Rest easy, National Football League fans. The 2016 NFL Draft came and went, and training camp is in session. The reality of the situation in Cleveland is that the Browns have holes all over their roster — despite having 14 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft — and they are still a long ways away from being competitive in the AFC North.
Baltimore Ravens rookies this preseason have provided a strong glimpse into the future. Multiple players demonstrating skills necessary to continue the franchises success. Still, it’s not enough for B/R to give an average grade of C. A left tackle not allowing a sack in two preseason games is important, but a rookie doing this is enormous. Meanwhile, a fifth round pick has produced nine tackles with two sacks in two games. Strangely these don’t mean anything big for the rankings. Those aren’t the only rookies producing so far, with Willie Henry, Kenneth Dixon, Maurice Canady, Alex Lewis and Tavon Young all shining in the past two contests. Ronnie Stanley — The numbers speak for themselves. Tavon
Most everyone will agree that defense wins championships, but not everyone agrees when you should draft a defense for your fantasy team. Conventional wisdom advocates selecting a defense with one of your two final picks, and while the numbers suggest that is no longer true, many will still heed the advice. Others might punt on the position altogether, and instead pick up a new defense each week depending on who has the most favorable matchup. By streaming defenses in this way, you can focus on the weakness of the opponent rather than a selection’s own strengths. For example, the best bet for your Week 1 defense is the New York Giants, who open their season against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys