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Seniors Miller Edgin, Austin Russell, Chance Stepp, Logan Lutrell, Connor Greer, Cameron Buss and Jayvin Brasfield study the draft picks for their fantasy football teams. Photo courtesy Donna Buss

 

Dakota Turnbo – Reporter

The NFL season is in the very near future, and it has fantasy players scrambling to see who they should draft for their fantasy teams.

  Most fantasy football fans know the obvious beginning picks such as David Johnson, the 100 all-purpose yards machine, or the patient do-it-all back in Le’Veon Bell. There are some questionable draft picks to take, whether it be because of a suspension like Ezekiel Elliott’s or a questionable move to a system that does not fit the player such as Adrian Peterson’s move to the New Orleans Saints, a team that heavily caters to Drew Brees.

  Later picks in a fantasy draft are just as important as the early picks because injuries can occur and players do not play every single week. There are such things as bye weeks where teams get to rest for a week so players don’t accrue any stats.

   There are some trendy picks such as Carson Wentz since he has recently been loaded with offensive weapons, or Dalvin Cook who, as a rookie, will be the main back and drastically help the Minnesota Viking’s rushing offense. These sleeper picks probably should not be near top picks because they are a risk in some capacity, but a pick for them could pay off drastically.

  Many people at DHS play fantasy football and some even had their own opinion on sleepers and busts of this fantasy season.

  Jay Ajayi could be a bust “because he lost his quarterback, so everything will be on him” senior Logan Lutrell said.

   This is a fair point due to Ryan Tannehill’s recent injury and the questionable hiring of Jay Cutler.

   Senior Jayvin Brasfield believes that Marshawn Lynch is “too old”.

   The age that most running backs start declining in production is 30 and Marshawn is 31, so his decline could come true.

  All this preseason action has people already picking who could or should do well this fantasy season.

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