NFL Offseason Movement: AFC South
The Jaguars jumped up and surprised everyone with a division championship in 2017 with the running of Leonard Fournette and a feisty, opportunistic defense. The Titans finally started to show the improvement that we have been waiting for lately, but no thanks to their quarterback. Can the Texans get back on track with a healthy team? These are some of the questions for the division, but let's take a look at the new players that came to the division this offseason.
Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans. Lewis was great for the Patriots last year, but I don’t see him being more than a pass catching back for the Titans. Sure he could end up with ten carries a game, but I still see Derrick Henry getting the majority of the carries. Lewis could still get 50 catches and run for 600 yards with five or six touchdowns though. He will have some fantasy value this year, I just think people are overrating him.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars. At 6’2” and 216 pounds, Moncrief isn’t a small receiver. He showed flashes in Indianapolis, but their offense had been so bad the past two years it is hard to blame him too much for his lackluster numbers. Injuries also have been a concern for him. He goes to Jacksonville who does pass the ball a lot, but with Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole, and second round pick D.J. Chark, getting a lot of targets might be difficult for Moncrief. I like Moncrief, but given the current situation I see him as someone you can take a flier on at the end of drafts.
Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis Colts. Grant wasn’t bad last year for the Redskins, but he isn’t someone that you normally think of as a big time fantasy producer. However, fantasy football is about opportunity, and Grant has the chance to be a starting receiver for the Colts. Of course we have no idea of Andrew Luck’s status and without him last year the Colts offense was putrid. Grant is a name to think about if the Colts offense looks better this year, but not someone that is going to lead you to victory.
Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts. “Hands” Ebron is a former top ten pick who never came close to panning out. Obviously calling him hands was sarcastic as he has a knack of dropping a big pass. However, Ebron is still only 25 and theoretically has a lot of talent. H egos to Indianapolis who will be a big question mark coming into the season. If Luck is healthy, which I’m not counting on, Ebron could be a TE2, but even that is a long shot with Jack Doyle on the depth chart in front of him.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only did Seferian-Jenkins overcome his sobriety problems, but he also became a fairly relevant fantasy target again. He had 50 catches on one of the worst offenses, and one of the worst quarterback situations in football in the second half of the season. He was the victim of atrocious luck as I can remember two touchdowns he lost due to injuries and replay. Like I said with Moncrief, there are a lot of mouths to feed in Jacksonville, but Seferian-Jenkins can be a nice safety net if he gets a rapport with Blake Bortles.