Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Lions 37, Bears 34

Lions 

  • It was vintage Matthew Stafford with 405 yards and four touchdowns. It was against a poor defense so we wouldn’t bump him back up dynasty rankings just yet.
  • It was also vintage Calvin Johnson with six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. Calvin hasn’t fallen down dynasty rankings nearly as much as Stafford and should be considered a low-end WR1.
  • Linebacker Stephen Tulloch had 13 tackles but, unlike the two above, probably won’t have a day like that again. Tulloch is no longer a three-down back so his dynasty ranking should drop.

Bears

  • Jay Cutler kept slinging it with 353 yards and a touchdown. Still keeping him at QB2 levels.
  • Receiver Alshon Jeffery came back big with eight catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. With the Bears season sliding, Jeffery should get a lot of targets.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Packers 31, Bears 23

Packers

  • Another three-touchdown day for dynasty’s top quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Nothing to see here.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy had a good day with 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground. In his current situation, he’s a top five dynasty running back.

Bears

  • Despite getting up there in age, running back Matt Forte had a big day with 141 yards and a touchdown plus five catches for 25 yards. Forte won’t have many more effective seasons but if he’s your RB2 in dynasty leagues, you’re in a good spot.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a good day with five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. Bennett should be high on the priority list after Alshon Jeffery for targets and should be no worse than a low-end TE1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Bears beat Vikings, 21-13

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a big day with 330 passing yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cutler is maddeningly inconsistent but should average out to a low-end QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had another big day with 117 yards rushing plus six catches for 58 yards. He’s a legit RB1 but his age is a factor in dynasty leagues. Be warned.
  • Vikings receiver Charles Johnson finally broke out with six catches for 87 yards.  He’s a physical freak who could see more time down the stretch if the Viking are out of it.
  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery finally broke out with 11 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. HE should still be considered a WR1 in dynasty albeit on the low-end of the tier.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1- Bills beat Bears, 23-20

  • Jay Cutler did Jay Cutler things with 349 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Expect more of the same, making him a borderline QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Matt Forte had a big day with 82 yards rushing followed by eight catches for 87 yards. He continues to be a RB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • For the Bills, CJ Spiller got 15 carries compared to Fred Jackson’s 7, which is encouraging.
  • Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a big day with eight catches for 70 yards and a touchdown. With potential injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, Bennett could be a factor.

Your Dynasty Questions Answered Here, Part XIII

jefferyWe roll on with your dynasty fantasy football questions answered. Ryan asks:

I am in a keeper “by round drafted” league and need to keep 2 of the guys listed. I think I have some great options. I’ve got it listed in order of how I am leaning now, but I could justify picking several of these guys. Help!

  • Alshon Jeffrey – 10th
  • Jimmy Graham – 3rd
  • Eddie Lacy – 3rd
  • Keenan Allen – undrafted
  • Dez Bryant – 2nd
  • Andrew Luck – 5th

That’s quite the roster you accumulated and hope you went far last year! As for this year, you have to look at the value you’re getting. First, I would keep Jimmy Graham if it means giving up ‘only’ a third rounder. If you check out his average ADP, Graham is going in the first round in most drafts. Only giving up a third is a value and gives you an elite option at tight end.

The second option is a little trickier. For me, it’s between Alshon Jeffery and a 10th and Keenan Allen, who was undrafted. His 89/1,421/7 line was incredible and should continue in the same offense as last year. Allen had a very good season with 71/1,046/8 but is not in the same offense as Jeffery. Both provide good value with later picks but I give the edge to Jeffery.

Remember to email your dynasty questions to dynastyfantasyfootballcentral(at)gmail(dot)com.

Daily Dynasty Update – March 23rd

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – January 2014, 2.0

Click here for updated dynasty wide receiver rankings.

  • A new entry in the top five with Josh Gordon at #4. Gordon did a lot with little to work with on offense so anything should be an upgrade in 2014.
  • You can certainly see a trend in the biggest risers: the Bears Alshon Jeffery is up to 9th from 15th; Steeler Antonio Brown is up to 11th from 14th; Chargers rookie Keenan Allen makes the biggest leap to 15th from 24th; and the Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson to 17th from 21st. All are under the age of 26.
  • Drops include the Seahawks Percy Harvin from 9th to 12th primarily because he can’t seem to get on the field; Bucs Vincent Jackson goes from 20th to 26th since Lovie Smith was hired as coach; the enigma Hakeem Nicks drops from 23rd to 29th and could fall further depending on where he signs.