2015 NFL Draft – 8th Overall Pick – Falcons Draft Vic Beasley

The Falcons address their defense with the selection of edge rusher Vic Beasley with the 8th overall pick.

Seemingly fielding a weak defense every year, the Falcons added the best edge rusher available in Beasley. He’ll slot in to linebacker in the Falcons 3-4 scheme with his talent alone being enough to start immediately.

For IDP purposes, much like Fowler, his only value is if you’re in a big play league with an emphasis on sacks. His ceiling is a consistent double-digit sack artist in a division that’s known to sling it around.

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Dynasty Impact – Atlanta Falcons select Jake Matthews, OT

matthewsDynasty Impact: Unlike the raw Greg Robinson, drafted second overall, Matthews can start right away. His most value would be at left tackle but could be plugged in any position and upgrade the Falcons line. For Atlanta’s specialists, the pick will only help as Matt Ryan should stay upright more with Julio Jones the primary beneficiary. Both of their dynasty stocks are pointing up and Matthews should be a key contributer for a long time.

Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Dolphins slip by Falcons, 27-23

  • The Dolphins had a fairly efficient night scoring 27 points on 55 plays. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had 236 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He’ll never be a long-term solution in dynasty leagues but he might not be a bad QB2.
  • Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers had himself a nice day with 86 yards rushing and two catches for seven yards in place of Steven Jackson. Now would be a good time to sell high as Jackson might not be back until week 7 and Rogers is, by no means, the long-term solution. He has yet to crack the 4.0 YPC mark and won’t anytime soon.
  • Dolphins rookie defensive end Dion Jordan had his second straight quiet game after racking up a sack in his pro debut. Now might be the time to pluck him off an unsuspecting victim and stash him away for taxi squad purposes.
  • Meanwhile, Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe racked up 10 more tackles to go along with his 20 for the season. Ellerbe is a solid contributor in standard scoring IDP dynasty leagues.