Notable Players- Matt Ryan
It’ll be interesting to see how Ryan gets on in a different environment. For the past few years in Atlanta, Ryan has had to shoulder the responsibility for the team getting anything on offense.
The thing is, his arm is going to be the way to fantasy success, he hasn’t done that much on the ground and that’s not going to change.
With the volume that this offense is likely to have through the air, it’s hard to rank Ryan highly. However, he is likely to be able to give us what we want with Michael Pittman this season.
Notable Players- Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines & Phillip Lindsay
Taylor was simply the best at the position last season. He smashed pretty much ever rushing stat, winning fantasy titles for alot of people. You can easily describe his season in one stat. Taylor’s 1,272 yards after contract (yes AFTER CONTACT) was higher than any other RB managed. The thing with Taylor you need to understand is that while he has the ability to catch the ball, he isn’t used like that in the offense.
Instead, that pass catching work is given to Hines. Hines is one of the best pass-catching backs in the league, but didn’t have alot of work to do with Wentz under center. With Ryan having a higher dumpoff rate, we should expect (and the coaching staff have said) something closer to his 2020 season. Hines ADP is lower than it should be, and in PPR leagues especially I’m targetting him for my rosters.
Lindsay feels like an after thought and a backup for if Taylor needs a rest in-game. There isn’t alot of value here, unless Taylor/ Hines are injured.
Notable Players- Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce & Parris Campbell
Before we get started, I’m liking the fact that people are seeing Pittman now the way that I saw him coming out of college. He has everything that he needs to be successful in the league and for fantasy.
On this roster, especially with Hilton leaving, there is a lack of competition at the position. There is no reason to think that he can’t have a great season with arguably the best QB he has had in his career.
Rookie Pierce looks like he is going to be the deep option for the team, and walks into a good role and should be on the field straight away. He feels like someone that is going to be a target for a second half of the season pickup once he starts to develop chemistry with Matt Ryan.
Then we come to Campbell, the man who feels like each season is going to be the season that he is going to stay healthy, but it never happens. I’d stay clear. Even if he were to stay healthy, you are going to get a timeshare with him being on the field at all.
Notable Players- Mo Alie-Cox, Jelani Woods & Kylen Granson
The TE position for the Colts is an important one, but it is hard to rely on anything for fantasy.
The reason is that the team rotate players in and out constantly, which just doesn’t give you what you need for fantasy- volume.
If early season that changes, which it could with a new QB there, get them added quickly. The Colts could easily support a TE1 if they gave him the ball.