Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Bengals 34, Bills 21

Bengals

  • Another super performance from Andy Dalton with three touchdowns and 243 passing yards. His play has put him in the QB1 conversation.
  • The running back situation is much more like it was at the beginning of last year where it’s pretty even. Jeremy Hill had 56 yards on 16 carries while Gio Bernard had eight carries for 50 yards and a  touchdown. Bernard also added a 23 yard reception. Both should be considered no better than RB2s in dynasty formats.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had 1.5 more sacks for 6.5 through six games on the season. He’s just 26 but is easily a DL1 in dynasty formats.

Bills

  • Running back LeSean McCoy returned from injury with 90 yards on just 17 carries and a touchdown. He should produce at close to RB1 numbers for this year but it’s obvious his days are numbered. We’d trade him while you still can.
  • Tight end Charles Clay caught nine passes for 62 yards and continues to be a big part of the Buffalo offense. He’s squarely in the low-end TE1 conversation.
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Dynasty Impact – Cincinnati Bengals select Darqueze Dennard, CB

dennardDynasty Impact: Dennard has good size and speed and the Bengals got him at a good value. Has good anticipation and instincts, which could lead to an above average number of passes defended but still won’t have much of an impact in IDP leagues. Should help the rest of the Bengals defense in forcing more pressure and could bump up IDP players like Carlos Dunlap.

Dynasty Impact – Minnesota Vikings select Anthony Barr, LB

barrDynasty Impact: Barr will, most likely, play end for Mike Zimmer in the Carlos Dunlap / Michael Johnson role. If he plays end, he has the capability to get to double-digit sacks but is still raw. Has incredible speed and height at 6′ 5″ but checks-in at only 255-pounds. Even as a lightweight, Barr can knock quarterbacks out and should be an explosive player with the right coaching. For IDP leagues, Barr will be in the mix for best end after Jadeveon Clowney and could rise to a DL1/2.

Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Bengals scrape by Packers, 34-30

  • Cincinnati rookie running back Giovani Bernard continues to get more playing time.  He had 10 carries (same as BenJarvis Green-Ellis) and 5.0 YPC with four receptions for 49 yards. He’s the real deal. 
  • On the other side of the ball, Green Bay running back Johnathan Franklin had 103 yards rushing after taking over for James Starks. This after showing nothing in training camp and the season so far. Maybe this is a sign of things to come and Franklin can finally be the compliment to Eddie Lacy. He’s also in line for major time in years to come should Lacy get banged up. 
  • The Green Bay passing game continues to be an equal opportunity employer with targets all around to Jordy Nelson (9), Randall Cobb (11), and James Jones (8). James Jones is the only one not signed through next year and would be severely affected if he’s not in the Green Bay lineup. 
  • Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict racked up 11 more tackles. The 22-year old already has 28 tackles on the year, making him a tackle machine in dynasty leagues. He’s less big play but more solid contributor. 
  • The young bookends of the defensive line for Cincinnati each racked up a sack. Michael Johnson (1.5) and Carlos Dunlap (1.0) both still under 27 years of age, are solid defensive lineman in dynasty fantasy football. Either one would be a contributor. 

Daily Dynasty Update – August 16th

Fantasy drafts will be in full swing between now and the season. Let’s see what we got:

We’ll keep it short today. Updated rankings to come. Gooooooooood luck everybody.