NFL Season Preview
2016 NFC East Fantasy Football Season Preview
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Kirk Cousins will finally move in as the teams’ starting QB without having to deal with any doubts and controversy. This position was long under question until RGIII’s departure and Cousins will definitely be playing for a new contract. By setting the all-time franchise passing yards mark last year, as well as other Redskins’ records, the young passer will try to secure and stabilize his place further in the organization.
DeSean Jackson will remain his main target and has become an even bigger star since arriving to the skins.
Josh Norman’s addition to this squad during the offseason will certainly help their defense as they were frankly struggling last year.
There are still some questions with their running game as well as the offensive line, but if Cousins can repeat what he did last season, the Redskins should have a problem solved that hurt them for decades.
Key Additions: TE Vernon Davis, CB Josh Norman, DE Kendall Reyes
Key Losses: Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, SS Dashon Goldson, CB Chris Culliver, DE Jason Hatcher (Retired)
For the Eagles, the Chip Kelly experiment ended in flames and this year will most likely be a bumpy and hard road for them. With their defense being one of the worst in the league, they’re actually looking like the most stable unit in their team. Their future of this organization relies on youngster Carson Wentz to become a franchise quarterback.
If they can make steady play from their defense and make plays to put up points, they may be able to have a .500 season.
Key Additions: WR Rueben Randle, LB Nigel Bradham, C Stefen Wisniewski, WR Chris Givens, QB Chase Daniels
Key Losses: LB KiKo Alsonso, CB Byron Maxwell, RB DeMarco Murray, DE Cedric Thornton, CB E.J. Biggers
Last season was a nightmare for the Cowboys, as injuries destroyed everything the team had planned and ended the season before it ever really got started.
This time, the big move and risk was to draft Ezekiel Elliott as the 4th overall pick, an insanely high selection for a running back in this day and age.
The Cowboys are putting everything into their offensive strength in order to get back on the proper lane. In fact, this may be one of the toughest roads this organization has known in Jerry Jones’ era. With their star QB, Tony Romo being held back by injuries the last couple of seasons, this should be his last run with the Cowboys and he will need all the help from his receivers including Dez Bryant, who’ll try to put last season behind him.
Their defense lacks experience which could make it hard for them to gel as a unit.
Key Additions: RB Alfred Morris, DE Cedric Thornton, G Joe Looney
Key Losses: QB Matt Cassel, DE Greg Hardy, RB Robert Turbin
New York Giants
The G-Men are looking to regain control in the East as they have revamped their defense and put some key pieces in on offense as well. Eli Manning is coming towards the end with the Giants so it’s win now or bust, so with new coach Be McAdoo it’s all about winning.
The Giants are healthy for the first time in a long time and that could spell trouble for the rest of the division. Olivier Vernon, Jenoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison bring much needed fire power along with rookies Eli Apple and Darian Thompson, they should be heavily revamped and ready to go.
Sterling Shepard could step in right away and fill the shoes of Victor Cruz who is yet to show traces of his former self.
Key Additions: NT Damon Harrison, CB Janoris Jenkins, DE Olivier Vernon
Key Losses: CB Prince Amukamara, WR Rueben Randle, DE Robert Ayers, LB Jon Beason (Retired), LT Will Beatty, G Geoff Schwartz