News came out today Cam Newton was released from the New England Patriots. The Mac Jones Era begins, and these players should help the Patriots have a fantasy impact to help your fantasy team.
Which Patriots Have Fantasy Impact Directly?
Mac Jones- QB 24, ADP- 272
Mac Daddy Jones is now going to head New England’s offense in 2021. He had an impressive preseason to justify Bill Belichick’s decision to move on from Newton.
“Bruh, that’s not very impressive.” – Common Man
Yes, Big Mac Jones didn’t throw up gunslinging stats but he was efficient. He lead the Patriots to several scoring drives when he was in the game. Jones isn’t worth targeting in your draft in your standard one QB leagues. However, will certainly help boost some of his teammates’ production in fantasy this season.
Jakobi Meyers can be a big bang waiting to happen. WR 43, ADP- 190
Jakobi Meyers will see a rise in his production with Jones at QB. Last year he didn’t have much usage in the offense, but the fantasy community is expecting big things from Meyers. He’s a reliable PPR target you can get late in your drafts.
Looks like Meyers is well worth your late round pick to build your WR depth. He is expected to receive a bulk of the targets from Jones during games. I have Meyers ranked at WR 43 who can be a steal for your team in drafts.
Bump Jonnu Smith Up Your Boards- TE 9, ADP- 145
Jonnu Smith is a talented athlete who showed his worth with the Tennesse Titans last year. He finished TE 15 on a run first offense, and being the #3 option on the Titans offense. Smith’s stat line was 41 receptions, 448 yards, 8 TDS. He can very well be the # 2 option in the New Era Patriots post Brady.
If your strategy is to pass on the top tier Tight Ends, Smith is a player to take that I’m absolutely okay with him in my starting lineup. You can read my previous blog on Tight Ends to target here. New England starts the season with MIA & @NYJ. Drop him if it doesn’t work out, and stream another TE. It’s not like you invested too much for him if it doesn’t work out.
Patriots should see fantasy bump across the board.
Cam Newton getting the boot out of New England allows the Patriots to kick start the Mac Jones Era. Both options in Meyers & Smith are dart throws in your draft that wont cost you much. I saw take advantage of the cost, and see how it works out for your roster this season.