Dynasty Recap – Super Bowl 48 – Seattle thrashes Denver, 43-8

  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was his usual efficient self, completing 72% of his passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 26 yards rushing. Wilson performed admirably and is an ideal QB2 in dynasty leagues. A healthy Percy Harvin is just a bonus heading in to 2014.
  • Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record with 13 catches and added 118 yards and a touchdown. Thomas is firmly in the top-tier of dynasty receivers as long as Peyton Manning is around.
  • Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor had a big game with 10 tackles and two passes defended. Chancellor could have made a claim for game MVP but being the best player on a great defense will do. He’s a DB1 heading in to 2014.

Dynasty Recap – AFC Championship – Broncos beat Patriots, 26-16

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was incredible, going 32 of 43 for 400 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers. There’s no doubt who the top quarterback in fantasy is and even in dynasty leagues, Manning should be viewed as a top-five QB. You’ll only get 1-2 years from him but it’s hard to ignore that production.
  • Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, seemingly the only receiver that did anything decent this year, produced again. He hauled in 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. He finishes the year the team leader in targets, catches, and yards. Tom Brady has already pined for his return. If Edelman is back in New England, he’ll be a borderline WR1 in PPR leagues.
  • Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas took advantage of an injured Aqib Talib with seven catches for 134 yards and a touchdown. As long as Manning is his quarterback, Thomas is a bona fide WR1.

Dynasty Recap – Divisional Playoff – Broncos beat Chargers, 24-17

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had another efficient day, going 18 of 27 for 217 yards and two touchdowns with zero turnovers. Rivers had a resurgence this season thanks to the hiring of coach Mike McCoy and should be a QB2 in dynasty leagues as long as McCoy is around.
  • Broncos tight end Julius Thomas led the Broncos in receiving yards with 76 to go along with six catches and seven targets. Thomas had a break-out season and will be a top five dynasty tight end as long as Peyton Manning is around.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen led the Chargers in targets (9), catches (6), yards (142) and had two touchdowns. Allen established himself as the lead guy in San Diego and should flirt with WR1 status in dynasty leagues next year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Broncos beat up Raiders, 34-14

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was ridiculously good, going 25 of 28 for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Despite Manning’s age, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to trade or draft Manning for a chance to win it all in your league in the next year or two.
  • Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a decent day, going 21 of 38 yards for 207 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 49 yards rushing. It remains to be seen who sticks around next year but Pryor is still an intriguing prospect.
  • Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball continues to impress with 72 yards on 10 carries and, most important, no turnovers. Ball is someone to look at next year as possibly getting the starting job.
  • Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas capped his stellar 2013 season with six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. As long as Peyton is around, he’s a top five dynasty option at receiver.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 Recap – Broncos destroy Texans, 37-13

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a great day with 400 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. No words.
  • Broncos receiver Eric Decker went off with 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. So did Demaryius Thomas with eight catches for 123 yards and another touchdown. They probably won a few teams some championships.
  • Texans rookie tight end Ryan Griffin had five more catches for 66 yards as the starter. Griffin is an interesting asset in dynasty leagues as Houston will look to re-build next year and Griffin’s youth and cheap contract will look attractive.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Chargers upset Broncos

  • Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had a season-high 127 yards rushing and a touchdown. Mathews has stayed healthy this year and it’s paid off, already eclipsing 1,000 yards. He’ll never be a three-down back with Danny Woodhead in the fold but he can be productive.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen had only two catches but both were for touchdowns. He’s easily been the top rookie receiver and should hope Ken Whisenhunt sticks around as offensive coordinator.
  • Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had 10 more tackles to give him 114 on the year. He’ll be just 24 entering next year and should continue to be as productive for the foreseeable future.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Broncos beat Titans, 51-28

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was ridiculously good, going 39 of 59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns. Even if Peyton can play 2-3 more years, it would be worth it. He’s in the top-tier of dynasty quarterbacks.
  • Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball continues to play well while spelling Knowshon Moreno. Ball ran for 77 yards on just 15 carries while catching three passes for 10 yards. It’s hard to say what the Broncos plan is in 2014 but Ball should be a part of it.
  • Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunter had a good day with 114 yards on four catches on eight targets and a touchdown. It’s his second 100-yard game in three weeks. Between Hunter and Kendall Wright, Tennessee has solid receiving options if they can ever figure out the quarterback position. Hunter could be an intriguing dynasty prospect.
  • Titans safety Bernard Pollard had three passes defended, giving him eight on the year. In 2013, Pollard has 81 tackles, three interceptions, and the aforementioned eight passes defended. Another stat-filled season for Pollard and should be high on dynasty defensive back rankings.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Broncos shut down Chiefs, 35-28

  • Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball impressed with 117 yards on just 13 carries while incumbent Knowshon Moreno ran for just 18 yards on 15 carries. Moreno’s came in to the game nicked up but it’s encouraging that Ball was so productive against a decent defense and, maybe most importantly, didn’t turn the ball over. More performances like that and Ball will have some momentum heading in to the 2014 season.
  • Broncos receiver Eric Decker was Peyton’s man-crush this week with eight receptions for 174 yards and a ridiculous four touchdowns. Not to be outdone Demaryius Thomas had 106 yards on just three catches. You really can’t go wrong with either one.
  • Chiefs middle linebacker Derrick Johnson had nine more tackles to bring his season total to 92. Johnson is signed relatively cheap through 2015 so Johnson should continue to put up LB1 tackle numbers.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Patriots come back over Broncos, 34-31

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looked like his old self again with 344 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Even at 36, Brady is a low-end QB1 in dynasty.
  • Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno had a ridiculous night, carrying the ball 37 times for a career-high 224 yards and a touchdown. With a team-friendly club option for next year, expect Moreno to stick around at least through 2014.
  • Patriots running back Shane Vereen looked like a RB1 with eight catches for 60 yards. He also added 31 yards rushing after fumbles plagued other New England running backs. Vereen is only 24 and signed through next year so dynasty leaguers will get at least one more year out of him.
  • Broncos linebacker Von Miller had, by far, his best game of the year with eight tackles, two sacks, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Hopefully Miller put his off-field issues behind him for good and he can continue to produce like a LB1.