Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Rams 34, Seahawks 31 (OT)

Rams 

  • Quarterback Nick Foles had a decent day, completing 18 of 27 for 297 yards and a touchdown against the Kam Chancellor-less Seattle defense. It’s not time to bump up Foles in dynasty rankings but it’s a good start.
  • Foles leading receiver was tight end Jared Cook who caught five for 85 yards. Cook showed promise in last year’s opener too so we won’t get too excited. If he puts together another month of this though, things could change.
  • It was a coming out party for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and his nine tackle, two-sack day. He’s a solid DL2 but even higher if you play in a DT-special league.

Seahawks

  • Russell Wilson did not have a decent day, going 32 of 41 for only 251 yards and a touchdown and an interception. It’s early so it’s not time to move Wilson down dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Marshawn Lynch had a good day when he got the ball. Operating on only 18 carries, Lynch rushed for 73 yards but did add five catches for 31 yards. Seattle should go back to pounding the ball with Lynch next week. He’s still a RB1.
  • New addition Jimmy Graham had a decent day with six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. A solid effort from a tight end but not worthy of being the second highest dynasty tight end. I’m going to start marking him down.
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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2015

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings found here.

  • Top five remains the same just in a slightly different order: Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen now takes fourth while Julius Thomas drops back to fifth.
  • Only big riser this month would be Giants tight end Larry Donnell up to 19th from 22nd. That should hold as Donnell is only the 3-4 option in the Giants offense.
  • Rookies this month include Maxx Williams holding steady at 12 and Raiders rookie Clive Walford at 29th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • Top five remains the same with Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, and Greg Olsen.
  • Several big risers in the last rankings before next week’s NFL draft: Zach Ertz is up to 8th from 12th; Antonio Gates to 19th from 23rd; Richard Rodgers up to 26th from 32nd; Owen Daniels up to 27th from 34th; Josh Hill up to 30th after being unranked; and Virgil Green to 42nd after being unranked.
  • A few drops include Dennis Pitta to 34th after being 25th while Joseph Fauria to 44th from 40th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – March 2015

Updated tight rankings can be found here.

  • dwayneallen-coltsTop five remains the same with Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, and Greg Olsen (he of the recent extension).
  • No major changes throughout the list except for Dwayne Allen to 14th from 17th. Of the two Colts tight ends, Allen is the one to own over Colby Fleener.
  • As far as rookies this past year, no one really set the world on fire so their rankings remain the same. However, of the big three from the 2014 class – Eric Ebron, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Jace Amaro – it looks like ASJ is ready to take the biggest step. With the probably arrival of Jameis Winston, ASJ will have a more competent  quarterback to get him the ball.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • gronkowskiIt’s been a while and we have a new top five: new top tight end Rob Gronkowski followed by Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas. Entering the top five are Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. It’s Gronk and everyone else at this point.

 

  • Big risers include Kelce, Olsen, and Martellus Bennett up to 4th, 5th, and 6th from 12th, 13th and 14th respectively. Antonio Gates up to 23rd from 28th; Owen Daniels up to 33rd from 40th; Marcedes Lewis up to 36th from 41st. Mainly older veterans but still producing.
  • The drops include Zach Ertz from 5th to 11th; Vernon Davis from 9th to 14th; Ladarius Green from 10th to 15th and Troy Niklas from 31st to 38th.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Saints beat Panthers, 28-10

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a good, not great, day with 297 yards and a touchdown. Certainly not the days from Brees were use to but Brees shouldn’t’ be  viewed as anything more than a mid-QB1 anyway.
  • Meanwhile, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown which is more in-line with his usual production. He should continue to be an elite TE1 in dynasty formats even if Gronk challenges him for the top spot.
  • Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a horrible game with just two catches for 18 yards on ten targets. The targets are encouraging but it won’t happen again if Benjamin only secures two targets.
  • Saints linebacker Junior Galette had two more sacks to make it six on the year. He’s just getting warmed up as a sack specialist and should be viewed as a poor man’s Justin Houston and a LB2/3.