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 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.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
For now, get ready for an up-close and personal look at the projected futures of Cleveland Browns’ offensive dynasty assets from a lifelong, diehard fan. Also,all of the trade examples are courtesy of the DLF Trade Finder, but please remember these are just examples. The specific market value of any player will be determined by the competitiveness of your league and the intelligence of the opposing owner in your negotiations.
Baker Mayfield (JAN ADP: 89.67, QB9)
It’s been said: “The night is always darkest just before the dawn.” For us diehard Cleveland Browns fans, we’ve seen a Game of Thrones style, 19 year-long period of bitterly cold darkness searching for our franchise field general. That all changed on Thursday, September 20, 2018, when Baker Mayfield stepped on the field with the Browns trailing 14-0 and looking for their first win in 19 months.
Mayfield rallied the team and the entire city of Cleveland for the victory and was named the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, the Oklahoma rookie didn’t reach his full potential in the first six games (58.9% completion, eight touchdowns, six interceptions) due to head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s contest for control of the offense. The Browns rookie really flourished (68.4% completion, 19 touchdowns, eight interceptions) after purging the Jackson/Haley virus and installing Freddie Kitchens as head of the offense.
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