Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Giants 27, Cowboys 20

Giants

  • Running back Orleans Darkwa burst on the scene with 48 yards and a touchdown and looked like the best back on the team. He’ll be a popular waiver wire pickup in dynasty formats.
  • Linebacker Jon Beason has gotten off to a slow start this season but picked up 11 tackles and should be back on track as a LB2 in dynasty formats.

Cowboys

  • For some reason, Darren McFadden ran for 152 yards and a touchdown. Don’t think this is a resurgence. It’s not.
  • Tight end Jason Witten had another day at the office with six catches for 73 yards. He continues to be a reliable, low-end TE1 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Raiders 37, Chargers 29

Raiders

  • Quarterback Derek Carr had another good game with 289 yards plus three touchdowns and no turnovers. He’s not quite at the QB1 level but he’s firmly in the QB2 conversation.
  • Rookie receiver Amari Cooper caught five passes for 133 yards and a touchdown. He’s well on his way to WR1 status.
  • Linebacker Malcolm Smith had a big day with 11 tackles, a sack and an interception. He’s played like a LB1 this year and should level out as a solid LB2 for dynasty purposes.

Chargers

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers had another big day with 336 yards plus three touchdowns and two interceptions. He’ll continue to put up QB1 numbers and should be considered as such in dynasty formats.
  • Receiver Keenan Allen continues his bounce back season with nine catches for 89 yards. As long as Rivers is around, Allen should be a rock solid WR2 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Redskins 31, Buccaneers 30

Redskins

  • Kirk Cousins had one of the best games of his career with 317 passing yards and three touchdowns plus zero interceptions. Despite the game, it’s doubtful Cousins is the long-term solution for anyone.
  • Jordan Reed came back from injury with 11 catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns proving he can be a TE1 when healthy. So much risk however.
  • Rookie receiver Jamison Crowder continues to fill in nicely for the injured DeSean Jackson with five catches for 48 yards. He could be an interesting dynasty stash even when Jackson returns.

Buccaneers

  • Rookie Jameis Winston had a solid day with 297 yards and two touchdowns. He’s up to nine touchdowns on the season and should only get better with a healthy Mike Evans.
  • Doug Martin continues to bounce back with 136 yards on the ground plus three catches for 35 yards. He’s played like a RB1 this year but is a free agent after the season. You may want to sell high while you can.
  • Mike Evans had his best game of the year with eight catches for 164 yards and a touchdown. He’s struggled through injuries this year but should be back on track as a WR1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Falcons 10, Titans 7

Falcons

  • Running back Devonta Freeman continues to roll with 116 yards on the ground plus two catches for 14 yards. He’s been nothing short of a RB1 this year but I still wonder if he has true bell cow duties locked up for the foreseeable future.
  • Julio Jones had another solid outing with nine catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also had almost as many targets as the rest of the team. He’s an elite option at WR for dynasty leagues.

Titans

  • Running back Antonio Andrews took the lead in the Titans backfield with 57 yards on 10 carries. This is another situation where nothing can end well regarding the running backs. It’s best to just avoid.
  • Tight end Delanie Walker had seven catches for 55 yards and continues to be a sneaky, low-end TE1. If Marcus Mariota can progress, Walker can retain that value.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Saints 27, Colts 21

Saints 

  • Drew Brees had an ordinary day with 255 yards plus a touchdown and an interception. It becomes harder to keep Brees as a certain QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Meanwhile, Mark Ingram had a good week with 143 yards plus a touchdown. He had two touchdowns vultured and actually had the same number of carries as Khiry Robinson but he made the most of them.
  • Rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony had seven tackles plus a big interception. He’s currently no higher than a LB2/3 but more plays like that and he could end up as a LB1.

Colts

  • Another high scoring day for Andrew Luck with 333 yards and three touchdowns plus two interceptions while playing most of the game behind. Luck’s play has fallen off to the point where no one thinks he’s the top dynasty quarterback anymore.
  • On the receiving side, T.Y. Hilton had a very TY-like day with four catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Hilton continues to be the top receiving threat in a pass-heavy offense which means good WR2 value.
  • LInebacker Jerrell Freeman had 12 more tackles and is now up to 48 on the season. In tackle-friendly formats, Freeman is a LB1/2.

Dynast Recap – Week 7 – Chiefs 23, Steelers 13

Chiefs 

  • Running back Charcandrick West had a great day with 110 yards and a touchdown on the ground plus two catches for 109 yards. There’s no doubt who the Chiefs are going with in place of Jamaal Charles. West could have some good value on dynasty benches.
  • Despite no Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce had a very pedestrian day with five catches for 73 yards. Kelce is a TE1 but nowhere near elite status.
  • One player who did take advantage of no Jeremy Maclin was rookie Chris Conley who had six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. He’s someone to watch in dynasty leagues even if Maclin returns.

Steelers

  • Le’Veon Bell had another solid performance with 121 yards on the ground plus four catches for 16 yards. Him and Todd Gurley could be 1 and 1A in dynasty rankings.
  • Same goes for Antonio Brown with six catches for 124 yards. Another day at the office.
  • Linebacker Lawrence Timmons had 10 tackles and a half sack in another LB1 day.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Vikings 28, Lions 19

Vikings

  • Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got back on track with 316 yards plus two touchdowns. He struggled to start the season but more games like this put him back in the QB1 conversation.
  • Receiver Stefon Diggs continues to impress with six catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. It was also the first time he led the team in targets. Diggs has the potential to be a good WR2/3 in dynasty formats.
  • Rookie linebacker Eric Kendricks had six tackles plus two sacks, doubling his sack total for the season. More games like this and he’ll be a solid LB2/3 in dynasty IDP formats.

Lions 

  • Matt Stafford was on his way to get back on track with 256 yards and two touchdowns before getting hurt. Stafford could still end up in the QB1 conversation by the end of the season but it’ll take a lot.
  • Meanwhile, rookie Ameer Abdullah appears to have taken over the starting job permanently, leading the team with eight carries for 43 yards. He’s not quite setting the world on fire like other rookie runners but could still be a decent RB2 in dynasty formats.
  • Tight end Eric Ebron continues to string together good performances with five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. He’ll need to be more consistent to enter the TE1 conversation but he could be a good buy low candidate.