The Best Scott Fish Bowl Players to Draft

The scoring for the Scott Fish Bowl is ever-changing, so a good projection set can be a helpful compass navigating through such a complex draft. No worries though, as the projections team at PlayerProfiler has got you covered! The Player Rankings page on the site has points projections as well as tiers. Let’s take a look at some of the players you should target in SFB13!

A Tier of One

The tight end bonus points for first downs and receptions makes it tough to pass on Travis Kelce early. In 2022, Kelce ranked No. 2 in first down receiving (78 First Downs) and No. 3 in Receptions (110) amongst all eligible receivers.

With SFB13’s tight end bonuses, our projections have him outscoring not only the other tight ends but all wide receivers as well. Furthermore, the cliff after Kelce is steep with the next tight end (Mark Andrews) projecting to score 140 less points. Consider Kelce as your first-round pick if he makes the slide to you!

Early Round QB

The long-time “wait-for-quaterback” strategy of recent years is better saved for another league. Given the super-flex flex position eligibility and 6 point per Passing Touchdown scoring, waiting on quarterback could be to your detriment in SFB13.  Of the top tier quarterbacks, I’m willing to take a stand with Jalen Hurts.  The 1-point bonus for rushing 1st down, .25 bonus per Rush Attempt and 6-point Rushing Touchdown rewards rushers at the position.  In 2022, Hurts ranked No. 2 in Rushing Touchdowns (13) and No. 3 in 1st downs rushing (67).  Other rushing quarterbacks worth considering are Justin Fields and Daniel Jones.

Embracing the Unknown

With the SFB13 draft taking place so early in the summer, taking a stand on ambiguous situations can pay dividends.  Rookies, players returning from injury and players on new team’s/new roles are worth noting.

Anthony Richardson Advanced Stats & Metrics

Anthony Richardson is an interesting draft consideration given his injection into an offense that features Jonathan Taylor and a strong Colts offensive line.  After being drafted No. 4 overall in April, the rookie already sits atop the team’s depth chart. Richardson ranks No. 1 amongst the 2023 Quarterback Class with an elite 116.6 Athleticism Score. In his final year at Florida, Richardson posted a healthy 650 Rushing Yards and 9 Rushing Touchdowns.

Rachaad White is a dark horse RB1 projecting as RB17. With Leonard Fournette gone, White is the unquestioned RB1 for the Bucs. All-purpose backs are useful in SFB13 given the leagues’ emphasis on rushing and receiving first downs (1 pt each). In one game of action sans Fournette in 2022, White logged 14 Carries and nine receptions.  I’m expecting the Bucs will hide Baker Mayfield by featuring White as a reliable outlet around the line of scrimmage.

Deebo Samuel needs to be on your radar after finishing as WR34 in a down year. Samuel suffered through knee/ankle injuries, the ineffectiveness of Jimmy Garoppolo, and the growing pains of rookie Brock Purdy. I feel more comfortable with Purdy or Trey Lance getting Samuel some better-quality targets for the upcoming season though. Despite his meager output, Samuel’s 25-percent Target Share bested notable target hogs such as Jaylen Waddle and Keenan Allen.  Samuel also led his position in Rushing Attempts (42), Rushing Yards (232) and Rushing Touchdowns (3) last season.

About SFB13

There’s no better summer vibe than fireworks, grilling out and drafting in the Scott Fish Bowl.  The annual tournament pits 3000+ (out of 30,000+ applicants) athletes, actors, musicians, fans and fantasy analysts against one another in the brotherly spirit of charity.  The charity, Fantasy Cares, has set a goal of $100,000 with a bulk of the proceeds being used to buy toys for Toys for Tots around Christmas. 

While SFB13 is focused on the Fantasy Cares charity, Scott also encourages adding a charitable element to your home fantasy leagues.  Even if you’re not participating in the league this year, please consider making a donation by clicking here.