- Broncos linebacker Von Miller won’t see game action until well in to pre-season after tearing his ACL last year. However, he should be ready for the season and could be a good LB2 for IDP leagues.
- Those holding out hope for David Wilson’s return can feel a little better now that he opened camp on the second string. Wilson’s long-term outlook will look better and better the longer he can stay healthy.
- Rams receiver Tavon Austin didn’t understand the playbook last year which led to his failed rookie season. Personally, we’re not high on Austin due to his (very) small size and situation.
- Get ready for a big workload for Eddie Lacy as the Packers don’t plan on slowing him down. Lacy is a sure-fire top five dynasty back and should be good for many years to come.
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Daily Dynasty Update – July 18th
- In another setback, it looks like 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore will start training camp on the Non-Football Injury list. It’s another sign that Lattimore will be behind Carlos Hyde when camp opens.
- In positive running back news, it looks like the Giants will have David Wilson for the season. Any dynasty owners still hanging out shouldn’t expect much from Wilson but could be a nice bounce back candidate in a limited role.
- Currently, look for the Bears to role with Jimmy Clausen as Jay Cutlers backup. Clausen might be worth a deep stash or taxi squad consideration, moreso if you have Cutler. Clausen will only be 27 this season and enters one of the better quarterback situations around.
Daily Dynasty Update – July 1st
- Confirming what we already knew, Giants running back Rashad Jennings will operate as the worse horse in a revamped New York offense. David Wilson is still not back and Peyton Hillis isn’t scaring anyone.
- It looks like Titans quarterback Jake Locker will be molded after other Ken Whisenhunt projects like Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner and be asked to stay in the pocket. Locker has wheels but not the arm so it’s an interesting route to go.
- After missing out on the entire 2013 season, Giants safety Stevie Brown says he is healed and ready to go. Brown had a productive 2012 before tearing his ACL and could be a reliable DB2 in dynasty leagues, only turning 27 this year.
- Titans tight end Delanie Walker expects a big season this year. He finished in the top 12 of tight ends last year and is being extremely undervalued.
Daily Dynasty Update – May 24th
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently said he’d like to play in to his 40’s. That’s great news for Brees owners considering that’s almost five years away.
- Big news for Robert Woods dynasty owners where he’ll man the slot in place of Stevie Johnson. With the addition of Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams, it should free Woods up.
- There continues to be doubt about David Wilson’s return to the Giants. Wilson is still ranked fairly high at 34 in our dynasty rankings but his status is truly questionable.
Daily Dynasty Update – May 12th
- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton survived the draft with no serious competition. His dynasty value is still shaky but it appears Dalton dynasty owners can hold on to hope another year.
- In other Bengals news, the Law Firms time is about done after Cincinnati drafted Jeremy Hill from LSU. Green-Ellis dynasty owners can drop him.
- The Giants now expect running back David Wilson to be cleared for camp. Unless you have a deep roster with a taxi squad, Wilson probably isn’t worth keeping.
- Browns receiver Josh Gordon will probably be suspended at least half the year, if not the entire year. It’s a big blow for the Browns after a much celebrated draft.
Daily Dynasty Update – April 23rd
- The Raiders finally sent quarterback Terrelle Pryor out-of-town, trading him to Seattle for a seventh round pick. Expect Pryor to play all over the place but not to be a solid dynasty contributor.
- Giants running back David Wilson expects to be cleared by OTA’s next month. It’s a great sign for Wilson but carries a huge risk for himself and dynasty owners. With the signing of Rashad Jennings in New York, it’s no guaranteed Wilson sees meaningful playing time even if he comes back.
- Bears linebacker Shea McClellin is taking the switch to the position seriously after intense training for it this off-season. He’s a sleeper LB in IDP dynasty leagues in 2014.
- Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is progressing well from surgery last season. Kelce was high on dynasty mock drafts last year after being drafted in the third round. He was slated to be the third option in the Chiefs offense before going down with the injury. With no apparent upgrades on offense, expect Kelce to reclaim that role.
Daily Dynasty Update – April 4th
- The Titans plan to have a committee and running back which isn’t good news for anyone. We fully expect Tennessee to draft a running back, most likely on Day 3 to compliment incumbent Shonn Greene and newly signed Dexter McCluster.
- Giants coach Tom Coughlin is counting on running back David Wilson this year. Dynasty owners should be a little less optimistic. If there’s a taxi squad or injured reserve, Wilson should be placed on that for a while.
- Former Texans tight end Owen Daniels has landed in Baltimore. He’ll be a decent backup option especially with Dennis Pitta suffering a major hip injury last season. It also officially opens the door for Ryan Griffin in Houston.
- 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman should be ready by mid-season. It’s a devastating blow for both the 49ers and Bowman dynasty owners. Hopefully, both can survive the first half of 2014 without him.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 12th
- The Giants are expected to make running back Rashad Jennings their starter after signing him on the first day of free agency. David Wilson’s dynasty stock remains in a stand still as Jennings will turn 29 in a few weeks. Andre Brown’s future may be in doubt.
- On a related note, running back Darren McFadden re-signed with the Raiders where he’ll battle Latavius Murray for the starting job.
- In a surprising move, the Chargers signed running back Donald Brown and, effectively, downgraded the entire San Diego backfield for fantasy/dynasty purposes. Brown played like a starter down the stretch in Indy and will now take snaps from both Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.
- Another head-scratcher was the Saints signing safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd was, arguably, the best safety available but to commit that much money ($28 million guaranteed) is odd. Either way, Byrd is a top safety in IDP leagues and inserting him in one of the league’s most aggressive defenses should be good times.
- The Bengals re-signed receiver Andrew Hawkins after he received an offer from division rival Cleveland. Hawkins was hurt most of last year but did show some promise as a dynamic option in the slot. He’s worth a stash in deep, PPR dynasty leagues.
- Saints running back Darren Sproles is not expected to be cut but, instead, should be traded soon. His value will entirely depend on where he ends up but his days as a RB2 are over.
- The Colts re-signed running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who should be in the mix for backup duties now that Donald Brown is gone.
Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – March 2014
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- Top five has a slightly different order but the same players: LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy now at 3, Adrian Peterson now at 4, and Doug Martin dropping to 5.
- The risers this month include Bernard Pierce, David Wilson, Latavius Murray, Rashad Jennings, and LeGarrette Blount. Pierce’s rise is inherently tied to Ray Rice‘s fall. Rice’s production dropped off a cliff last year and an off-season domestic assault incident doesn’t help. Wilson looks as healthy as he has in a while and there is optimism he’ll pick up where he left off as the primary back in New York. Murray ad Jennings, The two Oakland backs, now have a clear path to a more prominent role now that the Raiders are letting Darren McFadden walk. Blount’s rise will only prove accurate if he sticks in New England where coach Bill Belichick got the absolute most out of him.
- Drops this month include Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren Sproles, Danny Woodhead, Rashard Mendenhall, and Fred Jackson. Jones-Drew’s impending free agency, and where he signs, are resulting in his fall as he’s most likely done as a featured back. Sproles, recently released by the Saints, looked bad down the stretch and, at 32, still struggle to find a similar situation as he had in New Orleans. Woodhead’s play also tailed off at the end of 2013 but his value in PPR dynasty leagues should be higher. Mendenhall looks set to retire. And finally, add another year to Fred Jackson who, at 33, is officially the oldest running back on the list. His only value is if you need to win this year.
Daily Dynasty Update – February 17th
- Look for Eagles tight end Zach Ertz to be the primary receiving end next year, supplanting Brent Celek. It only makes sense as Philadelphia invested a 2nd round pick in Ertz and he has the tools to contribute now.
- The running back situation in Indy is wide-open headed in to 2014. I still say this could be a great time to buy-low on Trent Richardson. Will he be a top five dynasty back? Probably not. But is he better than his performance in Indy last year? I think so. It wouldn’t hurt to investigate the possibility of acquiring him in your dynasty league.
- Giants running back David Wilson is recovering nicely from neck surgery which is good news in any capacity. Dynasty owners that held on to him may reap the benefits after all.
- It’s looking more likely that LaMarr Woodley will not be in Pittsburgh next year unless he takes a massive pay cut. This means Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones are first in line to start in 2014. Stay tuned.