Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Broncos 31, Chiefs 24

Broncos

  • He may not be the same old Peyton Manning but he’s still pretty good. On 45 pass attempts, he had just 256 yards but made that up with three touchdowns.
  • Meanwhile, his receivers aren’t going anywhere either with Demaryius Thomas catching eight balls for 116 yards and Emmanuel Sanders catching eight for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas should still be considered a low-end WR1 for dynasty purposes but ring as much fantasy value as you can out of Sanders.
  • The running game is not performing as everyone thought they might with just 61 yards between Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. As long as the Broncos keep winning, it’s doubtful they switch to the run.

Chiefs

  • Not much to get excited about except for Jamaal Charles. He ran for 125 yards and a touchdown but did have two costly fumbles. Regardless, Charles is still a RB1 in dynasty circles thanks to his rock-solid status as the starter.
  • Receiver Jeremy Maclin had just four catches for 57 yards on seven targets. Unfortunately, that may be the typical stat line for Maclin in Kansas City.
  • In IDP land, linebacker Justin Houston had two more sacks because THAT IS ALL JUSTIN HOUSTON DOES. He’s a top linebacker in IDP leagues, especially in big-play leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Broncos 19, Ravens 13

Broncos

  • Peyton Manning’s bad day was part of a trend for Denver. Manning had only 175 yards plus an interception. Whether it’s the decreased arm strength or something else, Manning can’t be counted on to be a QB1 right now.
  • In the running game, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson had the same amount of carries. Good for Hillman, not good for Anderson. It remains to be seen if that trend continues.
  • The receiving game didn’t have much to show with Demaryius Thomas catching seven for 60 and Emmanuel Sanders catching eight for 65. No receiver should be counted on to be a WR1 until Manning’s issues are sorted out.

Ravens

  • It was bad.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – July 2014

Complete dynasty running back rankings can be found here.

  • andersonTop five remains the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, Doug Martin and Gio Bernard staying in that order.
  • The big movers this month include Broncos backup C.J. Anderson, who ended last season ahead of Ronnie Hillman, up to 59 after not being ranked; and Browns rookie Isaiah Crowell up to 57 from 62, who moves up after more talk of a committee in Cleveland.
  • The drops this month include Darren Sproles from 51 to 55 after assurances that LeSean will still get his; Kendall Hunter from 59 to 64 after it appears Carlos Hyde is most likely to take over Frank Gore’s carries; and LeGarrettee Blount from 61 to 65.