Week 6 Free Agent Auction Targets

Author: Jay Poundsee (@JaypoundsNFL)

With week 5 almost finished I feel as I can’t say it enough, this year is crazy! The injuries to big names continue to pile up, as we watched Dak and Dalvin Cook go down to injury this week. Cook is reported to have avoided major injury and we should know more tomorrow on the Vikings superstar. The same can’t be said about Dak, as his injury is considered to be season ending, it is unfortunate as he is playing on the franchise tag this season hoping for a lucrative long term deal the following year. He seems to still be in the Cowboys future plans according to Jerry Jones and we wish him nothing but a speedy recovery, and good health here at Dynasty Owner.

As we get into the Halloween spirit here are the strange, spooky things taking place in the NFL right now. The Cleveland Browns are 4-1, Adam Gase is somehow still a head coach for an NFL team, and last but certainly not least Alex Smith made a miraculous comeback and played in a game this Sunday! I hope your fantasy season is a little less crazy than the real season, if not let’s take a dive into this week’s available free agent targets.

Andy Dalton (1-Year $3,000,001) 26.8% Owned

Andy Dalton will be the number 1 target in auctions this week and I have a feeling he will be the most expensive free agent all season causing intense bidding wars throughout Dynasty Owner. Its not often you get a competent veteran quarterback in a high-powered offense with a very cheap salary in this format. Dalton will be a season long acquisition with what seems should be decent upside, this is the best set of talent he has ever had around him at the receiver position with Cooper, Lamb, Gallup, and Wilson.  Dalton has put up solid numbers in the past when he has had talent at the receiver position throwing for 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2013.

All Dalton was able to do in Cincinnati was make the playoffs 5 times with his teams performing well on offense and nowhere near the running game this Cowboys team has. He stepped in and performed well this past Sunday posting a stat line of 9 completions on 11 attempts for 111 yards and a 108.7 quarterback rating, which should only get better as he continues to get acclimated with more first team reps. If Dak is your quarterback you likely do not want to amnesty or drop him to pick up a different expensive quarterback on waivers, which makes Andy Dalton the most realistic option for you to target and a safe one at that. I also see this as a positive for Michael Gallup with Dalton going to him late in big moments Sunday and the two looking like they have built some chemistry together on the practice field.

Travis Fulgham (1-Year $540,000) 4.12% Owned

The Eagles offense finally got going Sunday against a tough Steelers defense and Fulgham full time in Philly seems to be a real possibility, With Carson Wentz nonstop feeding the kid this weekend. The fantasy industry just cannot ignore the 13 targets Fulgham was funneled Sunday, while you can certainly argue injury has a lot to do with Fulgham getting so many targets you also can’t ignore how efficient this kid was with his 13 targets catching 10 of them. Philly has looked pedestrian at best this entire season on offense which may be putting it nicely. The week before in Philadelphia’s only win of the season against the 49ers Fulgham came up huge catching the game winner, a 42-yard bomb from Wentz. I do not see a scenario where the Eagles don’t give Fulgham plenty of opportunity with more targets in the near future, as he has more than earned it over the past two weeks with him and Miles Sanders being the only bright spots on offense thus far.

Fulgham has a tough match up this coming week as he will likely be shadowed by Marcus Peters for the Ravens, who has played great this year and just held Tyler Boyd to a quiet day Sunday. The schedule gets much easier after the Ravens for Philly with the Giants on the slate twice and the Cowboys once in a three-week span making Fulgham a very intriguing option.

Jeff Smith (1-Year $495,000) 15.46% Owned

I am going to go with Smith at 3 over the player I have at 4 simply because of how young he is, and the potential of a new coaching staff coming in and breathing some life into this offense. Smith looked great last week against Denver with 9 targets catching 7 for 81 yards. Unfortunately, Smith wasn’t able to repeat with another good showing this week getting 13 targets but only producing 3 catches for 23 yards, though coming from the backup quarterback Joe Flacco.

It’s hard to pick up Smith with any intentions of playing him right now but if the Jets ever come to their senses and let Gase go Darnold may just have a chance at some type of comeback, meaning good things for Smith. I am higher on Darnold than most and with the Jets being 0-7 and unable to even sniff a win during Darnold’s career when Darnold doesn’t play, it tells me that there is a small possibility of potential on this offense, if they get better coaching. Smith is a young talented kid as we were able to watch on the field against Denver and I would recommend him as someone you want to stash on your practice squad if you have the space, and hope this team starts moving in a better direction so you can play him later in the season.

Nelson Agholor (1-Year $1,047,500) 48.45% Owned

Here we have the first ever repeat on the free agent auction list with Agholor putting up another solid week against the reigning super bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Apparently, the owners here at Dynasty Owner like Agholor as much as I do, with his ownership still under 50%. Agholor seems to be a touchdown or bust option with the touchdowns happening more often than not in this offense. This season Agholor has only caught 10 balls with 3 of them being for a touchdown. The Raiders offense seems to be more explosive than any of us pictured heading into the season meaning plenty of red zone or big play targets for Agholor going forward.

My two biggest concerns on Agholor are his past inconsistent production and Henry Ruggs coming back from injury, which happened Sunday and we still saw Nelson Agholor score a huge touchdown. At this point it’s safe to say Gruden and Carr trust him and he’ll be a part of the game plan each week, making him at least a bench point option for injury filled teams.

Rashard Higgins (1-Year $910,000) 7.22% Owned

Higgins will slot in at number 5 this week due to the hype I heard all off-season from my friends who are Browns fans, and him playing well scoring a touchdown Sunday. Higgins has been injured the past few weeks, finally returning to action against the Colts on Sunday and playing relatively well. Higgins looks to be the 3rd option on the Browns and seems to be nothing but a stash right now, Higgins has shown flashes throughout his career catching 80 passes for 1056 yards and 8 touchdowns, if injury happens to someone ahead of him, he could become every week flex play. He is older but being on a one year deal he will bring very little risk to your Dynasty Owner team in future seasons, as you can cut bait freely at the end of this season.

There seem to be two very solid options this week to target, so act fast or you may be left behind. This season will only get more interesting as we go so stock up as much ready to play depth as you can roster, trust me you will need it at some point with injuries happening nonstop and bye weeks upon us. As always good luck on your Chase for The Ring!

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Dynasty Owner Week 4 Free Agent Auction Targets

Author: Jay Poundsee (@JaypoundsNFL)

The preseason is finally nearing a close and on to the…oh that’s right we are almost a quarter of the way through the regular season and surprisingly football hasn’t been as sloppy as most would have thought. This season has been one for the books to say the least from COVID-19, surprise players, injuries, and the Eagles it sure has been crazy along with everything else in 2020. There are very few things in 2020 that are always a guarantee when it comes to fantasy football and two of the most important are football games will be played and your weekly free agent auction article. Hopefully your teams are looking great and you are just here for some awesome bench stashes, if your here for starters its slim pickings. These are the top 5 free agents to target here on Dynasty Owner.

Braxton Berrios (2 Years – $644,602) 14.4% Owned

As much as I don’t want to do it, I have Berrios at number 1 this week and I have a feeling if you want him you better get him now! Berrios will never be a sexy play in your lineup but if you are in a pinch, he is starting to look like he may be dependable with a decent floor in this offense moving forward. Over the past 2 weeks he has been able to muster up 10 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns playing for the worst offense in football. We all knew the Jets would be bad coming into 2020 but they have really taken it to a whole new level of bad to start this season.

There has been one lone bright spot (if you want to call it that) for the Jets this season, being Berrios through the first 3 games. I am not certain if Berrios will ever get to the level of dependable fantasy starter but in Dynasty, we love potential and Berrios has shown just that thus far. Darnold has also seemed to show trust in the kid as he’s been his only reliable target with all of the injuries and poor play from the Jets.

Rex Burkhead (1 Year – $3,000,000) 34% Owned

Number 2 may be even more painful than number one for me as Burkhead is the reason I lost in my big money league this week with him posting over 34 ppr points. My opponent started Burkhead over David Johnson and I lost by 2.6 points great play or bad beat? The Patriots backfield is an absolute nightmare, but so are some fantasy teams right now and it’s only going to get worse with bye weeks starting in week 5. Every time you roll Burkhead into your lineup it’s going to smell horrible but as he has shown this week and, in the past, he has scoring potential each and every week because Belichik loves him making him just start-able if injuries or bye weeks hit hard.

Burkhead posted a monster week 3 against the Raiders posting 6 carries for 49 yards and 2 TDs with 7 catches for 49 yards plus a 3rd touchdown. Will this happen again, probably not but Burkhead does offer some type of touchdown potential weekly floor in a pinch at your flex spot. I do not believe that I have ever met anyone that has openly said I want all of the patriots backfield for fantasy, or even any part of it but with deeper leagues sometimes a Burkhead can earn you a fantasy win and make a difference on your team especially having the bench scoring feature here on Dynasty Owner.

Mohamed Sanu (1 Year – $1,050,000) 11.3% Owned

At the third spot I went with my gut and potential flex or bench point production throughout the season with Mohamed Sanu. The 49ers have been completely destroyed by injury this season especially on offense. They have seemingly had every pass catcher go down followed by their running backs in weeks 2 and 3 none being serious thankfully. Sanu has been a very consistent receiver throughout his entire career aside from his years in New England, which we have seen numerous players have trouble doing over the years due to the complicated system being especially hard on receivers. Sanu was able to have some of his best seasons with Shanahan as his offensive coordinator in Atlanta while playing for the Falcons and had solid production until being traded for a 2nd rounder to New England where he fell out of favor with the coaching staff according to rumors. Trust with the coaching staff should not be an issue moving forward for Sanu like it was in his last stop with the need the 49ers have for pass catchers.

I would say Sanu will only become more involved moving forward. He should be fairly close to a full go come next week in terms of the playbook and understanding the terminology on the field making him extremely likely to see a heavy snap share going forward or at least until Debo is able to come back.

Travis Homer (3 Years – $665,840) 33% Owned

At the 4 spot I went with potential production for a week and the eye test as I watched some Travis Homer film from the NFL and collegiate level and the kid is electric. With Chris Carson going down to a knee injury in Week 3, Homer will see somewhere around 10 to 15 touches while splitting time with Carlos Hyde in week 4. If Homer is able to get going this week the Seahawks may let him loose for a game to see what he can do. While Carson may only be out one week after suffering a minor knee sprain, we have seen time and time again in this league that sometimes a player just needs a chance to shine and Homer may get this week.

Homer has looked good in limited work posting career numbers of 26 carries for 153 yards with 13 catches for 60 yards at 5ft 10 202lbs he has flashed 3 down potential in his limited time on an NFL field. In week 4 I see Hyde being the primary ball carrier for the Seahawks while Homer is the change of pace and pass catching back though if Homer starts looks significantly better, he may end up with a few extra touches making him fantasy relevant for the day. Homer will only be an emergency starter or bench scoring player this week, but he does seem to have the potential to be a hold for Dynasty.

Nick Mullens (1 Year – $750,000) 44.3% Owned

In the last spot I went with the hot hand in the bay area for the 49ers. Nick Mullens is going to be my number 5 free agent pickup this week though I do realize there is a chance Jimmy G comes back as soon as this week according to some rumors so be aware and have a backup plan if possible. With a high ankle sprain sidelining Garoppolo its highly unlikely he plays this week, as we have seen with Michael Thomas a high ankle sprain takes time to heal.

Mullens played well the last 2 weeks and wouldn’t be a bad option if you happen to need him as a cheap quarterback option for a week or two. Mullens had a great day throwing for 343 yards completing 25 of his passes on 36 attempts adding a touchdown as well. I understand the Giants secondary is downright awful but being able to throw for almost 350 yards in an NFL game will earn some trust in the locker room going forward as well as put the coaching staff at ease, so they don’t have to rush Jimmy G. back.

Hopefully your Dynasty Owner seasons are going fantastic and you are having fun. Check back next week to see which players are available and as always good luck on your Chase for the Ring!

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Five Players to Target in Your Free Agent Auction for Week 3

Author: Jay Poundsee (@JaypoundsNFL)

In Fantasy Football there always seems to be players available on waivers every week regardless of how deep your league is. The free-agent auction here on dynasty owner operates a little different than most leagues, with the best comparison I can think of being A free agent auction budget. In Dynasty Owner you will place a bid of no less than 1,000,000 Dynasty Dollars on whichever player you desire that is not on a roster. The free-agent Auction processes bids on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5 am EST. There is no limit to how much dynasty owner currency you can acquire throughout the year as it comes down to how much you feel comfortable spending.

You can acquire dynasty dollars by winning them (The highest scorer of each league wins $2MM each week), trading for them, winning them against your opponent if you make a side bet in the sportsbook, or you can buy them where every $1 USD will get you $1,000,000 in dynasty dollars. Hopefully, this gives you a decent understanding of how the system works here on Dynasty Owner. If you need help with anything feel free to reach out via email (commish@dynastyowner.com).

Keelan Cole WR, Jaguars (1 yr. – $3,259,000)

At number one in my free-agent rankings this week I had an extremely tough time deciding who to put on top as three players stood out as season-long options with all seemingly having decent floors going forward. I ended up going with Keelan Cole in my first spot simply because he has played well through two weeks and looks to have the number 2 role locked up in Jacksonville. Cole is on a roster in just 13.4% of all Dynasty Owner leagues with a contract of 1 year $3,259,000, making him an appealing grab.

Minshew has seemed to lean on Cole this year as his number one guy with 11 catches 105 yards and 2 touchdowns over the first two weeks of the season. The Jaguars have a really bad defense and it seems they will throw the ball a ton this year. If you’re in a bad spot at receiver and need instant production…try to snag up Cole, he has a solid range of outcomes one being the Jags lead wide receiver. He has led the Jaguars in targets and touchdowns up to this point.

Dalton Schultz TE, Cowboys (2 yrs. – $728,000) and Drew Sample TE, Bengals (3 yrs – $1,376,574)

I am going to sneak in two tight-ends here as I have the two dead even going forward this season. I will start with Dalton Schultz owned in 36.1% of leagues with 2 years at $728,000 left on his current deal. This kid at 24 years old was handed the lead tight end role in Dallas on a moment’s notice and looked excellent while doing it. His first full game as a starter he totaled 9 catches for 88 yards, and he found the end-zone. If Schultz can put up points in the ballpark of these numbers weekly, he will be a great play going forward, it also helps that he is in a high-powered offense. My next player is another young tight end in Drew Sample.

Sample has 3 years left on his deal at $1,376,574 and is only owned in 15.5% of leagues. Sample didn’t quite put the yardage total up that we would like to see but the targets were there he finished with 7 catches for 45 yards and had a whopping 9 targets. Give him a little time to get into the game plan and the yards will come in an offense that just threw the ball 61 times Thursday.

Mike Davis RB, Panthers (1 yr. – $3,000,000)

Mike Davis slots in at 3 owned in just 24% of leagues he has a 1-year contract valued at $3,000,000. I would have put Davis higher, but he is likely only going to be an option for a few weeks going forward. Davis plays backup to McCaffrey in Carolina who went down with a high ankle sprain this Sunday and will likely miss 3-5 weeks according to what reports I have seen. Davis seems to be a solid option over the next few as the Panthers 3 down back totaling 8 catches for 74 yards out of the backfield that had McCaffrey most of the game. If your hurting at running back this week Davis is by far the most appealing option moving forward but beware you may need to pony up to get him with the big-time injuries, we have seen thus far.

Isaiah Ford WR, Dolphins (1 yr. – $750,000)

Isaiah Ford is owned in 30% of leagues and has a contract of 1 year $750,000. Ford will slot in at number 4 after a nice week against a really tough match-up in the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have one of if not the best cornerback groups in the NFL with Tre’Davious White leading the way. Ford was able to rack up 7 catches for 76 yards on 9 targets against the White led defense.

There was a ton of hype surrounding Ford’s teammate Preston Williams throughout the offseason, but let’s not forget he is a player that went undrafted and has only played 11 games in his career. The role we all thought Williams would have this season seems to be opening more by the week with the poor play of Williams through two weeks of this young season. Isaiah Ford stepped up big time for the dolphins Sunday and may be able to step up big for your Dynasty Owner teams throughout the season.

Jeff Driskel QB, Broncos (2 yrs. – $2,500,000)

I have a feeling the next position in my rankings will be a rarity that we may only see another time or two this season. A cheap starting quarterback on waivers is unheard of in Dynasty Owner, so be sure to act fast as he won’t be available long. Jeff Driskel is owned in 3.1% of leagues and has a contract with 2 years left at $2,500,000. Driskel played well Sunday in relief of Lock completing 18 of 24 passes for 256 yards 2 scores and a pick. Driskel almost led the Broncos to a comeback win on Sunday against a top 3 defense and looked impressive doing it. He seems as if he will be a viable fantasy starter when the Broncos have favorable matchups while Lock is out dealing with an injury.

As you can see there is still solid potential left on waivers here at Dynasty Owner. If you happen to be one of the owners facing big-time players to significant injury this is the time to spend your precious dynasty dollars and hope that these gems will hit providing your team with a little bit of comfort in the coming weeks. I also have one honorable mention that I did not have in my top 5 and would like to mention. Wayne Gallman RB, Giants is owned in 44% of leagues with a contract of $704,912 and 1 year remaining. I like Gallman over Dion Lewis but there happen to be quite a few rumors the Giants could sign a big-name free agent running back in the coming days keeping Gallman out of the top 5 this week. As always good luck on your chase for the ring!

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