I had this question posed to me the other day and thought I would pose it here. If you were selecting an SEC fantasy football team this year, who would be your top choices?
Here are my picks and reasons. Hopefully it doesn’t look too much like the preseason SEC team or too influenced by what I’ve seen in the Razorbacks’ practice.
QB - Josh Dobbs, Tennessee: Dual-threat should produce good numbers. Toss-up between he and Trevor Knight, who I think will fit in well at Texas A&M.
RBs - Leonard Fournette, LSU, and Rawleigh Williams, Arkansas: Probably the toughest position group to choose. Fournette is obvious if he can get healthy. I went with Williams because I think he is going to be a byproduct of the system this year. He looks quick and strong. Nick Chubb is an obvious omission, but I’m interested to see how he’s able to cut.
WRs - Drew Morgan, Arkansas, and Calvin Ridley, Alabama: Morgan is going to get a lot of targets, which should equal a lot of yards. Ridley is probably the league’s best big-play threat.
TE - Evan Engram, Ole Miss: Big part of the Rebels’ offense. I don’t think he’s the best all-around tight end, but he’s the best receiver. I do like how Arkansas and Alabama use their tight ends in the red zone, which typically inflate their TD numbers.
Flex - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M: The Aggies find ways to get the ball in his hands on offense, and he’s also a special teams threat. Evan Berry of Tennessee would fit here, too, because of his kick return numbers last year.
Kicker - Daniel Carlson, Auburn: Groza Award finalist last year when he made four field goals of at least 50 yards.
Defense - Georgia: Has recruited well on that side of the ball for years and should benefit from defensive-minded head coach. Also not a lot of good offenses in the SEC East.