From Ryan Fitzpatrick to Naji Harris to Michael Pittman, Mike Wright of the award-winning Fantasy Footballers podcast talks to Sky Sports’s Cameron Hogwood about his top NFL Fantasy tips ahead of the 2021 season.
A new NFL season is just around the corner, and Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers podcast is on hand with a host of expert tips to give you an edge over the 2021 campaign.
Imagine this. You’ve probably seen two of Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson fly off the board and sit and wonder – who is my third defender? It could be one of the above names, or it could be the NFC East starter …
Wright: “I am raising two guys. One, he is not three, but I like Jalen Hurts for fantasy football a lot. I don’t come up with quarterbacks early because each year you can find value later. Jalen Herts is now heading to where Josh Allen went last year.
“If you play fantasy football, you know that running quarterback is a cheat code. He doesn’t have to be a successful passer for Patrick Mahomes if he’s going to run over 1,000 yards with the ball. You see it year after year, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, they complement their characteristics with this snatch ability. I love him like a top 10 guy.
“But if you want a three defender that interests me, it is Ryan Fitzpatrick for Washington. What we’ve seen in it over the past couple of years is great for fantasy. He can’t hold on to the quarterback’s starting position, but when he’s there, he gives us fantastic output. Last year, before being put on the bench, he averaged points per game, which would have made him QB7.
“He has Terry McLaurin who is an elite receiver on the flanks, Curtis Samuel who assumes he’s okay with a groin injury, Antonio Gibson and JD McKissitch who are great at catching off-field passes, and they just that re-signed Logan Thomas. Nobody wants to draft. Ryan Fitzpatrick, but it won’t surprise him at all if he ends up in the top 12 at the end of the year. “
Familiar faces tend to dominate when it comes to elite Fantasy tight end candidates: Travis Kelsey leads, followed by George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers, who was limited to just eight games last season due to injury, and Las Darren Waller of the Vegas Raiders.
But with Kyle Pitts in the league with the Atlanta Falcons, Mark Andrews serving as a reliable target for Lamar Jackson, Irv Smith Jr ready to expand with the Minnesota Vikings, Robert Tonyan is Aaron Rogers’ trusted companion in Green Bay. and T.J. Hawkenson of the Detroit Lions and Noah Funt of the Denver Broncos continue to evolve, the bid options are by no means limited …
Wright: “My boyfriend is all off-season and last year a little, Adam Troutman from the New Orleans Saints. Again, you have to watch what happened. Adam Troutman, who was selected last year in the third round, graduated from a small school, so he kind of fell out in the draft, but in this small school he was the dominant player.