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Fantasy Football 2021: Old Faces, New Places 3.0

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When creating fantasy football rankings, the veterans that have joined new teams in the offseason are often difficult to evaluate. While consistent talents such as Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen will satisfy fantasy owners, where does Matt Stafford rank after joining the Los Angeles Rams? Is Corey Davis now a viable option after signing with the New York Jets?

2021 Fantasy Football: Old Faces, New Places 1.0

2021 Fantasy Football: Old Faces, New Places 2.0

WR Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans

Moving on from Atlanta, Jones will now join A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry in a stacked Tennessee offense. Injury is a bit of a concern after only being able to log nine games last season. Jones, 32, is capable of playing at least 10 games during the 2021 season. In a 17-game span, he should manage over 1,000+ receiving yards. He is ranked as the WR16 so ahead of next season and will be an every week play when healthy.

TE Hunter Henry, New England Patriots

I have Jonnu Smith and Henry ranked as TE15 and TE16 ahead of the 2021 season. Considering I’m not a big proponent of drafting two tight ends unless the roster space allows it, I would avoid drafting both players this season. Head Coach Bill Belichick has a history of picking a new favorite weapon at a moment’s notice.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington Football Team

Is Washington primed for a year of Fitzmagic? He will be viewed as a stream option this year against select defenses. Ranked as the QB20 this season, Fitzpatrick is unlikely to be the sole provider of points for a fantasy roster at the quarterback position on a weekly basis. Stuck playing in the NFC East, his best fantasy matchups include early season contests against the Los Angeles Chargers and Atlanta Falcons.

WR Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins

The value of Fuller is likely dependent on the success of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. However, he does have upside in select leagues. Ranked as the WR34 this season, he could be viewed as a low-end FLEX play for fantasy owners. His early inconsistency make scare fantasy owners, but Fuller is likely to emerge as a buy-low candidate at the midpoint of the 2021 season. With eight touchdowns last season, Fuller has proven to be a hot commodity in the red zone.

WR Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars

There isn’t a receiver on this Jaguars offense that necessarily scares opposing defenses, but Jones has found himself in a favorable position. He joins a new team and new coach as one of the primary targets entering the 2021 season. Aside from Travis Etienne, top overall pick Trevor Lawrence will be desperate to find new chemistry at the next level. Jones enters the new season as the WR49, but has potential to be a top 30 receiver this year.

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