Daily Dynasty Update – February 25th

  • Free agent quarterback Michael Vick might find a home with the Jets in 2014. Vick is the top free agent quarterback available and should be starting somewhere next year, salving some dynasty value for Vick owners.
  • The only quarterback left standing in Cleveland is Brian Hoyer. The Browns are widely expected to draft a quarterback but, for now, Hoyer is the starter. You’d be wise to pick him up in 12, or 14-team dynasty leagues. 
  • The DeMarcus Ware cap casualty rumors are picking up steam. From a business perspective it makes sense: cutting Ware would save $7 million or roughly 1/3 of how much over the cap the Cowboys currently stand. But it would be another downgrade on talent as Dallas continues to pay it forward. 

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.

Daily Dynasty Update – November 20th

  • 49ers rookie running back Marcus Lattimore has been cleared to practice. He won’t play in 2013 but it’s encouraging progress heading in 2014. Lattimore is a strong dynasty prospect in every sense of the word.
  • Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be 100% healthy before the Eagles next game with Arizona. However, it’s hard to imagine Vick usurping Nick Foles at this point. Vick is almost at the point of being droppable. 
  • Raiders running back Rashad Jennings will still be involved with the offense when incumbent Darren McFadden comes back. Neither are strong dynasty players and both are free agents after 2013. Expect the Raiders to either re-sign McFadden at a bargain or move on.
  • Patriots running back Stevan Ridley lost another fumble Monday night. However, he was still in the game for a handful of plays after and was not completely in the dog house. I’d be nervous this off-season as a Ridley owner. You never know what the brain trust in New England is thinking.

Daily Dynasty Update – November 14th

Daily Dynasty Update – October 31st

  • Lions receiver Ryan Broyles was put on injured reserve, ending his season. Broyles has dealt with injuries his entire career and it’s fair to wonder if he’ll ever play again. He can be safely dropped in dynasty formats.
  • Same news for Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice as he’s out for the season with a torn ACL. Don’t look for Rice to be back with Seattle next year. He can also be dropped.
  • Eagle quarterback Michael Vick will be out for a few more games with a hamstring pull. As the story speculates, Vick could be done in Philadelphia and he may find it very difficult to find another starting gig. His value is low right now.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace is still not happy with his reduced role in the Dolphins offense. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon unless there are major coaching changes in Miami. His decreased dynasty value won’t change much until then either.

Daily Dynasty Football Update – August 1st

  • Vernon Davis has taken snaps in the slot. This bodes well for everyone involved and firmly puts in Davis among the top five tight ends in dynasty rankings.
  • Pittsburgh is instituting a zone-blocking scheme in the run game which should pump up Le’Veon Bell’s numbers. Alfred Morris racked up 1,600 yards in the same scheme last year. Bell’s current 23rd dynasty ranking seems low and should shoot up soon. Grab him if you can.
  • Jamaal Charles is getting more looks in the passing game. As the story notes, under Andy Reid, his best running back, Brian Westbrook, had 50 catches for five straight years. Hopefully, Charles can hold off Father Time for a few years as he’s already at 27.
  • Julio Jones is getting better? Yikes.
  • E.J. Manual is looking good in camp as well. He should be the first rookie quarterback taken off your dynasty board due to the weapons, the opportunity, and the skill.
  • DeAndre Hopkins is projected to get 52-60 catches his rookie season. That’s a great floor to have as a dynasty prospect in his rookie year. Hopkins should be the second rookie receiver on your dynasty board.
  • The hope is St. Louis is Jared Cook finally becomes the receiving tight end stud he was supposed to be in Tennessee. In a tight end starved situation as dynasty fantasy football, Cook is a top-10 pick.
  • Colin McCarthy is practicing with the first unit again. McCarthy was supposed to be a dynasty linebacker stud last year but injuries cut that short. He currently sits at #24, due to those injuries, in our dynasty rankings with room for potential.
  • Patrick Willis will have an x-ray on his hand today. Willis has had similar injuries without missing any meaningful time but it gets amplified due to his age (28). Willis is currently at 5 in our dynasty rankings.
  • Michael Vick has taken the lead in Eagles camp with Nick Foles looking average. This will put a dent in Foles dynasty value and maybe increase Barkley’s.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has yet to practice with the first team in Minnesota. With one year of big-time college football under his belt, that’s to be expected. Patterson still has a lot of upside but don’t expect a lot, if anything, in year one.

That seems like a lot of ground covered. We’ll see what today has in store.