Top 5 Fantasy Football Series

By John Manuel:

NFL: AUG 08 Preseason - Buccaneers at Jaguars


Each week we’ll add a new “Top 5” Fantasy Football primer (links below) to get you ready for the 2016 NFL season and your upcoming fantasy football drafts! Enjoy!

Weekly Links:

WEEK 2 – Top 5 Most Overvalued

Week 3 – Top 5 RB Handcuffs

Week 4 – Top 5 UNDER Valued Players

Week 5 – Top 5 Rookies

Week 6 – Top 5 2nd Year Breakout Players

Week 7 – Top 5 Fantasy Football Mysteries

Week 8 – Top 5 Final Fantasy Football Thoughts


WEEK 1 – TOP 5 QB 2’s:

1- Blake Bortles

Not sure if he is a winning quarterback yet but based on last season you can trust him to put up some points for sure.  And he has the receivers locked in to continue the erratic but decent stat barrage he showed.  Bortles was pretty popular as a mid salary option in daily fantasy and I figure you can still look at him there also.  The Jags should be improved you would think so the down 20 plus air assault not happening as much could be a concern.

2- Kirk Cousins

Call me a homer but based on the second half of 2015 he has to be considered.  Cousins could live on the health of Jordan Reed but even without him he should be able to put up solid numbers.  If you played Cousins in daily fantasy down the stretch you probably had a nice Christmas.  He still has DeSean and Garcon and second year slot guy Jamison Crowder.  And don’t forget the Skins used their top pick on TCU’s Josh Doctson.

3- Derek Carr

No surprise the 3rd year Carr is here.  He has solid wideouts in Crabtree and possible breakout monster Amari Cooper.  The Raiders should continue to make improvements across the board and Carr should gain more confidence in 2016.  Carr like Bortles could move into the QB1 range once 2017 rolls around.

4- Jameis Winston

Maybe the guy I should have had at the top of the list.  Winston was impressive as a rookie and a solid boom as a sophomore should happen.  Dirk Koetter is still there as the head coach now so not having to worry about a new offense is not a concern.  Mike Evans had a weird year but I expect him to bounce back to more like his rookie campaign.  Winston should be a sleeper in larger leagues also.

5- Mark Sanchez

Maybe he doesn’t win the job but if he does I think he could give you decent numbers for at least a few weeks.  If you are still laughing at this call I am sorry but the Sanchise very possibly could put up numbers with what Denver has for him.  I think the post Manning Broncos will be able to get back to a more consistent offense.  Still laughing?  That is fine.