In a battle for the okayest team in the NFC East, they out okayed the talented, but stale Cowboys. The Pederson offensive elixir has been flat since the magical 2017 season, but the contributing factors were unfortunate injuries and uneven performances from ill-fitting personnel choices. The vastly superior Miles Sanders has replaced Jordan Howard, and Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett, Nelson Agholor, and Robert Davis have been replaced by, well, actual wide receivers. The top of the East looks to be the same two-horse race, but it should be much higher caliber than the first-round fodder for the other conferences over the past few seasons.
In my never-ending quest to bring attention to players worth stashing on the end of your bench, I'm bringing you not one, not two, but SEVEN. An entire starting roster of rookie players going incredibly late in drafts with the potential to break out and make you look like a genius.
Gage has the opportunity to do the former, with the Atlanta Falcons having the most vacated targets to fill at a whopping 258 (39.3%) and a not-insignificant 1285 air yards vacated. Many, including myself, expect Calvin Ridley to see a substantial uptick in targets this year. The additions of Hayden Hurst from the Ravens and Todd Gurley from the Rams will eat up a good portion of those homeless targets. That still leaves a healthy amount likely to go to the primary slot receiver, Russell "83" Gage.
Ryan Tannehill is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in dynasty Superflex right now. He is the 22nd quarterback off the board, according to the myfantasyleague.com average draft position data. Why do the Titans believe enough in Ryan Tannehill to extend his contract through 2024, and yet the fantasy community thinks he is in the bottom third of NFL quarterbacks?
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.
Are you the type of Dynasty player who likes scouring the bottom of the ADP lists and depth charts for players? Do you get excited when you see a new article claiming "Deep Sleepers" only to find four of the picks went in the first 15 rounds of your start-up?
Meet Justin Jefferson, a junior wide receiver from Louisiana State University.
Meet James Proche, a redshirt senior wide receiver from Southern Methodist University.
Ryan's redraft tight end rankings for 2019.
Ryan's wide receiver rankings for redraft 2019.