JR's Top 5 Fantasy Football Picks

Brian Keep, Ytel |  

Football season is right around the corner! The NFL season kicks off in a week, and JR is sharing his picks on the blog today! Let us know what you think!

Football season is right around the corner! The 2016 NFL season kicks off one week from tomorrow, September 8th, and frankly, it couldn’t come soon enough. Over here at Ytel, we’re all pretty excited to get America’s favorite pastime going again. For all our Fantasy Football players out there, we put together a list of our favorite picks for the 2016 season. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of our picks!

Ytel's Fantasy Football Picks 2016

QB: Cam Newton  (CAR) He has always picked up points on the ground, ranking among the top three QBs in carries, rushing yards and rushing TDs.

WR: Antonio Brown (PIT)  Brown was the top-scoring wide receiver in each of the past two years and has made a strong case that he is the most valuable asset in all of Fantasy football.

RB: Todd Gurley  (STL) Gurley was active by Week 3 and played a significant role in Week 4. From that point on, only Devonta Freeman scored more Fantasy points among running backs.

TE: Jordan Reed (WAS) He missed two games last year, so durability remains somewhat of a concern. That being said, he has locked himself into seven-plus targets per game as Kirk Cousins' favorite weapon and with it, top-end Fantasy status.

K: Gram Gano (CAR) Gano was Fantasy's No. 2 kicker in 2015, thanks primarily to Carolina's offensive success.

Defense:  Arizona A unit that should start strong against the (Tom Brady-less) Patriots, Buccaneers, Bills, Rams and 49ers.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Eli Manning (NYG) Viewed one way, Manning is a testament to steadiness. He hasn't missed a game since his rookie year. Viewed another, Manning is maddeningly inconsistent; he posted seven top-10 fantasy weeks last season but finished worse than 22nd among QBs five times.

WR: Jordie Nelson (GB) Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL, and it was no secret that he was sorely missed. 

RB: David Johnson (AZ)  Now the clear lead back in Arizona's high-scoring attack, Johnson carries the high floor and high ceiling you want in a first-round pick.

TE: Gary Baranidge (CLE) Only 22 players saw more targets than the 123 balls that went his way, including 17 in the end zone; fifth most in the league. 

K: Matt Bryant (ATL) A quad injury cost Bryant six games and led to a disappointing 2015 season. Despite Bryant's rough year, don't write him off! 

New York Jets Defense: Players and coaches have come and gone, but one thing has remained constant for the Jets-they don't let opponents gain many yards. 

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