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.
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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 Quarterback Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty quarterback rankings found here.

  • New entrant to the top five with Matt Stafford taking Drew Brees’ place at five. Order before that remains the same: Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton.
  • Big risers include Ben Roethlisgberger up to 7th from 11th; Ryan Tannehill up to 11th from 15th; and second-year Teddy Bridgewater up to 13th from 17th.
  • Some drops include Peyton Manning to 12th from 8th; Jay Cutler to 17th from 13th and Johnny Manziel from 29th to 24th.

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Updated Dynasty QB Rankings – March 2015

Complete updated dynasty quarterback rankings can be found here.

  • rodgersTop five remains unchanged: Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Drew Brees. 
  • Big risers this month include a couple of veterans in Tony Romo, up to 10th from 13th and Ben Roethlisberger to 11th from 14th; there’s also a couple of quarterbacks not on the previous lists in newly traded Sam Bradford to 27th and Zach Mettenberger to 29th. His rank will wholly depend on what the Titans do in the NFL draft.
  • The big drops are both Cleveland quarterbacks: Johnny Manziel to 24th from 20th; and newly signed Josh McCown to 33rd from 30th.

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Updated Dynasty Quarterback Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty quarterback rankings can be found here.

  • wilsonNew entry into the top five with Russell Wilson now 3rd behind Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers. Behind Wilson includes Cam Newton and Drew Brees. 
  • Big risers include some veterans written off in Tom Brady up to 9th from 19th and Ben Roethlisberger to 14th from 20th.
  • Big drops include Nick Foles from 9th to 15th; Robert Griffin from 11th to 18th and Teddy Bridgewater from 13th to 19th. Bridgewater should be the only one with a future of this bunch.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Steelers escape Jaguars, 17-9

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pedestrian day with 273 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars defense is solid so no need to raise the alarm yet.
  • Likewise, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had plenty of yards with 82 rushing and 36 yards receiving on five catches.
  • The Jaguars defense included middle linebacker Paul Posluszny and his 12 tackles, sack and one pass defended. He’s a consensus LB1 in all dynasty formats.
  • In the secondary, Jonathan Cyprien had his best game of the year with 11 tackles. As long as he’s healthy, Cyprien should be a DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bucs escape Steelers, 27-24

  • Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon had a good day in his first start with 302 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Glennon could still be the quarterback of the future in  Tampa so he’s worth a stash.
  • Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a big day 314 yards and three touchdowns with a lost fumble. Big Ben continues to put up low-end QB1 numbers this year and is worth a look in dynasty leagues if you’re in need of a QB.
  • The primary beneficiary was Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Brown is a legit WR1 in all dynasty formats.
  • Another good day was had by tight end Heath Miller who had his best game of the season with 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. Miller is no better than a TE2 in dynasty formats.