- 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.
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Daily Dynasty Update – June 24th
- Now we have some definitive dates on Knowshon Moreno’s knee after undergoing a scope. Doctors give him 4-5 weeks before he sees action again.
- Expect the Carlos Hyde bandwagon to get more crowded after he displayed feature back capabilities in practice. He’s squarely in the first round discussion in rookie drafts and could challenge Bishop Sankey for top back.
- Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar has lined up all over the field in OTA’s and could provide some Darren Sproles-type production under new coordinator Scott Linehan. Still just 25, Dunbar could be a valuable piece in a high-powered offense.
- Expect Bernard Pierce to be the starter in Baltimore should Ray Rice receive a multi-game suspension. Pierce has had an up and down career so far and is a complete gamble at this point.
- A name to keep on your radar is Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur. He’s expected to play all three downs for a very good defense and could rack up plenty of tackles.
Daily Dynasty Update – June 20th
- The news on Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno keeps getting worse as he now may need knee surgery. Lamar Miller was already starting to run away with the job but this just confirms that.
- It appears Giants tight end Adrien Robinson is not taking advantage of his opening. Those that held on to Robinson for this opportunity may need other options.
- Sad news as Packers running back Johnathan Franklin’s career is over. Franklin showed some flash last year before suffering the career-ending neck injury.
Daily Dynasty Update – June 18th
- 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has begun a hold out. However, his age and salary don’t make it likely that he’ll get a new contract. His dynasty value is in tact.
- The most logical player to replace him was Vance McDonald but he is struggling to hold on to the ball this off-season. McDonald has a golden opportunity but is blowing it.
- Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is still running ahead of Knowshon Moreno in OTA’s. Miller had the better dynasty value anyway but it’s even better for his immediate value.
- Be careful if you’re in the market for a running back in rookie drafts. Titans running back Bishop Sankey is viewed as a change of pace back by many.
- The Texans will roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback to open the year which means Arian Foster’s value will improve.
Daily Dynasty Update – June 10th
- Dolphins running back Lamar Miller may make it a comeback as he continues to hold off Knowshon Moreno for primary back duties. There’s no telling what the split will be yet but Miller appears to be the running back to own in Miami.
- No matter what Seattle coaches are saying, expect Marshawn Lynch to get a few less carries this year with Christine Michael picking up the slack.
- Should the Titans Derrick Morgan stay in Tennessee, he’s expected to line up as a 3-4 outside linebacker instead of defensive end. The switch hurts what little IDP value he could have salvaged.
Daily Dynasty Update – June 3rd
- Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has been running with the first team while newly signed Knowshon Moreno, apparently, is catching up his conditioning. Neither is a viable option in dynasty.
- Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is impressing in Eagles camp. He’s a probable top five receiver in rookie dynasty drafts.
- In the wake of Daryl Washington’s suspension, linebacker Kevin Minter is the one making the calls for the Arizona defense. There was a lot of hype surrounding Minter last year but it never materialized. He’ll have ample opportunity this year.
Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – April 2014
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- No 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 28th
- The Dolphins signed running back Knowshon Moreno, who immediately steps in as the starter. It’s not an ideal situation in Miami for any running back and one you should probably steer clear in 2014.
- The Titans signed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips to rush the passer in Tennessee. Phillips is not a long-term dynasty solution but has product almost 20 sacks over the last two years.
- The Eagles signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up incumbent Nick Foles. The move doesn’t do anything for Sanchez’s dynasty value but does question Matt Barkley’s. It’s not time to give up on Barkley yet but coach Chip Kelly is certainly not making it easy.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 5th
- The Broncos have all but confirmed that Montee Ball will be the starting running back heading in to 2014. Luckily for Ball dynasty owners, Denver has wisely turned to him over Knowshon Moreno.
- In other running back news, Cincinnati’s Gio Bernard is expected to get 300 carries and should greatly benefit from new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
- Former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is going to hit the market. Depending on the team, he could be a useful sack specialist that hovers around double digits but won’t last much longer in dynasty leagues.
Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – February 2014
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- Top seven remains the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, Giovani Bernard, and Matt Forte.
- The big risers this month include Denver running back Montee Ball. With it becoming increasingly unlikely that Denver brings back incumbent Knowshon Moreno, it will be Ball’s job to lose. Another riser includes Oakland running back Latavius Murray. Currently at the top of the Oakland depth chart now that both Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings are free agents, Murray is 6′ 3″, 223 pounds, and ran a 4.38 40 in the combine last year. Murray could be special.
- The big drops include the previously mentioned Moreno along with the previously mentioned McFadden. It also includes BenJarvus Green-Ellis of the Bengals. With Giovani Bernard expected to shoulder more of the load in 2014, BJGE’s role is going to diminish further.