With the NFL season quickly approaching the Tailg8.com will be taking a deep dive into one of our love’s: Fantasy Football. We will be examining each team and figuring out which rookie has the chance to contribute most to your fantasy team. We will start with the NFC and work our way around the league.
Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants- When a team selects a player at number 2 in the draft when they have a QB on the wrong side of 30, you know they expect that player to make an immediate impact. Saquon will come in as a Day 1 starter and will be a focal point of the offense alongside OBJ. Saquon can do it all from running the ball, catching out of the backfield, pass protection and could be used in special teams. The newly revamped offensive line should help, but is still a cause for concerns. (Round 1-2 talent)
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Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys- Gallup doesn’t have the ideal size of an outside receiver, but has great hands and strong measurables. With the departure of Dez Bryant this was a good value pick in the 3rd round for the Cowboys. Gallup will see the field but I don’t see him being fantasy relevant in year 1. The offense will still run through Zeke and I don’t see Gallup offering the Cowboys too much value right away (Late-Late Round Flier)
Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins- Derrius Guice somehow fell into the laps of the Washington Redskins. Guice is thought by many to be a round 1 talent who will see the field immediately,no offense Fat Rob (Rob Kelley) or Samaje Perine. Personally, I think he is in the top 3 of rookie landing spots for running backs. RB’s who play with Alex Smith always seem to do well and I expect the same for Guice (Round 3-5 talent)
Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles- The Eagles 2nd round selection is a big boy, 6 foot 5 and 255 pounds. Dallas by no means will cut in Zach Ertz’s playing time, but luckily for him the Eagles feature a lot of 2 TE sets, so Goedert will see the field filling in the Trey Burton role. However, Carson Wentz will first be going to his usual players, Alshon Jeffery, Ertz, Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, and Jay Ajayi, but there may be a week or two we wish we had Goedert in the lineup since he is such a red zone threat. (Not Draft Worthy)