Saints running back Mark Ingram appears to have turned a corner, racking up his second solid performance this year. This week, he racked up 83 yards rushing and a touchdown to go along with three catches and 21 yards. If he stays in New Orleans, he’ll be a high upside RB3.
The Browns continued to use a committee at running back in the wake of Ben Tate’s injury. Isaiah Crowell appears to be the better bet, averaging more about five yards a carry with 54 yards on 11 carries. Long-term, we’d bet he’s the one own.
Without Jordan Cameron or Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins led the way for Cleveland with six catches for 70 yards. We still like Hawkins to be a contributor in Cleveland as a possible WR4/5 in PPR leagues.
Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby picked up where he left off last season with 12 tackles and a sack. Despite being 32 already, he’s a solid LB2 in dynasty formats.
The Jets have their receiver in Eric Decker, who signed for five years and $36.5 million. Obviously a downgrade without Peyton Manning, Decker is still the top receiving option on a team so will warrant some consideration in dynasty leagues. He’s also on a young team that can develop. Currently, he’s no more than a WR3 until he proves otherwise.
Golden Tate is now in Detroit, which should immediately boost his dynasty value. Being in a high-powered passing offense, instead of the run-heavy Seattle offense, will allow Tate to hit career numbers. He could be a WR2 candidate for a few years.
Josh McCown currently sits as the starter in Tampa after signing with them. 35 at the beginning of the season, McCown is a short-term dynasty option, at best. Luckily, Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin won’t suffer as McCown’s not necessarily a downgrade from the likes of Mike Glennon.
Texans running back Arian Foster is looking good coming off another surgery. Reports are he should be good to go for training camp, making him a potential buy-low candidate for those teams tired of his injury history. While not banking on Foster as a RB1, he’d be an ideal RB2.
The Cardinals are hoping to retain linebacker Karlos Dansbywhich would be a boost for them and Dansby’s dynasty value. Dansby was a top five linebacker in most IDP leagues so anything that would allow him to repeat that success, like staying with the team in which he achieved it, would be ideal.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had another great game, going 21 of 34 for 237 yards and three more touchdowns with zero interceptions. There’s no doubt who will be the starter next year in Philadelphia.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had 79 yards rushing on 19 carries to go along with five catches and 36 yards. McCoy is averaging over 4+ YPC with Foles at quarterback compared to 5+ with Michael Vick but as long as McCoy doesn’t fall below that 4.0 number, it won’t be a problem.
Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd continues to establish himself as the rightful heir to Larry Fitzgerald whether that’s next year or beyond. Floyd led the team with 10 targets, five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby continues his stellar play with nine tackles, two sacks and a pass defended. Originally signed to fill in for Daryl Washington, Dansby has played too well to get off the field. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes next year as he’s only playing on a one year deal.
It’s sounding like a broken record but Trent Richardson had another sub-par game with a 2.1 YPC on seven attempts. It’s officially time to buy-low on Richardson. Anyone treating him like anything other than a bust is crazy.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals put Rashard Mendenhall back to the top of the depth chart and carried it 13 times for 54 yards and a touchdown for a respectable 4.2 YPC. Even though rookie Andre Ellington also had a good game with 50 yards on 10 carries, don’t expect him to overtake Mendenhall any time soon. Next year, on the other hand, hopefully the Arizona coaching staff sees the light.
Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd hauled in all seven targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. Whether Larry Fitzgerald stays or goes, Floyd is a solid player.
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby continues his solid 2013 season with five tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown. Count me as one of those that didn’t believe Dansby had anything left but with 14 passes defended (including at least one in each game) to go along with his 87 tackles, he’s made himself relevant. I’d expect Arizona to re-sign the free agent after this season and try to keep their excellent defense in tact.
Arizona rookie running back Andre Ellington continues to show potential with 56 yards on just seven carries. He also added 36 yards on five catches. He’s strung together a couple good games in a row and the 49ers defense is tough.
The 49ers finally went back to tight end Vernon Davis in the passing game and resulted in 180 yards on eight catches and two touchdowns. This game just showed what Davis is capable of when the 49ers make him a part of the offense. And with fewer tight ends with as high a ceiling as Davis, he should be held in high regard in dynasty circles.
Arizona linebacker Karlos Dansby continues to impress with 11 tackles. a half sack, and three more passes defended. Dansby is 31 but is still filling the state sheet like before. He might be a good value if you can pick him up.