Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Patriots beat up Bills, 34-20

  • Bills quarterback Thad Lewis went 16 of 29 for 247 yards and a touchdown. If anything, Lewis has shown he’s a capable backup to E.J. Manual. Plan accordingly in 2014.
  • Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount ran wild for 189 yards on 24 carries as the rush running back (as opposed to the receiving running back). The Patriots running back will be one to monitor heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller ran for 105 yards on 19 carries along with five catches for 28 yards. It provided fantasy owners a glimpse of what could have been in 2013.
  • Patriots receiver Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 65 yards which gives him over 100 catches and 1,000 yards on the year. If Edelman re-signs with New England, he’ll be a  WR2 in dynasty leagues.
  • Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso capped his excellent rookie year with 14 more tackles. He finishes the year with 159 on the year and is a LB1 heading in to next year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Bills blank Dolphins, 19-0

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill wast just bad. He went 10 of 27 for 82 yards. Of course, getting sacked seven times doesn’t help either. Long term, it doesn’t look like Tannehill will be the answer.
  • The Bills run game had a good day with Fred Jackson running for 111 yards on just 19 carries and CJ Spiller going 77 yards on 20 carries. It’s hard to say if Buffalo will keep the timeshare going into next year. Jackson is under contract for one more year and has been a surprise in his age-32 season. It’s entirely possible we’re in this same spot next year.
  • Bills rookie receiver Robert Woods tied for the lead in targets with five and had three catches for 70 yards. Woods hasn’t had quite as productive of a year as dynasty leaguers had hoped but with E.J. Manual heading in to his second year, the hope is the whole offense will progress.
  • Bills safety Leodis McKelvin filled the stat sheet with six tackles, four passes defended and an interception. He now has 20 passes defended for the year, setting a career-high.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Bills escape Jaguars, 27-20

  • Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manual was efficient but uneven, going 17 of 24 for 193 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also tacked on 37 yards rushing while losing a fumble. Manual will need to cut down the turnovers going forward if he’s going to continue to progress.
  • Jaguars running back Jordan Todman had 109 yards rushing on 25 carries and added four catches for 44 yards in place of Maurice Jones-DrewTodman did well to make his case to stick around after MJD is a free agent.
  • Bills rookie receiver Robert Woods had his best game in a couple of weeks with five catches for 82 yards and led the team with six targets. Hopefullly him and quarterback E.J. Manual can develop even more in the off-season.
  • Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny had another double-digit tackle game with 13 with a sack. There’s few middle linebackers getting more opportunities than Pos right now. He’s a solid LB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Buccaneers beat up Bills, 27-6

  • Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manual was just bad. Going 18 of 33 for 184 yards, a 5.6 YPA, zero touchdowns and four interceptions. Manual wishes this season would end soon so he can improve upon it.
  • Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey ran for 127 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. Rainey is the third running back to be featured in Tampa’s offense this season after injuries depleted them. Even though he’s just 26, don’t expect Rainey to have any dynasty value after this season.
  • Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was all sorts of awesome with nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss, two passes defended and two interceptions. He’s a bona fide LB1 in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Falcons escape Bills, 34-31

  • Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid say, going 28 of 47 for 311 yards and a touchdown. Ryan has still had a decent season despite the Falcons record. He’ll be primed for a comeback season in 2014.
  • Bills running back C.J. Spiller carried the ball 15 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully Spiller’s injury woes are behind him and with Fred Jackson being one year older next year, maybe it’ll be time for Spiller to carry the full load.
  • Even with Falcons receiver Roddy White‘s breakout game of 10 catches for 143 yards, I’m more encouraged by fellow receiver Harry Douglas. He led the team with 15 targets and hauled in six of them for 73 yards. It’ll be very interesting to see what Atlanta does at receiver next year but Douglas has some potential.
  • Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow led the team in tackles and now has 89 on the year. It’s an incredible number when you consider he had 17 through the first seven games of the season. Undrafted out of Delaware, Worrilow looks like a keeper.