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People are doubting Russ with Schotty as his O-Coordinator, but Russ can do it with anyone because he’s Russ. He stays in the first Tier. Cam did it without much last year and adds D.J. Moore a seasoned CMC and gets a healthy Greg Olsen back. Rodgers and Brady are no brainers.
I can see Wentz moving up to Tier 1 numbers by the end of the year, but I also see a slow start since he hasn’t played football in a long time (ACL) and a lot of his skills are based on him using his legs. Drew Brees is due for a bounce back season. Last years TD total was fluky, he could easily move back to Tier 1. Luck, I have full confidence in, not worried. Big Ben adds James Washington and JuJu is a year smarter. Ben is going to put up big numbers again. Watson I see some regression, so that’s why I keep him out of the first tier, but still a good season is coming, no doubt.
Eli Manning in Tier C? Why not? Beckham, Saquon, Shepard, Engram and a renewed offensive line. Eli could have a career year. Great value here. Mahomes is going to be bombing it away to Hill and Watkins. I see a bounce back from Carr and also Dak, although I am not as thrilled with them in this Tier.
The Titans may want to look at possibly moving on from Mariota, I just don’t think he’s a big time player. A horrendous year last year, he should bounce back to 2016 levels some, but still I am not confident in him. Joe Flacco is going to have a solid season with Crabtree, John Brown, some new Tight Ends and an established run game. Decent value with Joe in 2 QB leagues.
People going gaga over Trubisky, I don’t see it. I see another Jake Locker type situation here. It’s probably what will hold the Bears back. It won’t take much to be better than Locker and he is surrounded by a ton of weapons, so he should at least put up some decent numbers, I hope.
I could see all the rookies listed in Tier F having an impact at some point this year. Darnold and Mayfield have looked the best so far with Allen and Rosen not far off. Although Allen is just in a horrid situation, I love his ability. Darnold has the best chance to start right away it appears. Rosen is also in a good situation and we know Bradford’s fragility.
Tier G has some hopefuls in where any of these guys could produce if given a chance to start. We saw what McCown did last year, he was very useful.
The rest of the bunch are some desperate hits that I feel at least could be somewhat useful if given the chance, notably Chad Kelly, Sudfeld, Webb, Rudolph and Brissett.
Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Cam Newton
Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Deshaun Watson
Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, Matt Ryan, Patrick Mahomes, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, Dak Prescott, Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr
Marcus Mariota, Case Keenum, Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco,
Mitch Trubisky, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Jameis Winston, Tyrod Taylor
Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen,
Nathan Peterman, Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, Lamar Jackson, Nick Foles
Chad Kelly, Jacoby Brissett, Ryan Fitzpatrick, DeShone Kizer, Mason Rudolph, Davis Webb, Brian Hoyer, Blaine Gabbert, Robert Griffin, Mike Glennon, Chad Henne, Matt Schaub, Sean Mannion, Trevor Simiean, Nate Sudfeld
Joshua Dobbs, AJ McCarron, Luke Falk, Colt McCoy, Gino Smith, C.J. Beathard