New Team, New Dream
A new uniform can make a new man, especially when it comes to fantasy, and these players have all increased their fantasy potentials with their most recent moves…
Jalen Reagor, Vikings
Reagor has had a less than stellar start to his NFL career, after dazzling us all as a pre-draft prospect out of TCU – He was drafted in the 1st round, if you’ll remember. Injuries and ineffectiveness have plagued his two seasons as an Eagle, though the run-heavy offensive scheme in Philadelphia certainly didn’t help his cause. After putting on what most onlookers have said was an excellent camp, Reagor was released by the Eagles and promptly added by the Vikings, who subsequently cut Ihmir Smith-Marsette to make room. Reagor gets a new lease on life in Kevin O’Connell‘s offense, one that will implement more 3-wide sets. He’ll push Kj Osborn for 3rd receiver duties, and if he can win out, Reagor actually presents deep league fantasy value. He’s not done just yet.
Kenyan Drake, Ravens
Drake was the odd man out in Las Vegas, and his prospects, fantasy and otherwise, didn’t look good as a 28-year-old free agent running back. Enter the Ravens, who’s stable of backs is riddled with injury to the point that journeyman Mike Davis looks like the day 1 starter. Drake may be rendered useless when JK Dobbins makes his way back to the field, but for now he gets a little juice as the potential pass-catching element to Baltimore’s backfield for the first couple of games or so.
Sony Michel, Chargers
Michel jumped from a crowded Miami backfield to a Los Angeles RB group in need of playmakers. As the Rams leading rusher last year, he could beat out both Joshua Kelly and Isaiah Spiller, who is still learning how to be an NFL back, for the secondary back role behind Austin Ekeler. Michel has real fantasy upside here, as a compliment to Ekeler in one of the league’s most dynamic offenses. He needs to be drafted as a late round flier in redraft leagues.