- Texans running back Arian Foster thrashed the Raiders for 138 yards. Foster has faced weak defenses the first two weeks but its encouraging. You can do worse than him for your RB2 in dynasty.
- Raiders receiver James Jones had a big day with 112 yards on nine catches with 14 targets to lead the team in call categories. There’s not much dynasty value in a 30-year old receiver with Jones’ production but he could be a good win-now candidate in Oakland, especially with how much they’re expected to be behind this year.
- On the other side of the field, Texans receiver Andre Johnson continues to defy the years with six catches and 74 yards on seven targets, leading the team in all categories. He should continue to be a WR2 in all dynasty formats.
- Raiders safety Tyvon Branch continues to produce like a DB1 with 12 tackles in a losing effort. Still just 27, he’s a consensus DB1 in all dynasty formats.
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Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – April 2014
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- One change in the top five as Julio Jones enters the top five. Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Dez Bryant, and Josh Gordon precede Jones.
- Big risers this month include new Bronco Emmanuel Sanders to 45th from 55th thanks to having Peyton Manning as his quarterback; Eagles receiver Riley Cooper moves to 52nd from 60th thanks to the trade of DeSean Jackson; and finally Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin to 58th from 68th thanks to James Jones’ departure.
- The big drops this month include Saints receiver Marques Colston from 42nd to 50th thanks to the Saints more balanced offensive approach; the Vikings’ Greg Jennings drops from 43rd to 51st; finally Steve Smith drops from 58th to 70th thanks to his probably reduced role in Baltimore.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 27th
- The Packers are preparing to break out receiver Jarrett Boykin as a replacement to James Jones. He’ll be a hot dynasty commodity heading in to 2014.
- In a small upset, defensive end Jared Allen signed with the Bears. He’s nowhere near the top IDP lineman, as he was a few years ago, but should still be a probably double-digit sack candidate. The Bears also signed Lamarr Houston to draw most of the attention on the line which should free Allen up.
- Rams coach Jeff Fisher expects running back Zac Stacy to get 70% of the carries in St. Louis. That’s welcome news to Stacy dynasty owners and should make Stacy a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 option for a few years.
- Giants coach Tom Coughlin still has to solve his tight end question, leaving Adrien Robinson’s dynasty potential flapping in the wind. Look for New York to draft a tight end at some point.
- Coughlin also added he sees new running back Rashad Jennings as an every-down back. Jennings’ stock will never be higher and might be an asset to trade in dynasty leagues for win-now teams.
- In other workhorse back news, new Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirmed Doug Martin is his man. Martin will be in-line for RB1 running back duties in dynasty leagues this year.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 18th
- The Raiders signed wide receiver James Jones to a three-year deal. He’ll immediately be at the top of the depth chart in Oakland but should still see a decrease in fantasy value. Unless the Raiders draft a quarterback in the first round, Jones doesn’t have a good chance to have dynasty value in 2014.
- Quarterback Brandon Weeden signed with the Cowboys where he’ll back up Tony Romo. Even though he’s cemented his status as a backup, Weeden’s dynasty value might have actually increased. Tony Romo is coming off back surgery and the Dallas offense is never one to be shy.
- The Packers are expected to re-sign running back James Starks to back up incumbent Eddie Lacy. Starks had a 5.5 YPC last year and should be considered one of the better compliment backs in dynasty leagues.
Daily Dynasty Update – February 24th
- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed that Andre Ellington will have an expanded role this year which is music to Ellington dynasty owners. Arizona went against conventional wisdom and held Ellington back last year but it looks like its full steam ahead for 2014.
- Colts receiver Reggie Wayne should be ready to go for Colts camp. While not a long-term dynasty prospect, you could do worse with Wayne as your WR3.
- The Packers are expected to let James Jones walk in free agency this year. Unless Jones ends up in a pass happy offense like Denver or New England, his dynasty stock will plummet.
- The Jets may explore Ben Tate or Donald Brown in free agency. If either signs with New York, it’ll seriously hamper their dynasty value as at least Tate was expected to sign on as a starter somewhere. Tate dynasty owners assuming big things in 2014 may have to reel in their expectations.
- Expect Tampa to go after a quarterback whether it’s free agency or the draft. Obviously, this continues the downward trend of Mike Glennon’s stock as he’s had no votes of confidence from the new regime.
Daily Dynasty Update – January 10th
- Broncos linebacker Von Miller had ACL surgery today and will be recovering for a while. It’s unknown whether he’ll be ready for the start of next season and is another disappointing development for the LB1. He could be a decent buy-low candidate.
- With James Jones future in Green Bay in doubt, receiver Randall Cobb could move out of the slot to the outside. You have to assume that would sap some of his opportunities to make plays but it depends on the other personnel. Cobb is a WR2 only because of the crowded receiving corps in Green Bay.
- Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got a vote of confidence from new coach Jay Gruden. There goes the Cousins in DC theory.
- Giants running back David Wilson will undergo neck surgery. Hopefully, Wilson can get healthy and back to being a productive running back. Meanwhile, it leaves Andre Brown as the front-runner for the Giants running back job in 2014.
Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Steelers escape Packers, 38-31
- Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had his breakout game on the ground with 124 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. This is the game dynasty owners were waiting for and should bode well for 2014.
- Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy also had a good game with 84 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns. Also viewed as a top rookie prospect before the year, Lacy has proved his worth.
- Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continues his stellar season with six catches for 105 yards. He’s a low-end WR1 heading in to 2014.
- Packers receiver James Jones had nine catches for 84 yards to lead the way for Green Bay. Jones is a free agent after this year and could play somewhere else next year. If so, his value drops significantly.
Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Bengals scrape by Packers, 34-30
- Cincinnati rookie running back Giovani Bernard continues to get more playing time. He had 10 carries (same as BenJarvis Green-Ellis) and 5.0 YPC with four receptions for 49 yards. He’s the real deal.
- On the other side of the ball, Green Bay running back Johnathan Franklin had 103 yards rushing after taking over for James Starks. This after showing nothing in training camp and the season so far. Maybe this is a sign of things to come and Franklin can finally be the compliment to Eddie Lacy. He’s also in line for major time in years to come should Lacy get banged up.
- The Green Bay passing game continues to be an equal opportunity employer with targets all around to Jordy Nelson (9), Randall Cobb (11), and James Jones (8). James Jones is the only one not signed through next year and would be severely affected if he’s not in the Green Bay lineup.
- Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict racked up 11 more tackles. The 22-year old already has 28 tackles on the year, making him a tackle machine in dynasty leagues. He’s less big play but more solid contributor.
- The young bookends of the defensive line for Cincinnati each racked up a sack. Michael Johnson (1.5) and Carlos Dunlap (1.0) both still under 27 years of age, are solid defensive lineman in dynasty fantasy football. Either one would be a contributor.