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.
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.
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.
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.
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.