Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bears 22, Raiders 20

Bears

  • Jay Cutler had a decent day with 281 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. He’s still nowhere close to a QB1.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Forte keeps producing with 91 yards rushing plus for four catches for 64 yards. He’s still one of the more reliable running backs in dynasty but we still might sell high before it’s too late. Once he loses his job, he’ll lose it for good.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a great game with 11 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. As the best receiving threat in Chicago, Bennett is in the middle TE1 conversation right now and should be considered a low-end TE1 in dynasty ranks.

Raiders

  • Derek Carr had another inefficient game with 196 yards on 33 attempts but did have two touchdowns. He will never be a QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Running back Latavius Murray had just 49 yards on 16 carries and was apparently benched because of a fumble. This won’t help his already shaky RB2 status.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Packers 31, Bears 23

Packers

  • Another three-touchdown day for dynasty’s top quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Nothing to see here.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy had a good day with 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground. In his current situation, he’s a top five dynasty running back.

Bears

  • Despite getting up there in age, running back Matt Forte had a big day with 141 yards and a touchdown plus five catches for 25 yards. Forte won’t have many more effective seasons but if he’s your RB2 in dynasty leagues, you’re in a good spot.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a good day with five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. Bennett should be high on the priority list after Alshon Jeffery for targets and should be no worse than a low-end TE1.

Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • gronkowskiIt’s been a while and we have a new top five: new top tight end Rob Gronkowski followed by Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas. Entering the top five are Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. It’s Gronk and everyone else at this point.

 

  • Big risers include Kelce, Olsen, and Martellus Bennett up to 4th, 5th, and 6th from 12th, 13th and 14th respectively. Antonio Gates up to 23rd from 28th; Owen Daniels up to 33rd from 40th; Marcedes Lewis up to 36th from 41st. Mainly older veterans but still producing.
  • The drops include Zach Ertz from 5th to 11th; Vernon Davis from 9th to 14th; Ladarius Green from 10th to 15th and Troy Niklas from 31st to 38th.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Packers trounce Bears, 38-17

  • Another day at the office for Aaron Rodgers with 302 yards and four touchdowns on just 22 completions. He’s in the conversation for the top dynasty quarterback.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continues to perform with 122 yards on the ground and five catches for 49 yards. He’s still chugging along but his age is a concern. If you’re in the thick of your league playoffs, keep him. If not, sell now for a ransom.
  • Packers receiver Randall Cobb had his best game of the season with seven catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. It’s a bit of a concern that it took him this long to do this well with his current WR1 ranking. Jordy Nelson is a more reliable option.
  • Bears tight end Martellus Bennett continues to impress with nine catches for 134 yards. He’s performed as a mid-TE1 this year and should continue.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1- Bills beat Bears, 23-20

  • Jay Cutler did Jay Cutler things with 349 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Expect more of the same, making him a borderline QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Matt Forte had a big day with 82 yards rushing followed by eight catches for 87 yards. He continues to be a RB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • For the Bills, CJ Spiller got 15 carries compared to Fred Jackson’s 7, which is encouraging.
  • Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a big day with eight catches for 70 yards and a touchdown. With potential injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, Bennett could be a factor.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Lions hold off Bears, 40-32

  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery had a break out game with five catches, 107 yards and a touchdown. The 23-year old has the size and showed flashes of the skill. It’ll be up to Jay Cutler and the Bears to get him the ball. Now would be the time to make a move for Jeffery.
  • Furthermore, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett continues to string together good games and had eight catches for 90 yards. As long as the current Bears regime is in place, Bennett will get his.
  • On the other side of the field, Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew had his best day of the year with seven catches and 54 yards. Don’t believe it though as Pettigrew has routinely teased fantasy owners. Hopefully, Detroit can replace Pettigrew with someone more consistent when he becomes a free agent after this year.
  • Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch had his best game of the year with 14 tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. Re-signed before the 2012 season,  the 28-year old Tulloch will continue to be a reliable dynasty fantasy starter for 3-4 years.