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Top Dynasty League Adds and Drops Going Into The Off-Season. Which Players Should You Be Targeting and Avoiding.
In Dynasty Leagues, as most of you know, there isn’t really an off-season. There are some dynasty leagues that have freezes on player acquisitions after the Super Bowl, which is the case for some of the leagues I’m in. However, as a dynasty owner, you should also be looking to improve your roster no matter the month. Being able to acquire a player who’s value is low or trading away a player who’s value is at its peak, is what makes a successful dynasty owner. Below I’ll be going over some names of players who are good adds and players who are good sellers at this point in the off-season.
Steven Sims – WR:
(2019 Stats: 34 receptions on 56 targets for 310 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns, 9 rushing attempts for 85 yards and 1 rushing touchdown)
Steven Sims really came on strong to end the 2019 season. Between weeks 15-17 he had 16 receptions on 29 targets and had 190 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. He really established himself as a solid number two receiver in D.C. behind fellow rookie, Terry McLaurin. With the hire of new head coach Ron Rivera, I think these two wideouts will be hot commodities come the 2020 season, if they aren’t already. To me, Rivera is the perfect hire for these young players, that include quarterback Dwayne Haskins and running back Darius Guice. Why? “Riverboat” Ron has a reputation of not only a winning one, with a .546 win percentage, but he has shown the ability to get the most out of his players. If I own any of these players I’m really excited to see what 2020 will be like.
Greg Ward – WR:
(2019 Stats: 28 receptions on 40 targets for 254 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown. 1 rushing attempt for 5 yards)
Like Sims, Greg Ward finished the season strong. Between weeks 15-17 he had 17 receptions on 21 targets and had 175 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. The converted college quarterback got his chance to play, starting in week 12, against the Seattle Seahawks. This was due to the injuries to starters Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery. While Ward’s final stat line may not seem like much to get excited about, think about his journey in getting to the NFL.
Ward was a quarterback in college at the University of Houston. He signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He was on their practice squad for two years then signed on with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF. While in the AAF he compiled 22 catches on 40 targets for 214 receiving yards. He was then signed by the Eagles, again, to their practice squad, on April 9th, 2019. With Nelson Agholor being an unrestricted free agent and JJ Arcega-Whiteside coming off a less than stellar 2019 season 10/169/1, Ward should at the least be considered a top reserve in 2020 and should get a shot ahead of JJ, in my opinion.
Hunter Renfrow – WR:
(2019 Stats: 49 receptions on 71 targets for 605 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns)
Hunter Renfrow, 24, played in 13 games and performed very well for a fifth-round rookie. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch out of the slot for the Raiders. Renfrow, much like Sims and Ward also finished the season very strong. In weeks 16 and 17, he ended with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games and a touchdown each week. With Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller and not much else for Oakland, for pass catchers, Hunter could be a solid wide receiver 2/3 going into next season. I look for him to be a target hog and a great year two breakout candidate, under Jon Gruden.
Will Fuller – WR:
(2019 Stats: 49 receptions on 71 targets for 670 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns)
Will Fuller, 25, played in 11 of 16 games in 2019. For his four-year career, Fuller has never played a full season and has played in 42 of a possible 64 games. While he’s a huge benefit for the Texans offense, his inability to stay healthy and play a full season has to be frustrating for those dynasty owners who’ve held onto him. He’s someone that I’m looking to move, this off-season, while he still has name value. In addition, Kenny Stills, who’s under contract for 2020 is also someone who could take snaps from Fuller, next season. I’m looking to see if I could get a late 1st or early 2nd round pick in 2020 for him.
James Conner – RB:
(2019 Stats: 116 rushing attempts for 464 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. 34 receptions on 38 targets for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns)
James Conner, 24, was a headache for those owners who envisioned him having a top ten season in 2019. He played in 10 of 16 games this season, and for the most part, was very ineffective. Conner couldn’t stay healthy, battling various different injuries during the season. He’s under contract for one more season. I’d use the fact that whoever plays quarterback next season, the Steelers will continue to run the ball, as my main selling point for those who own Conner. I’m looking to get a late 2020 1st round or early 2nd for him. He’s someone that I’d be looking to trade ahead of 2020, without question. I’m sure you’ll be able to find someone to take him. Right now’s a good time to get a deal done before the rookie draft.