Dynasty News, Week 17

A look at the recent fantasy news from a dynasty perspective

We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league. This is the last installment of the season. Thank you for joining us for the 2019 regular season. We will be back with another edition soon.

Not that the news was unexpected, but Adam Schefter was first to report on Matthew Stafford, “Lions placing QB Matthew Stafford on IR.” After carrying him on the active roster, the time was bound to come that Detroit wanted the roster spot to assess a young player at another position. It will be David Blough the rest of the year under center for the Lions. The undrafted rookie has played passably but profiles as a long-term NFL backup at this point.

After a week of “reports” stating how the Buccaneers were slated to franchise tag Jameis Winston, the quarterback responded with a litany of picks and a stinker of an outing in the ugly loss to the Texans. Yes, Tampa Bay is still likely to keep Winston for 2020, but we need to remember his gigantic weekly range of outcomes. In his defense, Winston was trying to do too much with his two best receivers, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, out for the season. Gaining an upgrade at the running back position will also help normalize the outcomes.

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