Daily Dynasty Update – March 19th

Daily Dynasty Update – March 17th

  • The Ravens signed recently cut receiver Steve Smith over the weekend. It should be a non-impact move as Smith’s value in dynasty had sharply decreased and isn’t expected to increase in Baltimore. It’s also not expected to affect Torrey Smith or Dennis Pitta’s value.
  • At the opposite end of the impact spectrum, Emmanuel Sanders signed with the Broncos. His value should be at an all-time high heading in to 2014.
  • The Patriots signed receiver Brandon LaFell to a short-term deal. He’s expected to compete with Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins for catches. You shouldn’t expect much from LaFell in dynasty.
  • Speaking of Patriots receivers, they re-signed Julian Edelman. Edelman’s dynasty value wouldn’t be higher anywhere else and he should continue to be a WR2/3.
  • In free agent running back news, the Browns signed Ben Tate who will be penciled in as the starter heading in to 2014. Tate only signed a two-year deal so he has limited time to prove his worth.
  • In non-free agency news, Arian Foster has been medically cleared by his doctors after a season-ending back injury. He could be a decent buy-low candidate to pick off from those scared off by Foster’s injury history. You shouldn’t rely on him as your RB1 in dynasty but would make an excellent RB2.
  • Seahawks tight end Zach Miller re-worked his contract to stay with the team. Luke Willson dynasty owners might have to wait a little longer to cash in on the dynasty hold.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Panthers slip by Patriots, 24-20

  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a ridiculous game, going 19 of 28 for just 209 yards but three touchdowns. He also added 62 yards on the ground. He’s a no-doubt, top five dynasty quarterback option.
  • Patriots running back Shane Vereen caught eight passes for 65 yards and was the most targeted receiver for New England with 11. At just 24, Vereen could be locked in to this role for many years, provided New England re-signs him after 2014.
  • Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell had another nice game with seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. He was also tied for most targets. Don’t get too excited, however, as LaFell is a free agent after this year and Carolina will surely look for an upgrade/heir apparent for Steve Smith.
  • New England defensive end Rob Ninkovich had two more sacks and a team-high nine tackles. It’s his third straight game with a sack as it looks like he’s finally turning on the jets. Keep monitoring his progress but, at this rate, Ninkovich should be a DL2 in your dynasty league.
  • Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly is also turning it in as he had 12 more tackles last night to give him 87 on the year. He’s firmly locked in as a LB1 in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Panthers dominate Vikings, 35-10

  • The Cam Newton we all know and love re-appeared. He had four touchdowns and 242 passing yards to go along with 30 yards rushing.
  • Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had his best game of the year with nine catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. I’d still wait to see if Rudolph keeps this up or if it was just a blip.
  • Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell had four catches for 107 yards. Don’t get too excited as the Panthers are sure to upgrade the position in the off-season. LaFell is still off dynasty radars.
  • Vikings rookie defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd had his first full sack to give him 1.5 for the year. The hope is he can develop into a Geno Atkins-type fantasy player and still rack up the sacks even though he plays the interior.