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.
Daniel Carson, K, Minnesota Vikings – I am not going to lie, it feels kind of like cheating putting a kicker on this list, but I think it makes it more authentic. You don’t waste a draft pick on a kicker and not expect for them to contribute right away. Carson has a lot of good things going for him, his high powered offense and he will kick more than half of his games indoors. Easily should finish as a top 10 kicker. (Last round grab)
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, GreenBay Packers- Equanimeous or more commonly referred to as EQ always seemed to make a play when ND needed him most. Listed at 6’5 and almost 215 pounds he has size and strength to line up on the outside. What helps EQ is he will be on the receiving end of passes from Rodgers who is one of the best Qb’s in the league. If things go right he could work his way into the first team. Currently EQ is going undrafted in most leagues which I agree with. (Waiver Wire addition)
Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears- I am a big fan of the American Athletic Conference so I’ve seen my fair share of Memphis college games. Every game I sit there and wonder how Anthony Miller landed at Memphis and also is he that good or are the corners just that bad. I think Miller is the real deal and him and his sophomore signal caller have a chance to grow and form a nice bond together. Miller joins a lackluster cast of wide receivers minus Allen Robinson. According to Fantasy Pros he is currently being drafted as The 69th WR. He is worth a late round pick, especially in a keeper league. (Late Rounder, especially in Keeper/dynasty)
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions- The Lions moved up 8 spots in the 2nd round to ensure they could get there hands on Kerryon. Kerryon has a nose for the end zone with 32 total touchdowns playing in the tough SEC. Kerryon goes into a crowded backfield with Blount and Ameer Abdullah, but I do believe he will work his way very quickly into this RBBC. Johnson’s current ADP is 92 which sits in the middle of the 7th round. I think it’s a little high for someone strapped in a committee. I would look for him in the 8th-10th round. (Rd 8-10 selection)