2012 Dynasty Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet
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Maybe Tennessee doesn’t seem like the most attractive landing spot to target a future starter at quarterback for your dynasty team, but it’s time to take a closer look at Jake Locker. With the addition of Kendall Wright, this team is loaded with young receiving talent.
Factor in Chris Johnson’s struggles from a year ago, and it seems reasonable to believe Tennessee has told us by the selection of Wright (projects as a dominant slot receiver) that they see the future as being a heavy pass first team.
Johnson only weighs in around 200 pounds and was considered more of a dynamic change of pace back when he came out of college. While Jeff Fisher ran the hell out of him in his early years, it’s probably best for the Titans to limit his carries to around 220 on the year and use him out of the backfield for 60 plus receptions.
Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer is better suited for a passing attack as his background is working with quarterbacks.
At this time, Locker and Matt Hasselbeck are receiving a 50 / 50 split in snaps with the first team, clearly a sign that Locker is pressing for the starting job. Why not, Locker excelled in his limited action last year, almost leading the Titans to a victory over the Saints.
My Recent Dynasty Draft
In a recent 16 team dynasty league draft I’ve partaken in this summer, I selected Tony Romo as my starter, hoping I could snag Locker in the tenth round. Because I failed to acquire Locker (went just in front of me), I paid the price by giving up my first-round pick next year (rookie draft), for Ryan Tannehill.
If you should happen to wait for a quarterback in a new dynasty league, or you happen to have an older veteran like Romo, it’s advisable to target Locker as a backup, or try to work a trade in your league for him.
The future is bright for Locker, and while he needs to prove he can play with structure from the pocket, he has the weapons around him to be a future top ten fantasy quarterback, and for an extended amount of time.
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