- Add one more coach that won’t make it to 2014 in Mike Munchak. His refusal to clean house among the coaching staff, while admirable, cost him his job in the end. For dynasty owners, this will be a positive step as there’s little to be excited about with the current Titans makeup (Kendall Wright, aside).
- Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland looks like he’ll get one more year in Miami. For dynasty owners, it’s safe to avoid Miami players for the next year until a new GM is hired.
- The Lions looks to hire an offensive-minded coach, whether its Ken Whisenhunt or Jay Gruden. Either one would inherit a stacked offense that could benefit even more.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Jets beat Dolphins, 20-7
- Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith went 17 of 27 for 190 yards and no touchdowns and no interceptions capping off an uneven year. Smith will be the starter heading in to 2014 but needs better options around him to improve.
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went 20 of 40 for 204 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions to end 2013. Tannehill is entering a crucial year where he’ll need to continue to progress in order to stick around. The Dolphins could also make a coaching change so stay tuned.
- Dolphins running back Lamar Miller finished 2013 with 73 yards on 17 carries. Miller could also be considered one of the biggest fantasy disappointments this year and there’s nothing to indicate he’ll turn it around in 2014.
- Dolphins safety Reshad Jones had 11 more tackles to finish the season with a career-high 107 tackles. His passes defended was down to four from nine but as long as the tackles stay consistent, he’ll be a DB1.
Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Bills blank Dolphins, 19-0
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill wast just bad. He went 10 of 27 for 82 yards. Of course, getting sacked seven times doesn’t help either. Long term, it doesn’t look like Tannehill will be the answer.
- The Bills run game had a good day with Fred Jackson running for 111 yards on just 19 carries and CJ Spiller going 77 yards on 20 carries. It’s hard to say if Buffalo will keep the timeshare going into next year. Jackson is under contract for one more year and has been a surprise in his age-32 season. It’s entirely possible we’re in this same spot next year.
- Bills rookie receiver Robert Woods tied for the lead in targets with five and had three catches for 70 yards. Woods hasn’t had quite as productive of a year as dynasty leaguers had hoped but with E.J. Manual heading in to his second year, the hope is the whole offense will progress.
- Bills safety Leodis McKelvin filled the stat sheet with six tackles, four passes defended and an interception. He now has 20 passes defended for the year, setting a career-high.
Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Dolphins upset Patriots, 24-20
- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t show any signs of slowing down without tight end Rob Gronkowski, going 34 of 55 for 364 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Brady is still a QB1 in dynasty leagues despite the seemingly lack of talent around him. He can make it work.
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had another good game going 25 of 37 for 312 yards and three touchdowns with zero turnovers. Tannehill has strung together three good games in a row to coincide with the Dolphins three game winning steak. Tannehill is slowly, but surely, progressing and should be an intriguing dynasty quarterback next year.
- Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola picked up the slack in place of Rob Gronkowski. Edelman had 139 yards on 13 catches while leading the team with 19 targets. Amendola finally busted out with 10 catches for 131 yards. Amendola is the only one of the two to be under contract next year so he’ll be the better dynasty prospect of the two.
- Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace had his fourth 100-yard game of the year with six catches for 105 yards on nine targets. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come but until Wallace can string together more games like this, he shouldn’t be trusted.
Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Dolphins edge Steelers, 34-28
- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues his late season surge, going 23 of 39 for 349 yards and three touchdowns with one fumble lost. He’ll be just 32 entering 2014 and Pittsburgh has the makings of a good, young offense around him.
- Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas went off for 105 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown in place of Lamar Miller. Don’t expect many more days like this from Thomas.
- On the other side of the field, Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell performed well in the running game with 61 yards on 15 carries. He was even more impressive in the passing game with nine targets, hauling in five catches for 28 yards. Bell is proving he can be an every down back and will be viewed as such heading in to 2014.
- Dolphins tight end Charles Clay led the Dolphins with 10 targets, seven catches and 97 yards and two touchdowns. He continues to have an impressive season in place of the injured Dustin Keller. It’s hard to imagine Clay’s role being diminished heading in to 2014.
- Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds had another good game with eight tackles and two more sacks. He now has 31 tackles and five sacks in the last four games. Worilds will be a free agent in 2014 but should find a starting job somewhere.
Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Dolphins destroy Jets, 23-3
- Jets quarterback Geno Smith just looks bad. He went 4 of 10 for 29 yards and an interception. It’s about time to jump ship on Smith.
- Meanwhile, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went 28 of 43 for 331 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Tannehill will never be more than a game manager and should be considered a low-end, but steady, QB2 in dynasty circles.
- Jets running back Chris Ivory rushed for 61 yards on 12 carries for a 5.1 YPC. Not bad but the Jets played behind most of the game and never allowed Ivory to do his thing.
- Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline caught nine passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. He led the team with 15 targets with the Dolphins taking advantage of a weak Jets secondary. Don’t expect long-term success with Hartline.
- Dolphins defensive lineman Olivier Vernon had another good day with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He now has 10 sacks on the year and has successfully held off #3 overall pick Dion Jordan to remain the starter. He’s an idea buy-low candidate.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Panthers slip by Dolphins, 20-16
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had an impressive game against a tough defense going 28 of 42 for 310 yards and a touchdown (plus one interception). Tannehill isn’t a bad dynasty prospect but he hasn’t shown himself to be special.
- Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace drew a team-high 10 targets with five catches and 127 yards and a touchdown. Don’t be fooled as these games have been few and far between for Wallace. Unless there’s a regime change (which there very well could be) and a different scheme is introduced, Wallace will continue to peddle water.
- Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis followed up his 17 tackle game with six more and a sack, a tackle for a loss and a pass defended. At 30 years old and signed to a (relatively) cheap contract, Davis is not a bad LB3 option.