But do we use history as a tool when drafting our upcoming year’s teams? Possibly recent history, as there are a myriad of tools and projections at our disposal to research and provide us with all of the numbers to create our cheat sheets and draft strategies. However, we don’t typically consult one readily available tool. A deep dive into what the projections look like in the frame of historical statistical seasons.
Now that you’ve all followed my advice and gone out and acquired shares in all of my rookie sleepers... You did, right? I’m back with another rookie running back for you to consider, Tennessee Titans Darrynton Evans, the Appalachian State back who was selected 93rd overall in the third round by Tennessee.
That rookie running back that was just drafted with the 5th overall pick in the dynasty rookie draft is going to set your team over the edge this year! This is what many fantasy players tell themselves every year. It may be true, however does the data back it up?
Thank you for joining me for part 5 of my Dynasty startup review. At this point we’re going to increase the number of rounds we cover again and reach the halfway point of the draft by covering rounds 11 through 15.
Luck's retirement forced the Colts to start Jacoby Brissett, and the Colts went from 10-6 the previous season to 7-9 and 3rd in the division. The Colts signed Philip Rivers to improve their offense, but can they support multiple fantasy options without Andrew Luck? Can they rebound from their disappointing season? Let's find out.
The Titans season was a tale of two halves. The beginning of the season looked bleak with the Titans going 2-4 with Marcus Mariota. Mariota's poor play caused him to get benched for Ryan Tannehill, under whom the Titans caught fire. They finished 7-3 and made the playoffs as a wildcard. In an upset, the Titans defeated Tom Brady and the Patriots 20-13. They shocked the NFL by defeating MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens 28-12 behind Derrick Henry's massive game. The Titans put up a valiant effort against Patrick Mahomes and company but couldn't keep up with the Chiefs' electrifying offensive and lost 35-24. With Tannehill at QB, the Titans skill players increased their productivity, but can they repeat their success? Let's jump right into it.
The Jaguars had a disappointing season going 6-10 during the 2019 NFL season. They began the year with Nick Foles but quickly gave the reigns to the guy with the best mustache in Florida: Gardner Minshew. He surprised many people with his passing and rushing ability. But can he repeat his success this season, or are they on the verge of getting a high draft pick and looking for their future QB? Let's take a glance at the Jags players for 2020.
As opposed to real General Managers, we can view our players more in terms of investments. We do not need to consider locker room dynamics, contract issues, or even the chemistry effects of continually trading players. While somewhat dehumanizing, it more closely resembles the world of stock trading. In fact, we sometimes refer to players as "shares," a term taken directly from investment jargon.
Part 3 in the RoD Writers League startup series!
A must-read deep dive into the NFC West's fantasy outlook in 2020.