32 Questions: Each team's top preseason fantasy question
The NFL season, and especially training camp, is drawing ever nearer. As we get ready for an onslaught of football news, our Pat Thorman is running through his 32 Questions, the most pressing fantasy question for each team in the league, and attempting to answer each one. He’s taking it one division at a time, twice a week, so check back regularly to see updates.
Every position gets touched on here — the Jets’ quarterback situation, the Dolphins’ young starting running back, the Patriots’ second-tier receivers, and the impact the Bills’ defense might have on the team’s offense.
The stars of this division — the guys like Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. — feel pretty easy-to-forecast. But behind them, there are some quagmires. Can the Philadelphia offense thrive post-Chip Kelly? Are there too many mouths to feed in the Washington receiving corps? Is Terrance Williams relevant?
Between Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Justin Forsett, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen, there are some tough-to-figure running back situations in this heavy-hitting division. And with big losses to some receiving corps (Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller all gone for varying reasons), there are question marks on that side as well.
A couple of guys entering their third seasons and hoping for a breakout highlight this division. There’s also a Packer looking for a bounceback and a possible running-back controversy in the Windy City. In what could be a strong division, the answers to these questions could decide a lot.
The passing games in Tennessee, Indianapolis and Houston all go under the microscope. And with the passing options fairly well known in Jacksonville, it’s time to take a look at two high-profile running backs, and wonder which one has the upper hand.
Matt Ryan and Kelvin Benjamin both had down years in 2015 (Ryan for performance, Benjamin for injury), so can they get back to previous heights in 2016? Meanwhile, are the Mark Ingram and Charles Sims performances from last season the types of showings we can expect from those two going forward?
This division needs some macro-level questioning. How will the Denver offense shake out, considering its quarterback situation? Does Travis Benjamin change the scope of the attack in San Diego? Will Kansas City see a more aerial assault? And who provides the best draft value out of Oakland?
What are the ceilings of David Johnson and Todd Gurley? Can Blaine Gabbert repeat the mild surprise that was his 2015 performance? And was the second half of last season a sign of things to come for Russell Wilson and the Seattle attack? Pat Thorman addresses all of these in the final entry in 32 Questions.