Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Browns slip by Bucs, 22-17

  • Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had a good game for a change with 300 yards and two touchdowns plus two interceptions. He was playing a weak defense so we wouldn’t too much into this performance. However, with the Browns at 5-3, don’t look for Johnny Football anytime soon.
  • In what could potentially be one of the first of many starts for Bucs running back Bobby Rainey, he ran for 87 yards plus a catch for 34 yards. Rainey will see better days this year but not much after.
  • Bucs rookie receiver Mike Evans broke out with seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He could be a WR1 by the end of the year.
  • With Mark Barron in St. Louis, Major Wright stepped in with 13 tackles. If he keeps this up, he could be considered a DB1 in the future.

Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Falcons destroy Bucs, 56-14

  • Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led the charge with 286 yards and three touchdowns and that was only through three or so quarters. Ryan is a low-end QB1 in dynasty but it seems to depend on the competition.
  • The main beneficiary of Ryan’s big day was receiver Julio Jones with nine catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns. He’s squarely in the top-tier of dynasty receivers.
  • A bright spot for Tampa was running back Bobby Rainey with 41 yards rushing but seven catches for 64 yards. For PPR leagues, Rainey can be a decent play. More importantly, it keeps Doug Martin’s value up in the air.
  • Also, with quarterback Josh McCown faring so poorly, look for Mike Glennon to get a shot. He can’t be much worse than McCown and has the weapons to be effective.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Rams escape Bucs, 19-17

  • New (?) Bucs running back Bobby Rainey ran wild with 144 yards on 22 carries plus three catches for 30 yards. With Doug Martin hurt, and in the dog house, Rainey should produce this year but we wouldn’t count on hims as a dynasty option…yet.
  • The good news for Zac Stacy owners is he carried the ball three times as much as Benny Cunningham. The bad news was it was only for 3.7 YPC and 71 yards total. Stacy continues to be a volume runner that shouldn’t be considered anything more than a RB2 in dynasty.
  • Rams receiver Brian Quick continues to have a strong outings, leading the team in targets, catches and yards with seven for 74 yards on nine targets. The Rams aren’t expected to contend this year which could lead to garbage time stats for Quick. Quick will be around St. Louis for at least one more year and could benefit even more with better quarterback play.

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 11 – Buccaneers beat Falcons, 41-28

  • Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon had another efficient day going 20 of 23 for 231 yards and two touchdowns with zero turnovers. If he keeps playing this well, Tampa may use their high pick to address other needs.
  • Bucs running back Bobby Rainey had a huge day with 163 yards rushing on 30 carries. Don’t get too carried away as Rainey has two running backs ahead of him on the depth chart.
  • Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson had a huge day as well with 10 catches on 12 targets for 165 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully, with some stability at the quarterback position, Jackson can continue to produce the way Tampa hoped with they signed him.
  • On the other side of the field, Falcons fill-in Harry Douglas had six catches for 134 yards on a touchdown. It will be interesting where Douglas fits in 2014 with Julio Jones coming back. Could he replace Roddy White as Atlanta’s #2?
  • Atlanta undrafted free agent linebacker Paul Worrilow continues his hot streak with 16  tackles. That’s now 54 in the last three games alone. Worrilow is proving he’s legit and should be picked up in all dynasty leagues.