In this article, we are going to take a look at a few bounce-back candidates for this season. For whatever the reason these players underperformed a year ago, but I am expecting them to bounce back this season and hopefully help lead fantasy owners to a championship. Let’s see who I believe will return to form in 2019. DE, Leonard Williams, New York JetsWilliams’ best season came back in 2016 when he posted 68 tackles, seven sacks, and 19 quarterback hits. In the two years since, the Jets defense lost some keys pieces such as Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, leaving Williams to carry the workload. With not much help, his numbers took a hit. While he still had the opportunity to make plays, with 45 combined quarterback hits the last two seasons, he just didn’t have enough around him to take advantage of these opportunities. Now we look to 2019, and the defense has added some much-needed talent and defenses won’t be able to focus on taking Williams out of the game. They signed big-time free agent CJ Mosley to play next to Avery Williamson and drafted rookie phenom Quinnen Williams, who will play nose tackle and keep teams from game planning around Leonard. Let’s not forget that they have superstar safety Jamal Adams at safety. Now that they have some talent to surround Williams with, I expect him to bounce back to the 2016 version. Teams won’t find it as easy to scheme for just him anymore. I believe 68 and seven-plus sacks is a very reasonable expectation for him this season. He can be had at a low buy value right now in most leagues, so now is the time to acquire him.
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