I Got You: A Guide To Fantasy Football 2015
August is here which means it’s Fantasy Football 2015 time. We’re 100 mock drafts in and have the lay of the land for this year’s draft. In addition to this overview of 2015, we will give you a spot by spot draft to give you a better idea of where players are falling in drafts thus far, and to reveal what we think a playoff team looks like. This is the pool of players we are looking to draft from and how we rank them.
I like all of them outside of Geno Smith and whoever wins the Buffalo job. You really can’t go wrong with the other 30. Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers are tier 1. Russell Wilson (850 yds rushing last year and apparently looks faster in camp), Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are tier 2. Tony Romo, Cam Newton and Tom Brady (suspension pending) are tier 3. Really, if you avoid the Jets and Buffalo, you’ll be ok.
Not nearly as many of these guys. I think it is the second most important position now and perhaps he most scarce. Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green are tier 1. Jordy Nelson, Randal Cobb, Mike Evans, T.Y. Hilton, and Brandin Cooks are tier 2. Kelvin Benjamin and Vincent Jackson are tier 3. Sammy Watkins, Amari Cooper and Mike Wallace are tier 4.
There is a deep roster of these guys as far as availability late in the draft is concerned. Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Leveon Bell (suspension pending) are tier 1. Eddie Lacy, Jeremy Hill, and C.J. Anderson are tier 2. Frank Gore, LaTavious Murray, Jonathan Stewart, and CJ Spiller are tier 3. T.J. Yeldon, Ameer Abdullah, Isaiah Crowell and Doug Martin are tier 4.
The most important position as far as week to week advantage in points at a position. I am targeting this position as early as possible. Rob Gronkowski is the biggest advantage in fantasy football and is tier 1. Jimmy Graham is run heavy Seattle’s only viable receiving option.
Kickers and Defenses
We always prefer to make these the last two picks in the draft for we have no problems playing these matchups week to week. Last year in doing so, we discovered fantasy gems Cody Parkey and the Arizona defenses. Additionally, during the season, kickers and defenses are among the first cuts when they have bad weeks. Patience and activity on he waiver wire are much more important than using any drafts picks on special teams outside of the last two.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had 4200 yds and 27 tds in 2014. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson is listed number 1 on the depth chart ahead of Mike Wallace. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, drafted last year, is favored to get the starting job over Tevin Coleman, drafted this year. Tampa Bay tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins at 6’8 should be a favored target of Jameis Winston in the red zone when defenses try to take away the 6’5 Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.