THIS was already on the list BEFORE I learned that WR Alshon Jeffery had played 19 games, caught 69 balls, for 1,008 yards, and 12 tuds, all with a rotator cuff torn since Training Camp. Now, after learning that, this is not only on the list, but it’s probably the most important part of it.
We need to find a way to get Jeffery isolated, and in space against any CB who isn’t 6’3”. Then he can use his height and wingspan to make those 50/50 balls more like 85/15 balls.
The best way to get him that space, is to get teams to load the box, (which I covered in #7 of this series). If we can do that, then teams will have to telegraph which poison they’re picking. That will make life easier on the Offense, which will make it easier on the Defense, and therefore improve our chances of a second parade in a row.
I’ll say this now: I expect 80 catches and 13 REGULAR SEASON touchdowns out of Jeffery this season. I drafted him in Fantasy last year and he was a big part of my Championship run. (With Nick Foles as my QB. No joke. Check it out.)