Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Derek Norton

Derek Norton is a freelance writer with a focus on fantasy football and esports. His work has also appeared on FantasyPros, LeagueSafe Post, Dober Games and SUGO.gg. Follow him on Twitter @mdereknorton or send an e-mail to m.derek.norton@gmail.com.

Dante Pettis 2018 Fantasy Impact: San Francisco 49ers

Dante Pettis 2018 Fantasy Impact: San Francisco 49ers

After taking a hard fall at the end of the Jim Harbaugh era, the San Francisco 49ers finally appear to be on the right track. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has remade the offense with Jimmy Garoppolo and hopefully brought in a receiving weapon with the addition of Washington’s Dante Pettis with the 44th overall pick. Added another weapon to the …

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Courtland Sutton 2018 Fantasy Impact: Denver Broncos

Courtland Sutton 2018 Fantasy Impact: Denver Broncos

After fielding one of the worst scoring offenses in the league in 2017, it was clear that the Denver Broncos would have to add some new pieces in the offseason. Among the new faces is wide receiver Courtland Sutton of SMU, whom the Broncos selected with the 40th overall pick. Make that TWO wide receivers from @SMU_Football. Welcome to #BroncosCountry, …

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Lamar Jackson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

Though the Baltimore Ravens pretty much had to re-sign Joe Flacco following Super Bowl XLVII, the move hasn’t worked out for them. Now that they’re entering the last year of Flacco’s deal with any guaranteed money, the Ravens decided to trade up and take Louisville’s Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick. Welcome to Baltimore, Lamar! pic.twitter.com/4Leex1IrOf — Baltimore Ravens …

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Josh Rosen 2018 Fantasy Impact: Arizona Cardinals

Josh Rosen 2018 Fantasy Impact: Arizona Cardinals

Following Carson Palmer’s broken arm and subsequent retirement, the Arizona Cardinals were a popular landing spot for quarterbacks in the first round of mock drafts. They didn’t disappoint, trading up five spots to take UCLA’s Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick. Rosen will wear redHe used to rock blueThose that wanted us to take @Josh3RosenYour dreams have come true. …

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Josh Allen 2018 Fantasy Impact: Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen 2018 Fantasy Impact: Buffalo Bills

It was clear that the Buffalo Bills would have to address their quarterback situation after trading Tyrod Taylor to the Browns in March. They didn’t wait long, opting to trade up and take Josh Allen of Wyoming with the seventh overall pick. We’ve drafted Josh Allen with the 7th overall pick. Welcome to Buffalo, @JoshAllenQB! pic.twitter.com/gLS319ZtTw — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) …

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Sam Darnold 2018 Fantasy Impact: New York Jets

Sam Darnold 2018 Fantasy Impact: New York Jets

Though the New York Jets have spent plenty of draft capital on quarterbacks, they’ve yet to find one that could stick. Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg each came and went without living up to their draft status. Perhaps the Jets have finally found their man after selecting USC’s Sam Darnold third overall. Congratulations to USC QB Sam Darnold …

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Baker Mayfield 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

It’s a day that ends with “y” so the Cleveland Browns‘ quarterback situation is unsettled. The DeShone Kizer experiment ended after Cleveland’s winless 2017 season, leading the Browns to select Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick. Welcome to Cleveland, @bakermayfield!https://t.co/bbrD5FV7Ye pic.twitter.com/Jhk6ZpUPGL — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2018 Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy before vaulting over presumed top …

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Mike Gesicki 2018 Fantasy Impact: Miami Dolphins

Mike Gesicki 2018 Fantasy Impact: Miami Dolphins

Though there aren’t many fantasy assets to be found on the Miami Dolphins, there will in all likelihood be one or two guys who manage to become relevant at some point. In the past, it was Jarvis Landry who could be counted on. Now that Landry is in Cleveland, someone will have to step up and take his place. That …

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Brandon Marshall 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

Brandon Marshall 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have tried to field a big wide receiver for years. None of their various projects have worked out, so now they’ve decided to roll the dice on veteran free agent Brandon Marshall. Welcome to Seattle, @BMarshall! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/m5MptR3P0n — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 30, 2018 Marshall is second in career receiving yards among active players after Larry …

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Hayden Hurst 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

Hayden Hurst 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

One would imagine that Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, entering his final draft with the team, would be able to identify talent at tight end. That bodes well for South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst, whom the Ravens selected with the 25th overall pick. Welcome to the Flock, Hayden Hurst! #RavensFlock #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/0GxPSCWpsb — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 27, 2018 Hurst …

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