Pre-Season Power Rankings
2. Bo Hust
17 Years. Bo has been one of the best fantasy players in the league with the #2 overall winning percentage, but for some reason, come playoff time, his team forgets how good they are, and he has never been able to bring home a Winkenbach title. If his draft is any indication, he’s got as good of a shot as any to change that mantra this year. Bo went RB and WR early and it shows as these are easily his strongest positions on the team. Getting Darren Waller at TE is another strength and a position that Bo shouldn’t have to worry about this season. His only real question marks are at QB with the two second year QBs Danny Dimes and Minshew Mania.
QB: Daniel Jones, Gardner Minshew, Teddy Bridgewater
Danny Dimes is a polarizing player, but one with tremendous breakout potential. In Jones 12 starts last year, he was easily inside the top 10 for fantasy points, but he fumbled way too often with 18 total. If he can cut down on the fumbles, and make the next leap in his development, Jones could end up being a steal. Word has it that Minshew’s mother is feeding Bo inside information which led to the drafting of Minshew as Bo’s QB2. Regardless if she did or didn’t though, Minshew is a good choice as he turned in a QB18 performance in 14 starts last year. Bringing in Jay Gruden as the new OC, the Jaguars should be even more improved on offense as well. Adding to the upside is the sneaky rushing ability for both. Bridgewater is the perfect bye week fill in as a QB3, but he is not someone you want to rely on starting each week.
RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenyan Drake, Tarik Cohen, Kerryon Johnson, Deandre Washington
At pick 11, Bo thought he would be choosing between Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, or one of the top WRs on the board, but then draft day comes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire is sitting there available at his pick. Bo quickly walked up, announced his pick, and took the rookie phenom while Helaire’s college highlight video played behind him. I think this pick was one of the best of the first round as Adam was looking to take him as early as #4 and CEH looks to be a better version of Brian Westbrook before he ever plays a game. Getting Kenyan Drake as his RB2 was also a great pick as Drake was the RB4 after getting traded to the Cardinals midway through last season. Bo’s bench RB depth could be considered a little weak as Tarik Cohen is only a complementary back and Kerryon Johnson looks to be on the worse side of a RBBC with Deandre Swift. Deandre Washington late was merely a CEH handcuff so there are no issues there.
WR: Adam Thielen, Robert Woods, Keenan Allen, Robby Anderson, Mike Williams
Bo went the high floor, low ceiling route at WR this year and looks to have hit three solid starters. Adam Thielen had never missed a game in his first 5 seasons, but ended up missing 7 last year causing some to label him as injury prone. The two years prior to last season Thielen was a top 10 receiver though and losing Diggs will only create more targets for him this season. Robert Woods is a yearly sleeper for some unknown reason. Woods has finished each of the past two seasons as a top 15 WR and will return as Jared Goff’s #1 WR in the Sean McVay offense once again. Keenan Allen was a player who once was considered injury prone as well, but he hasn’t missed a game since 2016 and is coming off a WR6 finish. The question here is whether he can match that volume after losing Phillip Rivers and replacing him with Tyrod Taylor. As a WR3 though, I think Allen fits Bo’s team perfectly. Like the RBs, Bo’s WR depth leaves a lot to be desired. Robby Anderson has been very boom/bust his entire career and moving to a Carolina offense with Teddy Bridgewater leading the way is not ideal for a deep threat speedster. Mike Williams is another player who has been very boom/bust and recent reports that he could miss Week 1 or longer don’t help his outlook.
TE: Darren Waller, Dallas Goedert
Bo should not have to worry about the TE position all year after drafting Darren Waller. Waller was the overall TE2 last year despite only scoring 3 TDs. Add in a few more TDs and Waller could challenge Kelce and Kittle for that top TE spot. Dallas Goedert was another good late pick as even being the TE2 on his team he finished as TE10 overall. If Ertz were to miss any time, Goedert would be a locked in top 6-7 TE.