In my opinion, there are two types of teams in Dynasty Fantasy Football: the win-now team and the rebuilding team. Yes, arguments can be made for the middling teams as well, but if you are one of those teams, you should probably just blow it up and go into a full on rebuild. There’s nothing worse than coming in 4th in a dynasty league. No prizes, your draft pick sucks (you get the point). This article is going to focus on potential acquisitions that could provide a lot of value for a team in win-now mode. I will also be producing a subsequent article to help those teams that focusing on a rebuild.
The Dynasty Stash House is about examining the players that might not be household names, but can help round out the bottom of your roster. This is a less appreciated, but important process for constructing your dynasty team. Other than the top few guys, this list of players is for really deep leagues, but it can also be useful for watch list information. The best-case scenario, when adding lesser known prospects is that they exceed expectations and develop into starters. While that outcome is rarely the case, if any of these players end up becoming relevant enough to use as a spot start or as a trade addition, then you’ve done well. Hitting on bottom roster players can be just as gratifying as hitting on draft picks, especially when you factor in the low cost.
Would you believe me if I told you that Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Josh Jacobs each averaged between 100 and 110 all purpose yards per game in their rookie campaigns? Although the dynasty community will admit Jacobs is a great rookie back, he tends to not get the love that other running backs with the draft capital and first-year production tend to after their rookie seasons. Josh Jacobs clearly delivered as the consensus 1.01 for the 2019 fantasy rookie drafts from the start – in his first start he became the second back to have two touchdowns alongside 100yds since LaDainian Tomlinson in a debut game.
Free agency has come and gone, and as always, there are major shake-ups that have major dynasty implications. We will look at some of the transactions with the largest consequences and forecast what they mean for fantasy football in 2020 and beyond. While our main focus will be 2020, consider most, if not all of these observations to be true for the future as well.
In this installment of the IDP scouting report, I’m going to go over second year defensive ends. When it comes to the defensive line in dynasty leagues, in your smaller leagues, especially ones that have the DL (defensive line) designation, defensive ends are what you want to target.
2019 brought a lot of high level rookies into the NFL at every position. In this scouting report, I’m going to highlight IDP linebackers going into their second year and what to expect from them in 2020 and beyond. If you are new to IDP, I hope this will help you make good decisions and if you are a pro, then I hope this provides good reading material while quarantined.
Leonard Fournette always feels like the most nauseating top tier asset in the dynasty community. Whether it’s his injuries, team, or yards per carry, there is always an argument against his production. Commonly lost in this conversation is that he’s one of the most physically gifted backs in the league. Weighing in at 228 pounds and standing 6 feet tall, Leonard is only 9 pounds lighter and 3 inches shorter than Derrick Henry. Oh, and fun fact: in 2017 Leonard Fournette posted the top two fastest speeds for any player during the NFL season clocking 22.05mph and 21.76 mph respectively (yes, this includes Tyreek Hill).
The Dynasty Economist article series displays a current player’s value in the dynasty community. From this, I will outline statistics that will give evidence to indicate if each player is better or worse than that perceived value.
The Dynasty Economist article displays a current player’s value in the dynasty community. From this, I will outline statistics that will give evidence to indicate if each player is better or worse than that perceived value.