- Bills quarterback E.J. Manual continues to look pedestrian with 225 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. If he keeps playing this poorly, he’ll be benched soon. We would abandon him in dynasty formats.
- Texans receiver Andre Johnson had a good day with six catches for 71 yards. He continues to be a solid WR2 despite his age and team.
- Texans end J.J. Watt had a big day with five tackles, a pass defended, and an interception returned for 80 yards. Another day at the office for the top DL in dynasty.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Colts destroy Titans, 41-17
- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is staking his claim as the top quarterback in dynasty with 393 yards and four touchdowns.
- Titans tight end Delanie Walker had another good day with five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be a low-end TE1 as the top option in Tennessee.
- Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had a big day with six catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. He keeps trending upward in dynasty leagues and should top out as a WR2 before it’s all set and done.
- Meanwhile, veteran Colts receiver Reggie Wayne had seven catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. He’s a legit WR2 now but should be on the block for your dynasty team.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Lions beat Jets 24-17
- Lions quarterback Matt Stafford had a good day with 293 yards and two touchdowns without the assistance of Calvin Johnson. He could pass Cam Newton soon in dynasty rankings if he hasn’t already.
- Jets running back Chris Ivory had 84 yards rushing with two catches for 16 yards and proved, again, that he is the top running back in New York. He’s a low-end RB2, more like a RB3 in dynasty formats.
- Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had his best game of the year, catching all five of his targets for 58 yards. He may end up as the best rookie tight end in 2014 so take advantage while you can.
- Lions receiver Golden Tate filled in nicely with eight catches for 116 yards. He’s a legit WR3 in all dynasty formats.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bucs escape Steelers, 27-24
- Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon had a good day in his first start with 302 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Glennon could still be the quarterback of the future in Tampa so he’s worth a stash.
- Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a big day 314 yards and three touchdowns with a lost fumble. Big Ben continues to put up low-end QB1 numbers this year and is worth a look in dynasty leagues if you’re in need of a QB.
- The primary beneficiary was Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Brown is a legit WR1 in all dynasty formats.
- Another good day was had by tight end Heath Miller who had his best game of the season with 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. Miller is no better than a TE2 in dynasty formats.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Dolphins bounce Raiders, 38-14
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a good day with 278 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. If that’s the best you can muster against Oakland then you need to move on.
- Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had a good day against, an albeit, weak defense. Miller had 64 yards and two touchdowns on the ground with a 5+ YPC. He’s still a dicey RB2/3 play until he can get more consistent.
- The good and back for Raiders receiver Andre Holmes was he led the team with 12 targets but only hauled in five of them for 74 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t all due to Holmes as he erratic quarterback play from both Derek Carr and Matt McGloin.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Packers trounce Bears, 38-17
- Another day at the office for Aaron Rodgers with 302 yards and four touchdowns on just 22 completions. He’s in the conversation for the top dynasty quarterback.
- Bears running back Matt Forte continues to perform with 122 yards on the ground and five catches for 49 yards. He’s still chugging along but his age is a concern. If you’re in the thick of your league playoffs, keep him. If not, sell now for a ransom.
- Packers receiver Randall Cobb had his best game of the season with seven catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. It’s a bit of a concern that it took him this long to do this well with his current WR1 ranking. Jordy Nelson is a more reliable option.
- Bears tight end Martellus Bennett continues to impress with nine catches for 134 yards. He’s performed as a mid-TE1 this year and should continue.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Ravens destroy Panthers, 38-10
- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went off for 327 yards and three touchdowns against a very good offense. Still, he’s no more than a low-end QB2 in dynasty leagues.
- Ravens receiver Steve Smith turned back the clock with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. It’s a renaissance for Smith but his age limits his dynasty value. Only use him if you’re in win-now mode.
- On the other side of the field, Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin led the team in targets with nine and hauled in five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Despite the attention he continues to deliver as a WR2/3 as a rookie. His dynasty arrow is pointing up.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly racked up 12 tackles and a pass defended, turning in another LB1 day. He’s squarely in the top-tier.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Giants trounce Redskins, 45-14
- Don’t call it a comeback but Giants quarterback Eli Manning looked decent, throwing for 300 yards, four touchdowns and an interception plus a rushing touchdown. He’s still no better than a low-end QB2 but his arrow is point up.
- On the other side of the field, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw four picks. Cousins appears to be turnover prone and shouldn’t be counted on for anything yet.
- Giants receiver Victor Cruz had his second 100-yard game in a row and is looking like the WR2 he was before the season. As Eli goes, so goes Victor.
- Breaking out was Giants tight end Larry Donnell with seven catches for 54 yards and three touchdowns. If Donnell keeps this up, he’s a low-end TE1.
Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2014
Updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.
- Top five remains the same order with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron and Jordan Reed. However, Kyle Rudolph is closing fast, up to 6th from 10th.
- Other risers include the Patriots Tim Wright to 24th from 39th after his trade from Tampa; there’s also the ageless wonder Antonio Gates to 28th from 33rd.
- Drops include free agent Colt Lyerla to 40th from 25th after being cut; and Adrien Robinson to 41st from 37th after he couldn’t win the Giants starting job.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Falcons destroy Bucs, 56-14
- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led the charge with 286 yards and three touchdowns and that was only through three or so quarters. Ryan is a low-end QB1 in dynasty but it seems to depend on the competition.
- The main beneficiary of Ryan’s big day was receiver Julio Jones with nine catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns. He’s squarely in the top-tier of dynasty receivers.
- A bright spot for Tampa was running back Bobby Rainey with 41 yards rushing but seven catches for 64 yards. For PPR leagues, Rainey can be a decent play. More importantly, it keeps Doug Martin’s value up in the air.
- Also, with quarterback Josh McCown faring so poorly, look for Mike Glennon to get a shot. He can’t be much worse than McCown and has the weapons to be effective.