Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the regular season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
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The Rams used the first overall pick to select Goff in last year’s draft with the hopes he can develop into their franchise quarterback. His career started off a little rocky, losing all seven of the games he played in and passing for just 1,089 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. His efficiency metrics weren’t good either as he completed just 54.60 percent of his passes while finishing the season with a 22.9 QBR. He showed some prominence during week 12 against the Saints when he passed for 214 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while completing 62.5 percent of his passes.
He currently ranks 22nd amongst quarterbacks with a 190.50 ADP, making him a 15th-round pick in startup drafts. The only thing that should be questioned with his ADP is that he’s being selected ahead of Joe Flacco, Eli Manning and Ryan Tannehill who are all veteran options that can immediately provide value for your team. Goff is still a very young prospect, considering he will only be 22 years old going in to his second NFL season and he has a lot of promise with a lot of room for growth.
There’s going to be a lot of changes with the Rams’ coaching staff which could only be a positive for Goff’s development. Honestly, the Jeff Fisher regime was a major elephant in the room when it came to the demise of the franchise’s ability to compete with heavy hitters in the NFC and infusing new blood into the coaching staff could be good for Goff’s development. He has a lot of young talented receivers around him who are still in the developmental phases of their careers and one of the best defenses in the league to help bail him out of trouble when needed.
Capitalize on his cheap price tag if you liked him last year as a prospect because he’s very obtainable due to his cheap price point via trade. He may never become a stud but there’s a good chance that he could hold value in the future as a backup or spot starter for your dynasty team.