Now that we're past free agency and the draft, we have a clue of how the teams around the NFL are going to line up. More importantly, we also have a pretty good idea of which players could be in line for some nice fantasy production in 2016. To help you out, we've brought back our Roster Resets for another season. Keep checking back as we add a new division each day.
The Bears will have a different look this year with Matt Forte no longer calling The Windy City home. Instead, Chicago's run game will rely on Jeremy Langford, who began 2015 with a bang but ended with a whimper. The Bears tried unsuccessfully this offseason to find more running back help but produced only Indiana's Jordan Howard in the fifth round of the draft. There is excitement through the air, however, with both Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White (who missed all of last season) expected to be healthy and ready to go. What does it mean for Jay Cutler? Well, he'll probably be the same inconsistent fantasy quarterback he's always been. Does he care? Probably not.
Calvin Johnson retired this offseason and took a large chunk of the Lions receiving production with him. Now Matthew Stafford will try to regroup with a receiving corps that features Golden Tate and free agent acquisition Marvin Jones. Another year in Jim Bob Cooter's offense could help this group remain productive. The running back position is a hodgepodge with Ameer Abdullah looking to improve on a frustrating rookie year all while likely splitting time with Theo Riddick. Stevan Ridley is in camp, but could end up being just an insurance policy in the backfield. Is this the year that Eric Ebron finally breaks out as a TE1? Sure, anything can happen.
Green Bay Packers
Key re-signings: James Starks
Key arrivals: Jared Cook
Key departures:James Jones, Scott Tolzien
Key draft picks: None
As is the Packers way, the team didn't make a ton of big moves to change the roster. The biggest key for Green Bay is health. Jordy Nelson is back after missing all of last season with an ACL injury. Eddie Lacy has slimmed down after playing at an (ahem!) elevated weight in 2015. With the band back together, signs point to Aaron Rodgers again challenging to be the top scorer in fantasy football. Maybe the biggest winner in this is Jared Cook, who has a chance to play with a great quarterback after seven lackluster seasons in the league. If he can't succed now, it was just never meant to be.
Key re-signings: Matt Asiata
Key arrivals: None
Key departures: Mike Wallace
Key draft picks: Laquon Treadwell
For years, Adrian Peterson has been the sum total of the Vikings offense. While he'll still be a main focal point of the attack, there's hope that Minnesota could diversify things a bit. The biggest reason for encouragment comes from first-round pick Laquon Treadwell. The Vikings (and fantasy owners) hope the Ole Miss product could be weapon that unlocks Teddy Bridgewater's full potential. It might take a couple of years before we're talking about Bridgewater and Treadwell as top tier players at their respective positions, but there is reason to be optimistic.