Every NFL season brings unexpected turns. Perhaps it’s simply because I invested so heavily in Andrew Luck but this seems like a particularly unpredictable year.
In such case, I like to ask, “What do we know?” So through 8 weeks of 2015 what new information do we know?
Allen Robinson is legit. Right now, Robinson is the #8 scoring PPR WR in fantasy. He was a solid sleeper much of the off season until catching absolute fire over the summer as he climbed in many dynasty rankings.
Bortles can get him the rock and Jacksonville has been a solid fantasy offense. From here on out, Robinson must be considered a bonafide stud and a first round talent in PPR dynasty start up drafts.
DeAndre Hopkins may be the top asset in dynasty. There’s no question that Julio Jones is peaking but that also means he’s about to be on the sell side of his career. Hopkins is the best bet of any player in the NFL to give owners 10 years of quality fantasy production. His value is nearly untradeable.
Todd Gurley could be the #1 RB in fantasy football already. LeVeon Bell’s shortened season is cause for much grief among his owners especially if they aren’t carrying DeAngelo Williams.
Gurley has yet to register a truly breakout game but his solid consistent yardage numbers have owners feeling great about this pickup.
Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith is everything owners who overdrafted him hoped he would be. Smith was a slightly under the radar IDP player who I drew attention to in the second year breakout LB’s column before the season.
In 2015, he has yet to score under double digit fantasy points in a game and he is likely to remain a dominating force for his owners for years to come.
Landon Collins is proof of a couple things. First, you can usually get a good rookie safety in the rookie draft. Second, those guys typically turn out very well. Calvin Pryor in his second year in New York has disappointed somewhat.
Collins however has average better than 10 fantasy points per game in his rookie season and there’s little reason he won’t be that for another 10 years for fantasy owners who likely picked him up in the late second or third.
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