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BSD Fantasy Draft Matchup: Marty vs. Dylan

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In the second matchup of our PSU B1G Era fantasy team playoff quarterfinals, Team Marty and Team Dylan square off

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Next up in the BSD Penn State Big Ten Era fantasy draft quarterfinals is a matchup between Marty and Dylan. You can see their rosters below, as well as their own respective takes on how their team will put themselves over the top.

Marty vs. Dylan

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Position Marty Dylan
Position Marty Dylan
QB Daryll Clark Trace McSorley
RB Journey Brown Larry Johnson
WR Freddie Scott Deon Butler
WR Derrick Williams Derek Moye
TE Mike Gesicki Jesse James
FLEX (W/R/T) Saeed Blacknall Bill Belton
OL Andre Johnson AQ Shipley
OL Goon Conlan Tyler Reed
OL Eric Cole Michal Menet
OL Ty Howle Greg Ransom
OL Brendan Mahon Steven Gonzalez
DE Deion Barnes Maurice Evans
DT Austin Johnson Anthony Zettel
DT Ollie Ogubu Lou Benfatti
DE Garrett Sickels Shaka Toney
LB LaVar Arrington Micah Parsons
LB Jason Cabinda Mike Hull
LB Aaron Collins Cam Wake
CB Justin King Bryan Scott
CB John Reid Grant Haley
S Nick Sukay Shawn Mayer
S Lamont Wade Malcolm Willis
K/P Jordan Stout Kevin Kelly

Marty’s Game Plan

Defensively, it’ll be all about the pass rush. I have a lot of concerns about my safeties, I’m confident in Justin King and John Reid containing Derek Moye and Deon Butler. I also have a ton of confidence in this pass rush.

Deion Barnes, Garrett Sickels, Austin Johnson, and LaVar Arrington will be an absolute challenge for any offensive line. But I view Dylan’s OL as a weakness for his team, which is another reason why I am confident in this pass rush.

Oh, and in an effort to neutralize Trace’s legs, Aaron Collins will have QB spy duties.

On offense, we will be running a RPO offense and looking to get the ball to play makers in space. Dylan’s secondary does not have anyone that can cover Derrick Williams and Freddie Scott is always sure handed. Mike Gesicki will be a matchup nightmare as well.

Journey Brown will be a workhorse for this bunch. My offensive line should maul people and open up holes for Brown to burst through. Brown will also be used in the passing game. Good luck stopping Brown and Daryll Clark on RPO runs behind this offensive line.

Dylan’s Game Plan:

I’ve never been great at game planning but here goes nothing...

With Trace McSorley, a majority of the offense is going to be RPO based and rightfully so. The RPO was Trace’s bread and butter and we’re going to use that to our advantage. Additionally, we’re going to rely quite a bit on some very quick reads and throws. While Derek Moye was always a nice deep threat, we’re going to take advantage of his size against Marty’s secondary with some shorter passes at times as well. We all know that Jesse James is in for one or two tough catches a games as well.

As we take advantage of the short plays that Marty’s team gives us, bigger plays will eventually open throughout the game and when those opportunities present themselves, we have a duo of wide receivers that are pretty sure handed and can make big plays happen.

In terms of using Larry Johnson, we’re going to certainly have our fair share of designed runs specifically targeting Garett Sickels side of the defensive line the most. We’re going to use Bill Belton to help offset any blitzes Marty may run as well serving as an emergency valve for Trace which will be needed sine my offensive line is certainly a weakness.

I know Marty likes his offensive line but having to go up against a defensive line like mine is a mighty task and when you count that someone like Micah Parsons will be blitzing quite a bit and its fair to say his offensive line will have their hand full. Parsons in my mind is the great equalizer. He can blitz, he can be a QB spy, he’s one of the better options in containing Journey Brown, and if needed he may be even do a good job covering Mike Gesicki.

Defensively, with a weak secondary, my front seven will have to get done a lot of the work and I love the potential. While I respect Marty’s offensive line, having any inside pair of Anthony Zettel and Lou Benfatti will present challenges which will allow Maurice Evans to clean up on one side while Shaka Toney lurks and is a cleanup guy on the other. We won’t always send Toney but when we do, we expect him to get home.

Poll

Which team will win between Team Marty and Team Dylan?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Marty
    (100 votes)
  • 45%
    Dylan
    (83 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now