2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT KIT
2018 Fantasy Football: Positional Team OutlooksFantasy Football Rainman Shawn Childs, a six-figure high-stakes career earner and one of the most accurate rankers in the industry, previews the most relevant players at each skill position on all 32 NFL teams! Use these team previews to DOMINATE your competition as we approach the 2018 Fantasy Football season!
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You know by now that we recommend passing on the top QBs and grabbing two in the very late rounds instead to play the matchups. We have analyzed the schedules and here are the best combos: We call this Quarterback by Committee or QBBC Same with Defenses. Let others waste a pick on the top Defenses and you grab two late and play the matchups each week. DEFBC
If you do grab a stud QB like Aaron Rodgers, you will want to pair him with a QB late in the draft that has a good matchup. IDEAL BYE WEEK QBS
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2018 DRAFT RANKINGS (always updated to the minute)
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The top ranked players in the world each reveal their No. 1 sleeper, bust, breakout, comeback and stash & cash player of the year!
Unlimited customizable cheatsheets for your home leagues backed by our award winning projections.
Ian Ritchie breaks down why he thinks this particular rookie will finish 2018 as a top ten running back!
Fantasy Football is all about opportunity and touches. Therefore, Senior Expert Shawn Childs examines last year’s data to gauge the potential opportunities each teams’ running backs will get in 2018!
Who would you prefer on your Fantasy Football squad: Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins or Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt? Dr. Roto provides his analysis!
Joe Mixon has a ton of untapped potential yet still draws a ton of hate online after a disappointing rookie season. Dr. Roto outlines why he considers Mixon undervalued heading into the 2018 season!
LeSean McCoy has been about as consistent as running backs come in Fantasy Football, if not more so. Dr. Roto outlines why 2018 may be the beginning of a slowdown in Buffalo’s zero-dimensional offense.
Dr. Roto forecasts the type of season that fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker will have now that Ryan Tannehill is back under center!
After a disappointing 2017 season, Dr. Roto thinks this New York Jet has a shot to breakout this coming Fantasy Football season!
The New England backfield isn’t for the faint of heart. So what does Dr. Roto think about the newest member of the backfield, Sony Michel?
Dr. Roto is at it again with another deep sleeper rookie to circle on your cheatsheets!
Brandin Cooks is now with the LA Rams and Dr. Roto is not willing to spend a fourth round pick on him if he’s just another piece of the offense instead being in the spotlight.
We’ve seen some good from Michael Crabtree, but a lot more mediocrity. In a Ravens offense not known for productive WRs, Dr. Roto recommends looking elsewhere compared to Crabtree’s ADP.
Zach Ertz is a great player but you won’t be able to draft him at a discount after yet another career season. Finding value at TE by waiting on the position allows you to address other needs earlier and that’s Dr. Roto’s strategy during his drafts this year.
An Insider Source close to Scout Fantasy Sports tells us Arizona Cardinals go-to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is not as safe a pick as he has been in previous seasons! Adam Ronis analyzes the situation with eventual Hall of Fame wideout!
Senior Fantasy Football Expert Adam Ronis explains why Randall Cobb has an amazing opportunity to bounce back in 2018 due to the return of Aaron Rodgers and the departure of Jordy Nelson. Don’t sleep on Cobb after two poor seasons in a row.
Find out why you should pounce on this wide receiver before his ADP rises any further!
Adam Ronis tells you why this wide receiver is in for a comeback season in 2018!
Adam Ronis discusses one of the most common practices in Fantasy Football: the art of drafting a late-round quarterback. Here, Ronis examines five quarterbacks to target in the later rounds on Draft Day!
Finding value late in the draft is key to success in Fantasy Football. Adam Ronis pinpoints five deep sleepers to consider.
Senior Expert Adam Ronis recommends that if you miss out on a top tier TE option, 49ers TE George Kittle is shaping up for a career-best season.
Senior Expert Adam Ronis looks at five players with rising ADPs in recent drafts!
If you are in need of some wide receiver depth, Adam Ronis has a few recommendations for later on in the draft!
Look out for the breakout! These budding stars are about to burst onto the Fantasy Football scene and help you dominate in 2018!
After reviewing every skill player from all 32 NFL teams, Senior Expert Shawn Childs takes a stab at some 2018 Fantasy Football sleepers!
Potential bust candidates from “Rainman” NFL Expert Shawn Childs. This list includes some very surprising players whom Childs believes Fantasy owners CANNOT draft this year unless the value is PERFECT!
This player will breakout in 2018!
Sometimes the best pick is a pick you don’t make!
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- FFWC POSITIONAL POINT TARGETS
Going through the player pool to give you the average player stats to help you understand what it takes to gain an edge at each position.
- ADP POSITIONAL REPORTS
We provide detailed outlooks for each player being selected in Scout Fantasy drafts. Players will be added, move up and down based on injuries, preseason play and other factors.
- ON THE CLOCK
You are on the clock! Adam Ronis deciphers which player you should select at each pick in the first round!
- EXPERT DRAFT REVIEWS
Our Senior Experts participate in all sorts of drafts and provide pick-by-pick analysis.
- First Draft-N-Go of Season Analysis
- Online Championship Breakdown
- Way Too Early First Round Mock Draft
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- 5 Worst Picks From Recent Online Championship
- August 8 Online Championship Review
- Can RB Gold Outweigh WR Mold?
- Strong-WR Strategy: When to Pull the Trigger at RB
- RB-Strong Online Championship Analysis
- Dr. Roto Expert Draft Podcast (Free)
- Adam Ronis Expert Draft Recap
- Shawn Childs: BestBall Breakdown & Strategy
- What To Expect When You Start a Draft With Four RBs
- Drafting Last: Strategy & Analysis
- Beat Lisa Ann Best Ball League Recap (Free)
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DRAFT PREP & TOOLS
2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL EXTENDED OUTLOOKS
Senior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs provides detailed team outlooks for each NFL team heading into the 2018 season. These team previews are more detailed than the player profile-outlooks. Use these articles to research every single fact about every NFL team!
2018 NFL Team Outlooks
DAILY ARMORY POST DRAFT BREAKDOWNS
NFL divisional breakdowns with projected depth charts on both sides of the football for every single team!
PLAYER & TEAM INFORMATION
- 2018 NFL Schedule
- 2018 Bye Weeks
- 2018 Strength of Schedule
- Top Positional Matchups Based on Schedule
- Fantasy Depth Charts
- NFL Free Agency & Trades Tracker
- Player Profiles
- 2018 Sleepers | Busts | Studs | Gambles | Safe Picks
- 2018 Handcuffs
- 2018 Ideal Bye Week Backups
- 2018 Positional Committees
- 2018 Contract Year Players / 2019 Free Agents
- 2017 Percentage of Quality Games
- 2018 Targets By Position (Coming Soon)
In-depth PREMIUM statistical projections for every offensive player on every single NFL team!
Each NFL team plays 16 games out of 17 weeks in the NFL schedule. The game that they don’t play is called their bye week, or “Open Date”. It is important in fantasy football to make sure that your starters and backups do not have the same bye week since one of the primary reasons for drafting backup players to have coverage during the bye week of your starter.
- Week 4: Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins
- Week 5: Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 6: Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints
- Week 7: Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
- Week 8: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans
- Week 9: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 10: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings
- Week 11: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers
- Week 12: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams
ROOKIE PLAYER PROFILES
- RB Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers
- TE Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers
- WR D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars
- RB Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
- WR Antonio Callaway, Cleveland Browns
- WR Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
- WR Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers
- RB Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
- WR James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers
- RB Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- WR D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
- WR Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
2017 ALL-FANTASY TEAMS
You just never can tell with the NFL. All the research, strategy and preparation can never predict the unpredictable. Check out our 2017 All-Fantasy Football squads!
|First Team||Second Team||Third Team||Honorable Mention|
|QB Russell Wilson||QB Alex Smith||QB Cam Newton||QB Carson Wentz|
|RB Todd Gurley||RB Kareem Hunt||RB Melvin Gordon||RB LeSean McCoy|
|RB Le’Veon Bell||RB Alvin Kamara||RB Mark Ingram||RB Leonard Fournette|
|WR Antonio Brown||WR Larry Fitzgerald||WR Julio Jones||WR A.J. Green|
|WR DeAndre Hopkins||WR Tyreek Hill||WR Adam Thielen||WR Davante Adams|
|WR Keenan Allen||WR Michael Thomas||WR Jarvis Landry||WR Marvin Jones|
|TE Travis Kelce||TE Rob Gronkowski||TE Zach Ertz||TE Evan Engram|
|K Greg Zuerlein||K Stephen Gostkowski||K Robbie Gould||K Chris Boswell|
|DST Jacksonville Jaguars||DST Baltimore Ravens||DST Los Angeles Rams||DST Philadelphia Eagles|
The following players had the highest average fantasy points during weeks 12-17 of the 2017 season. Click here to view the entire list at every position.
|Quarterbacks||Running Backs||Wide Receivers||Tight Ends|
|Carson Wentz (24.0)||Todd Gurley (27.1)||Antonio Brown (17.2)||Rob Gronkowski (16.1)|
|Ben Roethlisberger (22.9)||Le’Veon Bell (22.2)||DeAndre Hopkins (14.8)||Travis Kelce (9.6)|
|Jameis Winston (21.8)||Alvin Kamara (17.8)||Tyreek Hill (13.8)||Hunter Henry (8.9)|
|Russell Wilson (20.4)||Dion Lewis (15.6)||Keenan Allen (13.6)||Zach Ertz (8.2)|
|Phillip Rivers (20.2)||Melvin Gordon (14.6)||Julio Jones (13.2)||Kyle Rudolph (7.8)|
OFFSEASON MOVEMENT BY POSITION
Free agency was absolutely crazy this season, with several players moving to different teams. Let’s take a look at five players at each position who will no longer be wearing the same uniform in 2018! To see the complete list, click here!
|Quarterbacks||Running Backs||Wide Receivers||Tight Ends|
|Kirk Cousins (WAS –> MIN)||Doug Martin (TB –> OAK)||Allen Robinson (JAX –> CHI)||Jimmy Graham (SEA –> GB)|
|Case Keenum (MIN –> DEN)||Dion Lewis (NE –> TEN)||Sammy Watkins (BUF –> KC)||Eric Ebron (DET –> IND)|
|Tyrod Taylor (BUF –> CLE)||Isaiah Crowell (CLE –> NYJ)||Jordy Nelson (GB –> OAK)||Trey Burton (PHI –> CHI)|
|A.J. McCarron (CIN –> BUF)||Jerick McKinnon (MIN –> SF)||Michael Crabtree (OAK –> BAL)||Ed Dickson (CAR –> SEA)|
|Sam Bradford (MIN –> ARI)||Carlos Hyde (SF –> CLE)||Brandin Cooks (NE –> LAR)||Virgil Green (DEN –> LAC)|
RUNNING BACKS AGED 29+
Better to sell your shares of an aging RB before the wheels fall off entirely. That usually happens around age 29. This is a shortened list, the complete list can be found here. (Note: Ages projected for September 1st, 2018.)
- Frank Gore – Age 35
- Jamaal Charles – Age 32
- LeGarrette Blount – Age 31
- LeSean McCoy – Age 30
OVERUSED RUNNING BACKS
17 running backs have rushed more than 525 times in the past three seasons. These players could be at a higher risk for injury. This is a shortened list, the complete list can be found here.
- Todd Gurley (800)
- Frank Gore (784)
- Devonta Freeman (754)
- Le’Veon Bell (747)
- LeSean McCoy (743)
Third-Year Wide Receivers
There is a common belief among fantasy football players that most NFL wide receivers do not “break out” until their third year in the league. Some have already broken out such as Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill but many others are on the verge. The complete list of third-year WRs can be found here.
- Robbie Anderson
- Corey Coleman
- Josh Doctson
- Will Fuller
- Sterling Shepard
- Laquon Treadwell
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