As the 2015 NFL season approaches here is a look at what to expect in the NFC East.
Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants – ODB took the league by storm in 2014 finishing with 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the final 10 games of the season the rookie averaged 123.3 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys - Bryant finished 2014 with 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns. He had a touchdown and/or 100 yards in 12 of 16 games and had four multiple touchdown games.
DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles - Murray is part of a crowded backfield with Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, but he should still have plenty of touches in Chip Kelly’s offense. Murray had 2,261 total yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. Even a 20 percent decrease in production, would yield 1,809 total yards and 10 touchdowns.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles - There are a lot of targets up for grabs following the departure of Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. Zach Ertz caught 58 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in his second season. Look for Ertz to breakout in Year 3.
DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins – Jackson had 1,169 yards and six touchdowns. With shaky QB play don’t expect much more in 2015. He remains a WR2.
Eli Manning, New York Giants – Threw for 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns. ODB should help Eli maintain QB1 status.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles – Matthews had 872 yards and eight touchdowns in Chip Kelly’s explosive offense. Jeremy Maclin is gone so Matthews is the primary threat.
Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins – Morris has had his production and efficiencey dip every year, but he still managed 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns while adding career highs of 17 receptions for 155 yards. He’s a solid RB2.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys – Romo threw for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns. The loss of DeMarco Murray should put more of the load on Romo’s shoulders.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys - Witten caught 64 passes for 703 yards and five touchdowns. His production has slipped the past few seasons, but remains a heavily targeted option.
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles - Agholor should make an immediate impact as a rookie in Chip Kelly’s offense as all of Jeremy Maclin’s targets are up for grabs
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles – Injury concerns limit his value. Philly also figures to be run heavy. That said, he should be a solid QB2 in a potent offense.
Victor Cruz, New York Giants – If name value delates Cruz’s draft position then it will be tough to live up to expectations. He’s no longer the top threat, which should open things up for Cruz.
Larry Donnell, New York Giants – Donnell had 623 yards and six touchdowns. Nice red zone target.
Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins – Disappointing 2014 season with just 752 yards and three touchdowns. He should bounce back, but is likely a WR3 at best.
Rashad Jennings, New York Giants – Had 865 total yards last year, but was injured. He has yet to receive 170 carries in a season, which makes him more of a RB3.
Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles – He’ll get touches each game so he’s a RB3/flex option most weeks. Huge upside if Murray goes down.
Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboys - Don’t expect anyone to deliver a DeMarco Murray workload, but Randle figures to be the lead back in an offense sporting the league’s best offensive line. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry last year.
Rueben Randle, New York Giants - Randle ad 938 yards last year. Cruz will likely cut into that production, but Randle should be a WR4/WR5.
Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys – 736 yards and five TDs as a rookie and 621 yards and eight TDs as a second-year player. He’s a decent WR4.
Lance Dunbar, Dallas Cowboys – Dunbar could possibly carve out some value in PPR leagues, but don’t expect him to be a significant fantasy factor.
Robert Griffin III – RG3 has gone from the future of the NFL to a borderline QB2 in just three seasons. I don’t like any of the Washington QBs.
Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys – Run DMC no longer is unrealized potential. He gets hurt and can’t handle a full workload. He’s worth a RB4/RB5 selection but don’t expect a great deal of upside.
Niles Paul, Washington Redskins – Had 507 yards last year. He’s a decent option if Reed goes down again.
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins – He’s talented, but always hurt. You can catch lightning in a bottle while he’s healthy, but he’s a risk.
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles – Sproles definitely has more value in PPR leagues. He would need an injury to be a factor in a standard league.
Shane Vereen, New York Giants – Vereen is a PPR threat, but his value is limited in standard scoring leagues with Jennings and Andre Williams factoring in.
Andre Williams, New York Giants – If Jennings gets hurt again Williams will have strong value. He is suited for TD-heavy scoring leagues. Williams had 851 total yards and seven scores last year.
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