Dynasty Report for Week 16 (Fantasy Football)
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
This season, I’ve worked hard to make sure I’m bringing you the most up-to-date information and the advice that will help you properly navigate your Dynasty leagues.
While I enjoy the in-season work, I absolutely love the NFL offseason.
With many free agents changing locations, NFL teams now being more willing to trade players than ever before, and the work it takes to scout incoming rookies, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to Fantasy Football.
While my weekly articles here may slow down considerably into the NFL playoffs and shortly thereafter, I’ll continue to be very active on Twitter. The offseason is a crucial time for Dynasty and making sure that you’re staying ahead of your league mates who check back in only a week or two before their rookie drafts.
Follow along on Twitter @KyleYNFL and I’ll do my best to make sure you’re as prepared as you can be for your Dynasty rookie drafts, waiver wire pickups, etc.
Dynasty Stock Report
Stock Up: Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints, WR
Michael Thomas is the best wide receiver in football. There’s really no debating that in my mind…
Thomas has been absolutely dominant for Fantasy Football this season and his stock was never down for Dynasty purposes. However, he gets an honorary spot in this section for breaking records yesterday.
The route that led to @Cantguardmike's record-breaking catch 🔥
— ESPN (@espn) December 22, 2019
In case you missed it, Thomas broke Marvin Harrison‘s single season reception record and now has 145 catches on the season…and counting.
He’s a beast and you can’t guard him. It’s as simple as that.
Congratulations, Michael Thomas. You’ve made Dynasty owners very happy this season.
Stock Down: Chris Carson – Seattle Seahawks, RB
Over the course of this season, Chris Carson has yo-yo’d back and forth between these Dynasty stock watch sections like it’s nobody’s business.
For a bevy of reasons, Carson has seen his Dynasty stock rise and fall throughout 2019. With that being said, it’s going to end on a low note as Carson now finds himself dealing with a significant injury.
Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson has a fractured hip and is out for the season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2019
This brings up questions for 2020 and Carson’s availability for Dynasty owners. Will Carson progress well through this brutal injury? If he does, will he be back in time to avoid the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list?
Do the Seahawks give Rashaad Penny enough run in the offseason that he grabs a hold of the lead role and doesn’t give it back up? Will Penny even be healthy enough to handle that workload?
There are a lot of question marks surrounding Carson now from a Dynasty perspective that weren’t there prior to this week. It’s going to be a wait-and-see game with him and his recovery, but this doesn’t look good sitting here in December.
Ultimately though, wishing Carson a speedy recovery and looking forward to hopefully seeing him back on the football field next season.
Stock Up: Ronald Jones – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB
If you thought Chris Carson was in and out of the Dynasty stock watch section…
Ronald Jones hasn’t exactly been the definition of consistent this season as the Buccaneers have attempted to figure out what they have in their running back room. Jones and Peyton Barber have been going back and forth all season and neither of them have really been able to take hold of this job.
On Saturday though, Barber might have finally fumbled away his opportunity. After that point, Jones came in and looked incredible against the Houston Texans defense.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 21, 2019
Has Jones finally done enough to convince Bruce Arians to make him the lead back? We may be one blitz pickup whiff away from another benching, but it’s looking positive again for the young running back out of USC.
Let’s see if he can take advantage of the opportunity next week and force Tampa Bay to make a tough decision on whether or not to bring in another running back in the offseason.
Stock Down: Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks, WR
Tyler Lockett was on fire to start the 2019 season.
From weeks 1-11, Lockett was the WR6 and was carrying fantasy teams towards the playoffs.
After Week 11 though, Lockett’s fantasy production fell off a cliff and he is the WR49 over that span.
Due to his upside, you most likely were forced to play him in pivotal matchups this past weekend and he let you down in a big way.
This will be the taste people will have in their mouths about Lockett going into the offseason. If you’re a believer in his talent, there might not be a cheaper time to go acquire him.
Just be aware that when he’s on fire, he’s a league winner. But when he’s cold, he’s colder than Santa Clause flying over Oymyakon, Russia on Christmas Eve. (Seriously, look up the current temperature in that place. You’ll never complain about the weather in Cleveland again…)
Stock Up: Dallas Goedert – Philadelphia Eagles, TE
Dallas Goedert finished the matchup against the Dallas Cowboys with 9/91/1. If you were watching that game, you know that he dominated well beyond what that line would indicate…
Goedert was everywhere on the field on Sunday and Carson Wentz leaned on him heavily. Despite the fact that he’s playing second fiddle to Zach Ertz, Goedert came through in a big way for people in championship week.
As @gregcosell always says, coaches coach against coaches! We'll discuss tonight on the Eagle Eye In The Sky Podcast
— Fran Duffy (@EaglesXOs) December 23, 2019
Goedert’s usage has been hit or miss this season, but we need to remember just how important talent is…especially in Dynasty.
Talent will typically supersede situation. Goedert’s got enough talent to surpass his situation of being the second tight end on his own team…if you have him on your Dynasty roster, I’m holding him through the offseason unless I get an offer I can’t refuse.