It is important, especially in dynasty, not to judge a book by its cover or even the first chapter. What if I told you that a wide receiver who has 4.73 speed and finished as the WR102 in 2020 would be one of the best steals in dynasty? This may sound very far-fetched, but sometimes opportunity present itself in mysterious ways. Look no further next year than Quintez Cephus.
“Quintez Cephus? Who?”
The Detroit Lions selected Quintez Cephus with the 166th pick in the fifth round out of Wisconsin. During his college career in 37 games (18 starts) – he 93 receptions for 1496 yards and 13 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Cephus didn’t get much opportunity in his rookie season to shine. In 13 games (two games started) Cephus posted 20 receptions on 35 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Besides the first game of the season where he saw 10 targets, he never saw more than four targets the rest of the season. The Lions used Cephus mainly as an outside receiver and downfield target with an average depth of target of 14.7 yards.
“Last Lion Standing”
Cephus is the benefactor of being one of the few receivers on contract in the 2021 season. Wide receivers Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola are all free agents after this season. The Lions may not bring any of them back. Even if only one receiver leaves in free agency, it will open up opportunities for more playing time and targets for Cephus. Stafford will hopefully be back with the Lions in 2021, which will only increase Cephus’s overall dynasty value.
Cephus’s present value is around a mid-to-late third round pick. According to DLF, his overall ADP is 152.67 and overall ranking is 202.67. I would be looking to acquire him given the fact that all signs point to him being more heavily involved in the offense going forward. It’s worth taking a minimal risk to hopefully pay big dividends.
Credits: Fantasy Pros, Pro-football Reference, Dynasty League Football, Rotowire,