The best dynasty coaches know the road to a championship is paved with a pinch of good luck and a strong commitment to never-ending research.
Staying one step ahead of your league-mates is what it’s all about and whether that means uncovering a hidden gem in a rookie draft, having the quickest ‘trigger’ for a coveted waiver wire addition or buying-low on a timely acquisition, DLF will continue to work tirelessly to give you an edge. We’ve uncovered countless players before other fantasy sites even knew they existed on an NFL roster. We’re not afraid to make bold proclamations on players if we think it’s information you need to know. It’s always better to be earlier to add a player. The quick and the dead as they say.
One area to seek an advantage on your competition is finding those names who are likely going to be changing uniforms in the year to come. Second-string backs can easily become first-tier starters. Receivers buried on the depth chart can experience an awakening of sorts in a new situation or, just as often, become a starter as a player above them moves on to greener pastures. Promising quarterbacks who rarely see the field can become household names in the right situation.
It’s a simple concept. Always outwork your opponent and seek any advantage you can get.
To that end, one area I always seek to be more knowledgeable than my fellow coaches in is that of player free-agency status in the year to come. Whether via waiver wire addition, trade or via the free-agent/rookie draft each year, adding players who will benefit from a team change is one of the primary action steps to give your squad momentum starting a year before the expected move. Moreover, it’s not only players who change teams that may increase in value but, also, those players who remain and see their role increase due to movement above them on the depth chart. I simply don’t care what causes a player’s value to increase, I just want to ensure I have shares of that player.
To that end, here is a quick peak at some of 2019’s higher profile unrestricted free agents (UFAs) with commentary to help you understand why you should take notice. Note this list does not include Extended Rights Free Agents (ERFAs) or Restricted Free Agents (RFA’s).
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