Daily Dynasty Update – December 31st

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – December

Be sure to check out the latest dynasty wide receiver rankings here

  • No changes at the top as the top seven stay the same: Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, Brandon Marshall, and Randall Cobb all stay the same.
  • The big risers include Josh Gordon (8), Antonio Brown (14), and Alshon Jeffery (22). All had the skill it was just a matter of putting it together. There should be no doubt heading in to 2014.
  • The only real drop was Marques Colston (47) which primarily is age. Any receiver in New Orleans is bound to be limited by the in-house competition.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Eagles squeak by Cowboys, 24-22

  • Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was his usual, efficient self going 17 of 26 for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Foles could be a top-1o dynasty quarterback heading in to 2014.
  • Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ran wild (again) with 131 yards on 27 carries. With his combination of age, skill, and opportunity, there’s simply no better option at running back in dynasty rankings.
  • Cowboys tight end Jason Witten showed he had some fight left, catching 12 passes for 135 yards. Despite his age, Witten is still a top five tight end in dynasty rankings ahead of 2014.
  • Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher had two more sacks to give him 11 on the year in a surprisingly good fantasy year. However, Hatcher will be 32 next year and the Cowboys scheme is up in the air. It would be best to avoid. 

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – 49ers edge Cardinals, 23-20

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his second 300-yard game of the season, going 21 of 34 for 310 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 24 yards rushing. Hopefully it’s just the momentum he needs heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went 28 of 49 for 407 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Palmer will be a low-end QB2 for the next year or two before hanging it up.
  • Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 113 yards to end another disappointing season. Michael Floyd’s emergence contributed but you have to wonder if Fitz’s days of being a WR1 are over. It might be time to consider a trade package for Fitz.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman capped his incredible season with 10 tackles, a sack, and an interception. Bowman filled the stat sheet all year and should be your top-rated linebacker heading in to 2014 dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Seahawks thrash Rams, 27-9

  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 15 of 23 for 172 yards and a touchdown. He’s not flashy but he’s consistent and would be an ideal QB2 in 2014.
  • Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had a decent day with 97 yards on 23 carries. Lynch finishes the year with over 1,200 yards and will be a low-end RB1 in dynasty leagues in 2014.
  • Seahawks receiver Golden Tate had a nice sendoff with eight catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. The pending  free agent will be just 26 next year and could land in a more pass-happy offense. If so, his stock will rise.
  • Rams defensive end had another sack, giving him 19 for the year and solidifying his place at the top of the defensive lineman rankings in IDP dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Chargers edge Chiefs, 27-24 (OT)

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had another good day, going 22 of 33 for 229 yards and three touchdowns and an interception. If offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt returns, Rivers is a decent QB2 next year.
  • Chargers running back Ryan Mathews continues his resurgence with 144 rushing yards to go along with two catches for 11 yards. Mathews stock will skyrocket heading in to 2014 and will be considered a RB2.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen led the team with eight targets, five catches and 89 yards. Allen has easily been the best rookie receiver in 2013 and should be considered a high-end WR2 in dynasty circles in 2014.
  • Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o had a career-high 10 tackles to cap a rather disappointing season after being banged up early on. He might be a decent buy-low candidate.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Saints destroy Buccaneers, 42-17

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an indoor Brees day, going 24 of 31 for 381 yards and four touchdowns. Brees will continue to be a top three dynasty quarterback in 2014.
  • Saints running back Khiry Robinson ran for 50 yards on a season-high 12 carries. Robinson is an intriguing dynasty prospect especially if Mark Ingram doesn’t return.
  • Buccaneers rookie tight end Tim Wright ended 2013 with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Wright has some upside heading in to 2014 after coming out of nowhere to be a reliable option for rookie Mike Glennon.
  • Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn had an impressive 10 tackles to go along with another sack. Clayborn will be just 26 heading in to 2014 and should be a decent DL2.