Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Rams 34, Seahawks 31 (OT)

Rams 

  • Quarterback Nick Foles had a decent day, completing 18 of 27 for 297 yards and a touchdown against the Kam Chancellor-less Seattle defense. It’s not time to bump up Foles in dynasty rankings but it’s a good start.
  • Foles leading receiver was tight end Jared Cook who caught five for 85 yards. Cook showed promise in last year’s opener too so we won’t get too excited. If he puts together another month of this though, things could change.
  • It was a coming out party for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and his nine tackle, two-sack day. He’s a solid DL2 but even higher if you play in a DT-special league.

Seahawks

  • Russell Wilson did not have a decent day, going 32 of 41 for only 251 yards and a touchdown and an interception. It’s early so it’s not time to move Wilson down dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Marshawn Lynch had a good day when he got the ball. Operating on only 18 carries, Lynch rushed for 73 yards but did add five catches for 31 yards. Seattle should go back to pounding the ball with Lynch next week. He’s still a RB1.
  • New addition Jimmy Graham had a decent day with six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. A solid effort from a tight end but not worthy of being the second highest dynasty tight end. I’m going to start marking him down.

Dynasty Impact – St. Louis Rams select Aaron Donald, DT

donaldDynasty Impact: Donald creates a fearsome defensive line with Robert Quinn and Chris Long. Averaged almost 10 sacks per game playing the interior and has the capability to do the same in the NFL. Perhaps has more benefit for Long and Quinn as more attention given to the inside means less on the outside. Quinn should continue his dominance while Long could see a resurgence. In real life, the Rams have the makings of a great defense.