Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Saints edge Falcons, 17-13

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a good day, going 23 of 33 for 278 yards and two touchdowns with an 8+ YPA. Brees is a top three dynasty quarterback, regardless of age.
  • Saints running back Pierre Thomas had a great day in place of Darren Sproles. Rushing for 73 yards on just 10 carries he added 57 yards on five receptions. This just shows how valuable a primary running back in New Orleans could be.
  • Falcons receiver Harry Douglas continues to produce, drawing a team-high 11 targets for nine catches and 79 yards. It’s hard to say where Douglas fits in the 2014 Falcons plans but he’s making the most of his opportunity.
  • Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was a beast with six tackles, 2.5 sacks, two tackles for a loss and even a pass defended. At 24, Jordan is a definitive DL1 in dynasty circles.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Saints shut down Cardinals 31-7

  • With only one football to go around, your consistent targets in New Orleans’ offense are Jimmy Graham (15 targets), Marques Colston (8), Darren Sproles (6), Pierre Thomas (6). Anyone other receiver should be avoided in dynasty fantasy circles. 
  • Saints rookie running back Khiry Robinson took advantage of mop up duty with 38 yards on four carries. He averaged over 4.0 YPC and nine yards per reception in the pre-season. He could get more looks if Mark Ingram continues to struggle. 
  • Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan tacked on two more sacks against Cardinals statue Carson Palmer. Jordan is legit though and, at just 24, could be your DL1 in dynasty fantasy football for many years. 
  • Likewise, Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro filled up the stat sheet nicely with seven tackles a pass defended and an interception. 
  • The Cardinals only ran the ball 16 times after getting behind early. Rashard Mendenhall was the lead back but he isn’t the long-term solution. Andre Ellington and Alfonso Smith had their moments with Ellington being targeted six times in the passing game and Smith scoring the Cardinals only touchdown. Either one could have long-term opportunities in the desert.