IDP Scouting Report: Second Year Cornerbacks

If you are in a deep enough dynasty IDP league, then you probably know that cornerback is pretty much the least significant position across the board. For one, many of the best cornerbacks in the league are not the highest scoring players at the position. “Shutdown” cornerbacks don’t usually get the ball thrown in their direction. The scoring is usually so sporadic with performances being up and down from week to week. Corners that don’t cover well will get good tackle numbers, but you can’t count on those players, because the coaches are always trying to upgrade them. If you can look at anything from the position with any sort of consistency, really good slot and nickel cornerbacks are the best to own. They’re usually asked to come into the box and play the middle of the field, where the action is.

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IDP Scouting Report: Second Year Safeties

After linebackers in dynasty leagues with IDP’s, defensive ends and safeties are the next most important positions. The safety position is closer to middle linebacker in that tackle numbers lead to more consistent scoring. Defensive end scoring is more about sack production because typically pass rushers won’t put up big tackle numbers. If you’re in a sack heavy league, a league that has a higher reward for sacks, then defensive ends will have a higher value. It is important to learn the scoring in your league in order to make the right personnel decisions for your team.

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IDP Scouting Report: Second Year Defensive Tackles

In smaller dynasty leagues the defensive tackle position may not even be a relevant position. Many leagues have a DL (defensive lineman) designation, which means you can either start a defensive end or defensive tackle. Most defensive lineman don’t get a lot of tackles, so it’s sacks that you are looking for. There is a small top tier of defensive tackles that can get you good sack numbers, but it’s a big drop off after those few elite players.

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Dynasty Economist: Josh Jacobs

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.

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Devy Report: Top 2020 College Recruits (1-10)

I usually like to watch college football spring games before I dig too deeply into recruits so I can get a feel for the early enrollees and how they are meshing with their college teammates.  Obviously that isn’t going to happen this spring, so I’m basing my evaluations off of the UA All-American game and videos from high school.

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Dynasty Impact: Recent Free Agency and Trade Implications

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.

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IDP Scouting Report: Second Year Linebackers

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.

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Dynasty Cross Section: Leonard Fournette

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).

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