Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
Odell Beckham
.
As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the NFC East.
.
Five Stars
Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants
Dex Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
.
Four Stars
Josh Brown, K, New York Giants
Kirk Cousins , QB, Washington Redskins
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
.
Three Stars
Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Dustin Hopkins, K, Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins
Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants
Matt Jones, RB, Washington Redskins
Ryan Mathews, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Cody Parkey, K, Philadelphia Eagles
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys Defense
New York Giants Defense
Philadelphia Eagles Defense
Washington Redskins Defense
.
Two Stars
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Rueben Randle, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Will Tye, TE, New York Giants
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
.
One Star
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
Chris Givens, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
.
.
Also check out:

 | Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: Fantasy Football, NFC East, NFL |

Kendall Graveman
.
Kendall Graveman, Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Graveman is 6-6 with a 4.25 ERA, but has a 2.91 ERA in 43.1 innings of home starts. Graveman has a 3.63 lifetime ERA at Oakland Coliseum and a 2.04 ERA against the Rays in 17.2 innings.
.
Season Totals: 87 Starts, 32-25, 520.2 IP, 404 Ks, 3.79 ERA (219 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (500 hits, 147 walks)

Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
Jay Ajayi
.
Arian Foster’s signing puts a damper on Jay Ajayi’s fantasy forecast for the upcoming NFL season. He is a running back that has topped 1,200 rushing yards with double-digit touchdowns in four of the past six seasons. As long as he can stay healthy, Foster should get plenty of touches this year, but there should be enough to go around.
.
Foster will turn 30 before the year start. He has missed nearly half (23 of 48) of his games the previous three seasons. Most recently Foster lost all but four games of the 2015 season, which was cut short by an Achilles’ tear. He finished with 163 yards on 63 carries for a paltry 2.6 yards per carry average. Foster did manage to catch 22 passes. His receiving totals (227 yards, 2 touchdowns) exceeded his rushing totals (163 yards, 1 touchdown).
.
That is the way I envision Foster doing most of his damage. He has proved himself capable of thriving in the passing game, catching 241 passes in 70 games since 2010. That is good for 3.4 receptions per game. He seems to embrace that role. In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, he stated that his strength at this stage of his career is “route-running and catching the ball out of the backfield” and that Adam Gase knows how to “steer the ship and that he’s happy to have a seat on the boat.” His is willing to accept whatever role the Dolphins find for him.
.
Ajayi ran for 187 yards on 49 carries (3.8 ypc) as a rookie, adding seven catches for 90 yards in nine games. He should be able to improve in year two. The Dolphins drafted Rookie Laremy Tunsil and added Jermon Bushrod from the Bears to improve their guard play. Branden Albert has worked on his conditioning and should be more effective in 2016. Improved offensive line and having a year under his belt should help Ajayi develop in Year 2.
.
Foster’s presence does make Ajayi more of a RB3 option. There is always the possibility that the veteran Foster wins the starting job about from Ajayi at some point. That’s something to keep in mind during your fantasy draft.

Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
Amari Cooper
.

As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the AFC West.
.
Five Stars
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos Defense
.
Four Stars
Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Amari Cooper, WR,  Oakland Raiders
Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers
Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Latavius Murray, RB, Oakland Raiders
Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos
Cairo Santos, K, Kansas City Chiefs
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs Defense
.
Three Stars
Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders
Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers
Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
Josh Lambo, K, San Diego Chargers
Brandon McManus, K, Denver Broncos
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers
.
Two Stars
Travis Benjamin, WR, San Diego Chargers
Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego Chargers
Mark Sanchez, QB, Denver Broncos
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders Defense
San Diego Chargers Defense
.
One Star
Virgil Green, TE, Denver Broncos
Jeff Heuerman, TE, Denver Broncos
Jordan Norwood, WR, Denver Broncos
Mychal Rivera, TE, Oakland Raiders
Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland Raiders
Clive Walford, TE, Oakland Raiders
.
.
Also check out:

 | Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: AFC West, Fantasy Football, NFL |

Eduardo Rodriguez
.
Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
Rodriguez was solid in his first start of the year (6 IP, 2 ER) and brilliant (7 IP, 1 ER) in his most recent turn in the rotation. He is a good bet to turn in another strong performance against the Twins. He’s 1-0 in two career starts against Minnesota with a 3.86 ERA.
.
Season Totals: 86 Starts, 31-25, 512.2 IP, 399 Ks, 3.83 ERA (218 Earned Runs), 1.26 WHIP (498 hits, 146 walks)

Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
DeAndre Hopkins
.
As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the AFC South.
.
Five Stars
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans Defense
.
Four Stars
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
.
Three Stars
Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Frank Gore, RB, Indianpolis Colts
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts
DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans
Nick Novak, K, Houston Texans
Julius Thomas, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
.
Two Stars
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans
Jason Myers, K, Jacksonville Jaguars
Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans
Cecil Shorts, WR, Houston Texans
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
Indianapolis Colts Defense
Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
Tennessee Titans Defense
.
One Star
Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans
Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans
Ryan Succop, K, Tennessee Titans
.
.
Also check out:

 | Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: AFC South, Fantasy Football, NFL |

Tom Koehler
.
Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Koehler is 6-8 with a 4.68 ERA, but has a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings against the Phillies.
.
Season Totals: 85 Starts, 31-24, 507.1 IP, 394 Ks, 3.80 ERA (214 Earned Runs), 1.25 WHIP (487 hits, 146 walks)

Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
Antonio Brown
.
As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the AFC North.
.
Five Stars
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
.
Four Stars
Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns
Ladarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals Defense
.
Three Stars
Chris Boswell, K, Pittsburgh Steelers
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns
Mike Nugent, K, Cincinnati Bengals
Steve Smith, Sr., WR, Baltimore Ravens
Markus Wheaton, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens Defense
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
.
Two Stars
Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Buck Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Sammie Coates, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
Travis Coons, K, Cleveland Browns
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Ben Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns Defense
.
One Star
Robert Griffin III, QB, Cleveland Browns
Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns
.
.
Also check out:

 | Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: AFC North, Fantasy Football, NFL |

Wei-Yin Chen
.
Wei-Yin Chen, Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
Chen is 5-3 with a 4.90 ERA. He’s 4-2 on the road with a 4.33 ERA. So far he’s 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA in July.
.
Season Totals: 84 Starts, 31-23, 501.1 IP, 384 Ks, 3.79 ERA (211 Earned Runs), 1.24 WHIP (480 hits, 144 walks)

Click here to enter the 2016 LestersLegends.com Fantasy Football Team Name Contest!
.
Brady Spike
.
As we move closer to the football season let’s take a look at the fantasy options in the AFC East.
.
Five Stars
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets
LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills
.
Four Stars
Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets
Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills
New England Patriots Defense
New York Jets Defense
.
Three Stars
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins
Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, (Assuming he’ll re-sign with the Jets)
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, New England Patriots (only until Brady returns)
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots
DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills Defense
Miami Dolphins Defense
.
Two Stars
Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots
LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
Jordan Cameron, TE, Miami Dolphins
Dan Carpenter, K, Buffalo Bills
Nick Folk, K, New York Jets
Arian Foster, RB, Miami Dolphins
Andrew Franks, K, Miami Dolphins
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills
.
One Star
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots
.
.
Also check out:

 | Posted by | Categories: Fantasy Football, NFL | Tagged: AFC East, Fantasy Football, NFL |

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties