It’s been a helluva year. We identified a lot of players before the curve here, and judging from the e-mails I have been receiving a lot of you either won or played for a championship. In Week 17 we always recommend on a dynasty basis for next year – if you are one of the 0.3 percent of people who play Week 17 you can e-mail me for one on one advice.
Here are the recommended adds for 2017 – guys who will vault to a “1” status of their position and remain that way as consistent every week performers. Print this list and keep it in your file:
Blake Bortles, JAC
Bortles was the third top performer this year, but he won’t get the respect Rodgers, Brees, Wilson et al will on draft day because he plays for Jacksonville. He clearly is the master of garbage time fantasy points and that is huge.
Kirk Cousins, WAS
He’s the real deal and we like that. Clearly, he will be the Skins QB for the foreseeable future and when Gruden’s system is being run right the QB puts up huge numbers as we have seen.
David Johnson, ARI
I begged you to grab him and hold him in our pre-season rookie report and told you this would happen. I hope you dynasty players listened because this is a top 5 back for the next 4 years without question. He is a rare size/speed combo playing in an inventive offense on a great team that will compete for Super Bowls for the next few years.
Denver’s Draft Pick/ Free Agent Signing
This disaster will be addressed in the off-season through the draft and free agency. Keep a close watch and grab whoever they pick to be their starter.
Charcandrick West, KCC
This assumes the Chiefs let Jamaal Charles walk, which may be a large assumption. There was a period of time in Philadelphia where Staley and Westbrook shared the field, so it’s not inconceivable they keep Charles, but Jamaal can likely get more money and a full time job elsewhere – somewhere like in New England, Philadelphia, or Green Bay. West is a dynasty hold.
Doug Baldwin, SEA
Baldwin clearly emerged as a number 1 receiver tis year and will be a WR1 as long as he is in Seattle. With Lockett on the other side stretching the field, Baldwin has free reign.
Jeremy Maclin, KCC
Maclin has been on of te more consistent WR the past 7 weeks despite having Alex Smith shooting to him. This offense is humming and will keep getting better as they add personnel to fit the system.
Amari Cooper, OAK
Cooper was a WR2 most of the year at the top end but with a year under his belt and another off-season with Carr, he is certain to vault into upper WR1 status and remain there a la A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins, B Marshall, Julio, Antonio etc . . .
Gary Barnridge, CLE
Tyler Eifert and Jordan Reed are already there, and even though Barnridge performed at a high level, he will be quickly forgotten at next year’s draft. He signed a long term extension and will be a focal point of whatever coach’s offense he ends up playing in because he is an adept blocker as well, which keeps him on the field.
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