It’s July, which means its time to prepare for a fantasy football draft somewhere. You might be conducting your fantasy football draft as earlier as this week, while a lot of leagues (wisely) opt to wait deep into August. Given the multitude of changes and potential injuries that can drastically shake up how drafts unfold, that route tends to be popular for a reason.
Our preseason fantasy football advice will get going here at Breaking Football in short order. Until it does – and even after it’s begun – we may take some time here and there to highlight some of the best fantasy football advice articles online.
Here’s the best stuff we’ve come across for July 2nd:
2019 Fantasy Football Busts to Avoid (FantasyPros.com)
Damien Williams heads a pretty interesting list conducted by several FantasyPros experts. Swollen Dome’s Mike Harmon and FantasyPros’ own Bobby Sylvester are aligned in the belief that the journeyman rusher is a bit over-hyped. I don’t necessarily agree, but they do make valid points.
Le’Veon Bell and Amari Cooper are two more big names being taken early in 2019 fantasy football drafts that some of the top fantasy experts are warning you about going into the new NFL season.
Matthew Berry’s 100 Fantasy Football Facts Post (ESPN.com)
I don’t plug ESPN writers much, but they do have some quality guys there in Matthew Berry and Field Yates. Berry’s yearly preseason columns are still worth checking out and his latest 100 fantasy football facts to know piece is certainly worth your time.
Lamar Jackson, Fantasy God? (ActionNetwork.com)
Everyone knows Lamar Jackson can run and accrue fantasy points, but can he keep it going and also produce through the air as a thrower? It’s anyone’s guess, but thus far his ADP suggests not everyone is sold. Ian Hartitz has a nice breakdown, which you’ll have to pay for to see the entire thing. It just might be worth it.
Best Ball Steals For 2019 (RotoBaller.com)
I am a redraft kind of guy, but some fantasy football purists believe best ball fantasy leagues are now the, well, best way to play the sport. Supposedly they truly show the best drafters. I’m not of that belief, as the management over the course of a season (cuts, pickups, trades, lineup decisions) really show who knows what they’re doing, but whatever.
This is a nice breakdown over the top best ball steals for the 2019 fantasy season, courtesy of Dominick Petrillo. Josh Allen heads the list for me, as he’s shaping up as a fantasy football steal in just about every regard.
Dalvin Cook Destined For Greatness? (CoastersCorner.com)
The Vikings rusher has been slow to dominate through his first two years, but that’s largely based on health and Minnesota actually feeding him the rock. The odds are decent Cook could be primed for a career year and if you ask CoastersCorner.com, Cook could be a top-12 fantasy running back in 2019.
Marlon Mack Ready For a Big Year? (FantasyAlarm.com)
I’m down for the Dalvin Cook love, but it’s shocking to see people that aren’t yet believers of Marlon Mack. He was great in 2018 and figures to be even better this year. Colby Conway breaks down precisely why that may be the case.
That does it for today’s look at some helpful fantasy football links. If you’ve got something you want promoted or think something is worth sharing, hit us up on Twitter @breaking_fb or leave a comment below!