Tom Brady keeps on rolling with 355 yards and two touchdowns. He’s so far ahead of most quarterbacks that, despite the age, he has to be a top-five dynasty QB.
Likewise, Rob Gronkowski had 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. He’s dynasty’s top TE. Period.
On defense, linebacker Jamie Collins led the way with 12 tackles plus a sack. He should be considered a LB1 in dynasty IDP formats.
Even though he’s not the long-term answer, Ryan Fitzpatrick is a solid option this season. Today, he had 295 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. It’s possible you could sell him this year to a win-now team.
Receiver Eric Decker continues to provide value under the radar with six catches for 94 yards and a team-high 12 targets. Decker has succeeded despite changes in coaches and quarterbacks.
Defensive end Sheldon Richardson added another sack in his second game back. He’s a DL1 when healthy and playing but it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll be back with New York next year. I might try to sell high.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a slow day by his standards with 237 yards and three touchdowns. He’ll be an elite option in dynasty for the 2-3 years he has left.
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas continued his hot streak with 10 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. He’ll continue to be an elite option as long as Peyton is there.
Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had his best game of the year with 10 catches for 68 yards on 12 targets. There just isn’t another target in New York besides Eric Decker which means Amaro should continue to rack up targets.
Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson had a big day for a lineman with eight tackles and a sack. He’s gotten off to a bit of a slow start but is no worse than a DL2 in dynasty formats.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in top form with 346 yards and three touchdowns. Thanks to his production and age (unlike Drew Brees and Peyton Manning), he’s the consensus QB1 in dynasty formats.
The primary beneficiary was receiver Jordy Nelson at nine catches for 209 yards on a staggering 16 targets. Thanks to his extension, Nelson is a consensus WR1 in all dynasty formats.
Meanwhile, Jets receiver Eric Decker was having a nice day with four catches, 63 yards and a touchdown before getting injured. Decker is proving he can be a reliable WR2/3 in dynasty formats even with questionable quarterback play.
Packers safety Morgan Burnett had another great day with 11 tackles and a pass defended. He’s a legit DB1 in all dynasty formats.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith had an up and down day going 23 of 28 for 221 yards, a touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble. It’s looking more and more like that’s what a typical Geno Smith day will look like. He can be downgraded in dynasty.
The Jets running game was split with Chris Ivory going for 10 and 102 yards (and a touchdown) and Chris Johnson getting 13 carries for 68 yards. Johnson added five catches for 23 points and a touchdown. Johnson would be the better play in PPR leagues.
Eric Decker left no doubt about who the top receiver is in New York with five catches for 74 yards and led the team in targets.
A bright spot for the Raiders was on the IDP side with linebacker Sio Moore racking up 13 tackles and a sack. With those numbers, Moore could be a LB2 in dynasty leagues.
The Jets have their receiver in Eric Decker, who signed for five years and $36.5 million. Obviously a downgrade without Peyton Manning, Decker is still the top receiving option on a team so will warrant some consideration in dynasty leagues. He’s also on a young team that can develop. Currently, he’s no more than a WR3 until he proves otherwise.
Golden Tate is now in Detroit, which should immediately boost his dynasty value. Being in a high-powered passing offense, instead of the run-heavy Seattle offense, will allow Tate to hit career numbers. He could be a WR2 candidate for a few years.
Josh McCown currently sits as the starter in Tampa after signing with them. 35 at the beginning of the season, McCown is a short-term dynasty option, at best. Luckily, Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin won’t suffer as McCown’s not necessarily a downgrade from the likes of Mike Glennon.
Texans running back Arian Foster is looking good coming off another surgery. Reports are he should be good to go for training camp, making him a potential buy-low candidate for those teams tired of his injury history. While not banking on Foster as a RB1, he’d be an ideal RB2.
The Cardinals are hoping to retain linebacker Karlos Dansbywhich would be a boost for them and Dansby’s dynasty value. Dansby was a top five linebacker in most IDP leagues so anything that would allow him to repeat that success, like staying with the team in which he achieved it, would be ideal.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a great day with 400 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. No words.
Broncos receiver Eric Decker went off with 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. So did Demaryius Thomas with eight catches for 123 yards and another touchdown. They probably won a few teams some championships.
Texans rookie tight end Ryan Griffin had five more catches for 66 yards as the starter. Griffin is an interesting asset in dynasty leagues as Houston will look to re-build next year and Griffin’s youth and cheap contract will look attractive.
Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball impressed with 117 yards on just 13 carries while incumbent Knowshon Moreno ran for just 18 yards on 15 carries. Moreno’s came in to the game nicked up but it’s encouraging that Ball was so productive against a decent defense and, maybe most importantly, didn’t turn the ball over. More performances like that and Ball will have some momentum heading in to the 2014 season.
Broncos receiver Eric Decker was Peyton’s man-crush this week with eight receptions for 174 yards and a ridiculous four touchdowns. Not to be outdone Demaryius Thomas had 106 yards on just three catches. You really can’t go wrong with either one.
Chiefs middle linebacker Derrick Johnson had nine more tackles to bring his season total to 92. Johnson is signed relatively cheap through 2015 so Johnson should continue to put up LB1 tackle numbers.
Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed continued his breakout role with eight catches for 90 yards, albeit mostly in garbage time. Nonetheless, Reed is a good, young tight end that should be around awhile.
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno continues to stick around with 44 yards rushing to go along with six catches and 89 yards receiving.
Meanwhile, Denver’s receivers continue to enjoy the spoils of catching passes from Peyton Manning. Wes Welker had six catches for 81 yards on 10 targets, Demaryius Thomas had seven catches for 75 yards on 11 targets and Eric Decker had four catches for 42 yards on seven targets. Like I said, you can’t go wrong with either one. Thomas might have a slight edge because of his age and contract.
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had 10 tackles to give him 59 on the year. Currently, he’s on pace for almost 120. At just 23, Trevathan could be a valuable linebacker for your dynasty team.