As you all know by now, the New England Patriots have a new quarterback under center in Cam Newton. While some people seemingly believe that Jarrett Stidham might still have the advantage to get the quarterback job due to his familiarity with the system, they certainly are not in the majority.
The Patriots made one of the most intriguing offseason moves in the entire NFL with the signing of Cam Newton. The former league MVP was passed on by every other team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers did him no favors in waiting so long to release him which hindered his options going into free agency. In the end, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots had been in contact with Newton for a few weeks prior to his release and eventually signed him to a one-year “prove it” deal that could be worth up to 7.5 million depending on his level of play. With just over two months before the intended start of the 2020 NFL season, Cam has a lot of catching up to do in one of the most complex systems in all of football.
Cam Newton posted a vlog on his YouTube channel saying farewell to his fans in Carolina and delivering a message to the fanbase of his new team in New England. Newton said he never wanted to leave Carolina and it was the team’s decision to move on from him, telling fans not to let Carolina’s front office convince them otherwise.
Until told otherwise, we will have football in 2020, and that means we will have fantasy football in 2020. With that, now is the time to start figuring out your leagues, deciding on draft orders, and running mocks so you are ready when the time finally comes to make that first pick. For this exercise, I acted as the owner of 10 teams in a PPR league and drafted 4 rounds for each team. Check out my mock below and my breakdown of each team. Hopefully this helps you with your draft.
Fantasy football season is just around the corner, and as you start to run mock drafts and find your sleepers you’ll be targeting in round 15 and on, it’s important to take a look at the incoming rookie class to see where you can get instant impact, who might be a good stash for your playoff push, and who to avoid entirely. Here we’ll go position by position with my top 3 targets at each position, and a dark horse option.