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.”
The 7-9 Jets supply one of the least-appealing groups of assets in the NFL. With Adam Gase at the controls, excitement from dynasty owners is non-existent, to say the least. Numerous fantasy-relevant players are destined for new landing spots. We will undoubtedly see some new faces - and new values - coming to New York.
If Le'Veon Bell is traded this spring, we’re probably going to see another running back enter the mix. Robby Anderson is headed to free agency, so a day one or day two wide receiver is almost a sure thing. When Gase is inevitably fired, we have no idea what the future may bring. It’s fair to wonder: will these changes be too late for Sam Darnold?
Sam Darnold (ADP: 135.83, QB12)
Finishing 25th overall in QB PPG, Darnold’s 2019 campaign was one to forget. After a rough start to the season and three games missed due to mononucleosis, Darnold returned in week six, failing to post twenty points or more in a game all the way until week ten. By that time, the Jets were all but eliminated from playoff contention.
Many began to wonder if this was a lost sophomore season for the second-year pro. A string of good matchups gave his owners some usable games right before the fantasy playoffs, but a tough finish disappointed those who got their hopes up.
At QB12, much of Darnold’s price is baked into his age and potential and not his production. I’m looking to sell at his current price if I can acquire a significant piece on top of a “lesser valued” QB like Kirk Cousins or Matthew Stafford. Darnold probably becomes a buy once Gase is ejected and his price bottoms out. Here's a recent trade from DLF's Dynasty Trade Finder:
Le'Veon Bell (ADP: 50.50, RB19)
Finishing 2019 at RB18 in PPG, many fantasy owners likely felt the disappointment that surrounded the former Steeler all season. Their perception was not unfounded; Bell offered very little upside in 2019. He posted only three games of more than 20 fantasy points. Two of those three games were under 21. The receiving floor did prove to be consistent as Bell ranked 7th in RB targets and 7th in RB receptions.