It’s hard to believe we’re a week away from the NFL regular season. After spending more than four months focusing on every bit of minutiae, every tidbit, every coach’s quote, and adjusting our rankings and projections, accordingly, a lot can change from our original expectations. Here’s a quick look at some of the most significant changes from my initial thoughts back in early May.
On Second Thought…
Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) is the better value than Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk is younger than Larry Fitzgerald, but is he better? We all know DeAndre Hopkins is the new alpha dog, but training camp reminded us Fitzgerald is just as likely to be the team’s other 1,000-yard receiver, yet you can draft him quite a few rounds after Kirk.
Miles Boykin (BAL) isn’t draftable as a sleeper
I was out on an island in the early summer, expecting Boykin could emerge as a 1b to Marquise Brown’s 1a. But another quiet camp and strong play by veteran Willie Snead IV has me regretting all those best-ball shares I acquired of Boykin already.
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