Dynasty Update – Week 1 – Cardinals 31, Saints 19

Cardinals

  • Quarterback Carson Palmer had a huge day with 307 yards and three touchdowns. He should be a QB2 for as long as he’s around.
  • The Cardinals went with a committee at running back but it should be apparent that Andre Ellington is the better option over re-tread Chris Johnson. Ellington had 69 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown before spraining his PCL. Johnson had only 37 yards on 10 carries.
  • In the receiving game, veteran Larry Fitzgerald led the way with six catches and 87 yards. He could end up at WR3-4 value in dynasty rankings.
  • Safety Tryann Mathieu had a great game with eight tackles and three passes defended. He’s a high upside DB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Saints

  • Quarterback Drew Brees had a very typical game with 355 yards passing and a touchdown and interception. Despite the loss of Jimmy Graham, it looks like Brees will still put up gaudy passing numbers. He’s a mid-tier QB1 in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Mark Ingram had a horrible game on the ground with just 24 yards rushing. However, he did haul in eight catches for 98 yards. He’ll need to boost his rushing yardage as CJ Spiller will take over the passing back role when he returns.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Cardinals beat Cowboys, 28-17

  • Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had another good day with 249 yards and three touchdowns. As long as he’s healthy, he’ll continue to be in that QB1 tier of older QB’s like Brees and Manning.
  • Cardinals running back Andre Ellington continues to be a reliable RB1 with 95 yards rushing along with four receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown. Despite his age he should be considered RB1 in all formats.
  • Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had one of his best days of the year with six catches for 62 yards. Although, if that’s one of this best days, it shows how poor of a season it’s been. He’s nothing more than a TE2 at this point.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Cardinals beat Raiders, 24-13

  • Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had a decent day with 253 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Palmer is up there in age but should be a decent QB2 as long as he plays.
  • Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a bad day with 173 yards passing on 16 of 28 passing. He was playing a good defense but his prospects are entirely up in the air for next year.
  • Cardinals running back Andre Ellington had a big day with 88 yards to go with six catches and 72 yards. He’s a legit low-end RB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack had a season-high 11 tackles in the loss but has yet to record a sack. It’s early but Mack doesn’t look like the LB2 he was touted to be.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Broncos destroy Cardinals 41-20

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a big day with four touchdowns and a personal record of 479 yards. He’ll be the top quarterback this year in fantasy but, depending on your needs, could be traded.
  • The biggest beneficiary was receiver Demaryius Thomas with 226 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas is still an elite option if Manning is in town.
  • Another receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, had a good day with 101 yards on seven catches. However, you have to wonder what his value is now that Welker is back. Be cautious and trade if you can.
  • A bright spot for Arizona was running back Andre Ellington with only 32 yards rushing but 112 yards receiving on four catches and a touchdown. He’s  quietly established himself as a low-end RB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Cardinals beat Giants, 25-14

  • Encouraging news with Andre Ellington toughing out 91 yards on 15 carries. Ellington continues to prove he can handle the rock and should be considered a high-end RB2 in dynasty formats.
  • Also a good day on the other side with Rashad Jennings with 64 yards rushing and four catches for 45 yards. He’ll also be a RB2 in dynasty formats for the foreseeable future.
  • Out of nowhere, new Giants tight end Larry Donnell had seven catches for 81 yards and was second on the team in targets. At just 25-years old, Donnell could be a borderline TE2 in dynasty leagues.
  • On the IDP side, Cardinals end Calais Campbell had a big day for an end with 10 tackles and a sack. Campbell is a legit DL1 in all formats.

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