For us dynasty degenerates, this is the best time of the year.
With the combine recently completed, evaluation of the incoming rookies is at a fever pitch. Free agency is exploding, too, and players changing teams always impacts the dynasty landscape.
Giovani Bernard, well, he isn’t involved in any of this, but here’s how he can tie into the off-season fun. The spring months, in my experience, are the best time to make buy-low moves. While most owners obsess over all the shiny new toys, drawing hearts around the faces of their favorite rookies, the non-elite veterans fade to the background and become boring old news.
To make matters even worse in Bernard’s case, he’s coming off a torn ACL and likely won’t be available until the middle of the 2017 campaign at the earliest.
Who has time to mess around with that noise, especially when you can make Christian McCaffrey’s combine numbers your computer background? Well, value-hunting dynasty owners can make time for Gio, that’s who.
Maybe you guys know the drill, but in this series, which is approaching its second birthday, we try to highlight players who are currently being undervalued in the dynasty world. We’ve hit on some guys and whiffed on some guys, but the process here is what’s important — finding players who are cheaper than they should be based off what they’ve produced and what they might produce going forward. For a lot of these players, the price is low enough that if it doesn’t work out, it’s not crushing your team.
As always, for a baseline of value we’re going to be using our most recent average draft position (ADP) data.