Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Bengals 34, Bills 21

Bengals

  • Another super performance from Andy Dalton with three touchdowns and 243 passing yards. His play has put him in the QB1 conversation.
  • The running back situation is much more like it was at the beginning of last year where it’s pretty even. Jeremy Hill had 56 yards on 16 carries while Gio Bernard had eight carries for 50 yards and a  touchdown. Bernard also added a 23 yard reception. Both should be considered no better than RB2s in dynasty formats.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had 1.5 more sacks for 6.5 through six games on the season. He’s just 26 but is easily a DL1 in dynasty formats.

Bills

  • Running back LeSean McCoy returned from injury with 90 yards on just 17 carries and a touchdown. He should produce at close to RB1 numbers for this year but it’s obvious his days are numbered. We’d trade him while you still can.
  • Tight end Charles Clay caught nine passes for 62 yards and continues to be a big part of the Buffalo offense. He’s squarely in the low-end TE1 conversation.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bengals 36, Chiefs 21

Bengals

  • Andy Dalton had another solid day with 321 yards and a touchdown. We’ve never considered him a QB1 but with more weeks like this he might be.
  • The running game continues to lead the Bengals with Gio Bernard going for 62 yards and a touchdown and Jeremy Hill with 40 yards and three touchdowns. Both are weekly RB2 options but, as long as the other is healthy, will never be RB1 material.
  • After his first 100-tackle season last year, Vincent Rey continues to be a tackle machine with 15 today. For non-big play leagues, Rey is borderline LB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Chiefs

  • Running back Jamaal Charles piled up the yards again with 75 yards rushing and 70 more receiving. If it wasn’t for his age, he could make a claim as the top dynasty running back.
  • Receiver Jeremy Maclin had another big game although it was mostly in garbage time. After going for 141 receiving yards last week, Maclin went for 148 to go with 11 catches. If the Chiefs keep falling behind, Maclin could see some value.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Bengals 24, Chargers 19

Bengals

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton threw for just 214 yards but three touchdowns. Dalton is one of the rare touchdown-depending quarterbacks and will always be a QB2 in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Gio Bernard had 123 rushing yards on 20 carries after filling in for starter Jeremy Hill. Bernard still has value as a RB3 in PPR league whether Hill is injured or not.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert continues his breakout season with four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. He’s already at TE1 in dynasty rankings but could elevate top-tier by the end of the season.

Chargers

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers had a decent day with 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. It’s low-end QB1 numbers.
  • Rookie running back Melvin Gordon had 88 yards on 16 carries which is a lot more like it. He’ll continue to be the first and second down back so his production could be limited by lack of touchdown opportunities.
  • Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead had six catches for 68 yards 36 on the ground. It remains to be seen if his role will be affected by Antonio Gates absence but, if not, Woodhead will continue to be a RB2/3 in PPR dynasty rankings.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Bengals beat Saints, 27-10

  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a good game with 220 yards and three touchdowns. Dalton has his share of critics but should top out as a low-end QB1 going forward.
  • Rookie running back Jeremy Hill had a big game with 152 yards on just 27 carries. It was a RB1 game but his value will suffer when Gio Bernard comes back.
  • Bengals receiver A.J. Green had a comeback game with six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. It’s been an inconsistent season for Green but we have doubts about him staying an elite option.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – October 2014

Updated running back rankings, in their entirety, can be found here.

  • murrayNew top five member this month with DeMarco Murray sneaking in at five. The top four remain the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Gio Bernard. Doug Martin drops from four to eight.
  • Big risers this month include Mark Ingram to 33rd from 40th; Knile Davis to 44th from 52nd; and Ahmad Bradshaw sneaking up to 52nd.
  • Big drops include Adrian Peterson to 16th from 6th; Toby Gerhart from 30th to 37th; Maurice Jones-Drew to 50th from 42nd; Danny Woodhead to 53rd from 47th; Jonathan Stewart to 54th from 48th; Pierre Thomas to 55th from 49th; and Marcus Lattimore to 57th from 43rd.
  • Rookie movers include Carlos Hyde up to 18th from 23rd; Jeremy Hill to 29th from 35th; Isaiah Crowell to 40th from 57th; Jerick McKinnon to 41st from 54th; and Andre Williams to 42nd from 51st.

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Dynasty Fantasy Football Recap – Week 6 – Panthers, Bengals tie 37-37

  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a QB1 day with 284 yards passing, two passing touchdowns and an interception plus 107 yards rushing and another touchdown. If he can string more of these together, he’ll be in the top-tier again.
  • On the other side of the field, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton lit it up with 323 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and threw in 25 yards rushing. Dalton can be a low-end QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Meanwhile, Bengals running back Gio Bernard had another RB1 day with 137 yards and a touchdown plus four catches for 20 yards. He’s entering the top RB conversation in dynasty formats.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had a boring day with 13 tackles. He continues to be a LB1 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Bengals beat up Falcons, 24-10

  • Bengals running back Gio Bernard went off for 169 total yards and a touchdown. He’s a legit top five dynasty option going forward.
  • Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan came back down to earth with 231 yards, one touchdown but three interceptions. It further proves that Ryan is effective against sub-par defenses but can’t overcome a good one. Personally, he’s barely in the QB1 conversation for dynasty.
  • Meanwhile, Falcons receiver Julio Jones has seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Not the best day but still a solid outing despite a poor team offensive performance.
  • On the IDP side, Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow continues to rack up the tackles with 14. In tackle-heavy leagues, Worrilow is a LB1.