Two NFL Rookies Dynasty Owners Should Add, Heading Into Week 4, Of The 2019 Season.
Dynasty owners are always looking to stay ahead of other owners in their leagues, by cycling the back end of their rosters. With three weeks gone, in the 2019 season, now is the time for owners to make adjustments, especially those who are off to a rough start. I will give you two names that dynasty owners need to make sure are on their roster. If any of these players are available, add them immediately.
Darius Slayton – WR New York Giants
If you look at the New York Giants wide receiver depth chart it goes like this: Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, and Darius Slayton. So as you can tell, the Giants really have a lot of questions as to what players they envision, long-term. Tate, 31, signed a 4 year contract, this off-season and will become an unrestricted free agent in 2023. Shepard, 26, will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024. Latimer, 26, signed a one year contract, in 2019. Fowler, 28, also signed a one year contract, this past off-season. Rookie, fifth-round pick, Darius Slayton, 22, is signed through the 2022 season. Here’s what was being said about Slayton when he got drafted by the Giants.
On top of having an uninspiring group of wide receivers, they also drafted rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones, with the sixth overall pick, in this year’s draft. Jones replaced long-time starter, Eli Manning, going into week three against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a rookie performance that took the NFL by storm. He accrued a stat line of: 23-36 336 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns. This, to go along with: 4 rushes for 28 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Jones targeted fellow rookie Darius 5 times against Tampa Bay. He finished the game with a stat line of: 3 catches for 82 yards and 0 touchdowns. I think Jones, Barkley, Slayton and Evan Engram are the future of this Giants offense and feel Slayton can be the number one wide receiver. It also doesn’t hurt that Jones and Slayton both started their first NFL games at the same time. Darius Slayton needs to be on the back end of your roster, while he and Jones develop chemistry.
Foster Moreau – TE Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden, loves to feature the tight end position in his offense. Last season, starting tight end Jared Cook had 68 receptions on 101 targets for 896 yards and 6 touchdowns. That was good for tight end 5 in fantasy last year. In November of 2018, the Oakland Raiders signed tight end Darren Waller off of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. With Jared Cook on a new team, Waller won the starting tight end job going into week 1 of this season and picked up where Cook left off last season.
Through the first three weeks of this season, Waller has a stat line of 26 receptions on 29 targets for 267 yards and 0 touchdowns. That early season production ranks third among tight ends, which is top-tier tight end one production for fantasy football. If you look at the Oakland Raiders depth chart at tight end, it goes Darren Waller, Foster Moreau, and Derek Carrier. As you can tell this is a pretty unknown and unproven group of tight ends. While you never wish injury on any player, dynasty owners need to be prepared if that does happen. If Waller does miss time, Foster Moreau would be the tight end to own, in an offense that features that position. He would be a tight end one for fantasy football leagues. Due to this, Moreau needs to be on your roster and is taxi squad eligible.
With bye weeks starting in week 4, along with all of the injuries that have occurred so far this season, now is the time for dynasty owner to stay one step ahead of their competition. Hopefully, these are players that are available on your waiver wires. If not, now is a great time to acquire these players on the cheap. Good Luck in week 4!!