This kinda felt like a sinking ship the moment Cam Newton walked onto the field to start the season despite clearly still being under the effects of last season's lingering injuries. To Ron Rivera's credit, he did manage to last all the way through twelve games despite benching Newton after two. At the end of the day though, when your entire team's success rests on the shoulders of a single injury-prone player then this is bound to happen sooner or later. Enter Matt Rhule. Carolina brings in Rhule as their new head coach after watching him turn Baylor's program around in just three short years despite following in the wake of a massive scandal. Rhule brings with him his defensive coordinator from Baylor Phil Snow, and hired LSU WR coach and passing game coordinator Joe Brady as his new offensive coordinator.
This article will make a case for three players at each position who are draft day values that I believe have a chance to finish as the #1 at their respective position. Keep these underappreciated guys in mind when you miss out on one of the favorites, and you might just be surprised. Even in dynasty leagues, teams in "win now" mode should consider these aging players to lead them to the promised land even if only for a year or two.
I had a very high opinion of Dwayne Haskins going into the 2019 NFL Draft. With only seven starts in an unfortunate situation last year, my opinion of him has not changed. He threw for seven touchdowns and seven interceptions on a 58.6% completion percentage. Those numbers do not scream optimism, but when looking at the whole picture, it is easy to see why he struggled. Let's take a look at the situation.
Here at Ride or Dynasty, we like to give you the content you can use, so we're giving you a look at the results of our Writers' Room dynasty startup draft. It's put up or shut up time, who will stick to their grand philosophy? Who will crumble like week-old tacos when a player they claim to hate starts dropping and lands in their lap. Can I make it out the other side with any dignity?