SportsLine simulated the NFL season 10,000 times and warns that Ronald Jones and Allen Robinson will be busts by CBS Sports Staff moments ago • 2 min read Running into one of the biggest Fantasy Football busts can break your entire season. Rather than getting maximum productivity from every draft pick, you're left scrambling for a replacement via trade or the waiver wire. In order to navigate the minefield of your draft, you need proven, accurate 2018 Fantasy Football rankings. Just ask anyone who listened to many experts' Fantasy Football rankings and drafted Derek Carr last year. Rather than build off a 28-TD, 6-INT season, Carr regressed, failing to top 3,500 yards and only tossing 22 touchdowns last year. Anyone who picked him got burned with one of the biggest Fantasy Football busts.The team at SportsLine saw Carr's setback coming. Their model, which was used to power Fantasy Football projections at the three largest sites, had Carr finishing well … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Rankings 2018: Busts from model that beat experts include Ronald Jones, Allen Robinson
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The Jaguars lost Marqise Lee in their most recent preseason game. What does this offense look like without him? by Heath Cummings @heathcummingssr 59s ago • 4 min read Need Fantasy Football draft advice? Talk to CBS Sports on your Google Assistant to get insights on the best sleepers and to help decide between players. Just start with, "Hey Google, talk to CBS Sports." Marqise Lee suffered what looked to be a serious knee injury in the team's third preseason game. While we don't yet know the severity of the injury it was the type that Fantasy owners should consider it major until they hear otherwise. We certainly hope it looked worse than it was and he makes a full and speedy recovery.If Lee is lost for the season this would be a big blow to the Jaguars. Yes, they have plenty of depth at the position, but Lee was projected to lead the team in targets, and CBS Sports NFL Senior Writer Pete Prisco … [Read more...] about 2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: How does Marqise Lee’s injury change Jaguars’ offense?
Vinnie Iyer @vinnieiyer Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET There were a ton of talented offensive skill players taken in the 2018 NFL draft. That means a lot more rookies will have a big impact on fantasy football this season -- and in future seasons for those in dynasty leagues. While the quarterbacks dominated the real first round, they're hard to include when stacking the fantasy draft board. And it doesn't matter where a player was drafted for real and what he did in college — it's all about talent being raised to match new opportunity now. Move over Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey. Here comes a buzzy new crop of runners and receivers to generate new hype. But here's cutting through it all for a way-too-early ranking of the top 18 fantasy football rookies for '18: 2018 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings 1. Saquon Barkley, RB, … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Top players to know in redraft, dynasty leagues from 2018 NFL Draft
0 of 10 Tom Pennington/Getty Images As fans cheered and booed the decisions made throughout the 2018 NFL draft, savvy fantasy football owners made note of the potential winners and losers as a result of the selections. Fantasy drafts won't swing into full force until late summer, but it's never too early to stay updated on backfield situations with committees and workhorse ball-carriers. Head coaches will initially lean on a stopgap veteran quarterback before turning the reins over to a rookie signal-caller. However, there's one passer who is more likely to see the field than anyone else at the position. Which wide receivers landed in ideal or nightmare spots? We will go through fantasy football winners and losers as well as present takeaways from the 2018 draft. 1 of 10 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The New York Giants made running back Saquon Barkley the No. 2 pick in the draft. A player at that position hasn't been selected this high since … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL Draft: Biggest Fantasy Football Winners, Losers & Takeaways
Part of the fun of a live fantasy football draft is crossing names of your cheat sheet after each player has been selected. Thursday, Mark Gaughan debuted his annotated cheat sheet for the 2018 NFL Draft. The rankings are a composite of ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Draft Scout and Scout.com. The quarterback rankings in the top 100 are Sam Darnold (4th overall), Josh Rosen (8th), Baker Mayfield (11th), Josh Allen (16th), Lamar Jackson (36th), Mason Rudolph (81st) and Kyle Lauletta (96th). The sheet gives Roquan Smith the edge for the linebacker, ranking him seventh, three spots ahead of Tremaine Edmunds. See it: Why PFF is so low on popular Bills mock draft QB Josh Allen: Wyoming QB Josh Allen is the most popular player given to the Bills in mock drafts. Why is Pro Football Focus so low on him? These graphics explain why. What is allowed during a pre-draft visit? Good question. College athletes are not allowed to be put through workouts on their predraft visits. Vic Caurrci breaks it down … [Read more...] about [BN] Blitz newsletter: Use this cheat sheet to follow the NFL Draft like it’s fantasy football