With the month of May almost complete, fantasy football drafts for franchise leagues will be arriving soon. For those of us out there who enjoy the yearly game against friends and others from around the world, this is a very happy time. With Franchise drafts used to land rookies most years, I figured, why not give some of the Dolphins rookie players a look over the next few weeks.
For the opening week of our return to Fantasy Friday, we will be taking a look at someone who should be a day one starter for the Miami Dolphins. Should your fantasy league do individual defense, a rookie you may want to target is Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
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A true ball sniffing linebacker, Raekwon McMillan will be a day one starter for the Miami Dolphins at outside linebacker. While McMillan is not a sack artist, he is someone that loves to hit running backs and can always find a way to get into the backfield. Should you have a team in need of tackles and tackles for loss, McMillan could be your guy.
Placing him into a linebacking corps that will start Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons, McMillan will only get better as the years go by. The added plus is that McMillan will start games his rookie season, something few second round and below defenders can lay claim to. If McMillan is good as some believe he is, he will put up solid to good numbers this season.
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The one issue that I currently see in McMillan’s way though is the talent of the two players that will start alongside him. Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons are both tackling machines with Timmons being well known for his bone-crunching hits. This will likely take away some numbers from McMillan’s stats and could hurt him in the short term.
That said, should you draft McMillan in your fantasy league, he could provide you with a long term option at one of your linebacker position. Will he be great? It’s really to early to say. However, look for McMillan to be productive as a rookie and to put up some solid stats this season.