Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Colts 16, Jaguars 13


  • Receiver Donte Moncrief continues to be the best Colts receiver with six catches for 75 yards. He should be considered a WR2 in dynasty ranks going forward.
  • Despite just turning 32, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson continues to rack up the tackles with 17 more. He has 47 on the season and should be considered a LB1 in dynasty IDP formats.


  • Blake Bortles had a decent day against a porous defense with 298 yards and a touchdown but it took him 50 pass attempts to get there. He’s still way down the QB2 tier.
  • In a positive development, rookie running back T.J. Yeldon had 105 yards on 22 carries for his best game of his career. He should still be considered no higher than a RB2 for dynasty purposes.
  • Safety Johnathan Cyprien had a huge day with 14 tackles and a fumble recovery. Cyprien has battled injuries in the past but, when healthy, he’s a low-end DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Giants 24, Bills 10


  • Eli Manning had another decent outing with 212 passing yards and three touchdowns to go with one interception. Eli will always be a middle-tier QB2 in dynasty formats but could have good days with Odell Beckham in the mix.
  • Speaking of, ODB had just five catches for 38 yards on 12 targets. Beckham’s rookie year was always seen as a fluke but he was still expected to be a WR1. You can’t say that one month into his sophomore season.


  • Rookie running back Karlos Williams had just 40 yards on 18 carries but with the Giants ahead big for most of the game, there was no need to run the ball for Buffalo. Williams will do better.
  • Tight end Charles Clay continued his roll with nine catches for 111 yards on 13 targets. Without Sammy Watkins, Clay was Tyrod Taylors favorite target but he could enter the low-end TE1 conversation with more performances like this.
  • Safety Corey Graham had 13 tackles and a sack in another DB1 performance. He’s had double-digit tackles in three straight games and should be considered a good DB in IDP dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Redskins 23, Eagles 20


  • Running back Alfred Morris was still the lead back with 17 carries but Matt Jones had 7 while Chris Thompson had 6. The best dynasty prospect is still Jones just don’t expect a lot of production this year.
  • Receiver Pierre Garçon had another quiet, but solid, outing with seven catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. He’s averaged six catches this season which would put him on pace for almost 100. He could still be a serviceable WR4 in most formats.


  • They might not have won but the Eagles got a good performance from quarterback Sam Bradford who went 15 of 28 for 270 yards and three touchdowns. Those are QB1 numbers in any format if Bradford stays in Philadelphia after this season.
  • Jordan Matthews led the team in targets with eight but only caught three of them for 50 yards. It’s possible the hype on Matthews was much more than the reality.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bears 22, Raiders 20


  • Jay Cutler had a decent day with 281 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. He’s still nowhere close to a QB1.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Forte keeps producing with 91 yards rushing plus for four catches for 64 yards. He’s still one of the more reliable running backs in dynasty but we still might sell high before it’s too late. Once he loses his job, he’ll lose it for good.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a great game with 11 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. As the best receiving threat in Chicago, Bennett is in the middle TE1 conversation right now and should be considered a low-end TE1 in dynasty ranks.


  • Derek Carr had another inefficient game with 196 yards on 33 attempts but did have two touchdowns. He will never be a QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Running back Latavius Murray had just 49 yards on 16 carries and was apparently benched because of a fumble. This won’t help his already shaky RB2 status.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Falcons 48, Texans 21


  • It was the Devonta Freeman show (again) with 68 yards rushing and three touchdowns plus five catches for 81 yards. He’s playing with RB1 numbers at the moment but we’d still hold off on that assessment in dynasty rankings.
  • In the passing game, it was Leonard Hankerson who had the big day with six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Hankerson has officially passed Roddy White on the depth chart and is a solid WR4 in dynasty circles.


  • The only real performance to speak of was DeAndre Hopkins with nine catches for 157 yards on an incredible 22 targets. He’s literally the only positive on the Texans offense this year and a legit low-end WR1 in dynasty formats.
  • On defense, J.J. Watt was still effective with four tackles, a sack and two passes defended. He’s the top IDP player in any dynasty format.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bengals 36, Chiefs 21


  • Andy Dalton had another solid day with 321 yards and a touchdown. We’ve never considered him a QB1 but with more weeks like this he might be.
  • The running game continues to lead the Bengals with Gio Bernard going for 62 yards and a touchdown and Jeremy Hill with 40 yards and three touchdowns. Both are weekly RB2 options but, as long as the other is healthy, will never be RB1 material.
  • After his first 100-tackle season last year, Vincent Rey continues to be a tackle machine with 15 today. For non-big play leagues, Rey is borderline LB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.


  • Running back Jamaal Charles piled up the yards again with 75 yards rushing and 70 more receiving. If it wasn’t for his age, he could make a claim as the top dynasty running back.
  • Receiver Jeremy Maclin had another big game although it was mostly in garbage time. After going for 141 receiving yards last week, Maclin went for 148 to go with 11 catches. If the Chiefs keep falling behind, Maclin could see some value.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Panthers 37, Buccaneers 23


  • Cam Newton continues to produce despite the lack of talent around him. He had only 124 passing yards but had two touchdowns through the air plus another 51 yards rushing. I have seen the light and it’s Newton. He’s a bona fide, elite QB1 in dynasty.
  • The only other standout performance would be linebacker Thomas Davis with 11 tackles and one interception. He’s a solid LB1 option in IDP dynasty leagues and should have at least 2-3 years left.


  • Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was bad with 287 passing yards and two touchdowns but four interceptions. Winston has to cut down the turnovers if he’s going to be a QB1.
  • Doug Martin had a nice bounce back game with 106 yards and a touchdown plus five catches for 37 yards. It was his best game of the year but we’d like to see a few more games like this to make Martin a reliable RB2.
  • Veteran receiver Vincent Jackson had a huge day with 10 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. Jackson continues to be steady as a WR3 in dynasty leagues but you may want to sell high.