Dynasty League Football

Dynasty Player News

Tre'McKitty drafted by the Chargers
Tre' McKitty - TE, LAC

Chargers selected Georgia TE Tre' McKitty with the No. 97 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

McKitty is a relative unknown, but should learn the ropes from Jared Cook, who isn't destined to be in Los Angeles for the long-term. McKitty has a long way to go and has never been uber-productive. Still the Chargers obviously see a future for him after taking him on day two and that's enough to put him on the dynasty radar.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:45 AM EST
Anthony Schwartz drafted by Cleveland

The Browns selected Auburn receiver Anthony Schwartz with the No. 91 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Schwartz is fast. And by that, we mean world class fast. Schwartz is one of the fastest players in the NFL and a nightmare for opposing corners on go routes. However, he's going to need to prove he can run the entire route tree in order to be more than a situational deep threat in the NFL. He'll learn behind O'Dell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, while fighting for snaps with Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Schwartz is a project, but you can't teach speed.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:41 AM EST
Nico Collins drafted by Houston
Nico Collins - WR, HOU

The Texans selected Michigan receiver Nico Collins with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Much like Josh Palmer from Tennessee, Collins was the victim of some really inept quarterback play at Michigan. His three year stat line for the Wolverines of 37/729/7 doesn't exactly raise eyebrows, but Collins was one the most coveted high school receivers when he came out and has some serious potential. He conceivably landed in a good spot with the Texans and has a realistic chance to start early in his career. However, his short and long-term value is going to be tied to what Houston can do at the quarterback position moving forward. At this point, Collins looks like a third or fourth round pick, but he has major sleeper potential.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:37 AM EST
Trey Sermon drafted by San Francisco
Trey Sermon - RB, SFO

The 49ers selected Ohio State running back Trey Sermon with the No. 88 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

This was an odd year for running backs. After Najee Harris, Travis Etienne and Javonte Williams, everyone else is a wild card. Sermon may be the biggest one of those. He had a huge end to the season before getting injured in the National Championship game, but still remains a bit of an enigma. On the plus side, running backs in a Shanahan offense have to be taken seriously. While the 49ers already have Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson and Wayne Gallman, none of those players have every truly established themselves as the alpha back. While Sermon has a long way to go in order to earn playing time, he could be very productive in this run-centric scheme and he's going to be a popular rookie pick in the second or third rounds this off-season.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:21 AM EST
Amari Rodgers drafted by Green Bay
Amari Rodgers - WR, GBP

The Packers selected Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

No word yet if Aaron Rodgers is upset there's another A-Rod in town, but it wouldn't surprise me a bit at this point. The addition of Rodgers was a needed one for a receiving corps that has been wildly inconsistent outside of Davante Adams. Rodgers has a solid resume after posting 77 catches for 1,020 yards and scoring seven touchdowns in his breakout season at Clemson last year. Rodgers projects as Green Bay's future slot receiver, but it's hard to guess on his value until we know who may be the quarterback for the Packers moving forward. At this point, Rodgers has the look of a third round rookie pick at best.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:14 AM EST
Dyami Brown drafted by Washington
Dyami Brown - WR, WAS

The Washington Football Team selected North Carolina receiver Dyami Brown with the No. 82 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Brown is a burner who averaged a borderline insane 20 yards per catch in each of the past two seasons at North Carolina. He arrives in Washington with a ton to prove. If he can refine his route running ability and show he can be more than a one trick pony, he could be a very valuable asset. His floor is likely being a Mike Wallace or DeSean Jackson type who posts big games here and there, but very little else. However, his potential to grow and refine his skill set should keep him as a second or early third round rookie selection. If he can maximize his potential, he would give Washington quite a trio of receivers.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:07 AM EST
Tommy Tremble drafted by Carolina
Tommy Tremble - TE, CAR

The Panthers selected Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble with the No. 83 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Before you start moving Tremble up your draft lists, we're going to need to see just how Carolina plans to use him. With Ian Thomas and Dan Arnold on the roster, Tremble may very well be used as more of a blocker than a pass catcher - something he really excels at. If the Panthers use him as a tight end, he has a long way to go in order to prove he can be a reliable target in the NFL. Chances are he's going to be used mostly as a blocker and that dampens his dynasty appeal. Still, we may need some more information from the Panthers before passing too much judgment.

DLF Analyst:      
May 1: 12:02 AM EST
Hunter Long drafted by Miami
Hunter Long - TE, MIA

The Dolphins selected Boston College TE Hunter Long with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

This was one of the more curious selections of day two as Miami already has Mike Gesicki on the roster. Still, they haven't extended Gesicki's contract and he's yet to live up to expectations. Long has the talent to make an impact in the NFL and some had him as the second best tight end in this draft class. Time will tell exactly what the Dolphins have in store with him, but he's on the radar in deep leagues for sure.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 11:59 PM EST
Josh Palmer drafted by the Chargers
Josh Palmer - WR, LAC

The Chargers selected Tennessee receiver Josh Palmer with the No. 77 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

When you catch only 99 passes for 1,514 yards and seven touchdowns over four years in college, it doesn't exactly inspire a ton of excitement. However, the Tennessee passing game has been terrible recently and Palmer's numbers just don't tell the story. While the Chargers have Keenan Allen and Mike Williams at the top of the depth chart, there's room for another receiver to make some noise in Los Angeles. While he's still a project, Palmer's draft capital puts him squarely on the dynasty radar as a later round rookie draft prospect.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 11:56 PM EST
Davis Mills drafted by Houston
Davis Mills - QB, HOU

The Texans selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

With Deshaun Watson's legal troubles and the additions of Tyrod Taylor and now Mills, it's clear Houston is preparing for life after Watson. Mills likely needed one more year in school to show he's 100% healthy, but he has real talent and could push Taylor to start at some point next season should Watson move on or find himself suspended. To do that, Mills is going to need to shore up his mechanics and get himself back into a rhythm as a passer. Still, there were a lot of places worse to land than here for Mills and he's going to be an intriguing stash in superflex leagues.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 11:48 PM EST
Kellen Mond drafted by Minnesota
Kellen Mond - QB, MIN

The Vikings selected Virginia Tech quarterback Kellen Mond with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

This looks like a sneaky good pick in both fantasy and reality. Kirk Cousins has been good, but not spectacular in Minnesota and Mond is a favorite in the draft community. While he won't have any chance to start in the short-term, Mond's early career progression should be watched closely. If Cousins fails to take the Vikings further than he has, Mond could be the eventual heir apparent in Minnesota. He looks like a solid stash in 2QB / Superflex formats.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 11:40 PM EST
Kyle Trask drafted by Tampa Bay
Kyle Trask - QB, TBB

Tampa Bay selected Florida quarterback Kyle Trask with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Trask will slot in as Tom Brady's long-term backup and the possible quarterback of the future in Tampa Bay. Trask was a Heisman finalist past season after racking up 4,283 passing yards, 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions at Florida. Unfortunately, the lasting impression of Trask was his dreadful performance against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl where he posted 158 passing and three interceptions in a blowout loss against Oklahoma. Trask is a project, but he's performed well against solid competition in the SEC. He's a decent stash in 2QB or Superflex leagues.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 11:16 PM EST
49ers add another running back
Jeff Wilson Jr - RB, SFO

San Francisco added yet another running back when they selected Trey Sermon in the the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

It's now anyone's guess how this situation will play-out in 2021 though current backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson still factor at the top of the depth chart while the team also just signed Wayne Gallman as a free agent following his time with the New York Giants. This is obviously a play on the future as all three backs are free agents in 2022, leaving Sermon as the potential survivor when 2022 kicks off.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 10:18 PM EST
Allen Lazard has slot competition
Allen Lazard - WR, GBP

Green Bay receiver Allen Lazard will have competition in the slot after the team selected Amari Rodgers in the third-round of the NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Lazard played in the slot on nearly 40% of his snaps in 2020 and Rodgers figures to be the primary option in that role once he establishes himself. The big news, of course, is that it could be someone other than Aaron Rodgers under-center in 2021 though that remains to be seen. Lazard only appeared in 10 games in 2020, producing 451 yards and three touchdowns while rotating with other receivers including Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown so it stands to reason it could be any of the three impacted by Rodgers' presence though it will take the rookie time to integrate to the NFL and see material snaps.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 10:06 PM EST
Terrace Marshall drafted by Carolina

The Panthers selected LSU WR Terrace Marshall with the No. 59 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

Marshall dropped a bit and ended up being the tenth receiver taken, falling behind players like D'Wayne Eskeridge and Tutu Atwell in the process. Still, Marshall lands in a decent spot and that's really all that matters. While DJ Moore and Robby Anderson are clearly the first two wide receiver options in Carolina, the Panthers don't have a ton of others on the depth chart who inspire a ton of excitement. It's hard to remember, but Marshall, Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson each caught more than 10 TDs for LSU in 2019. This is a sleepy good pick by the Panthers and Marshall could be a serious value pick by dynasty owners, likely in the second round.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:59 PM EST
Ryan Fitzpatrick gets new receiver

New Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick received a new receiver when the team selected Dyami Brown in the third-round of the NFL Draft

Dynasty Analysis

It's a full house at receiver as Brown joins Adam Humphries, Cam Sims, Stephen Sims, Antonio Gandy-Golden, in addition to starters Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel on the depth chart. It's a youth movement for the Football Team aside from Fitzpatrick, the 38 year-old magician who was added to lead the team in 2021. Fitzpatrick will put up the occasional QB1 performance but is better utilized as a solid QB2 behind a capable starter in dynasty. As DLF's QB31, there's value here for dynasty leaguers needing a quality backup.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:51 PM EST
Mike Gesicki has competition
Mike Gesicki - TE, MIA

Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki has competition after the team selected Hunter Long with the 82nd selection of the NFL Draft

Dynasty Analysis

Gesicki enjoyed a career-breakout in 2020, producing 703 yards and six touchdowns on 53 receptions and, in all reality, won't be threatened by Long's presence in 2021. Rookie tight ends have a notoriously long integration period into the NFL and Gesicki is truly trending higher in the young offense. Gesicki is a free agent in 2022 and the selection is protection for that event. Mike Gesick is found as DLF's TE10.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:40 PM EST
Tutu Atwell drafted by the Rams
Tutu Atwell - WR, LAR

The Rams drafted wide receiver Tutu Atwell in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

The landing spot here is a bit of a buzzkill for Atwell. A small, but very strong and quick receiver, he is going to find himself buried on a depth chart that features Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and DeSean Jackson just to name a few. He has the looks of a project player, but clearly one with some talent. Atwell is looking like a late round flyer in dynasty drafts this off-season. Anyone taking him will likely need to stash him and wait for an injury or a retirement to DeSean Jackson or other developments ahead of him on the depth chart in order to make an impact any time soon.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:32 PM EST
D'Wayne Eskridge drafted by Seattle

The Seahawks selected Western Michigan receiver D'Wayne Eskridge with the No. 56 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

The Seahawks lost David Moore in free agency and needed to address the position. They did just that with the speedy Eskeridge, who can play the slot, contribute on special teams or be a sub-package player right from the start. A deep ball dynamo, Eskeridge lands in a good spot as Russell Wilson is widely regarded as the best deep ball thrower in the NFL, Unfortunately, the Seahawks seem relatively unwilling to let him do that as often as he'd like. While Eskeridge will be well behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, Eskeridge does have some long-term appeal and will be an option in dynasty leagues starting in round three.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:14 PM EST
Pat Freiermuth drated by Pittsburgh
Pat Freiermuth - TE, PIT

The Steelers drafted Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Dynasty Analysis

"Baby Gronk" set the Penn State record for touchdowns by a tight end with 16 and boasted three times as many broken tackles as drops throughout his career. A sure-handed receiver with good size for the position, Freirmuth projects to be an every down tight end at some point down the road, but he'll have to bide his time and learn behind Eric Ebron, who still has one year left on his contract. Freiermuth could be a solid dynasty option down the road, but owners who take him are likely going to need to be pretty patient.

DLF Analyst:      
Apr 30: 9:06 PM EST
To Top