Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Lions 37, Bears 34

Lions 

  • It was vintage Matthew Stafford with 405 yards and four touchdowns. It was against a poor defense so we wouldn’t bump him back up dynasty rankings just yet.
  • It was also vintage Calvin Johnson with six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. Calvin hasn’t fallen down dynasty rankings nearly as much as Stafford and should be considered a low-end WR1.
  • Linebacker Stephen Tulloch had 13 tackles but, unlike the two above, probably won’t have a day like that again. Tulloch is no longer a three-down back so his dynasty ranking should drop.

Bears

  • Jay Cutler kept slinging it with 353 yards and a touchdown. Still keeping him at QB2 levels.
  • Receiver Alshon Jeffery came back big with eight catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. With the Bears season sliding, Jeffery should get a lot of targets.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bears 22, Raiders 20

Bears

  • Jay Cutler had a decent day with 281 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. He’s still nowhere close to a QB1.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Forte keeps producing with 91 yards rushing plus for four catches for 64 yards. He’s still one of the more reliable running backs in dynasty but we still might sell high before it’s too late. Once he loses his job, he’ll lose it for good.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a great game with 11 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. As the best receiving threat in Chicago, Bennett is in the middle TE1 conversation right now and should be considered a low-end TE1 in dynasty ranks.

Raiders

  • Derek Carr had another inefficient game with 196 yards on 33 attempts but did have two touchdowns. He will never be a QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Running back Latavius Murray had just 49 yards on 16 carries and was apparently benched because of a fumble. This won’t help his already shaky RB2 status.

Updated Dynasty Quarterback Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty quarterback rankings found here.

  • New entrant to the top five with Matt Stafford taking Drew Brees’ place at five. Order before that remains the same: Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton.
  • Big risers include Ben Roethlisgberger up to 7th from 11th; Ryan Tannehill up to 11th from 15th; and second-year Teddy Bridgewater up to 13th from 17th.
  • Some drops include Peyton Manning to 12th from 8th; Jay Cutler to 17th from 13th and Johnny Manziel from 29th to 24th.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Bears beat Vikings, 21-13

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a big day with 330 passing yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cutler is maddeningly inconsistent but should average out to a low-end QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had another big day with 117 yards rushing plus six catches for 58 yards. He’s a legit RB1 but his age is a factor in dynasty leagues. Be warned.
  • Vikings receiver Charles Johnson finally broke out with six catches for 87 yards.  He’s a physical freak who could see more time down the stretch if the Viking are out of it.
  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery finally broke out with 11 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. HE should still be considered a WR1 in dynasty albeit on the low-end of the tier.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Dolphins upset Bears, 27-14

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had another efficient day with 277 yards on 25 of 32 passing and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He’s still not in the QB1 conversation but he should be a starting quarterback in the NFL for a while.
  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a horrible day with only 190 yards and a touchdown plus an interception. Cutler is normally on the low-end QB1 tier but more days like today and he’ll play himself out of that.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had a good day with 49 yards rushing plus six catches for 60 yards and two total touchdowns. There hasn’t been a better running back this season but dynasty owners would be wise to get ahead of the game and see what they can get for him.
  • Dolphins tight end Charles Clay had a good day with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. So Tannehill goes, so goes Clay. He’s not a TE1 at this point until he can be more consistent.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Panthers surprise Bears, 31-24

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler continued his low-end QB1 ways with 289 yards and two touchdowns plus 22 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. As long as the Bears are playing in close games or from behind, they’ll have a reason to pass.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continued his RB1 ways with 61 yards rushing plus 12 catches for 105 yards receiving and a touchdown. There’s just no stopping Forte as one of the most consistent backs out there.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen may have had some additional motivation playing against his old team with six catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Olsen will never have as much upside as the elite tight ends in dynasty but his floor is higher than most.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly dominated the middle with 15 tackles, his best output of the season, Kuechly is picking up where he left off last year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Bears come back 49ers, 28-20

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a good day with 176 yards and four touchdowns against a depleted 49ers defense. He’s still a very viable QB2 for dynasty purposes.
  • Meanwhile, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an off night with 248 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions to go along with 66 yards rushing. Kaepernick simply isn’t consistent enough to warrant a QB1 ranking in dynasty.
  • Bears receiver Brandon Marshall is another one defying time and space with three touchdowns. He continues to be a low-end WR1 in dynasty formats as long as Jay Cutler is around.