August 13, 2018
It's time to wake up and smell the sleepers, with fantasy football just weeks away from kicking off and drafts scheduled to happen left and right as August drags on.
We took the liberty of spotlighting one player from each position who we expect will far surpass their likely average draft position (ADP). Here's a look:
This blurb is almost more about Andy Reid than it is about Kansas City's second year quarterback. Reid, the head coach of the Chiefs, has a really good track record with quarterbacks. In fact, he has nearly a spotless record of success when making changes. And his record also suggests that any time a QB is traded away, that quarterback has a terrible season. Well, that is bad news for the Redskins new signal caller Alex Smith, but great news for Mahomes, who many predict will have a break out season.
The trade to send Smith to Washington was meant to clear the way for the Texas Tech alum, who will have Sammy Watkins to throw to, alongside fantasy football threats Travis Kelce and Tyreke Hill. Expect Mahomes, who is mobile and can run a little bit, to put up numbers similar to Smith's (who had career highs in yards and TD last season).
The Redskins will have to hand the ball to someone after losing rookie Derrius Guice to a season-ending injury last week, and all indications are that Perine is the next man up. Fantasy gamblers will hope that he has learned from a lackluster rookie campaign and will benefit from a healthier and potentially potent offensive line in 2018.
Sources have suggested that the Skins like what they have and are not planning to add a veteran RB, meaning at least for now starting carries are Perine's to lose.
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