Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Saints 27, Colts 21

Saints 

  • Drew Brees had an ordinary day with 255 yards plus a touchdown and an interception. It becomes harder to keep Brees as a certain QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Meanwhile, Mark Ingram had a good week with 143 yards plus a touchdown. He had two touchdowns vultured and actually had the same number of carries as Khiry Robinson but he made the most of them.
  • Rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony had seven tackles plus a big interception. He’s currently no higher than a LB2/3 but more plays like that and he could end up as a LB1.

Colts

  • Another high scoring day for Andrew Luck with 333 yards and three touchdowns plus two interceptions while playing most of the game behind. Luck’s play has fallen off to the point where no one thinks he’s the top dynasty quarterback anymore.
  • On the receiving side, T.Y. Hilton had a very TY-like day with four catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Hilton continues to be the top receiving threat in a pass-heavy offense which means good WR2 value.
  • LInebacker Jerrell Freeman had 12 more tackles and is now up to 48 on the season. In tackle-friendly formats, Freeman is a LB1/2.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Buccaneers 26, Saints 19

Buccaneers

  • Quarterback Jameis Winston bounced back from a horrible debut with 207 yards passing and a touchdown along with 23 yards on the ground and another touchdown. This was the kind of performance we expected and it should solidify his status as a QB2 in dynasty rankings.
  • In IDP news, defensive end Jacquies Smith had a big day with three sacks giving him four on the season. The 25-year old has bounced around the league but may have found a place in Tampa and could end up in the DL2 conversation if he keeps these numbers up.

Saints

  • Quarterback Drew Brees turned in another sub-par performance with only 255 yards and a touchdown and an interception. It’s fair to wonder if his physical regression plus the loss of some key weapons has had its effect. He’s in the big group of low-end QB1s in dynasty rankings but you might want to get out while you still can.
  • Another weak performance for running back Mark Ingram with 53 yards on just 16 carries but he did have a touchdown. It’s interesting to remember the hype behind Ingram in the off-season but he can’t be considered more than a borderline RB2/3 in dynasty rankings.

Dynasty Update – Week 1 – Cardinals 31, Saints 19

Cardinals

  • Quarterback Carson Palmer had a huge day with 307 yards and three touchdowns. He should be a QB2 for as long as he’s around.
  • The Cardinals went with a committee at running back but it should be apparent that Andre Ellington is the better option over re-tread Chris Johnson. Ellington had 69 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown before spraining his PCL. Johnson had only 37 yards on 10 carries.
  • In the receiving game, veteran Larry Fitzgerald led the way with six catches and 87 yards. He could end up at WR3-4 value in dynasty rankings.
  • Safety Tryann Mathieu had a great game with eight tackles and three passes defended. He’s a high upside DB1 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Saints

  • Quarterback Drew Brees had a very typical game with 355 yards passing and a touchdown and interception. Despite the loss of Jimmy Graham, it looks like Brees will still put up gaudy passing numbers. He’s a mid-tier QB1 in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Mark Ingram had a horrible game on the ground with just 24 yards rushing. However, he did haul in eight catches for 98 yards. He’ll need to boost his rushing yardage as CJ Spiller will take over the passing back role when he returns.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – October 2014

Updated running back rankings, in their entirety, can be found here.

  • murrayNew top five member this month with DeMarco Murray sneaking in at five. The top four remain the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Gio Bernard. Doug Martin drops from four to eight.
  • Big risers this month include Mark Ingram to 33rd from 40th; Knile Davis to 44th from 52nd; and Ahmad Bradshaw sneaking up to 52nd.
  • Big drops include Adrian Peterson to 16th from 6th; Toby Gerhart from 30th to 37th; Maurice Jones-Drew to 50th from 42nd; Danny Woodhead to 53rd from 47th; Jonathan Stewart to 54th from 48th; Pierre Thomas to 55th from 49th; and Marcus Lattimore to 57th from 43rd.
  • Rookie movers include Carlos Hyde up to 18th from 23rd; Jeremy Hill to 29th from 35th; Isaiah Crowell to 40th from 57th; Jerick McKinnon to 41st from 54th; and Andre Williams to 42nd from 51st.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Browns escape Saints, 26-24

  • Saints running back Mark Ingram appears to have turned a corner, racking up his second solid performance this year. This week, he racked up 83 yards rushing and a touchdown to go along with three catches and 21 yards. If he stays in New Orleans, he’ll be a high upside RB3.
  • The Browns continued to use a committee at running back in the wake of Ben Tate’s injury. Isaiah Crowell appears to be the better bet, averaging more about five yards a carry with 54 yards on 11 carries. Long-term, we’d bet he’s the one own.
  • Without Jordan Cameron or Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins led the way for Cleveland with six catches for 70 yards. We still like Hawkins to be a contributor in Cleveland as a possible WR4/5 in PPR leagues.
  • Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby picked up where he left off last season with 12 tackles and a sack. Despite being 32 already, he’s a solid LB2 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Falcons beat Saints in shootout, 37-34

  • Matt Ryan had a big day back with 448 yards and three touchdowns against a decent Saints defense. More days like that and he’ll be back in the QB1 tier in dynasty leagues.
  • Saints running back Mark Ingram had a good day with 13 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Elite receiver Julio Jones had seven catches for 116 yards. He’s in the top-tier of dynasty receivers.
  • On the other side of the field, rookie Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. He could reach WR2 status before the end of the year.
  • Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow continues to rake with 15 tackles. He’s going to continue to flirt with LB1 status with double-digit tackle days like this.

Daily Dynasty Update – February 26th