Capology 101: Free Agency Fallout

Brian and Jason discuss the fallout after the first wave of NFL Free Agency. They breakdown the contract structure of each fantasy relevant signee to reveal some sneaky value for your dynasty roster. Also, is it time to resurrect some names from dynasty darlings’ past?… Donte Moncrief and Corey Coleman?!

The Capology 101 podcast focuses on the business side of dynasty football. Brian Hawkes (@bdhawkes ), Jason Waltner (@DFFjwaltner), and Andrew Moss (@NFLscoutTampa) analyze player contracts to form educated opinions on a player’s future opportunity, and stability on a roster. For the latest content, please follow the show on Twitter,  @Capology101. Also, if you haven’t checked out the Dynasty Football Network ( @DF_Network) – please do so. There you’ll find a ton of specialized, centric shows.

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DynastyTradesHQ Episode 66: Free Agent Frenzy, @obj , & Browns Fans Rejoice

Welcome to Episode 66 of the @DynastyTradesHQ Podcast!  “Free Agent Frenzy, @obj, Browns Fans Rejoice”

With Free Agency in full effect, the HQ crew prepares to discuss all the NFL signings for the day and then gets blindsided right before going live with the announcement of (Odell Beckham Jr.) @obj to the Cleveland Browns!  Once they were able to get Jeremy to come back down to earth they were able to dive right back into all the NFL action! Is Baker Mayfield the new QB1 in dynasty with Beckham, Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Antonio Callaway at his disposal? Oh and Antonio Brown was traded too! So, come to have some fun and hang out with Shane Manila@DFF_Shane, Michael Cipes @FFBlitz, and Jeremy Browand@DFF_Madman it will be a blast!

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2019 Fantasy Baseball Top 25 Second Basemen Rankings

My positional ranking series,

by Mike Kurland

 So as I sat down with excitement to start reviewing second base I realized, second base is actually worse than first base! No way there’s a position worse than first base right? I did not think this was possible. Well I was dead wrong because second base is in fact worse than first base this year. We will get through this! I believe we can do it…. maybe… hopefully. Yeah, my confidence in this position is definitely wavering.

I am giving you my top 25 second basemen rankings based on players CURRENTLY eligible to play second base. I like to reference NFBC for player’s eligibility. Keep in ind players like Moustakas, who will be eligible at second base early in the season. I love me some Mike Moustakas this season and would of loved to include him, but he does not fit the players currently eligible.  So let’s dive in, shall we?

1: Jose Altuve – He’s my number 1 at the position and it isn’t close for me. There is some concern coming off injury last year, but I think he’s an absolute value where he’s going in drafts. I think he has another 20 steal season in him among the other production expected from him hitting middle of one of the best lineups. I don’t believe the injury will slow him down this year and I’d say he will be a first round talent by end of season. 

2: Whit Merrifield – To some this may be a surprise but Whit is my #2 second baseman. He offers a solid floor for runs and steals and that is hard to come by. I would love to see him traded to a contender, but regardless he’s a solid player and provides safety and solid production in 2 of the hardest categories to fill. Not only does he manage to give you a high floor, but any player who offers me the steals and good batting average without sacrificing the rest of my categorical output I’m all over. 

3: Javier Baez – I’m a bit down on Baez coming into this year. Well, I’m not down on him, I just believe he is being over drafted and at his current cost I won’t have any shares this year. He does offer power and speed but his poor plate discipline is always a concern and last year could’ve been his career year. I do like his multi-position eligibility and he provides solid 5 category production. I just would prefer if his price wasn’t so high.

4: Daniel Murphy – I love me some Murphy this year. He is coming off a down year, mostly caused by injury. Even on a lost year, he still hit .299 and had a decent end to the season. Now he comes into 2019 healthy and ready to roll. He’s taking that hit tool and bringing it to Coors Field! If that isn’t exciting, or enticing, then I don’t know what is. He has a high, solid floor and I could see him winning the battle title this year. He is a great player to have on your team and is typically dependable.

5: Ozzie Albies – Albies started the year on absolute fire last year. He hit 9 home runs in March and April of last year. The power declined from there and he came back down to earth. He is hitting in a great lineup. He offers a bit of power and definitely speed upside. A 20/20 season is definitely a possibility. My only real concern is a potential sophomore slump. There’s definitely a high ceiling for Albies but the floor can be pretty low. You need to also be aware he’s projected to hit in the bottom half of the lineup so that certainly hurts his upside and value a bit.

6: Gleyber Torres – Torres is in this same conversation and has a similar ADP as Albies. He’s going to likely be hitting in the bottom half of the lineup. Although it’s one of the best lineups in baseball, anytime you bat bottom half of a lineup it definitely caps your upside. He came up swinging a hot bat last season before eventually coming back down to earth. I’d expect 20-25 home runs with a full season of at bats and double digit steals. However, just like with Albies, just have to watch out for a sophomore slump.

7: Johnathan Villar – This is a guy I really like this year. He’s relatively inexpensive and offers you some steals without killing you in all other categories. In 2016 he had that 19 home run and 62 steal season. Now, I’m obviously not expecting that, but it is a reminder of what his ceiling is. He is going to hit top two in the batting order for the Orioles this year. He should not have to worry about playing time. I’d expect around 10 or so home runs with 30 or so steals. This feels like a safe estimate, and he offers the chance to out produce those numbers for sure. He’s a solid target at second base in the mid rounds.

8: Travis Shaw – I am a big fan of Travis Shaw. He isn’t flashy, but he gets you the numbers you need. He has at least 30 home runs and 80 RBI the last two season. In 2018, he had big improvements in BB% and K% from 2017. He calls Miller Park his home And that’s never a bad thing I’d say. He’s just a solid contributor overall and you shouldn’t shy away from him on draft day.

9: Scooter Gennett – Ever since his breakout I’ve had a hard believing in him. He just continues to prove me wrong. Over the last two years he has hit over 20 home runs and over 90 RBI while hitting .295 or better on the year. It never hurts when a player is projected to hit cleanup, which he is per Roster Resource. He is also another player who has a very favorable home field in Great American Ball Park. The lineup as a whole has become stronger with the acquisitions they’ve made this offseason and also some young talent coming up. I think he’s in for another solid year and he’s one of the final guys on this list I have full confidence in.

10: Dee Gordon – Flash Gordon had a bad year last year. He was having a decent start, but was then derailed by injury and was not the same. I wouldn’t be surprised if he bounced back and stole 40 bags this year and hit closer to .280 or so. He’s a steals specialist but you’re getting him at a good value. Upside is limited but could return to form and be closer to what he was expected to be last season.

11: Robinson Cano – Oh, how the mighty have fallen. He once was at the top of the position and even a top player in fantasy. Now he’s slightly above average. He’s another year older, but I think there’s still some upside with him. He came off the PED suspension last season and had a solid end to the year. He’s in a good lineup and should hit right in the middle of it. I think there’s another year or two left in that tank. The best way to describe Cano, he’s like the Miguel Cabrera of second base this season.

12: Rougned Odor – I feel like Odor has been around forever and forget he’s only 25 years old. He is almost forgotten about this year compared to previous seasons. There is still upside to be had here. He almost doubled his walk rate in 2018 compared to 2016 and 2017. He’s been a free swinger over the years but with his power potential, if he developed better plate discipline he could be a real steal here. I need him to prove to me that the walk rate isn’t a fluke before I buy in to his new approach. The power and speed numbers are there so if he improves that plate approach he can be a dangerous hitter to face and provide solid fantasy upside. 

13: Brian Dozier – Here is the guy who always starts slow and then, BOOM! He has a huge second half. Well, then last year happened and never bounced back and he didn’t give the big second half he typically does. That is very concerning for him and his fantasy outlook coming into 2019. If there is one good thing about him, it is his price. He is cheap and could easily bounce back. We know the ceiling is high, but the floor is also low enough that he can be dropped. With that said, it is all baked into his price and he is worth the gamble. 

14: Yoan Moncada – I have no idea what to expect anymore from Moncada. He is aggressive at the plate and it shows in the numbers. The power/ speed combination is always appealing and this year you aren’t paying the price that comes with the hype. If he can put it together, finally, there’s a chance for a huge payoff here. He has 20/20 upside for sure but I’d bet he falls short. I don’t have much confidence in the breakout but it is low risk, high reward with Moncaada. He could have the breakout year or he could be dropped by May. Either outcome would not surprise me. 

15: Nick Senzel – It is about time Senzel gets a shot. I feel I have been waiting since late 2017 for his shot or at least a cup of coffee. Well, 2019 is the year it SHOULD happen. Of course I am assuming no injury set backs or anything. He has solid power/ speed upside. I love his upside and he will likely get eligibility in the OF as well. He is one of the cheaper rookies in redraft and could be up sooner than most. He is an absolute discount compared to other rookies and I would keep an eye on him through spring training and early part of the season. 

 

16: Cesar Hernandez – Hernandez is projected to hit at the bottom of the Phillies lineup. Although it is one of the best lineups in baseball, going from lead off to bottom of a lineup is just terrible for any players value. If he earns his way to lead off or gets the spot unexpectedly his value would greatly improve. I’d keep an eye on him. He has some speed and batting average which can be hard to come by late in drafts. He has a decent floor with a low ceiling. His price on draft day is appropriate. 

17: Johnathan Schoop – What happened to Schoop last year? I don’t understand why he fell off a cliff essentially. I think there’s a good chance he returns to form. He has 2 seasons, as recent as 2016 and 2017,  of 25 or more home runs and 80 or more RBI. His down year last year he still managed 21 home runs and 61 RBI in only 501 plate appearances. His lack of walks and patience at the plate is a concern. We know what he is capable of and I would think in Minnesota there is no threat to playing time. 

 18: Jeff McNeil – He made my deep sleeper list this year with an ADP outside the top 300 a few weeks ago. With injuries piling up for the Mets already, he now has a spot for sure to start the year. He doesn’t offer much for power, but his speed is legit and hits for a solid average. Those are 2 categories owners always look to find late and he seems to offer both. He has a solid track record in minors of hitting for good average and came up last year and flashed that same skill. He has also shown he can sustain a solid OBP. He is a late round target for me and I recommend all should get on board. 

19: Marwin Gonzalez – He is becoming a common player I am finding at the bottom of all these lists. He is not flashy what-so-ever, but he produces. The multi-position eligibility is a big reason for his value. The twins have a sneaky good lineup and he will likely find steady playing time throughout the season through injury or poor performance from other players. 

20: Ketel Marte – Here is another guy I will not quit on. He came in, with what would’ve been, a firm grip on the lead off spot in the lineup and the every day CF job. Then Adam Jones was signed in recent days and now I am not totally sure what to expect. There are talks of Marte being this super utility type of player for the Twins. He could be fighting for an every day spot. I am honestly unsure. I had him higher up prior to the Jones signing. I still am a believer. I still think he will lead most, if not all games and gain multi-position eligibility. He could Hit 10- 15 home runs and has legitimate 20 steal potential with his speed. He was another one of my sleeper picks this year and I am standing by it. 

21: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Gurriel Jr. has been touted by his own brother as being a better hitter than himself. That is interesting considering we all know how solid his brother is at hitting. Gurriel Jr. came up last season and hit .281 with 11 home runs. I’d say thats not too bad. He did have a K% of 22.4% but the concerning number is the BB% of just 3.4%. The biggest issue may be playing time by mid season.  The Blue Jays have a stout minor league system and have Vlad, Biggio and Bichette working their way up. If he does not hit, he could be out of a job by the ASB. 

22: Joey Wendle – He came up last year and people surprised a little bit. He wasn’t a stud or big time player by any means, but was a nice boost to batting average and steals. In 139 games he hit .300 and stole 16 bags. Brandon Lowe is working his way up and if Wendle struggles, he could be the odd man out. There is not a whole lot of upside here but he is not going to sink you either. 

 23: Adam Frazier – Frazier is quietly projected to hit leadoff for the Pirates. He has a very low ceiling but can hit for average and anytime you get a leadoff hitter you will get some decent return from them. The top half of the Pirates lineup is pretty solid so if he can get on base, he will be a cheap source of runs. The batting average and on base skills are there and he has double digit steal seasons in the minor leagues. 2018 was his first season with double digit home runs with 10, so I don’t expect much power production from him. He’s not a bad middle infield target in deeper leagues. 

24: Luis Urias – He is only being looked at in the deepest of leagues and it is totally understandable as well. He has a solid hit tool and will get on base plenty, but offers little power or speed. A lot of guys come up to majors and add some pop to their game and that’s part of what I’m hoping for. Not to mention, he’s in a lineup that isn’t nearly as bad as it’s been in previous years and if he hits he could end up leading off for this team. The ceiling seems pretty low, but with any young player, there’s always a chance for some unlocked potential. 

25: Asdrubal Cabrera – Here we are, its 2019 and somehow Asdrubal is still relevant! He is starting for the Texas Rangers and has multi-position eligibility. That’s a big deal in the leagues you’re likely rostering him. He is who he is by now. He is not going to break out at this point in his career , but he is going to provide safe numbers and could be a good injury fill in for your fantasy team. 

 

The left overs…

 

These few players are guys I considered placing here at the end. If you wanted to put them inside the #20 – #25 spots I wouldn’t argue with. There are 3 names that just missed my list and they are Brandon Lowe, Jed Lowrie and Josh Harrison. 

Brandon Lowe – He offers plenty of upside but most projection systems want him only have him projected for roughly 250 AB. He has competition for playing time and projected to hit 9th per Roster Resource. His upside and potential is capped by where he’s hitting in lineup but if he performs it could change and value could rise. There are a ton of options here in Tampa with Yandi Diaz and Daniel Robertson still hanging around. Any of which could steal and every day job from Lowe. 

Jed Lowrie – He was originally in my top 25. I loved him as a starter for the Mets and he was going to hit middle of lineup. My only concern is his injury and I am unsure when he will return from injury. If he was healthy he’d be in my top 25, but because he’s not there’s not enough upside there to put him over Cabrera or Frazier. He’s definitely a solid value once he’s back and healthy so keep an eye on him. 

Josh Harrison – For some reason that I can’t explain, I really like Josh Harrison. He was recently signed by the Tigers and is expected to leadoff. Getting a leadoff hitter this late is never a bad idea.  I’m thinking he could hit 10 home runs, grab 10 bags and hit around .270. Nothing special but going as late as he is, you can’t really ask for much more.

 

Well, there you have it folks. This is by far the most shallow position coming into the season in my opinion, so I would plan accordingly. I hope this helps you plan for your drafts coming. 

 

 

 

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Next article will be covering the shortstop position so stay tuned! 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devy Watch Podcast EP66: Noah Fant

EP66. Welcome to The Devy Watch Podcast (@DevyWatch) hosted by Lawrence Chaney (@pacificscouting), and Jason DiRienzo (@allpurposescout). A part of the Dynasty Football Network on dynastyfootballfactory.com 

 

-TE Noah Fant stops by the Devy Watch podcast to enlighten us on his 2019 NFL draft process. His training leading up to the combine, formal meetings, and his thoughts on his pro day. Who he thinks the top TE’s are outside of himself and fellow Hawkeye TJ Hockenson. The possibility of being a scout when his career wraps up in the NFL, and what makes him the top TE in the Draft.

-Jason & LJ also shine light upon some recent news surrounding college football and the NFL Draft.

-Post combine Superflex rookie mock review. Who is too high and who is too low? Which players are likely to trend in different directions over the next month within this rookie class.

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Capology 101: Capology with Corry

The crew welcomes former sports agent, and current contributor for CBS Sports and Clayton Football, Joel Corry (@corryjoel) to discuss a variety of topics ahead of NFL Free Agency:

  • Contract expectations for Tyreek Hill and Michael Thomas
  • Russell Wilson’s potential to set the bar for the QB position
  • The challenges Le’Veon Bell faces to meet his contract goals
  • The leverage and connections Trey Flowers takes into the open market
  • The likelihood Tyrell Williams lands in Indianapolis #FreeTyrell

… And much more!

The Capology 101 podcast focuses on the business side of dynasty football. Brian Hawkes (@bdhawkes ), Jason Waltner (@DFFjwaltner), and Andrew Moss (@NFLscoutTampa) analyze player contracts to form educated opinions on a player’s future opportunity, and stability on a roster. For the latest content, please follow the show on Twitter,  @Capology101. Also, if you haven’t checked out the Dynasty Football Network ( @DF_Network) – please do so. There you’ll find a ton of specialized, centric shows.

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2019 TE Top 10 Rankings

To cap off the positional rankings series I will be looking into to the most frustrating decision in all of fantasy football, and that is the tight end position. If you have played fantasy football in the past you will fully understand the frustration that comes along with lack of consistent play of most players in the tight end pool. These are an in depth look at my top 10 tight ends for the 2019 fantasy football season.

1) Travis Kelce

At number one is in my eyes the most dominant tight end in NFL, and will continue his dominance for years to come. That player is the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce who is in a prime spot to repeat his TE1 finish from last year. It is hard not to to consistently put up TE1 when you are a main piece of this high powered Chiefs offense, and it is even easier when you are Patrick Mahomes favorite red zone target. Netting 139 targets and 26 of those in the red zone there is no question that Kelce does not get the volume he needs to provide fulfillment for his fantasy owners. Along with the double digit touchdowns comes the big play ability that brings excitement and another component to his fantasy game that most other tight ends don’t have. In 2018 Kelce had 5 games over 100 yards and 2 receptions of 40 plus yards. Needless to say Kelce is in line to repeat as the TE1 in 2019, and I will be nothing less than happy if he falls onto my roster.

2) Zach Ertz

Coming in at number 2 is the tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, and that is Zach Ertz. With similar stats to Kelce like 5 100 yard games and 27 red zone targets Ertz sticks out in one part of his game and that is the number of targets he received. Ertz had 154 targets last season which was 15 more than Kelce and 26 more than the next tight end. Targets are never the question for Ertz, as the Eagles lack weapons outside of Ertz and Alshon Jeffery. With Foles out the door and Wentz stepping in as the full time quarterback I can only predict that Ertz will repeat as the target leader at the tight end position which should guarantee him a top 3 finish yet again in the tight end position.

3) George Kittle

After an enormous breakout season by this Iowa alumni it seems only fitting for George Kittle to be in my top 3 at the tight end position. Despite having lackluster quarterbacks throughout the whole season Kittle was still able to record 4 games with 100 plus yards and 6 catches of 40 yards or more. With the anticipated return of QB Jimmy Garoppollo and a full off season to gain chemistry I believe Kittle is a lock for top 3 and may even have the tools necessary to pass Ertz at number 2. It will be exciting to see if Kittle can continue his breakout chunk of his career and continue his fantasy dominance.

Now if you have played fantasy before and especially last year you will understand where I am coming from when I discuss the struggle that comes with finding a tight end outside of those top 3. To me these next 7 tight ends all have the potential to be interchangeable when it comes finishes inside the top 10, but I ranked these next 7 based on the potential I think they bring to the table in terms of highest finish they are capable of.

4) Eric Ebron

Coming off a very unexpected season last year with 13 touchdowns, I fully expect Ebron to fall back down to reality for the 2019 season. With the return of Jack Doyle and the high probability that the Colts add more offensive weapons in the draft/free agency I do not see how Ebron can repeat with his unreal touchdown performance from the 2019 fantasy season. It is hard to predict how the Colts will use Ebron next year when Doyle returns but I still think Ebron will score 7-9 touchdowns which will be able to get him a spot in the top 5. That being said I will not be drafting Ebron for the 2019 season.

5) O.J. Howard

Yet again another player fitting this confusing group of tight ends, but to me Howard has the highest ceiling when it comes to his possible finish in 2019. Howard was still able to score 5 touchdowns on 7 red zone targets despite playing only 10 games and splitting time with Cameron Brate. With the most likely departure of Cameron Brate and a solidified starting QB I think Howard has the chance to mold into the 3rd option on offense right behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. If you find yourself in the middle rounds of your draft next year and you missed on one of the top tight ends you may want to take a look at Howard. Howard can provide you with that top 3 upside, and as an added bonus he is in a super pass heavy offense that will most likely be losing in most games which will force them to pass the ball.

6) Vance McDonald

Needless to say this one is a hot take and McDonald could easily not finish in the top 10, but it seems as if the opportunity is lining up for McDonald to breakout in the 2019 season. As discussed in my sleepers video/article I highlighted that McDonald has the opportunity to breakout this season for a couple reasons. The most important reason in my opinion is the departure of his partner in crime Jesse James via free agency. Last season McDonald only received 57.1% of the snaps which is not the snap share you need in order to be a solid fantasy tight end, but that being said Vance was still able to finish as the TE10 even with a little over half of the snaps played and that is due to his big play ability. Speaking of big play ability, the Steelers are going to be in need of that with the departure of Antonio Brown in the next couples of days. I think that McDonald will be able to fill that void that the Steelers will have when it comes to filling Brown’s big play upside and James and Browns touchdown production. McDonald should be in line to finish top 10 again, but draft with a backup plan.

7) Hunter Henry

Coming off a heartbreaking missed season due to injury, Hunter Henry looks to come back in full force for the 2019 season. If Henry can remain healthy that is going be a huge benefit in terms of potentially adding a quality asset in this lackluster position in the fantasy football world. It is hard to determine what Henry can do in terms of fantasy production as he only played 12 games in 2017 and 13 in 2016, but we do know for certain that he is in a high powered offense with a superb quarterback which is a step in the right direction when predicting fantasy production. I think Henry, health pending, will be able to find most of his fantasy production in the red zone for the Chargers. Especially with the departure of wide receiver Tyrell Williams who was a huge big play/touchdown asset for the Chargers. Just like Ebron it may seem “safe” to draft a guy like Henry who has shown promise, but no one knows what his production will be like for the 2019 season.

8) David Njoku

David Njoku seems to be in the same position as O.J. Howard for the 2019 season. Njoku is in a up and coming how powered offense, but the main problem is that he is not the number 1 or 2 target and he probably will not be for any time to come. With lackluster stats and big play ability it is hard to predict what his usage and production will be for the 2019 season, but due to the high powered offense and Njoku’s tall and athletic frame I believe he will be able to provide most of his fantasy production in the red zone for this young Browns team.

9) Rob Gronkowski

Yes I know that he might retire and that he had an awful year last year, but it is still Gronk and he will still be the number 2 target behind Edelman as long as Brady remains under center. The biggest component in me having Gronk at number 9 is the usage Gronk received in the playoffs last year. Gronk, when healthy, is a beast of a player in terms of fantasy production and in a high powered offense he deserves every right to be my TE9. I am not saying to draft Gronk as your TE1, but I am saying that at his super low ADP he is worth the risk if you are able to get a top tight end in the earlier rounds. Gronk will be one of my many late round targets in my drafts this year, for he brings enormous upside if he postpones his retirement.

10) Evan Engram

Another O.J. Howard and Njoku prototype player with the same upside scenario for the 2019 season. Engram had a tremendous rookie season, and was looking to repeat that production for the 2018 season but that was shut down when the Giants developed their offense around Saquon Barkley. It will be hard for Engram to become a consistent fantasy tight end with a player like that in the backfield, but I still Engram has that upside to bring in double digit touchdowns next year. He only played in 11 games last year, and when he did play he was the number 3 option behind Barkley and OBJ. The Giants offense will continue to improve and fantasy owners can only hope that Engram improves with them. I have Engram as a low end TE1 for the 2019 season.

Well that wraps up my positional top 10 rankings for the 2019 season. As the free agency period starts on Wednesday I will be focusing mainly on all of the signings and the fantasy implications that come with them. Subscribe to my podcast on apple podcasts “Top Tier Sports” or my YouTube channel “Lukas Kacer.” The fantasy season is upon us ladies and gentleman!

2019 Free Agent Wide Receivers: Fantasy Football Implications

Free agency can make a huge impact on a football player. A change of scenery can totally alter their fantasy outlook as well. Steven Toroni, Blake Sullivan and guest Joe Pisapia of The Fantasy Black Book break down where they think each free agent Wide Receiver will land. They also talk about how this will change not only their fantasy outlooks, but their teammates as well.

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Scott Barrett, 2019 Combine Results & THE #DFBInvitational

Scott Barrett ( @ScottBarrettDFB ), 2019 Combine Results & #DFBInvitational

March 6, 2019

Welcome to Episode 65 of the @DynastyTradesHQ Podcast!  “Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB), 2019 Combine Results & #DFBInvitational”

The HQ crew welcomes back friend of the show, Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB), Senior Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Focus (PFF)! On this oversized show, Scott discusses his thoughts on this year’s rookie class, the results of the 2019 combine and tells everyone about his new fantasy industry celebrity dynasty league (#DFBInvitational) that @DynastyTradesHQ is the official podcast for!  So, come have some fun and hang out with Shane Manila @DFF_Shane, Michael Cipes @FFBlitz, and Jeremy Browand@DFF_Madman it will be a blast!

 

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Dynasty War Zone Pod. Ep. 125: The Post Combine Review Show with Shane Hallam and Tim Torch

This is the one that Memphis will tell you is a MUST listen for all your rookie draft prep needs.  We are joined by two of the sharpest minds in the game this week and we’re talking rookies.  Tim Torch (@TimNFL on twitter) and Shane Hallam (@shanephallam on Twitter) are here and ready to chop up this this 2019 class after seeing them in their underwear.  Find out who we thought blew it up in Indy, who blew up their bank accounts with big performances, who shot themselves in the foot and who all four guys aren’t leaving their rookie drafts without.  As always it’s here in the zone. The Dynasty WarZone.

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2019 Early Fantasy Football Top 10 QBS


2019 Fantasy Football Rankings top 10 QBs Video

1) Patrick Mahomes

At no surprise, my number 1 most likely matches every other fantasy owner and that is Patrick Mahomes for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming off the best fantasy season for a quarterback with 417 points I expect Mahomes to repeat his QB1 performance, but not on as great of a scale as he did in the 2018 season. Although I think Mahomes is going to repeat his dominance I have one major problem with Mahomes so far this off-season, and that is his current ADP. In one QB leagues Mahomes current ADP is at 3.03 and in 2 QB or superflex leagues his current ADP is 1.04. In my eyes and past fantasy experience that is outrageous, as I am a big preacher of waiting on drafting a QB. By taking Mahomes at pick number 4 in your superflex league you are passing on a workhorse back like Gurley or Kamara, and by passing on them it results in getting your RB1 to be a David Johnson or Joe Mixon. Just as an example the gap in points between Todd Gurley and David Johnson was almost 140 points which is a larger gap than Mahomes and the QB2 which was roughly 70 points. Yes Mahomes throws left handed and makes flashy passes, but don’t fall into the trap of taking a quarterback in early in your draft this year as the gap between workhorse running backs and running backs in the middle tier should be large enough to favor you away from the Mahomes hype.

2) Andrew Luck

Coming off a unexpected season of fantasy domination I have no doubts that Andrew Luck will continue to light opposing defenses. No one really knew how Luck was going to lead this young Colts team, but he showed that even with a lack of weapons provided he can still produce at a solid QB1 fantasy level. For Luck it is only getting better, as I expect the Colts to add weapons in free agency and the draft which is only going to make Luck’s fantasy production rise. Owners should have no worries in terms of production if their QB1 is Andrew Luck.

3) Aaron Rodgers

Coming off a disappointing season this future hall of fame quarterback will provide nothing less than a bounce back season. With an o-line ranking 26th in protection rate and a supporting cast efficiency ranking 21st it was safe to say the overall strength of the Packers offense was the leading factor to Rodgers poor performance. I think an important factor to his success is finding chemistry with another receiver besides Adams, and obviously that was hard last year as it seemed as if the WR core was always banged up. With a whole off season and an offensive minded coach I expect Rodgers to find that chemistry with the sophomore receivers on the team, which in result will put Rodgers back at the top of the QB rankings in fantasy next season.

4) Deshaun Watson

Watson owners rejoiced at the end of last season as their risk of putting early draft capital towards this injury prone quarterback paid off, as Watson provided a full healthy season. Coming off a shortened rookie season due to injury fantasy owners were left with a hard decision as to if they were to spend a early pick on this high upside QB for the Houston Texans. The only negative side to Watson’s game is the lack of o-line talent that the Texans have, but besides that Watson is a dual threat QB that is a solid bet to finish as a top 5 fantasy quarterback. Like I said his dual threat ability played a huge role in his fantasy production as he averaged 3.4 fantasy points per game just from his feet which is an amazing bonus on top of his already solid passing attack. Look for Watson to repeat as a top end fantasy QB, and if the Texans can figure out their o-line problems then look for Watson to push for that QB2 spot.

5) Matt Ryan

Coming off a quiet season of fantasy domination Matt Ryan finds himself as number 5 in my rankings. Finishing as QB3 and only 2 points out of a QB2 finish it seems almost as if Matt Ryan was forgot about last year, and that is due to the fact of the lackluster season the Falcons had last year. Due to the poor season the Falcons had Ryan scored the majority of his points in garbage time in the 2018 season. Although this may seem scary for owners when they are deciding on if they should draft Matt Ryan, but owners should not worry about having Ryan as their QB1. With Julio still as the main offensive piece and Calvin Ridley who is only in his sophomore season there is no reason why Matt Ryan should put up poor passing numbers. Not only does he have amazing pieces surrounding him, but with Dirk Koetter running the offense the passing volume will not change. Yes the Falcons team in the big picture needs some work, but do not let that drive you away from taking Matt Ryan in the later rounds of your draft.

6) Jameis Winston

Coming in at my number 6 I have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Coming off a frustrating season Winston, who will not be splitting time, is hoping to provide solid fantasy production for the 2019 season. I have no problem with putting Winston this high due to the fact that the only thing holding him back was Ryan Fitzpatrick last season. With a new head coach in Bruce Arians and a full offseason to clean some things up Winston is going to provide QB1 numbers next fantasy season. With what will most likely be a terrible defense in 2019 that only makes Winston more appealing as the Bucs will need to throw the ball to come from behind the whole game, and with an amazing supporting cast and a viable head coach Winston is an awesome value pick in the late rounds of drafts. He is one of my favorite quarterbacks I have been getting in mock drafts so far this off season.

7) Russell Wilson

Last year it seemed as if this man could do anything, and I have no reason to assume that is going to stop for the 2019 season. With doubts of having no for sure starting running back and the predicted worst o-line it looked as if Wilson was going to struggle putting up solid fantasy points. Needless to say he definitely proved everyone wrong and finished as a top 10 fantasy QB. The part that I think is crazy is not the fact that he finished top 10, but that he finished top 10 with his team ranking 32nd in passing plays per game. As a fantasy owner, I hope that this number will increase as if it does I only see Wilson producing higher than QB9 numbers. Hence why I have him as my QB7.

8) Drew Brees

I have had a hard time ranking this guy as he continues to confuse me every fantasy year. Coming off a streaking hot start that led to a cold finish I am hesitant when it comes to drafting Brees for the 2019 season. I do see some upside with Brees, as the Saints finished at 29th in team pass plays which I would expect to increase. If they can incorporate a couple more pass plays a game I can see Brees adding 5-6 more fantasy points per game which will keep him as a lock in the top 10 for the 2019 season.

9) Baker Mayfield

It’s Baker time in Cleveland baby, and I know that Browns fans and fantasy fans are excited for this new era to start. It is hard to find a reasonable spot for Baker’s floor and ceiling, but it only seems right to net him as a top 10 QB with Kitchens as the head coach. Mayfield provided QB1 numbers when Kitchens called the plays last year, and with a whole off season to develop I can only see Baker producing good enough numbers to put him as a QB1 on his respective team. I do not know if I will putting all of my shares in drafting Mayfield, but the excitement he brings will lead me to drafting him in one or two leagues. The only advice I can give with this is to have a backup plan in case the Browns return to original form.

10) Ben Roethlisberger

Coming in at number 10 I have the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran QB Ben Roethlisberger. Although I do have Big Ben in my top 10 I do fully expect a drop in production from previous years do to the almost guarantee that Leveon Bell and Antonio Brown will be leaving this off season. Without those two, who have carried him in the past, I do not expect Big Ben to be a top 3 QB even though the Steelers tend to lead the league in pass plays per game. It will be up to the young core of James Conner and Juju to help Ben in staying in the top 10 for the 2019 season. I will most likely not be drafting Big Ben for the 2019 season.

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