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.
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.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a good, not great, game going 22 of 34 for 226 yards and a touchdown and a lost fumble. Tannehill had plenty of hype heading into the season but didn’t show any of that in Week 1.
Running back Lamar Miller also had a pedestrian day with 53 yards on 13 carries plus a lone catch for 22 yards. Miller is a no-doubter as far as a lead back but don’t expect RB1 numbers. He can be considered a solid RB2 in dynasty rankings.
If you have receiver Jarvis Landry in a PPR league, he earned his keep with eight catches on 53 yards. This will be how Landry rolls all year – several catches for not many yards. He’s only a WR3 in PPR formats.
New tight end Jordan Cameron had a nice debut with four catches for 73 yards. He’ll be used a lot down the seam and could have low-end TE1 value in dynasty if he keeps this up.
Safety Reshad Jones had a huge day with 12 tackles and a pass defended. Jones can safely be considered a DB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.
The lone bright spot for Washington was Alfred Morris busting out with 121 yards. If he can keep turning in 100-yard games, Morris will retain RB2 value in dynasty formats beyond this year.
At quarterback, Kirk Cousins surprised no one by going 21 of 31 for 196 yards a touchdown and two interceptions. We should see Colt McCoy any week.
Tight end Jordan Reed had a nice comeback game with 7 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. If he can stay healthy, he can be another low-end TE1 in dynasty leagues.
Expect the Terrance West bandwagon to get that way too with West getting first-team reps in Browns camp. Recently signed Ben Tate is not likely to hold up a full 16 games so his immediate back up will be a hot commodity. West reminds some of Alfred Morris where he’s great at running and cut backs but not much else.
Bad news for Sean Weatherspoon as he ruptured his Achilles and will miss the entire season. It’s a big blow for Weatherspoon dynasty owners as he was expected to fully recovery from injury issues he sustained last year.
The Raiders signed Maurice Jones-Drew to compete with Darren McFadden at running back. Neither are reliable options in dynasty leagues and will be heavily covered thanks to no quarterback worthy of drawing defenses attention.
Washington beat writers don’t expect Alfred Morris to lose any touches with new coach Jay Gruden. There was some concern as Gruden had a more balanced running attack in Cincinnati but there simply isn’t anyone close to Morris to challenge the starting job. Dynasty owners can rest easy for 2014.
The Dolphins 2014 is off to a fantastic start with news that Ryan Tannehill’s job may be in danger. Tannehill was, by no means, a star but he also was the least of the Dolphins issues. Tannehill dynasty owners need to be cautious and have a backup plan in place.