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Fake Teams fantasy football mailbag: Draft Mike Evans or T.Y. Hilton?

Plus is it ever worth drafting two quarterbacks.

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WE BACK! Sure we’re a couple weeks out from actual football but it’s never too soon to open up the mailbag and see what questions you all have heading into #DraftSZN.

If you want to send in your questions for next week’s mailbag (it comes out every Thursday, just in time for football), here are the ways to join:

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Onto the mailbag:

Q: Who do you like better this year: Mike Evans or T.Y. Hilton?
— Cameron E.

Oooooooooooh good question. I’ve been hyping up Mike Evans for a while now but that took a slight hit with Jameis Winston likely missing the start of the season. (Is he actually getting suspended? Are we getting an update on that anytime soon?) But I still really like Evans to have a bounce back year.

If you listen to the RB1 Podcast, you know I’ve come around to Clark’s line of thinking which is that Andrew Luck is playing and he’s gonna look good doing it. If you want to come join us in that line of thinking, then Hilton is your guy. He’s become more than just a deep threat and could be in for a career year as he’s become a better receiver and with the connection he and Luck already have.

My answer right now: Hilton. But if you can wait—I don’t know when your draft is—till after this weekend when we actually get to see ol’ Luck toss the pigskin to make your choice, that would be the way to go. If Luck looks great, all aboard the T.Y. mobile. If Luck is spotty... eh I’d still stick with T.Y. Fitzmagic just doesn’t do it for me.

Q: In a 12 team PPR ESPN league, should I ever consider drafting more than one quarterback or tight end?
— Steve. R

You can double down if you feel like you’ve taken a risk at either position. Maybe you drafted Andrew Luck and want to get a backup QB just in case Luck isn’t ready to go. That could make sense. But also this year is really deep at quarterback so I don’t even know if you’d need to draft another guy. You might be able to simply pick a name off waivers. Tyrod Taylor is a guy who has consistently given good fantasy performances and likely will be sitting on waivers for you. I’ve become very pro “don’t draft a quarterback because you can get one anywhere” recently so I for one won’t be drafting two signal callers. But that’s just me.

As for tight ends, yes you could definitely consider drafting two tight ends. While there’s plenty of depth at the QB position, there really isn’t that much at tight end so if you wanna snag two guys and see what happens, by all means do. Plus TEs can play in your flex so if they both turn out to be studs, it’s not a wasted pick.

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