It can be hard to figure out your fantasy football team, building out your draft board, and deciding who to take when you’re on the clock.
It’s hard to believe that fantasy football drafts are a month or so away, which means the return of football (also good), but also means you need to get a jump start on how your fantasy football team will shape up for 2018.
If you’re like me, the champion of my fantasy football league in 2017, then you’ll likely be keeping the most consistent players on your team, so it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re looking at potential draft options for 2018.
Although the most consistent point producers at each position include many of the league’s biggest names and biggest stars, players who likely will be taken in the early rounds, you can still target players who may fall into your lap in the later rounds.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is great example of consistency, and a big part of my personal fantasy football team’s success, as he has put up more fantasy points than any other running back, according to Casino.ca.
Sure, Gurley may not be a sleeper, as chances are he is either protected or going within the few first draft picks in your league, but he is an example of the sort of consistency you should be looking for.
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has shown consistency and could be available in the later rounds of your draft.
Another pillar of consistency has been Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who has produced solid numbers over the past 3 seasons and could be looking at even more production in 2018 as a key cog in the Rams’ offense.
Quarterbacks are a vital position where consistency should be paramount in your decision making process on draft day.
For some of the NFL’s most consistent fantasy studs over the past 3 seasons, keep names such as Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers, Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford, and Jacksonville Jaguars’ Blake Bortles in mind. They could potentially be available in middle to late rounds.
As far as wide receivers and tight ends, names such as Seattle Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald, Indianapolis Colts’ T.Y Hilton, Tennessee Titans’ Delanie Walker, and Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz stand out.
Sustained performance is what makes a champion in fantasy football and should be the main ingredient when you’re deciding who your next pick will be. Use this guide to The Most Consistent Fantasy Football Players to help you along the way.
Finding those player types could be the difference between a run to the championship, or missing out on your next fantasy football title.
Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges
Prosecutors in Florida have offered to drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he agrees to admit that he would have been proven guilty had he gone to trial to fight the charges, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton.
Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation after he was allegedly caught on camera paying for, and receiving, oral and manual sex at the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.
One of the incidents allegedly occurred back in January on the morning of the Patriots’ AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Patriots won en route to their Super Bowl victory.
According to the report, prosecutors have offered the same deal to the other men charged in the sting. Beaton considered the offer “unusual” (h/t NBC Sports Boston).
Additionally, if Kraft decides to take the deal, the Patriots owner will have to complete an education course about prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
According to ESPN, Kraft is one of 200 people that allegedly engaged in sex acts at Florida massage parlors that were targeted in the sting.
Kraft has denied the allegations.
Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for battery, according to the Kansas City Star’s Steve Vockrodt and Brooke Pryor.
Per the report, the team is aware that law enforcement is currently investigating Hill, adding that the Kansas Department of Children and Families is also investigating Hill.
“I can only confirm we received a report and an investigation is ongoing,” Mike Deines, spokesperson for DCF, said.
The Kansas City Star has obtained a police report from the Overland Park Police Department regarding a battery incident that lists a juvenile as being the victim, along with Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, listed under “others involved.”
While the report was dated as last Thursday, the exact date of the incident remains unclear, per the report.
“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”
KCTV 5 obtained another Overland Park police report dated March 5th, a report of child abuse or neglect that was closed 3 days later when authorities declined to prosecute.
Hill has a troubling history. Back in 2014, Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal, who at that time was eight weeks pregnant with their son. Hill pleaded guilt to domestic assault and batter by strangulation later in 2015.
The Chiefs have seen Hill blossom into a star, and they have been negotiating a contract extension with Hill that would make him the highest paid wideout in NFL history, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo
In the NFL, free agency has been wild in 2019. A lot of big name players getting big contracts with new teams. Now, add another big name player to the list.
Down in Dallas, free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley has been trying to make an offer to Dallas to sign a multi-year contract for $20 million. Well, today, he accepted a deal with the AFC East Buffalo Bills.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract is for 4-year $29 million, $14.4 million guaranteed.
Cole Beasley, who is 29-years old grew up in Houston, Texas and went to high school in Little Elm, Texas. From 2008-2011, Beasley played Wide Receiver at SMU in Dallas. In 2012, Cole signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
Here are Cole Beasley’s numbers during his time in Dallas:
- Caught 71 percent of the passes
- Targeted 449 times
- 319 passes caught
- 130 passes dropped
- 3,271 reception yards
- 23 Touchdowns
For many Cowboys fans, he will be missed on the field and the sidelines.
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