Fantasy Football Headset 2020; Pre-Draft Winners and Losers

Operating through the off season in continued Fantasy Football leagues is tricky because you want to try and make moves but there are still so many things unsettled so it’s a guessing game. With the NFL Draft here’s a look at the winners and losers in my Dynasty League. (12 team league with two divisions, PPR, 25 man rosters starting this year)

Starting with my team who in four seasons hasn’t cracked the playoffs (11th, 7th, 7th, 11th). It was a tanking season for me to try and get an impact back as constant big moves have not paid off. I traded away Devonta Freeman, A.J. Green, David Njoku and Tevin Coleman and traded for Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown, Sony Michel, Curtis Samuel, Rashaad Penny, and earlly this year I acquired Noah Fant.

My team in Dynasty League has been marked by off season moves in the league that have hurt my roster. Green’s season was lost, but he was franchised, Freeman still doesn’t have a team and Coleman only had a solid month and seems out of the rotation and now Njoku will be behind Austin Hooper. I feel like I definitely got off players before their value cratered.
I got Samuel as a throw in which felt like great value but I have Robbie Anderson and now they’re on the same team with D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey which hurts them both. Penny looked great, especially after the injury to Chris Carson, but we’ll see what happens. Henderson and Brown look solid for now and I’m hoping to get a very useable running back. We’ll see what happens with Michel but with the big QB change I’m hoping the Patriots find their ground game and I get a solid back.

I grabbed Justin Jackson after the season ended and may be a useable piece. With Jimmy Graham leaving Green Bay Jace Sternberger could be a good back up. Irv Smith played a fair amount for Minnesota as a rookie and now Stefon Diggs is in Buffalo and that could mean more two TE sets for the Vikings. Emmanuel Sanders left San Francisco for New Orleans and wasn’t replaced so Deebo Samuel should be the unquestioned number one.

Overall I think I have a solid core and should be able to add an impact back with the second pick as I hope to break the playoff drought. For the first time ever it felt like the off season went my way and a fair amount of my roster, pre-draft, pretty much all got a positive boost. I’m feeling confident for the 2020 fantasy season. (WINNER)

Coin Collusion, championship winner three of the four seasons. Tom Brady moving would seem to be a boost, Cam Newton is still without a team and Teddy Bridgewater and Jarrett Stidham look like starters. Zeke lost his center but will probably still be a fantasy stud, Melvin Gordon will be in a different shared backfield, Leonard Fournette was finally healthy for a season (though could have a regression), James White will probably be a target monster. It looks like a think backfield but he was part of a three team trade that netted him Kenyan Drake he flipped again for the third overall pick and should land a solid RB.

Noah Fant was part of an in season trade which was traded to me, but with Hunter Henry and George Kittle he has probably the best TE position in the league. What will Julian Edelman be without Tom Brady? Meanwhile Mike Evans should see a boost from Brady. Calvin Ridely should see a boost with Hooper gone and the trade of  Mohamed Sanu. Diontae Johnson and Preston Williams look like solid young WR and Fitz is a vet though Hopkins coming to the Cardinals will ding him. (WINNER)

Cluckin Turducken has been a consistent playoff participant. He made a lot of big moves in the season to go for it but they didn’t pay off in a championship. Aaron Rodgers is solid but did look to dip as did Jared Goff. Trading for Leveon Bell was solid but he has been out with his head coach. The move for Devonta Freeman looks awful, especially since it cost a 1st round pick. David Johnson, his first pick at the start of the league, looked really bad but may actually bounce back in Houston. Aaron Jones is a stud but it’s a thin RB position.

Davante Adams is a stud an unlikely to see his tar gets dip no matter what the Packer do. Tyler Lockett is solid, Hollywood Brown is a good young WR, DJ Chark was the pick up of the season but John Brown will take a hit with Diggs now in Buffalo. Zach Ertz is still a TE stud and we’ll see if Tyler Eifert can bounce back. It’s not a deep team and the big moves really cratered this off season. (LOSER)

Team Bormann has been the runner up in back to back seasons and has built a team up from an awful start. Grabbing Patrick Mahommes off the waiver wire in his rookie year will be the pick up for the history of the Dynasty League. Also, drafting Josh Allen is a solid back up for a spot that really is only needed for injuries and bye weeks. Travis Kelce is a stud at TE and a great stack with Mahommes. Mike Gesicki should be a solid young backup but Mo Alie-Cox and Delanie Walker don’t look like great depth.

He has crushed drafting WR in the past drafts. Amari Cooper and T.Y. Hilton are a solid two and a trade for Mike Williams gives a solid long term third, but drafting Christian Krik, Scary Terry and Hunter Renfrow is good depth along with the Dede Westbrook pick up and Josh Reynolds could be something with Brandin Cooks leaving town. Trading for Emmanuel Sanders didn’t get the ultimate results but what a win with him moving to the Saints.

Marlon Mack is the lead back, though he had injury problems, but RB has been a bit of struggle. Having both Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman maybe something but with Melvin Gordon in Colorado that hurts. Darwin Thompson still looks like a big miss of a draft pick but Devin Singletary was a huge get and should slide in to the number two spot. (SLIGHT LOSER)

Limousine Ridaz has been a perennial playoff team but just can’t crack the championship game. It’s a loaded roster that has managed to come out on the winning side of trades. He stole Russell Wilson in a trade and snagged Matthew Stafford off the waiver wire and should be set there. TE has been a struggle though Jonnu Smith could be a passable piece and so could Blake Jarwin, and Vance McDonald lost his starting gig to Eric Ebron. Missing out on Hayden Hurst definitely could hurt.

He had plenty of depth at RB but has shuffled some of them around. Kenyon Johnson was traded for Mike Thomas, can’t argue against getting the best fantasy WR in the game, and Joe Mixon was traded for Keenan Allen. Nick Chubb, James Conner and Chris Carson seemed to be a solid trio but Conner and Carson have injury histories and Kareem Hunt is still in Cleveland. Justice Hill has been earmarked as a sneaky pick up this off season and who knows what’s going on with Matt Brieda?

JuJu had a lost season but should be better with Big Ben back, Thomas is a stud, Godwin should continue to be a great fantasy option with Brady throwing the rock and Keenan Allen is a number one. Cooks won’t have Brandin Cooks or Todd Gurley around anymore. Keke Coutee is worthless, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton are expected to be pushed down the depth chart by a draft WR but Allen Lazard looked to have some chemistry with Rodgers. (PUSH)

Catch It Like Beckham is a team that has been solid but hasn’t pulled the trigger to break from the middle of the playoff pack. Big Ben is back but has to have a short window. Can Ryan Tannehill continue his magic from last season? Gardner Minshew is solid and young but is he safe? Drew Lock may actually be the answer her as a quiet free agent pick up. Jack Doyle should have his stock uptick with Ebron leaving town, but how much do you buy Cameron Brate. He had one great season and then O. J. Howard came to town and bumped him down. Brady should help but he’s still probably the fourth or fifth offensive option. Will Dissly looked like something before suffering a serious injury.

Having McCaffrey will keep the team competitive but you still need more than one RB. Chris Thompson was a great PPR option but broke his league and now doesn’t havea  team. Tevin Coleman was added in season but had one month and then seemed to lose his spot in a very crowded 49er backfield. Nyheim Hines is a solid 3rd down back and Jamaal Williams got a boost with the new Packers RB attack, but it’s a thin position.

The Browns added another pass catching option in free agency so who knows with OBJ. Adam Thielen will now be the unquestioned number one WR in Minnesota. Golden Tate was solid though is a vet a rebuilding team. Cole Beasley got bumped down the depth chart, Sammy Watkins just avoided being cut, can Alshon Jeffery avoid getting hurt? (LOSER)

Drew Orleans deserves credit for the moves he has made because they’ve been solid, but they’re keeping him from bottoming out. Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins are solid options at QB but trending down in terms of their fantasy production. Daniel Jones was a great value draft pick and at least provides some youth and upside. Evan Engram is expected to be a stud at TE but injuries derailed his last season. Jared Cook has always been solid but his pecking order spot is well established in New Orleans.

What carried this team to competitiveness early was the fantasy RB stud known as Todd Gurley and that derailed quickly. Gurley got a new starting gig quick, but he is trending down. Damien Williams was a great pick up and so was Raheem Mostert, albeit in a crowded San Francisco backfield. A trade was made for Jordan Howard, who is penciled in as a starter in Miami, but it expected the Dolphins will make a RB pick early.

Credit to him for making smart free agent pick ups. Tyler Boyd (though Green isn’t leaving town), Devante Parker, Tyrell Williams (though he may lose his number one spot) are solid fantasy WR. Sanu should be better but who knows with Jarvis Landry. Drafting D.K. Metcalf was a big win. (SLIGHT LOSER)

The Nasti Natti is on the other end of the spectrum as they bottomed out and used really good draft picks to go from the cellar to a playoff team. Saquon Barkley, Dalvin Cook and David Montgomery have been three straight picks to form a solid core to a competitive team. However, that’s it at RB despite being probably the best three headed monster. Bottoming out was the key to getting those three RBs but not trading LeSean McCoy was a miss. Austin Hooper loses some value but the last off season trade of before roster cuts for Darren Waller was the steal of the season and just as big a reason for the big jump.

WR has been the position to hold this team back. The in season trade for Green didn’t work out but he’ll be back in Cincinnati with a better QB. DJax was hurt but could be a solid bounce back, though unlikely a top two WR for any team. Jamison Crowder should still gobble up targets, but Cobb and Stills are on the same team. With DHop traded someone should emerge when Will Fuller also inevitably gets hurt. Is Paul Richardson anything, especially with the emergence of Scary Terry? Matt Ryan is solid and Sam Darnold, though the Jets had a disappointing season, still has promise. (SLIGHT WINNER)

DeShaun of the Dead will be a team to watch in our Dynasty League. She’s taking over a team that has the number one pick that’s way better than that. The previous owner did trade Mike Thomas for Sterling Shepard and Kenyon Johnson, and that’s the number one fantasy WR, but Johnson should pair with Alvin Kamara for a solid starting two. Benny Snell is a solid young piece but clearly not a starter.

Julio Jones is still a stud and Shepard should be a young number one WR. Does Cooks step in as the number one in Houston? John Ross, Anthony Miller and Chris Conley are interesting. Eric Ebron should stay solid with a new home in Pittsburgh but Jimmy Graham, eh. Watson and Kyler Murray should be two stud QBs and possibly even trade bait. (SLIGHT WINNER)

Retired Dustin Kellers is a team that has seemed to make the wrong moves, but also has seen some lucky bounce back at times. Dwayne Haskins was great value as the last pick in the rookie draft but has questions. He overpaid for Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett lost his starting job to Rivers. Derek Carr could still be the starter but comes with questions also. Derrick Henry bounced back after looking lost last season, Miles Sanders was a great draft pick who should be the unquestioned starter and Austin Ekeler proved he can be a fantasy RB stud. Tarik Cohen didn’t produce like he did the year before but is a bounce back candidate but Duke Johnson has questions with Johnson coming to the Texans.

Cooper Kupp is a stud in LA and now Cooks is gone. Diggs got a new home and has a big arm QB to throw to him. Mecole Hardman is in the perfect situation and should continue to improve but will Parris Campbell has a lot of questions. KeeSean Johnson seemed like a solid pick but is quite down on the depth chart. O.J. Howard should see a boost with Tom Brady, but Kyle Rudolph looks to be transitioning out (but Diggs being gone helps this season) and David Njoku lost his starting job. (WINNER)

The Un-Dynasty team has been just that. A bad starting draft put the team behind but some questionable trades have kept the rebuilding project rebuilding. Michel, Fournette and Gordon have been traded out and now are replaced with Derrius Guice and…Kalen Ballage. Jaylen Samuels and Ito Smith seem like a solid back ups, but just back ups. Alexander Mattison is interesting but could be a solid long term investment. Despite having the third overall pickit was traded for Kenyan Drake who should be solid this season but has some long term questions. For a rebuilding team it’s a questionable move at best.

WR has seemingly gone better. A.J. Brown looked like a great draft pick, but leaves questions for Corey Brown. Will Fuller should see quite the uptick but also a lot more attention with DHop gone. Courtland Sutton is locked in as a number and finally looks to have a QB. N’Keal Harry seemed to have his usage tick up and should get more opportunities on a rebuilding team. James Washington looked like he was going to take a step forward last season but seemed to lose his depth chart spot. Geronimo Allison, Scantling, Dorsett all very meh.

Mark Andrews should continue to be a stud. Dallas Goedert took a step forward last season but is still a back up. It has been a patience game but he’s a good back up. Cutting Matthew Stafford has left the team with just Jimmy G, not a top line fantasy option. Nick Foles and Jameis Winston could be interesting but they’ve locked themselves in to having to draft a QB. (SLIGHT WINNER)
Da South 27th Boyz is the worst team in the league and only complicated his issues with a questionable draft last season despite having all seven picks in the top three rounds. Josh Jacobs was a great draft pick and paired well with Mark Ingram, who he stole in a trade. Bryce Love was picked up in a trade and could be interesting but Tony Pollard was a wasted high draft pick. Could Ronald Jones finally live up to his draft stock?

Breshad Perriman is a solid pick up but a problem if he’s your best WR. Michael Gallup is a good asset on a rebuilding team, but still on a very likely run heavy team. Darius Slayton was also a good pick up but still likely a flex option at best. Russell Gage is in the same department but Atlanta does throw it a lot. Devin Funchess could be interesting in Green Bay but it will still be a shock if Rodgers trusts anyone besides Adams. With Rivers in Indianapolis Zach Pascal could see an uptick also. Andy Isabella seemed like a solid draft pick but there’s a lot of young WR in Arizona and now DHop is there. Jakobi Meyers was a bad draft pick.

T.J Hockenson should be a solid young piece for his team with the vet Greg Olsen and Tyler Higbee. There should be some solid production here for a team looking for answers. Dak Prescott has a very floor but Mitchell Trubisky is almost to junk bond status. (SLIGHT WINNER)