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.”
Super Bowl Champions. Congratulations, Philadelphia.
The Eagles had a ton of fantasy-relevant options in 2017. Many players produced as the league’s tied second-best scoring offense thrived under head coach Doug Pederson. Naturally, things will change with the losses of offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, but the core will remain the same.
Let’s take a closer look at how their dynasty assets performed and how to approach them moving forward.
Carson Wentz (25)
One of the key men in changing the belief and attitude of Philadelphia will similarly have turned good fantasy teams into league-winners in 2017. At just 25, the quarterback who would likely have been the NFL’s MVP if it weren’t for his ACL injury is now one of dynasty’s most valuable assets.
Wentz threw for 3,296 yards (241.1 per game) with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He had a 101.9 passer rating. The second-year star added 299 yards on the ground but couldn’t find the end zone. In fantasy leagues, he was third on a points-per-game basis, behind only Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson.
Right now, Wentz is ranked as the QB1 in DLF’s ADP data and having him anywhere in your top tier is just fine. He might not have convinced everyone to drive out Aaron Rodgers or Wilson from their top spot in 1QB leagues but it’s hard to argue against building a 2QB roster around him. No quarterback is worth giving up a king’s ransom for in a standard league, but you can feel comfortable having Wentz as your starter for a very long time.
Nick Foles (29)
Can you believe it? From almost retiring to Super Bowl LII MVP, Foles’ journey has been simply astounding. And his career could just be getting started. His postseason stats this year were insane: 77 of 106 (72.6%), 971 yards (327.3 per game), six touchdowns, one interception, a 115.7 passer rating, and most importantly, one ring. We saw he has what it takes to perform on the biggest stage, but what’s next?
James can be found on Twitter at @JS_Football