Dynasty Impact – New England Patriots select Dominique Easley, DT

easleyDynasty Impact: Vince Wilfork is getting older and Easley has the hands and motor to contend. Doesn’t have ideal size but can overcome that with his explosiveness. Could be a Geno Atkins-type that draws attention away from ends Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones. Those two will benefit more than one can expect from Easley. Also has injury concerns that he will have to overcome.

Daily Recap – Week 9 – Patriots destroy Steelers

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finally woke up and went off for 432 yards and four touchdowns. Even with his age, Brady is in a pass-first offense and should be around for at least 2-3 years. He’s still a fine pickup in dynasty leagues.
  • The recipient of some of those yards was rookie Aaron Dobson who had five receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets. If Dobson can improve his catch rate, he’ll be the beneficiary for a long time.
  • Patriots running back Stevan Ridley also made a bit of a comeback with 115 rushing yards on 26 carries. Ridley will probably never be a top-tier option at running back but he should provide value with his youth and opportunity.
  • Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones had another two sacks to bring his season total up to 8.5. The second-year defensive end should also continue to improve and has an unusually high (for a defensive linemen) 50 tackles in nine games.