Dynasty Experts Q and A: 2017 Offseason Week 5

Each and every week we will ask our dynasty experts several questions regarding fantasy football. Our expert panel will answer anything you throw at them. We’ll look at buy-low and sell-high players along with trade questions we receive during the week from our followers as well as other general dilemmas and draft questions. Here we go:
1.) Matt Ryan or Tom Brady who has better Fantasy game in Super Bowl LI?

Michael Goins – Without question Matt Ryan has had as complete of a season as one could ask from a quarterback and I expect him to find his receivers in SB LI. Having said that, Brady is returning to the grounds of which he is all too familiar. I foresee Brady engineering his team with surgical precision and narrowly besting Ryan in their statistical battle.

Brian Hawkes – The Patriots defense has played an unbelievably easy schedule versus QBs this year…Here’s the list: C. Palmer, R. Tannehill, B. Osweiller (2), C. Whitehurst, A. Dalton, L. Jones, T. Taylor (2), R. Wilson, C. Kaepernick, R. Fitzpatrick (2), J. Goff, J. Flacco, T. Siemien, M. Moore, B. Roethlisberger; They haven’t seen a QB in Ryan’s class. I’ll take Matt Ryan as the Patriots finally play a top tier QB, and aren’t able to shut down all aspects of the dynamic Falcons offense.

Josh Johnson – I believe the Pats will deploy a “ball control” gameplan. This means Brady’s downfield chances will be limited and a bowling ball named Blount will see a majority touch share. In turn the Falcons will be playing from behind and Ryan should put the ball up 40 to 45 times. So give me Ryan (30 of 44 for 328 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT) to outperform Brady (20 of 29 for 221 yards 2 TDs). Pats still win 27-23.

Shaun Laibe – I’m with Josh here on the New England game plan to play “keep away” from Matt Ryan and the league’s best offense.  We are going to see a lot of Lagarette Blount, Dion Lewis, and James White, while sprinkling in dinks and dunks to Julian Edelman.  This strategy might win that game for the Pats, but is not great for Brady’s fantasy point output.  Ryan should wind up with a great game statistically regardless, especially if New England gets out to an early lead. 

2.) Julio Jones or Julian Edelman or ? will have the best PPR Fantasy game in Super Bowl LI?

Michael Goins – An unstoppable force meets a consistently productive target. I believe ball control will be NE’s favored plan of attack thus lessening the the Ryan-Jones impact. As a result, I expect the unheralded Edelman (at least in this WR1 match-up) to out point Jones in receptions if not both receptions and yards.

Brian Hawkes – I’ll take Julio here. For the reason’s noted above, I think Matt Ryan will have a nice game and the freakish Julio will not be contained on the biggest stage of his life.

Josh Johnson – Julio doesn’t need to have a monster game for the Falcons to win. Edelman really doesn’t either but his experience level and the moment will require his servitude. Give me Edelman (10 receptions for 97 yards and a TD) slightly over Julio (5 receptions for 71 yards and 2 TDs).

Shaun Laibe – I have to go with Julio here.  When you look at the season statistics, Jones (83/1,409/6) outpaced Edelman (98/1,106/5) by a wide margin on a per reception basis. Edelman will most likely be targeted over and over, but Julio’s ability to turn a 10 yard slant into an 80 yard TD gives him the advantage here.

3.) Pick one defensive player who will score a TD in Super Bowl LI?

Michael Goins – A constant rush up the middle is an ideal way to cause problems for Matt Ryan and Atlantas high flying offense. Thus, protecting the pigskin will be optimum for the Falcon offense. A unlikely turn of events could very well lead to a Patriot defensive score as Ryan tries to force the ball to Jones. As a result, an Oskie or straight up pick could wind up in the hands of FS Devin McCourty for a pick 6.

Brian Hawkes – The statue Tom Brady gets blasted from his blind side by the force that is Vic Beasley. Beasley adds to his forced fumble total and picks up the loose ball for a return TD. 

Josh Johnson – Just a breath after the two minute warning of quarter number two. The Falcons have the ball at midfield, its 3rd & 8, Matty Ice needs to make a play and get some points to go into halftime with some crucial momentum. Its a two TE set, Julio and Sanu are both split to Ryan’s right (Sanu in the slot vs Logan Ryan), Julio looks to get pressed by Malcolm Butler, Coleman’s in the backfield. The snap: Its a seven step drop, both TEs stay in to block, Coleman darts towards the sticks but McCoutry sniffs it out and takes away the angle. Julio pushes through and looks to have a step on Butler as he runs a vertical pattern along the side line. Sanu runs an angle route, five yards in, he angles towards the middle of field then cuts outside just behind Julio. Logan Ryan is in his hip pocket but Matty Ice thinks he can squeeze it in for the first down and Sanu will get out of bounds to stop the clock. Wrong! Logan Ryan turns to see the ball in mid-flight, he shifts his shoulders, the ball zaps him in the sterum (the throw was slighty rushed thanks to some ravenous pressure by Trey Flowers), it bounes up in the air a few feet, he rips it down and sees nothing but daylight as he goes 56 yards to the house. 

Shaun Laibe – Vic Beasley led Atlanta with 15.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles.  If anyone is going to scored a defensive touchdown in this game, my money is on him.

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