Buy! Buy! Buy! (Part 2)

Buy! Buy! Buy! (Part 2)
4/15/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Buy! Buy! Buy! Was very successful! Due to the success it warranted a sequel!

So much like the original Buy! Buy! Buy! article I wanted to get in on a list of players I’m buying without any hesitation! The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with offensive talent. We already know this. What about players already in the league that we should buy? This list also goes well with dynasty, keeper and re-draft leagues! Missed Buy! Buy! Buy!? Check it out here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/buy-buy-buy/nfl/04/

If you’re in any dynasty leagues there is no off-season! Lets get to it! Here is an in-depth list of players I’m buying in 2020! Keep in mind at this point I’m going to be mentioning ADP/value from the mock drafts I’ve been apart of.

QUARTERBACKS

Sam Darnold QB-New York Jets

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold

Do you remember this kids first ever pass in the NFL? Pick 6 on Monday Night Football in Detroit. He can only improve from that. All kidding aside Sam has legit talent! Last season Darnold had little to no help. As a life long Detroit Lions fan I get it. The Jets offensive line allowed 52 sacks. Le’Veon Bell only averaged 3.2 yards per carry and missed seven games due to injury. Looking ahead to 2020 Robby Anderson has left for Carolina but they did sign FA WR Breshard Perriman. The Jets also have the 11th overall selection in the 2020 draft. As I’ve said before I don’t have a crystal ball but I think it’s safe to say the Jets go stud WR at 11 with a complement of offensive lineman selections. Help is on the way Sam and I think it’s time buy into him as your QB! In recent mock drafts Darnold is sitting around a QB15 ADP. Buy! Buy! Buy!

Drew Lock QB-Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock

I’ll say it straight out, Lock’s ADP is through the rook right now. Just a classic class of all of us early mock drafters mixed with the residuals of what Drew did late last season. Kid has some real potential! Now mix in the likes of Melvin Gordon III and the massive hype train that is Courtland Sutton and emergence of tight-end Noah Fant I can see why people are very high on him. Let pump the breaks though in terms of his ADP. I truly do believe Lock is a buy but within reason. I assume most of you have played fantasy football for quite some time so I don’t need to explain value and ADP. All value goes out the window if he’s drafted too high. Be careful, be mindful and keep a look out for Drew Lock during you 2020 mocks. That way you’ll be able gauge value come draft day. Buy! Buy! Buy!

RUNNING BACKS

Justice Hill RB-Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens RB Justice Hill

I thought my opinion of Baltimore offensive regression wasn’t that well taken. As we continue closer to closer to draft day I’ve seen a lot of regression talk. Mark Ingram will be 31 years old during the 2020 season. Once again I’m planning ahead. Hill is my pick here. Before you rake me over the coals I know Justice only had 66 carries for 295 yards and 2 TD’s. Hill is fast and possess a skill set unlike the other backs on the Ravens roster. He has the wheels and pedigree to really shine in this offense given the chance. I also believe this is our chance to grab Hill at such a cheap price. God forbid Mark Ingram goes down with an injury Hill’s value would skyrocket! In my draft mocks so far Hill has been drafted as a RB38. I’m jumping all over him! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Jordan Howard RB-Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard

The Dolphins signed Howard to a two year $10 million dollar contract. It immediately addresses their hole at running back. What does this mean for his fantasy value? Over the years fantasy players haven’t paid much attention to Howard. He’s now on his third team in five years. Doing the RB shuffle. Miami has the 5th overall selection in the 2020 Draft. The only reason I mention this is due to the tremendous implications it will have on Howards value. By all reports Miami is looking to grab a QB early. That would be good news for us Howard sympathizers. Without a doubt Miami will draft a running back somewhere in the 2020 Draft. Does this bury Jordan on the depth chart? Not a chance! His new $10 million dollar contract assures us of this. Another preemptive strike buy Howard now! Buy! Buy! Buy!

WIDE RECEIVER

Preston Williams WR-Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams

Preston is getting a ton of love in fantasy circles right now! Most fantasy players are taking it to the extreme too! Sending out tweets and posts going all in for their love of him! In his eight appearances in 2019 Preston put up five double-digit PPR performances and averaged 7.5 targets a game. He also averaged 10 yards per reception in all but one game. Did you also know he was the Dolphins leading receiver until he was injured. Insert Davante Parker here! What I said about the Dolphins draft plans above still hold true here for Preston. When MIA drafts a QB 5th overall all their players should see a boost in value. When it comes to Williams I also firmly believe he retains a role and will blow away his current ADP. The time to buy Preston is now. He won’t cost you much seeing how he’s being drafted as a WR53 its an easy add! Buy! Buy! Buy!

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR-Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

This one is quick and easy! 2020 is a make or break season for JJ. More specifically, the Eagles GM Howie Roseman said, “needs to take a huge jump” this season. I know a lot of Eagles fans so I’m going to tread lightly here. I wouldn’t normally mention a no-name bum wide receiver but I honestly do this Arcega-Whiteside takes the next step. It’s an odd circumstance for two reason. You can draft him for next to nothing now or even add him early into the 2020 season. The choice is yours. Just know once this picks up more steam you’ll be dealing with those fantasy players who overvalue their players. Buy! Buy! Buy!

Mercole Hardman WR-Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

I’ve always been open and honest with you. So why would I stop now? I have no feeling toward Hardman one way or another. So why am I bringing him up? Well personal opinions and/or feelings play a big role in fantasy sports. Back to the topic at hand, Mercole Hardman! He didn’t have a special rookie season. He actually only had 41 targets last season and played in less than 50% of the offensive snaps. Not a stellar way to tell you to buy him right? Well, Hardman has the quickness and speed to really get loose. Sammy Watkins restructured his contract to remain in KC. Tyreek Hill is an absolute stud WR. They’ve also resigned Demarcus Robinson . So again, it seems the odds aren’t in his favor. If you look at his current ADP, WR65+, he’s easily one of the biggest buys so far this off-season. Look for Hardman to absolutely destroy his ADP. Sell! Sell! Sell!

Parris Campbell WR-Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell

Few things at play here with Parris. Few things at play with the entire Colts offense. Indianapolis HC Frank Reich has high expectations for both Campbell and Pascal. What we need to be mindful of is what the Colts do in the draft and throughout free agency. The Colts look ready to make more moves to add to their offense. If they add another high-end WR then Parris and Pascal take huge hits. As it stands now Phil Rivers in their QB and we all know he’s aggressive. Let’s say the Colts go into the 2020 season as is. I would love to add Campbell. If T.Y. can stay healthy with Doyle at tight-end there is real potential. Just know there are a lot of moving parts! Just another preemptive move! It’s always great to get ahead of things! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Michael Gallup WR-Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup

2020 will be Gallup’s third season as pro! 2019 was quite good and I’m hoping he takes the next step this season! In 2019 Gallup was 8th in receptions of 20+ yards (18) and went over 100 receiving yards four times. What I enjoyed the most was his growth during the season. Gallup has started to come into his own. He really came on strong from weeks 10-17! Catching 48 passes from a possible 57 targets. Gallup also played in 86% of the Cowboys offensive snaps during that same time frame. I’m of the belief Gallup does take that next step in 2020. Only problem is he’s not that big of secret anymore. I think the time to buy is now. Slightly elevated but as low as his price is going to be! Buy! Buy! Buy!

TIGHT-END

Dawson Knox TE-Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

The initial issue here is the addition of Stefon Diggs. I’m a glass half full kind of guy. An eternal optimist if you will. With Diggs now being in Buffalo they will be able to stretch the field more right? Maybe a tad less targets but this is good for Knox! Although Know did get much action his rookie year, 3.3 targets a game, the Bills are invested in him and his development. I’ve seen a low to moderate interest in Knox. I’m buying all the shares I can! If you miss out on the first tier of TE’s (Kelce, Kittle, Waller, Andrews) then wait it out! If you’re able to draft or acquire Knox late in a draft then that only extends his value! Buy! Buy! Buy!

T.J. Hockenson TE-Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson

If I have to read another article or statement about how stud TE’s take a few seasons to develop I’m going to freak out! That being said, I do agree! Ha! Any way to slice it I believe TJ is destined for super stardom at the tight-end position. He flashed moments in 2019 but ultimately succumb to injuries and poor quarterback play. Look for Hock to take the next step in 2020. Matthew Stafford is fully healthy and will assume his role as a fixture on the Lions roster. If you missed it Sell! Sell! Sell! Part 1 did mention Stafford as a buy. I’m very much on board with buying TJ Hock too! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Noah Fant TE-Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant

I’ll be right up front and honest here. Why all the buzz about Fant? I will do my best to explain what I think is going on and how well taken all the positive reports about Noah are. His 2019 was very inconsistent. It was also his rookie season. To me, Fant has a very high ceiling and I’d be happy to own him. The Denver Broncos added Melvin Gordon III and Philip Lindsay is still there. Great running back play is huge to the development of TE’s. As Drew Lock and Fant grow and learn together the results could be beautiful! Nothing fancy here just get in on the ground floor here. Fant has the upside of a very well rounded TE2. At his current ADP that’s a steal!

Just wanted to mention how important ADP is when drafting these guy. Please mock as much as you can and if need be take notes and be aware of where these players are being drafted!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Who are your buys in 2020? Let’s talk about it!

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Buy! Buy! Buy!

2020 Players To Buy
4/11/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

The NFL season is still far away but what else are we supposed to do? I love reading rankings and projections but I need more! Mock drafts are cool. So are rookie mock drafts. I need more! What about fantasy football mock drafts? How many of those do you normally do? What’s an outrageous number before people say your obsessed?

I still need more. Breakouts and sleepers? Does that move the needle? Now we’re talking right? I’ll be honest breakouts are my favorite! So are bold predictions! For the sake of what I’m trying to do now lets focus on buys! Missed our busts? Check it out here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-busts/nfl/04/

As we move closer the NFL draft you will start to see more content popping up. Mock drafts galore, tiered rankings and rookie projections. At a certain point it’ll make your head spin. If you’re like me you have your favorites. Favorite website, favorite writer and favorite articles.

So much like the Breakouts article I wanted to get in on a list of players I’m buying without any hesitation! The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with offensive talent. We already know this. What about players already in the league that we should buy?

If you’re in any dynasty leagues there is no off-season! Lets get to it! Here is an in-depth list of players I’m buying in 2020!

QUARTERBACKS

Matthew Stafford QB-Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford has always been a stats monster. I’ve read a lot of comments on social media where people were doubting Matthew’s durability and injury history. I find that argument completely ridiculous. From 2011-2019 Stafford has missed 8 games. Out of those 9 seasons and 144 total games, Matt has missed 8 games. All being from the 2019 season. Stafford started all 16 games for 8 straight season. I just find this argument to be lazy and the whole, “what have you done for me lately?’ rationale. People forget about Stafford due to him being stuck playing for a lousy Detroit Lions team. This is fantasy football people, real life NFL wins and losses don’t matter. Our fantasy points do. I trust Matthew this season. We don’t know what the 2020 Draft will bring the Detroit Lions but with a healthy Kerryon, Golladay and Marvin Jones I’m buying Stafford as my QB1!

Kyler Murray QB-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

I’ve been vocal in the past about not trusting Kyler’s ability to get it done in the NFL. I’ve also admitted I was wrong. Now I will take it a step further and tell you I’m sold and we should buy! That’s the beauty of sports! It’s also the beauty of writing! If I’m open and honest with myself I’m able to be honest with you! We’ve seen Murray’s value boom after Arizona landed Hopkins last month. I mean, why wouldn’t it? Kyler’s value has always been his ability to run and rack up rushing yards. Now you can add another level to his game. With Drake showing us late last season what he can mixed with Hopkins sure hands and big play ability, Kyler Murray should soar into the top ten of quarterback rankings in 2020. Buy! Buy! Buy!

RUNNING BACKS

Miles Sanders RB-Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders

I’m a big fan of Miles and what he can do on the football field. For most of the 2019 season it felt like Philly had no idea how and what to do with Sanders. That’s just a personal opinion of mine. Sanders is the quintessential stud pass catching back. I’m not saying anything new here but 2020 is going to be a big year for Miles Sanders. In 2019 he had 63 targets for 50 receptions, 509 yards and 3 touchdowns. In PPR formats I’m buying as often as I can. Buy! Buy! Buy!

David Montgomery RB-Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

Before the start of the 2019 season I viewed Montgomery and Sanders as the same type of back. Half way through the season I was ripping my own hair out. The Chicago Bears clearly had no idea how to use Montgomery. Is he a must start? Is he a sit? He was only on the field 57% of the Bears offensive snaps in 2019. Was it due to poor game scripts? Were the Bears really that bad in 2019? If you look into it they finished .500 so why the heck didn’t David get more action? I’m not a beat writer for the Bears for so I have no answer. Could it have been head coach Matt Nagy? 2019 was his second year at the helm? PPR specialist Tarik Cohen? Regardless of circumstance, I firmly believe David Montgomery makes the leap in 2020. Much like Sanders, their respective teams know what they have now. Time to cut them loose! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Joe Mixon RB-Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon

Another guy I had no interest in drafting last season. Watching him go so high in all the 2019 mocks and then again in real drafts was shocking. For a moment I felt as is I missed something. What does everyone else know? For the first 10 games of the 2019 season my hesitations were well warranted. Then Cincinnati’s head coach Zac Taylor removed his head from his own ass and the results were fantastic! Joe Mixon had a stud like final 8 games. Racking up 817 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns and 16 receptions for 177 yards. In this case it was of no fault to Mixon himself but an issue with his coaching staff. As it stands now Cincy will look to draft LSU QB Joe Burrow #1 overall. All reports are pointing to a fully healthy A.J. Green along with fellow WR’s Tyler Boyd and John Ross. The arrows are no doubt pointing up for Mixon. I want in! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Devin Singletary RB-Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

Look, am I buying into the hype that the Buffalo Bills are good again and can push for the AFC East title? Absolutely! As a life long Detroit Lions fan I get along with other long suffering fan bases. In my personal opinion, the NFL is just better when the Bills are good. Guess I just like to see other historically bad teams succeed. Although the Bills have had some major success in the past. Something something four straight Super Bowl appearances. I’ve gotten a tad off track. Where were we? Devin Singletary! In 2019 Devin found some run and did quite well with it. He did play second fiddle here and there while Frank Gore also got some playing time. Singletary only started 8 games yet finished with 969 all purpose yards. Gore is no longer under contract with the Bills. Devin is the man in Buffalo, for now. Meaning, does Buffalo draft a RB later this month? I’m not a mind reader so I can’t answer that question. However, the Bills don’t have a first round pick this year. Their first pick is #54 in the second round. All odds are pointing to Devin being the RB1 in Buffalo this year. Josh Allen, John Brown and newest addition Stefon Diggs make up the offensive core. With an up-and-coming offense and a Tom Brady-less Patriots team the division is theirs for the taking. Another second year RB, Singletary will get all the carries he can handle! Buy! Buy! Buy!

WIDE RECEIVERS

Calvin Ridley WR-Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

Sometimes I have to stop and think before making certain comments. My first thought was to say, “I’m sure you’ve all heard about Ridley!” That would be crazy right? Calvin isn’t a household name! He’s not even his teams WR1! Julio Jones is! In this case Ridley has thrived as the WR2 in Atlanta. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. Calvin Ridley is a weapon. A weapon I want on my side when I go to fantasy war. Ridley absolutely explodes off the line while leaving the defender guessing at his next step. I’ve owned Ridley in a dynasty league since day 1 and I’ve studied his every move. He never runs a lazy half ass route. His footwork is tremendous and this kid get major separation. What I find shocking is the fact Ridley is still learning and growing. 2020 will be his third year in the NFL and I’d be willing to bet the best of his young career to date. Buy! Buy! Buy!

Davante Adams WR-Green Bay

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

This one should come as no surprise. Only reason I mention Adams is because I may be higher on him then most. It’s not really a, “gutsy” call to mention a top 5 WR as a buy. I’m just here to give Adams the credit he deserves. 2019 was no fun for his owners. After a 111 reception, 1,368 yard and 13 TD 2018 season, 2019 was supposed to be glorious! That damn turf toe! However, Adams was able to play 12 games in 2019 and salvaged his season because of it. The targets and receptions were there, just light on the touchdowns. I am fully expecting a monster season out of Adams in 2020. Easily a top 10 draft pick, I will not hesitate to pull the trigger. Do some homework if you’re in a dynasty league. Check on his value and see if you’re able to acquire him from a less than thrilled owner. 100+ receptions, 1,200+ yards and 8 TD’s is his floor. I mean c’mon! What else are you waiting for?! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Christian Kirk WR-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

Let me be upfront and honest here. I have no strong feelings for Kirk here one way or another. Let me also tell you that I felt a strong obligation to mention Christian here for two reasons. First, I’ve seen a lot of talk about Kirk and why he’s such breakout candidate in 2020. Something about DeAndre Hopkins now being in Arizona and pulling coverage away from Kirk. So I decided to join the masses instead of making my own way. Second, I wouldn’t tell you do anything I wouldn’t do myself. I like the idea of buying Kirk but not for the same reasons as most. To me, buying Kirk is a strategic move. If you’re able to add him pre-draft or grab him after I would turn around and sell him to the highest bidder in a heart beat. Buy! Buy! Trade!

TIGHT-ENDS

Jack Doyle TE-Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle

There’s this huge relief that has come over me as a Jack Doyle owner. I’ve finally figured out what it is! Eric Ebron leaving to play in Pittsburgh! Ebron is the most over rated TE than I can think of. He’s basically a construction barrel that just happens to be placed on a football field. Guy had one good season in 2018 after wasting all our time in Detroit from 2014-2017. Go crowd another teams TE depth chart! I’m sorry Jack! This portion of the article is dedicated to you, not Mr. Construction Cone! Have you heard Phil Rivers is now the QB in Indy? Have you ever heard of a guy named Antonio Gates? How about a kid named Hunter Henry? Look, I’m not saying Jack Doyle is a Hall of Fame TE like Gates. Just pointing out how much Phil likes to feed his tight-end. It wouldn’t take much for Doyle to have a career year statistically in 2020. How much would it cost to grab Doyle in a trade or in your draft? Next to nothing right? Do it or don’t say I never warned you! Buy! Buy! Buy!

O.J. Howard TE-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard

Another huge shock right? Sometimes it’s best to point out the obvious! That way my horrible calls don’t look as bad! Jokes aside, what the hell happened with OJ in 2019? He started 14 games, played in 69% of the offensive snaps and only scored one flipping touchdown? That is flat out miserable. It’s actually disgusting! Which will make 2020 that much sweeter! Unless you’ve been living on Mars then you know Tom Brady is the QB in Tampa Bay. Bruce Arians is also the new coach. See what I’m getting at here? Something awesome is brewing in Tampa. Bruce is no stranger to the offensive coordinator position as well. If you Google him you can easily find his favorite motto, “No risk-it, no biscuit!”. He is an aggressive play caller with arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time! That was a long winded way to tell how much I love OJ Howard in 2020. The come back is always sweeter then the set back!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Who are your buys in 2020? Let’s talk about it!

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

Thanks again! Talk soon!