Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – 49ers dispatch Cowboys, 28-10

  • 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a good day with 200 yards passing and two touchdowns. He didn’t need to do much as the 49ers dominated early.
  • Cowboys running back Demarco Murray rumbled for 118 yards and a touchdown and sprinkled in three catches for 25 yards. Murray continues to be a low-end RB1 in dynasty formats.
  • The receiver that won’t quit, Anquan Boldin, had another good day with eight catches for 99 yards. He’s still a top target in the 49er offense.
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Dynasty Recap – NFC Championship – Seahawks escape 49ers, 23-17

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed the good, the bad, and the ugly with 153 yards passing, one touchdown, two interceptions, 130 yards rushing and a fumble. Filled the stat sheet quite a bit but left fantasy folks more frustrated than ever before. Right now, it’s hard to give Kaepernick a QB1 grade until he can string good performances together.
  • Meanwhile, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another day at the office, going 16 of 25 for 215 yards and a touchdown. If Kaepernick is the hare, Wilson is the tortoise.
  • Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran wild (again) with 109 yards on 22 carries. Lynch will be in his age-28 season next year when, typically, running backs start breaking down. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to start fielding offers for Lynch in your dynasty leagues and sell high.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was on his way to a spectacular game, finishing with 14 tackles and a sack before destroying his knee. The injury looked gruesome and is sure to effect his status heading in to next season. Here’s hoping the recovery goes well.
  • Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor had a great game with 11 tackles and two passes defended. He’ll be a solid DB1 heading in to next dynasty season and could make a claim for top DB overall.

Dynasty Recap – Divisional Playoff – 49ers take care of Panthers, 23-10

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an efficient day, going 15 of 28 for 196 yards and a touchdown. Kaepernick might not light the fantasy world on fire but he’ll play well enough to be a low-end QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin had a team-high eight catches for 136 yards. Boldin will be a free agent this year and already 33 so he might not be as effective next year.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly filled the stat sheet with 10 tackles, a sack, and a pass defended. A disappointing end to the season but he’ll continue to be a LB1 for many years to come in dynasty leagues.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has officially passed Patrick Willis as the best linebacker in San Francisco and possibly football. He had 11 tackles and a sack and will be a high-end LB1 as well next year in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Wild Card – 49ers escape Packers, 23-20

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had another big day against the Packers, going 16 of 30 for 227 yards, one  touchdown, and one interception. However, he did a lot of damage on the ground with 98 yards. If Kaepernick can keep putting up these kinds of numbers in the regular season, he’ll still be a QB1 prospect in dynasty leagues.
  • Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy capped off his rookie season with 81 yards on 21 carries. He also added two catches. Lacy had an impressive rookie year and should be a low-end RB1 prospect going forward.
  • 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree had a huge game with eight catches for 125 yards. Crabtree showed no signs of the injury that kept him out most of the year and should return next year in top form. He’ll be back in San Francisco next year on a team-friendly deal and is a WR2 in his current environment. Be on the lookout for where he ends up in 2015.
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith led the team with 1.5 sacks to go with four tackles. Smith has had a unique year, racking up 8.5 sacks in just 11 games after missing five games due to rehab.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – 49ers edge Cardinals, 23-20

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his second 300-yard game of the season, going 21 of 34 for 310 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 24 yards rushing. Hopefully it’s just the momentum he needs heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went 28 of 49 for 407 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Palmer will be a low-end QB2 for the next year or two before hanging it up.
  • Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 113 yards to end another disappointing season. Michael Floyd’s emergence contributed but you have to wonder if Fitz’s days of being a WR1 are over. It might be time to consider a trade package for Fitz.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman capped his incredible season with 10 tackles, a sack, and an interception. Bowman filled the stat sheet all year and should be your top-rated linebacker heading in to 2014 dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – 49ers outlast Falcons, 34-24

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick went 13 of 21 for 197 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 51 yards and another score. Kaepernick and Russell Wilson are in similar situations wherein their value is capped by the talent around them. Should the 49ers dramatically improve their receiving corps, watch out.
  • Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a nice night, going 37 of 48 for 348 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Ryan is a big bounce back dynasty player for 2014 with Julio Jones coming back.
  • 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree showed what the 49ers what they were missing after catching five balls for 102 yards. Crabtree is one of those prospects that might actually improve in value with another top-notch receiver playing opposite him in San Francisco.
  • Falcons receiver Roddy White had a vintage night with 12 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. White will be 33 next year but, if healthy, is just as dominant as he always was.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman had 11 tackles plus an interception returned for a touchdown. Bowman has filled the stat sheet all year and has a case for fantasy IDP MVP. He’ll be a top-ranked LB1 heading in to 2014.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – 49ers blow out Buccaneers, 33-14

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed flashes of his potential greatness going 19 of 29 for 203 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers. He also added 39 yards rushing. Granted, it was against a bad team but Kap could be back on track.
  • Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright had his first good game in a while, catching seven of nine targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. Wright should head in to 2014 as the starter and could be a decent dynasty option at tight end.
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith had two sacks and is picking up where he left off. Hopefully Smith can keep his head on straight and continue to be the productive linebacker he’s shown to be in the past.