MyFantasyLeague Top Early Off-Season Dynasty Adds
Now that the Super Bowl is over, dynasty owners are shifting their attention to the incoming class of rookies. While the rookies get all of the buzz and attention, in dynasty leagues, owners should also be looking to add any player they feel could help them win, in 2020. With some dynasty leagues opening up trades and free agency adds and drops, I figured now would be a good time to look at the player’s dynasty owners are adding, on MyFantasyLeagues site. I’ll review a few names and tell you if you should add these players or not, at this point in the off-season.
Dez Bryant – WR: Free Agent
(Career Stats: 113 games played, 531 receptions for 7,459 yards, 14.0 yards per reception, & 73 touchdowns)
Dez Bryant, 31, is once again attempting an NFL comeback. The last time he did this, in 2018, he signed with the New Orleans Saints. Shortly after signing, he tore his Achilles in practice. This time around Dez reached out to the Dallas Cowboys, in early February, expressing his interest in wanting to play for them again. The Cowboys gave a very standard response to that, basically saying that they will consider all potential players that could help them win.
However, at the end of February, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he gave the idea more consideration. While all of this sounds nice, I really don’t see him signing with any NFL team. The best-case scenario, for Dez, is that he signs on as a complementary wide receiver with or without Amari Cooper, in Dallas. You also need to take into account that the Cowboys have a new head coach, in Mike McCarthy. How will he and Dez get along? His days as a productive dynasty league-wide receiver are likely over if he does sign. Even though he’s the top added player on MFL, at 4.17 percent, his ADP on dynasty football digest, isn’t backing that up.
Tyrod Taylor – QB: Los Angeles Chargers
(Career Stats: 70 games played, 61.6 completion percentage, 9,562 passing yards, 54 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. He also played 8 games in 2019 compiling a 66.7 completion percentage, 33 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions)
Since early February, head coach, Anthony Lynn and the Chargers have had nothing but nice things to say about Taylor as their potential starting quarterback, going into the 2020 season. Also, around that same time is when former starting quarterback Phillip Rivers and the Chargers agreed to part ways. The Charges hold the number 6 pick, in the upcoming NFL Rookie Draft. As of now, I’m assuming they use that pick on a rookie quarterback. If that’s the case then Tyrod Taylor will most likely be the week 1 starter for the Chargers. That’s what dynasty owners are banking on as he’s the second most added player on MFL at just 4.14 percent. I see Taylor as nothing more than a QB 2/3 in dynasty leagues, with him having slightly more value in two-quarterback leagues, but I’d rather avoid him, if at all possible.
Taysom Hill – QB: New Orleans Saints
(Career Stats: Pro Football Reference shows his stats as a rusher, not as a passer, that says it all)
When it comes to Taysom Hill, I’ve never looked at him as a starting NFL quarterback. Any chance he had of being a starting quarterback, in 2020, went down the drain the minute Drew Brees said he’d be coming back, in 2020. Additionally, the Saints really like backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, that’s why he started 6 games in 2019, in Brees’s absence. The last thing that’s working against Hill, is his age, he’s 29 years old. That’s not the age most NFL teams are targeting to find their franchise signal-caller. He’s a better NFL asset to the Saints then he is in dynasty leagues. He should be left on the waiver wire and with an added percentage of 3.17, I’m not sure what I’m missing here.
Steven Sims – WR: Washington Redskins & Greg Ward – WR: Philadelphia Eagles
These are two players that I would consider adding to my dynasty league team if I was in need of wide receiver depth. Please look at the article I wrote on these two players a few months ago, for additional information on why to add them here.