Veteran Help is Hard to Find
5/12/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Good help is hard to find! In today’s day and age even people working aren’t doing their jobs! What can we do? Not much but I do have some advice! All we can do is concentrate on our own attitudes. Mind our own business and do the best we can!

Every season the excitement for rookies grow larger. Rightfully so especially if you’re in a dynasty league! What about the already proven players? Veteran guys already in the league playing well?

If you’ve played fantasy sports as long as I have you get to know your league and the team managers well. Even if you have taken an orphaned team over in a league full of strangers it’s always the same! Certain owners fill certain criteria. There is always an owner(s) who love a crafty vet! There is always an owner(s) who loves just rookies! There is always an owner(s) who is always rebuilding. There is always an owner who has held the league hostage by dominating for years on end. There is always an owner(s) who is always in rebuild mode. There is always an owner(s) who is perpetually stuck in last place.

Have I checked all the boxes here? The point of this long winded explanation is to discuss and/or mention some veterans that can still help our teams!

If you missed Fantasy Morals & Mottos check it out here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/fantasy-football-morals-and-motto/nfl/05/

Or I Will Always Love You! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/i-will-always-love-you/nfl/05/

Quarterback

Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

Many people bashed Cousins early last year for throwing the ball so few times per game. Now he’s entering 2020 as a late round QB with a consistent floor that can make for a strong backup or even starter if you like to wait until the end of the draft to scoop up a QB.

Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater

When I hear people doubt Bridgewater, I challenge them to go look at the Saints box scores in 2019 and guess which weeks Brees was out (Seriously, try it!). Bridgewater is finally back in a starting job on a team that sustained a fantasy relevant offense behind Kyle Allen. Now with the Panthers intending to dial back CMC and signing former Jets WR Robby Anderson, Bridgewater has all of the toys needed to succeed.

Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Running Back

Raheem Mostert – San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert

Did you know Mostert is already 28? I didn’t. It goes to show that despite his age, Mostert is more than capable of breaking out at a relatively late age for an RB. With low mileage and an RBBC backfield to lower his injury risk, Mostert is a vet you want on your team this year.

Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette

Until recently, I think myself and many others viewed Fournette in that run-only category with the likes of Derrick Henry and Marlon Mack. However, he quietly put together a 76 catch season in 2019. His long-term future in Jacksonville is uncertain, but he’s back at least for this year, so trust him until given a reason not to.

Mark Ingram – Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram

Melvin Gordon – Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon III

Le’Veon Bell – New York Jets

New York Jets RB Le’Veon Bell

Wide Receiver

Marvin Jones Jr. – Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr.

If you’re like me and don’t like paying the early-round price for a lions receiver like Golladay, Jones should be on your radar. When catching passes from a healthy Stafford in 2019, Jones was averaging 14.6 PPR Points per Game, making him a great option for a weekly flex. Team WR2s can be very appealing for their later-round discount, and Jones is no exception.

Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods

While arguably not the best fantasy WR on the Rams, that debate grants him a discount with an ADP one round later than teammate Cooper Kupp. Even when the Rams sustained 3 fantasy relevant WRs when Brandin Cooks was on the team, Woods was a must-own target hog. With Cooks gone, his floor gets an even bigger bump due to the vacated targets.

Emanuel Sanders – New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders

Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald

T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton

Tight End

Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook

Cook put together a strong campaign in 2019 totalling 9 touchdowns on the year and only posting one week below 11 PPR points in the final 8 games of the season. Despite being joined by pass-catcher Emmanuel Sanders, the touchdown upside and established role in the offense makes Cook an ideal veteran in 2020.

Jack Doyle – Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle

Ebron is finally out of Indianapolis, and Doyle now gets his chance to be the lead TE in a pass heavy offense. Doyle should have a safe floor regardless of the quarterback with Rivers’ history throwing to Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry, and Brissett sustaining work for Ebron and Doyle in 2019. With Doyle by himself, the sky could be the limit.

Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Hang here for Real Life vs. Fantasy Life later this afternoon!

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