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.”
Perhaps the biggest surprise of, frankly, an astonishing performance by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 season, was Jared Goff. Goff, the number one overall pick in 2016, appeared to settle into his role as the team’s starting quarterback and leader. He well outperformed every measurable statistic from his rookie season, completing an average of 19.7 passes per game (up from 16 per game), attempting 31.8 passes per game, (29.3), gaining 254 passing yards per game, (156 yards), and scoring 1.9 passing touchdowns per game (0.7). Perhaps the biggest jump for dynasty purposes is what owners now value him as in terms of a dynasty asset. His ADP now sits at 94.17, nearly a full 100 position jump from this time last year where he had an ADP of 190.50!
The biggest contributor to Goff’s success, other than bringing in new head coach Sean McVay, is likely attributable to the Rams actively surrounding him with offensive talent. If they can continue to find ways to give Goff more weapons, and to make the existing weapons more versatile, then he could take yet another step forward in his development and could have the Rams knocking on the door of the Super Bowl.