Daily Dynasty Update – January 2nd

Daily Dynasty Update – December 5th

  • Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to miss another game and may miss the rest of the season. It’s less than ideal for Rodgers owners in fantasy playoffs but it’s better to have Rodgers for many more year. 
  • Colts running back Trent Richardson felt forced into the Colts starting lineup after his mid-season trade. He wasn’t able to learn the offense quickly enough and his play suffered. With the rest of the season and a whole off-season to learn it, Richardson could be a decent buy-low candidate.
  • Don’t expect Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to be franchise tagged this year. Now, that doesn’t mean the free agent won’t be back in Chicago but, if he is, it’ll be the result of a new contract. It sets up an interesting story of a top-15 quarterback (when healthy) being on the open market. Quarterback-starved teams like Minnesota or Houston, who were in the playoffs just a year ago, might consider signing Cutler. Stay tuned.
  • Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson has been demoted and, turns out, was never the first choice to play middle linebacker. It was only out of necessity, according to Coach Leslie Frazier. Audie Cole will play the middle the rest of the season.

Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Cowboys squeak by Vikings, 27-23

  • Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had another Romo-esque day with 337 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. It’s hard to argue about too many better options at quarterback in dynasty leagues.
  • Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley had nine targets for six catches and 68 yards. Keep an eye on Beasley in dynasty leagues as Miles Austin could be expendable after the season.
  • Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson only had four tackles but that’s only because Dallas threw the ball 51 times. Henderson should continue to be a tackle-machine for the foreseeable future.

Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Packers beat Vikings, 44-31

  • Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was downright surgical, going 24/29 for 285 yards and a 10 YPA with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s easily the #1 ranked dynasty quarterback.
  • Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy had 94 yards but it took him 29 carries to get there. This will probably be the norm for Lacy – lots of carries as the Packers sit on a lead. The opportunity will be there for many years for Lacy.
  • Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Normally a top-20 option when all Packer receivers are healthy, Nelson is a top-10 option when he’s the first option.
  • Meanwhile, a bright spot for Minnesota continues to be middle linebacker Erin Henderson who had 14 tackles and two tackles for a loss. Henderson is on pace for over 150 tackles and, at just 27, should be a LB1/2 in dynasty leagues for at least the foreseeable future.