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
Don’t Get Locked In.
At this point of the season, the best of the best are left playing in Dynasty leagues. Everyone else’s attention turns towards the offseason and beginning to look at which college football prospects will declare for the NFL Draft.
While scrolling through Twitter this past week, I saw a post from someone that said they were already locked in on taking 4 RB’s with the plethora of 2020 1st Round draft picks they had accumulated. This is a dangerous place to be at this point of the year…
While there’s a possibility that this post may have been facetious in nature, it’s worth bringing up here and cautioning against. As a Dynasty owner, you’re going to begin being bombarded with information on these eligible draft prospects and which ones can be great for fantasy football…
You’re going to be very tempted to get locked into a specific strategy, locked into taking a specific player, or locked into only focusing on one specific draft analyst. I strongly suggest not doing that.
“Stay water” throughout this upcoming process. It’s going to be a long road, but you need to remain flexible and open to new information as it comes out. Don’t get locked into anything yet, but remain open-minded.
Dynasty Stock Report
Stock Up: DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins, WR
…DeVante Parker’s good, folks.
Those are words I didn’t anticipate I would say coming into the 2019 season, but it’s true!
Parker has been outstanding in recent weeks with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. From Weeks 9-13, Parker is the WR3 in half-point scoring formats…
There’s a strong possibility that Parker has been on your league’s Dynasty waiver wire at some point in time. For a player that people had little faith in at the beginning of the season to return this type of investment is incredible and he’s been an absolute asset to your Dynasty roster.
Some people might not be able to break the association in their mind that DeVante Parker just isn’t a good wide receiver, but make no mistake about it…Parker’s good.
Stock Down: Jamison Crowder – New York Jets, WR
Over the past month or so, Jamison Crowder had been on a tear and was as solid of a start for fantasy football as they come. Unfortunately, that didn’t last very long.
The past two weeks combined have resulted in 4 receptions for 26 yards and 0 touchdowns on 13 targets.
As the kids say, “Not great, Bob.”
It’s only two weeks, which really shouldn’t be all that concerning, but it is…these were two outstanding matchups for Crowder and he did next to nothing with his opportunities.
The Jets play Miami next week, which you probably still play Crowder in that matchup, but it’s going to be hard to feel confident when putting him out there. You’re hoping that Crowder can rebound and get out of this slump he’s in here quickly.
Stock Up: Derrick Henry – Tennessee Titans, RB
We absolutely have to acknowledge what Derrick Henry is doing on the NFL field.
Coming into 2019, we all knew that Henry was going to receive a significant workload. That has never been in question with him…it was simply a question of whether or not he could deliver for Fantasy Football with those touches.
Spoiler alert, he’s delivered.
Henry is the RB3 on the entire season and is only behind Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook. He’s only had two weeks where he’s hurt your lineups all season long, but otherwise has been an extremely stable play with tremendous upside.
The guy’s simply a beast and we need to keep him in mind when discussing the top RBs for fantasy football. He’s proving that he belongs in that conversation.
Stock Down: Ronald Jones – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB
Ronald Jones was an absolute bust on Sunday.
The Buccaneers were in about as positive of a game script as you’ll find for a RB like Jones to get a significant workload, but he finished the game with six carries for eight yards. That’s all.
Meanwhile, Peyton Barber saw the goal line work and finished the game with 17 carries for 44 yards and 2 touchdowns. It’s not a great rushing line for Barber, but Jones saw little to no work in this matchup.
Jones was beginning to see a rise in his Dynasty stock over the past couple of months. That now comes crashing back down to earth and it will be very hard to trust him anywhere near your starting lineup anytime soon.
Stock Up: Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills, QB
Do you remember the Bills beating the Cowboys at home on Thanksgiving?
Well, you might have been sleeping due to a turkey-induced coma, but Josh Allen put up one of the best games of his young career against a talented Cowboys defense.
Allen finished 19 of 24 passing for 231 yards and a touchdown, while adding 43 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Allen was trashed coming into the NFL, but has experienced an ascent like few others over the past two seasons. He’s improving weekly as a passer and his rushing ability makes him an extremely valuable fantasy asset.
He’s got an extremely bright future in the NFL, which bodes well for Fantasy Football. Allen’s a solid hold on my roster for the time being.
BONUS: Draft Prospect To Watch
I’ve saved one of the best for (near) the last here.
On Saturday, the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Baylor Bears and one of college football’s best wide receivers will be center stage.
Lamb, a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, has absolutely torched defenses all season long. He has NFL Draft analysts drooling over his talent and potential and has people comparing him to players like DeAndre Hopkins or Davante Adams.
Lamb has the potential to be the 1.01 in your Dynasty rookie drafts this offseason. If you don’t know the name, start by watching him this Saturday. You’ll be happy you did.