Fishing for Fishies (SFBX targets)

Scott Fish Bowl Official Invite

If you’re reading this article, hopefully that means you’ve received that highly anticipated e-mail from Mr. Fish himself. If you haven’t been invited yet, follow along with the insane scoring and tournament format at www.scottfishbowl.com. Scott is working hard to include those entrants who have signed up in consecutive years, so don’t give up! The biggest component of the league is the sense of unity and charitable vibes it encourages for the community.  I wanted to share a couple of players I will be targeting in this year’s draft. I hope you dig it and please make a donation to #fantasycares by joining an eliminator league hosted by John Bosch, donate during the SFB Podathon, or purchasing a SFBX shirt from Rotowear! Thanks for reading, enjoy, and be kind!

QB

Oakland Raiders Derek Carr
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Derek Carr

Put the pitchforks down for one minute and hear me out! Look, I get the sentiment around Carr. The Raiders have ranked 28th in scoring over the last 3 seasons and that stigma is hard to see past. However, I’m buying the dip here.  After losing his WR1 Antonio Brown before the season began, Carr was still able to keep his head above water. In 2019, the Raiders’ QB ranked 2nd in Completion %, 8th in passing yards, 10th in Yards/Attempt, and 11th in INT %.  Add in Ruggs, Edwards, and Lynn Bowden and I don’t see how Carr doesn’t return value. Based on SFBX Mock ADP, Carr is available in the 8th round as QB25. 

Matthew Stafford
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Matthew Stafford

Before being sidelined with a back injury that cost him half the season, Stafford was having quite a nice year on pace for 5,000 yards and 40 TDs. Fast forward to 2020 and he has now been medically cleared for the Lions offseason workouts. Taking a quick look back to 2019, Stafford was top 5 in TD% (6.5%) and also ranked 8th in SFBX PPG (21.8 SFBX PPG) for the games he did play.  A ripple in the SFBX scoring is the -4 point deduction for interceptions. Stafford ranks 11th in INT % (2.4%) among active starters.  Based on recent MFL ADP, Stafford can be had outside the top 10 at the position. The Lions’ addition of Swift should create an extension for the passing game as well. 

RB

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Damien Williams

Is Damien Williams the KC back you want long term? Obviously not after the Chiefs selected CEH at the tail end of the 1st round. Regardless, Damien Williams has value where he’s being currently drafted. Many in the fantasy community are already convinced Williams is nothing more than a handcuff but Chiefs GM Brett Veach has already confirmed Williams as the starter. I could absolutely see a point during the season where the scale tips in favor of CEH.  Yet with COVID-19 possibly hampering offseason workouts, along with Williams’ epic playoff performances and familiarity with the offense, he is being undervalued.

WR

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Adam Thielen

After missing 6 games in 2019 with a lingering back injury, Thielen looks to return to form in 2020. Given the circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and the departure of Stevon Diggs, Cousins may lean even more heavily on his most trusted target in 2020. In 2018, his last full season, Thielen was top 5 wide receiver with 74 first down catches (a .5 bonus in SFBX to remember).  Currently being drafted as WR17, buy Thielen here in hopes he can return to the WR1 he was before his forgettable 2019 season. 

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Sammy Watkins

Everyone thought Watkins was the WR to own after torching the Jags in week 1 of 2019. However, despite the absence of Hill, Watkins failed to live up to the hype posting a middling 52/673/3 (all 3 TDs being in week 1). As is my expectation for Damien Williams to hold off the rookie, I similarly expect Watkins to be starting outside over Hardman this season. Give me a discounted starting WR tethered to the best QB in football. 

TE

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I will echo the sentiment from the crowd on this one. I want to either be first or last to draft TE in this premium format. The cliff is so steep that I am fine to form a patchwork roster of TE late. If you can’t grab Kelce, wait and grab 2-3 TE late. Jarwin and Gesicki should see the field a lot and are ideal targets.

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SFBX Mock ADP compiled by @KentWerauch  https://thefootballworkshop.com/sfb_mock_adp

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