Quarterbacks To Stash In Dynasty, This Off-Season.
As we enter the off-season in out dynasty leagues it’s important to make sure you’re utilizing those final roster spots. In the dynasty leagues i’m in our waivers close for a little bit, starting in January. With the fantasy football playoffs concluded, i’m going to review my rosters and make sure I add those players who could have an impact in 2020. In this article i’m going to review the quarterback position, from a dynasty perspective. I’ll be suggesting some names of quarterbacks who could be nice end of the bench stashes, going into the off-season. I will talk about two different things in this article, the 2020 free agent class of quarterbacks and if any current backup quarterbacks are worth adding, for 2020.
Here’s a list of quarterbacks who are currently scheduled to be free agents, in 2020. Out of this list, i’ll provide my thoughts on the key players and what 2020 might look like for them.
Dak Prescott: He’s looking for a long term deal from the Cowboys and I think he’ll get it. If he doesn’t I expect the Cowboys to franchise tag him, keeping him in Dallas for 2020 and possibly beyond. He’s obviously someone you’re holding onto in dynasty.
Philip Rivers: He’s been the Chargers starting quarterback since 2006. The most games he’s won in a season, was 14, in 2006. With the Chargers going in the wrong direction, after a strong past two seasons, I think the team will elect to either draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft or sign a free agent, as their starter, next season. I’ll be interested to see if Rivers lands as a starter, with a new team, in 2020. I’m holding him, in dynasty, and seeing how his off-season goes. He could also be a nice buy low target for those owners in need of quarterback depth.
Tom Brady: He’s been the Patriots starting quarterback since 2001. He’s been far more successful than Rivers, in the NFL. However, there’s speculation that he’ll be playing elsewhere, next season. If he’s truly done, in New England, he won’t struggle to land on his feet, as a starter. I do expect he’ll be wearing a new uniform, in 2020, if he decides to keep playing. He’s also someone you’re holding onto in dynasty.
Drew Brees: He could very well win the Super Bowl and decide to retire. If they don’t win it all, this season, he could decide to come back for another year, or retire. Brees seems to be the hardest one to predict as to what his 2020 plans will be. If you own him in dynasty, you’re probably just holding him to see what happens, in the off-season.
Teddy Bridgewater/Taysom Hill: Teddy has already made it clear that he won’t leave New Orleans for just any starting quarterback job. I think he’ll be back in the “Big Easy” in 2020, as a starter or backing up Brees, for another season. Hill will be back regardless of what Brees and Bridgewater do. Largely due to how the Saints have used Hill in their offense, the past few seasons. Bridgewater could be a hot name dynasty owners target in the off-season. Hill is someone you could leave on the wire, unless you’re in a deep league, with an open roster spot.
Eli Manning: I’m pretty sure Manning believes he can still play in the NFL. However, just because you feel that way, doesn’t mean an NFL team will give you a starting job. What else does Eli have left to prove, in the NFL? I think Manning will end up retiring as a New York Giant, this off-season. If you own him, i’d see if you can find an owner who still believes in Manning and get what you can.
Jameis Winston: I have him in one of my dynasty leagues, and he’s the most frustrating quarterback to own. He has his good moments and bad ones, each week it seems. Winston has been a top 25 fantasy quarterback in 2017 and 2018. I don’t think he’ll be back in Tampa Bay, next season. I do think an NFL team will give him another shot at being a starter and because of that he’s someone i’d look to acquire or hold, if you own him. A fresh start, in the right situation, will hopefully help Winston become a top 15-20 quarterback in fantasy.
Marcus Mariota: Much like Winston, I fully expect Mariota to be wearing a new uniform, next season. Additionally, I don’t know if an NFL team will sign him to be their starter. That’ll have to be something he earns with a solid training camp. He has a career record of 29 wins and 32 losses, passing for 13,131 yards and has 76 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. If he can land with a team that will utilize his skill set, I believe that he can return to fantasy relevance. If I own him, i’m holding and if i’m looking for quarterback depth he’s someone i’d look at acquiring.
Ryan Tannehill: I think he’s found a home in Tennessee. Since becoming their starter he has a 4-1 record and has them in the thick of the AFC playoff race. He also has 10 touchdown passes and 4 interceptions while throwing for 1,420 yards. The Titans would be smart to sign him to a 2-year team friendly deal and draft a rookie quarterback, in the upcoming NFL draft. If you own him i’d be holding and much like the last two quarterbacks, he’s someone i’d look to acquire.
Current NFL Backup Quarterbacks Who Could Start In 2020.
Tyrod Taylor: In 2019, he signed a 2 year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers to be Philip Rivers backup. With Rivers set to be a free agent there’s a chance the Chargers have Taylor be their starter in 2020. For his career Taylor has a record of 23 wins 21 losses and 1 tie. He also has 9,536 passing yards and 53 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Taylor has a similar skill set to Marcus Mariota. If Taylor does become the Chargers starter, in 2020, he could be a sneaky play in two quarterback leagues. His familiarity with Head Coach Anthony Lynn also works in Taylor’s favor. He can be added off of the waiver wire or acquired for next to nothing.
Nick Mullens: He will be an Exclusive-Rights Free Agent, in 2020. ERFA are players with two or fewer seasons of service time and whose contracts have expired. For his career Mullens has 2,277 passing yards and 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a career record of 3 wins and 5 losses. The San Francisco 49ers got some calls on the availability of Mullens, this past off-season, but nothing ended up happening. I could see Nick signing with a team like the Chargers or Steelers to compete with the veteran starter, during training camp. He’s more of a deep league add, but he does have some long term dynasty appeal if he lands in the right spot. Mullens can be added off of the waiver wire or acquired for next to nothing.
As you can see there will be lots of off-season movement at the quarterback position. As a dynasty owner it’s important to always be one step ahead of your competition. Hopefully, this article gives you some options of players to add to the end of your benches. Also, keep in mind that the quarterback position is more of a duel threat position rather then a pocket passers. Good Luck to everyone in your fantasy football playoffs and your off-season roster moves.