Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week One Vol. II – All Aboard The Hype Train

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

In our most recent conversation with Michael (Sep. 7), we posed the question of whether or not certain players (mostly running backs) were being overvalued by the fantasy community. Here is what Fabiano had to say about those players:

Name One Player You Think Is Getting Too Much Praise

“I’m not big on Darrell Henderson. I’ve drafted him in a bunch of leagues but only as a flex starter. In that case, I’m fine, but when Cam Akers went down and Henderson was the guy and he was getting pumped up into the third round, I was thinking ‘no way.’ The Rams don’t even believe in this guy. When Henderson got hurt, and he hurt his thumb, the next day they traded for Sony Michel. If you get Henderson as your RB4 or as a flex starter, that’s fine. I’m not drafting him as an RB2.”

Is A.J. Dillon Worthy Of The Hype He’s Been Getting?

“I don’t think he’s overhyped. It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of role he plays in [Green Bay’s] offense because last year he had that one huge game against Tennessee that got everyone excited, but the Titans’ run defense was garbage. Keep in mind, Aaron Jones is not a 20-touch-per-game guy. He’s going to get the ball 15-16 times a game, Dillon is going to get some of his. Maybe he gets some of the goal-line work, which would obviously hurt Aaron Jones. Dillon’s not a guy I’m going to start this week; I need to see what the role looks like. He’s a guy you grab as an RB4 and hope that he gets more touches than some folks have projected.”

Tyrod Taylor Seems Like A Promising QB Option Against Jacksonville. Do You Agree?

“I actually think that Tyrod could be a nice DFS bargain this week if you decide to go cheap at quarterback. The Jaguars defense doesn’t look like it’s going to be all that great. Could be a high-scoring game, and this is a tale of two bad teams that could potentially light each other up. If you’re in a two-QB super flex league and you didn’t do a really good job of drafting depth, and Tyrod’s out there, I could see starting him as a QB2. I’m not expecting 20 points but he could get 16-18 against the Jags.