- Credit Mike Vick for saying the right things as he re-iterated that the quarterback job is Geno Smith’s to lose. With upgraded weapons, whoever ends up taking snaps could be a decent QB2 in 2014.
- It’s possible Shonn Greene dynasty owners could be in for a rude awakening if Greene is cut this off-season. He’s still recovering from a knee injury and the Titans have plenty of other, albeit average, options. But why keep spinning your tires on a washed up veteran? A Greene cut would also catapult Bishop Sankey’s dynasty value to at least the third overall pick, if not higher.
- A name to watch in training camp is backup chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris. Another converted basketball player, Harris has the skills to be a ‘move’ tight end behind Travis Kelce. Additionally, Kelce is coming off microfracture surgery so his recovery isn’t guaranteed.
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Daily Dynasty Update – April 30th
- Geno Smith is heading in to training camp as the starting quarterback for the Jets. How long that will last remains to be seen with Mike Vick right behind him and Rex Ryan’s job on the line. Neither one are ideal dynasty buys – Smith because of his lack of talent and Vick because of his age.
- Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks apparently played through a thumb injury last season that required him to be in a cast for a month this off-season. Despite that, he was still a top-20 IDPer and should stay there now that he’s healthy.
- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for the season after tearing his ACL in December. The news shouldn’t surprise anyone and further enhances my belief that he’d be a decent sell candidate. You just don’t know what you’re getting or when you get it.
- The Jaguars are expected to make Toby Gerhart a work horse this season. His role is set up a lot like Michael Turner’s in Atlanta where current Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell used to be.
- 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman isn’t expected to be ready for Week 1 and should be considered more likely to be back in the middle of the season. Bowman might be a decent buy-low candidate for a team that’s in win-now mode.
Daily Dynasty Update – April 21st
- 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore says he’s ready to go. Lattimore sat out all of 2014 with a knee injury he sustained in college but should challenge both Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter for carries.
- While Mason Foster’s hold on the middle linebacker position in Tampa’s new defense initially looked shaky, it appears he’ll get first crack at the position. Foster came on strong in IDP leagues last year and should replicate that success. He’ll be an ideal LB3 heading in to 2014.
- The Raiders are fully expected to waive quarterback Terrelle Pryor today. No one really knows what the Raiders plan is but it apparently doesn’t involve Pryor. And if you can’t make it Oakland, you probably can’t make it anywhere.
- In other quarterback news, it’s going to be an open competition in New York between Mike Vick and Geno Smith. This won’t help dynasty drafters but neither were supposed to be hot dynasty commodities anyway.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 23rd
- The Raiders are expecting big things from newly acquired Matt Schaub this season. Dynasty owners shouldn’t. Unless they draft Sammy Watkins to take some of the load off, Schaub is not a solution.
- The Jets signed quarterback Mike Vick to compete with second-year quarterback Geno Smith. The Jets have made some moves in the passing game during free agency and Vick could still provide some value. Geno’s dynasty stock does take a dip.
- receiver Marquess Wilson will get the first chance to be the third receiver in Chicago. It’s a sizable position to be in after Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. Expect Wilson’s dynasty value to soar leading up to the 2014 season.
- Also in Bears news, expect linebacker Jon Bostic to move outside in 2014. The move will dampen his dynasty value. Meanwhile, former defensive end Shea McClellin will move to linebacker which should improve his dynasty value after some potential at end.
- The Steelers signed receiver Lance Moore. Markus Wheaton dynasty owners shouldn’t worry as Moore isn’t expected to challenge his dynasty value. Currently, Moore looks like he was signed for depth.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 21st
- Confirming what was widely expected, the Lions intend to use running back Joique Bell more this season, as opposed to Reggie Bush. Bell is, arguably, the better runner while Bush offers more in the passing game. Both of their dynasty values will be limited unless the other gets injured and shouldn’t be projected as anything more than RB3.
- Chargers general manager Tom Telesco re-affirmed Ryan Mathews as their workhorse running back. Mathews finally cashed in on his dynasty potential last year and is one of the few full-time running backs left in fantasy football. He’s an ideal RB2 in dynasty leagues for 2014 and beyond.
- The Texans signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. This indicates two things: 1) the Texans are likely taking a quarterback with the first overall pick (as opposed to signing a better, win-now option like Mike Vick) and 2) Fitzpatrick should see some playing time early on in the season. If you end up with the Texans quarterback of the future, be sure to snap Fitzpatrick in your dynasty leagues. It also means the end of the Matt Schaub-era in Houston.
- In other backup quarterback news, Jason Campbell signed with the Bengals to back up Andy Dalton. There were calls at the end of last season for the Bengals to do something about Dalton and signing Campbell won’t change that. Campbell is one of the better back ups in the league and is surrounded by talent in Cincinnati. It’s a serious question if Dalton is their long-term plan at quarterback or not.
- The Panthers recently signed Jerricho Cotchery to be their top receiving option. You have to assume the Panthers have a plan at receiver after missing on every option before Cotchery while cutting veteran Steve Smith. Luckily, there are a ton of receivers in this years draft.
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 – October 18th
- Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles might be getting the ball more if that’s possible. While this is great news for 2013, keep an eye on Charles in the near future to make sure the tread doesn’t completely wear off those tires.
- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez stated he’s not asking for a trade. However, I’m sure Gonzalez didn’t envision the Falcons getting off to a 1-4 start which would lead one to believe he might give it another go. I’d be buying low on Gonzalez right now. Even if it’s for the last half of a season, he’s a top five tight end option and more so with Julio Jones out for the year.
- The Texans will start Case Keenum at quarterback Sunday. If Keenum can show anything against the Chiefs, don’t be surprised if Matt Schaub is permanently benched. Schaub has little to no value in dynasty circles anymore.
- Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is out again, giving Nick Foles another audition. It’s very possible Foles could be the starter going forward with another good showing. He threw for three touchdowns last week in a win over Tampa.
Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Broncos obliterate Eagles, 52-20
- Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did Peyton Manning things and threw for 300+ and four touchdowns. Even though he’s 37, Manning is still a strong buy candidate. 300 yards and three touchdowns appears to be automatic and consistency is golden in fantasy football. Just be sure to grab Brock Osweiler while you can.
- As for the running game, Denver still had their backs carry it about evenly with 12, 11, and eight carries. It’s a situation to avoid for now but Ball, with the most years left on his deal and the highest drafted, is still the guy to own. Now might be a good time to buy low.
- For Philadelphia, quarterback Mike Vick had a decent game with 248 yards to go along with 41 yards rushing. If he makes it to the end of the season, he’s a great contributor for 2013 but you’d be wise to trade him for an asset if you’re able.
- Denver defensive back Duke Ihenacho had his best game since his surprise game one performance. His nine tackles this week were the most since his week one, 12-tackle performance. With only seven tackles combined in weeks two and three, Ihenacho just isn’t a reliable defensive back for dynasty purposes.
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.