Expect the Terrance West bandwagon to get that way too with West getting first-team reps in Browns camp. Recently signed Ben Tate is not likely to hold up a full 16 games so his immediate back up will be a hot commodity. West reminds some of Alfred Morris where he’s great at running and cut backs but not much else.
Bad news for Sean Weatherspoon as he ruptured his Achilles and will miss the entire season. It’s a big blow for Weatherspoon dynasty owners as he was expected to fully recovery from injury issues he sustained last year.
Look for the Jets to draft a receiver thanks to their belief that physical freak Stephen Hill can’t contribute in the NFL. Hill’s upside has always vastly outweighed his production.
49ers receiver Quinton Patton is expected to be a starter with the team by the time his rookie contract runs out in 2016. With several mock drafts pegging the 49ers to take a receiver, it’s hard to see where Patton would fit in but if you have a taxi squad, Patton is ideal.
The Steelers are expected to re-sign Jerricho Cotchery but not Emmanuel Sanders, meaning 2013 draft pick Markus Wheaton should step in to a starting role. Wheaton’s rookie season didn’t start off well after suffering an injury but with Sanders likely moving on, 2014 could be a break out year.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was his usual, efficient self going 13 of 18 for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson will never blow you away with his stats but he’s extremely consistent and is on a good, young team. That is a recipe for long-term success in dynasty.
Seattle running back Robert Turbin has been a steady stream of more work lately, getting seven carries for 17 yards. However, he’s averaging only 3.6YPC and isn’t doing anything to hold off promising rookie Christine Michael.
Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner continues to fill up the stat sheet, recording nine tackles, a sack and two passes defended along with an interception. Wagner is the biggest beneficiary of Seattle’s extremely talented defense. Hold on to him like grim death.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had a very efficient day going 19 of 26 for 287 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 11 YPA. Wilson added 20 yards rushing. Wilson will never be flashy but he is young and in a good situation for dynasty leagues.
Meanwhile, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan went 23 of 36 for 172 yards for a 4.8 YPA. This season is shot for Ryan but it makes him a good buy-low candidate.
Seattle rookie running back Christine Michael had 33 yards on eight carries. It’s the second game this season he’s had a 4.0 YPC out of the three he’s played. He’s showing competency in the Seattle offense and should be a bigger part of it next year.
Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow had 19 tackles (again). The undrafted free agent replaced Stephen Nicholas as a starter on the Falcons defense where he should continue to rack up tackles.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had an ok fantasy day, going 23/31 for 257 yards and over 8.0 YPA. He also had 61 yards on the ground but failed to score. Wilson will be a fine QB2 for many years to come.
Titans receiver Kendall Wright had the most targets of any Tennessee receiver with eight and had five catches for 69 yards. Wright is making the most of his weak supporting cast and is a great buy-low candidate.
Seattle running back Christine Michael had no carries (again) but don’t be deterred in his future talent. For dynasty leaguers, Michael is the ultimate taxi squad candidate.
Meanwhile, Tennessee running back Chris Johnson had 33 yards on 12 carries for an abysmal 2.8 YPC. Salvage whatever value Johnson has left and get rid of him now.
The Texans made a point to give it to Arian Foster who had 27 carries and six receptions. Backup running back Ben Tate had only seven carries and one catch. Don’t be deterred – Tate will still get his. Now would be a perfect opportunity to pick him off for your dynasty team next year.
On the other side of the field, neither of Seattle’s young running backs saw the field a lot either. Robert Turbin had just three carries while Christine Michael had nothing. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Seattle as to who is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch. Be cautious with both.
No Seattle receiver has separated themselves as far as targets. Golden Tate and Sidney Rice each had five, while Doug Baldwin had four. That is a situation to avoid for now and later.
Houston Tight End Garrett Graham had five catches on six targets. While three years younger (27) than incumbent Owen Daniels (30), Graham won’t get nearly as many looks unless Matt Schaub attempts 49 passes every game.
Houston linebacker Whitney Mercilus busted out with 2.5 sacks. The 2012 first rounder started the season as the starter and should be looked at on the waiver wire if you’re low on sacks.