Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Titans take down Chiefs, 26-10

  • Somehow, Titans quarterback Jake Locker had 266 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • In the running game, Shonn Greene was your lead back with 15 carries followed by Dexter McCluster with nine carries and rookie Bishop Sankey with six. Sankey is still ranked high but needs to start closing the gap to be a value in dynasty.
  • On the other side of the field, Jamaal Charles had only 19 yards on 7 carries with four catches for 15 yards. The Chiefs were behind most of the game and could explain his lack of production. Not time to worry yet.
  • On the IDP side, Eric Berry had a game-high 15 tackles to go along with a pass defended. He’s a DB1 in all dynasty formats.

Daily Dynasty Update – July 1st

Dynasty Impact – Tennessee Titans select Taylor Lewan

lewanDynasty Impact: This should be considered an incomplete as the Titans are almost certainly not going to go with Shonn Greene at running back. The same could be said at quarterback as Jake Locker doesn’t appear to be the long-term answer. Whoever they draft at both positions will benefit from Lewan who can pass protect and run block well. Won’t be an elite tackle a la Greg Robinson or Jake Matthews but should be a good tool.

Daily Dynasty Update – January 14th

  • Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton could triple his snaps if free agent Emmanuel Sanders doesn’t return. Wheaton was a decent rookie dynasty prospect heading in to 2013 but injuries and the Steelers conservative offense didn’t help. He’ll be one to monitor heading in to 2014.
  • Bills running back Fred Jackson thinks he has 3-4 more good years in him. Jackson surprisingly had more yards from scrimmage than C.J. Spiller this season and didn’t look like a 32-year old running back. Three years may be asking much but a year or two isn’t. If you’re needing to make a run with your dynasty team in 2014, Jackson could be a buy-low candidate.
  • While new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t quite the quarterback whisperer that Bears coach Marc Trestman is, he’s still expected to improve Jake Locker’s game. I’m skeptical of a quarterback that’s had a few years to prove his worth and hasn’t. Locker has decent talent at receiver so he could be a decent QB2.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Titans outlast Texans, 16-10

  • Titans running back Chris Johnson ran for 127 yards on 27 carries, for a 4.7 YPC, and a touchdown. While Johnson did run for 1,000 yards on the year, he’s still a low-end RB2 dynasty prospect (at best) and could even be playing somewhere else next year. A less run-conducive team would drop Johnson to RB3 status.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had five catches for 50 yards to end 2013 with 90+ catches and 1,000 yards. It’s an impressive feat in Tennessee’s run-heavy offense in addition to poor quarterback play. Should the Titans move on from Jake Locker, Wright’s dynasty prospects will improve.
  • Texans end J.J. Watt had another sack and nine tackles to finish with 10.5 sacks and an impressive (for a lineman) 80 tackles. It wouldn’t hurt to inquire about Watt’s availability in your dynasty leagues to see if current Watt owners are ready to let go.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Colts at Titans

  • Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a decent night, going 22 of 28 for 222 yard and a touchdown. Even if the 30-year old plays well down the stretch, it will be Jake Locker or bust for the Titans.
  • Colts running back Trent Richardson had another poor game, rushing for only 22 yards on eight carries. He did add 31 yards on five receptions. But if this is the type of game Richardson produces week-in and week-out, he’s a poor fantasy option and certainly not a RB1. He’s now entering buy-low territory if he keeps this kind of play up.
  • Colts tight end Colby Fleener had his best game of the year with eight receptions for 107 yards. Hopefully this is the beginning of good things with Fleener.
  • After not starting for the first half of the season, Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy has played well in the place of Moises Foku. He had 12 tackles in the game. He now has 38 in his last four games along with two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one interception.

Dynasty Recap – Week 10 – Jaguars edge Titans, 29-27

  • Titans quarterback Jake Locker was wholly ineffective before being injured. He was 4/9 for 24 yards and an interception.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright continues to be the leading receiver for the Titans with nine targets and seven catches for 78 yards.
  • Jaguars linebacker Geno Hayes had another solid outing with 11 tackles and a pass defended. He’s currently on pace for about 100 tackles and is under contract for another team-friendly year. Hayes could be a decent LB3/4 option in dynasty leagues if you’re lacking in tackles.
  • Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan had his best game of the year with six tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. He got to the quarterback regularly with three quarterback hits as well. Morgan has had a sub-par season after a promising pre-season which makes him a potential buy-low candidate.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Titans dominate Jets, 38-13

  • Titans quarterback Jake Locker continued his impressive start to the season, completing 75% of his passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Locker did injure his hip in the game so it remains to be seen how much time, if any, he’ll miss. But he could be a stable QB2 for dynasty leaguers.
  • Jets running back Bilal Powell also continued his good season, averaging almost five yards a carry. The problem was the Jets got behind early so he only had 16 carries for the game. Powell has an impressive 4.4 YPC for the season and should continue to start. He probably won’t be the starter long-term, though, so his value may never be higher.
  • Jets tight end Kellen Winslow was Geno Smith’s favorite target with nine targets, six catches and 79 yards. It’s too bad Winslow is already 30 and has a sketchy injury history.
  • On the Tennessee side, there still doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut favorite in the receiving game. Nate Washington had nine targets while Kendall Wright had eight. Until one of those show some consistency or develops a rapport with Locker, neither one should be highly valued in dynasty circles.
  • Titans linebacker Zach Brown continues to have a good season with six more tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. At just 23, Brown should be a part of Titans defense for many years to come.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Titans escape Chargers, 20-17

  • Titans quarterback Jake Locker turned in a sneaky good performance with almost 300 yards and a touchdown. He completed over 60% of his passes and had 8.0+ YPA. Just 25, Locker may make a suitable QB2 for dynasty league owners or a trade chip with stock that will never be higher.
  • The Titans receivers took advantage of Locker’s big day with Kendall Wright hauling in 6/71 and Nate Washington grabbing 8/131. These two are also sell-high candidates.
  • Kenny Britt, meanwhile, was nowhere to be heard from. He caught zero passes on five targets.
  • On the Chargers side, Danny Woodhead is filling his role of a poor man’s Darren Sproles nicely with 31 yards rushing on top of seven catches for 55 yards. If you’re in a PPR dynasty league, Woodhead is a fine RB3. His name isn’t sexy so you may be able to get him on the cheap.
  • Unfortunately, it looks like the Philip Rivers show had to end sometime. Rivers was efficient, going 20 of 24 for 184 yards. However, the Chargers offense only ran 53 plays with San Diego splitting it down the middle between the pass and run. Rivers just isn’t a long-term option in dynasty fantasy circles.

Daily Dynasty Football Update – July 29th

Training camp is kicking into high gear. Let’s see what we got:

  • Of course, the season-ending injuries to Jeremy Maclin and Dennis Pitta were the big stories. We looked at what they mean, fantasy-wise, here.
  • Vance McDonald looks to get a good look in the pre-season to determine what his role will be early on. We looked at McDonald’s long-term prospects here. With a good, young offense and the mentoring of one of the best, the situation is ideal for McDonald to become an asset in dynasty leagues.
  • Kevin Kolb got more first-string snaps early on but E.J. Manual had his share. He’ll be given every opportunity to win the job so draft accordingly.
  • Jake Locker looked shaky in the beginning of camp but has picked it up. With a finite supply of starting quarterbacks, this is good news for those forced to roll with Locker as a backup.
  • Zach Ertz is also off to a good start. While, at first glance, it didn’t look like there’d be a place for Ertz, his receiving ability is too good to ignore. And with the same finite options as quarterback, drafting a quality tight end with promise is crucial. Ertz is a full-go in dynasty leagues.

Remember, if you’re able to read this, it’s the best day ever.