If you’re a Dynasty player, and your goal is victory, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re looking for discounted players that you can get for peanuts (pour one out for Mr. Peanut. What a weird commercial). And do remember, this is the Bargain Bin. We have a bin full of cheap players all scattered about for you to rifle through. All of these guys are gonna feel a little icky. But fortune favors the brave and the bold, so let’s do this.
In my previous article, Dynasty Method: Win Now Trade Targets, we discussed targets that could primarily help a team that needed production this season. In this article, we are going to discuss the opposite; moves an owner in a rebuild should consider in order to build a contending team in the future.
Generally, a rebuilding team is going to want to sell players that may only have a year or two of tread left on their tires while acquiring younger players (preferably at a discount) or additional rookie draft capital. This premise should be common sense. However, it takes some soul searching to come to terms with the fact that you may need to blow up your team and start over. Owners hold on to players for far too long because of name recognition and/or their past success with said player(s). This article attempts to help you identify some of those players you need to cut the cord on while also trying to acquire pieces to establish future dominance.
Fantasy owners alike know the feeling of anticipation of the official injury report to know whether it’s an IR designation or not. It can change your season in an instant, but knowing when to part ways or capitalize following a season ending injury can make all the difference. Lower extremity injuries are one of the most common with the knee being injured in most cases. NFL players with isolated ACL injuries have a quicker return to play time than those with multiple ligament injuries involving ACL/MCL and worse case ACL and PCL/LCL. More importantly running backs and receivers (WR/TE) have been shown to require increased time for return to play and have shown a lower level of performance post-injury.
Football fans across the world got a much-needed break from the current state of affairs in the world this past weekend as the NFL completed its first-ever, fully virtual NFL Draft. For three straight days dynasty football degenerates like myself parked themselves in front of the television for hours on end to see where the stars of tomorrow would begin their NFL careers. Now, I’m going to go round-by-round and give you my key takeaways on the guys you will be targeting in your upcoming rookie drafts.
1.01 CINCINNATI BENGALS – Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
Joe Burrow is the consensus #1 quarterback in the draft and there is not a chance that the Bengals trade out of this spot.
1.02 WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Chase Young – Edge – Ohio State
The Redskins hold strong and take the most disruptive defensive player in this year’s draft.
I’ve always felt that people who rank or put out lists should review their work periodically to see how accurate they were and to look at ways to improve their process. One year after putting out a list of the Top 20 incoming freshmen, here is a freshmen year review of that Top 20. This edition covers 11-20. Part 1 covered 1-10.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is no stranger to the limelight. Since walking off the bench in 2018 and leading Alabama to a comeback victory for it’s 22nd National Championship, he has been in Top 10 NFL draft talks. Touted for his dual-threat capabilities, accuracy, and experience in high pressure games at an NFL level he rightly deserves such praise. However, with such high pressure comes an equal high risk for injury.