Tom Brady continues to be in full-on pissed-off mode, going for 466 yards and three touchdowns. He’s easily a top-end dynasty quarterback despite his age.
Running back Dion Lewis continues to roll with 40 rushing yards and a touchdown plus six catches for 98 yards. He’s a low-end RB1 in PPR re-draft leagues but his status beyond this year is in doubt.
Receiver Julian Edelman continues to dominate the targets with 19, resulting in 11 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He’s a solid WR2 in dynasty PPR leagues.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski did his thing with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. He’s in a league of his own among tight ends and one of the top five dynasty players overall.
Running back LeSean McCoy had a good, not great game with 89 yards plus three catches for 27 yards. He might be a RB1 this year but not much longer. I would trade him while he still has value.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also had a good game although it was mostly in garbage time with 242 passing yards, three touchdowns but three interceptions. He also added 43 yards on the ground with a touchdown. This was a QB1 day but the question will be if he can keep it up over the whole season.
Receiver Sammy Watkins led the team in targets with eight, finishing with six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. It’s a solid effort but more like WR3 numbers instead of WR1 like Watkins was expected to produce.
Quarterback Tom Brady was in full pissed-off mode on the heels of Deflategate and went for 288 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. He may be old but he’s still a top-10 dynasty option at quarterback.
Running back Dion Lewis broke out with 69 rushing yards plus four catches for 51 yards. Even if these numbers continue, Lewis is only on a reserves contract and shouldn’t be in New England past this year.
On the receiving end, business as usual with Rob Gronkowski leading the way with 5/94/3 and a Julian Edelman with a 11/97/0 line. Gronk continues to be the top tight end option while Edelman has solidified his place as a WR2 in PPR leagues.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower has come back from injury with eight tackles and a sack. Those kind of numbers make him a firm LB2 in IDP dynasty leagues.
Ben Roethlisberger picked up where he left off with 351 yards and a garbage-time touchdown plus an interception. He was operating without his top running back (Bell) and second receiver (Bryant) so the yards are encouraging.
Antonio Brown is in the same boat with 9/133/1 line. An argument could be made that Brown is the top receiver in dynasty, especially in PPR.
Heath Miller filled in nicely with a 8/84/0 line but that should do back down when Martavis Bryant returns. Still, he’s a solid TE2 in a good offense.
Don’t call it a comeback but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went off with 361 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. We’re not ready to say Brady’s a QB1 again but more games like that and it’ll happen.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be a TE1 when healthy with seven catches and 94 yards on nine targets. There will always be risk involved but he is a TE1 no matter what.
Meanwhile, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman reclaimed his target crown with 12 and hauled in nine catches for 91 yards. He’s next in line for targets after Gronk and will continue to be a WR2 in PPR leagues.
On the other side of the ball, Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham led the team in tackles with 11. He has ample opportunity since linebacker Kiko Alonso was sidelined the whole year. He could be a LB3.
Even in the win, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t look right and may finally be nearing the end of his fantasy relevance. You simply can’t roll with him as a QB1 anymore and certainly not in dynasty formats.
On the other side of the field, Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel had a horrible day with 202 yards passing a touchdown and four interceptions. With more losses, the calls will get louder for Teddy Bridgewater.
Meanwhile, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman continues to show why he’s the next Wes Welker with six catches for 81 yards while leading the team in targets along with a touchdown. He’s a solid WR2 in PPR dynasty formats.
Holy crap – Tom Brady had 56 pass attempts and completed only 29 of them. He added 249 yards and a touchdown. If this game is any indication, the Patriots will be chucking it this season. If you’re a win-now dynasty team, Brady could be useful.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his triumphant return with four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. He also led the team in targets. He should quickly re-affirm his status as an elite dynasty tight end.
In other Patriot receiver news, Julian Edelman picked up where he left off with six catches for 95 yards. He should continue to be a WR in PPR dynasty going forward.
For Miami, there’s no more doubt who is the top option in the running game as Knowshon Moreno went off for 24 carries and 134 yards and a touchdown. Lamar Miller can be dropped.
In IDP news, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo had 12 tackles and a sack. He’s a legit LB1 in dynasty leagues.
New Jets running back Chris Johnson will probably be held out of OTA’s but should be ready to go for the beginning of 2014. Johnson’s dynasty stock has been rapidly declining since his 2,000 yard season and isn’t expected to get better in New York. He’s now in a timeshare with Chris Ivory with a ceiling of a RB3.
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins officially signed with Cleveland where he’ll be the new slot receiver. Between his signing, and the arrival of Ben Tate, the Browns offense is shaping up to be a very supportive cast for whoever ends up as the quarterback in 2014 and beyond.