- Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin had another big game with nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and should be a WR1 in dynasty going forward.
- Falcons receiver Roddy White continues to put off age with eight catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. White is still a solid WR3 option in dynasty despite his age.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had another big day with 11 tackles and two passes defended. Even in a lost season, Kuechly continues to be the top LB in dynasty leagues.
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Dynasty Fantasy Football Recap – Week 6 – Panthers, Bengals tie 37-37
- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a QB1 day with 284 yards passing, two passing touchdowns and an interception plus 107 yards rushing and another touchdown. If he can string more of these together, he’ll be in the top-tier again.
- On the other side of the field, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton lit it up with 323 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and threw in 25 yards rushing. Dalton can be a low-end QB1 in dynasty formats.
- Meanwhile, Bengals running back Gio Bernard had another RB1 day with 137 yards and a touchdown plus four catches for 20 yards. He’s entering the top RB conversation in dynasty formats.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had a boring day with 13 tackles. He continues to be a LB1 in dynasty formats.
Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Panthers surprise Bears, 31-24
- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler continued his low-end QB1 ways with 289 yards and two touchdowns plus 22 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. As long as the Bears are playing in close games or from behind, they’ll have a reason to pass.
- Bears running back Matt Forte continued his RB1 ways with 61 yards rushing plus 12 catches for 105 yards receiving and a touchdown. There’s just no stopping Forte as one of the most consistent backs out there.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen may have had some additional motivation playing against his old team with six catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Olsen will never have as much upside as the elite tight ends in dynasty but his floor is higher than most.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly dominated the middle with 15 tackles, his best output of the season, Kuechly is picking up where he left off last year.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Ravens destroy Panthers, 38-10
- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went off for 327 yards and three touchdowns against a very good offense. Still, he’s no more than a low-end QB2 in dynasty leagues.
- Ravens receiver Steve Smith turned back the clock with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. It’s a renaissance for Smith but his age limits his dynasty value. Only use him if you’re in win-now mode.
- On the other side of the field, Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin led the team in targets with nine and hauled in five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Despite the attention he continues to deliver as a WR2/3 as a rookie. His dynasty arrow is pointing up.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly racked up 12 tackles and a pass defended, turning in another LB1 day. He’s squarely in the top-tier.
Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Panthers escape Bucs, 20-14
- Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a nice debut with six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He looks like he’s a keeper and should start shooting up dynasty rankings.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen continues to consistently perform as a low-end dynasty TE with eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly turned in a solid performance with nine tackles and a sack. He’s clearly in the top-tier of linebackers for IDP dynasty.
Updated Dynasty Linebacker Rankings – August 2014
Complete dynasty linebacker rankings can be found here.
- With the injury to Kiko Alonso, we have a new entry to the top five. The order now goes Luke Kuechly, Lavonte David, Vontaze Burfict, NaVorro Bowman, and new to the list, Bobby Wagner.
- Couple injury drops include Kiko Alonso from 4 to 10 and Sean Weatherspoon from 23 to 37.
- Rookie risers include C.J. Mosley from 32 to 22; Christian Kirksey from 44 to 38; and Khalil Mack from off the list to 41.
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Updated Dynasty Linebacker Rankings – June 2014
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- A new top five in dynasty linebacker rankings: Luke Kuechly, Lavonte David, NaVorro Bowman, Kiko Alonso, and Vontaze Burfict.
- Rookies entering the rankings include Ryan Shazier at 15; C.J. Mosley at 32; Christian Kirksey at 44; and Tevin Smith at 46.
- Some notable movers include Alec Ogletree to 8 from 24; fresh off his suspension, Daryl Washington to 22 from 7; and on the flip side, Kevin Minter to 21 from 44; thanks to his latest injury, Sean Lee drops to 26 from 6.
Updated Dynasty Linebacker Rankings – January 2014
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- The top of the rankings stay mostly the same with Luke Kuechly, NaVorro Bowman, and Lavonte David making up the top three. Bowman’s status will be closely monitored after destroying his knee in the NFC Championship game.
- The big risers this month include the Eagles Mychal Kendricks, Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso and the Bengals Vontaze Burfict. All are coming off strong seasons and will enter 2014 under the age of 24. They will be heading in to the top ten soon.
- Drops this month include the 49ers Patrick Willis (age/injury) and the Cowboys Bruce Carter (pass protection) and Tampa’s Mason Foster (new scheme). These are guys you should look at trading to see what you get.
Dynasty Recap – Divisional Playoff – 49ers take care of Panthers, 23-10
- 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an efficient day, going 15 of 28 for 196 yards and a touchdown. Kaepernick might not light the fantasy world on fire but he’ll play well enough to be a low-end QB1 in dynasty leagues.
- 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin had a team-high eight catches for 136 yards. Boldin will be a free agent this year and already 33 so he might not be as effective next year.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly filled the stat sheet with 10 tackles, a sack, and a pass defended. A disappointing end to the season but he’ll continue to be a LB1 for many years to come in dynasty leagues.
- 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has officially passed Patrick Willis as the best linebacker in San Francisco and possibly football. He had 11 tackles and a sack and will be a high-end LB1 as well next year in dynasty circles.
Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Panthers come back against Saints, 17-13
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 30 of 44 for 281 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. This game won’t squash the notion that Brees can’t produce outside the friendly confines of the Super Dome. He’s still a QB1 but don’t expect the world when Brees is on the road.
- Saints running back Mark Ingram had an ‘up’ day in his up-and-down season. He ran for 83 yards on 13 carries. He has a 4.6 YPC so all is not lost this season. He’s under contract for one more year to prove himself a viable option in New Orleans.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team in targets and receptions, hauling in four catches on seven targets for 35 yards. Olsen is, without a doubt, Cam Newton’s favorite target this year. If the Panthers ignore the receiving corps (again), Olsen will enter 2014 as a TE1 again.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had an incredible 24 tackles and a pass defended. Kuechly has had a sub-par season compared to last year but all that means is he’s a top-ten linebacker in dynasty instead of top-five.