Every week we will be publishing a roundtable discussion based on Mojo-related topics.
This week we are:
QB: Joe Burrow ($69.60)
RB: Breece Hall ($10.67)
WR: Ja’Marr Chase ($20.71)
TE: Kyle Pitts ($16.52)
I’m all in on the Bengals. It’s extremely early to be making such bold claims, but if you watch basketball they remind me of the Golden State Warriors right when Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green were entering into their primes.
The Bengals armed with Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase has the chance to be an all-time trio and break records along the way. In fact, my bold prediction in the industry survey for this year was that Joe Burrow would break the passing yardage record in a single season and that Ja’Marr Chase would have 2,000 receiving yards.
Burrow reminds me of young Drew Brees and is tailored to a perfect situation right now. If Zac Taylor relies on this passing attack (like he should) there is no reason Burrow isn’t firmly in the conversation for the best QB in football after this year.
As for Kyle Pitts, I’ll let this article do all the talking.
Breece Hall has an extremely good profile coming out as he offers ideal athleticism, size, and production that tends to translate well to the pros.
It would be quite surprising to me if Breece Hall wasn’t a top five running back in the NFL two years from now.
QB: Russell Wilson ($99.13)
RB: Javonte Williams ($12.98)
WR: CeeDee Lamb ($17.90)
TE: Greg Dulcich ($2.07)
After a few years marred by injury and an outdated offensive scheme, Wilson is ready to be a superstar again. Similar to Matthew Stafford last season in Los Angeles, Denver has the weapons and line to support an MVP-type season.
Wilson has averaged nearly $7 of Mojo Value per season and the market expects him to earn $31 more in his career. He just signed a contract to keep him in Denver through 2028, so even having just a few more elite seasons followed by some average ones would see him flying right past his future value. Any deep playoff run or Super Bowl bonus would be icing on the cake since Mojo counts Playoff stats.
Staying in Denver, Williams’ price is far too low given his freakish ability and high draft capital. He earned $2 worth of value as a part-time rookie and is only expected to earn $11 more in his career. Being one of the best running backs in the league is in Williams’ range of outcomes and that comes out to about $4 worth of Mojo Value. One or two years like that and his price will skyrocket.
Lamb has a chance to join Chase and Justin Jefferson in the pantheon of elite receivers this season. Maybe he’d be there by now if not for Dak Prescott missing most of 2020 and then getting banged up towards the end of last season.
He’s the bonafide #1 with Amari Cooper in Cleveland. The Cowboys don’t even have much of a #2 with Michael Gallup on the PUP list and Cedrick Wilson in Miami. Lamb could go nuclear this season.
Closing with a #PennyStock in Dulcich. Maybe I’m just obsessed with the Broncos this season, but Dulcich has the tools and college production to develop into a high-end player. He is set to miss the first four weeks of the season with a hamstring injury but I expect him to carve out a role by season’s end.
QB: Lamar Jackson ($56.83)
RB: Najee Harris ($17.49)
WR: AJ Brown ($17.39)
TE: Kyle Pitts ($16.52)
The 2021 season was definitely one that Ravens fans want to forget. However, that means this is the perfect time to invest in Lamar Jackson.
Sign me up for a dual-threat quarterback every day of the week and at just 25 years old with a league MVP already under his belt, the ceiling on Jackson is too high to overlook. Coming into 2022 with a healthy roster in a winnable division, we will be witnessing the absolute best of Jackson, and this is still just the beginning.
This time last year he was at his peak share price of $68 before injuries plagued Baltimore's entire team. Buying low on this future Hall-of-Fame talent after a tough season, just ahead of a big contract extension is a must for my Mojo Dream Portfolio.
Najee Harris and AJ Brown are absolutely gorgeous players to have in my portfolio. There is no denying how much talent these two players have, and they each find themselves on teams that are making both of them focal points.
No brainers. And lastly…
Wow! I am choosing to go long on Kyle Pitts as my tight end of the future?! How original. I can assure you - I genuinely did contemplate a handful of other talented tight-ends. But this is my Mojo Dream team and I would have been blatantly lying if I selected anyone other than Pitts.
Still under $17 per share? He’s the highest-drafted tight end ever, a player that is molding the tight end position and setting the standard for young pass catchers - I feel great about Pitts at this price.
QB: Justin Herbert ($85.93)
RB: Rachaad White ($5.97)
WR: DJ Moore ($20.59)
TE: Noah Fant ($10.72)
Herbert is 1st in both passing yards and touchdowns among QBs all-time through his first two seasons. Only poor luck in close games and a lack of playoff experience prevents him from being recognized as an elite talent.
Rachaad White checks almost every box for a running back prospect profile other than age (he’s almost 24, which is old for a rookie). He has size, speed, pedigree, college production and pass-catching chops that Tom Brady will love!
DJ Moore isn’t just a hipster pick over Chase and Jefferson. All he’s done is racked up over 4,000 yards receiving before his 25th birthday, something only Randy Moss, Mike Evans, Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. have done. A healthy season from Baker Mayfield could mean ascension to the upper echelon of WRs for Moore.
Any pick at TE that isn’t Kyle Pitts is a hipster pick, but Noah Fant has the freakish traits that could make him a mid-20’s breakout superstar like Travis Kelce was. His 4.50 40-yard dash at 6’4” 249 is legendary when paired with, you know, actual football skills. You’d like a more reliable QB tossing him the rock, though.
QB: Trey Lance ($39.67)
RB: Breece Hall ($10.64)
WR:George Pickens ($9.37)
TE: Trey McBride ($4.94)
This list may come as a surprise to some, but I truly believe that these four players have an incredibly high ceiling on Mojo.
Trey Lance is very underpriced in my opinion for a guy who was the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has elite physical tools, weapons, and coaching in San Fran to launch his NFL career. I believe he’ll surprise a lot of people this year.
Breece Hall is one of my absolute favorite NFL players this season. He’s an absolute stud prospect coming out of Iowa State where he was a true workhorse. Coming into a young offense on the rise in New York, I believe that Hall has the makeup of a star NFL running back, and I definitely want a piece of him on Mojo at his current price.
For WR, I wanted to go with a guy who was is cheaper in terms of share price. George Pickens has been the stand out star of Steelers training camp, and will be the starting outside WR 2 for Pittsburgh this season. I think Pickens has true star potential, and for less than $10 a share, I’m on board the Pickens hype train.
I really wanted to go with a sleeper for the TE spot, and man is Trey McBride a value! I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people with just how good he is this season in Arizona. I strongly believe that if Zach Ertz wasn’t in town that McBride’s price would be much higher than it currently is. McBride was a 1st round talent in my evaluation, and it wouldn’t shock me if he had a better rookie season than expected, similar to Pat Freiermuth last year with Pittsburgh. He’s a great cheap buy.