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
Build depth. This is a main focus for all of my Dynasty teams as I think about roster construction.
I’ve witnessed so many teams chase after the star names. They trade away draft picks and depth pieces to go get a top-tier RB or WR, but then crumble the minute a key injury occurs or bye weeks start to come around.
This is because that roster sacrificed their depth.
The best Dynasty rosters are constructed with depth in mind. They are crafted with having a few top-tier players but have several players that can be plugged into starting spots in good matchups.
What this does is it allows for sustainability throughout the NFL season. Players get injured and it’s just part of Fantasy Football, however, if you can still “stay afloat” during these periods while every other roster around you suffers, you have an edge on your opponents.
For example, a roster that traded away a bunch of depth pieces to acquire Juju Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans and Deandre Hopkins looked great on paper at the start of the season. But right now, this team is most likely below .500 in your league.
Utilize the draft picks you have to draft wisely and build depth on your rosters. Hang onto those drafted players and build deep units. From there, it’s about making the right start/sit decisions in the right matchups and not only chasing after top-tier names. Make this a focus going into your league’s trade deadline and into next offseason…you won’t regret it.
Dynasty Stock Report
Stock Up: Robby Anderson – New York Jets, WR
If you had the guts to play Robby Anderson this week, I admire you.
With Sam Darnold back, Anderson has now been launched back into relevancy. He balled out on Sunday going 5/125/1 against a strong Dallas Cowboys defense.
Anderson’s talent has never been in question. He’s a speed demon that thrives on big-play potential, but he’s never had the QB to get him the ball consistently.
Darnold looked the part on Sunday and he’s going to continue to rely on Anderson moving forward. The Jets are about to hit an amazing spot in their schedule here soon too, which means that Anderson might not only be a starting WR for your Dynasty rosters…but he could actually move into the conversation for one of the top Fantasy wideouts in the game here soon.
Stock Down: Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams, QB
Jared Goff finished Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a Quarterback Rating of 3.2. No, that is not a typo.
Goff threw for only 78 yards and averaged a mere 3.25 Yards Per Attempt.
After his dismal performances against Tampa Bay and Seattle the past two weeks, Goff needed to step up and deliver in this game. Alas, that wasn’t in the cards and the Rams now move to 3-3 on the season.
Goff shouldn’t be considered in your starting lineups right now, but he gets to play the 1-5 Atlanta Falcons next week. If Goff doesn’t deliver in that matchup, you can’t trust him in any matchup for the rest of the season.
Stock Up: Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers, TE
Welcome back, Hunter Henry!
After suffering another injury early on this season, Henry’s Dynasty stock was plummeting due to his inability to stay on the field. The upside is there in this offense, but (news flash) you can’t score fantasy points if you’re not on the field…
Henry fought back, came back much earlier than people were expecting, and delivered a huge game on Sunday Night Football.
For those who have been needing TE help all season long and have waited on Henry to return, you’ve got a consistent contributor now. While the Chargers team as a whole looks putrid, Henry’s an every week confident start from here on out.
Stock Down: Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers, WR
What has happened to Keenan Allen?
Through the first three weeks of the season, Allen was on pace to shatter records. However, since then he’s hurt your fantasy rosters more than helped them.
With the Chargers offense being out of sync, Allen’s more of a danger to your rosters than the “week winner” that he was at the beginning of the season. Due to three weeks of inconsistent and awful production, Allen’s Dynasty stock is taking a hit.
Stock Up: Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings, WR
We finally have a Stefon Diggs sighting!
And he showed up in a big way on Sunday with a 7/167/3 stat line.
We’ve been waiting for Diggs to bounce back to the player we know he can be all season, but the offense has been holding him back. The Eagles secondary was torched all game long by Diggs, and while Diggs won’t put up the type of production for you he did last season, it looks like we may be getting back to the point where we can trust Diggs in our starting lineups.
BONUS: Draft Prospect To Watch
K.J. Hamler from Penn State was someone who caught my eye over the summer, but I wasn’t able to spend much time digging into him as a prospect.
Over the course of this College Football season though, Hamler has made some plays that have definitely drawn my attention and caused me to study his tape more in-depth.
Hamler and the Nittany Lions take on the University of Michigan Saturday night. This will be Hamler’s opportunity to make his mark in “primetime” and potentially have people discussing him towards the top of this loaded 2020 WR Draft Class.
He’s got the talent and ability and he’s someone I’ll be watching closely on Saturday evening.
Ryan McDowell of Dynasty League Football stops by to talk all sorts of football goodness. …