Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Panthers 24, Texans 17

Panthers

  • Cam Newton shouldered the load again with 195 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 76 more and a touchdown on the ground. Proving once again, Cam Newton does not need receivers to be successful.
  • Running back Jonathan Stewart had another average day with just 62 yards on 17 carries. It’s hard to tell if Stewart’s lack of production is due to the extra attention in the box thanks to zero outside or deep threats. Either way, Stewart can’t be trusted for more than RB3 value right now.
  • Meanwhile, tight end Greg Olsen did get back on track with six catches for 70 yards. He also paced the rest of the team with 14 targets. Olsen’s production should continue to have a decent floor.

Texans

  • It wasn’t the debut Ryan Mallet was hoping for with just 244 yards on 58 pass attempts plus one touchdown. With little prospects of a major infusion of talent, there’s no reason to keep Mallet on a dynasty roster.
  • The only bright spot was defensive end J.J. Watt’s continued dominance with five tackles, a sack and two passes defended.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Panthers 20, Jaguars 9

Panthers

  • If today is any indication, Cam Newton will have a long season. He completed 18 of 31 for 175 yards and a touchdown plus an interception. He added 35 yards on 14 carries. He just doesn’t have any playmakers around him and will be forced to carry the load. At this point, you can downgrade him in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Jonathan Stewart failed to impress in his debut as the workhorse in Carolina with only 56 yards on 18 carries plus 25 yards on four catches. It’ll be difficult for Stewart to get anything going if there’s no one else to take the heat off.
  • While Luke Kuechly usually gets all the headlines it was his fellow linebacker Thomas Davis that filled more of the stat sheet with seven tackles, a sack, and an interception. He’s safely a LB2 if not higher in IDP dynasty.

Jaguars

  • I’m calling the time of death on Blake Bortles dynasty career as of this game. He went 22 of 40 for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. You can safely drop him in any format.
  • Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon was passable with 51 yards on 12 carries plus 16 yards on three catches. However, if Bortles can’t get anything going, it’ll be hard for Yeldon to break free.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – October 2014

Updated running back rankings, in their entirety, can be found here.

  • murrayNew top five member this month with DeMarco Murray sneaking in at five. The top four remain the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Gio Bernard. Doug Martin drops from four to eight.
  • Big risers this month include Mark Ingram to 33rd from 40th; Knile Davis to 44th from 52nd; and Ahmad Bradshaw sneaking up to 52nd.
  • Big drops include Adrian Peterson to 16th from 6th; Toby Gerhart from 30th to 37th; Maurice Jones-Drew to 50th from 42nd; Danny Woodhead to 53rd from 47th; Jonathan Stewart to 54th from 48th; Pierre Thomas to 55th from 49th; and Marcus Lattimore to 57th from 43rd.
  • Rookie movers include Carlos Hyde up to 18th from 23rd; Jeremy Hill to 29th from 35th; Isaiah Crowell to 40th from 57th; Jerick McKinnon to 41st from 54th; and Andre Williams to 42nd from 51st.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Panthers shred Buccaneers, 27-6

  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a good game, for the most part. He went 18 of 29 for 263 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and tacked on 68 yards rushing and another touchdown. Newton has pulled ahead of Andrew Luck in recent weeks as far as dynasty ranks.
  • Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart failed to run with the running back job (no pun intended) running for just 39 yards on 14 carries. There’s literally no running back in Carolina worth a long-term look in dynasty leagues right now.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen tied for the team-lead in targets with seven and hauled in five of them for 85 yards. You always know what you’re getting with Olsen – nothing too flashy but a higher floor than most.
  • Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David continues to be a LB1 with nine tackles and an interception. There’s very few linebackers I’d rather have in dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Panthers down Falcons,

  • With the return of Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers running game is back to being a hot mess. They ran the ball 33 times but the leading rusher only had 13 carries. It’s really a situation to avoid unless any personnel changes occur.
  • Atlanta receiver Harry Douglas had another good day with three receptions for 82 yards. Keep an eye on Douglas as a dynasty prospect. Roddy White will be 33 next year and carry a $5 million cap number. If Atlanta is going to address its defense, White may be a cap casualty.
  • Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly had eight tackles, a pass defended and an interception. Hopefully, Kuechly can keep the production up to warrant his high dynasty grade.