- Fantasy-wise, this game was about Josh Gordon who had 237 yards on 14 catches. That is all.
- On the other side of the field, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown had six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be a WR1 option week-in and week-out.
- Teammate Heath Miller continues to be one of Big Ben’s most popular targets, finishing second to Brown. Miller is vastly underrated and is a solid TE2 in dynasty leagues.
- Browns safety T.J. Ward continues to play solid IDP football with nine tackles, two of those for a loss. Ward had over 100 tackles in his only 16-game season and his on his way again this year. As long as he’s healthy, Ward is a DB1.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Packers, Vikings tie
- Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy had his third 100-yard effort with 110 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. He also added six catches for 48 yards. He’ll continue to succeed in the high-powered Green Bay offense.
- Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted 11 times and hauled in eight of them for 54 yards. Hopefully the targets continue and Patterson can get more work in before the 2014 campaign.
- Packers safety Morgan Burnett had another 12-tackle game to give him 62 in his injury-shortened year. He still might get to 100 tackles while missing almost 1/3 of the season.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Chargers outlast Chiefs, 41-38
- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had an outstanding day, going 27 of 39 for 392 yards and three touchdowns and zero turnovers. Rivers continues his renaissance connecting on 71% of his passes and an 8+ YPA. You could do worse with your QB2 this year and beyond.
- Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles continued his efficient play with 115 yards on just 14 carries, two touchdowns and added four catches for 42 yards. Charles is close to being the top-rated running back in dynasty circles.
- Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen continued his successful rookie season with nine catches for 124 yards. He’ll be viewed as a WR2 going forward.
- Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry had a solid outing with eight tackles, a pass defended and a sack. He’ll continue to be a DB1.
Dynasty Fantasy Football – Week 12 – Rams beat up on Bears,
- Bears running back Matt Forte had another good outing with 77 yards rushing and seven catches for 40 yards. He also escaped what looked like could be a serious injury.
- The Rams running attacked looked impressive as well. Rookie Zac Stacy ran well again, taking 12 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. After getting concussed, Benny Cunningham tacked on 109 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. You’re looking at the Rams running back rotation for 2014.
- Bears receiver Brandon Marshall had a great day with 10 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. Marshall is closing in on another 1,000 yard, 10 touchdown campaign.
- Rams rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree had a team-high 11 tackles with a pass defended. It was a nice bounce back game for Ogletree whose production tapered off in recent weeks.
- Rams defensive lineman Robert Quinn was a force with four tackles, a sack, a pass defended and a forced fumble then recovery then touchdown. Quinn is a legit DL1 in all formats.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Panthers slip by Dolphins, 20-16
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had an impressive game against a tough defense going 28 of 42 for 310 yards and a touchdown (plus one interception). Tannehill isn’t a bad dynasty prospect but he hasn’t shown himself to be special.
- Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace drew a team-high 10 targets with five catches and 127 yards and a touchdown. Don’t be fooled as these games have been few and far between for Wallace. Unless there’s a regime change (which there very well could be) and a different scheme is introduced, Wallace will continue to peddle water.
- Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis followed up his 17 tackle game with six more and a sack, a tackle for a loss and a pass defended. At 30 years old and signed to a (relatively) cheap contract, Davis is not a bad LB3 option.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Bucs surprise Lions, 24-21
- Bucs rookie quarterback Mike Glennon continues his impressive run, going 14 of 21 for 247 yards, an 11.8 YPA and two touchdowns with zero turnovers.
- A week after (allegedly) being benched for losing a fumble, Lions running back Reggie Bush was back to normal with 85 yards rushing and four catches for 17 yards.
- Lions receiver Nate Burleson picked up where he left off, catching seven passes for 77 yards. Burleson’s getting up there in age and has a pricey cap number next year but is a solid WR4 with WR3 upside when healthy and playing in Detroit.
- Lions rookie lineman Ezekiel Ansah had two sacks in his first action in a month. He’s a good one.
- Bucs linebacker Lavonte David led his team in tackles with 12 along with an interception and pass defended. He’s a bona fide LB1.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Ravens down Jets, 19-3
- Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith’s downward slide continues, going 9 of 22 for 127 yards, two interceptions and zero touchdowns and even lost a fumble. Smith’s stock will never be lower if you’re still interested.
- The Ravens running attack continues to struggle, averaging just 2.2 YPC between Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce. The Ravens need more playmakers on offense to take attention away from the run game otherwise Rice and Pierce will continue to get killed.
- Jets rookie defensive tackle continues to impress with an incredible (for an interior lineman) nine tackles and half sack. Richardson looks like another Geno Atkins which means a productive defensive tackle for dynasty leaguers, a feat almost as rare as unicorns.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Jaguars beat Texans, 13-6
- Texans quarterback Case Keenum’s downward trend continues. He went 18 of 34 for 169 yards, a 5.0 YPA, one interception and no touchdowns. Keenum started hot but hasn’t looked like the Texans quarterback of the future for weeks now.
- Texans running back Dennis Johnson filled in for the ice-cold Ben Tate, taking 13 carries for 74 yards and adding two catches for 13 yards. Johnson figures to be Arian Foster’s backup in Houston next year. You’d be wise now to try to pick off Johnson on the cheap.
- Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt had another great game, racking up nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. Watt’s quickly regained his All-Pro form after a slow start to the season.
- Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien had a solid outing with six tackles and his first (two) passes defended this year. Cyprien hasn’t had quite the year that was expected but he’s still young and has a ton of talent to produce. He could be had in your league on the cheap.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Saints edge Falcons, 17-13
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a good day, going 23 of 33 for 278 yards and two touchdowns with an 8+ YPA. Brees is a top three dynasty quarterback, regardless of age.
- Saints running back Pierre Thomas had a great day in place of Darren Sproles. Rushing for 73 yards on just 10 carries he added 57 yards on five receptions. This just shows how valuable a primary running back in New Orleans could be.
- Falcons receiver Harry Douglas continues to produce, drawing a team-high 11 targets for nine catches and 79 yards. It’s hard to say where Douglas fits in the 2014 Falcons plans but he’s making the most of his opportunity.
- Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was a beast with six tackles, 2.5 sacks, two tackles for a loss and even a pass defended. At 24, Jordan is a definitive DL1 in dynasty circles.
Daily Dynasty Update – November 21st
- The Raiders will start Matt McGloin at quarterback this Sunday. McGloin may still be available in a lot of leagues so it doesn’t hurt to get another commodity at the position, especially in two-quarterback leagues.
- Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson is having surgery to repair his LCL and is done for the season. It’s too bad because Hankerson has ability but in a run-first offense and now the third passing option at best, Hankerson’s prospects in Washington didn’t look bright. He can be dropped.
- Colts rookie linebacker Bjoern Werner will start at linebacker this week over suspended linebacker Erk Walden. Hopefully the first round pick can shine in a golden opportunity.
- Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will resume practicing which is great news. Hopefully Pitta can be back in time for 2014 and continue on a very promising career.