NFL defensive schemes and roles are changing to accommodate more versatile, explosive players like Arizona’s hybrid Deone Bucannon and LA’s Mark Barron. Likewise in the 2016 NFL Draft, there is an exciting play maker with NFL blood lines (related to Jordan Cameron, Manti Te’o, and former Bengals great David Fulcher) that has some similarities to those hybrid players, former Trojan defender Su’a Cravens. I reviewed his 2015 games against Washington, Stanford, California, Notre Dame, and his 2014 game against Nebraska to get a better idea of the skills and attributes this young man will bring to the next level. Here are my thoughts:
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This is the final installment of my full disclosures of my dynasty fantasy football teams. My team, Ivanka Trumps All, is coming off its first title in 2013 and looking for more championships. This is my longest running league that started in 2010. The league began as a local NYC league with my friend Derek aka Swoop as the commissioner several years earlier. He was a member of my old Anakin’s Dynasty League (which lasted five years earlier) and liked the dynasty concept. Only about half of his New York league mates wanted to make the jump to a dynasty fantasy football league, so Swoop and I ended up mixing his local friends and several of my online friends to form this 12 team league. You can find the league here:http://www19.myfantasyleague.com/2014/home/49187#0
This is a “starter IDP league”. Sometimes new IDP players are nervous about trying different things, so this league only starts four IDP positions: 1-2 LBs, 1-2 DLs, and 1-2 DBs with tackle heavy scoring. I attempt every year to get more defensive players added to no avail. On offense the starting lineup looks like: 1 QB, 1-3 RBs, 1-3 WRs, 1-3 TEs (6 starters between RB/WR/TE), and 1 K. All touchdowns are worth 6pts and the PPR concept stagers with 1pt for running backs, 1.25 for wide receivers, and 1.5 for tight ends. There are also bonuses for certain thresh holds: 5pts for 100 yards rushing or receiving (not combined) and 5pts for 300 yards passing. During the regular season, the rosters drop to 30 regular spots and four taxi squad slots for rookies and injured players listed as doubtful or worse.
QBs- Tony Romo, Andy Dalton, Josh McCown, AJ McCarron (start 1)
Romo, when healthy, is a good starter who seems to get to 300 yards a lot with their porous defense. I picked up Dalton in a trade last year and am ok with him as a backup, but I don’t trust him or McCarron much. McCown helped carry me last season when Cutler got hurt and will only stay on this team if he is starting.