- Giants running back David Wilson now has his neck brace off after surgery. It’s good news for Wilson but dynasty owners are still in a holding pattern. Wilson’s availability right now is a complete question mark.
- New Browns coach Mike Pettine is a fan of quarterback Brian Hoyer. At the very least, Hoyer will enter the season as one of the better backup prospects in all of football. It’s even possible the Browns take a project at QB and allow Hoyer the starting job one more year.
- In an interesting stat, Texans quarterback Case Keenum lost more yards per sack than any other quarterback in the league. Keenum is not the long-term answer at quarterback for the Texans who are widely expected to draft one in May with the first overall pick.
- The Frank Gore contract with San Francisco is finally becoming an issue with Gore due $6 million next year at age 31. Even an amateur Madden player in Franchise mode would know that is too much for a 31-year old. It shouldn’t be an issue as Gore is expected back next year but his days are numbered as a reliable fantasy back. Trade him now and look for Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore to get more looks in 2014 no matter what.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Jaguars down Texans, 27-20
- Texans quarterback Case Keenum was a disaster, going 16 of 29 for 159 yards, a touchdown and an interception. It’s safe to say Houston will not roll with Keenum at quarterback in 2014.
- Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew looked like his old, explosive self, going for 103 yards rushing on 14 carries including a vintage 48-yard run. He also added two catches for 20 yards. Jones-Drew is a free agent next year and won’t come close to his old self but could be a great change-of-pace back for his next team.
- Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson proved, yet again, that he’s quarterback-proof, hauling in 13 catches for 154 yards. Now, Johnson is also the only reliable receiving threat on a bad team and his value could change if he changes teams. But he’s about as reliable as it gets.
- Jaguars rookie safety Johnathan Cyprien had 11 tackles for his second straight double-digit tackle game. He’s up to 89 for the year and will easily pass 100. Cyprien is a good, young player on a young team that will only get younger. Keep an eye out.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Jaguars beat Texans, 13-6
- Texans quarterback Case Keenum’s downward trend continues. He went 18 of 34 for 169 yards, a 5.0 YPA, one interception and no touchdowns. Keenum started hot but hasn’t looked like the Texans quarterback of the future for weeks now.
- Texans running back Dennis Johnson filled in for the ice-cold Ben Tate, taking 13 carries for 74 yards and adding two catches for 13 yards. Johnson figures to be Arian Foster’s backup in Houston next year. You’d be wise now to try to pick off Johnson on the cheap.
- Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt had another great game, racking up nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. Watt’s quickly regained his All-Pro form after a slow start to the season.
- Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien had a solid outing with six tackles and his first (two) passes defended this year. Cyprien hasn’t had quite the year that was expected but he’s still young and has a ton of talent to produce. He could be had in your league on the cheap.
Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Raiders down Texans, 28-23
- Raiders rookie quarterback Matt McGloin went 18 of 32 for 197 yards and three touchdowns and no turnovers. If he keeps this up, the Raiders might also use their pick on something other than quarterback.
- Meanwhile, the Texans pulled Case Keenum in the middle of the game for Matt Schaub. It was odd in that Keenum was only 13 of 24 for 170 yards with one touchdown and one interception. It’s not like Houston has anything play for this year so why not let Keenum continue to learn on the job?
- Texans running back Ben Tate continued to impress with 88 yards on 19 carries to go along with to go along with four catches for 29 yards. Tate will continue to be the lead back this year and should be the feature back somewhere else next year.
- Texans tight end Garrett Graham had a big day with 136 yards on seven catches on 13 targets and a touchdown. Dont’ count on Graham in dynasty leagues, however, as Owen Daniels is fully expected to get the job back next year.
- Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had two more sacks to go along with five tackles. Watt now has 8.5 sacks on an otherwise disappointing (for him) season. Now might be a good time to buy (relatively) low.
Dynasty Recap – Week 10 – Cardinals edge Texans, 27-24
- The results on Houston quarterback Case Keenum were mixed as he threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions but only had a 4.7 YPA and did lose a fumble. No one doubts he’s been better than Matt Schaub but it remains to be seen if he’ll be a viable dynasty leaguer.
- Arizona coach Bruce Arians is back to his old ways and giving the ball more to Rashard Mendenhall than to rookie Andre Ellington with Mendenhall getting 13 carries to Ellington’s 11. Ellington averaged two more yards per carry, providing even more proof of his superiority. Ellington is the long-term play in Arizona.
- Texans running back Ben Tate didn’t exactly run away with the starting job, netting 56 yards rushing on 15 carries with three catches for eight yards. However, we won’t see Tate 100% until probably next season as he’s dealing with bruised ribs. He’s still a good long-term play.
Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Colts come back against Texans, 27-24
- Houston quarterback Case Keenum threw for 350 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions on 20 of 34 passes. While the Indianapolis doesn’t have a great defense, it’s an impressive line against any team. Keenum could be a good young quarterback to pick up for your dynasty team if you can’t snag a quarterback in the draft.
- Colts running back Trent RIchardson only had eight carries with Indianapolis behind most of the game. However, he only had 2.5 YPC, continuing a bad trend of not getting over 4.0. It might be time to sell high on Richardson.
- Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team with 12 targets, nine catches, 121 yards and three touchdowns. While the Texans season has gone down the tubes, the defense has still produced with a top defense in the league. Hilton is legit.
Daily Dynasty Update – October 18th
- Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles might be getting the ball more if that’s possible. While this is great news for 2013, keep an eye on Charles in the near future to make sure the tread doesn’t completely wear off those tires.
- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez stated he’s not asking for a trade. However, I’m sure Gonzalez didn’t envision the Falcons getting off to a 1-4 start which would lead one to believe he might give it another go. I’d be buying low on Gonzalez right now. Even if it’s for the last half of a season, he’s a top five tight end option and more so with Julio Jones out for the year.
- The Texans will start Case Keenum at quarterback Sunday. If Keenum can show anything against the Chiefs, don’t be surprised if Matt Schaub is permanently benched. Schaub has little to no value in dynasty circles anymore.
- Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is out again, giving Nick Foles another audition. It’s very possible Foles could be the starter going forward with another good showing. He threw for three touchdowns last week in a win over Tampa.