Fantasy Football Podcast: Finding fantasy gold in 2020’s ‘carnival’ teams — good offenses, bad defenses

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The big news over the weekend was Matthew Stafford and Gardner Minshew being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. How should coronavirus impact rankings this year? (02:00)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Every year, a team like the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes along, putting up massive point totals on offense while being a turnstile on defense, forcing teams to throw the ball to a narrow group of players to keep pace and ensuring fantasy gold for all involved.» data-reactid=»29″>Every year, a team like the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes along, putting up massive point totals on offense while being a turnstile on defense, forcing teams to throw the ball to a narrow group of players to keep pace and ensuring fantasy gold for all involved.

Who will be those carnival teams this year? Here are Scott Pianowski’s picks:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Detroit Lions: The ball will be going to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jr. early and often. Did you know Matthew Stafford was QB4 last year in points per game? (06:25)» data-reactid=»31″>Detroit Lions: The ball will be going to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jr. early and often. Did you know Matthew Stafford was QB4 last year in points per game? (06:25)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Atlanta Falcons: The Matt Ryan/Julio Jones connection has been around for a decade, but are there enough passes to go around for Calvin Ridley and newcomer Hayden Hurst? (13:15)» data-reactid=»32″>Atlanta Falcons: The Matt Ryan/Julio Jones connection has been around for a decade, but are there enough passes to go around for Calvin Ridley and newcomer Hayden Hurst? (13:15)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Carolina Panthers: Consensus RB1 Christian McCaffrey is still a star, and while Teddy Bridgewater might not be peak Cam Newton, the improvement over Kyle Allen is good news for DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. (20:30)» data-reactid=»33″>Carolina Panthers: Consensus RB1 Christian McCaffrey is still a star, and while Teddy Bridgewater might not be peak Cam Newton, the improvement over Kyle Allen is good news for DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. (20:30)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll and co. rarely let Russell Wilson show off his arm and make plays on the ground, but in a division with San Francisco and Arizona, relying on Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf might be the only way to keep up. (25:05)» data-reactid=»34″>Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll and co. rarely let Russell Wilson show off his arm and make plays on the ground, but in a division with San Francisco and Arizona, relying on Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf might be the only way to keep up. (25:05)

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Miami Dolphins: Ryan Fitzpatrick will make way for Tua Tagovailoa at some point, but a massive second-half from DeVante Parker, a tight end primed for a breakout in Mike Gesicki and a returning Preston Williams who put up sneaky value last year could mean a lot of high scoring games. (37:25)» data-reactid=»36″>Miami Dolphins: Ryan Fitzpatrick will make way for Tua Tagovailoa at some point, but a massive second-half from DeVante Parker, a tight end primed for a breakout in Mike Gesicki and a returning Preston Williams who put up sneaky value last year could mean a lot of high scoring games. (37:25)

Matthew Stafford remains at the helm of teams we expect to be a carnival team in 2020.Matthew Stafford remains at the helm of teams we expect to be a carnival team in 2020.
Matthew Stafford remains at the helm of teams we expect to be a carnival team in 2020.

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