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2019 free agency Stock Up and stock down

The 2019 NFL offseason has been wild to say the least. We have seen two of the best dynasty wide receivers traded in Odell Beckham Jr and Antonio Brown. We have seen Le’veon Bell trade the black and yellow colors of Pittsburgh for Gang Green. These moves will affect your dynasty teams either for better or worse. This article is intended to show whose stock has risen in the offseason and whose stock has fallen. 


This offseason highest fantasy riser has to be Baker Mayfield. With the additions of Kareem Hunt and Odell Beckham Jr, to pair with Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and David Njoku, the Cleveland Browns football roster is the envy of many fantasy rosters.  Mayfield will have plenty of options to choose from and now fantasy owners have a real debate whether Baker or Mahomes should be the first quarterback taken in startup dynasty leagues. 


Mark Ingram signed a 3 year 15 million dollar deal to play with the Baltimore Ravens. The 29 year old running back automatically becomes the feature back in a lackluster backfield consisting of undrafted free agent Gus Edwards and the under achieving Kenneth Dixon. In 2018, Baltimore was second in rushing attempts in the NFL behind only Seattle. I look for Baltimore to continue to run the ball heavily to help the development of second year quarterback Lamar Jackson and rely heavily on a short passing game where Ingram also thrives as a great pass catching option.


Pittsburgh has been notorious for their ability to draft qualitywide receivers.  With the departure of Antonio Brown and his 168 targets, second year player James Washington becomes the next man up in Pittsburgh.  Washington came into the NFL as the 2017 Biletnikoff winner which is given to college football’s top wide receiver. Washington looks to slide into the third option in a high powered Steeler offense behind JuJu and James Connor. I look for Washington to produce WR3 numbers.


Nick Foles heads down to Duvall County to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Foles reunite with former QB coach John DeFilippo who now serves as Jacksonville Offensive Coordinator. Foles will not have the same quality of passing targets as he did in Philadelphia trading Alshon Jeffrey, Golden Tate and Zach Ertz for Chris Conley, Keelan Cole, and Dede Westbrook. While I feel Jacksonville may address some of their skill positions in the draft, Foles needs to be a sell in your dynasty leagues especially in Super flex leagues where Foles has more value.


The 49ers shocked the fantasy community signing running back Tevin Coleman. Coleman joins a very crowded backfield that also features Jerrick  Mckinnon who San Francisco signed last year in free agency, Matt Brieda, and Raheem Mostert who San Francisco also signed to a contract extension.  While head coach Kyle Shanahan considers having 4 quality running backs a good thing fantasy owner will have to disagree. The 2019 49er backfield looks to be a gamble every week for fantasy owners deciding who to start.


GM John Elway made a smart football decision trading for Joe Flacco. However, fantasy owners should disagree with the decision to move on from Case Keenum at quarterback. In Denver, Bronco receivers will have Joe Flacco throwing them the ball for at least this year and possibly more. Denver is a run first team with a strong defense. In Flacco led offenses, he has never produced a top 15 PPR receiver. Joe Flacco has also only produced one 4,000 yard season in his 11 NFL seasons. The receiving core of Cortland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders, and DaeSean Hamilton will fail to thrive as long as Joe Flacco is the Bronco quarterback.

Good luck with your dynasty teams and upcoming rookie drafts. If you got fantasy football questions, hit me up on twitter…

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About Mychal Warno

I am an avid Tampa Bay Bucs Fan. Favorite teams include anywhere Lebron goes (Dont @me) and Chicago White Sox . I will always bleed pewter and red . Find me on twitter www.twitter.com/dynastydadmike