Roster management has quickly become one of my favorite aspects of dynasty football. The concept of running a team year-round, crafting it and tweaking it to my liking, and scoring big on off-season trades is just as fun as the in-season thrill of weekly matchups.
I am working on being more aggressive this offseason. There is one player I have come to love throughout the last few months that I will be aggressively targeting in dynasty leagues this offseason, despite the fact that his price is on the rise: Deebo Samuel.
I appreciate the articles and research that highlight players that can be acquired for cheap. I’m always a fan of “buying low” and securing value at every position that I can. However, I am also getting better at going after players I like and believe in. It’s okay to pay up for talent, and that’s what I think you should do with Samuel.
Samuel’s Rookie Year In Review
Samuel, a second-round rookie and the third wide receiver drafted in 2019, had an erratic seven weeks to open his NFL career. He topped 20 PPR points in one game and totaled just over 17 PPR points in his other four games. He missed one game due to injury (groin) and the San Francisco 49ers also had an early bye week.
His first five games (Weeks 1-7) are represented by his “In Split” rankings while his last 10 games (Weeks 8-17) are represented by his “Out of Split” rankings.