Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – January 2014, 2.0

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  • 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.  

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – December

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  • No changes at the top as the top seven stay the same: Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, Brandon Marshall, and Randall Cobb all stay the same.
  • The big risers include Josh Gordon (8), Antonio Brown (14), and Alshon Jeffery (22). All had the skill it was just a matter of putting it together. There should be no doubt heading in to 2014.
  • The only real drop was Marques Colston (47) which primarily is age. Any receiver in New Orleans is bound to be limited by the in-house competition.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Steelers beat up Browns, 20-7

  • Heading in to 2014, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell looked good, rushing for 90 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Bell will be a RB1 in 2014.
  • Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown capped his stellar 2013 season with nine catches for 87 yards, finishing with over 100 catches and just shy of 1,500 yards. He also had five catches and 50 yards in each game, a first in NFL history Brown has elevated his game into WR1 status and will be just 26 heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Browns receiver Josh Gordon had seven more catches for 82 yards. Gordon elevated his game to a top five dynasty receiver in 2014 and, assuming the offense improves around him, should be even better.
  • With Jason Worilds out, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones stepped in admirably with nine tackles and a pass defended. It’s been a largely disappointing 2013 for Jones but it’ll be interesting to see what the Steelers do between Jones, Worilds and LaMarr Woodley.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Steelers escape Packers, 38-31

  • Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had his breakout game on the ground with 124 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. This is the game dynasty owners were waiting for and should bode well for 2014.
  • Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacalso had a good game with 84 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns. Also viewed as a top rookie prospect before the year, Lacy has proved his worth.
  • Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continues his stellar season with six catches for 105 yards. He’s a low-end WR1 heading in to 2014.
  • Packers receiver James Jones had nine catches for 84 yards to lead the way for Green Bay. Jones is a free agent after this year and could play somewhere else next year. If so, his value drops significantly.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Steelers take care of Browns, 27-11

  • Fantasy-wise, this game was about Josh Gordon who had 237 yards on 14 catches. That is all.
  • On the other side of the field, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown had six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be a WR1 option week-in and week-out.
  • Teammate Heath Miller continues to be one of Big Ben’s most popular targets, finishing second to Brown. Miller is vastly underrated and is a solid TE2 in dynasty leagues.
  • Browns safety T.J. Ward continues to play solid IDP football with nine tackles, two of those for a loss. Ward had over 100 tackles in his only 16-game season and his on his way again this year. As long as he’s healthy, Ward is a DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Steelers outlast Lions, 37-27

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a huge day going 29 of 45 for 367 yards with four touchdowns and no turnovers. Big Ben can still sling it around and could be a decent QB2 asset in dynasty leagues.
  • Roethlisberger’s favorite target was Antonio Brown with 13 targets, 10 catches, 147 yards and two touchdowns. I’ve said it before but Antonio Brown is a guarantee top 10 receiver every week. The only receiver playing better is…
  • Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who had six catches on 13 targets for 179 yards and tow touchdowns. There’s just no one better in the game.
  • Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy had a big day with 12 tackles to go along with two passes defended and two tackles for a loss. Levy is a force in the passing game and someone to monitor as a LB2/3 going in to next year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 10 – Steelers dominate Bills, 23-10

  • There wasn’t a lot to like fantasy-wise. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown hauled in six catches for 104 yards. Brown is as an underrated receiver in dynasty circles as you can get.
  • Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso had another 10 tackle day. He would warrant fantasy rookie of the year if there was such an award. He’s this years Luke Kuechly and will be a top five LB option in dynasty leagues.
  • Bills defensive lineman Jerry Hughes had two sacks to bring his streak to three games in a row with one. Hughes is a good cheap, option to look at for 2014 but not much more than that.

Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Raiders beat Steelers, 21-18

  • Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was one of the few standouts in an otherwise ugly fantasy game. He had nine catches for 82 yards on 11 targets and will continue to be a WR1 going forward.
  • Raiders rookie linebacker Sio Moore had two sacks on the day in easily his best game of the year. There was a lot of hype surrounding Moore heading in to dynasty drafts and he may finally be turning the corner.
  • Raiders defensive lineman Lamarr Houston had himself another sack giving him four on the year and matching last year’s total. Houston has the potential to be a low-end, but steady, DL2/3 in dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Pittsburgh gets a win over Jets, 19-3

  • Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith looked exactly that. A rookie. He went 19 of 34 for 201 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had 34 yards 16 carries against a very good defense. He has yet to crack 4.0 YPC but he’s only played in two games this year. It’s too early to tell how good Bell will be but he’ll be the work horse.
  • Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continues to hog all the attention in the Pittsburgh passing game, catching nine balls on 11 targets. He’ll continue to be a low-end WR1 in PPR leagues.
  • Jets defensive end Muhammed Wilkerson continues to prove his worth with two tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. At just 23, Wilkerson is someone to try to nab for your dynasty team as a long-term solution to your defensive line.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Vikings get first win over Steelers, 34-27

  • Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell made his debut and looked good. He only averaged 3.7 YPC on 16 carries but had four catches for 27 yards. His role should only increase throughout the year.
  • Minnesota quarterback Matt Cassel had a stellar day with a 64% completion percentage, 10 YPA, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Minnesota will still search for a quarterback to groom but Cassel could have value this year in an effort to audition for a job next year. Just don’t be in a hurry to ride him to a championship.
  • Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown continues to snag the most targets for Pittsburgh. With 13 more to go with 12 catches, there is no doubt Brown is bottom-tier WR1 for dynasty purposes and more ideally a WR2.
  • Pittsburgh rookie receiver Markus Wheaton saw five  targets today, a season-high. As Wheaton develops, he’ll get more looks. He’s a good buy-low candidate.
  • Minnesota linebacker Chad Greenway had his best game of the year with 10 tackles, a sack, an interception and a pass defended. At 30, Greenway is most likely on the downside of his career and could make great trade bait for a contending dynasty team.