Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Redskins 23, Eagles 20

Redskins

  • Running back Alfred Morris was still the lead back with 17 carries but Matt Jones had 7 while Chris Thompson had 6. The best dynasty prospect is still Jones just don’t expect a lot of production this year.
  • Receiver Pierre Garçon had another quiet, but solid, outing with seven catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. He’s averaged six catches this season which would put him on pace for almost 100. He could still be a serviceable WR4 in most formats.

Eagles

  • They might not have won but the Eagles got a good performance from quarterback Sam Bradford who went 15 of 28 for 270 yards and three touchdowns. Those are QB1 numbers in any format if Bradford stays in Philadelphia after this season.
  • Jordan Matthews led the team in targets with eight but only caught three of them for 50 yards. It’s possible the hype on Matthews was much more than the reality.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bears 22, Raiders 20

Bears

  • Jay Cutler had a decent day with 281 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. He’s still nowhere close to a QB1.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Forte keeps producing with 91 yards rushing plus for four catches for 64 yards. He’s still one of the more reliable running backs in dynasty but we still might sell high before it’s too late. Once he loses his job, he’ll lose it for good.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a great game with 11 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. As the best receiving threat in Chicago, Bennett is in the middle TE1 conversation right now and should be considered a low-end TE1 in dynasty ranks.

Raiders

  • Derek Carr had another inefficient game with 196 yards on 33 attempts but did have two touchdowns. He will never be a QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Running back Latavius Murray had just 49 yards on 16 carries and was apparently benched because of a fumble. This won’t help his already shaky RB2 status.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Falcons 48, Texans 21

Falcons

  • It was the Devonta Freeman show (again) with 68 yards rushing and three touchdowns plus five catches for 81 yards. He’s playing with RB1 numbers at the moment but we’d still hold off on that assessment in dynasty rankings.
  • In the passing game, it was Leonard Hankerson who had the big day with six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Hankerson has officially passed Roddy White on the depth chart and is a solid WR4 in dynasty circles.

Texans

  • The only real performance to speak of was DeAndre Hopkins with nine catches for 157 yards on an incredible 22 targets. He’s literally the only positive on the Texans offense this year and a legit low-end WR1 in dynasty formats.
  • On defense, J.J. Watt was still effective with four tackles, a sack and two passes defended. He’s the top IDP player in any dynasty format.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bengals 36, Chiefs 21

Bengals

  • Andy Dalton had another solid day with 321 yards and a touchdown. We’ve never considered him a QB1 but with more weeks like this he might be.
  • The running game continues to lead the Bengals with Gio Bernard going for 62 yards and a touchdown and Jeremy Hill with 40 yards and three touchdowns. Both are weekly RB2 options but, as long as the other is healthy, will never be RB1 material.
  • After his first 100-tackle season last year, Vincent Rey continues to be a tackle machine with 15 today. For non-big play leagues, Rey is borderline LB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Chiefs

  • Running back Jamaal Charles piled up the yards again with 75 yards rushing and 70 more receiving. If it wasn’t for his age, he could make a claim as the top dynasty running back.
  • Receiver Jeremy Maclin had another big game although it was mostly in garbage time. After going for 141 receiving yards last week, Maclin went for 148 to go with 11 catches. If the Chiefs keep falling behind, Maclin could see some value.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Panthers 37, Buccaneers 23

Panthers

  • Cam Newton continues to produce despite the lack of talent around him. He had only 124 passing yards but had two touchdowns through the air plus another 51 yards rushing. I have seen the light and it’s Newton. He’s a bona fide, elite QB1 in dynasty.
  • The only other standout performance would be linebacker Thomas Davis with 11 tackles and one interception. He’s a solid LB1 option in IDP dynasty leagues and should have at least 2-3 years left.

Buccaneers

  • Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was bad with 287 passing yards and two touchdowns but four interceptions. Winston has to cut down the turnovers if he’s going to be a QB1.
  • Doug Martin had a nice bounce back game with 106 yards and a touchdown plus five catches for 37 yards. It was his best game of the year but we’d like to see a few more games like this to make Martin a reliable RB2.
  • Veteran receiver Vincent Jackson had a huge day with 10 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. Jackson continues to be steady as a WR3 in dynasty leagues but you may want to sell high.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Jets 27, Dolphins 14

Jets

  • Running back Chris Ivory bulldozed his way to 166 yards and a touchdown. He’s playing more like a low-end RB1 this year but is a definite RB2 in dynasty rankings as he should continue to be the focal point of the running game in New York.
  • Receiver Brandon Marshall is also playing like a top option at his position with seven catches for 128 yards. Despite being 31, you could roll with him as your WR2 in dynasty rankings.

Dolphins

  • Everyone looked bad today, led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill with 198 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. We just don’t see him as a reliable QB1 in any format.
  • Thanks to Tannehill’s lackluster performance, Jarvis Landry could never get off the ground with only four catches for 40 yards despite 12 targets. Landry will need more volume to be fantasy relevant.
  • On the bright side, safety Reshad Jones continues to be one of the to DB’s in dynasty IDP leagues. He racked up 11 tackles to lead the team.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Ravens 23, Steelers 20

Ravens

  • Running back Justin Forsett found his form with 150 yards on the ground. It was against a weak defense but it’s nice to see Forsett be effective. With a lot of tread in his tires, especially for a 29-year old, we still like Forsett as a RB2 in dynasty rankings.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith had a big day with 13 tackles and a sack for his best game of the season. He continues to produce at LB1 levels despite his age.

Steelers

  • Running back Le’Veon Bell returned in style with 129 rushing yards and a touchdown plus seven catches for 21 yards. If there was ever any doubt about who the top dynasty running back should be, hopefully it evaporated with this game.
  • Receiver Darrius Hayward-Bey had a solid outing with four catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. He won’t be able to keep that production going when Martavis Bryant returns but could win the job for third receiver.
  • Linebacker Lawrence Timmons also had an LB1 day with 11 tackles and a sack. He’s up there with Smith as a bona fide LB1 in dynasty IDP leagues.