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XFL Seattle Dragons: Official Depth Chart, Fantasy Implications, Draftkings

The XFL is about to kickoff! Us fantasy football addicts now have a fix for the rest of the season (set your league up now!). We already ranked and graded all eight XFL Teams, but if you’re just looking for one specific roster, we’ve got you covered too. Official XFL Depth Charts were released on Thursday, and many had shocking implications. Below, we look at the Seattle’s depth chart, their Week 1 DraftKings Prices, as well as the coaching staff to give you a complete picture of the Dragons.

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Season win total: 3.5 (-120)

Championship odds: +1100

Head Coach: Jim Zorn

Offensive Coordinator: Mike Riley

If there’s going to be a run-heavy team in the XFL, it will likely be in Seattle. Although Jim Zorn was a quarterbacks coach forever in the NFL, his stint as head coach saw him as a run-first kinda guy. Zorn has been out of coaching since 2012, when he was the QB coach for the Chiefs. In this case, the coaches should have probably been switched, considering Mike Riley has been a head coach for most of his coaching career, highlighted by the Chargers, Oregon State, and Nebraska head gigs. Most recently, Riley was the head coach for the AAF San Antonio Commanders, where his team was last in passing and third in rushing. ZzZz.

Seattle Dragons Official Depth Chart & Fantasy names to know:

QB:

1) Brandon Silvers (Troy)

Back-up BJ Daniels (USF)

RB:

1) Ja’Quan Gardner (Humboldt State), $3600

2) Kenneth Farrow (Houston, 10th Overall, RB4), $7200

3) Trey Williams (Texas A&M, 7th Overall, RB2), $4100

 

WR

1) Kasen Williams (Washington, 55th Overall, WR27), OUT (Quad)

2) Keenan Reynolds (Navy, 39th Overall, WR21), $8100

3) Austin Proehl (UNC, Supplemental), $5700

Others: Dontez Byrd (Tennessee Tech), $3500;  Alonzo Moore (Nebraska, 76th Overall, WR38), $3400 Questionable

TE: There’s FIVE of them who made the team

This team is constructed like an All-AAF team that’s going to run the shit out of the ball. Fantasy snoozefest.

Brandon Silvers is the least known of the starting quarterbacks in the league, as he really only popped for two games in the AAF after beating out the GOAT, Christian Hackenberg. With an obscene five tight ends on the roster and a handful of solid backs, expect Zorn and Riley to pound the rock and let Silvers manage the game. In two AAF games, he threw four touchdowns and completed 64 percent of his passes.

Meanwhile, although the “Ground Pie” will be huge here, it profiles as a complete fantasy migraine. The team invested heavily in the RB position, taking Trey Williams 7th overall in Round 1, followed by Kenneth Farrow at 10th overall in Round 2… only to name the undrafted Ja’Quan Gardner the starter. Huh?

Farrow seems like the preferred option even as the No.2, but maybe that’s just because he was a brief Waiver Wire Hero for me in 2016 when he compile 60 carries and 192 yards across a handful of starts for the Chargers. Williams is the best athlete. The offense is going to suck regardless, so why go after this backfield anyways?

Given the expected run-heavy approach, the WRs shouldn’t be hugely important here. Most noteworthy is former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds, who garnered some NFL experience in Baltimore and Seattle. Meanwhile, Dontez Byrd averaged 13 yards per reception in the AAF from QB Brandon Silvers, so it’s clear the two have some chemistry. Byrd was a late roster addition, perhaps at Silver’s suggestion, and carries some intriguing sleeper potential. Still, it’ll be tough to find the true fantasy stud in this depth chart, since they’ll lean on the run game and not on Silvers’ arm.

With an astounding FIVE tight ends on the roster, this just confirms it’ll be a mishmash of disgustingness from a fantasy perspective.

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