No. 3: Running Back Jordan Howard
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard was a nice find for your fantasy team if you had him last year.
After all, Howard only rushed for 1,313 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 5.2 yards per carry in the process.
But there are good enough reasons to suspect a sophomore slump for the No. 1 offensive weapon Chicago has in 2017. Think about other players at this position who saw a serious decrease in production in year two — Doug Martin, Todd Gurley and Jeremy Hill.
Worse yet, the Bears offense is going to be bad this season. Whoever Chicago starts at quarterback — Mike Glennon or Mitchell Trubisky — isn’t likely to spark the aerial attack.
This means teams are simply going to sell out to stop Howard and the running game. His numbers will suffer as a result.
Still, fantasy owners are going to reach for Howard this season. It wouldn’t be a shock to see someone grab him as early as Round 2.
Instead, target someone like the Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi or Carlos Hyde of the 49ers.