Three teams: Cowboys, Washington, and Giants, in the NFC East have new head coaches heading into 2020.
That’s three teams implementing new offensive schemes and with a shortened or perhaps non-existent off-season training regimen, those three teams could be in for a rough start to the season.
How does this affect players on those teams when it comes to Fantasy Football?
Sports Illustrated’s Dr. Roto gives analysis on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup. Plus EagleMaven Ed Kracz offers his thoughts on Philadelphia running back Miles Sanders
Read the full video transcript below:
Kaitlin O'Toole: Sports Illustrated is taking a look at the stock for fantasy players. Joining me now to discuss this is SI's fantasy and gambling analyst Dr. Roto and Eagle Maven Ed Kracz. Doc, let's talk about the NFC East. Which players have you seen their stock go up and which ones have gone down?
Dr. Roto: Kaitlin, I've got two guys for you. I'll give you a stock up in the New York Giants, Daniel Jones. Why? They're actually going to protect him. Dave Gettleman has made some horrible trades over the recent couple of years, but he's added to the offensive line, and with more protection should give Jones more opportunity. Of course, if Saquon Barkley is healthy, that'll help as well. Here's a stock down. Michael Gallup.
I love Michael Gallup from the Cowboys. Yet you have Amari Cooper. You have Ezekiel Elliott. Now you have Ceedee Lamb? Where're the footballs for Michael Gallup? I don't see it and fantasy owners want "opportunity" because opportunity equals points. I only see Gallup getting three or four targets a game if that's the case that he's a guy you want to avoid in fantasy.
Kaitlin O'Toole: Ed, let's talk about Miles Sanders. It seems like his stock is going up. What do you think? Do you agree with that?
Ed Kracz: Well, I absolutely agree with that. I think, you know, you look what he did as a rookie when he led all rookies in scrimmage yards and all-purpose yards, more than Mecole Hardman, more than Josh Jacobs.
He was a player that really came on after the first maybe quarter of the season when as a rookie, as most rookies do, they try to do a little too much as soon as they touch the ball. I think he got more and more comfortable. So I think he's going to have even a larger role this year, which is saying a lot because he ran for a team-record 800 plus yards as a rookie with three rushing touchdowns. He caught 50 passes for over 500 yards and another three touchdowns, but he's gonna even be a bigger part of this offense, I think, in 2020.
Kaitlin O'Toole: All right, guys, thank you so much for your insight on the NFC East. Appreciate it. For all the latest fantasy and gambling news, stay with us. SI.com/fantasy.