Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Panthers down Bucs, 31-13

  • Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon just couldn’t get anything going last night. Down early, Glennon ended up with 51 pass attempts but only threw for 275 yards for an anemic 5.4 YPA. It’s quickly becoming apparent that the Bucs will be in need of a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
  • Fellow Bucs rookie Mike James didn’t fare much better. He only had 10 carries for 39 yards but did see five targets and pulled in four catches. for 25 yards. James did nothing to carve out more playing time when Doug Martin returns.
  • Meanwhile, the Panthers continue to run the ball well with Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams, and Mike Tolbert each averaging over 4.5 YPC. Tolbert will probably be the one without a chair when Jonathan Stewart returns.
  • Bucs linebacker Lavonte David was bright spot on defense with 12 tackles, one sack and two tackles for a loss. David is one of the premier rushing linebackers in the league and would make a fine LB1/2 for many years.
  • On the other side of the field, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly continues his slow, but steady, pace with eight more tackles. Unless he goes on a run he won’t match last years tackle numbers but he’s still got as many interceptions as he did last year already. His stock may never be lower but it’s still higher than most.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Panthers destroy Giants, 38-0

  • There was nothing going on offense for New York. It might be time to jump ship on the Giants veterans for dynasty purposes. Guys like Hakeem Nicks or Eli Manning might net you some value.
  • One bright spot was safety Ryan Mundy who racked up nine tackles. Mundy took over the starting job for Stevie Brown earlier this year. With Brown out for the season, Mundy is worth a flyer.
  • For Carolina, DeAngelo Williams racked up 120 yards rushing. SELL. NOW. There won’t be a better time than right now to trade the 30-year old Williams for something.
  • Greg Hardy racked up three sacks for Carolina, proving just how valuable he is to Carolina’s front seven. Hardy is easily a top five defensive linemen in dynasty fantasy football.

Daily Dynasty Football Update – July 25th

Let’s do this:

  • DeAngelo Williams is penciled in as the starter at running back until Jonathan Stewart can prove he’s healthy. When that will be, no one’s exactly sure. Williams is sure to be of some value this year with one of the best quarterbacks in the league and with no additions to the receiving corps. After 2013 is another story for the 30-year old which is why he sits at only 52 in dynasty rankings. Only draft/trade for Williams if you’re in win-now mode.
  • With Robert Griffin III still recovering from his knee injury, Kirk Cousins will take first-string snaps at quarterback for most of the pre-season. In his lone start last year, Cousins completed 70% of his passes on 37 attempts for 329 yards in a 38-21 win at Cleveland. With a solid pre-season, Cousins can improve his stock even further. Signed to a four-year rookie contract, the Redskins will use Cousins as much as they can before he makes great trade bait a la Matt Schaub. I love Cousins as a taxi-squad player that could be a starter in 2-3 years. And if you’re an RG3 fantasy owner, what are you waiting for?
  • The Chiefs seem to be setting up rookie tight end Travis Kelce to line up in a variety of positions which bodes well for targets. Drafted in the third round, Kelce is competing with Anthony Fasano and Tony Moeaki for snaps. Fasano was just signed in March but has traditionally been a blocker while Moeaki has significant injury concerns. Kelce had serious character issues coming in to the draft but, after being drafted in the 3rd round, would appear to be set up to be the long-term solution in Kansas City. Kelce currently sits at 20 in dynasty rankings thanks to his age and the fact that tight end is such a premium.