A look back at Week 1 in the NFL, and ahead toward Week 2. Start/sits, game picks, and much more!
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. So, it's quite a luxury that our closest friends often are our enemies in fantasy sports. Understanding their tendencies and preferences is the easiest way to get a leg up in your dynasty league.
As every commercial and email I received during the past four months have been more than happy to remind me, “We are in uncertain times…” Unfortunately, this sentiment has grown to include the start of the NFL season. Preseason may end up canceled to go along with, at best, a shortened training camp. Right now, the NFL is reluctant to adopt the “bubble” strategy other sports are employing. These choices may mean the season is at even more risk than other leagues.
Now that you are armed with the mathematical tools to identify what a future stud looks like on paper. How do you when math is being a back-stabbing bitch and pulls the rug out from under you and allows your dynasty stock to fall into the shadow like Gandalf battling the Balrog? The simple answer is you don’t. But there are in my opinion red flags that reveal themselves when you watch the tape. And by tape, I mean hours of any internet video you can get your hands on to watch the given player do every kind of movement you can possibly see.
What is the point of all this? Why is this important? It’s important because when you are drafting Wide receivers as rookies or buying/selling them based on what happened their rookie year, you have to get it right. At no point throughout that Receivers career are 10 touches a game just going to fall into their lap. Is David Montgomery good? Does anyone actually know? Does it matter? Don’t be silly OF COURSE it doesn’t matter. The Bears have chosen to endow him with 250 carries next year. He was drafted top 3 in most dynasty rookie drafts last year. He was awful, I mean hot garbage. I bet most owners of David Montgomery if they held on could probably still get a 1st round rookie value of some kind back for him in return. Even if he goes out an average 3 yards a carry next year. He will still likely see a role in 2021.
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!
Can Andy Dalton turn his career around in Big D? The answer might surprise you...
The RoD crew welcomes their newest member to the pod and reviews their strategies and popular strategies in an extensive discussion of what to do when you are in a dynasty startup.
Another "hidden" episode. The crew gives their takes on signings from the second half of free agency and then talks about their favorite fantasy strategies, formats, and scoring systems.