Updated Dynasty DB Rankings – February 2014

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  • Top of the list remains the same with Packers safety Morgan Burnett and Vikings safety Harrison Smith claiming the top two spots.
  • The big risers include Cowboys safety Barry Church making an appearance in the top 10. Rams safety T.J. McDonald should also see more action in his second year.
  • The big drops include Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor for no other reason other than there’s just a ton of talent around him. Lions safety Glover Quin also drops. Quin has never had a 100-plus tackle season and the Lions big area of need is their secondary. Steer clear.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Cowboys escape Giants, 24-21

  • Giants running backs Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs took advantage of, quite possibly, the worst defense in football and ran all over the field. Brown had 21 carries for 127 yards and added four catches for 11 yards. Brown’s a free agent after this year but at just 26, he could still be part of a long-term committee with the injured David Ware.
  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had 102 yards on nine catches after being targeted an incredible 16 times. Personally, I view Dez as the second best receiver in dynasty circles.
  • Cowboys safety Barry Church continues his impressive 2013 campaign with 13 more tackles, taking him up to 93 for the year. Church is well on his way to 130+ tackles for the year. Church is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2016 so he should continue to see opportunities. However, if the Cowboys defense improves in the slightest, there won’t be so many runners and receivers open in space for Church to tackle.

Dynasty Recap – Week 10 – Saints dominate Cowboys, 49-17

  • The Saints ran all over the Cowboys with continual fantasy disappointment Mark Ingram thrashing them for 145 yards on just 14 carries. Pierre Thomas  added 87 yards on 17 carries. Don’t get too excited, however, as the Cowboys have one of the worst defenses in the league. Sell high on either one if you can.
  • The passing game also did damage but that was no surprise. Quarterback Drew Brees distributed the ball fairly evenly with Marques Colston leading the way in targets, catches and yards. It’s still a week-to-week guess who Brees’ favorite is with the exception of tight end Jimmy Graham. There just isn’t a receiver in New Orleans reliable enough to count on.
  • Cowboys safety Barry Church had 14 more tackles to give him 80 on the year putting him on pace for 128. Of course, with the Cowboys pass defense so abysmal, it’s not hard to envision any safety on the Dallas defense having a lot of tackles. It will remain to be seen if Church will still be around after the inevitable shake-up coming n the off-season.
  • Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter had a good day with 12 tackles, giving him 60 for the year. He’s now on pace for 100 tackles but, like Church, it remains to be seen if he’ll be around in Dallas in 2014.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Cowboys down Redskins, 31-16

  • Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had an off night passing, going 19/39 for 246 yards and a pick but still added 77 yards on the ground. There will be better games but rushing is always going to be an RG3 advantage. 
  • Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon had an incredible 15 targets. He only managed six catches for 69 yards but Garçon will continue to contribute even though he’s in a run-first offense.
  • Cowboys rookie running back Joseph Randle ran for 17 yards on 11 carries after replacing DeMarco Murray. Randle is Murray’s primary backup but still doesn’t look like he’s able to carry the load. The Cowboys can, and should, do better either in the draft or free agency to upgrade the position. Don’t waste your time on Randle. 
  • Cowboys safety Barry Church continues his solid season with nine more tackles and a pass defended. He had 47 tackles on the season which would put him well over 100. He’s also averaging almost a pass defended per game. After sitting out most of last year, Church should be a solid dynasty fantasy leaguer in the Dallas offense. 

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Broncos escape Cowboys, 51-48

  • You really can’t go wrong with either Peyton Manning or Tony Romo as your dynasty quarterback. That is all.
  • Denver running back Knowshon Moreno continued as the starter with 19 carries for 93 yards to go along with five catches. With Denver’s success, you have to wonder if they won’t want to keep Moreno beyond this year and inhibit Ronnie Hillman‘s and Montee Ball’s production
  • Denver tight end Julius Thomas was Manning’s favorite target with 12. As long as Peyton’s there, Thomas is a TE1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Cowboys rookie receiver Terrance Williams had a career best day with four catches for 151 yards. With more days like that, Dallas might be inclined to let Miles Austin go at some point.
  • Dallas safety Barry Church had 11 more tackles and is on pace for over 100 for year. At just 25, Church could be locked in to the free safety role for a while.