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Rosters to Target for Instant Fantasy Impact: NFC East

During the free agency period and rookie draft season, you’ll see many write-ups about how a player ended up in the perfect “Landing Spot.” Even if you’re an advocate of talent over landing spot, you have to admit that landing spot plays a role in a player’s production. DFF has decided to take a look at every team, broken down by division, to see which team’s roster lends themselves to instant production or at least the speculation for instant production at specific positions. We can target players that land on these rosters for short-term fixes, instant production or as flip candidates.

NFC East

New York Giants:

Position looking for instant impact :

Running Back

Why this Roster:

Currently, Paul Perkins and Wayne Gallman are the only running backs under contract. Seriously, that’s it. Maybe they’ll bring back Orleans Darkwa, who was serviceable, but there is a new coaching regime in town so they have no connections to anyone and would probably like to make their own mark in all facets of this team. Luckily, this incoming rookie class is filled with players who look to be difference makers at the position, so they’ll have no shortage of options on draft day.

Dallas Cowboys

Position looking for instant impact:

Wide Receiver

Why this Roster:

Aside from Dez Bryant (who may or may not be with the team when the season kicks off), the Cowboys need help for QB Dak Prescott. I like the potential of rookies Noah Brown and Ryan Switzer, but neither looks to be a game changer at this point. You can only expect so much from Brice Butler, Terrance Williams, and Cole Beasley – who are fine in their roles, but this team needs a dynamic playmaker on the outside…kinda like Dez used to be.

Washington Redskins

Position looking for instant impact:

Tight End

Why this roster:

I like the 1-2 punch of Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson at running back. I like Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, and Ryan Grant as receivers. Thirty-four-year-old Vernon Davis has been serviceable when called upon, and Jordan Reed has been amazing when healthy, but yeeesh, he’s almost never healthy. The ‘Skins need a player who can be counted on to be on the field each and every week, and hopefully, for years to come. This incoming tight end class has some talent and the Redskins are in a position to grab someone who they can bring along as the heir to the throne behind Reed.

Philadelphia Eagles

Position looking for instant impact:

Wide Receiver

Why this roster:

The Eagles are set at QB and look to be set at RB with an Ajayi/Clement combo that has probably exceeded most expectations. At receiver though, Torrey Smith has been a disappointment. Nelson Agholor had a breakout season following 2 years of underwhelming performances where he only had 1 more touchdown than fumbles. Mack Hollins has a lot of fans, but that’s all they have behind Alshon Jeffery. They could stand to make a few improvements to the depth of this group in the offseason. They don’t have many holes, but as the reigning Super Bowl champs, you’d expect that to be the case.

jdibari

Chicagoan living in Las Vegas. Fantasy Football writer & Director of In-Season Analysis for Dynasty Football Factory, blogger for USFantasy and contributor to TheFakeHockey. Member FSWA.

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