Here Are Five Players To Grab For The Back Of Your Dynasty 1QB Roster That Could Prove To Be League Winners. Stash Them Away And Be Ready To Roll Them Out When The Time Is Right.
Aaron Rodgers has some serious trust issues…with his receivers. That is unfortunate for the Packers new rookie Christian Watson. However, Allen Lazard is ready to make up for the loss of perennial Pro Bowler Davante Adams and has already earned Rodgers’ trust. Over the past three seasons, Lazard has admirably played his WR2 role, with 2021 being his best statistical season. A career-high 8 TD catches last season put him on the fantasy radar. Watson will get the hype, but Rodgers likes the proven commodities. Stash Lazard and cash in.
Ronald Jones II
A change of scenery for the 24-year-old back leaving one high-powered offense in Tampa Bay to join another in Kansas City. Ronald Jones II is ready and willing to compete for carries with Clyde Edwards-Helaire who has struggled to stay healthy for the previous two seasons. CEH has the draft capital but has underperformed. The Chiefs may look to convert CEH as a third-down back and leave the between the tackles work for Jones. One fumble from either back could result in a larger workload for either. Get him for cheap as a high upside handcuff.
Depending on the injury status of Chris Godwin, Russell Gage could fall into the WR2 role for the Buccaneers to start the season. Godwin tore his ACL in week 15 of the 2021 season leaving his status for week 1 in limbo. Gage was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason and falls into an opportunistic role from the start. Last year, Gage fought through minor injuries and became a hot waiver wire add, performing well for the Matt Ryan led Falcons.
He looks to maintain his hot streak with Tom Brady this year. He has always been overshadowed by a primary wide receiver such as Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. He will be forced into that role again as he is the number two behind Mike Evans and potentially drop him lower if Godwin returns to his former productive self. The upside is there for the cost to acquire him.
There is no question that the Rams like to pass the ball, especially with their weapons surrounding Matt Stafford. The Rams are a balanced offense though and rely on the run game. The 2021 season was a roller coaster in terms of the health of the RB room. Cam Akers, who was primed to take over as the lead every-down back, tore his Achilles in the preseason. Darrell Henderson stepped in and split carries with newly acquired Sony Michel in the absence of Akers.
Henderson was having a career-high year statistically until he was placed on season-ending IR after only playing twelve games. Akers attempted to return to play late in the season but looked hesitant at times. Michel was traded this offseason to the Dolphins so the total touches should be split between Akers and Henderson. Henderson is working on the last year of his contract so he may lose value this offseason unless the Rams decide to keep him. Akers’ true health will determine how valuable Henderson can truly be in 2022.
The Minnesota Vikings have found their WR3 and future replacement for Adam Thielen. K.J. Osborn left fantasy managers happy last year as he scored in five of the last six games of the regular season. He filled in for the oft-injured Thielen admirably as well. The sure-handed second-year receiver earned Kirk Cousins a 147.4 passer rating when targeting him out of the slot. Osborn’s impressive stat line was overshadowed by other breakout rookies such as Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, and DeVonta Smith. Justin Jefferson will maintain the WR1 role in Minnesota, but Thielen will turn thirty-two this season and has had a string of bad luck with his health over the last three seasons. Osborn’s future is bright in Minnesota.
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