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Rivals Fantasy Football Report, Aug. 21

Mitchell Renz, NFL analyst and Fantasy Sports writer for Chat Sports, returned to the Rivals Fantasy Football Show earlier today with his expert advice for Fantasy Football fans.


Here are some of Renz’s musings:


Last year’s QB darling is unlikely to duplicate this stats. Remember, no QB has ever passed for 45 TDs in two consecutive seasons.


Choose Tier 1 receivers over Tier 2 running backs.


The biggest mistake when drafting is going by name value. Avoid big names like Tom Brady, who usually gets drafted too early. Le’Veon Bell is another player with a big name but questionable value. LeSean McCoy might not even be the best RB on the Bills.


If you target a running back it round 3, consider Josh Jacobs of the Raiders. Renz, who is admittedly a Raiders fan, is very high the rookie from Alabama.


Renz’s Top 3 in PPR: SBarkley, Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey.


Later in the show, host Gary Dickman listed some “overvalued” and “deep sleeper” picks:


OVERVALUED: Kenny Golladay (WR, Detroit); Emmanuel Sanders (WR, Denver), Derrick Henry (RB, Tennessee), Dede Westbook (WR, Jacksonville), Evan Engram (TE, NY Giants), Kareem Hunt (RB, Cleveland Browns), Jordan Howard (TE, Philadelphia), Robbie Anderson (WR, NY Jets), Le’Veon Bell (RB, NY Jets).


DEEP SLEEPERS: Damien Williams (RB, Kansas City), Damarea Crockett (RB, Houston), Sam Darnold (QB, NY Jets), Brian Hill (RB, Atlanta), Jakobi Meyers (WR, New England), Trey Quinn (WR, Washington), Darren Waller (TE, Oakland), Justin Watson (WR, Tampa Bay), Preston Williams (WR, Miami).