Devin Davis \ Aug 1st, 2019
As the calendar turns to August, your attention turns back to your dynasty team after months of scouting, studying, and preparation. The time has come to make the final trades necessary to ensure your team is on the right path headed into the 2019 season. And, of course, football is officially BACK tonight!
Rashaad Penny – Seattle Seahawks, RB
A former first-round pick in 2018 that underperformed in his rookie campaign is the recipe for a perfect buy low. After being stuck in a crowded backfield last year, the opportunity is there for Penny to fulfill his potential and obtain a lion’s share of the workload heading into 2019. The Seahawks ran the ball a total of 534 times last year which ranked second in the NFL. The potential workload and lack of return on investment last year open the door for fantasy owners to acquire a steady contributor with potential at a discounted cost.
Nyheim Hines – Indianapolis Colts, RB
This buy low is for any type of PPR scoring league. A third-down back with the potential to put up substantial numbers in the passing game for Andrew Luck is a player I want on my team. Oh, I didn’t even mention the fact that he is only 22 years old and entering his second season. In his rookie campaign, he amassed 63 receptions and was a critical part of the passing game. Hines provides depth at running back at a cheap price for any dynasty team. Those players are essential to a successful season.
Dede Westbrook – Jacksonville Jaguars, WR
Yes, I know. Am I really promoting a player on the Jaguars? Believe it or not, I am. The hype has been buzzing early and his value is beginning to inflate. I am still buying the Dede stock this offseason. Coming off a year with 101 targets from a Blake Bortles led offense, Westbrook is poised to take a large step forward in production. As John Defilippo and Nick Foles rejuvenate the offense, Dede is going to be a crucial benefactor. He lacks much competition from the receiving corps and should develop a nice connection with Foles as the number one target.
Trey Quinn – Washington Redskins, WR
Zzzzz. That’s the sound of people sleeping on Trey Quinn this year. After posting respectable rookie numbers as Mr. Irrelevant, Quinn has secured the slot position for the Washington Redskins. As rookie quarterback, Dwayne Haskins acclimates to the next level, Quinn will provide a safety net for the newcomer. After only 9 receptions last year, he is barely on anybody’s radar. The opportunity in conjunction with the improvements in his second season should create a nice niche role that should not be overlooked by fantasy owners. Given his price tag, why not take the flyer?
Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB
Surprise, surprise! Jameis Winston is a buy low? I haven’t heard this narrative before. I figured he deserves one last chance to take the step we have all been anticipating. The talent is undeniable. However, he has yet to develop the decision making and maturity necessary to be a solid NFL quarterback and. more importantly, fantasy quarterback. There isn’t much indication that the break out is coming at this late in his career, but he still has proven to be a useful fantasy option by averaging 17.8 fantasy points per game. At this point, a slight improvement is all it would take for this deal to be considered a success for your fantasy team.
Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens, TE
Mark Andrews has real potential to be a breakout candidate this season. The transition into the second season is a prime time for tight ends to make that significant jump into a new tier. The Baltimore Ravens have an inadequate receiving corps around Andrews which should lead nicely to a substantial target share from Lamar Jackson. With constant scrambles and inconsistency from Lamar, Andrews has the potential to develop into the crutch that the young quarterback relies on this season. The major concern with Andrews is the competition at tight end for Baltimore. Hayden Hurst is still in the picture, but the preseason hype has supported an increase in playing time and target share for Andrews. If given the opportunity in his second year, Mark Andrews could become the next George Kittle.
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