Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Lions slip by Saints, 24-23

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to a little normalcy with 342 yards and two touchdowns all without a full-strength Jimmy Graham. However, Brees has not looked like his usual self this year and is in the big group of QB1’s in dynasty formats.
  • The same could be said for Lions quarterback Matt Stafford with 299 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions without Calvin Johnson. He’s had a sub-par (for him) season as well and is squarely in the QB1 bunch but definitely not elite.
  • Lions receiver Golden Tate had a big day while continuing his big season with ten catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. Tate is a solid WR3/4 in dynasty formats.
  • Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton had a season-high 16 tackles and has solidified his standing as a low-end LB1 especially in tackle heavy formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Seahawks destroy Saints, 27-7

  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to separate himself among the second-tier of dynasty quarterbacks. He went 22 of 30 for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 47 yards on the ground. Wilson will never put him Peyton-like numbers but can be relied on a weekly basis to put up decent numbers.
  • Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton led the team with 12 tackles. Of course, with the Seahawks running 69 plays, someone was bound to make a ton of tackles. But back to Lofton, he now has 98 tackles through 3/4 of the season. His passes defended is way down from the last two years, where he had seven each year, as opposed to the two this year. Lofton is signed cheaply through at least the next two years and is just 27. He’s a good dynasty LB if you’re weak on tackles.
  • Meanwhile, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner continues to display LB1 performances with 11 tackles and a pass defended. On the year, he’s got 80 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and five passes defended. At just 23, he’s a LB1 in all dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Patriots stun Saints, 30-27

  • Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is back with 20 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, it could just be a sick joke by Bill Belichick but hopefully it’s a trend that continues.
  • On the other side of the field, Saints running back Darren Sproles had 12 targets to go with six catches and 58 yards. Sproles also had five carries. It’s the type of game fantasy owners of Sproles love but how long can it last for dynasty leaguers? Sproles is already 30 and only has one more year on his contract. Sproles fills a very niche role so it would be interesting to see if he could catch on with another team after his time in New Orleans is up.
  • Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton is showing his Pro Bowl form with 12 tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. Still just 27, Lofton is one of the few linebackers to  play in the middle each down and should still be considered in the LB2 discussion.