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.
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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2014

Updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • rudolphTop 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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Bears come back 49ers, 28-20

  • 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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Broncos escape Chiefs, 24-17

  • 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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Packers come back against Jets, 31-24

  • 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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Texans beat Raiders 30-14

  • 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.