Fantasy Football Thanksgiving Special: 3 Players I’m Thankful For

by Angel Maldonado (@Angel_TejadaFF)

 

Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson was a 16th round pick in my startup two years ago. I should have taken him far before that. Not only was he drafted by the WR1 generator that is the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Johnson’s route running looked elite even before he reached the NFL. I wanted to do a “Making the Leap” on him this offseason but never got around to it. I’ve gotten a few offers for him in my home league—I even tried to trade him in the offseason for a big name WR— but I’m thankful that he’s producing at an elite level whenever he’s healthy. Let’s hope that he stays healthy and continues his blazing-hot run. 

 

CeeDee Lamb

J.K Dobbins or CeeDee Lamb: who would you rather have in dynasty leagues? That is the question I had to ponder for three months as I had the #3 pick in the draft. Fears of him becoming Kevin White clouded my judgment and I ALMOST drafted Dobbins. Alas, the dream of seeing Prescott to Lamb for 5 years pushed me to select Lamb and I have zero regrets. He’s one of many elite wide receivers in this class, but whether it is Prescott or Justin Fields leading the Cowboys next season I’m sure he finishes in the top 16 wide receivers, barring injury. I’m thankful we get to watch Lamb play for years to come. 

 

Dak Prescott

I hope the Cowboys resign Prescott. He was having a career year before tearing his ACL and he truly is a leader in the Cowboys locker room. The fact that the Cowboys gave up on the season the moment he was hurt says a lot about who the players want leading them going forward. It says, even more, about who he is as a person. I hope Dak Prescott makes a full recovery and, whether it’s for the Cowboys or another team, thrives next season on his way to the soon to be named Alex Smith Comeback Player of the Year Award. Most of all, I’m grateful he was willing to put himself out there and talk about his struggles with mental health this year. A lot of us, I included,  related to that and not everyone in his position is brave enough to speak up. So shout out to Dak Prescott and thank you. 

 

P.S. Skip Bayless’ statement about Dak Prescott’s mental health was a chump move and he should deliver an ACTUAL apology. I really could not care less if his initial statement was for controversy or ratings. It was a weak and pathetic statement that reinforced the stereotype that men can’t take care of their mental health without being “weak.”

 

Most of all I’m grateful for the amazing team at 3CoSports and the incredible support our friends and family have given us. I’m grateful that you read this article and gave us a couple of minutes of your time to read this. I hope we can continue producing content that all of you enjoy in the coming year. We have a lot of plans and we hope you’ll be a part of this journey with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

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