ClutchBoy here and I wanted to briefly step in and tell you some guys that are high up on my avoid list for the 2016 Fantasy Football season.
The highest up on my list to avoid is Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys. He is going FAR too high in drafts and seeing Tony Romo go down is great news for educated fantasy football players. The first assumption is that Tony Romo going down would open up more carries for the Dallas run game, and while that may be true, it does not benefit Ezekiel Elliott. Let’s first start off with the fact that this backfield is crowded with the likes of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. Lastly, and most importantly, this offense is broken without Tony Romo and a broken offense does not score points and will be working from behind in many situations. A team that is working from behind is forced to throw the football. Don’t draft Zeke in your first or even second round of your fantasy football drafts.
Another back I am looking to avoid that is getting drafted very high is Adrian Peterson. I know, I know nearly 1500 yards and 11 TD’s last year is pretty dang impressive, but his age scares me for his workload. We’ve seen some signs of light from McKinnon in this preseason. Let us also note that after leading the league in 2013 with yards per carry after contact he ranked a mere 14th last season. Signs like this are red flags of AP’s age and I’m not willing to invest on him this season.
Let me also say that I am very high on the top 4 wide receivers this season in fantasy football. To be clear, in this order, I am talking about Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, OBJ, and Hopkins with Green following very closely behind. Although I am very high on Gurley and love the upside for Johnson and Lamar Miller, I am pretty confident that in a majority of my drafts I will be selecting a wide receiver with my first round pick.