- Free agent linebacker Daryl Smith would like to return to Baltimore after filling the stat sheet in 2013. Playing like a LB1 with 123 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions, Smith held off rookie Arthur Brown to start every game. If Smith returns, he’ll be a productive LB for a at least 1-2 years.
- Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert will probably be with a new team next year. Get your dynasty rookie quarterback rankings ready.
- Speaking of the Jaguars, linebacker Paul Posluszny will most likely be with the team next year. Pos a great value in dynasty leagues with his advanced age but reliable puts up good tackle numbers.
- Texans tight end Owen Daniels probably won’t be back with Houston next year, opening up the job for Ryan Griffin. Griffin started showing flashes right at the end of the year and could be a surprise in 2014 with, hopefully, improved quarterback play.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
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.
Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Patriots beat up Bills, 34-20
- Bills quarterback Thad Lewis went 16 of 29 for 247 yards and a touchdown. If anything, Lewis has shown he’s a capable backup to E.J. Manual. Plan accordingly in 2014.
- Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount ran wild for 189 yards on 24 carries as the rush running back (as opposed to the receiving running back). The Patriots running back will be one to monitor heading in to 2014.
- Meanwhile, Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller ran for 105 yards on 19 carries along with five catches for 28 yards. It provided fantasy owners a glimpse of what could have been in 2013.
- Patriots receiver Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 65 yards which gives him over 100 catches and 1,000 yards on the year. If Edelman re-signs with New England, he’ll be a WR2 in dynasty leagues.
- Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso capped his excellent rookie year with 14 more tackles. He finishes the year with 159 on the year and is a LB1 heading in to next year.
Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Broncos beat up Raiders, 34-14
- Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was ridiculously good, going 25 of 28 for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Despite Manning’s age, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to trade or draft Manning for a chance to win it all in your league in the next year or two.
- Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a decent day, going 21 of 38 yards for 207 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 49 yards rushing. It remains to be seen who sticks around next year but Pryor is still an intriguing prospect.
- Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball continues to impress with 72 yards on 10 carries and, most important, no turnovers. Ball is someone to look at next year as possibly getting the starting job.
- Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas capped his stellar 2013 season with six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. As long as Peyton is around, he’s a top five dynasty option at receiver.
Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Packers squeak by Bears, 33-28
- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned and looked to be in mid-season form with 318 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He’ll be the top dynasty quarterback heading in to 2014.
- Bears running back Matt Forte finished his season with 110 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns along with four receptions for 47 yards and three total touchdowns. Behind LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles, there was no better running back in fantasy.
- Packers receiver Jordy Nelson loved his quarterback back with 10 catches for 161 yards on 16 targets. Nelson is a legit WR2 with Aaron Rodgers in the lineup.