three quarterbacks in NFL historical past have handed for 4,000 yards and rushed for 500 yards in a single season: Cam Newton (2011), Russell Wilson (2015) and … Deshaun Watson (2018).

11. In Week 9 of final season, Freddy Kitchens took over the playcalling duties for the Cleveland Browns.

12. From Week 9 of final season on, Baker Mayfield led the NFL in deep completions per recreation.

12a. And he was second in yards per try.

12b. He was additionally second in deep makes an attempt per recreation.

12c. He was 10th in QB fantasy factors.

12d. And he simply added Odell Beckham Jr. and a full offseason in Kitchens’ offense.

13. In 2014, Eli Manning’s first 12 months enjoying with Beckham, Manning scored 99.2 extra fantasy factors than he did in 2013.

14. When you added 99.2 fantasy factors to Mayfield’s complete from final season, he would have been the fourth-best QB in fantasy.

15. Final 12 months, Mayfield had a 5.6% TD price (ranked 11th).

16. Manning’s TD price over the previous three seasons is 3.8% (ranked 31st).

The Browns have an offense on the rise, which has put the main target squarely on Baker Mayfield. Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports activities

17. Final 12 months, there have been 14 QBs who had at the very least three video games of 25-plus factors, together with Kirk Cousins and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

17a. Not one of the 14 had been named Russell Wilson.

18. In his first three NFL seasons, Wilson rushed for 11 TDs and averaged 102.7 carries per season.

19. In his 4 NFL seasons since, Wilson has run for simply 5 TDs and averaged 84.Three carries per season.

20. From 2012-17, Wilson averaged 0.501 fantasy factors per cross and had a 5.7 TD%.

21. In 2018, Wilson averaged 0.618 fantasy factors per cross and had a TD% of 8.2.

21a. In different phrases, his 2018 season, regardless of Seattle main the NFL in rush share, represented a 23.4% spike in factors per cross and a 43.9% spike in share of passes leading to a TD.

21b. Doug Baldwin retired through the offseason.

22. From the time Amari Cooper joined the Cowboys till the top of the season, Dak Prescott was eighth within the NFL in passing yards.

23. He was fifth in completion share.

24. And ninth in QB fantasy factors.

25. Prescott has six speeding touchdowns in three straight seasons.

25a. He’s presently being drafted as QB12 on ESPN.com, within the 11th spherical.

26. In his 9 begins final season, Jameis Winston averaged 4.6 deep completions & 11.1 deep makes an attempt per recreation. Each would have led the NFL if he certified.

26a. For reference, Mahomes led the NFL with 4.2 deep completions per recreation and Mayfield led with 8.Eight deep makes an attempt per recreation.

27. In these 9 begins final season, Winston averaged 294.2 passing yards per recreation.

28. That will’ve been fourth-most amongst all QBs final season, behind solely Roethlisberger, Mahomes and Ryan.

29. Because the begin of 2017, Winston has 11 video games with at the very least 300 passing yards (tied for third-most).

30. The one three QBs with extra such video games in that span are Jared Goff (13), Ryan (12) and Roethlisberger (12).

30a. Ryan has began 32 video games in that span, Massive Ben and Goff 31.

30b. Winston has began simply 22!

30c. In different phrases, over the previous two seasons, Winston has thrown for at the very least 300 yards in half of his begins.

31. Final season, Winston threw for a league-high 10.7 air yards per cross try.

32. From 2013-17, the Arizona Cardinals underneath Bruce Arians had been second in air yards per cross try.

32a. Bruce Arians is now the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

33. Alvin Kamara is certainly one of 10 gamers with 80-plus catches in every of the previous two years.

34. The remainder of the checklist consists of eight huge receivers and Christian McCaffrey.

35. Final season, Kamara grew to become solely the third participant in NFL historical past with consecutive seasons of 700-plus speeding yards and 700-plus receiving yards.

35a. The opposite two are Marshall Faulk and Herschel Walker.

36. Final season, in Weeks 1-Four with out Mark Ingram II, Kamara averaged 22.Eight touches per recreation, 152.Eight yards per recreation and 34.Zero fantasy PPG.

37. In reality, Kamara has had 17 profession video games during which he acquired at the very least 15 touches. In these video games, he’s averaging 26.Zero fantasy PPG.

37a. Todd Gurley II was RB1 on a per-game foundation final season with 26.6 fantasy PPG.

37b. Ingram is now with the Baltimore Ravens.

37c. Final season, in video games during which Dalvin Cook dinner was energetic, Latavius Murray averaged 7.5 touches per recreation.

38. Since 2016, there have been solely 5 cases during which a participant was answerable for at the very least 70% of his workforce’s carries: Gurley (2016), Le’Veon Bell (2017), Saquon Barkley (2018) … and the previous two seasons that David Johnson has been wholesome (2016 and 2018).

39. With Kliff Kingsbury as the top coach at Texas Tech from 2013-18, the Pink Raiders handed 61.5% of the time, the second-highest price in FBS.

40. Throughout Kingsbury’s tenure, Texas Tech RBs caught 363 passes, 10th-most within the nation.

41. The Pink Raiders had been really sixth in FBS in RB receptions in 2018.

42. In his previous two wholesome seasons, David Johnson has averaged 65 receptions (and 275 carries).

43. He has scored in 55.1% of his profession NFL video games.

44. That is the fourth-highest price since he entered the league (minimal 30 video games performed) and consists of his rookie season, when he was principally a backup.

45. As of this writing, Johnson is being drafted within the second spherical in ESPN leagues.

David Johnson ought to profit from an improved offensive assault underneath head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports activities

46. Since Andy Reid took over as head coach in Kansas Metropolis in 2013, Chiefs RBs have ranked top-four within the NFL in: yards per carry, speeding touchdowns, yards earlier than first contact per rush, crimson zone speeding touchdowns, yards per catch, crimson zone targets, receiving touchdowns and fantasy factors.

47. Within the six video games Damien Williams obtained double-digit touches final season, together with playoffs, he averaged 24.Four fantasy factors per recreation.

48. Final season, 24.Four factors per recreation would have ranked third, simply forward of Christian McCaffrey.

49. Throughout these six video games (146.2 factors), Williams averaged 1.39 fantasy factors per contact.

50. Another 2018 fantasy points-per-touch charges: Kamara (1.29), Melvin Gordon (1.22), McCaffrey (1.18), Gurley (1.18), Barkley (1.10).

51. In these six video games, Williams averaged 4.7 catches per recreation and 4.88 yards per carry.

52. Behind him on the depth chart are 29-year-old Carlos Hyde, who’s on his fourth workforce in two years, 2019 sixth-round decide Darwin Thompson and undrafted free brokers Darrel Williams, Marcus Marshall and Josh Caldwell.

53. Williams is presently being drafted as RB19, within the fifth spherical, in ESPN leagues.

54. In 5 of the six years Adam Gase has been an NFL head coach or offensive coordinator, his groups have been 21st or worse by way of RB receptions.

55. The one 12 months his offense was higher than 20th on this class was 2013 in Denver, when Peyton Manning threw 55 touchdowns.

55a. And even that season, Denver RBs had been simply 19th in goal share.

56. In 2015, underneath Gase, Matt Forte averaged simply 3.Four catches per recreation.

57. Within the two seasons previous to Gase displaying up, Forte averaged 5.5 catches per recreation.

58. Throughout Gase’s three seasons in Miami, the Dolphins ranked dead-last in offensive snaps per recreation.

59. In Le’Veon Bell’s two finest fantasy seasons (complete factors) the Steelers ranked top-10 in offensive snaps per recreation.

60. The one time Bell has performed in all 16 video games in a season was in 2014.

61. Final season, the Seahawks ran the ball an NFL-high 49.5% of the time.

62. In reality, they’ve run the ball on the highest price within the NFL since Russell Wilson got here into the NFL.

63. On the run-heaviest workforce within the NFL final season, Rashaad Penny averaged 6.1 carries per recreation.

64. Final season, within the Seahawks’ last seven video games (together with playoffs), Penny obtained zero targets.

65. In the meantime, on a per-game foundation, solely Ezekiel Elliott and Gurley averaged extra speeding makes an attempt final season than … Chris Carson.

66. Carson misplaced yardage on simply 6.5% of carries, the fifth-lowest price amongst certified RBs.

67. Final season, there have been solely three operating backs with at the very least 1,100 speeding yards and 9 speeding touchdowns: Barkley, Gurley … and Carson.

68. Within the 9 video games he acquired at the very least 15 carries final season, Carson scored eight instances.

69. Mike Davis had 146 touches for the Seahawks final season, or 9.7 per recreation.

69a. Davis is now with the Chicago Bears.

70. Final season, regardless of enjoying simply 14 video games, Carson completed as RB15 in complete factors.

71. As of this writing, Carson is being drafted as RB24, within the sixth spherical on ESPN.

Regardless of an excellent season in 2018, Chris Carson continues to be not getting the respect he deserves in early drafts. Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports activities

72. In 2017, the New Orleans Saints had been seventh in rush share, 10th in crimson zone rush share, 13th in rushes per recreation and … first in speeding touchdowns.

73. In 2018, the Saints had been third in rush share, fourth in crimson zone rush share, fifth in rushes per recreation and … first in speeding touchdowns.

74. Solely three operating backs have scored at the very least six speeding touchdowns in every of the previous 4 seasons: Todd Gurley from the Rams, former Saint Mark Ingram and … new Saint Latavius Murray.

74a. As of this writing, Murray is being drafted as RB35, within the 11th spherical.

75. Final season, LeSean McCoy gained five-plus yards on simply 25.5% of carries (amongst 47 certified RBs, solely LeGarrette Blount had a worse price).

75a. McCoy was held to underneath 70 yards in 10 of 14 video games final season.

75b. He averaged simply 3.2 yards per carry, rating him 46th out of 47 certified operating backs.

75c. He was RB45 on a per-game foundation.

75d. From Week 12 on final season, Josh Allen accounted for 53.1% of the Payments’ speeding yards, and even Chris Ivory was extra environment friendly than McCoy when operating the ball throughout that span.

76. Odell Beckham Jr. ranks third in factors per deep catch (5.52) amongst gamers with at the very least 50 deep receptions since he entered the league in 2014.

77. Up to now three seasons, Eli Manning has a 39% deep completion share and a 5% deep landing price, each within the backside third of the NFL.

78. Final season, underneath the playcalling of present head coach Freddy Kitchens, Baker Mayfield ranked fifth in deep completion share (52.1%) and 11th in TD price on deep passes (8.2%).

79. On a per-game foundation, Julian Edelman was the 12th-best WR in fantasy in 2018.

79a. He averaged 17.Three fantasy PPG, higher than T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Inexperienced and Keenan Allen, amongst others.

80. He additionally averaged 1.67 crimson zone targets per recreation in 2018 (solely Zach Ertz averaged extra).

81. In Edelman’s previous 16 regular-season video games with out Rob Gronkowski, he has had 180 targets.

81a. He additionally caught 114 balls for 1,374 yards and three touchdowns in these video games, which works out to 269.Four factors.

82. Final season’s No. 10 WR, Stefon Diggs, scored 266.Three factors.

83. Since 2017, Andy Dalton is 31st in completion share.

83a. He is 27th in deep completion share.

83b. He is 31st in yards per deep cross.

84. Week 10 of the 2017 season marks the final time A.J. Inexperienced had a 40-yard catch.

85. Inexperienced has missed at the very least six video games in two of the previous three years, performed all 16 video games simply twice in 5 years and turns 31 this July.

86. The highest pass-catcher (WR/TE) through the Cam Newton period (2011-18) has averaged 7.6 targets per recreation.

87. In DJ Moore’s three profession video games with greater than seven targets, he has averaged 19.Four fantasy PPG.

87a. On a per-game foundation, that will have made him WR7 final season.

88. The primary recreation Moore performed greater than half of the Panthers’ offensive snaps got here in Week 8.

89. From that time ahead, Moore was a top-20 huge receiver in receptions, receiving yards, yards after the catch and fantasy factors.

90. Devin Funchess and his 80 targets in 15 video games final season at the moment are on the Indianapolis Colts.

90a. As of this writing, Moore is presently being drafted at WR28, within the eighth spherical, on ESPN.

DJ Moore is bound to be a well-liked breakout candidate in 2019. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports activities

91. Over the previous two seasons, Evan Engram has performed in 14 video games with out Beckham. In these video games, he has averaged 13.Eight fantasy factors per recreation.

91a. Final season, that will have made him TE5 on a per-game foundation.

92. Final season, Engram performed 4 video games with out Beckham however with Saquon Barkley.

93. Engram had at the very least 75 yards in all 4 of them and averaged 16.2 fantasy PPG.

93a. That will have been ok for TE4 on a per-game foundation final season.

94. Through the previous 4 seasons, solely Tom Brady has thrown extra TD passes to tight ends than … Philip Rivers.

95. In 2018, O.J. Howard was a top-10 TE in seven of his 10 video games performed. Solely Travis Kelce (81.3%) and Zach Ertz (75%) had been higher.

96. Howard had at the very least 50 yards in 80% of his video games final season. Solely Kelce and George Kittle had larger charges.

97. Final season, Vance McDonald was the 10th-best tight finish in fantasy.

97a. His 3.Eight yards per catch after first contact was third-highest within the NFL amongst all gamers final season.

98. Final season, the Steelers ranked eighth in TE targets.

99. The departures of Antonio Brown and Jesse James from the Steelers unencumber 209 targets from final season.

100. As of this writing, McDonald is being drafted as TE11, within the 12th spherical, on ESPN.

Matthew Berry — The Proficient Mr. Roto — cannot consider June is nearly over. He’s the founding father of the Fantasy Life app and the proprietor of RotoPass.com.


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