Players in New Situations: Jalen Reagor, Kenyan Drake, Sony Michel
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.
Appreciate all the help over all the years. I Want to thank you again for the custom 16 team PPR cheat sheet. Will let you know the results of the draft after the draft tonight. Already killed one draft with the PPR cheat sheet. Just a quick question, I know Byron was at Rams camp, is there a reason Higbee is so low on the PPR sheet vs the standard and vice versa with Albert O? If that just preference? Thanks again
Higbee was the TE14 last year but looking at his game log he was pushed up by a couple of unpredictable spike weeks. Albert O is a player that could ascend into the top 10 with Russ under center. Albert O, has no floor, but you can cut him and move on. Albert over TH is an upside shot at that part of the draft. Good luck!
Morning gents, drafted last night in a 10 team PPR. my team is as follows
RB Swift, Akers, Stevenson, Pierce, and Walker
WR Jefferson, Lamb, DJ Moore,, D. Johnson, Bateman, Olave and S. Moore
TE I. Smith
I think i may be a little light at RB. Would you drop S. Moore or Olave for Allgeier or D. Foreman? We start 2 RB’s,
2 WR’s and 2 Flex. thanks in advance.
Nice draft. HODL see how it plays out
I think you’re Cherry at rb. Pierce already looks like the starter in Houston and Stevenson is working his way there. If you want, you can move Moore for Allgeier, but I’m not sure it makes your team better.