2018 Fantasy Football: Former North Carolina Tar Heels Player Outlooks

Senior Expert Shawn Childs breaks down the Fantasy Football potential of the best UNC Tar Heels players now in the National Football League

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Senior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs breaks down and forecasts the top players from the biggest colleges in the nation! In this edition, he takes a look at Mitchell Trubisky, Giovani Bernard and more of your favorite UNC players! Stay tuned for more College Football Player Breakdowns!

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QB Mitchell Trubisky – With one year of starting experience at North Carolina, Mitch threw for 3,748 yards with 30 TDs and six Ints. He also rushed for 303 yards on 93 carries with five TDs. Trubisky comes with a high pedigree from high school, but he failed to win a starting job until 2016. He looks to be a very good game manager with the ability to extend drives with his legs if needed. Mitchell will need to do a better job getting the ball out quickly on his dropbacks plus show he can handle the show from behind center. In his rookie season over 12 starts, Trubisky went 4-8 with 2,193 passing yards with seven TDs and seven Ints while rushing for 248 yards and two TDs on 41 rushes. Mitchell had limited upside in his receiving options while working as a game manager for a team that showed improvement on defense. He passed for fewer than 200 yards in nine games with his best two games coming in Week 14 (276 combined yards with two TDs) and Week 15 (317 combined yards with one TD). On the year, Trubisky averaged only 27.5 pass attempts per game while taking 31 sacks. Chicago has strength at running back, but they did add more exciting playmaking talent at the receiving positions. Mitchell looked the part of an NFL QB in 2017, and the new coaching staff will let him attack the field in the deep passing game. Possible 4,000 combined yards with league average TDs thanks to his upgrades at WR.

RB Giovani Bernard – I have to say Bernard came back quicker than I expected in 2017 hurting the opportunity and evaluation of Joe Mixon. Giovani played all 16 games in 2017 while averaging 9.25 touches per game. He finished with 847 combined yards with four TDs and 43 catches, which was below his opportunity and output over his first three seasons in the NFL (76.4 yards per game with 17 combined TDs and 148 catches over 45 games). When given a starting opportunity in Week 16, Gio delivered 168 combined yards with a TD and seven catches. He has 22 catches over the last four games for 151 yards on 29 targets. With no Jeremy Hill in the mix, Bernard will regain some value in 2018. I’d set his floor at 175 touches for 900+ yards with 40+ catches and a handful of TDs. He’ll see much of his action on third down while offering change of pace ability on early downs.

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RB T.J. Logan – Over four seasons at North Carolina, Logan rushed for 2,165 yards on 398 carries with 19 rushing TDs plus 76 catches for 663 yards and four more TDs. T.J. never had a season where he was the lead back in college. He runs with a home run gear, which will offer value in the return games or as a change of pace option. Logan plays well in the passing game with a higher enough skill set to pass protect. He returned five kickoffs in 77 chances with the Tar Heels. T.J. missed all of last year with a wrist injury.

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Shawn Childs has been a high stakes Fantasy baseball and football player since 2004 where he had success in his first season (three titles and $25,000 in winnings). In early years of the high stakes market in Fantasy baseball, he was ahead of the curve in player evaluation, draft value, and free agent bidding setting up four top-five finishes in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has four AL-only Auction titles, one NL-only title, and five Main Event titles plus an overall title in 2012 at RTFBC (netted $10,000). This success led to an induction into the NFBC Baseball Hall of Fame. His success in the high stakes market led to a career in providing Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football content. On the football side, he’s competed and won in all different formats – auctions, draft championship, main events, and high-dollar leagues. He won 2nd place overall in the 2014 Most Accurate Salary Cap Expert contest at FantasyPros. As a dual-sport player, it was natural to transition to the daily games where he is a “swing for the fences type of guy.” Childs has appeared in one FanDuel NFL Live Final and one DraftKings NFL Live Final, a season-ending tournament which led to a couple of chances to win over $1,000,000.