Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Lions slip by Saints, 24-23

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to a little normalcy with 342 yards and two touchdowns all without a full-strength Jimmy Graham. However, Brees has not looked like his usual self this year and is in the big group of QB1’s in dynasty formats.
  • The same could be said for Lions quarterback Matt Stafford with 299 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions without Calvin Johnson. He’s had a sub-par (for him) season as well and is squarely in the QB1 bunch but definitely not elite.
  • Lions receiver Golden Tate had a big day while continuing his big season with ten catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. Tate is a solid WR3/4 in dynasty formats.
  • Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton had a season-high 16 tackles and has solidified his standing as a low-end LB1 especially in tackle heavy formats.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Bills escape Lions, 17-14

  • Lions quarterback Matt Stafford had a down day with 221 yards, a touchdown and an interception. You wonder if the absence of Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Reggie Bush towards the end of the game is having an impact.
  • Bills running back C.J. Spiller continues to disappoint with seven yards on nine carries and 25 yards receiving on three catches.
  • One person taking advantage of Calvin Johnson’s absence is Golden Tate who racked up 134 yards on seven catches and a touchdown. Tate is a low-end WR2 as long as he’s in Detroit.
  • Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins had his best day with 87 yards on seven catches and led the team with 12 targets. He could develop into at least a WR2 his year with the potential for more.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Lions beat Jets 24-17

  • Lions quarterback Matt Stafford had a good day with 293 yards and two touchdowns without the assistance of Calvin Johnson. He could pass Cam Newton soon in dynasty rankings if he hasn’t already.
  • Jets running back Chris Ivory had 84 yards rushing with two catches for 16 yards and proved, again, that he is the top running back in New York. He’s a low-end RB2, more like a RB3 in dynasty formats.
  • Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had his best game of the year, catching all five of his targets for 58 yards. He may end up as the best rookie tight end in 2014 so take advantage while you can.
  • Lions receiver Golden Tate filled in nicely with eight catches for 116 yards. He’s a legit WR3 in all dynasty formats.

Dynasty Impact – Detroit Lions select Eric Ebron, TE

ebronDynasty Impact: Ebron, the best tight end in the draft, finally fills the black hole that is the Detroit Lions tight end position. Ebron will immediately garner targets and should elevate Matthew Stafford’s game. The pick should not have an impact on Calvin Johnson or even Golden Tate but Joseph Fauria dynasty owners have to be disappointed. Ebron will immediately be the top pick in dynasty mock drafts, especially in PPR leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Seahawks thrash Rams, 27-9

  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 15 of 23 for 172 yards and a touchdown. He’s not flashy but he’s consistent and would be an ideal QB2 in 2014.
  • Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had a decent day with 97 yards on 23 carries. Lynch finishes the year with over 1,200 yards and will be a low-end RB1 in dynasty leagues in 2014.
  • Seahawks receiver Golden Tate had a nice sendoff with eight catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. The pending  free agent will be just 26 next year and could land in a more pass-happy offense. If so, his stock will rise.
  • Rams defensive end had another sack, giving him 19 for the year and solidifying his place at the top of the defensive lineman rankings in IDP dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Colts take down Seahawks, 34-28

  • Through 20 games of his short career, running back Trent Richardson has a 3.5 YPC. It’s reasonable to think this may be it for Richardson and to possibly even sell high. Until he can prove he can take over games, he’s average.
  • The merry-go-round continues in the Seattle receiving game as Golden Tate led the way this week with 11 targets followed by Doug Baldwin with nine. It will be interesting to see if Percy Harvin can step in and immediately take the targets away.
  • Meanwhile, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had a breakout game with 140 yards and two touchdowns. He made the most of his six targets, grabbing five of them. He may finally be on the hook going forward and should be looked at in dynasty circles.
  • Seahawks safety Earl Thomas continues his All-Pro season with 10 more tackles. For the season, he has 32 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and three passes defended. At just 24, and in that defense, Thomas is a guy to get.
  • On the other side of the field, Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman added 13 tackles to bring his total for the season to 43. The tackle machine had 145 last year in his rookie year and should continue that production. However, Freeman started late and is already 27 after spending a few years in the CFL so grab him now if you’re going to get any production from him in dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Seattle escapes Houston, 23-20 (OT)

  • The Texans made a point to give it to Arian Foster who had 27 carries and six receptions. Backup running back Ben Tate had only seven carries and one catch.  Don’t be deterred – Tate will still get his. Now would be a perfect opportunity to pick him off for your dynasty team next year.
  • On the other side of the field, neither of Seattle’s young running backs saw the field a lot either. Robert Turbin had just three carries while Christine Michael had nothing. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus in Seattle as to who is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch. Be cautious with both.
  • No Seattle receiver has separated themselves as far as targets. Golden Tate and Sidney Rice each had five, while Doug Baldwin had four. That is a situation to avoid for now and later.
  • Houston Tight End Garrett Graham had five catches on six targets. While three years younger (27) than incumbent Owen Daniels (30), Graham won’t get nearly as many looks unless Matt Schaub attempts 49 passes every game.
  • Houston linebacker Whitney Mercilus busted out with 2.5 sacks. The 2012 first rounder started  the season as the starter and should be looked at on the waiver wire if you’re low on sacks.