It's hard to believe that we're less than two weeks away from the start of the NFL regular season. For many fans, they're just now starting to pay attention. But for fantasy owners, for FOOTBALLGUYS, we're already many months into our preparation. As one of the contributors to the site's projections, I have had the entire league modeled and projected since late April. A LOT of things happen between then and the beginning of September. I, along with the other staff, tweak our projections and expectations in real-time. But it occurs to me that very little is ever said about the way our opinions change. This article, and others like it, will highlight qualitatively the assumptions that went into my initial projections that have since changed considerably. Enjoy.
On Second Thought...
Dennis Pitta’s (BAL) injury leaves a jumbled mess
Dennis Pitta led all NFL tight ends in receptions last year, but the star-crossed receiver got hurt again and is his career is probably over. The Ravens will now use a collection of injury-addled veterans like Ben Watson and Maxx Williams and unproven but enticing young players like Nick Boyle and Vince Mayle. None have redraft value, but that could change once we understand the respective snap counts.