Welcome to the Weekly Dynasty Report!
Dynasty Fantasy Football is not for the faint of heart. It requires dedication, commitment, and research throughout the entire year to work towards the ultimate Fantasy Football reward…a Dynasty Championship.
Throughout this season, I’ll be taking a look at the previous week’s games and dissecting them from a Dynasty perspective. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of Dynasty Fantasy Football, this article is for you.
Let’s start building our championship rosters.
Dynasty Tip Of The Week
We’re nearing the end of the season for Dynasty leagues. Before you know it, playoffs will begin and the majority of teams in your league will turn their attention towards NFL Draft coverage.
Of course, this carries Dynasty implications as people attempt to determine which incoming rookies have the potential to be superstars in the NFL.
Over the next several months, you’ll be bombarded with different takes and varying information on prospects. Your best move as a Dynasty owner is to find a few people on Twitter that you trust their opinion on players and take notes.
Continuously take notes on who they are rising on as they study film, who they do not believe is living up to the hype, etc. My recommendation would be to have a Google Doc open that you can copy and paste these notes into, therefore when the time comes for you to formulate your draft boards, you have a good idea on where to rank these prospects.
You don’t have to spend all the time scouting these players on your own, but instead, rely on the people who do that every day. From there, simply take notes throughout the process that will help you when it’s time to prepare for your rookie drafts.
Dynasty Stock Report
Stock Up: Jamison Crowder – New York Jets, WR
Over the offseason, I made a few offers for Jamison Crowder in Dynasty leagues. I was unable to acquire him and actually felt fairly good about that outcome throughout the first half of the NFL season.
Recently though, Crowder has emerged onto the scene as a legitimate fantasy option for the New York Jets.
Crowder balled out on Sunday and caught 5 receptions for 78 yards and touchdown on 8 targets. He was a focal point of the offense yet again and he displayed how important the slot receiver is to this Adam Gase offense.
(Since Week 8, Crowder is the WR8 in Half Point scoring formats.)
With Crowder filling the same role that saw Jarvis Landry dominate target share in Miami for years, there’s a safe floor each week. If Crowder can continue getting into the end zone though…there’s a chance he might move into being a top option for your Dynasty lineups.
Stock Down: Brian Hill – Atlanta Falcons, RB
Well, that lasted a long time…
Brian Hill made an appearance in the Stock Up section of the Dynasty Report last week due to the fact that he would now take on the starting role for the Atlanta Falcons backfield.
And then he proceeded to do absolutely nothing with said opportunity.
Hill finished the game with 30 rushing yards on 15 carries and one reception for 8 yards. In all fairness, he did have a rushing touchdown called back on offensive holding that would have saved his fantasy day. However, Hill just wasn’t able to get anything going on the ground all game long.
For people who may have used FAAB on him on their Dynasty waiver wires, this one stings. Against a Panthers run defense that had been getting shredded recently, Hill just wasn’t able to produce when his number was called.
It’s going to be tough to roll him out there next week against a stout Bucs defense.
Stock Up: Kenyan Drake – Arizona Cardinals, RB
Can all the people who have stood by Kenyan Drake’s side this entire time please stand up?
You deserve an award.
Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals a few weeks ago and has now been given the “keys to the kingdom” of a dynamic offense.
While they’re not astronomical numbers, Drake is producing consistently and that’s what you love to see from an RB that wasn’t even getting reps on a terrible Miami team just weeks ago. Stock Way Up right now for the player who has spent so much time in the basement of Dynasty Football.
Stock Down: Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals, WR
Coming into the 2019 season, Boyd was being heralded as a Top-20 WR due to the fact that he put up some great numbers last season and the extreme optimism that he would repeat that performance in 2019.
Over the past few weeks though, the wheels have fallen off.
From Weeks 6-11, Boyd ranks as the WR65 in Half Point scoring. That’s simply not going to get it done for Fantasy Football and he’s been hurting your lineups if you’ve been forced to play him.
With Ryan Finley under center, things won’t be improving any time soon for Boyd and the Bengals offense.
However, if you believe in buying low on a player, Boyd’s a prime target. It’s looking more and more likely that Boyd may be catching passes from Joe Burrow in 2020.
Stock Up: Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TE
This is a Stock Up and Stock Down all wrapped up in one.
It’s a Stock Up for Cameron Brate because he saw 10 targets and performed well for Fantasy Football this weekend. It’s also an outright funeral for OJ Howard’s Dynasty stock as he was straight up benched after this play.
After a season up to this point where O.J. Howard has been a huge disappointment, this is the nail in the coffin. Howard may not even be in Tampa next season, which paves the way to relevancy for Brate.
We need to remember that Tampa Bay signed Brate to a long-term contract and that he’s no slouch at the tight end position. If he’s out there on your waiver wire in your Dynasty league, he’s worth prioritizing.
You may luck into a starting tight end.
BONUS: Draft Prospect To Watch
It’s been a disappointing season so far for one of College Football’s most electric receivers; Jalen Reagor.
The stats simply haven’t matched up with the talent level…in large part due to TCU’s inability to manufacture touches for the dynamic wideout. But don’t let the stats dissuade you from Reagor’s playmaking ability. He’s an offensive weapon.
TCU will have a tough task against the Oklahoma Sooners and they will have to rely on Reagor if they want to walk out of this one with a victory.
Don’t forget about Reagor in this loaded 2020 class…the lack of production (due to un-involvement) could push him down Dynasty draft boards. He’ll be an absolute steal for whoever drafts him.