In the Dynasty Leagues, most of our investments are in rookies. This year has been extremely difficult due to the lockout. Players weren’t allowed to practice, get the playbook, or develop any chemistry with teammates. Would things have played out differently for some of our high hope LBs and DEs? Would Aldon Smith have been producing like this from week 1? Would Mason Foster have had a better grasp of NFL speeds? Would the Eagles have wasted 3 games with the Casey Matthews experiment? Who knows? But now we’re starting to see the talent of this year’s draft class rise to the top and sort of get a better feeling for who are going to be key IDP assets for the future. Every rookie has his ups and downs, trying to predict them is like predicting the weather. Last week Aldon Smith didn’t record a tackle against a team that gave up 10(!) sacks the week before. Am I panicking? No. Did it suck for fantasy owners? Absolutely. Every rush OLB or DE has the potential to give you a goose egg. Dwight Freeney has annually been the prime example of this. My “Buys” this week focus on 3 rookies and a veteran coming off an injury. The rookies are guys on the upswing who I feel should be added if you have an extra roster spot after all the bye weeks or a declining veteran. So let’s get to it.
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