Fantasy Football: NFC East Breakdown Recap
The Fantasy Footballers Podcast has begun their annual Divisional breakdown episodes! To kick things off, they dove into the NFC East on Episode #735. Here’s a quick summary of that episode covering the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and Redskins. Listen/Watch the show for the full breakdown.
Average Draft Position listed in parenthesis is from Half PPR mock drafts on Fantasy Football Calculator.
2018 Offensive Stats:[lptw_table id=”160279″ style=”default”]
WR Randall Cobb
RB Tony Pollard (Rookie)
RB Mike Weber (Rookie)
The Cowboys offseason was spent adding mid to late round rookies at the skill positions to replaced lost WRs Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams and RB Rod Smith. In addition, Dak Prescott got a new weapon in the form of Randall Cobb, who will look to fill the role of the primary slot receiver. One big time ‘addition’ to the team in 2019 is C, Travis Frederick, who is set to return to the lineup after suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome, an auto-immune disorder, which caused him to miss the entire 2018 season.
2018 Offensive Stats:[lptw_table id=”160280″ style=”default”]
Projected Week 1 Starters (ADP)
QB Carson Wentz (8.05)
RB Miles Sanders (7.11), Jordan Howard (7.12)
WR Alshon Jeffrey (6.12), DeSean Jackson (11.05), Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside
TE Zach Ertz (3.03), Dallas Goedert
RB Jordan Howard
RB Miles Sanders (Rookie)
WR DeSean Jackson
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (Rookie)
QB Clayton Thorson (Rookie)
The Philadelphia Eagles offseason headlines surround the possibility of a bounce-back season for Carson Wentz, who has struggled to stay healthy each of the last two seasons. The Eagles certainly added weapons to fully support Wentz in a comeback season after drafting J.J. Arcega-Whiteside out of Stanford and Miles Sanders out of Penn State. The team also brought DeSean Jackson back to Philly where he started his career to provide Wentz with the deep threat that he’s been lacking the past couple of years.
2018 Offensive Stats:[lptw_table id=”160278″ style=”default”]
Projected Week 1 Starters (ADP)
QB Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins
RB Derrius Guice (5.12), Adrian Peterson (10.07), Chris Thompson (14.06)
WR Josh Doctson, Terry McLaurin, Trey Quinn
TE Jordan Reed (14.03)
QB Case Keenum
QB Dwayne Haskins (Rookie)
RB Bryce Love (Rookie)
WR Terry McLaurin (Rookie)
WR Kelvin Harmon (Rookie)
WR Jamison Crowder
The Redskins spent their offseason by replacing QB Alex Smith, who won’t play in 2019 after complications from a 2018 ankle injury. They’ll either go with veteran journeyman Case Keenum or rookie Dwayne Haskins. The depth chart is completely up for grabs when it comes to pass catchers in this offense after the addition of rookies Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon. The team will also get Derrius Guice back after tearing his ACL last August.
New York Giants
2018 Offensive Stats:[lptw_table id=”160277″ style=”default”]
WR Golden Tate
QB Daniel Jones (Rookie)
WR Darius Slayton (Rookie)
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Let’s face it – the Giants’ offense wasn’t good in 2018, and after losing Odell Beckham, the passing attack certainly doesn’t look like it will be better. To help fill the void, the Giants brought in Golden Tate but with a huge target share up for grabs, look for Tate, Shepard, and TE Evan Engram to split the workload. Rookie Daniel Jones was added to the QB room after being taken in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, but will he replace Manning in 2019?