Everyone is scrambling to draft one of these football players to their fantasy teams! We went past the stats and took a look at their garage.
The kids are back in school, summer is coming to an end, and the Detroit Lion’s season of Hard Knocks is about to finish up. That can mean only one thing – the fantasy football drafts need to finish up before the NFL season starts! Fantasy football is a fun way of getting together with a couple of friends and creating your own team out of actual players. You may not be able to call the plays or talk to your team in person, but their performance on the field adds up to points that can help you win every week. If your fantasy team is good enough, you might go on to win the fantasy football championship and get a fun little trophy or even some cash.
There are certain football players that can make your team unstoppable. These top fantasy football players continue to ball out and rack up fantasy points. Rather than talk about how well they do for your fantasy team, we figured we’d take a look at last year’s highest scoring players’ cars. Sorry individual defensive player leagues or people still playing with kickers, we kept this list strictly on the offensive side of things.
We checked the stats and found the cars of the top three fantasy football performers from each of the major offensive skill positions – quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. We would have added tight ends too, but Travis Kelce is the only one really flaunting his Holland & Holland Range Rover. Let’s check out what your fantasy football league winners have in their garage.
In terms of fantasy football, their importance is determined by the league type and scoring settings. Superflex leagues can feature two quarterbacks in a lineup, so they’re a hot commodity taken in the first round. Your regular PPR or Standard leagues are less heavily reliant on this position, but still worth a somewhat early to mid draft pick.
In real life, the quarterback is the highest regarded position in football. These quarterbacks are leading their offense out on the field and making split second decisions that can lead to a championship run or a 2017 Cleveland Browns type of season. Because of this, good quarterbacks get the most lucrative contracts in the NFL. Multi-million-dollar deals that typically come with more guaranteed money as of late just for signing on the dotted line.
What this means is that the QBs have some great car collections. For example, Patrick Mahomes was able to get a Ferrari 812 Superfast and recently gifted his wife a brand-new Ferrari F8 Tributo this past Mother’s Day. Figured I’d give a quick mention of Mahomes’ cars since the GOAT passed him last year by a couple of fantasy points.
The Buffalo Bills drafted Josh Allen back in 2018 and he has climbed everyone’s draft boards since his breakout at the quarterback position. The guy isn’t just a capable QB with a cannon for an arm, he also works as a dual threat out of the pocket with the run game. He’s more than likely everyone’s number one pick at quarterback (unless you’re a devout Kansas City Chiefs fan).
As for his cars, he actually started out driving a Kia Forte for his rookie season. That’s a great car for the daily commute, but I’m sure Allen got tired of it during those rough winters in Buffalo. So, he made the choice to get a truck to handle those winter months, but this isn’t any ordinary truck. Allen purchased a blacked-out Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor. Shelby took the already mean truck and threw on some Baja inspired exterior components, special edition Shelby wheels with BFGoodrich KM3 tires, a BDS suspension lift kit, and upgraded that Ecoboost engine under the hood to make over 525 horsepower.
Justin Herbert wasn’t supposed to make his debut under center for his 2020 rookie season, but a weird medical injury kept Tyrod Taylor from playing and let Herbert show NFL fans why the Los Angeles Chargers drafted him. Herbert is able to make dynamic passing plays and keep defenses on their toes with his mobility. He’s become one of the best fantasy quarterbacks you could have on your team and outscored all other quarterbacks in terms of fantasy points (aside from Allen of course).
As for his ride, he could have gotten some pretty awesome wheels with his $27 million rookie contract, but has instead been seen with an Audi RS7. It sounds like he received the Audi through some commercial work he’s done with a local auto group from his home state of Oregon. Herbert may have some other rides to work with, but the young QB is notorious for keeping to himself and even hiding from the Chargers social media team.
Tom Brady is considered the greatest quarterback of all time given his long-standing career, countless NFL records, and numerous super bowl wins. The GOAT is still playing for the Buccaneers in 2022 and can work as a good mid-round quarterback pickup with the potential to rise to the top 3 again, but rumors of his impending retirement have been circulating (again). We might see Brady win another super bowl this year and/or football fans could be witnessing the end of the Brady era (again).
As for Brady’s cars, the guy has quite the collection. The guy has owned everything from a ritzy Cadillac Escalade to one of the world’s fastest street legal production cars, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Brady has also had his own special edition car made with the help of Aston Martin. Only 12 versions of the Tom Brady Signature Edition Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S Volante were made and sold at an MSRP of $359,590. That’s a hefty price tag for a car, but it’s actually a football fan bargain considering a PSA 10 Tom Brady autographed rookie card went for $3,107,372.
Lately, Brady has been seen cruising around Tampa Bay in his Tesla Model S that he seems to enjoy more than some of his gas-powered cars. Plus, seeing him cruise around in an EV goes along great with his recent appearances in Hertz commercials that also feature Tesla’s electric vehicles.
Running backs are some of the first players off the draft board in fantasy football (unless you’re in a Superflex league). Sometimes spending that number one pick on a projected top tier running back can come back and bite you (I’m looking at you McCaffery), but the running back position isn’t as deep in comparison to wide receivers. There are plenty of middling talents out there and maybe a couple sleepers later on, but securing a top running back early on is a must. As for running backs’ garages, they all seem to enjoy some fast cars or a bit of a luxurious cabin to ride in.
Jonathan Taylor has broken into the upper echelons of running back rankings since being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2020. The guy is being drafted in fantasy leagues as the number one overall pick in some cases, and his stats sheet supports it. Last year, Taylor rushed for over 1800 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. Entering year three, Taylor should produce similar numbers and possibly see some more short yardage passes from the recently acquired quarterback Matt Ryan.
As for what Jonathan Taylor is driving, the guy has been seen rocking a RAM 1500. No, it isn’t something crazy, but it’s a pretty common vehicle to see parked at the football camps. Trucks are one of the preferred vehicles for football players since they can be outfitted with nice interiors and they’re big enough to fit these giant athletes comfortably. Taylor isn’t necessarily a giant at 5’10”, but he did do some commercial work with local Indiana dealerships that may have helped secure that truck.
Austin Ekeler started making waves once Melvin Gordon left the Chargers. While he has yet to eclipse the 1000-yard rushing mark in the regular season, he’s been a dominant rusher in the red zone having racked up 12 touchdowns last season. Ekeler also acts as one of Herbert’s top passing options when the wideouts are covered, registering 70 receptions for over 600 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He’s the running back you want in a Point Per Reception fantasy league.
Ekeler originally went undrafted in 2017, but was later picked up by the Chargers. Once he proved himself as a new workhorse over Gordon, he got a pretty good pay day. One of the first things he bought with his new found wealth was a brand-new 2019 Ford F-150 for his mom. She’d been driving a high-mileage minivan for a while and Ekeler made sure to fix that with a new truck. The next car purchase was for himself, a 2020 C8 Corvette. Ekeler had wanted a Corvette for a while and decided that the all-new mid-engine model would be a perfect gift to himself after securing his spot with the Chargers. It was a pretty nice jump from his Chrysler 300.
Joe Mixon has been at the running back position since being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He’s always been a good fantasy choice at the position, but having Joe Burrow at quarterback and rookie Ja’Marr Chase keeping the pass threat alive has really opened up Mixon’s ground work. Last year he was able to rush for over 1000 yards and scored a total of 16 touchdowns. Mixon narrowly missed out on his first Super Bowl ring, but the Bengals should be making another championship push this season.
The C8 Corvette seems to be a new favorite among NFL stars, because Mixon secured one too. His has been fitted with aftermarket additions like Forgiato wheels, extra accenting, and additional surface protection. When Mixon isn’t pulling up in this bright red Corvette, he also can be found cruising around in a Tesla Model X.
Having top performing wide receivers on your fantasy team wins championships. There are plenty to choose from, but only a handful that are worth spending high draft priority on. The same could be said about the NFL teams when considering the position. There are plenty of guys to choose from at the position, but only the best are worth signing to huge contracts. Wide receivers fall between quarterbacks and running backs in terms of contract amounts typically, and their choice of cars seem to reflect aspects of both positions too.
Cooper Kupp was always a pretty good wide receiver for the Rams, but bringing Matthew Stafford in at quarterback upped his potential exponentially. Kupp nearly reached 2000 receiving yards during the regular season last year and managed to rack up 16 touchdowns too. Kupp continued to excel into the post-season and helped lead the Rams to a Super Bowl win, garnering him the title of the Super Bowl MVP.
The NFL famously had a tradition of awarding the Super Bowl MVP with a car, like Bart Starr getting a Corvette back in 1967. However, this hasn’t been done for a number of years now unfortunately, so Kupp lucked out on a free car from the NFL’s current official car brand, Hyundai. Instead, Kupp has been seen with a Genesis G90, BMW X6, Lincoln Navigator, and numerous other cars. He seems to just ride in whatever car is handed to him for a couple months and then moves on to the next brand sponsored deal.
Deebo Samuel is the 49ers versatile offensive weapon that tore up defenses last season on the ground and through the air. Last year, Samuel surpassed 1000 receiving yards and scored six receiving touchdowns, but followed that up with over 300 rushing yards and eight more touchdowns. He’s still young and recently got a pretty hefty contract, but don’t be surprised if his usage changes with Trey Lance stepping in at starting quarterback.
We should see some new car purchases from Samuel in the coming months with that new contract, but he already has a pretty nice garage. Deebo has got a Land Rover Range Rover in his possession and has been seen with tons of other exorbitant vehicles. Everything from C8 Corvettes to almost every new Lamborghini out there. While it’s hard to say that he actually owns any of these pricey cars he’s seen driving and posing with, I’m sure he can go pick up any car he wants with all the cash he just got from the 49ers.
Ja’Marr exploded onto the NFL scene last year during his rookie season with the Bengals. Joe Burrow campaigned to get his former LSU receiver on his team, and it seemed to be a great choice. Sure, the offensive line could have had some help, but Chase has proved that he’s an absolute baller and has some serious chemistry with Burrow. Chase was able to surpass the 1000-yard receiving mark and land 13 touchdowns during the regular season last year. He helped push the Bengals to the Super Bowl, but unfortunately just missed the win in the end. He should have another remarkable year going into just his second year and the Bengals should be considered a threat this season.
When it comes to cars, Chase seems to be a Mopar fan. He went out and got a customized Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, possibly one of the best modern street sleepers out there. This Jeep features a 707-horsepower supercharged Hellcat V8 under the hood that’s capable of sending this SUV to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. That’s possibly one of my favorite choices on this list, but Chase wasn’t satisfied and added his dream car, a Rolls-Royce Wraith, to his arsenal following his rookie signing.