Dynast Recap – Week 7 – Chiefs 23, Steelers 13

Chiefs 

  • Running back Charcandrick West had a great day with 110 yards and a touchdown on the ground plus two catches for 109 yards. There’s no doubt who the Chiefs are going with in place of Jamaal Charles. West could have some good value on dynasty benches.
  • Despite no Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce had a very pedestrian day with five catches for 73 yards. Kelce is a TE1 but nowhere near elite status.
  • One player who did take advantage of no Jeremy Maclin was rookie Chris Conley who had six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. He’s someone to watch in dynasty leagues even if Maclin returns.

Steelers

  • Le’Veon Bell had another solid performance with 121 yards on the ground plus four catches for 16 yards. Him and Todd Gurley could be 1 and 1A in dynasty rankings.
  • Same goes for Antonio Brown with six catches for 124 yards. Another day at the office.
  • Linebacker Lawrence Timmons had 10 tackles and a half sack in another LB1 day.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Steelers 43, 49ers 18

Steelers

  • In what is quickly becoming one of the top offenses in the league, all Ben Roethlisberger did was throw for 369 yards and three touchdowns. He’s a top five dynasty quarterback.
  • His favorite target, receiver Antonio Brown, is also making a claim for top dynasty receiver with nine catches for 195 yards and a touchdown.
  • At long last, linebacker Ryan Shazier broke out with 15 tackles and a sack. Shazier was a top IDP pick in rookie dynasty drafts last year but shouldn’t shake the injury bug. Now healthy, Shazier is on his way to LB1 status.

49ers

  • Despite the blowout, quarterback Colin Kaepernick had another solid outing with 335 yards and two touchdowns through the air plus another 51 yards on the ground. It’s the kind of high-end QB2 numbers we’ve wanted from Kaepernick since he burst on the scene.
  • New acquisition Torrey Smith had a big day with six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. The consistency has always been an issue with Smith but he certainly looked like Kaepernick’s top target. He should be considered a WR4 in dynasty rankings.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Patriots 28, Steelers 21

Patriots

  • Quarterback Tom Brady was in full pissed-off mode on the heels of Deflategate and went for 288 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. He may be old but he’s still a top-10 dynasty option at quarterback.
  • Running back Dion Lewis broke out with 69 rushing yards plus four catches for 51 yards. Even if these numbers continue, Lewis is only on a reserves contract and shouldn’t be in New England past this year.
  • On the receiving end, business as usual with Rob Gronkowski leading the way with 5/94/3 and a Julian Edelman with a 11/97/0 line. Gronk continues to be the top tight end option while Edelman has solidified his place as a WR2 in PPR leagues.
  • Linebacker Dont’a Hightower has come back from injury with eight tackles and a sack. Those kind of numbers make him a firm LB2 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Steelers

  • Ben Roethlisberger picked up where he left off with 351 yards and a garbage-time touchdown plus an interception. He was operating without his top running back (Bell) and second receiver (Bryant) so the yards are encouraging.
  • Antonio Brown is in the same boat with 9/133/1 line. An argument could be made that Brown is the top receiver in dynasty, especially in PPR.
  • Heath Miller filled in nicely with a 8/84/0 line but that should do back down when Martavis Bryant returns. Still, he’s a solid TE2 in a good offense.

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – August 2015

Complete updated dynasty wide receiver rankings found here.

  • Top five remains the same as we head into training camp: Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, and Demaryius Thomas. 
  • Top rookies include Amari Cooper at 14; Kevin White at 18 and Devante Parker at 20. The next tier includes Nelson Algholor at 26; Breshad Perriman at 28; Dorial Green-Beckham at 30.

No doubt this list will change significant before the start of the season as roles are carved out. Be sure to follow us @dynasty_ffc for all the latest.

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – May 2015

Complete updated dynasty wide receiver rankings can be found here.

  • Top five has a slightly different order with Dez Bryant and Julio Jones the same at the top but Antonio Brown now third with A.J. Green and Demaryius Thomas behind them.
  • This year’s rookie class includes several fine options including Amari Cooper at 15; Kevin White at 18; DeVante Parker at 20; Nelson Algholor at 27; Dorial Green-Beckham at 29; Breshad Perriman at 30; Jaelen Strong at 44; Philip Dorsett at 51; Tyler Lockett at 58; and Devin Funchess at 60.
  • Notable drops include Justin Blackmon from 47th to 59th, no doubt thanks to the news that the Jags are ready to cut ties with him; and Terrance Williams from 51st to 63rd, primarily to the improvement of slot-man Cole Beasley.

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Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty wide receiver rankings can be found here

  • It’s been awhile since our last rankings but above is the final look at wide receivers before the 2015 NFL Draft. The updated top five is now Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, and Antonio Brown.
  • Interesting notes are Calvin Johnson not only dropping from the top spot but out of the top five completely.
  • Four of last year’s rookies, all first round picks are in the top 15: Odell Beckham at 7, Mike Evans at 8, Sammy Watkins at 12, and Kelvin Benjamin at 15. This year’s rookie class is talented too but we may have reached the apex of top receiver talent with so many out there.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Browns pound Steelers, 31-10

  • Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell continues to show his RB1 ability even in a loss. He had 82 yards rushing with 23 yards on four catches. The Steelers don’t look good as a team but Bell looks solid.
  • In other Steelers new, receiver Antonio Brown is also team-proof with seven catches and 118 yards. He’s a legit WR1 in dynasty formats going forward.
  • Browns tight end had a breakout game with 102 yards on three catches and a touchdown. Cameron’s had a down year compared to last year but this provides a glimmer of hope
  • Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby had a big day with 11 tackles and a sack. Despite his age, Dansby is still a fine LB2 in dynasty formats.