Well, it has certainly been a wild ride so far this season. We have seen wild breakouts from Elijah Mitchell, Ja’Marr Chase, James Conner, and Cordarrelle Patterson. We have seen relative busts from Stefon Diggs, Allen Robinson, and Miles Sanders. In fantasy, you have to do what you think is best and hope it pans out. Maybe you just didn’t get it done this year and that is okay. Fantasy football is a fickle entity and whether you had injury woes or made a few wrong trades you just didn’t get to the promised land this year. What do you do now?
The quarterback carousel is in full swing this week as multiple quarterbacks got injured leading to their backups stealing the show. Below you’ll find some quarterbacks to target on your dynasty teams. Some may be more of a dart throw, but others could carve out a nice role for themselves. In dynasty, you can never have too many quarterbacks and when you don’t know the severity of some of these injuries, you could sneakily find yourself rich with quarterback options.
Go ahead and take a quick look to see if Ja’Marr Chase is available in your leagues…sheesh, he put on a show this week and is looking like a potential top 5 dynasty wide receiver already! Unfortunately, Chase will not be available. So, keep reading to see who you can look to add to your roster in hopes of making your team more well-rounded as we move into the second half of the season.
I may be a week or two late to this waiver wire add, but the Raiders seem to want Peyton Barber to be the bell cow running back while Josh Jacobs is out of the lineup. In back-to-back weeks he has had 13 carries and 23 carries. Not only is he getting carries, but he is making good use of them. He put up over 100 yards on the ground in Week 3 against a good Dolphins’ defense. Jacobs may not be fully healthy and, if he misses more time, Barber is a guy you can use in your flex. Better yet, you can try to flip him in a trade if this usage continues much longer.
Week two is just about over and I’ve got dynasty names that you should prioritize in your leagues if they’re available. Some of these names will be available depending on league size and are worth putting in a waiver claim on. I’ll be bringing you dynasty free agents each week so, without further ado, here are your week two priority waiver adds!
Each week during the fantasy football season I’ll be bringing you my top three waiver wire adds for the upcoming week. These are guys who are not highly rostered and exceeded expectations during the previous week with a likelihood of continuing solid production. Without further ado, let’s jump into the week 1 waiver wire adds!
With just four days to go until kickoff, I’ll be discussing the top four under-the-radar tight end breakout candidates. This list is comprised of the tight ends who you can get almost for free in your draft who should exceed expectations. I’ve also included one additional name for the dynasty future!
Hey everyone! Time again for another NFC North breakdown. If you’re interested in catching up on last edition’s NFC North nuggets check it out here! There is not a ton to unpack since our last edition, so I’ll give you the quick hitters of who has had notable increases and decreases in their dynasty stock since Week 6… the rest is still chalk.
In devy, the name of the game is patience. Did we all want Bijan Robinson to be the guy in week one and get 20+ touches per game? Of course. But, that isn’t always how it shakes out. However, with less than elite competition in the backfield, he should see his touches continue to increase. Remember, Robinson still has two more full seasons to live up to the hype of being the number one running back prospect. Don’t get frustrated with Robinson after three games, as I believe he will be the primary ball carrier by seasons end.
Aaron Rodgers burst back into the dynasty scene over the first four weeks of the season. Rodgers put up nine touchdowns and no interceptions over the first quarter of the season. That changed in week six where he did not register a touchdown and put up two interceptions including one pick-six, only the third such play of his career. Rodgers has re-established himself as a top 10 quarterback for dynasty formats as he likely has anywhere from 3-5 years left in the league. He has shown he can continue to play at a very high level and can be a big-time contributor for your squad.
Are you ready for some… Tuesday? Night? Football? Hopefully, everything goes according to plan and the NFL can stop playing hot potato with the schedule. But as we’re in unprecedented territory, you should be more and more willing to deal your guys. Don’t get attached to your favorite freight train of a running back (looking at you, Derrick Henry!) because anything can happen this season. Luckily, you have us to help you out. Here are our favorite buys and sells for the week.
Week three is when you know. If a guy has been bad for the first two weeks, it can be easy to chalk it up to small sample size. If a guy is bad for three straight games, you can’t pretend anymore. The story is the same with breakout players. Calvin Ridley, D.K. Metcalf, and James Robinson? Yeah, they’re for real. Joe Mixon and Carson Wentz? Time to move on. Now that you know, the next move is to adjust your expectations. Let go of whatever pre-draft notions you have and take an honest look at the players on your team. And then… get to dealing!
Aaron Rodgers is starting to look more like his old self. In year two with Matt LaFleur, he appears to be more comfortable in an offense where his only big names are Aaron Jones and Davante Adams. Rodgers will be 37 at the end of the season and he has mentioned that he wants to play until he is 40. In dynasty we tend to look at a 3-year window, if Rodgers can continue to play around this level for a few more years he may actually be a dynasty buy or hold rather than a sell as many (including myself) had proposed pre-season.
In our weekly buy/sell piece, @DynastyWalrus and @DFF_Ztrain will break down multiple players that you should consider buying and selling to improve your roster. We will give you a breakdown of their usage on the field, and statistics to provide a unique outlook on the best moves for your team to make. Join us weekly as we help you wheel and deal your way to a fantasy championship! This week we’ll look at DJ Chark, Anthony Miller, Nick Chubb, James Conner, Joshua Kelley, and Sammy Watkins.
Getting the invite to a Dynasty Football Factory redraft league with 11 other fantasy football writers was intimidating, to say the least. But, you have to play with the big boys if you want to get better. We have some of the smartest minds in fantasy football in this league and I think I came away with a pretty decent team. Join me as I take you through the thought process of my first nine picks in this 12-team redraft PPR league.
Austin Hooper was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft. Through his first four seasons in the NFL, Hooper has seen his targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns all increased year over year. His most productive season was in 2019. Hauling in 75 catches, 787 yards, and six scores in only 13 games. This offensive output had Hooper finishing the season at TE6 in PPR formats.