Author name: David LaRock

Never give the home team points. Father of 2. Lover of Napa Cab and the Cover 0 Blitz. Beard is weird. TFB12.

Divisional Round-Up: AFC EAST

In the lead up to the 2019 season, Redraft Football Factory will be dissecting each division in the NFL to outline two ‘unbustable’ players, two busts, two breakout players, two bounce-back candidates, and two sleepers. Today, we will examine the AFC East teams: the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills. Where is the best place to mine fantasy gold? Who can you rely on and who should you avoid? Read on, fellow members, and find out! 

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Redraft Handcuffs to Own

Handcuff. This simple noun is known worldwide from military equipment to adult erotic toys. It means something entirely different in the world of fantasy football. When I got into fantasy football, back in the mid-1990s, drafting a risky player with high draft capital meant you had to draft their backup as their “handcuff.” So, when that player got hurt, you could slide in their replacement without missing a beat. How the times have changed. What if in 2019 the term handcuff has changed? What if I told you that you don’t have to draft a high-risk player to stash handcuffs for depth on your bench? Here are five of my favorite handcuffs for the 2019 season that you don’t need to take a risk to reap the reward.  

Ryquell Armstead (RB – JAX) The 5’11, 220-lb running back from Temple was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round this season. The draft capital isn’t high enough to sound the horn, but it boils down to this question: Do you trust Leonard Fournette’s ankles? He has missed 11 games so far in his first two years in the league. This comes after missing six games in his final season at LSU. Alfred Blue is listed second in the depth chart, but when it comes to explosiveness, Armstead is faster and more athletic than Blue. With no T.J. Yeldon or Corry Grant in the mix, the backfield is not as cloudy as last year. Once Fournette goes down with his annual ligament injury, don’t be surprised when Armstead takes his opportunity and runs with it. Pun intended. Armstead’s current ADP is around the 18th round…………………

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Next Cheetah Up?

Cheetah. The name itself oozes acceleration. I once asked my four-year-old daughter who was the fastest animal in the world was. She rolled her eyes at me and without missing a beat goes, “Cheetah. Duh.” The golden pelt with the black dots is as distinct as the penguin and their tuxedo. What is the impact …

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