Let's face it, dynasty is tough. Owners in leagues of all sizes and scoring systems are always looking for an edge over their competition. The goal of this article is to highlight a trio of linebackers, defensive linemen, and defensive backs that can either help you right away or represent good grab-and-stash adds. These players were found in at least one of my many leagues (some 12-team, some 14-team, some 16-team), representing a variety of scoring (standard, big play, etc.). I try to not be too reactive to big scoring occurring in the prior week, but sometimes those outbursts can't be ignored. Hopefully, these players represent good value for your dynasty teams moving forward!
Harvey Langi (NYJ): Following the departure of Avery Williamson, Langi's role has definitely expanded. So much so that he logged an impressive 9 solos last week while logging 95% of the defensive snaps. This is no fluke either - Week 1 when Williamson was out and Langi got his snaps, Langi logged 5 solos, an assist, and a pass breakup. He's 28 so his time is now, but the Jets' defense could certainly support two productive LBs fantasy-wise. C.J. Mosely will be back in 2021 but perhaps Langi will be the Robin to his Batman. Certainly worth grabbing, playing for the rest of 2020, and stashing for 2021 and beyond. This is a big opportunity play.
Tae Crowder (NYG): Those in big-play leagues: take note. Crowder, also known as Mr. Irrelevant from the 2020 NFL Draft, had an impressive Week 6 showing before landing on IR. Since most leagues have at least a handful of IR spots, why not add Crowder, sign him to a couple of years and throw him on IR? Don't waste a spot on DTS, but hold him to see if he can produce big plays in 2021 and beyond. He certainly has the look of a nice edge rusher who can also rack up a few tackles too.
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