Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Bengals 34, Bills 21


  • 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.


  • 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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Giants 24, Bills 10


  • Eli Manning had another decent outing with 212 passing yards and three touchdowns to go with one interception. Eli will always be a middle-tier QB2 in dynasty formats but could have good days with Odell Beckham in the mix.
  • Speaking of, ODB had just five catches for 38 yards on 12 targets. Beckham’s rookie year was always seen as a fluke but he was still expected to be a WR1. You can’t say that one month into his sophomore season.


  • Rookie running back Karlos Williams had just 40 yards on 18 carries but with the Giants ahead big for most of the game, there was no need to run the ball for Buffalo. Williams will do better.
  • Tight end Charles Clay continued his roll with nine catches for 111 yards on 13 targets. Without Sammy Watkins, Clay was Tyrod Taylors favorite target but he could enter the low-end TE1 conversation with more performances like this.
  • Safety Corey Graham had 13 tackles and a sack in another DB1 performance. He’s had double-digit tackles in three straight games and should be considered a good DB in IDP dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Dolphins blank Chargers, 37-0

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a good day with 288 yards passing and three touchdowns to go along with 47 yards rushing. Tannehill continues to have his good and bad days and is no better than an inconsistent QB2.
  • A beneficiary of Tannehill’s good day was tight end Charles Clay with five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. Now that Clay is healthy he’s heating up and is a decent low-end TE1.
  • Rookie receiver Jarvis Landry is also impressing with five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. Landry has been consistent the last few weeks and could be the top target in Miami next year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Dolphins upset Bears, 27-14

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had another efficient day with 277 yards on 25 of 32 passing and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He’s still not in the QB1 conversation but he should be a starting quarterback in the NFL for a while.
  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a horrible day with only 190 yards and a touchdown plus an interception. Cutler is normally on the low-end QB1 tier but more days like today and he’ll play himself out of that.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had a good day with 49 yards rushing plus six catches for 60 yards and two total touchdowns. There hasn’t been a better running back this season but dynasty owners would be wise to get ahead of the game and see what they can get for him.
  • Dolphins tight end Charles Clay had a good day with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. So Tannehill goes, so goes Clay. He’s not a TE1 at this point until he can be more consistent.

Dynasty Impact – Miami Dolphins select Ja’Wuan James, OT

jamesDynasty Impact: Perhaps the most obvious positional need in this draft, the Dolphins picked a player in James that could start right away. His strength is in the pass game so Tannehill’s stock should go up. The extra protection should help anyone catching a pass from Tannehill including Mike Wallace and Charles Clay. Could play both the right or left tackle position.

Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – January 2014

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  • Colts tight end Dwayne Allen jumped up a bit. I’m guessing it has more to do with fellow Colts tight end Colby Fleener‘s ability to take the starting job after Allen’s injury and run with it. Allen has more upside. 
  • Dolphins tight end Charles Clay continues to move up as he was one of the few bright spots on the Dolphins offense this year.  That team has many holes but Clay gives them some stability at the position. 
  • Two rookies enter the rankings – Oakland’s Mychal Rivera and Seattle’s Luke Willson. Both played sparingly this year but showed flashes of ability. They’ll be playing for starting jobs in 2014 so now is the time to snag them.
  • Meanwhile, Seattle’s incumbent tight end, Zach Miller, continues to drop, likely because of the small chance he has of coming back to Seattle. Miller appears to be at the end of the line. 
  • Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez continues to drop but until those retirement papers are filed, I’m expecting Gonzalez back next year. 

Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – December

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  • No changes in the top 11.
  • The big risers this month were Dennis Pitta (15), returning from injury, and Ladarius Green (17), who was more involved in the San Diego game plan late in the season. Both are young and good and should be even higher heading in to 2014.
  • The big fallers were Jermichael Finley (14), with questions lingering on how soon he’ll return, and Tony Gonzalez (24), who swears this is it. I’ll believe it when I see it.
  • Youngsters Charles Clay (37) and Tim Wright (29) enter the list thanks to injuries on their teams giving them an opportunity. Wright has more of a chance at sticking around with no clear answer in Tampa.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Dolphins edge Steelers, 34-28

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues his late season surge, going 23 of 39 for 349 yards and three touchdowns with one fumble lost. He’ll be just 32 entering 2014 and Pittsburgh has the makings of a good, young offense around him.
  • Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas went off for 105 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown in place of Lamar Miller. Don’t expect many more days like this from Thomas.
  • On the other side of the field, Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell performed well in the running game with 61 yards on 15 carries. He was even more impressive in the passing game with nine targets, hauling in five catches for 28 yards. Bell is proving he can be an every down back and will be viewed as such heading in to 2014.
  • Dolphins tight end Charles Clay led the Dolphins with 10 targets, seven catches and 97 yards and two touchdowns. He continues to have an impressive season in place of the injured Dustin Keller. It’s hard to imagine Clay’s role being diminished heading in to 2014.
  • Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds had another good game with eight tackles and two more sacks. He now has 31 tackles and five sacks in the last four games. Worilds will be a free agent in 2014 but should find a starting job somewhere.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Dolphins escape Chargers, 20-16

  • Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had another great game with 127 yards on 19 carries for a 6.7 YPC. Over his last five games he’s averaged 5.2 and played well. The Chargers appeared to have found the secret with Mathews which is use him in small doses and pair him with a pass-catching back. So far, so good. Mathews could still be on the upswing as far as dynasty trajectory value.
  • Chargers tight end Ladarius Green caught four passes for 81 yards on five targets. Green had a lot of hype heading in to the season but the Chargers have failed to utilize him. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for the rest of 2013 and beyond. Get in on Green while you can.
  • Meanwhile, Dolphins tight end Charles Clay is cashing in on his opportunity, catching six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Showing flashes of TE1 skill, Clay is a boom-or-bust pick right now but is still one of the better performers at the position. At just 24, Clay could be a decent long-term prospect.
  • Chargers safety Eric Weddle continue to put up DB1 numbers, this time with seven tackles, a sack and a pass defended. At 28, Weddle will be a DB1 for the foreseeable future.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Saints beat Dolphins, 38-17

  • Miami tight end Charles Clay had a solid day with six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. If your league classifies him as a tight end, he could be worth a stash long-term. Incumbent Dustin Keller blew out his knee in pre-season and is a free agent and rookie Dion Sims is better utilized as a blocker.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace continues to struggle. He only caught three of his seven targets, which doesn’t quiet the notion that him and Ryan Tannehill are having communication issues. It was curious that Miami signed Wallace for their west coast offense in the first place. With the team succeeding, it’s doubtful there will be a change in regime/scheme anytime soon.
  • Saints undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson led the team in carries with 12. He had only 37 yards but it bodes well that the team trusted him that much for the inevitable departure of Mark Ingram. Robinson is a guy to watch for deep dynasty leagues.