It’s inevitable that during the course of every NFL season we lose hundreds of players to injury. If it seems like things are getting worse each season, you’re not wrong. Over the last four seasons, the total of players placed on injured reserve has steadily climbed, from 468 in 2015, to 496 in 2016, to 551 in 2017, and finally, 536 last year. That’s a staggering number.
In redraft, losing an early draft pick can put an end to your season before the bye weeks. Luckily for dynasty owners, we have the ability to place a player on our injured reserve list and move on and wait to get the player back next season. We saw several high-profile fantasy contributors miss time due to injury in 2018 and will take a look at some of the more notable names we can expect big things from in 2019.
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On a rebuilding team, I have Mahomes and Brees as my 2 QB’s (12 team, PPR,1QB league) and have been offered Stafford as a younger and longer term #2 plus Eifert. Since I have none right now, I was planning on picking up a TE from FA just before the start of the season. Any thoughts on whether to give up Brees a bit earlier than I expected for Stafford and Eifert if he’s really healthy? Thx.
IMO Eifert is not a target for a rebuilding team. If your early in your rebuild, given that he’s injured MORE than he plays, he may not even be in the league by the time your ready to contend. Barring injury you are set with Mahomes for the next decade or more, so there is no rush to get younger at QB either. If Murray/Haskins happen to fall to you and you want to get younger, I’d maybe take one of them. Next year’s class is suppose to be better if you want to wait until then. Until that time, Brees makes a perfect bye/matchup #2. Not knowing what draft pick(s) you have, I would go after one of the rookie TE to build on and do the FA route in the mean time. TJ went in the mid 1st, while Fant went later 1st – early 2nd in some of the drafts I’ve been in. And there are others worth targeting later.
1) 31 years old, 2) Missed significant time last two years, 3) Plays on a declining offense, 4) Just saw his teammate Boyd experience a major breakout season. But there’s “no reason” to think he won’t post a 1,000/5 season? I would say there are many reasons not to expect that.
He is a major avoid for me right now. Let someone else reach for the name recognition.
#1 and #2 are the important ones. He was 45/687/6 through 8 games last year despite your #3 and #4. Dude is a monster, just needs to be on the field.
I know this isn’t the right place to ask but I need help… I need to make a decision today on wether I should go through with a trade.
Me give up Kelce and next year first round for Mahomes and Engram or OJ Howard
I currently have Rivers as my QB
Can I please get your opinion?