2018 Fantasy Football Free Agent Values
Believe it or not it’s time to start preparing for the 2018 Fantasy Football season. Sure, it might seem to be early, but really, it’s not, especially when considering players who have switched teams during the offseason. Those players always worry me. Unlike baseball where it’s a battle of the batter versus pitcher, in football we have to worry if the player will fit into his new team’s offensive system. We have seen repeatedly throughout the years a player who seemed to win big in free agency, only to find out his skill set doesn’t match with what his new team thought they were getting and that’s not good for anyone.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings: It’s hard to argue how he isn’t going to a better situation in Minnesota than what he had in Washington. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are legitimate WRs. Dalvin Cook gives him the best RB he has ever had and while Jordan Reed is a better TE when healthy, he likely has a more reliable one in Kyle Rudolph. The Vikings believe they are getting a true QB1, and there are some who believe Cousins will feel more freedom as a QB now that he has his long-term contract. You can win with him as your QB, just don’t feel a need to pay up for his services anywhere near as much as Minnesota did.