#1 By: ColdRevengeDish, December 29th, 2015 11:28
With the season wrapped up but Dynasty players always thinking about next year, thought it might be helpful for folks to provide feedback / advice on each other's teams? If you want to add your team for review please give us any particulars on your league's format or scoring we'd probably find relevant!
I'll kick it off ...
1/2 PPR 10 team league starting QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE/FLEX with 23 roster spots.
After two rebuilding years, my hope is this team will finally be competitive ... thoughts on areas I need to address this offseason?
QB: Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Jay Cutler
RB: David Johnson, Dion Lewis, Bilal Powell, Andre Ellington, Jay Ajayi, Zach Zenner, Bryce Brown (likely cutting this week)
WR: Brandin Cooks, Doug Baldwin, Steve Smith, DeSean Jackson, Josh Gordon, Stevie Johnson, Kendall Wright, Torrey Smith, Devin Funchess, Philip Dorsett, Justin Hardy, Kenny Bell
TE: Travis Kelce
2016 Draft Picks: 1.02, 1.05, 2.04, 2.05
#2 By: McG, December 29th, 2015 14:55
Like your roster - team is certainly young! I might look to move some of the depth at RB in the hopes of finding something a little more certain.
I do think you'll do some good work with the draft picks, that's 4 picks in the first 15 right?
I finished first in the regular season ; lost in Semis.
12 team league; no PPR; IDP - but I'll ignore that part for this exercise.
Start QB/5 RB/WR/TE (Max 2 RBs)
QB: Rivers; Cutler; Foles;
RB: Gurley ; Freeman ; Gore ; Sankey ; Bryce Brown ; Tim Hightower
WR: Funchess; Jordan Matthews; Javontae Kearse ; Golden Tate; Robert Woods ; Steve Smith
TE: Olsen ; Eifert ; Ebron
2016 Draft Picks: 1.10 ; 3.10 ; 5.03 ; 6.10
#3 By: WooBenny, December 29th, 2015 17:36
going to hang on to olsen or try to see what you can get in trade?
#4 By: chillermonster, December 29th, 2015 17:47
@ColdRevengeDishI would try to consolidate some assets into a stud WR. Something like Baldwin, Cam, and the 1.02 for OBJ. I think in a 10-team league, you need more stud power and less depth.
@McGI would try to get some more WR firepower, and I'd probably trade Gurley to do it. I bet you could get something like Cooks, Alshon, or Cooper plus a low 1st, or maybe Keenan Allen and a mid to high 1st. Hell, with no PPR, you might be able to get Nuk or OBJ plus a 1st or maybe even 2 WR1's for Gurley. I think that if you test the market, you will find that he will return a truckload of long term value to you if you trade him. If no one will give you the farm for him, then just keep him. But I think that if you can stud up at WR by moving him, and then accumulate some 2nd and 3rd round picks to take shots at RB, you could end up with a nasty team for the next few years.
10 team contract league, 0.75 PPR, 0.25 PPC
Q: Wilson, Fitzmagic
R: Buck Allen, LeVeon, David Johnson, DeMarco (likely cap casualty), Stewart, Taliaferro, Todman
W: Davante Adams, Agholor, Coates, Conley, Cooks, Decker, Marshall, Funchess, Montgomery, Demaryius, Kevin White
T: Vernon, Olsen, ASJ, Clive
no picks, there is an annual auction that sets salaries
12 team PPR
Q: Wilson, Bradford, Manziel
R: CJA, Joique, Darkwa, Denard, Sankey, Dreamius, Chris Thompson, Todman
W: Aiken, OBJ, Cooper, Diggs, Funchess, Gordon, Jeffery, Latimer, Lockett, Randle
T: Dwayne Allen, Gillmore, Rudolph, Tye
2016 picks: 2.09, 2.10, 3.09, 3.11, 4.09, 5.07, 5.09, 6.09
12 team PPR
Q: Luck, Fitzmagic, Geno
R: Woodhead, Latavius, AP, DMC, Vereen, Hillman, C. Thompson, Draughn, Polk, Darkwa, Juwan, Rod SMith, Dreamius
W: Decker, Watkins, Aiken, Fitzgerald, Diggs, Givens, Street, Quick, Keenan, Kevin White
T: Delanie, Fleener, Dwayne Allen
2016 picks: 1.12, 3.12, 5.12, 6.12
#5 By: ColdRevengeDish, December 30th, 2015 10:59
Yes, 4 picks in first 15 ... took lots of little moves of offloading pieces that weren't particularly helpful to me but to others. Might try and use a pick or two of the four to either (1) acquire future 2017 picks or (2) trade for some veterans to boost the roster. Right you are on RB ... and that was partly by design as I've traded away players like Forsett, Woodhead, Ivory, Karlos Williams, Joique Bell and DeAngelo Williams in the last 18 months. Will be hunting for some cheap veteran adds this offseason, thanks!
#6 By: ColdRevengeDish, December 30th, 2015 11:10
Your RBs are killer and I like your QBs, but I think I would be starting to eye a younger player in either the second or third spot based on how Nick Foles' year has gone.
Not sure how your league regards TEs but I'd want to test the market with those three (most likely Ebron, maybe even paired with a Tate/Woods type to boost value) to see if I could snag a WR2 type . I love that you have Steve Smith in your back pocket ... he was giving WR1/WR2 type value before his injury and should be a target hog again next year until Funchess or someone else steps up.
#7 By: ColdRevengeDish, December 30th, 2015 12:20
Nice, thanks for the thoughts @chillermonster, I'd agree ... depth might help me at RB but I need less prospects at WR. Onto your teams!
Team 1) Solid roster and only DeMarco as a cap casualty is pretty good salary management! I might be tempted to move Agholor quickly based on the news that his champion Chip Kelly is now out of Philly .. no knowing what a new coach (AND GM!) will think. I'd also consider "selling low" on Davante Adams ... get what you can while you can ... or be willing to hold him a year or two more to see if he can Jordy-fy himself down the road.
Team 2) I would consider converting a WR into a RB2 type since you might not be able to replenish through the draft ... but maybe wait til next summer after you see how the NFL draft and teams' offseasons play out.
Team 3) Did you win? Congrats! Great team! With vets at WR like Decker and Fitz and youngsters like Diggs and Watkins I'd consider converting Kevin White into something I would see as more stable at WR (even an Allen Hurns type) while White's value holds unless I was a huge believer.
Hope this helps, good luck!!
#8 By: McG, December 30th, 2015 13:24
@ColdRevengeDish I love the 2017 draft, especially at RB. Fournette, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, Perine. Possibly James Connor from Pitt, I tihnk it's the year we all can get healthy at RB.
I really envy your depth. Great job on the rebuild.
@benjua18 I would trade olsen, I tried to trade Gore and got no nibbles at the deadline. I would also trade freeman - I'm kind of thinking he might have excess value this offseason.
@chillermonster So I get real quesy at the idea of trading Gurley. I think he's a stud for the next 7 years and it'd be like trading AP after his rookie year. Good food for thought though. What do you think I could get for Freeman instead?
Team 1: Love the RB depth; Love the WR depth. I don't trust Fitz, or rather I don't trust the Jets to build a squad around him. I might look for depth there, but you're probably safe to ride with him.
I'd look to move WR for RBs. Maybe Jeffery or Diggs (Diggs late run will have people salivating).
Like what you have. I'd agree with Cold - great squad, maybe move White. Or maybe White + your first to move up in the draft.
#9 By: Ryan Deslauriers, December 30th, 2015 16:28
Any thoughts would be appreciated. 2015 kinda got messed up by Luck and Romo but I think I'm in a pretty good spot to compete for 2016, any possible suggestions anyone has I'd be ecstatic to hear.
It's a 2QB league with 12 teams and .3 ppr (it's weird and if I was the LM I would change the scoring system).
#10 By: ColdRevengeDish, December 30th, 2015 16:52
Is this a 2QB league? starters & scoring can help us ...
Also can you explain your rather massive IR?
#11 By: Ryan Deslauriers, December 31st, 2015 13:49
2QB and .3PPR. Sorry, I should've included that in the original message!
#12 By: Adam Eraky, December 31st, 2015 15:56
Hey guys, wondering if anyone can give me some insight into this squad:
QBs: Palmer, Teddy B, Alex Smith
RBs: Jay Ajayi, CJ Anderson, David Cobb, Tim Hightower, Doug Martin, Latavius Murray, Josh Robinson, Bishop Sankey, Zach Zenner (TS) Lorenzo Taliaferro (IR)
WRs: Cole Beasely, Eric Decker, Josh Huff, Alshon Jeffery, Charles Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Allen Robinson, Jaelen Strong, Nate Washington, Darren Waller (TS)
TEs: Ladarius Green (IR) MyCole Pruitt, ASJ, Jesse James (TS)
I feel like I have solid players and decent depth, I just need some more high-end firepower to be able to compete. I mean, I won my division this year, but I didn't really score a ton of points (losing Alshon didn't help). With Alshon, Decker, Moncrief and ARob I have a solid 4-some of WRs, and we can start up to 4 WRs (2 RB, 2 WR, 2 Flex). Latavius and Dougie are a good RB tandem, and ASJ is a serviceable (when healthy) TE. I feel like I should try and package Decker and a RB to try and snag a true #1 WR, but I feel I'd have to gut my depth to do so. Thoughts?
12 Team PPR league, and as stated above, 2 RB, 2 WR, 2 Flex.
#13 By: WooBenny, December 31st, 2015 16:10
arent really any aging players to bail on before it's too late that i see, so i think id play the waiting game on RBs (ajayi taliaferro and the titans). if 2 or three of those start to become coveted by others i'd look to using that for WR depth. probably wouldnt be until mid-season next year but who knows. if lamar signs with dallas or something i bet ajayi could fetch a nice return if you felt inclined to move him then. other than that all id say is hope your draft breaks your way
#14 By: Justin Winn, December 31st, 2015 16:59
@ColdRevengeDish I'd look at moving Baldwin and Dorsett. I'd probably only move Dorsett if I got something close to his 2015 draft value though. I think Lockett is the WR1 of the future in Seattle and Baldwin is on a streak he'll be hard-pressed to live up to. But again, I'd probably only do that if you were getting credit for his recent performance in the trade. I'd look to trade Steve Smith too but if you can't get more than a 3rd than you're probably better off just keeping him.
@McG Same thing with Smith. Since you seem WR needy I might shop around and see who you could get for Freeman.
@deslaur Romo and Luck both seem likely to have new backups next year. I'd try to identify and acquire those guys.
#15 By: ColdRevengeDish, January 1st, 2016 10:26
Love the team at RB & WR and TE. As you pooint out this year killed you at QB and I think you can rest a little easier with Luck, but Romo concerns me badly. I would try to draft a young QB who looks like they could be in line to start quite a bit early or trade some of your excess at RB or WR into another, more viable quarterback.
#16 By: McG, January 2nd, 2016 10:20
@deslaur can you explain about the IR?
#17 By: ColdRevengeDish, January 2nd, 2016 10:30
@JustinWinn Good thoughts. Baldwin was a late season waiver pickup and I agree on Lockett; I like him more but know cost to acquire will be exorbitant from the current owner. Plan is to ride out Baldwin as long as Graham rehabs or include Baldwin in another deal as "empty calories" on something I really want. I got Dorsett with the 15th pick in the last rookie draft so he was a crap shoot to me and it's not worked out so far. I do worry about Dorsett's value moving forward -- especially if Ryan Grigson is fired in the next two days.
Re: Steve Smith ... I picked him up on waivers speculatively after injury and would like to either use him or trade him as you point out. I agree on valuation, but I think before his injury he was like the WR12 in our league and his PFF grades were still very high. I know he's going off the cliff sooner or later but I saw him as either trade bait or spot-starter and a hedge against someone else not panning out like Josh Gordon.
@aweraky I like your QBs. Palmer might not repeat the sort of year he just had but I do think that Bridgewater will become more playable next year when he moves into a dome and they start getting him more weapons to work with. Jettisoning Peterson and Norv could do much to propel Bridgewater forward in future years.
Looks like you have a capable group of running backs. Doug Martin's contract status with Tampa could be a huge boost or drain to your RBs value. I like holding Sankey and Ajayi just to see what the next staffs do with them .. I assume Sankey must be a horrendous human being if he can't ge ton the field ahead of Antonio Andrews ... I'd maybe consider moving David Cobb and Josh Robinson if possible.
Your WRs are intriguing. Robinson is your healthy stud while Jeffrey is fantastic when he plays but so hit or miss health-wise. I'd look to gain anything I could in a trade from Beasley, Huff and CHarles Johnson.
ASJ is your lead dog when healthy but that's been a big issue this year. No idea what the future holds for Green, but maybe his next stop will prove more FF-fruitful? Pruitt and James are great deep cuts but I would look to see what you could do to acquire a Heath Miller / Jason Witten type on the cheap this offseason to tide you over. Both are in stable situations and might have a year or two left.
#18 By: Ryan Deslauriers, January 2nd, 2016 10:42
The IR is where we can put rookies for their first two seasons (And obviously players on the IR). Once the two years are up you can call a player up to your active roster or cut them. (You can also call a player up before the two years are up if you want, but once you call them up they have to stay up).
As you'll notice, I have a bunch of players who have finished their second year in the league so I need to call them up if I don't want them to be released into the FA pool.
#19 By: Johnny U, January 2nd, 2016 13:29
I'll post mine, definitely looking for some feedback as I'm unsure how to proceed into next years season with this team. Then I'll go above and try to offer my thoughts on the other teams posted.
Starting lineup: QB, RB, WR, TE, 4 Flex, 1 Superflex. 1 K, 1 Def. 1 ppr for WR, 1.25 ppr for RB, 1.5ppr for TE. 3 point bonus at 100 yards rec/rush, 3 point bonus at 350 yards passing.
26 regular roster spots, 2 IR
league link (I'm Midwest Monarchs): http://football8.myfantasyleague.com/2015/options?L=45431&O=07
QB: Luck, Bridgewater, Hoyer, Glennon, Grayson
RB: Gio, Woodhead, Joique, McCluster, Blue, Chris Thompson, Ka'Deem Carey, Mike Davis, Lorenzo Taliaferro
WR: ARob, Amari Cooper, Keenan, Travis Benjamin, Tavon, Cruz, Dorsett, Cecil Shorts, Seth Roberts, Keshawn Martin, Kenny Bell, DX
TE: Charles Clay, Kyle Rudolph
No Kickers or Defenses rostered heading into offseason.
1.04, 2.04, 3.04, 4.04, 5.04, all five rounds of 2017 still. Thanks for taking a look!
#20 By: Johnny U, January 2nd, 2016 13:44
QB looks pretty solid, I believe Teddy will improve next year. Cutler is a nice depth piece, though remains to be seen what his future is, he's not a great NFL QB, but he makes a nice Fantasy one. If managed to end up somewhere else in a nice situation, might be a good sell for you as you wouldn't necessarily need him.
RB.. depending on how you feel about Dion Lewis, he could be a nice sell, I don't really trust NE rbs all that much. Ellington is in a tough spot, I feel like David Johnson is simply a better version and capable of carrying the load without breaking down, but if he were to miss time.. CJ?K is probably gone so Andre would be a nice fill in. I don't think Zenner is likely to get much in IND, I think they bring in someone to help Gore carry the load next year as most of the rest of Gore's contract is guarenteed. You could try shopping him and see if there are any huge Zenner fans willing to pay.
WR Cooks will depend a little on how things proceed with Brees, but overall I really like him as a player, DeSean is underrated, Steve Smith is gotta be just about done.. I'd say him and Gordon make good targets as sells, the hype will come back strong for Gordon, but I just can't trust him. I really hope Dorsett gets more involved this next year, I have a couple shares of him as well, but he's definitely a hold either way as I don't think you could get much for him. I like Bell here, depending on VJax. Overall I think WR is a good spot for you to bolster with some of your rookie picks, and they will be safer anyway.
TE Love Kelce and feel your pain on probably a lack of options out on the wire, but definitely gotta get a body in there behind him.
Overall I think you could maybe combine some players from your WRs like Baldwin, Steve Smith, Josh Gordon, with a player or two from your RBs to get a better player or two for your RBs and then pick up WRs early and often in your rookie draft. Or if a nice player falls in the rookie draft of another position, take them too. I think you're good at 1.02, either Treadwell or Elliot at this point..
Hope my rambling was somewhat helpful! Good luck!
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