Ultimate Fantasy Team: AFC East

Ultimate Fantasy Team: AFC East

Another day, another ultimate fantasy team line-up for you all.

You know the drill by now, we use the four teams available and create the best possible fantasy squad for you all to no doubt disagree with.

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This week, we turn our attention to the AFC East.

Made up of an ever-improving Buffalo Bills, a Brady-less New England Patriots, a new-look Miami Dolphins, oh, and the New York Jets (sorry, Jets fans), the AFC East has become one of the most intriguing divisions in football heading into 2020.

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QB – Josh Allen

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Which quarterback scored the most fantasy points out of Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Josh Allen last year? I’ll give you a clue, it isn’t the first two.

Allen raked up 297.56 points which isn’t half bad for a player in a franchise that are more well known for their defensive assets.

It will be worth noting whether or not Tua gets the starting gig straight away in Miami but basing this on the fact he’ll sit for a year, the Bills’ man deserves his spot.

RB1 – Le’Veon Bell

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Le’Veon Bell takes the number one for two reasons. One, there is no way on Earth that he has a worse season than last, and two, these AFC East running backs are a real struggle.

Bell came back in 2019 after a two year absence from the game and aside from a couple of moments of magic, it showed.

With that said, now that the former Pittsburgh Steelers’ man has had a year embedding back into the league, another huge season could be on the horizon.

RB2 – Jordan Howard

Hear me out. No, in fact, hear John Frascella out.

Howard had a miserable year last year and having him on my PPR Fantasy for the majority, I can vouch for that.

Having said that, he’s still a good running-back, a good running-back that is going to be used for plenty of one/two yard rushes in this new look Miami side.

Matt Breida may take a lot of carries but Howard will take a lot of points.

WR1 – Stefon Diggs

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There’s a new wide-receiver in Buffalo and he’s pretty good.

After five years with Minnesota Vikings, Diggs has a new home in the AFC East and now has the potential to make it his most memorable season yet.

2019 was the 26-year-old’s most productive year to date in terms of yardage but he still cut a frustrated figure for a large chunk due to the lack of touchdown passes coming his way.

Diggs will undoubtedly be the number one in New York and if he can hit similar yardage whilst upping his end-zone scores, there aren’t many that you will want over him.

WR2 – DeVante Parker

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Talk about a year where you finally find your feet in the NFL.

On his fifth year in the league, Parker went big for the Dolphins with 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns.

The 27-year-old really solidified himself as a top wide-receiver over the course of the season with his highlight being the absolute field day he had against Patriots’ All-Pro Stephon Gilmore.

Arguably still a slight gamble, however, with an improved Dolphins roster, he’s looking like a safe one at that.

TE – Mike Gesicki

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2018 second round draft pick Mike Gesicki could and should be in for his biggest year yet in Miami.

The AFC East might not be stacked with tight end talent but Gesicki has it in barrels.

He already more than doubled his yardage from his rookie year over the course of 2019, landing 570 yards and five touchdowns and will be looking to improve once more.

Record holder for most receptions by a tight end in Penn State history, could the 24-year-old go one better and beat the Dolphins’ receiving yards record set by Randy McMichael in 2004?

FLEX – Julian Edelman

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Poor Edelman. No Brady, no Gronk, no hope.

Okay, that’s a bit dramatic and there is plenty of hope left yet for the veteran.

One of the most consistent players you ever will see, the 34-year-old still manages to make big plays year-after-year and is always a safe fantasy pick-up.

Edelman has been seen working out with new QB1 Jarrett Stidham on numerous occasions this off-season so who knows – best season yet?

D/ST – New England Patriots

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They might have lost their offensive flare but the Patriots are still an absolute beast on defence.

Finishing top out of the 32 last season with 236 points, numbers like that will be needed once more if they are to defend their divisional crown.

Kicker – Jason Sanders

The man recovered his own onside kick. That’s it, that’s the reason.

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