Let’s face it, there’s an enormous amount of information out there on Sunday mornings. We’re not going to waste your time by repeating the news and notes about who’s in or out this week, since that’s really not what you visit us for. We’re also not going to do another article on starts or sits this week – we already have the personalized lineup advice for you on the premium content. Again, there are 100 places you can go for that, so no reason to repeat ourselves or others.
The Sunday Morning Huddle goes through each game and states what we’re looking to see from a dynasty perspective. One player will be picked from each team who has dynasty value tied to the game – players at a pivot point where their value could increase or decrease based on opportunity and performance.
As we close out the 2016 season with one final edition of Sunday Morning Huddle, I’d like to thank those of you who have read along through the year. I hope that you’ve gotten an early jump on some value changes that benefitted your dynasty teams. This week, I don’t see much of the point in analyzing players who have their value at a pivot point due to this week’s slate of games since most teams aren’t playing for anything important in week 17. Rather, I intend to focus on players who we can expect to have a volatile offseason – potentially moving way up or down.
Chicago at Minnesota
The Bears have plenty of players who may no longer be a part of the team in 2017. Among them, none have more fantasy relevance than wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. If he does re-sign with the team, he figures to be be the top wide receiver but question marks at other skill positions leave a bigger question mark for what that means for his fantasy value. In the event he moves to another team, he figures to be the top receiver there as well, but again question marks surround the value depending on which team he may end up with.
With a throwback contract of yesteryear, Adrian Peterson is extremely unlikely to be back with the Vikings in 2017. Furthermore, I doubt any team would be willing to trade for his current contract, so we’re likely looking at a situation where Peterson simply gets cut. Add in a strong draft class, and the number of teams already set at running back, and it is a very muddy situation for where Peterson might land and what role he might fill given his lack of recent production. While I believe he wants to continue playing, he might see the contract situations and roles being offered to him, and simply retire.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh