Fantasy Football AFC East Preview

  1. New England Patriots  13-3
  2. Buffalo Bills 9-7
  3. Miami Dolphins 6-10
  4. New York Jets 5-11

The AFC East is highly skewed towards valuing the New England Patriots, after that, the talent level drops off significantly. For the 2017 season, the Pats ranked second in all of the NFL for points per game at 28.95. The other three teams all fell under the league average mark of 21.8 pts/per game and were amongst the ten worst scoring offenses in the league. New York Jets(18.62), Buffalo Bills(17.94), Miami Dolphins(17.56).

Plenty of roster changes on all four teams entering the 2018 season.

The Buffalo Bills, even though they finally snuck into the playoffs, are going with a different quarterback after Tyrod Taylor left for Cleveland. They acquired career back up QB from the Cincinnati Bengals, A.J.McCaron. They also took Josh Allen in the first round to compete and learn, he will get an opportunity if McCarron falters at all. Former Jet and Jaguar running back, Chris Ivory was brought in to take some of the load off lead back LeSean McCoy.

Another first round drafted QB will be in the mix for the New York Jets, Sam Darnold will back up 38-year-old Josh McCown. Teddy Bridgewater will also have a possible opportunity awaiting him as well. Wideout Terrell Pryor was brought over from Washington to add much-needed depth for the receiving core. The Tight End position will feature first-year rookie Chris Herndon.

The Miami Dolphins will welcome quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the signal caller position after missing the entire 2017 season. He will be without the services of top wideout/ possession receiver Jarvis Landry. To offset that loss the Dolphins acquired two lesser receiver talents in Danny Amendola(from New England) and Albert Wilson(From Kansas City). Rookie Mike Gesicki will get the nod to start at tight end.

Lots of noise coming from New England this offseason. The wideout position doesn’t look as deep as it has in the past. Brandin Cooks is gone, Julain Edelman will return after being shelved because of an ACL tear last year, but he faces a four-game ban for PED use. Jordan Matthews will step into a prominent role after being marginally used in Buffalo. The most noteworthy addition for the Pats will be first round pick, rookie running back Sony Michel.