Pick 6 – On Planting a Flag and Not Being Marge Simpson

In Season 11, Episode 13  of The Simpsons (‘Saddlesore Galactica’), Marge is at Springfield Downs,  reading over a betting brochure.

So many horses,” Marge exclaims “I don’t know who to vote for! Can’t I just bet that all the horses will have a fun time?” she asks the bookie.

“Yeah, I think you want that line over there,” The bookie replies, pointing out the ‘Wuss Bets’ window.

At some point, fantasy writers must take a stand on what they believe is right, or else we’re all just here having fun like Marge. I could tell you right now, barring injury, that Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, David Johnson, and Mike Evans will all have elite fantasy seasons. Nor is it very bold to say Aaron Rodgers or Andrew Luck will be at the top of the quarterback rankings in January 2018. Eventually, we all need to take shots, as it’s the players rising above fantasy expectations who ultimately win you your league. Never one to shy away from the chance to be proven wrong, here are six flag players I am absolutely enamored with entering the 2017 fantasy season. These are six guys you will want to buy now prior to the start of the 2017 season, as they will have skyrocketed in value by January 2018. I’m willing to reap the rewards of owning these players now, or risk going down with the ship for putting my faith so strongly in their abilities. Continue reading “Pick 6 – On Planting a Flag and Not Being Marge Simpson”

Marqise Lee – Buy Now For Later

As part of the draft with Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson which was supposed to reinvigorate the Jacksonville Jaguars offense, Marqise Lee has played the forgotten man to Robinson and undrafted free agent Allen Hurns. Robinson and Hurns exploded onto the scene in 2015 while Lee fell down the depth chart due to injury. Both receivers remained locked in over Lee as starters in 2016, with Hurns receiving a contract extension which could keep him with the Jaguars for the foreseeable future. With the embarrassment that was the Jaguars offense in 2016, it was Lee who surprisingly emerged as the lone bright spot and arguably the best receiver on the team. While Bortles did his best Blaine Gabbert impersonation, Lee was the only receiver on the team not brought down by the quarterback’s play. Lee put up 63 catches for 851 yards and was somehow efficient in an offense whose top receiver (Robinson) caught only 48.7% of his targets. While Lee did not have an explosive statistical 2016, he showed traits of a quality NFL player, one who if not hampered by injuries can be quite productive. Continue reading “Marqise Lee – Buy Now For Later”

Dynasty One Podcast – Episode 58

Jason and Karl go over the news of the week before being joined by Jesse Patterson of Dynasty One to play some dynasty games.

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Host: Karl Safchick @KarlSafchick

Host: Eric Hardter   @EDH_27

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Dynasty One Podcast – Episode 57

Karl and Jason discuss the news of the week before Karl is joined by Mike Tagliere of fantasypros.com, to talk the state of running back committees in the NFL.

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Be sure to follow The Dynasty One Podcast team on twitter

Host: Karl Safchick @KarlSafchick

Host: Eric Hardter   @EDH_27

Host: Jason Blanton @Jason_Blanton

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Post-Draft Rookie Mock – Round 1

Following the NFL Draft, members of the Dynasty One team took part in a rookie mock to see how player values had shifted with landing spots now determined. Draftees were Karl Safchick (@KarlSafchick), Josh Callander (@JoshCallan23), Jesse Patterson (@df_patterson), Shane Burnett (@SpartacusPTech), Jason Blanton (@Jason_Blanton), and Jacob Gehl (@_JacobGehl).

1.01 – Corey Davis, WR TEN

While I lean wide receiver over running back in dynasty as a rule, this wasn’t a particularly tough decision. While Leonard Fournette went one pick before Corey Davis, he immediately dropped down my rankings due to landing with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Davis, however, went to a perfect landing spot in the Tennessee Titans. Pair Davis with Marcus Mariota, who finished as a top 12 fantasy option at his position in some formats despite a lack of weapons, and he could flirt with top ten fantasy numbers once he grows comfortable in his role. I’d be willing to rank Davis as about the WR20 with upside to get into the top 15 within a year or two. -Karl Safchick Continue reading “Post-Draft Rookie Mock – Round 1”

Round 2 Reactions

In our continued NFL draft coverage, Jesse Patterson (@df_patterson) and Josh Callander (@JoshCallan23) take a look at fantasy relevant players from Round 2.

 

Zay Jones, WR BUF

The Buffalo Bills trade up to get their wide receiver in the second round, having missed out on the top three receiving prospects despite sitting at tenth overall. Jones will come in immediately as the WR2 – presumably replacing the targets of Robert Woods in the offense and playing second fiddle to Sammy Watkins. Watkins’ injury difficulties are well documented, and Jones could see himself thrust into the role of WR1 earlier rather than later. There is also then the question of what the Bills do with Watkins after 2017. If Jones shows in 2017 and Watkins leaves, Jones could be in line for an even increased role. Oh, and not sure if you’ve heard, but the new Bills receiver coach was also the receiver coach of Jones while at ECU. Continue reading “Round 2 Reactions”