Fantasy Football Sleepers: NFC West

Moon Man’s Fantasy Football Chronicles

Familiar Faces From the “NFC West” Fantasy Friends! Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer have been relevant in fantasy football for years. While Jared Goff needs drastic improvement in 2017 and Brian Hoyer needs to stay on the field. All Four quarterbacks are on teams with offensive playmakers. Moon Man likes the moves made this off season by all four organizations.

Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco and Sean McVay in Los Angeles is an immediate positive fantasy impact.”

Moon Man

 NFC West

Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley, Todd Gurley and Yes Todd Gurley needs to be looked at as a #1 running back this year. His career numbers are as follows:

2016 – 278 carries 885 yards 6 tds. 21 receptions 188 yards.

2015 – 229 carries 1,106 yards 10 tds. 43 receptions 327 yards.

One-Thousand rushing yards plus makes sense. Moon Man likes Gurley once again in 2017. Will Todd stay in alignment to provide draft value is the question. Maybe he gets traded. A 2017 season with 300 carries and 50 targets is reasonable in year 3 for Gurley. He most certainly will rush for more than 900 yards with Sean Mannion competing to start at quarterback. There should be plenty of short passes and opportunities for Todd Gurley to run the ball. He will not go down as a bust. Whether it be in Los Angeles or New England.

Seattle Seahawks

Jimmy Graham may catch 90+ balls for 1,000+ yards. The potential is unquestionable in his third year with Russell Wilson. Jimmy Graham is competing for Top Tight End in Moon Man’s Fantasy Football Rankings (

San Francisco 49ers

The Brian Hoyer to Marquise Goodwin combination is viable.  Kyle Shanahan will call for shots down the field and use Goodwin’s 4.25 forty time speed. Week 1 home to Carolina Marquis catches a 45 yard pass and takes it the distance for 70 yards. The Big Play capability is exciting. Using Goodwin requires good coaching by Fantasy Friends. He is a week to week player based on matchups.

San Francisco’s #1 wide receiver Pierre Garcon will see at least 5+ targets a game. Carlos Hyde has big expectations in year 3. Health is a risk and the 49ers will be playing from behind often. Moon Man sees their schedule and will be going to Sleep on Hyde in 2017.

As for Garcon and the familiarity factor with a Kyle Shanahan offense. Moon Man might finally draft him in a fantasy league. He has a ceiling of 100+ targets which is appealing. He will be on the field blocking, receiving and getting into it with opposing defenses. 

Arizona Cardinals

This whole team is primed for a Fantasy Explosion in 2017. The defense is full of quality idps and real life football players. Carson Palmer staying healthy is what Fantasy Friends need. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson will lead the way. Jaron Brown and Brittan Golden will see targets this season. Watching the tapes they performed when called upon in 2016. Moon Man is making sure not to “Sleep” on J.J. Nelson this off season. He was a primetime bigtime playmaker in Arizona last season. Larry Fitzgerald is $till the man and playing at a high level. With John Brown healthy at the moment. J.J. Nelson may be overlooked by Fantasy Football owners. Recognize how good Nelson looked in 2016 and bye bye John Brown in 2017.

Moon Man thinks 100+ targets/touches is a high probability under Bruce Arians. Injury to Brown or not. J.J Nelson will still see touches and targets with scripted plays specifically for him. Arizona fans should be stoked because the Cardinals made moves the past couple seasons to put them in position to compete. Will the 2017 Real Life American Football Cardinals get to the ship?

As Always,

(Teams Going Off + Thoughts Flexed In) = Combination Lineups

May the Fantasy Force Be With You.

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