Over the weekend, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the NFL by announcing his retirement. The 29-year-old, who was drafted No. 1 out of Stanford in 2012, was battling calf and ankle injuries two years removed from sitting out an entire season. Luck's frustration with the never-ending cycle of injuries and rehabilitation partly led to his decision to walk away. Now, the optimal 2019 Fantasy football auction strategy may involve fading Colts skill position players like running back Marlon Mack and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. The departure of Luck will also dampen their 2019 Fantasy football auction values, so they could end up being steals in your draft. How should you approach the Colts and every other NFL team? SportsLine's advanced computer model has revealed its latest 2019 Fantasy Football auction prices, projections, and rankings, which can help you know exactly how much to spend for every player this year.
Their optimal auction prices were derived from the combined values from top CBS Sports Fantasy analysts Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Jamey Eisenberg, a trio of proven, award-winning experts with decades of experience helping Fantasy players win their leagues. Averaging their values gives you the most thorough rankings possible, so you can confidently know these prices and get Fantasy football action draft tips will give you the edge you need.
We can tell you SportsLine's Fantasy football auction values 2019 say that with a $100 budget, you shouldn't spend more than $9 on any quarterback, and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is only worth $1 in the consensus rankings.
Wilson has passed for at least 3,400 yards and 34 touchdowns three times in the last four seasons. Last year, he racked up 3,448 passing yards and 35 touchdowns to just seven interceptions, finishing 2018 as the No. 7 Fantasy quarterback.
However, there is cause for concern in Seattle this season. That's because Wilson will be without one of his favorite targets in Doug Baldwin, who led Seattle in receiving yards three of the past four seasons. Seattle's big-bodied rookie receiver, D.K. Metcalf, may also miss time during the regular season after undergoing minor knee surgery. In addition to a thin core of receivers, Wilson also threw just 427 times in 2018, which ranked 20th in the NFL.
SportsLine's Fantasy football auction values 2019 say Wilson is worth less than quarterbacks like Lamar Jackson, Jared Goff and Jameis Winston, so don't be the player in your league who gets burned by overpaying for the big name.
SportsLine's consensus Fantasy Football auction values have also placed surprising price tags on several players in new offenses like Le'Veon Bell and Odell Beckham Jr., and they've made the call on exactly how much Ezekiel Elliott is worth as he continues his contract holdout.
So what price you should pay for every player in auction drafts? And is Ezekiel Elliott still worth stretching your budget for? Visit SportsLine now to see consensus 2019 Fantasy football auction values, all from a team of award-winning analysts, and find out.