Buy Low Dynasty Targets (2019 Fantasy Football)

by Sheldon Curtis | @sheldon__curtis | Featured Writer
Apr 23, 2019

D’Onta Foreman can break out this season if the Texans don’t add extra competition at the RB position

It’s projection time again in dynasty leagues where you take a look at your team’s roster and either smirk or frown (or take up knitting). While the draft can have a definite effect on many players (Carlos Hyde in Cleveland last year for instance), I will base this article only on the current depth charts and point out a few players you may be able to pick up on the cheap. These might be guys you want to target in trades before the season starts or they may allow you to trade away a stud for draft picks or points if they are on your roster. I am basing this on half-PPR leagues.

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Carlos Hyde (RB – KC)
I am a Carlos Hyde truther, but I’ve watched a lot of his games and the dude can play. He had a lousy situation in San Francisco (pre-Shanahan), a coach who seemed bent on proving he could make any RB productive (Shanahan), and then was traded from Cleveland before that offense was humming last year. Damien Williams is apparently a lock for Canton now, but he has 11 fewer receptions than Hyde (in 10 more games). I feel that both backs will be productive in this offense and Hyde is definitely the cheaper option currently. He has never been in a situation even close to this promising before and knows it is his best (and possibly last) chance to make a name for himself.

D’Onta Foreman (RB – HOU)
Another RB with a write-off season, Foreman found the rehab process from an Achilles tear predictably tough, although he was able to get on the field towards the end of the season. He has reportedly shown up in tremendous shape this year and is cutting and running much faster according to his coaches (his Instagram videos back that claim). Bill O’Brien has said all the right things about Foreman and Lamar (Rasputin) Miller has held onto the number one job longer than most thought he could. The Achilles injury will haunt him until he proves otherwise, but it is a huge factor in how successful he’ll be in his first year back. Houston let Alfred Blue walk and if the Texans don’t draft a running back early (or at all), I predict a breakout season.

DaeSean Hamilton (WR – DEN)
Hamilton was definitely eased into the lineup last year after being a fourth-round draft pick, but he became a regular part of the game plan towards the end of the season. With 38 targets in his last four games, Denver was clearly comfortable counting on the rookie to contribute in the passing game. With the late-season trade of Demaryius Thomas and the Achilles injury to Emmanuel Sanders, Hamilton has a great shot at continuing his front line presence with the Broncos. He and Courtland Sutton could be the new starting WRs as early as this year, and for many seasons to come.

Allen Robinson (WR – CHI)
Robinson’s talent and situation can easily sponsor a debate. You can look at his 1,400-yard season in Jacksonville (with 14 TDs) and his playoff game against the Eagles last year (10 catches, 143 yards, and a TD) and argue he is a true number one receiver. Others may say there are too many mouths to feed in Chicago and his QB is still a work in process. I think Trubisky will quickly become a very good quarterback in this system, and I fail to see anyone else on this roster as talented as Robinson. He will be a year removed from his knee injury and more comfortable in this system (as will his QB). I think that playoff game was a tell and you should scoop up Robinson in your league.


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