Russell Wilson had a very pedestrian 235 yards plus a touchdown and two interceptions. He added 20 yards on the ground. It’s been a down year for Wilson but all the means for dynasty purposes is he’s in the large group of QB1’s in dynasty rankings instead of making the leap to elite status.
Running back Marshawn Lynch got back on track with 122 yards and a touchdown. It was his best game all season and confirms his RB1 status.
Receiver Tyler Lockett had a breakout game with five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. He’s already made plays in the return game but more games like this on offense makes Lockett an intriguing dynasty prospect.
Colin Kaepernick looked bad. He threw for 124 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and no rushing yards. He’s not even a QB2 at this point.
Running back Carlos Hyde ran for 40 yards on 11 carries. Hyde may be the only good offensive dynasty piece on the entire team.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite had another double-digit tackle game. He now has 63 on the year and is on his way to 150+.
Quarterback Nick Foles had a decent day, completing 18 of 27 for 297 yards and a touchdown against the Kam Chancellor-less Seattle defense. It’s not time to bump up Foles in dynasty rankings but it’s a good start.
Foles leading receiver was tight end Jared Cook who caught five for 85 yards. Cook showed promise in last year’s opener too so we won’t get too excited. If he puts together another month of this though, things could change.
It was a coming out party for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and his nine tackle, two-sack day. He’s a solid DL2 but even higher if you play in a DT-special league.
Russell Wilson did not have a decent day, going 32 of 41 for only 251 yards and a touchdown and an interception. It’s early so it’s not time to move Wilson down dynasty rankings.
Running back Marshawn Lynch had a good day when he got the ball. Operating on only 18 carries, Lynch rushed for 73 yards but did add five catches for 31 yards. Seattle should go back to pounding the ball with Lynch next week. He’s still a RB1.
New addition Jimmy Graham had a decent day with six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. A solid effort from a tight end but not worthy of being the second highest dynasty tight end. I’m going to start marking him down.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was the star of this one with 67 yards rushing and two touchdowns plus five catches for 76 yards. It was back to RB1 status for Lynch where he should continue to be this year. Past this year is up for debate.
Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera had a big game with eight catches for 38 yards and two touchdowns. This was after a seven catch and 83 yards game. These are TE1 numbers if he can keep it up.
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright had a game-high 13 tackles to go along with a pass defended. He’s filling in admirably for Bobby Wagner and should be a LB1 for the time being.
Expect the Terrance West bandwagon to get that way too with West getting first-team reps in Browns camp. Recently signed Ben Tate is not likely to hold up a full 16 games so his immediate back up will be a hot commodity. West reminds some of Alfred Morris where he’s great at running and cut backs but not much else.
Bad news for Sean Weatherspoon as he ruptured his Achilles and will miss the entire season. It’s a big blow for Weatherspoon dynasty owners as he was expected to fully recovery from injury issues he sustained last year.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed the good, the bad, and the ugly with 153 yards passing, one touchdown, two interceptions, 130 yards rushing and a fumble. Filled the stat sheet quite a bit but left fantasy folks more frustrated than ever before. Right now, it’s hard to give Kaepernick a QB1 grade until he can string good performances together.
Meanwhile, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another day at the office, going 16 of 25 for 215 yards and a touchdown. If Kaepernick is the hare, Wilson is the tortoise.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran wild (again) with 109 yards on 22 carries. Lynch will be in his age-28 season next year when, typically, running backs start breaking down. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to start fielding offers for Lynch in your dynasty leagues and sell high.
49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was on his way to a spectacular game, finishing with 14 tackles and a sack before destroying his knee. The injury looked gruesome and is sure to effect his status heading in to next season. Here’s hoping the recovery goes well.
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor had a great game with 11 tackles and two passes defended. He’ll be a solid DB1 heading in to next dynasty season and could make a claim for top DB overall.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t quite as efficient as he usually is during the regular season. Brees went 24 of 43 for 309 yards and one touchdown. The low completion percentage further enhances the perception that Brees isn’t a fantasy stud outside a domed environment. Luckily, he has at least nine games a year in a dome between his eight home games and a road game at Atlanta. He’s still a top three dynasty quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran wild, going off for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch is signed for at least two more years in Seattle and should be a RB1 in that timeframe.
Saints receiver Marques Colston had a big day with 11 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. Colston will never be a sexy pick, and certainly shouldn’t be relied on as your WR1 or even WR2. But as the second option in the pass-heavy Saints offense, you could do much worse as your WR3.
The Seahawks safety duo of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas had a combined 25 tackles and four passes defended. Both are DB1’s heading in to 2014 dynasty seasons.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 15 of 23 for 172 yards and a touchdown. He’s not flashy but he’s consistent and would be an ideal QB2 in 2014.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had a decent day with 97 yards on 23 carries. Lynch finishes the year with over 1,200 yards and will be a low-end RB1 in dynasty leagues in 2014.
Seahawks receiver Golden Tate had a nice sendoff with eight catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. The pending free agent will be just 26 next year and could land in a more pass-happy offense. If so, his stock will rise.
Rams defensive end had anothersack, giving him 19 for the year and solidifying his place at the top of the defensive lineman rankings in IDP dynasty leagues.