Dynasty

Dynasty Stock Market: I ‘Member

This article is a reflection on a series from last winter and spring called Dynasty Stock Market. The long, dark night is nigh. The leaves have fallen, frost covers the fields, and the fantasy football season has come to its merciful conclusion. It is officially: winter. Last year at this time, I began a new series of articles entitled “Dynasty Stock Market”. Meant to help navigate the wild price fluctuations that the beginning of the offseason brings, they focused on the macro environment surrounding the major events of the winter, and also highlighted specific players whose prices appeared exploitable. These were the players that the pieces focused on, with each month below serving as a hyperlink to the referenced article:

BUY

  • January – Charles Sims, Matt JonesMartellus BennettBrian Quick, and Kenny Stills
  • February – Marvin Jones and Kendall Wright
  • March – Isaiah Crowell and Ryan Mathews
  • April – Bilal Powell and Shane Vereen

SELL

  • January – Thomas RawlsMike EvansJarvis LandryDonte Moncrief, and Chris Ivory
  • February – Jordy Nelson and Mark Ingram
  • March  Martavis Bryant (post-suspension) and Dion Lewis
  • April – Giovani BernardJerick McKinnonTheo Riddick, and Danny Woodhead
(About selling Evans… yeah, actually, you know what? Don’t do that.) CHARLES SIMS – After losing most of the season on injured reserve, Sims’ value has remained stagnant, at best. Nothing since January has helped: Doug Martin got a monster 5-year, $36M contract in March, then dominated the Tampa backfield touches and snaps, including owning the goal line. Additionally, Jacquizz Rodgers looked every bit capable of filling both Martin and Sims’ roles when the Atlanta castoff was called upon. Even when Martin was inactive the final two games of the season, it was Rodgers who led in touches and snaps, with Sims actually being placed on injured reserve prior to Week 17. Dirk Koetter said he doesn’t know if Sims will need surgery in the offseason, as he finishes out the last year on his rookie deal. He turns 27 years old in September. That being said, I still believe for all the same reasons as a year ago that Sims could be a three-down-back workhorse if given the opportunity. Everything Ben Gretch said in the spring holds true, and Sims remains an attractive, now-even-cheaper, Zero RB-style target, especially in best-ball-scoring leagues. With Martin’s future so unclear due to a suspension that will keep him out the first three weeks next season, acquire both Tampa backs, and free agent Rodgers, but don’t break the bank.

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  1. Saw a tweet that had the top 36 players in ADP in mock drafts for this month so far. Moncrief was like 30th I think, which felt absolutely insane to me. Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.

  2. Decker has a 50 point game on his resume.

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