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Division Fantasy Football League Year #3 Preview

Updated: Sep 4

The NFC South are once again the defending champs, see the league's projected standings, and how each team will do in 2020.

1. NFC South:

The NFC South has won the DFFL title in each of the last two seasons, and honestly it would be shocking if they didn't take home the crown again. You can see their starting lineup, but stars like Mike Evans, Todd Gurley, D.J. Moore, Calvin Ridley, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Rob Gronkowski will all start week one on the bench. This is flat out an unbelievable team. They practically have the whole first round of picks on their team. They are in a whole different level from everyone else.


Last year's finish: 1st

Strengths: running back, wide receiver

Weaknesses: defense

Team emoji: 🐐




2. AFC West:

This team is going to be really good, and really should run away with the AFC. They have no holes, every position is a position of strength. The Chiefs bring three superstars, while the Chargers and Raiders fill in the rest. As long as Kansas City's offense keeps it up, this team should be elite. In addition, I think Austin Ekeler, Josh Jacobs, and Keenan Allen are all under-rated fantasy players. Last season was a disappointing year for the AFC West, but expect them to bounce back in 2020.


Last year's finish: 5th

Strengths: quarterback, tight end

Weaknesses: defense

Team emoji: 🔥



3. NFC East:

The NFC North surprised a lot of people finishing second and losing in the championship round last year, but this season they won't catch anyone off guard. This team is a legit contender. It all starts with their two superstar running backs Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott. When they perform, this team does well. Dak Prescott was excellent last year as well, and Zach Ertz is still a top five tight end. Their wide receiver group does appear a bit shaky though. The Cowboys depth with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb might actually hurt this team.


Last year's finish: 2nd

Strengths: running back, quarterback

Weaknesses: wide receiver

Team emoji: 🤑



4. NFC West:

Just a year ago this team was dominated by Rams players, not anymore though. All the Rams receivers/tight ends kind of limit each other's production. The Cardinals adding Kenyan Drake and DeAndre Hopkins last year and this offseason is a huge boost to this group. Hopkins becomes this team's best player. The NFC West really has no holes, but just less superstars than the teams above them on this list. They need big years from Drake and Chris Carson. On a side note, Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray are a great fantasy duo at quarterback.


Last year's finish: 6th

Strengths: quarterback, tight end

Weaknesses: kicker

Team emoji: 👍


5. AFC North:

All hail Lamar! In all seriousness, no way does this division finish third last year without Jackson's performance. That, and Nick Chubb's breakout season. Had not for extremely disappointing seasons from JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham Jr., and James Connor, the AFC North might have made things more interesting. For them to succeed they are going to need Smith-Schuster and Beckham Jr. to bounce back. In addition, I don't have as much faith in Chubb and Joe Mixon as most people do.


Last year's finish: 3rd

Strengths: quarterback

Weaknesses: wide receiver

Team emoji: 🤔



6. NFC North:

After a collosaul collapse at the end of the 2019 season, and a loss in their final game, the NFC North ended the 2019 DFFL campaign in last place. It is surprising honestly given the talent that they have. Sixth place might seem low for 2020, but remember that they have a tough schedule in the NFC. They still should be relatively competetive. Dalvin Cook and Aaron Jones are a stellar running back duo if they stay healthy, Davante Adams and Kenny Golladay are as well. This group lacks depth though if confronted by injuries.


Last year's finish: 8th

Strengths: running back

Weaknesses: tight end

Team emoji: 😴


7. AFC South:

The AFC South does have some good players. Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette make up a very strong running back duo, and Deshaun Watson is a top five fantasy quarterback. After that though, there is a big drop off. T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Brown, and D.J. Chark are all good but not great. They will need at least one of Brown and Chark to step up and become this division's clear #1 WR. David Johnson is a complete question mark, and this team doesn't have a great tight end either.


Last year's finish: 4th

Strengths: running back

Weaknesses: wide receiver, tight end

Team emoji: 🙁


8. AFC East:

Because of a consolation round upset of the NFC North last season, the AFC East managed to finish in seventh place. They were clearly the worst team in the league though, and will be again in 2020. It's not like their players are terrible, but they just have no stars. Bounce-back years from Le'Veon Bell, and Sony Michel or James White would be huge. Even if everything goes their way though, this team will still be a cellar dweller.


Last year's finish: 7th

Strengths: defense

Weaknesses: running back, wide receiver

Team emoji: 🗑


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