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Answering the biggest fantasy football questions for 2018

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Dan Graziano and Tedy Bruschi weigh in on the likelihood that QB Carson Wentz will be ready to start Week 1 of the 2018 season after tearing his ACL and LCL. (1:54)

Will Alvin Kamara take on a larger role in 2018? Can fantasy managers expect Amari Cooper to bounce back from a down year?

NFL Nation reporters answer the biggest early fantasy questions -- provided by ESPN fantasy football analyst Mike Clay -- across the league heading into next season.

NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West
AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West


NFC EAST

Dallas Cowboys

Have NFL defenses figured out how to contain quarterback Dak Prescott, or do you expect a bounce-back season?

Contrary to popular opinion, Prescott did not suffer from the dreaded sophomore slump. He suffered from running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and the absence of left tackle Tyron Smith due to injury. When Prescott had those two in the first half of the 2017 season, he had 16 touchdowns to four interceptions. Defenses did not really figure him out as they figured out the Cowboys' scheme. Prescott needs to improve in many areas, such as accuracy and deep passes, for the Cowboys to make it back to the playoffs in 2018. He also needs the scheme to have more variation where the run plays marry better to the pass, giving him better chances to make longer completions. There are plenty of reasons to think Prescott can bounce back in 2018, but the staff needs to help him with adjustments to the scheme. -- Todd Archer

New York Giants

Which offensive player will benefit most from the hiring of coach Pat Shurmur?

Eli Manning. Shurmur made Case Keenum and Sam Bradford into more than serviceable quarterbacks. He should be able to do the same with an aging Manning, who could now be a useful player in two-quarterback leagues or worth using as a fill-in starter when there is a favorable matchup. -- Jordan Raanan