Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Saints survive Buccaneers, 37-31

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees slung it around for 371 yards, two touchdowns but three interceptions. Brees hasn’t found his rhythm this year which could mean the beginning of the end.
  • In, possibly, his last start for this year, Saints running back Khiry Robinson had 89 yards and a touchdown. Robinson is averaging more than five yards a carry this year and should be the primary back in New Orleans next year. Count him as a RB3 in dynasty leagues.
  • With rookie Mike Evans out, Tampa receiver Vincent Jackson broke out with eight catches for 144 yards. He should still be considered a WR2/3 in dynasty leagues.
  • Bucs linebacker Lavonte David continues to show why he’s a LB1 in dynasty formats with 14 tackles and a pass defended.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – April 2014

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  • Denver Broncos vs Baltimore RavensNo changes in the top five: LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, and Doug Martin. 
  • Biggest riser this month is Montee Ball of Denver, going from 21st to 16th. With the signing of Knowshon Moreno off to Miami, Ball is, without a doubt, the starter in the high-powered Denver offense.
  • Other risers include new Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings going from 49th to 43rd. After finishing strong in Oakland, Jennings will be asked to take over the starting job in New York after the departure of Andre Brown and David Wilson‘s health still up in the air.
  • Another riser is new starter Toby Gerhart in Jacksonville. Gerhart wasn’t even ranked in dynasty circles until he signed with the Jaguars and is now 46th. Still just 27 without a lot of wear on those tires, Gerhart could be a decent running back option on a young, improving team.
  • The other significant riser is the Saints Khiry Robinson. With the Saints looking to run the ball more, Robinson is the youngest in the new New Orleans running attack.
  • Drops include the previously mentioned Andre Brown from 43rd to 48th. Brown’s ranking was contingent on his status as a starter. He ended up in Houston where he’ll back up perpetually injured Arian Foster so he’ll be an interesting handcuff in 2014 but shouldn’t be relied on.
  • Jets running back Bilal Powell also drops, this time from 54th to 59th. Powell drops to 3rd on the Jets depth chart after the signing of Chris Johnson.

Daily Dynasty Update – March 8th

  • casselThe Vikings re-signed quarterback Matt Cassel to a two-year deal, insuring him as a bridge quarterback. Not long ago, it seemed like none of the top QB prospects would be there at eight when the Vikings picked but with recent chatter, it’s entirely possible that one of Manziel, Bortles, or Bridgewater will be there.
  • Dynasty owners of Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta should have their patience pay off as he’s expected to be back at 100% before the season starts. Pitta put up TE1 numbers the season before his hip injury and should have no problem repeating that success once he’s healthy.
  • Saints running back Khiry Robinson is expected to handle a much bigger load in 2014 and, possibly, beyond. With Darren Sproles out, Pierre Thomas on his way, and Mark Ingram only under contract for one more year, Robinson is the best dynasty play in the Saints backfield (at the moment). Those that plucked him last year should be vindicated this year.
  • The Jets re-signed tight end Jeff Cumberland, leaving him as the starter with Kellen Winslow moving on. Cumberland hasn’t flashed any TE1 potential and the New York offense certainly doesn’t indicate anything like that happening. But he is a starter and could be a decent reserve in dynasty leagues.

Daily Dynasty Update – February 26th

Daily Dynasty Update – January 28th

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Saints destroy Buccaneers, 42-17

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an indoor Brees day, going 24 of 31 for 381 yards and four touchdowns. Brees will continue to be a top three dynasty quarterback in 2014.
  • Saints running back Khiry Robinson ran for 50 yards on a season-high 12 carries. Robinson is an intriguing dynasty prospect especially if Mark Ingram doesn’t return.
  • Buccaneers rookie tight end Tim Wright ended 2013 with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Wright has some upside heading in to 2014 after coming out of nowhere to be a reliable option for rookie Mike Glennon.
  • Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn had an impressive 10 tackles to go along with another sack. Clayborn will be just 26 heading in to 2014 and should be a decent DL2.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Saints beat Dolphins, 38-17

  • Miami tight end Charles Clay had a solid day with six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. If your league classifies him as a tight end, he could be worth a stash long-term. Incumbent Dustin Keller blew out his knee in pre-season and is a free agent and rookie Dion Sims is better utilized as a blocker.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace continues to struggle. He only caught three of his seven targets, which doesn’t quiet the notion that him and Ryan Tannehill are having communication issues. It was curious that Miami signed Wallace for their west coast offense in the first place. With the team succeeding, it’s doubtful there will be a change in regime/scheme anytime soon.
  • Saints undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson led the team in carries with 12. He had only 37 yards but it bodes well that the team trusted him that much for the inevitable departure of Mark Ingram. Robinson is a guy to watch for deep dynasty leagues.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Saints shut down Cardinals 31-7

  • With only one football to go around, your consistent targets in New Orleans’ offense are Jimmy Graham (15 targets), Marques Colston (8), Darren Sproles (6), Pierre Thomas (6). Anyone other receiver should be avoided in dynasty fantasy circles. 
  • Saints rookie running back Khiry Robinson took advantage of mop up duty with 38 yards on four carries. He averaged over 4.0 YPC and nine yards per reception in the pre-season. He could get more looks if Mark Ingram continues to struggle. 
  • Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan tacked on two more sacks against Cardinals statue Carson Palmer. Jordan is legit though and, at just 24, could be your DL1 in dynasty fantasy football for many years. 
  • Likewise, Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro filled up the stat sheet nicely with seven tackles a pass defended and an interception. 
  • The Cardinals only ran the ball 16 times after getting behind early. Rashard Mendenhall was the lead back but he isn’t the long-term solution. Andre Ellington and Alfonso Smith had their moments with Ellington being targeted six times in the passing game and Smith scoring the Cardinals only touchdown. Either one could have long-term opportunities in the desert.