These 16 questions in the AFC will help to define dynasty for years to come. See 16 NFC questions here.
What is the offensive weaponry outside of Stefon Diggs in Buffalo?
Without Cole Beasley, there is a hole in Buffalo’s offensive pecking order. The Bills are promoting Gabriel Davis to the WR2 role. They also have a Dawson Knox at tight end and drafted James Cook at running back in the second round along with Khalil Shakir at wide receiver in the fifth round. There is room for multiple starters in this offense led by Josh Allen besides Diggs, making the ancillary options in this offense a key watch.
Is Tua Tagovailoa the answer at quarterback for Miami?
Miami has a new head coach and the fourth offensive coordinator in Tua Tagovailoa’s three-year career. The team added Tyreek Hill via trade and should have the resources to address the position in the offseason if Tagovailoa fails to take a step forward. Tagovailoa has a career 6.6 yards per attempt, and a failure to increase to the low-to-mid 7 yards per attempt, carries significant questions about his future as a starter.
What does the post-Josh McDaniels offense look like in New England?
Josh McDaniels left the New England offense to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Mac Jones was a rookie season success, but now it appears former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will be calling plays in the offense. The offense has numerous potential contributors, including Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson, Devante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Hunter Henry, and Jonnu Smith. How the transition impacts them and Mac Jones’s development is critical.
How does Zach Wilson progress in New York?
The Jets have spent the offseason adding personnel to the offense to support Zach Wilson. Wilson struggled as a rookie, averaging only 6.1 yards per attempt, but the additions of Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, Tyler Conklin, C.J. Uzomah, and Jeremy Ruckert should help his development. Wilson may miss the start of the season, but if he does not show progress in 2022, he will be at risk of being replaced.
Who wins the Pittsburgh quarterback battle?
After Ben Roethlisberger retired, Pittsburgh addressed the quarterback position by signing Mitchell Trubisky in free agency and selecting Kenny Pickett with the 20th pick in the NFL Draft. Pickett was not drafted high enough to compel the Steelers to start him, and Trubisky has the skill set to win and fend off a challenge. With Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens, and Pat Freiermuth, there are plenty of fantasy contributors depending on a better quarterback in the offense. How the quarterback battle is decided will be a critical watch through the season.
How does Deshaun Watson return?
Deshaun Watson should return in week 13. When he plays, he is an elite dynasty player. How he integrates into the Cleveland offense at the end of the season will be an important watch heading into 2023.
Does Joe Burrow regress?
Joe Burrow lived on his variance in 2021. He led the league with 10 passing touchdowns over 40 yards, after zero such touchdowns in 2020. If Burrow regresses in 2022, he will need a big increase in passing volume to sustain his performance in 2021.
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