Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a good day with 176 yards and four touchdowns against a depleted 49ers defense. He’s still a very viable QB2 for dynasty purposes.
Meanwhile, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an off night with 248 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions to go along with 66 yards rushing. Kaepernick simply isn’t consistent enough to warrant a QB1 ranking in dynasty.
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall is another one defying time and space with three touchdowns. He continues to be a low-end WR1 in dynasty formats as long as Jay Cutler is around.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a slow day (for him) with only 242 yards and three touchdowns. Manning is the top quarterback, statistically, but is still behind Rodgers, Luck and Stafford thanks to his age. But don’t discount him too much. He can still win you some games in the next 2-3 years.
Thanks to the injury to Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis saw extended action with 79 yards on the ground along with six catches for 26 yards. It’s clear Kansas City didn’t change the game plan once Charles was out so expect a lot of receptions. If Davis performs well, we could look at a time share.
Meanwhile, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce should see more action after four catches for 81 yards. He should see plenty more work.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in top form with 346 yards and three touchdowns. Thanks to his production and age (unlike Drew Brees and Peyton Manning), he’s the consensus QB1 in dynasty formats.
The primary beneficiary was receiver Jordy Nelson at nine catches for 209 yards on a staggering 16 targets. Thanks to his extension, Nelson is a consensus WR1 in all dynasty formats.
Meanwhile, Jets receiver Eric Decker was having a nice day with four catches, 63 yards and a touchdown before getting injured. Decker is proving he can be a reliable WR2/3 in dynasty formats even with questionable quarterback play.
Packers safety Morgan Burnett had another great day with 11 tackles and a pass defended. He’s a legit DB1 in all dynasty formats.
Texans running back Arian Foster thrashed the Raiders for 138 yards. Foster has faced weak defenses the first two weeks but its encouraging. You can do worse than him for your RB2 in dynasty.
Raiders receiver James Jones had a big day with 112 yards on nine catches with 14 targets to lead the team in call categories. There’s not much dynasty value in a 30-year old receiver with Jones’ production but he could be a good win-now candidate in Oakland, especially with how much they’re expected to be behind this year.
On the other side of the field, Texans receiver Andre Johnson continues to defy the years with six catches and 74 yards on seven targets, leading the team in all categories. He should continue to be a WR2 in all dynasty formats.
Raiders safety Tyvon Branch continues to produce like a DB1 with 12 tackles in a losing effort. Still just 27, he’s a consensus DB1 in all dynasty formats.
New (?) Bucs running back Bobby Rainey ran wild with 144 yards on 22 carries plus three catches for 30 yards. With Doug Martin hurt, and in the dog house, Rainey should produce this year but we wouldn’t count on hims as a dynasty option…yet.
The good news for Zac Stacy owners is he carried the ball three times as much as Benny Cunningham. The bad news was it was only for 3.7 YPC and 71 yards total. Stacy continues to be a volume runner that shouldn’t be considered anything more than a RB2 in dynasty.
Rams receiver Brian Quick continues to have a strong outings, leading the team in targets, catches and yards with seven for 74 yards on nine targets. The Rams aren’t expected to contend this year which could lead to garbage time stats for Quick. Quick will be around St. Louis for at least one more year and could benefit even more with better quarterback play.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he’s not done yet with 284 yards and three touchdowns against no interceptions against a very good defense. Rivers is probably not a QB1 in dynasty but you could do a lot worse as your QB2.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a very Wilsonian day with 202 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Like last week, it’s not sexy but it’ll work. He’s a solid QB2.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates turned back the clock with seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns. For dynasty purposes, Gates is a good win-now option but nothing more. If anything, it further dampens Ladarius Green’s stock.
Replacing RG3, quarterback Kirk Cousins looked pretty good with 250 yards and a touchdown. There was some chatter that Cousins looked better than RG3 before the season anyway but this may lend credence. He’s a deep roster stash at this point.
Replacing Jordan Reedat tight end, Niles Paul looked great with eight catches for 99 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets. In coach Jay Gruden’s pass happy offense, Paul could see some good days. He’ll have to do it a lot more to pass Reed on the depth chart.
Perhaps performing sooner than expected, receiver Allen Robinson led the team in receptions, yards, and targets with four catches on 75 yards. Robinson was never expected to contribute this early so his stock may go up sooner than expected.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is making it hard to deny him as a RB1 in dynasty formats. He tore the Titans apart for 167 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant did Dez Bryant things with 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. He can make a claim for top WR in dynasty.
Titans tight end Delanie Walker busted out for 142 yards on 10 catches and a touchdown. Walker could be a decent safety valve for whoever is the quarterback in Tennessee and should top out as a high-end TE2.
Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain racked up seven tackles, a sack, and an interception. With as much as Dallas’ defense should be on the field, McClain could be a good play this year but not beyond.