Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week 1, Volume II

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Every week during the season NFL Network and NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (September 5th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

What do you make of C.J. Anderson this season in Denver? “I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if you saw players who last season were disappointments, who were injured come back and make an impact like C.J. Anderson. I can absolutely see C.J. being a Top 15 running back this season, without question.”

Do you have any idea what’s going on with Andrew Luck’s health? “I don’t know when he’s coming back and that’s a domino effect on all the Colts’ skill position players like Frank Gore, Donte Moncrief and T.Y. Hilton. That’s the problem: I don’t know when Andrew Luck is coming back. That uncertainty creates fear for fantasy owners.”

What do you make of some of the young running backs this season? “I really like the rookie running backs this year. I think you could have four or five finish in the Top 20 in fantasy points at that position. Dalvin Cook, now Kareem Hunt is the new big thing in fantasy football. Leonard Fournette. Christian McCaffery who projects to be a PPR super star. There are a lot of talented guys. Joe Mixon. Maybe he doesn’t start the season so fast because you’ve got Jeremy Hill there and Gio Bernard there but at some point I think he takes that job. One thing people have to remember, expect the unexpected in fantasy football in the National Football League because it’s going to happen.”