- The Saints ran all over the Cowboys with continual fantasy disappointment Mark Ingram thrashing them for 145 yards on just 14 carries. Pierre Thomas added 87 yards on 17 carries. Don’t get too excited, however, as the Cowboys have one of the worst defenses in the league. Sell high on either one if you can.
- The passing game also did damage but that was no surprise. Quarterback Drew Brees distributed the ball fairly evenly with Marques Colston leading the way in targets, catches and yards. It’s still a week-to-week guess who Brees’ favorite is with the exception of tight end Jimmy Graham. There just isn’t a receiver in New Orleans reliable enough to count on.
- Cowboys safety Barry Church had 14 more tackles to give him 80 on the year putting him on pace for 128. Of course, with the Cowboys pass defense so abysmal, it’s not hard to envision any safety on the Dallas defense having a lot of tackles. It will remain to be seen if Church will still be around after the inevitable shake-up coming n the off-season.
- Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter had a good day with 12 tackles, giving him 60 for the year. He’s now on pace for 100 tackles but, like Church, it remains to be seen if he’ll be around in Dallas in 2014.
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Daily Dynasty Update – August 8th
Almost ready for the first full week of pre-season. Let’s see what we got:
- The plan for Buffalo running back CJ Spiller is 30 touches a game. Giddy up. Spiller will be a top five running back in dynasty leagues for years to come.
- Mark Ingram should be getting more carries in New Orleans this year and in the future. Finally.
- New Atlanta running back Steven Jackson has been lining up all over the field. While definitely older, Jackson is worth a look as a value pick who will contribute heavily this year. It could be worth to flip him later in the year.
- Rookie receiver Chris Harper has been doing well in Seattle camp. He’s currently behind free agent-to-be Golden Tate on the depth chart so he could be worth a stash on your taxi squad.
- Indy tight end Coby Fleener is due to make a jump this year. Maybe he can get some separation from fellow second year tight end Dwayne Allen in the passing game.
- San Diego rookie receiver Keenan Allen is getting more reps in the wake of the Danario Alexander injury. Now’s the time to draft Allen as at least a taxi squad stash.
- New England rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins has really shown promise in camp this year. While none of the New England receivers look to stand out, it doesn’t hurt to draft one of the three rookies in Thompkins, Josh Boyce, and Aaron Dobson.
Daily Dynasty Update – August 7th
Let’s get it on.
- Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman are still splitting carries with the first team in Denver. I still don’t buy the Montee Ball hype – he’s in a RBBC and his coach is notorious for using multiple backs.
- Mark Ingram is looking good in New Orleans. He’s done nothing in his career to unseat Pierre Thomas but maybe this is the year.
- Another breakout candidate is Michael Floyd from Arizona. He is officially the #2 receiver in the desert. With an upgrade at quarterback, the chances will be there.
- Mychal Kendricks is poised to be a big part of the defense in Philadelphia this season. The second-year linebacker should be going at the quarterback more which is good for sacks. Kendricks is currently 18th in dynasty linebacker ranks.
- A.J. Jenkins (finally) had a good day in camp for San Francisco. There isn’t much competition at receiver in San Francisco so the door is open.
- Justin Blackmon is still hurt and probably won’t play on Friday for Jacksonville. So much talent, so little production.
- Bryce Brown may fumble the #2 spot behind LeSean McCoy in Philadelphia. He dropped three passes today and the knock is his hesitancy to run between the tackles.
Remember, if you’re able to see this, it’s the best day ever.