As the 2019 fantasy season quickly approaches us, we have learned some teams have a lot more firepower than others. Today, we will take a look at the five teams with the most fantasy football promise this season!
5) Philadelphia Eagles
When it comes to fantasy football, the 2019 Eagles roster is loaded with a mix of proven and unproven talent. We know the household names, such as Zach Ertz or Alshon Jeffrey, who have proved to be consistent fantasy options. Carson Wentz has shown he can be an elite quarterback in this league when he stays healthy. Jordan Howard has been one of the more consistent fantasy backs, although I don’t believe the Eagles system suits him. This Eagles offense should have an up-tempo flow, which is not the style of play Howard plays at. However, his fellow running back, rookie Miles Sanders, could be the steal of every fantasy draft this season. DeSean Jackson is back in Philly and bring his classic boom-or-bust potential with him. Dallas Goedert showed he belonged in the league in his rookie campaign and Philadelphia is eager to expand his role. Finally, Jake Elliot is a Top 10 kicker and the Eagles have a respectable defense.
4) Cleveland Browns
Cleveland has a lot of momentum rolling into the season. The roster is filled with flashy names and the defense has shown it can be dangerous thus far into the preseason. The offense includes playmakers like Baker Mayfield, who has potential to be a top 3 fantasy scoring quarterback. The running back group includes Nick Chubb, who flashed major upside in his rookie season, and Kareem Hunt, who is suspended to start the season. Hunt, however, could be a interesting stash player because of the consistency he showed thus far into his career. The receiving core includes Top 5 and 15 receivers in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Both receivers appear to have great chemistry with Mayfield. Lastly, tight end David Njoku is expected to take a big leap this season with a full team of stars around him. This offense could be fun and explosive for years to come.
3) Los Angeles Rams
The Rams may decline this year after their defeat in the Super Bowl last season due to a stacked NFC, but that does not mean the roster still isn’t loaded with talent. Jared Goff is a solid option for your fantasy roster that you don’t have to expend a high pick for. Todd Gurley has some major question marks around his knee but still has RB1 potential. The receiving core includes notable names of Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp, and Robert Woods. All three of those receivers are worthy of a roster spot. Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein will be a Top 5 fantasy option and the defense didn’t lose too many key pieces in free agency. Having a Ram in your lineup is not a terrible idea to think about as you head into your draft.
2) Kansas City Chiefs
Depth-wise, the Chiefs’ roster is not as talented as others. However, the dominance of their top talent is the reason for their high rank in this list. Patrick Mahomes is a rare athlete that with a cannon for an arm. Tyreek Hill may have issues away from football, but his elite speed on the field makes him a dangerous fantasy weapon. Travis Kelce remains the top fantasy tight end option. The Chiefs also have interesting names like Damian Williams, whose postseason performance last season proves he can be a serious threat. Another name is Sammy Watkins, who could fill in as a nice flex option or solid bench receiver…if he avoids injury. The Chiefs’ explosiveness closes with their kicker, Harrison Butker, who also ranks towards the top of his position.
1) New Orleans Saints
The Saints have gone from a “Big Three” on offense to a “Big Four.” Drew Brees has produced consistent fantasy numbers for years and will continue to do so in 2019. Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas may be the top RB-WR duo in the NFL. The newest addition, Jared Cook, could be in for his best season yet. Will Lutz is a great kicker and the defense is a team you could start most weeks. The Saints are deadly and they are still hungry for a Super Bowl after last season’s disappointment in the NFC Championship.
Dominic Pulcinello is a contributor to snacktimefantasy.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Dom_Pulcinello.