Author name: Billy Beaman

Writer and Analytics Specialist for @DFF_Dynasty & @DFF_Redraft. #DFFArmy #FantasyFootball

Not Your Average Joe

It has been a while since we’ve witnessed a fantasy running back as polarizing and talented as Joe Mixon. Last I can recall is Demarco Murray, maybe (feel free to offer suggestions, could be a fun discussion topic). Either way, the Joe Mixon takes are HOT. Some believe he can’t crack the top 10 again, and others project him as a candidate to finish the number one fantasy running back. Either one of those things can happen. I mean anything is possible, but what I want to analyze is the notion Mixon can’t be a top-five fantasy running back. This idea has been tossed around the twitter-verse and all over the fantasy community, but there is a strong case he will take the leap this year and elevate his play in 2019. The arrival of former LA Rams QB coach Zac Taylor and the West Coast offense is a major indicator Joe Mixon will be better utilized this year. Taylor played a major role in overseeing and constructing one of the most high powered offenses in the league last year. Sean McVay noted: “he was instrumental our in third-down game-planning.”  Placing more emphasis on passing the ball certainly didn’t hurt Todd Gurley’s fantasy production last season. Gurley was the number three fantasy running back with 1,831 total yards and a remarkable 21 touchdowns in 14 games. The Bengals new offensive philosophy will have a dual effect, improving Mixon’s rushing and passing production. A breakdown of each aspect reveals how Joe Mixon and Zac Taylor can take his game to the next level. …………………….

New England Tight End Turnstile: Michael Roberts Turn

The tight end position has been a turnstile for New England in the short time since Rob Gronkowski retired. The Patriots have been scrambling to find a replacement since he left the NFL. They signed TE Stephen Anderson in January, Matt LaCosse in March, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins in April. Then subsequently they traded Jacob Hollister to Seattle while later signing former Patriot Benjamin Watson in May. If your head isn’t spinning yet, there’s more. Austin Seferian-Jenkins was cut at the beginning of June, and today the Patriots traded a conditional 7th round pick to the Detroit Lions for 2017 fourth round pick Michael Roberts (TE).

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Dynasty Wide Receivers and Quarterbacks to Sell

With the NFL offseason upon us, it’s the perfect time to review your dynasty team, make roster moves, and approach other owners with trade offers to take your squad to the next level. Sometimes, this process requires an owner to consider giving up proven talent to improve other areas of need or gather assets for the future. Veterans can be difficult to part with, but sometimes the long term gains outweigh the short term losses. With that in mind, let’s analyze candidates who fit in the category of “dynasty WRs and QBs to sell”.Jarvis Landry:Landry finally got paid like a number one receiver, but he sure didn’t perform like one in 2018. He dropped six balls in 14 games started after not registering a single drop before in his career. He was also uncharacteristically inefficient posting 6.6 yards per target, settling at the bottom of league rankings. It’s difficult to be hopeful that his situation will get any better when he had little to no competition for targets, but with Odell Beckham entering the fold, he could be in line for increased efficiency even though he should see a drop in targets.

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T. J. Yeldon’s Impact in Buffalo

The Bills have signed running back [profiler]T.J. Yeldon[/profiler] to a two-year deal and now have about as many running backs as they do offensive linemen. I recently wrote an article with a section discussing the possible landing spots for the former fantasy darling. Admittedly I was off; the Bills were a sneaky suitor looking for …

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Dynasty: Handcuff Heaven: Running Back Edition

Everybody wants the next Saquon Barkley, Todd Gurley, or Ezekiel Elliott. Elite running backs are a rarity and truly difficult to harvest from the giant draft pool every year. For these reasons, they are rightfully coveted and constantly sought after. It could be an injury, some off the field situation, or pure talent that leads …

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Why Austin Seferian-Jenkins signing with New England matters

Austin Seferian-Jenkins The New England Patriots have lost the Polar bear in pads that is Rob Gronkowski, and the fantasy world is anxious to lock in the next tight end to catch passes from Tom Brady. We’ve been wondering, who could possibly replace Gronk? The answer is no one, but the Patriots need to find …

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Where will they land? Three forgotten Dynasty Assets

The NFL season never really ends, does it? The offseason sometimes feels like a post-post season and this year is no different with big-time trades for superstars like Odell Beckham Jr. (Cleveland Browns) and Antonio Brown (Oakland Raiders). Then free agency action gets going with other big names: Le’Veon Bell to the Jets, Nick Foles …

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