The Moon Man’s Fantasy Football Chronicles: 2016 Free Agents (OFFENSE)

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NFL and Fantasy Owners alike hope to strike GOLD with this year’s Free Agent pool. Let’s take a look and see how Moon Man feels in February.

The quarterback pool is weak this off season. Adding more value to stable Wiley vets like Drew Brees and Joe Flacco. A majority of these free agent qbs got their chance to shine at some point in the past. Which brought on a few chuckles for the Moon Man when revisiting the memories. The forever revolving door of NFL quarterbacks continues. Thankfully, the 2015 season was filled with young studs producing in the fantasy world. Blake Bortles will be the 1st quartback off the board in some drafts. Marcus Mariota is expected to run the rock more. Mike Evans has put the “sophomore slumping season” in the rearview. The possibility of 1,500+ yards with 14 touchdowns for Evans. Adds value to Mr. Jameis Winston. The 2016 Fantasy Qb numbers could be mind boggling.

Okay! Off the top of your head. Name your top 8 fantasy qbs?

Bortles

Brady

Palmer

Mariota

Russell

Brees

Carr

Dalton?

Not in any particular order but at the same time. This list is definitely mind boggling. So buckle up because it is going to be like this all season.

Which leads to the Free Agents.

Quarterbacks:

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Sam Bradford

Kirk Cousins

Brock Osweiler

Matt Schaub

Drew Stanton

Colt McCoy

Michael Vick

Brandon Weeden

Charlie Whitehurst

Matt Cassel

Matt Flynn

Matt Hassleback

Scott Tolzien

Bruce Gradkowski

Chad Henne

T.J. Yates

Luke McCown

Joe Webb

Tavaris Jackson

Ryan Lindley

Kellen Clemens

Chase Daniel

Matt Moore

Dan Orlovsky

Thad Lewis

Josh Johnson

Now to the Running Backs:

Shaun Draughn

Matt Forte

Ronnie Hillman

Tim Hightower

Doug Martin

Chris Ivory

Alfred Morris

Bilal Powell

Lamar Miller

Chris Polk

Bernard Pierce

Bobby Rainey

Pierre Thomas

Kendall Hunter

James Starks

Stevan Ridley

Lance Dunbar

Reggie Bush

Joique Bell

Robert Turbin

Fred Jackson

Chris Johnson

Steven Jackson

Ahmad Bradshaw

Matt Asiata

Jacquizz Rodgers

Montee Ball

Jordan Todman

Dan Herron

Bryce Brown

Travaris Cadet

LaGarrette Blount

Darren McFadden finished 4th this past 2015 season with 1,089 rushing yards. Boggled de Mind a bit? Many of us were thinking “What If” McFadden stays healthy anddd behind that Cowboy’s offensive line. The numbers could have been great. It never came to fruition. McFadden finished the season as the Cowboys starter but was not great. Chris Ivory was 5th with 1,070 rushing yards. Moon Man is boggled already. What happened in the 2015 season? Who rushed for what and who are most of these players?

  1. AP – 1,485 rushing yards. HOF
  2. Doug Martin – 1,402 yards. Free Agent
  3. Todd Gurley – 1,106 yards. RB 1
  4. Darren McFadden – 1,089 yards. ?
  5. Chris Ivory – 1,070 yards. Free Agent
  6. Latavius Murray – 1,066 yards. RB 1/2
  7. Devonta Freeman – 1,061 yards. RB 1
  8. Jonathan Stewart – 989 yards. ?
  9. Frank Gore – 967 yards. ?
  10. Deangelo Williams – 907 yards. ?
  11. Matt Forte – 898 yards. Free Agent
  12. Lesean McCoy – 895 yards. ?
  13. Lamar Miller – 872 yards. Free Agent
  14. Rashad Jennings – 863 yards. ?
  15. Ronnie Hillman – 863 yards. Free Agent
  16. Thomas Rawls – 830. RB 1/2
  17. Chris Johnson – 814. ?
  18. Jeremy Hill – 794. ?
  19. Mark Ingram – 769. ?
  20. Eddie Lacy – 758. ?
  21. Alfred Morris – 751 yards. Free Agent

BBoggle-Tastic a bam bop boom!!! Thomas Rawls is intriguing. With Beastmode retired. Rawls is the clear lead back on a team that is two years removed from a Superbowl loss. And three years removed from a Superbowl victory. Rawls could finish in the top 5 for fantasy running backs in 2016. Other questions related to health and age have Moon Man thinking. That at least 12 players from the top 2015 rushers will not make it back to the top 21 this season.


 

Would Never Forget These Guys.

The Fullbacks:

Mike Tolbert, John Kuhn, Darrel Young, Will Johnson, Will Tukuafu, Tyler Clutts.

Value Free Agent

Free Agent

Tight Ends

Benjamin Watson ?

Coby Fleener ?

Antonio Gates ?

Zach Miller ?

Vernon Davis ? 

Dwayne Allen ?

Ladarius Green ?

Chase Coffman ?

Kellen Davis ?

Daniel Fells ?

Garret Celek ?

Clay Harbor ?

Marcedes Lewis ?

Tony Moeaki ?

Michael Hoomanawanui ??????

We are going to be watching where these guys land. Sleeper Alert or Wiley Vet Alert! Nothing is clear cut with these tight ends. High expectations for Fleener and Davis once again? Will Gates be productive in another system? Hopefully he maintains his health. Gates is a big dude who has given fantasy friends plenty of love over his career. Thinking back to the days when Gates looked more like a basketball player on the field. He made the transition and put up numbers week in and week out. The NFL is tough on the body. Let’s reminisce about a time when the Rivers flooded the western Gates.

2003

  • 24 rec. – 389 yards – 2 tds.

2004

  • 81 – 964 – 13 tds.

2005

  • 89 – 1,101 – 10 tds.

2006

  • 71 – 924 – 9tds.

2007

  • 75 – 984 – 9tds.

2008

  • 60 – 704 – 8 tds.

2009

  • 79 – 1,157 – 8tds.

2010

  • 50 – 782 – 10 tds.

2011

  • 64 – 778 – 7 tds.

2012

  • 49 – 538 – 7 tds.

2013

  • 77 – 872 – 4 tds.

2014

  • 69 – 821 – 12 tds.

2015

  • 56 – 630 – 5 tds.

Total – 864 – 10,644 – 104 tds.

 

Mind Boggle

Mind Boggle

 

Wide Receivers

Travis Benjamin – Crazy 40 burger Potential.

Rishard Matthews – Quality Receiver.

Alshon Jeffery – #1 Fantasy WR.

Anquan Boldin – Potential Value Weeks.

Marvin Jones – Skilled Receiver.

Andre Holmes ?

Leonard Hankerson ?

Jermaine Kearse ?

Ruben Randle ?

Mohamed Sanu ?

Nate Washington

Jordan Norwood ?

Lance Moore

Nick Toon

Chris Owusu

Andre Caldwell ?

Riley Cooper

Malcolm Floyd

Chris Givens ?

Jason Avant

Percy Harvin ? Hopefully Healthy.

Darius Heward-Bey

Marc Mariani

Ricardo Lockette

Brian Quick

Jeremy Ross

Rod Streater

Josh Bellamy 

Seyi Ajirotutu 

Wes Welker 

David Nelson 

Bryan Walters 

Brian Quick 

Brandon Gibson 

Brandon Tate 

Terrell Pryor 

Hakeem Nicks 

James Jones ? If with A Rod for another year.


 

 

As Always,

(Teams Going Off + Thoughts Flexed In = Combination Lineups)

May the Fantasy Force be with you,

Moon Man

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments on "The Moon Man’s Fantasy Football Chronicles: 2016 Free Agents (OFFENSE)"

  1. Woah bro!!! Where’s Andrew Luck ??? I see my man Luck coming back from his injury and possibly leading the league in passing yards next year.

    You have to give Luck some love!

    I’d rank Luck over: Bottles, Dalton, Mariota, Wilson, and Palmer.

    I know Luck was the 1st QB off the board in many drafts last year and he let a lot of owners down, but he should return to form next year.

    Also, no ARod ???? Bold predictions my friend.

    • Luck, Ryan, Rivers, A Rod, Stafford. Im sure as the rosters turn. One or a couple of these qbs. Might make it back to the top. What are your top 8 off the top of your head? In no order. Ready…Go!!!

  2. Off the top of my head without looking at your post or any stats/web sites…

    Luck
    Cam
    A Rod
    Brady
    Carr
    Big Ben
    Bortles
    Wilson

    Top 8… All I could think of in a short span

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