Players to Target with Deep Dynasty Rosters
Identifying deep dynasty targets is fundamental to winning dynasty championships. Myles Gaskin, Troy Fumagalli, Maurice (Mo) Harris, Matt LaCosse and Bruce Anderson are not particularly exciting or well known fantasy football players. However with injuries to players ahead of them or standout camp performances, they are some deep dynasty targets who could be true diamonds in the rough. These deep targets might deliver you a dynasty fantasy football championship!
Myles Gaskin – RB Miami Dolphins
Myles Gaskin enters the league undersized (5’9″-5’10”), with a bad athletic profile, and with very low draft capital. A 7th round draft pick out of Washington, he was somewhat of a steal for the Dolphins. He was a consistent producer at the college level posting 1,000 yard seasons all 4 years (!!!) and a 33.5% dominator rating (77th%). Gaskin only caught 65 passes in college. As a result, he fell far in the 2019 NFL draft due to this limitation. Pure runners with low draft capital can succeed and become fantasy relevant (see Jordan Howard). Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage, two players who have plenty of doubts, sit ahead of Gaskin. He has a great opportunity and path to snaps over other day 3+ rookie RBs. I’m targeting Myles Gaskin with my 4th or late round rookie picks, or getting him as a throw in piece to trades.
Troy Fumagalli – TE Denver Broncos
One of my favorite college fantasy players ever, Troy Fumagalli out of Wisconsin possesses the skills to be a top fantasy tight end option. His value and upside were crushed when Noah Fant was selected by the Broncos in the 1st round. Fumagalli lost his entire rookie year to a sports hernia, joining fellow prospect TE Jake Butt on the IR. With Joe Flacco’s tendency to mega- target his tight ends, there is room for two productive TEs on this Broncos roster. I don’t really have any fancy stats to argue for Troy Fumagalli, chalk this one up to a gut feeling. And he’s not someone you necessarily need to draft or roster right now, more of a name to keep in your brain if Fant goes down or you see Fumagalli receiving playing time. Here’s to hoping that Fumagalli stays healthy and creates a strong camp connection with Flacco.
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— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) January 5, 2017
Maurice Harris – WR New England Patriots
Maurice Harris is likely excited to move from the putrid Washington Redskins offense to the defending Super Bowl champions. The Patriots WR room is a huge mess of unknown right now outside of Julian Edelman. Demaryius Thomas is nearing if not at the end of his career and may not make the roster. Dontrelle Inman is likely to get cut. Braxton Berrios, the heir to the Julian Edelman throne, will likely remain irrelevant and on special teams duty. Josh Gordon can’t STAY OFF THE WEED. The primary receiver that Harris has to beat is Philip Dorsett or rookie N’Keal Harry. That shouldn’t be particularly difficult. Nothing about his athletic profile or stats point to Harris being successful, but he just feels like one of those guys the Patriots find and who steps up to the challenge of playing for Coach Bill Belichick. 26 year old Maurice Harris isn’t being talked about so take advantage. Select him with final picks in 25-30+ man rosters or grab him off the waiver wire NOW before his camp continues to go well.
Matt LaCosse – TE New England Patriots
All aboard #TEAMLACOSSE! Since the Patriots signed him to a 2 year contract in March, he should have been noticed. That did not happen. ASJ (Austin Sefarian-Jenkins) has come and gone. Fantasy football tight end dinosaur Benjamin Watson is suspended for 4 games. Stephen Anderson is just a guy who did actually show some promise in Houston. Anderson is Matt LaCosse’s top competition. Newly signed Lance Kendricks STINKS and has never lived up to his hype. Do you see anyone here that is particularly a home run option? Many people are salivating at the chance to grab the next Gronk replacement. I am not even close to saying, even if LaCosse ends up being the guy, that his production will be similar to Gronk’s. However, we know this role is valuable and you should join #TEAMLACOSSE with me sooner than later.
Bruce Anderson – RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
You may notice a theme calling out low draft capital/undrafted players with talent who are seated behind pretty weak depth charts. No one is a better example of this than Bruce Anderson. Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones were uninspiring at best last season. Barber is leading the pack heading into training camp when most assumed Jones, thanks to his draft capital, would be the primary back under the new Bruce Arians coaching regime. Out of North Dakota State, Anderson had a combined 2,140 rushing yards at 6.35 yards/carry through his final 2 college seasons. Arians has made lesser RBs fantasy relevant. I’d be more than willing to buy this deep target in dynasty for incredibly cheap.
If there’s a UDFA RB out there who could replicate Phillip Lindsay’s unprecedented rookie production, it’s Tampa Bay’s Bruce Anderson. It all comes down to opportunity and he has that.
•Backfield is wide open
•Posted impressive college tape
•Same initials as Bruce Arians 🤔 pic.twitter.com/7hWEw5Ej6m
— Jonathan Valencia (@JonValenciaPFN) July 21, 2019
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