In the basketball world, organizations are creating super teams to win NBA championships. While NFL franchises can’t quite copy that strategy, there are several teams that carry an arsenal of offensive weapons. Pittsburgh is home to Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Le’Veon Bell. Atlanta superstars Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman have quality players behind them such as Mohammed Sanu or Tevin Coleman. Heck, even the Giants look scary with their outstanding receiving corps and the addition of rookie tight end, Evan Engram. In this era of passing, it is increasingly difficult to consistently feed touches to talented players. Today I’m going to discuss a team that is flying under the radar in terms of offensive fire power. This being the Minnesota Vikings and their upcoming trio of threats.
Every fantasy season, there are a variety of players that unexpectedly take the NFL by storm and assert themselves as superstars. For example, Peyton Hillis was a one-year wonder for the Cleveland Browns. During his 2010-2011 campaign, he rushed for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns. His season performance allowed him to become the featured player on the cover of Madden NFL 2012. Last year, seemingly out of nowhere, Tyreek Hill was another breakout player for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now he’s taking fantasy drafts by storm and is being selected as high as the fourth round. I’m not buying it. This article explains why I’m passing on Hill even though others commend his sky-high potential as the number one play maker in his second season for the Chiefs.
When your fantasy players are losing games, it may seem like the end of the world as a fantasy owner. But when starting receivers and quarterbacks are trailing, it means more passes are being thrown and fantasy points are growing. Just ask any Blake Bortles owner. Now I’m not here to talk about fantasy quarterbacks who are garbage time masterminds. I want to talk about the wide receivers they throw to. Here are three receivers playing for bad teams to target in your upcoming fantasy drafts.