32. Baltimore Ravens
After last season it’s hard to put faith in any of the Ravens skill position players. Although, given Joe Flacco’s ability to throw the deep ball, recently acquired deep threat, Mike Wallace, may hold some appeal in deeper leagues.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Unless you are one of those owners who still has faith in Carlos Hyde, or you want to take a flyer on tight end sleeper, Vance McDonald. I’d steer fairly clear of this unit.
30. Tennessee Titans
Besides Delanie Walker, this team may be the definition of high risk – minimal reward. It’s okay to stash a couple players, but don’t get too carried away.
29. Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson may still be the safest player in fantasy, but after that, good luck until the Vikes get a quarterback.
28. Cleveland Browns
The Browns are actually loaded with backups and sleepers, but no one you should try to build a team around, unless you are drafting a dynasty in a deep league.
27. St Louis Rams
Take Todd Gurley if you believe he will play more like he did in the first half of last season, than he did in the second half. After that, it’s slim pickings, unless you have as much faith in Jared Goff as the Rams do.
26. Indianapolis Colts
This is all dependent on how well Andrew Luck bounces back from multiple injuries. Plenty of talent but just as much risk.
Aside from DeAndre Hopkins, this is basically a brand new offense. Approach with caution, but this is one risky team that might be worth a second look.
24. Philadelphia Eagles
Uncertainty abounds at every position, except for possibly Zach Ertz at tight end. Choose carefully, but be prepared to reap the reward if the Eagles players find rythym in the new system.
23. Denver Broncos
Its hard to have faith in anyone on this roster until the quarterback situation is figured out. However, if you can guess who will get the most carries, running back could be a decent option.
22. New York Jets
How much of this team’s success has to be attributed to Ryan Fitzpatrick? Definitely enough to make it unsafe to reach too far for anyone, except for maybe Brandon Marshall or Matt Forte.
21. Chicago Bears
A lot of iffy matchup plays here, but if you enjoy the strategy part of fantasy, there could be plenty of upside with this team.
20. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins main problem is inconsistency. Is this the year everyone breaks out, or do we sit and wait another year?
19. New York Giants
There is potential for multiple fantasy stars to emerge on this team. There is also a chance of major collapse until this team finds a stable running game.
18. Buffalo Bills
The Bills are a better fantasy team than they are in real life, but even then, consistency and volume are an issue for a team known to underachieve on a yearly basis.
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If you are convinced that Jameis Winston will improve rather than face a sophomore slump, then their are a ton of big-play fantasy options for you on this team.
16. New England Patriots
Injuries, a looming suspension, and Bill Belichick’s mischievousness make this year a nightmare for this team’s fantasy prospects. However, the payback could be outstanding if you are willing to stash a player here or there.
15. San Diego Chargers
Too many mouths to feed, not enough balls to go around to make any one player ultra appealing. Stick with the usual suspects and you should come out alright with a team who’s going to have to continue to score a ton to be competitive.
14. Seattle Seahawks
If you believe Doug Baldwin and Thomas Rawls are for real, Jimmy Graham will finally gel with the rest of the team, and Russell Wilson’s early season slump last year was just a fluke, then chose all the Seahawks you want with confidence. This team seems to be about as low risk – high reward as you can hope for in 2016.
13. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is already flying off the board as high as number one overall in mocks and drafts. After the season the Packers just had last year, it will be almost impossible to judge value without having to reach too far.
12. Cincinnati Bengals
After so many years of steady fantasy production, injury and free agency appear to be finally taking their toll on this unit. However, there are plenty of options who may still be worth taking a chance on if they fall to the right spot.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
With Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Maclin, and Travis Kelce, this team has some above average fantasy options. Injuries and Alex Smith’s arm are the main question marks to consider when making your selections.
10. Arizona Cardinals
Does Larry Fitzgerald have another magical season left in him? If he does, can Carson Palmer stay healthy enough to get him the ball. Either way, the best fantasy option on this team may be running back, David Johnson.
9. Detroit Lions
Many will avoid this team with Calvin Johnson gone, but starting with Stafford, their are potential fantasy gems all over the offense, especially now that they will be forced to spread the ball around.
8. Atlanta Falcons
Even though the Falcons as a whole, struggled through most of the season, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman had great fantasy years. If Matt Ryan can somehow get his touchdown totals up, this offense could be dynamite in 2016.
7. Oakland Raiders
This is a team loaded with potential superstars. Are you willing to gamble on the fact that this is the year they evolve, rather than take a step back? You can select Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Latavius Murray as #2’s and hope that they reward you with #1 stats.
6. Washington Redskins
It’s odd to see so many decent fantasy options on a Redskins team all at once. This group is still maturing, but they offer quite a bit of upside with minimal risk. If they continue developing at the current pace, Kirk Cousins could end the season leading a cast of fantasy stars. The Skins may just be fantasy’s best kept secret, but it probably won’t stay that way for long.
5. Dallas Cowboys
This team has an explosive look to it in 2016. Key injuries last year make it hard to judge which options are solid, but with Romo healthy this could be a monster year for the Cowboys.
4. Carolina Panthers
Last year the Panthers were missing their number one receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, and still had a magical season. This year he’s back. The hardest part will be deciding which players to choose from this loaded roster.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Killer B’s are widely considered the best offense in the NFL. The bad part is the majority of their fantasy starters spent at least part of the season injured, suspended, or both. There is still way too much talent on this roster not to target most of them, but make sure you have decent backups in place.
2. New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees has led the league in passing yards four out of the last five seasons, and the other time he finished second. The Saints have quietly stocked up an arsenal around him and this could be the year they go ballistic. Buy in now while the rest of the owners are still sleeping on the best quarterback of this era.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville is the only team with five players slated to start this season, who all finished top twenty in fantasy points, at their respective positions in 2015. : Blake Bortles (4), Allen Robinson (6), Chris Ivory (11), Allen Hurns (18), Julius Thomas (19). To think that Blake and the Allen’s are just going into their 3rd season as pros, should make pulling the trigger on any of them a fairly easy choice.