During the dog days of summer, keeping up with the latest dynasty football information can be a challenge with vacations, less reporting going on during the early summer and very little blockbuster news. In case you’ve been on vacation or have not had time to check in with the latest dynasty football impact news, we’re here to help. Here are some headlines from this week and what they mean for dynasty owners:
Terrance West leaner and more explosive
This news comes from the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec. While it’s interesting and noteworthy to an extent, West is behind the eight ball to make the club let alone be fantasy relevant. Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are clearly above him in the dynasty pecking order. Justin Forsett is above him on the depth chart for at least another year. He’s fighting with Lorenzo Taliaferro for table scraps. The only upside here is that if he is indeed rededicated and shows some potential it’s possible he makes it onto another roster as the season approaches that has a thinner depth chart. I think the chances are slim.
Arian Foster thinks he’ll be ready for camp
While Foster is working hard to get back on the field, from a dynasty perspective is relevant days are over. It’s possible he carves out a RBBC slot somewhere as the year progresses but he’s not going to be an every down back coming back from an Achilles injury at this stage in his career. If you can get any rookie draft pick for him, I would take it.
Shaun Draughn to see plenty of playing time
It’s all RBs all the time this week! This is interesting news that may not mean anything, though maybe it will. Draughn is a slow, un-athletic back that filled in capably last year. His dynasty relevance is nearly zero but in PPR leagues, given Chip Kelly’s propensity to rotate backs, Draughn could be a good bye week flyer when most people think he’s not worth being rostered. It’s worth keeping an eye on at least.
Jameis Winston to “test the boundaries”
It’s clear in year two Dirk Koetter wants to take the chains off to the extent he can. Winston had a very good rookie campaign and with another year to mesh with Mike Evans it’s quite possible they increase their success rate in 2016. This makes Winston a solid developmental pickup in start up drafts.