Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – 49ers dispatch Cowboys, 28-10

  • 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a good day with 200 yards passing and two touchdowns. He didn’t need to do much as the 49ers dominated early.
  • Cowboys running back Demarco Murray rumbled for 118 yards and a touchdown and sprinkled in three catches for 25 yards. Murray continues to be a low-end RB1 in dynasty formats.
  • The receiver that won’t quit, Anquan Boldin, had another good day with eight catches for 99 yards. He’s still a top target in the 49er offense.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Eagles squeak by Cowboys, 24-22

  • Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was his usual, efficient self going 17 of 26 for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Foles could be a top-1o dynasty quarterback heading in to 2014.
  • Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ran wild (again) with 131 yards on 27 carries. With his combination of age, skill, and opportunity, there’s simply no better option at running back in dynasty rankings.
  • Cowboys tight end Jason Witten showed he had some fight left, catching 12 passes for 135 yards. Despite his age, Witten is still a top five tight end in dynasty rankings ahead of 2014.
  • Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher had two more sacks to give him 11 on the year in a surprisingly good fantasy year. However, Hatcher will be 32 next year and the Cowboys scheme is up in the air. It would be best to avoid. 

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Cowboys escape Redskins 24-23

  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran for 96 yards on 22 carries for a 4.4 YPC with three catches for 15 yards. Murray is extremely effective this year with a 5.5 YPC. If the Cowboys do make a coaching move, hopefully the new regime utilize him more.
  • Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon had 11 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. With his age and talent, Garcon is a low-end WR1 heading in to 2014 but is more of a high-end WR2. Washington should also solidify its quarterback situation as well.
  • Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter led the team in tackles with 11. Carter’s had an uneven season and is highly questionable to return with many changes expected in the Cowboys defense.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Packers escape Cowboys, 37-36

  • Packers quarterback Matt Flynn led a wild comeback with 299 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Flynn could do that the last two games of the season and people still won’t forget about his forays into being a starter. However, Flynn could play his way into his old backup position. If you’re a Rodgers dynasty owner, you’d be wise to pick him up.
  • Packers running back Eddie Lacy ran all over the Cowboys, running 21 times for 141 yards and the winning score. He also added four catches for 30 yards. Lacy has had up and down games but should make a nice complement to Aaron Rodgers when he returns. 
  • On the other side of the field, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran for 134 yards on 18 carries for a 7+ YPC and a rushing touchdown. He also added four catches for 19 yards. Murray has been hot lately and has proven to be a viable RB2 when healthy.
  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant did Dez Bryant things. He caught 11 catches for 153 yards and a  touchdown. If anyone is going to challenge Calvin Johnson for top dynasty receiver, it’s Dez.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Bears dominate Cowboys, 45-28

  • Bears quarterback Josh McCown continues to impress going 27 of 36 for 348 yards and four touchdowns. It’s probably a stretch to envision McCown taking over the starting job but the Bears have to at least think about it,
  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had 18 carries for 146 yards. He might have had more if Dallas didn’t get blown out. Murray is a legit RB2 in dynasty circles for 2014. Just prepare for the inevitable injury.
  • Meanwhile, Mr. Reliable Matt Forte ran for 102 yards and also caught seven passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Forte was playing Dallas’ horrible defense  but he’s proven time and again he’s a RB1 in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Cowboys beat Raiders, 31-24

  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a big day with 63 yards rushing on 17 carries and three touchdowns. He also added five catches for 39 yards. Health has been an issue in each of Murray’s three seasons but you could do a lot worse with your RB2 position.
  • Raiders receiver Andre Holmes had a career day with 136 yards on seven catches. At 6′ 4″ and 210 pounds, Holmes has the physical traits to be a successful dynasty receiver. He just needed the opportunity.
  • Raiders linebacker Nick Roach continues to dominate the Mike position with 11 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Signed to a four-year deal before the season, Roach is already at 89 tackles through 12 games to go with 5.5 sacks,  three forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defended. And he still has a quarter of the season to go.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Cowboys escape Giants, 24-21

  • Giants running backs Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs took advantage of, quite possibly, the worst defense in football and ran all over the field. Brown had 21 carries for 127 yards and added four catches for 11 yards. Brown’s a free agent after this year but at just 26, he could still be part of a long-term committee with the injured David Ware.
  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had 102 yards on nine catches after being targeted an incredible 16 times. Personally, I view Dez as the second best receiver in dynasty circles.
  • Cowboys safety Barry Church continues his impressive 2013 campaign with 13 more tackles, taking him up to 93 for the year. Church is well on his way to 130+ tackles for the year. Church is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2016 so he should continue to see opportunities. However, if the Cowboys defense improves in the slightest, there won’t be so many runners and receivers open in space for Church to tackle.