Will franchise quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston disappoint in fantasy football?

Will franchise quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston disappoint in fantasy football?


[MUSIC] The 2015 NFL draft is officially open. Coming at you from Chicago, Illinois and the 2015 NFL draft. I’m Brad Evans. This is Super Bowl-winning quarterback Shaun King. And the Grizz in the house, Andy Behrens, now, [LAUGH] the first two picks went as expected. Okay, now, the teams, maybe not necessarily. Of course Winston, we all anticipated him going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, numero uno on the board. However, Philly didn’t trade up, and get Marcus Mariota. He’s now in Tennessee, womp, womp, for fantasy purposes. Behrens, state your case, cuz I know you’re anti-Winston but state your case for Mariota maybe being a somewhat solid fantasy contributor this season. Yeah, it’s not an ideal landing spot for Mariota. I think we have to start with that, right? The dream was that he would end up an Eagle. Hasn’t happened yet, I’m still hoping, but I’m not too optimistic anymore, so that’s a bummer. I, I think our upside here is maybe 3,000 passing yards. And that of course is if he’s the starter from week one. But your real hope with him is that he’s gonna rush for 450, maybe 500 yards, maybe it’s five, six rushing touchdowns. There’s no way they can leave that rushing ability on the table, right? He was six-and-a-half yards per carry at Oregon. Great runner. Gives away the football, little fumbly Yeah. But you know, the rushing stats are where it’s at fantasy wise. All right, state the case for Jameis. First of all, he’s talented, he’s capable as a passer in the National Football League from day one. Secondly the talent around him is there. Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, both capable of putting up big numbers on a consistent basis. And the third part of this, the play caller, Dirk Koetter Yeah. Has shown that he can put up big numbers on offense with Matt Ryan in Atlanta. This offense is gonna be very similar to big receivers sort of like Julio and Roddy. I think Winston definitely ends up in the top 20 quarterbacks in fantasy. I’m going to side with the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on this one. Even though he’s a Tampa Bay homer but I do like Jameis Winston’s situation, more so than the barren wasteland that is the Tennessee Titans offense. Give me Mike Evans, give me Seferian-Jenkins, give me Vincent Jackson as well. The Duncaneers will get it done for Winston. I’m gonna say 4,000 passing yards- Oh, my goodness. 20 to 25 touchdowns. There will be quite a few picks but I think he’ll tuck just inside the top 20 overall at the quarterback position. Again, don’t forget to sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football right now. We’re open. Go to sports.yahoo.com and stick around as well as we’ll have more coverage from the NFL draft here in Chi-town.

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