Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Colts destroy Jaguars, 37-3

  • BREAKING NEWS – Blaine Gabbert is still not good.
  • FOLLOW UP – Trent Richardson may not be either after averaging 3.0 YPC. Maybe Jim Brown was right?
  • Luckily, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had more targets (9-6) and catches (5-3) than Darrius Heyward-Bey. It appears the Colts finally realized the error of their ways.
  • Colts tight end Coby Fleener had five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. He continues to take full advantage of the injury to Dwayne Allen. 
  • Colts linebacker Robert Mathis had three more sacks. Depending on your situation, Mathis is a valuable commodity that could either help you to a championship this year or one you could trade for an asset. His 7.5 sacks through four games is impressive in any league.
  • One bright spot for Jacksonville continues to be Paul Posluszny. He had nine more tackles and a pass defended. At just 28, Poz is a LB1 in any league and should be for 3-4 more years. 
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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Seattle escapes Houston, 23-20 (OT)

  • The Texans made a point to give it to Arian Foster who had 27 carries and six receptions. Backup running back Ben Tate had only seven carries and one catch.  Don’t be deterred – Tate will still get his. Now would be a perfect opportunity to pick him off for your dynasty team next year.
  • On the other side of the field, neither of Seattle’s young running backs saw the field a lot either. Robert Turbin had just three carries while Christine Michael had nothing. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Seattle as to who is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch. Be cautious with both.
  • No Seattle receiver has separated themselves as far as targets. Golden Tate and Sidney Rice each had five, while Doug Baldwin had four. That is a situation to avoid for now and later.
  • Houston Tight End Garrett Graham had five catches on six targets. While three years younger (27) than incumbent Owen Daniels (30), Graham won’t get nearly as many looks unless Matt Schaub attempts 49 passes every game.
  • Houston linebacker Whitney Mercilus busted out with 2.5 sacks. The 2012 first rounder started  the season as the starter and should be looked at on the waiver wire if you’re low on sacks.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – 49ers bounce back against Rams, 35-11

  • San Francisco finally went back to Frank Gore and, lo and behold, it worked! He went off for 153 yards. It’s hard to see Gore not being around to see his contract through 2014. Marcus Lattimore dynasty owners might have to wait.
  • Vernon Davis didn’t have a spectacular night but still caught a touchdown. It continues to boggle the mind that the 49ers don’t utilize him more in the passing game. It also doesn’t bode well for the chances of young tight ends Vance McDonald and Chris Harper to be productive under the current regime.
  • Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is going to pass the ball. A lot. He had 41 attempts last night with four receivers getting eight targets or more. Now, if they could just catch them…
  • On the flip side, the Rams will NOT be running the ball this year. See our report in the daily dynasty update.
  • 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite stepped in for Patrick Willis last night and had seven tackles. With the 49ers ability to pick up linebackers and develop them into IDP studs, keep an eye on Wilhoite.

Daily Dynasty Update – September 27th

Happy hour is only a few hours away. Oh, and the 49ers look normal again. Who knew running the ball was a recipe for success?

  • Rams running back Isaiah Pead was a healthy scratch last night yet Zac Stacy didn’t have a single carry. Benny Cunningham ended up spelling Daryl Richardson. Apparently just because the Rams had three running backs in the beginning of the season doesn’t mean they had three worth taking in dynasty fantasy. Look for Cunningham on deeper waiver wires.
  • Bucs (now) backup quarterback Josh Freeman would like a trade. I’d also like a million dollars but it won’t happen. Freeman’s cap number is way too big for a backup/middling starter. He’ll be in Tampa until the end of the season and will begin the path of a journeyman quarterback.
  • The Jaguars have officially designated Denard Robinson as a wide receiver. Still won’t matter as Robinson has yet to break out and is on a bad team.
  • Dallas rookie receiver Terrance Williams will get the start Sunday if Miles Austin can’t go. In that offense, the 2nd receiver will get more opportunities than most. Williams is also young and cheap which means he could be in Dallas for a while. He’d be worth a stash in deep dynasty leagues.

Daily Dynasty Update – September 26th

Everybody’s working for the weekend…

Don’t forget 49ers-Rams tonight and check back here tomorrow for Friday’s dynasty update.

Daily Dynasty Update – September 25th

  • Tampa Bay has named Mike Glennon quarterback going forward. Josh Freeman is officially done. If you’re quarterback starved, here’s an in-season option.
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is headed to rehab and will be out for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, Smith can rebound and return to football very soon.
  • Lions receiver Ryan Broyles will be getting more attention in the wake of Nate Burleson’s injury. He’ll still man the slot in the pass-happy Lions offense and still quite young. He’s on the dynasty radar.
  • Speaking of Detroit, they’ve asked about Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon in a trade. Gordon in the Lions offense would be dynamite. His stock skyrocketed thanks to his big day Sunday but keep an eye on him if the price drops.
  • Patriots receiver Danny Amendola is progressing well. Now would be the time to buy-low from someone tired of Amendola’s injury shenanigans. He is a dynamic player when healthy but that seems to be a 50/50 proposition.

Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Denver beats Oakland, 37-21

  • Peyton Manning did Peyton Manning things, throwing for 374 yards and three touchdowns all while going 32/37 on pass attempts. He’s one of those where age doesn’t matter in fantasy, he may win you a championship by himself.
  • The three-headed monster also known as Denver’s running game had carries of 12 (Knowshon Moreno), 11 (Montee Ball), and 9 (Ronnie Hillman). Hillman won this round with 66 yards. Ball wasn’t far behind at 61 but did have a late fumble. Ball is still the better dynasty prospect as they used the higher draft pick but nothing is certain there.
  • Oakland defensive end Lamarr Houston continues to be a bright spot with a sack and forced fumble. Houston is an underrated end that has some big play potential as one of the only talents on the Oakland defense and would make a fine DL2 on your dynasty fantasy team.
  • On the other hand, Oakland running back Darren McFadden had nine yards on 12 carries. He’s off the dynasty map until further notice.