This time of year can be slow, even for year-round dynasty leagues. We’re on the cusp of rookie combine action, free agency and all the machinations of the NFL off-season that go into building our dynasty teams. But it’s also a good time to take stock in what we already have and what we need. Without game action to distract us from the task of actually building a team, we can take our time and come up with a plan for 2020. To that end, the tweets and players below will all factor into that and should be used as tools to point you in the right direction. A reminder: This space will be dedicated to an assortment of things we find on Twitter and what it means for our dynasty teams. Most fantasy tweets undoubtedly have a re-draft slant to it but we’re here to talk about the dynasty implications.
While the Chargers - and the fantasy world - waited out Melvin Gordon’s holdout last season, Austin Ekeler established himself as a highly valuable real world and fantasy asset. Not only did he top 120 total yards in three of the four games Gordon missed, but he was also fantasy’s fifth-highest scoring running back without Gordon. He was one of the few backs last season to record a 100-yard rushing game and 100-yard receiving game. As the efficiency stats above indicate, he's also a missed tackle monster. And it’s not like those stats, using percentages instead of total numbers, were compiled using a small sample size. He did it after recording 240 touches which was exactly 50% more than he had the previous season. With Gordon likely gone after his hold out failed to land a new deal, the job in Los Angeles is Ekeler’s to lose.
Austin Ekeler— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) February 13, 2020
• Among 25 Players with 200 or ^ Touches Ekeler Ranked 1️⃣st in Broken Tackles/Touch % (27.7%)
• 2️⃣nd in Broken Tackles on Receptions (28, Behind ONLY CMC) pic.twitter.com/Oj6TIr8ybT