Dynast Recap – Week 7 – Chiefs 23, Steelers 13

Chiefs 

  • Running back Charcandrick West had a great day with 110 yards and a touchdown on the ground plus two catches for 109 yards. There’s no doubt who the Chiefs are going with in place of Jamaal Charles. West could have some good value on dynasty benches.
  • Despite no Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce had a very pedestrian day with five catches for 73 yards. Kelce is a TE1 but nowhere near elite status.
  • One player who did take advantage of no Jeremy Maclin was rookie Chris Conley who had six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. He’s someone to watch in dynasty leagues even if Maclin returns.

Steelers

  • Le’Veon Bell had another solid performance with 121 yards on the ground plus four catches for 16 yards. Him and Todd Gurley could be 1 and 1A in dynasty rankings.
  • Same goes for Antonio Brown with six catches for 124 yards. Another day at the office.
  • Linebacker Lawrence Timmons had 10 tackles and a half sack in another LB1 day.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Ravens 23, Steelers 20

Ravens

  • Running back Justin Forsett found his form with 150 yards on the ground. It was against a weak defense but it’s nice to see Forsett be effective. With a lot of tread in his tires, especially for a 29-year old, we still like Forsett as a RB2 in dynasty rankings.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith had a big day with 13 tackles and a sack for his best game of the season. He continues to produce at LB1 levels despite his age.

Steelers

  • Running back Le’Veon Bell returned in style with 129 rushing yards and a touchdown plus seven catches for 21 yards. If there was ever any doubt about who the top dynasty running back should be, hopefully it evaporated with this game.
  • Receiver Darrius Hayward-Bey had a solid outing with four catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. He won’t be able to keep that production going when Martavis Bryant returns but could win the job for third receiver.
  • Linebacker Lawrence Timmons also had an LB1 day with 11 tackles and a sack. He’s up there with Smith as a bona fide LB1 in dynasty IDP leagues.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – September 2015

Complete updated dynasty running back rankings found here.

  • New addition to the top five with Jeremy Hill sneaking in. Le’Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, Jamaal Charles, and Todd Gurley stay the same.
  • Biggest risers include Chris Ivory to 32nd from 43rd; Matt Jones to 40th from 54th as one of the most promising rookies; Joseph Randle to 41st from 53rd which might be high with the recent trade of Christine MichaelAlfred Blue to 49th from 58th as Arian Foster continues to get injured; Panthers rookies Cameron Artis-Payne to 54th from 63rd; Danny Woodhead to 55th from 64th after healing from a season-ending injury; Bills rookie Karlos Williams to 58th as LeSean McCoy’s primary backup now; and Colts rookie Josh Robinson up to 60th now that he’s Frank Gore’s primary backup.
  • Biggest drops this month include Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon down from 30th to 38th thanks to the return of Adrian Peterson; Joique Bell from 33rd to 42nd thanks to the emergency of Ameer Abdullah; new Titans running back Terrance West 39th to 52nd; and Ravens rookie Buck Allen from 48th to 57th after showing nothing in the pre-season among others.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Browns pound Steelers, 31-10

  • Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell continues to show his RB1 ability even in a loss. He had 82 yards rushing with 23 yards on four catches. The Steelers don’t look good as a team but Bell looks solid.
  • In other Steelers new, receiver Antonio Brown is also team-proof with seven catches and 118 yards. He’s a legit WR1 in dynasty formats going forward.
  • Browns tight end had a breakout game with 102 yards on three catches and a touchdown. Cameron’s had a down year compared to last year but this provides a glimmer of hope
  • Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby had a big day with 11 tackles and a sack. Despite his age, Dansby is still a fine LB2 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Steelers escape Jaguars, 17-9

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pedestrian day with 273 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars defense is solid so no need to raise the alarm yet.
  • Likewise, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had plenty of yards with 82 rushing and 36 yards receiving on five catches.
  • The Jaguars defense included middle linebacker Paul Posluszny and his 12 tackles, sack and one pass defended. He’s a consensus LB1 in all dynasty formats.
  • In the secondary, Jonathan Cyprien had his best game of the year with 11 tackles. As long as he’s healthy, Cyprien should be a DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Ravens demolish Steelers, 26-6

  • The Ravens running back situation may be clearing up with Bernard Pierce leading the way with 96 yards on 22 carries. If he can string more of those types of performances together, he’ll be the running back to own in dynasty.
  • On the other side of the field, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell looks like a beast. He had 59 yards rushing along with five catches for 48 yards. He’s a legit RB1 in dynasty going forward.
  • Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continues to be a low-end WR1 in dynasty. He racked up seven catches for 90 yards on 12 targets. Even with the Steelers lose, he’s a winner.
  • On the IDP side, linebacker Lawrence Timmons won’t go quietly as he racked up 12 tackles. He still plays three downs so he’s still a decent LB2/3 option.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Steelers escape Browns, 30-27

  • As expected, the Steelers offense was on fire. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 365 yards and a touchdown with one interception. He should continue to put up those numbers and be a low-end QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Le’Veon Bell had his best day as a pro with 109 yards rushing along with six catches for 88 yards. This should solidify his status as a low-end RB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Receiver Antonio Brown had a big day as well with 116 yards on five catches. He should continue to be firmly in the second-tier of dynasty receivers.
  • On the Cleveland side, rookie running back Terrance West got 100 yards after Ben Tate left with an injury.
  • Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins led the team with eight catches for 87 yards. He also led the team with 10 targets and should be a good volume play.