There is often a disconnect between football outcomes and fantasy football production. The disconnect has its most significant impact when assessing the change in fantasy value for players on a team that drafted their new stud quarterback. In this article, we will look at the last decade of top-16 quarterbacks and analyze why you shouldn't expect increased fantasy production from any of the Bengals skill position players in 2020. However, if you think Burrow is going to be the greatest quarterback in NFL history, then you're probably going to disagree with everything in this article.
Cooks has been a wanted man in the NFL since being drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2014. In 13 months, Cooks was traded from the Saints to the Patriots to the Rams. Cooks was moved arguably before his prime, too, between the ages of 23 and 24.
Matthew Stafford is currently being drafted as the 18th quarterback off the board in dynasty leagues according to myfantasyleague.com ADP data. Stafford is being taken around the 13th quarterback off the board in both redraft and best-ball leagues, according to fantasypros.com. Stafford would have been the QB 3 in 2019 if he continued on his pace for the whole season.
The Texans had a solid season last year, making the playoffs with a 10-6 record. They eventually collapsed against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. During the off-season, Bill O'Brien made one of the most egregious trades in NFL history. They traded star WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson and his massive contract. Texans brought in Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb and tried to fix the defense. Can the new-look offense provide any fantasy value? What WR will set himself apart from the pack? Will DJ return close to his 2016 form? Let's find out.
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.
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?