Looking Ahead for 2016 Fantasy Football Prospects During Super Bowl Warmups

Jan 27, 2016

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As the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos continue preparations for a historic Super Bowl 50, gamblers should be busy looking for the best free bet offers on the Internet. Free Bets are a great way to build up a little cash for wagering on the NBA or MLB with its season fast-approaching. The best free bet offers will be available from online sportsbooks that are looking to draw gamblers to a new site with free bets on the Super Bowl or Super Bowl prop bets.

 

As the Super Bowl approaches, Fantasy Football managers find themselves facing a long off-season. In order to get a leg up on the competition for next year, it might be a good idea to look at the past season and try to identify some fantasy players who might offer some real value in the 2016 draft. These will be players who might fly a bit under the radar, but look to be assets on the rise.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars – Without name recognition and playing for a team that has been struggling over the past few years, Bortles is a player who might get overlooked by managers who want him to prove 2016 wasn’t a fluke. In 2015, he ended up the third best QB in leagues that used a standard fantasy scoring format. He completed 59% of his passes for 35 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. In just his second year, managers can look for him to improve his efficiency and use a stable of talented young receivers to perform at least as well as he did this past season.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

Thomas Rawls – Seattle Seahawks – With Marshawn Lynch opening the season as the starting running back, Rawls spent the first four weeks of the season on the bench. Twice during the season Lynch went down with injuries, opening the door for Rawls to get some carries, and he certainly made the most of those opportunities. In 12 games, he rushed for 830 yards and 4 TDs. On November 22, he carried the ball 30 times for 209 yards and a TD. With Lynch considering retirement, Rawls could be an excellent fantasy asset who is still available in the middle rounds.

 

DeMarco Murray – Philadelphia Eagles – After a disappointing first season (702 yards, 6 TDs) with the Eagles, managers with short memories might soon forget about the amazing 2014 season (1,845 yards, 13 TDs) Murray put on the boards. There were two issues that could have accounted for his poor performance in 2015. First, Head Coach Chip Kelly’s offense was a pass first plan that took Murray out of the loop. He’s a guy he needs to carry the ball 25 times to be effective. Second, nagging injuries slowed him down all year. With Kelly gone, look for Murray to reclaim his spot as the feature back and put up big numbers again.

 

WIDE RECEIVER

 

T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts – After a big 2014 season (82 receptions, 1,345 yards, 7 TDs), much was expected from the third-year receiver out of Miami, Florida. Unfortunately, the Colts starting QB Andrew Luck spent most of the season sidelined with injuries. With a backup QB at the helm, Hilton was unable to create the same chemistry he has with Luck, resulting in only 69 receptions, 1,124 yards and 5 TDs. With blazing speed and good hands, there is a good chance he could rebound with a monster season as long as Luck stays healthy.

 

Sammy Watkins – Buffalo Bills – In spite of the fact he was playing with an inexperienced starting QB in Tyrod Taylor, Watkins still put up some pretty strong numbers. He led the league in YPC with 17.5 while catching 60 passes for 1,047 yards and 9 TDs. The fact he missed three games indicates he could be in line for a Pro Bowl type season should he stay healthy and Taylor progress just a tad.

 

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