Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – 49ers edge Cardinals, 23-20

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his second 300-yard game of the season, going 21 of 34 for 310 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 24 yards rushing. Hopefully it’s just the momentum he needs heading in to 2014.
  • Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went 28 of 49 for 407 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Palmer will be a low-end QB2 for the next year or two before hanging it up.
  • Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 113 yards to end another disappointing season. Michael Floyd’s emergence contributed but you have to wonder if Fitz’s days of being a WR1 are over. It might be time to consider a trade package for Fitz.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman capped his incredible season with 10 tackles, a sack, and an interception. Bowman filled the stat sheet all year and should be your top-rated linebacker heading in to 2014 dynasty leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Eagles escape Cardinals, 24-21

  • Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had another great game, going 21 of 34 for 237 yards and three more touchdowns with zero interceptions. There’s no doubt who will be the starter next year in Philadelphia.
  • Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had 79 yards rushing on 19 carries to go along with five catches and 36 yards. McCoy is averaging over 4+ YPC with Foles at quarterback compared to 5+ with Michael Vick but as long as McCoy doesn’t fall below that 4.0 number, it won’t be a problem.
  • Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd continues to establish himself as the rightful heir to Larry Fitzgerald whether that’s next year or beyond. Floyd led the team with 10 targets, five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.
  • Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby continues his stellar play with nine tackles, two sacks and a pass defended. Originally signed to fill in for Daryl Washington, Dansby has played too well to get off the field. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes next year as he’s only playing on a one year deal.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Cardinals destroy Colts

  • It’s sounding like a broken record but Trent Richardson had another sub-par game with a 2.1 YPC on seven attempts. It’s officially time to buy-low on Richardson. Anyone treating him like anything other than a bust is crazy.
  • Meanwhile, the Cardinals put Rashard Mendenhall back to the top of the depth chart and carried it 13 times for 54 yards and a touchdown for a respectable 4.2 YPC. Even though rookie Andre Ellington also had a good game with 50 yards on 10 carries, don’t expect him to overtake Mendenhall any time soon. Next year, on the other hand, hopefully the Arizona coaching staff sees the light.
  • Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd hauled in all seven targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. Whether Larry Fitzgerald stays or goes, Floyd is a solid player.
  • Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby continues his solid 2013 season with five tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown. Count me as one of those that didn’t believe Dansby had anything left but with 14 passes defended (including at least one in each game) to go along with his 87 tackles, he’s made himself relevant. I’d expect Arizona to re-sign the free agent after this season and try to keep their excellent defense in tact.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Cardinals beat Jaguars, 27-14

  • Cardinals running back Andre Ellington had even less carries than suspected with eight for three yards to go along with two receptions for 10 yards.
  • Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd had the best game of his career with six catches for 193 yards and a touchdown. With Larry Fitzgerald’s status unknown for next year, it wouldn’t hurt to explore Floyd’s availability in your dynasty league.
  • Cardinals tight end Rob Housler had his best game of the year with six catches for 70 yards on nine targets. Until Housler provides some consistency, Housler is a ‘sell’ candidate.
  • Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell had another sack to bring his season-total to five. Campbell continues to be one of the most consistent defensive linemen in the game.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Seahawks beat Cardinals, 34-22

  • The Cardinals continue to give Rashard Mendenhall carries where he produced 1.7 YPC on 13 carries. Why they don’t see the light and hand over rushing duties to rookie Andre Ellington, I’ll never know. But one thing’s for sure – Ellington is the guy to own in Arizona. He still managed two catches on five targets. If he ever gets full-time duties, watch out.
  • Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had 45 pass attempts but only five were directed towards Larry Fitzgerald. You have to wonder about Fitz’s long-term value with Carson Palmer and that offensive line at the helm.
  • In good news, Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd got 10 of those targets and pulled in six catches for 71 yards.
  • Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith had the best game of his young career with nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss and a pass defended. Smith is just 24 and is the starting weak-side linebacker in a very good defense so there is long-term potential there.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Cardinals stun Bucs, 13-10

  • The debut of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon was uneventful for Tampa Bay. He went 24/43 for 193 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He should  get better as the season progresses.
  • Bucs running back Doug Martin had a pedestrian day with 27 carries for only 45 yards. Martin’s had a very up and down year but should continue to be relied on with a rookie quarterback.
  • For Arizona, rookie running back Andre Ellington continues to provide a spark with a 7.3 YPC on the few carries he had. The better news is he was targeted six times and caught three of those. Ellington appears to be the running back in Arizona to hold in dynasty.
  • Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd made some news with 10 targets and five catches for 87 yards. Those numbers should continue to improve throughout the season. Now, if Arizona could just get an offensive line…

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.

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