2020 Offseason Moves ‘Tournament’ (AFC South)
This year, for judging the offseason, now that we are through the bulk of free agency (and pre-Draft), we’re going to rank the team’s offseason moves within their divisions #1 (best) through #4 (worst). One division each day.
The best team (in our judgement) moving on to the final four of their conference, where we’ll rank those winners until we get to the final two (the Super Bowl matchup of the offseason moves) and then crowning one ‘the best’ team of the offseason…and the same finding single ‘worst’ team of the offseason.
Looking at each team’s adds and losses together in one spot is often eye opening on just what certain teams really accomplished for the upcoming season. We’ll rank them and add some positive or mocking commentary all the way through...there are some teams that…that…I have no idea what they are doing.
And we’re looking at JUST the impact to 2020’s chase – 2021 draft picks or contract logic doesn’t matter. We’re just looking at a +/- player or talent impact to the 2020 cause.
Today we look at: the AFC South
1) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Key adds: Philip Rivers, Xavier Rhodes, DeForest Buckner
Key losses: #13 draft pick, Eric Ebron, Pierre Desir
Net pos./neg./neutral: POSITIVE impact
Commentary: The much-needed bump at QB alone makes this a winning offseason. Buckner for a #13 is quite an all-in gamble, considering ‘costs’, but it appears the Colts smell blood in the water/know they have one shot with Rivers and need players now. They had a plan and followed it pretty well – get better via veterans for right now because tomorrow may not be available for the staff/GM if things don’t improve fast.
2) HOUSTON TEXANS
Key adds: David Johnson, #40 draft pick, Randall Cobb, Eric Murray
Key losses: DeAndre Hopkins, D.J. Reader, Carlos Hyde
Net pos./neg./neutral: POSITIVE/NEUTRAL impact
Commentary: They lose a great/top WR, but they gain a great/top RB…but they would be better with the WR. They could afford to lose Reader and a #40 pick is so valuable…picks #30-50 are better than top 25 picks in the big picture/business sense. It’s flat to slight improvement…depending upon healthy DJ and what they get at #40.
3) TENNESSEE TITANS
Key adds: Vic Beasley
Key losses: Jack Conklin, Marcus Mariota, Jurrell Casey, Delanie Walker, Dion Lewis, Cameron Wake, Ryan Succop, Tajae Sharpe
Net pos./neg./neutral: NEGATIVE impact
Commentary: When you look at it all listed out, it’s scary. Lost a top OL, some D-Line, and veteran RB, and you’re falling down at kicker. To offset, they add a failed pass rusher. They lost a lot of names, but Conklin is the only one that really matters.
4) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Key adds: Joe Schobert, Rashaan Melvin, Tyler Eifert, #118 draft pick, #140 draft pick, #170 draft pick
Key losses: Nick Foles, Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye
Net pos./neg./neutral: NEGATIVE impact
Commentary: The Jags clearly made sweeping rebuilding moves…three all-star level players from the past 1-3 years were booted to acquire three middle round draft picks. It’s brilliant for a rebuild, but just judging 2020…this is a massive step back.
-- The Colts and their new QB move on the AFC Final Four ‘winners’, while the tanking Jags move on to the Final Four ‘losers’ bracket.
2020 Dynasty Offseason/Best Ball Reports and Rankings Are Constantly Adjusting To All The Changes!
It’s time for season #2 of our last season’s debut subscription…Dynasty Offseason/Best Ball.
I created Dynasty offseason as a way to communicate rankings/valuations on (500+) existing players (and also 400+ IDPs) for Dynasty and Keeper planning purposes (trades, etc.) as well as getting the jump on Best Ball/MFL drafts that begin in February and run all the rest of the year.
The fastest growing success percentage/money earning with FFM scouting/rankings/etc. is in those Best Ball/MFLs – draft a deep roster and forget it until the season begins, and then just watch the results…no lineup settings, no trading. Just pay to compete, out-draft everyone else, and try and cash in on our early/better read on things.
Dynasty Offseason subscriptions will be available when College Football Metrics begins (1/3/20), and you can purchase as a combo or just individually the one you want/need. However, the Dynasty Offseason rankings, etc., will not kickoff until right after the Super Bowl (articles and reports will post in January but player rankings/mock drafts not until past the Super Bowl)…and then we pile in material daily/weekly until opening day of the new NFL season.
If you were not a part of the Dynasty Offseason program last year, I will have more details on it on my playoff game recaps in 2020 and some additional explanation on Best Ball/MFL leagues, how to get started in them, how they work, etc. – if you’re not doing Best Ball/MFLs…you are missing out.
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