- Stop us if you’ve heard this one before but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plans to play all season. Some of us at DFFC are pretty conservative and would sell high on Gronk.
- Yes, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart will get all the carries.
- Don’t expect the Titans to rely on running back Bishop Sankey for all the work. The team could use a formation such as the Chargers did when new coach Ken Whisenhunt was there. This means a feature back (Sankey), change-of-pace (Greene), and a receiving back (McCluster).
- In injury news, don’t expect 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman back until after week eight. Bowman suffered a gruesome knee injury in the NFC Championship game but could be a good buy-low candidate for those teams scared off by his recovery.
- Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel may be on a longer leash than originally thought over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel is a more-than-capable bridge (no punt intended) but teams typically don’t trade in to the first round for a guy they don’t want playing.
- Expect Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey to win the job and be a three-down back from the start. Kirksey will be playing on a talented roster and should see plenty of opportunities for tackles.
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Daily Dynasty Update – July 1st
- Confirming what we already knew, Giants running back Rashad Jennings will operate as the worse horse in a revamped New York offense. David Wilson is still not back and Peyton Hillis isn’t scaring anyone.
- It looks like Titans quarterback Jake Locker will be molded after other Ken Whisenhunt projects like Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner and be asked to stay in the pocket. Locker has wheels but not the arm so it’s an interesting route to go.
- After missing out on the entire 2013 season, Giants safety Stevie Brown says he is healed and ready to go. Brown had a productive 2012 before tearing his ACL and could be a reliable DB2 in dynasty leagues, only turning 27 this year.
- Titans tight end Delanie Walker expects a big season this year. He finished in the top 12 of tight ends last year and is being extremely undervalued.
Daily Dynasty Update – January 6th
- Add one more coach that won’t make it to 2014 in Mike Munchak. His refusal to clean house among the coaching staff, while admirable, cost him his job in the end. For dynasty owners, this will be a positive step as there’s little to be excited about with the current Titans makeup (Kendall Wright, aside).
- Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland looks like he’ll get one more year in Miami. For dynasty owners, it’s safe to avoid Miami players for the next year until a new GM is hired.
- The Lions looks to hire an offensive-minded coach, whether its Ken Whisenhunt or Jay Gruden. Either one would inherit a stacked offense that could benefit even more.
Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Chargers upset Broncos
- Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had a season-high 127 yards rushing and a touchdown. Mathews has stayed healthy this year and it’s paid off, already eclipsing 1,000 yards. He’ll never be a three-down back with Danny Woodhead in the fold but he can be productive.
- Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen had only two catches but both were for touchdowns. He’s easily been the top rookie receiver and should hope Ken Whisenhunt sticks around as offensive coordinator.
- Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had 10 more tackles to give him 114 on the year. He’ll be just 24 entering next year and should continue to be as productive for the foreseeable future.
Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Chargers destroy Giants, 37-14
- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continues his comeback season, going 21 of 28 for 249 yards and three touchdowns with one fumble lost. Rivers has excelled under new offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and should pray he comes back in 2014. If not, Rivers value should not be as highly regarded.
- Giants running back Andre Brown had 81 yards on 16 carries for a 5.1 YPC. Brown has played well without platoon partner David Wilson, sporting a 4.3 YPC for the season and 424 yards in just five games. Keep an eye on the Giants backfield in 2014 because if there’s a bell cow, he’ll be extremely valuable. Brown could be it.
- Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks had five catches for 135 yards and an insane 27 YPC. Nicks hasn’t put up a ton of stats but when he’s in the zone, there’s not many better. He’s averaged 16.1 YPC and, if extrapolated, would eclipse 1,000 yards again. He’s sure to sign somewhere else in 2014 and, if he can stay healthy, Nicks can be a decent dynasty WR2.
- Giants defensive end Justin Tuck had two more sacks, giving him seven in three games. However, Tuck is 30 and a free agent and is unlikely to reproduce his 2013 production.