7 Biggest Losers Post Free Agency
Yesterday we dove in and took a look at the biggest fantasy winners of the offseason. The 8 players we discussed yesterday should be great draft picks for you this upcoming season. This list however will discuss the 7 biggest losers of free agency. Some of these guys can still carry some value, but will likely be over drafted when the clock starts ticking. Here are the 7 biggest fantasy losers of the offseason.
Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman have all seen their stock plummet due to the surprise signing of Gordon. All three of them can share this loser spot since they’ll be sharing everything else now. A three headed monster looks to be the plan for Denver. After a slightly disappointing season for Lindsay and a sluggish 3.8 yards per carry for Gordon, I’m planning on avoiding this backfield altogether.
John Brown, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo’s shocking trade for Stefon Diggs sent John Brown’s fantasy stock crashing down. Last season was Brown’s first with Buffalo and will most likely be his best. 115 targets, 72 catches, 1,060 yards and 6 TDs will be tough to match considering how often the Bills like to run the ball. Barring an injury to Cole Beasley or Stefon Diggs, Brown’s production will regress from last season.
Derius Guice, Washington Redskins
The once promising Guice has been trending downward ever since the preseason ACL tear that cost him his entire rookie campaign. To make matters worse he had an injury riddled sophomore season and now the signings of Peyton Barber and the return of Adrian Peterson make Guice just a fantasy bench player with some potential.
Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals
The arrival of Deandre Hopkins is enough to make me want to forget about Kirk, especially considering that he trailed Larry “Grandpa” Fitzgerald in all receiving categories in 2019 although he did miss 3 games with an ankle injury. Kirk does have some appeal in PPR formats but can’t be counted on for consistent production.
Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers
The duo of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel is Bridgewater will not be able to supply enough yards and touchdowns for everyone. Bridgewater led the high powered Saints offense in 6 games last season and only threw 9 scores and failed to reach the 200 yard mark in half of those games. That is not high production for fantasy. He will need to throw the ball a lot more because Carolina will most likely be trailing often considering they’re in a division with 2 former MVPs and a guy named Drew Brees. Even with the departure of Greg Olson there’s not a big enough pie to share with all of these weapons since McCaffrey is sure to eat at least half of it.
Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns
Hooper is the new kid on the block in Cleveland and will now have to battle for targets against a host of skilled offensive weapons. Baker Mayfield is a competent passer but consistently supplying OBJ, Jarvis Landry, Hooper, fellow TE David Njoku, Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb is a tall order considering they were the 22nd ranked passing offense last year.
Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Watson is an obvious loser due to losing arguably the best receiver in the league but I almost left him off of this list due to the signing of the serviceable Randall Cobb and the huge upgrade at the running back position in David Johnson. Watson should be just fine with a little shorter ceiling. However, his new top weapons are very injury prone and could spell trouble for Watson owners if Houston gets the injury bug.