I hope those of you dynasty leaguers enjoyed Part 1 because it is now time for some 2021 Dynasty Football Burning Questions Part 2!
Before we reveal those answers, let us know some of your burning questions for this upcoming dynasty football season. All of our Twitter handles can be seen below, so don’t be afraid to reach out to any of us. We’ll even answer kicker questions if you truly have them!
As a reminder, we asked some of our writers to answers a handful of questions about the upcoming NFL season and to look into the future of the dynasty landscape.
But again, I’m not just a pretty face, I also answered these questions and share my responses below. I will remind you that yours truly made sure to acquire James Robinson last year.
But we discussed RBs in part 1, so let’s start with quarterbacks this week.
2021 Dynasty Football Burning Questions: Part 2
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Who is your Favorite veteran QB to acquire in fantasy for a “win now” season??
Matt Stafford – Los Angeles Rams
I think Stafford is in a great position to succeed this season. He is surrounded by talent at key positions (Woods, Kupp, Higbee, Akers) and Sean McVay will find new creative ways to use Stafford. – Jonathan Witt (@JPW2542)
Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Washington Football Team
Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings
I’ll be honest. I’m not the one that came up with these questions and I absolutely hate this question. What exactly is a “win now” QB? Is that a QB that has more immediate return than a down-the-road return? If so, is anyone giving a greater immediate return right now than Patrick Mahomes?
Or is it perhaps a player that won’t be playing/starting next year? If that’s the case, than Ryan, Brady, and Stafford could all still be starting next year. Or is it perhaps a signal-caller who has a short leash and could be gone at this point next year, but could manage to start all season and put up decent numbers?
If that’s the case, the answer is Kirk Cousins. We know Minnesota was considering using a first-round pick on a signal-caller. Too many teams jumped ahead of them, but they were very happy to select Kellen Mond who could easily be your 2022 Vikings quarterback. However, when the talent around him is good, Cousins is a great option behind center. Cousins has two quality receivers in Adam Thielen and rookie phenom this past season, Justin Jefferson. The Vikes have a top-five rushing attack and an offensive game plan tailored to Cousin’s strengths.
I do think part of this question includes a price consideration and given the job security threat, Cousins is a strong starting QB that can be had far cheaper than most. And given that price, I will gladly Cousins who should be able to repeat his 2020 season of 4265 passing yards and 35 TDs.
– Mark Strausberg (@MarkStrausberg)
Who is your Favorite Sleeper TE in dynasty?
Irv Smith Jr. – Minnesota Vikings
I’m not sure he even counts as a true sleeper, but I want all the Irv Smith Shares I can get my hands on. When Kyle Rudolph got hurt the last four weeks of the season, Irv Smith showed just how good he was. He was the TE4 during that stretch. If you extrapolate those four weeks across an entire season, you’ll get 60 catches, 730 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He’s got TE1 Potential. – Rob Lorge (@RobFFAddict)
Mark’s Note: Be careful going too deep into the TE caverns. It is rumored there can be dangerous echoes!
Last year, Irv Smith caught 30 passes for 365 yards and five TDs. He ended up as TE22. He scored 10+ points in five of 13 games played and this was with Kyle Rudolph taking away targets. With Rudolph gone, this opens up 30+ targets. It’s possible we see Irv Smith get close to 80+ targets. In 2020, 80 targets would have placed him in the top baker’s dozzen. He is currently being drafted as TE26. That is laughable. – Michael Bonni (@ike2121)
Anthony Firkser – Tennesee Titans
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Even with Jonnu Smith on the Titans last year, Firkser managed 53 targets which was good for fourth on the team. Third on the team was Smith was 65 targets. Not that Smith is gone, those targets have to go somewhere. Even a percentage of those tickets would boost Firkser to more than 80 targets. He’s currently ranked as the TE26 on Fantasy Pros, so he will have tons of value at his ADP. – Mike LaPlant (@BeLike_Mike)
Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams
This goes back to Stafford being the QB. Stafford looked for he TEs often in Detroit and he really knows how to get the best out of them. Higbee has all the makings of an elite TE. – Jonathan Witt (@JPW2542)
The Rams let Gerald Everett and Josh Reynolds walk opening up a whole bunch of vacated targets and how he has Matthew Stafford throwing him the football. – Keith Lott (@WeTlkFntsySprts)
Blake Jarwin – Dallas Cowboys
Some good choices by my compatriots, but I’ll go even deeper and go with one of my favorite post-hype sleepers. The Jarwin hype was at Kardashian-like levels at this time last year but came crashing down 25 snaps into the season. Jarwin tore his ACL, becoming just one of many injured Dallas starters on offense last year. In 2019, he had a career-best 1.82 receiving yards per route run. Just to put that in perspective, that’s even better than breakout rookie WR Jerry Jeudy’s mark last year. If Jarwin can even do half of what Jeudy did last year, I’ll gladly take him as a TE!
– Mark Strausberg (@MarkStrausberg)
Hope you enjoyed our 2021 Dynasty Football Burning Questions Part 2. Stay tuned for more of F6P’s dynasty football staff responses!
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