- As expected, Toby Gerhart is expected to get a bulk of the carries in Jacksonville. Gerhart has plenty of tread left on the tires and is an interested dynasty case. He should top out as a RB2.
- The Steelers are permanently installing the no-huddle which will mean more plays for the offense and an uptick for all players.
- For those holding out hope that Matt Barkley might develop into something of value in dynasty leagues, you could probably move on.
- In some positive Marcus Lattimore news, he looks better and more explosive. The 49ers running back situation is one of the most tenuous in dynasty.
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Daily Dynasty Update – March 28th
- The Dolphins signed running back Knowshon Moreno, who immediately steps in as the starter. It’s not an ideal situation in Miami for any running back and one you should probably steer clear in 2014.
- The Titans signed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips to rush the passer in Tennessee. Phillips is not a long-term dynasty solution but has product almost 20 sacks over the last two years.
- The Eagles signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up incumbent Nick Foles. The move doesn’t do anything for Sanchez’s dynasty value but does question Matt Barkley’s. It’s not time to give up on Barkley yet but coach Chip Kelly is certainly not making it easy.
Daily Dynasty Update – January 31st
- Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will probably be somewhere else next year if he wants to start. Vick’s ceiling is as a QB2 for only 1-2 more years. It does enhance Matt Barkley’s value for 2014 and beyond.
- In other quarterback news, it looks like the Texans are committed to taking one with the first overall pick according to a Houston report. Whoever it is will be one of the top two quarterbacks taken in dynasty drafts with above average talent surrounding him.
- The Jaguars have had no discussions with running back Maurice Jones-Drew about a new contract. If Jones-Drew is looking for significant dollars, it won’t be in Jacksonville. Expect Jordan Todman or Denard Robinson’s value to increase between now and dynasty drafts.
- Look for Wes Welker to stick around for at least another year. For dynasty owners, it might be a good time to trade him for value immediately.
Daily Dynasty Update – January 28th
- New Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak expects tight end Dennis Pitta to be a big part of the offense in 2014. Any hope you had of getting Pitta on the cheap is now probably gone.
- Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had 8.5 sacks this season despite playing in a rotational basis and just 711 snaps. He’s playing on a one year deal and has earned the chance to test free agency again. Unless the market dries up like last year, an unlikely scenario now that Bennett has a good track record, chances are Bennett gets a bigger opportunity somewhere else. He’ll make an intriguing DL1/2 pick in 2014 dynasty leagues.
- Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley heads into the off-season as the probable backup to Nick Foles. It’s some good news for folks that drafted Barkley with hopes in dynasty rookie drafts last year.
- Saints running back Pierre Thomas is the most likely running back to be cut in New Orleans this off-season. It’s good and bad for Thomas since he could get the opportunity for more touches but also will miss being in one of the more explosive offenses in the league. Expect impressive second-year back Khiry Robinson to get more carries.
Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Giants slip by Eagles, 15-7
- Eagles rookie quarterback Matt Barkley was forced into action after a re-aggravation of Mike Vick’s hamstring issue. Barkley did go 17/26 for 158 yards but had one interception and one lost fumble. Turnovers are the quickest way to get the hook so Barkley will have to cut that out. It certainly didn’t look like he was someone to monitor in dynasty leagues.
- Giants receiver Victor Cruz had seven catches for 86 yards on 10 targets despite sitting out a portion of the game due to injury. Cruz is about the most reliable fantasy dynasty player on the Giants.
- Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks had his biggest tackle game of the year with 12. Kendricks was a bit of a sleeper heading into this year but hasn’t lit it up as expected. Maybe this is the start of something.