Hey there Razzballers,
Reid here currently soaking in the glory of the Outer Banks for the week but still grinding some hot takes for you (sitting in the car for 15 hours to drive here will get your juices flowing). This week, we’re going to dive into the NFC South with some moderately spicy fantasy takes…
The hotness in this is how high I have him projected. I absolutely love the white boy wonder this year. Especially in PPR, he’s going to see a lot of work and he should be the “hot read” for Cam Newton this year in most passing plays. I can just envision right now him running a wheel route and smoking the linebacker who is matched up against him. I’m picking 10th in a 12-man league and I am locking him in with my 2nd round pick knowing I’m drafting an elite RB this season.
For me, this is all a numbers game. I don’t think Mohammad Sanu and Calvin Ridley are going to steal too many red zone targets away from Julio this year. I also know that TD performance is the most volatile for predicting. Just have this hunch that he finds the end zone again… a lot.
I think the absence of Mark Ingram will be noticeable in the first 4 games this year. While Alvin Kamara should still get his carries, I expect Drew Brees to take over and just air this puppy out for extended time. There will be a lot of focus on Michael Thomas on the outside, and rightfully so. This will leave a talented Meredith wide open for prime opportunities this year. Go and get him in the later rounds for great value.
Just my extreme hot take here. The Bucs are obviously in love with what Godwin brings to the table from a speed and high-point catching perspective. Evans is still a good WR. But he just got paid this past offseason. We all know the golden rule regarding players playing in contract years vs players who already signed their big deals. Look for Godwin to put up sneaky monster numbers this year.
That’s it for me this week gang. If you have any comments, don’t be shy about posting below. I’ll be better able to answer questions next week as wifi is limited here.