Early NFL Favorites For Individual Awards in 2015-2016 Season

Written by on March 11, 2015

The 2015 NFL season is still a couple of months ahead of us, though there are plenty of NFL teasers to bite on during the offseason as we await the real feast in September. Already, various teams are remoulding their squads through various trades and the NFL Draft is fast-approaching, which will even change the teams’ rosters further… and their season’s NFL odds. As a result of such trades, the composition of 2015 NGL teams is likely to be different, especially those that will trade heavily in the draft and free agency market. This, in turn, will duly affect how such teams perform in the 2015 season. For NFL bettors, the changes are also likely, if not guaranteed, to put some shifts in early NFL odds, including issues like the Super 50 odds, the 2015-2016 NFL MVP, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year, among other individual honors. However, so far, all the 32 teams have solidly confirmed their head coaches and general managers, while most of the key teams have their key players in place, so we can project about how the players are likely to perform, just in the same way we have been able to look into the rosters and the coaches and then projected how teams could perform in the upcoming NFL season. If you are fantasy football fan, be sure to also check out the list below as it glimpses some of standout players to keenly watch in regards to the 2015 fantasy football preseason positional ranks.

Best Quarterbacks

aaron-rodgersAaron Rodgers

Team: Green Bay Packers As long as he stays healthy, the reigning league MVP should be able to maintain his numbers, especially if his hottest target wideout Randall Cobb stays with the team.    

andrew-luckAndrew Luck

Team: Indianapolis Colts Andy has been in an upward mobility in all his past seasons, constantly improving from strength to strength, and based on that trend, we should even see a better Luck, particularly if the Colts add some help in the running department.    

tom-bradyTom Brady

Team: New England Patriots If the run to last year’s Super Bowl was any indication of Brady’s potential and abilities, then 2015 should still be a good year for this future Hall of Famer.    

russell-wilsonRussell Wilson

Team: Seattle Seahawks Arguably the best dual threat QB in the league, though he could be facing competition from the likes of Marcus Mariota next season. Wilson has strong legs, though he needs to improve his throwing game, plus his play-calling skills, which costed his team Super Bowl 49.    

ben-roethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers Big Ben gave gave credence to his name by posting big numbers in 2014, and I am sure his numbers will be up there among the best passers in 2015, going by his consistently improving nature.    

drew-breesDrew Brees

Team: New Orleans Saints Though Brees’ numbers somewhat dropped last season, he did not do as bad as the likes of Eli Manning. More protection for him by his front seven and he should be good to go for another solid 2015.    

peyton-manningPeyton Manning

Team: Denver Broncos Still a good a QB, but his long career has taken away a few of his skills, particularly in regards to effeciency and sharpness. However, even when he is not functioning at his optimum best, he should still be as good as (may be even better than) most QBs in this list    

tony-romoTony Romo

Team: Dallas Cowboys Like Peyton Manning, Romo’s years (and frequent injuries) are taking a toll on his game. When healthy, very few people in this list will be able to match up to him.    

joe-flaccoJoe Flacco

Team: Baltimore Ravens After his record-breaking year in 2014, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to have another good season in 2015.    

Other Noteworthy QBs

Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan

Best Running Backs

DeMarco-Murray DeMarco Murray

Team: Dallas Cowboys Coming off a record-breaking year and a ridiculous workload, Murray should have another great year, though much of his efficiency will depend on the team he ends up going to.    

marshawn-lynchMarshawn Lynch

Team: Seattle Seahawks Assuming he does not retire like he’s been mulling over the recent times, Beast Mode is a surefire NFL pick to have a great year.    

LeVeon-BellLe’Veon Bell

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers Had a great year with the Steelers and his absence from the AFC divisional game limited his team. Let’s hope he is able to get over his suspension issues and come back to grace us with his do-it-all skills.    

Eddie-LacyEddie Lacy

Team: Green Bay Packers A consistent thorn in the flesh for most teams, but needs to have consistency in his numbers from the start to the end of the season.    

Jamaal-CharlesJamaal Charles

Team: Kansas City Chiefs If Andy Reid can give him more play time, Charles should see his numbers surge up in 2015, going by his immense proven potential as a lethal runner.    

Matt-ForteMatt Forte

Team: Chicago Bears Caught more than 100 balls in 2014 so, yeah, he definitely belongs to this list.    

Other Noteworthy RBs

Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, Adrian Peterson, C.J. Anderson, Jeremy Hill

Best Wide Receivers

Demaryius-ThomasDemaryius Thomas

Team: Denver Broncos After having a big year in 2014, Thomas should be able to get some decent contract in the offseason, while also maintaining his productivity under Peyton Manning.    

Dez-BryantDez Bryant

Team: Dallas Cowboys His credentials precede him after being one of the most consistent players over the recent times, and should have another strong season come 2015.    

TY-HiltonT.Y. Hilton

Team: Indianapolis Colts In spite of a few injury concerns, proved to be real talent through his partnership with Andy Luck.    

Jordy-NelsonJordy Nelson

Team: Green Bay Packers Nelson was one of the main reasons Rodgers was able to deliver consistently. If Cobb stays with the Packers, Nelson should continually deliver big plays every week.    

Odell-Beckham-JrOdell Beckham Jr.

Team: New York Giants Had a breakout rookie year and should be headed for bigger things, especially if Eli Manning targets him more often.    

Julio-JonesJulio Jones

Team: Atlanta Falcons As long as Jones is fully healthy, he should be able to show a lot of brilliance under Shanahan’s offensive system.    

Calvin-JohnsonCalvin Johnson

Team: Detroit Lions Though he’s turning 30, Johnson still a good number of good years left in his legs and arms to carry the ball when needed.    

aj-greenA.J. Green

Team: Cincinnati Bengals Didn’t have his best year in 2014, but his talent is undeniable and should be due for a come-back season.    

Other Noteworthy WRs

Alshon Jeffrey, Emmanuel Sanders, Jeremy Maclin, Antonio Bryant