Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Steelers beat up Browns, 20-7

  • Heading in to 2014, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell looked good, rushing for 90 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Bell will be a RB1 in 2014.
  • Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown capped his stellar 2013 season with nine catches for 87 yards, finishing with over 100 catches and just shy of 1,500 yards. He also had five catches and 50 yards in each game, a first in NFL history Brown has elevated his game into WR1 status and will be just 26 heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Browns receiver Josh Gordon had seven more catches for 82 yards. Gordon elevated his game to a top five dynasty receiver in 2014 and, assuming the offense improves around him, should be even better.
  • With Jason Worilds out, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones stepped in admirably with nine tackles and a pass defended. It’s been a largely disappointing 2013 for Jones but it’ll be interesting to see what the Steelers do between Jones, Worilds and LaMarr Woodley.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Jets beat Browns, 24-13

  • Today was a good day with Geno Smith going 20 of 36 for 214 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, and 48 yards rushing. Depending on coach Rex Ryan’s future, Smith could be back as the starter next year.
  • Jets running back Chris Ivory had 109 yards on 20 rushes, showing dynasty owners what he’s capable of when given the chance. He’ll be a low-end RB2, high-end RB3 next year.
  • Browns receiver Josh Gordon bounced back a little with six catches for 97 yards. He’s firmly entrenched as a Tier 1 receiver for 2014 and the settling of the quarterback situation should only solidify that.
  • Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson had 11 more tackles for 132 on the year. There were some questions about Jackson adjusting to the new 3-4 defensive scheme but he’s squashed those. He’ll be a LB1 heading in to 2014.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Bears upend Browns, 38-31

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler came back and looked like his old, uneven self. Going 22 of 31 for 265 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, Cutler will return as a boom-or-bust option for the rest of this season.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continues his stellar season with 127 more yards rushing. He has over 1,000 yards rushing with a 4.6 YPC. He also has over 500 yards receiving. He’s a bona fide RB1 heading in to 2014.
  • Browns safety Tashaun Gipson with eight tackles and two interceptions including a pick six. Teamed with fellow safety T.J Ward, who had nine tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, the Browns defense is solid heading in to 2014.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Patriots beat Browns, 27-26

  • For the last few games, and even in this one, it looked like Tom Brady was back. He went 32 of 52 for 418 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Of course, that was before the latest Rob Gronkowski injury. Stay tuned to see how Brady adjusts (again).
  • Browns receiver Josh Gordon did things again. Catching seven for 151 and a touchdown, it’s fair to wonder if Gordon has reached the top-tier of dynasty receivers.
  • Patriots running back Shane Vereen had quite the day out of the backfield, catching 12 for 153 yards. He even included a rushing touchdown. Vereen is under contract for one more year when he could be ‘Woodheaded’ out of New England but, for now, Vereen is a fine dynasty running back, especially in PPR leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Jaguars escape Browns, 32-28

  • Browns receiver Josh Gordon went off (again) for 10 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also quarterback-proof and should be even better as time goes on.
  • Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts tied for the team lead with 11 targets and six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. Shorts continues to impress in light of the turmoil in Jacksonville. Should they draft a decent quarterback next year, Shorts has dynasty potential.
  • Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny had 11 more tackles with 0.5 sacks and a pass defended. Posluszny is already over 100 tackles on the year but is due to make $7.45 million next year. He could be a casualty in a new Jacksonville regime.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Steelers take care of Browns, 27-11

  • Fantasy-wise, this game was about Josh Gordon who had 237 yards on 14 catches. That is all.
  • On the other side of the field, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown had six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be a WR1 option week-in and week-out.
  • Teammate Heath Miller continues to be one of Big Ben’s most popular targets, finishing second to Brown. Miller is vastly underrated and is a solid TE2 in dynasty leagues.
  • Browns safety T.J. Ward continues to play solid IDP football with nine tackles, two of those for a loss. Ward had over 100 tackles in his only 16-game season and his on his way again this year. As long as he’s healthy, Ward is a DB1.