Daily Dynasty Update – June 6th

Dynasty Impact – Miami Dolphins select Ja’Wuan James, OT

jamesDynasty Impact: Perhaps the most obvious positional need in this draft, the Dolphins picked a player in James that could start right away. His strength is in the pass game so Tannehill’s stock should go up. The extra protection should help anyone catching a pass from Tannehill including Mike Wallace and Charles Clay. Could play both the right or left tackle position.

Updated Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings – January 2014

Be sure to check out the updated dynasty wide receiver rankings here

  • Top five stays the same with Calvin, AJ, Dez, Demaryius, and Julio in order.
  • A couple of NFC North receivers make big leaps with Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery moving up to 15th from 22nd. Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson moved up to 21st from 26th. Fellow rookie receiver Keenan Allen also moved up five spots from 29th to 24th.
  • Dropping this month is Ravens receiver Torrey Smith drops from 12th to 16th. Bigger drops include Broncos receiver Wes Welker dropping from 23rd to 27th and Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace from 24th to 30th. Welker has been dealing with a concussion this season while Wallace has been toiling away in Miami. The hiring of a new offensive coordinator could help.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Dolphins upset Patriots, 24-20

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t show any signs of slowing down without tight end Rob Gronkowski, going 34 of 55 for 364 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Brady is still a QB1 in dynasty leagues despite the seemingly lack of talent around him. He can make it work.
  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had another good game going 25 of 37 for 312 yards and three touchdowns with zero turnovers. Tannehill has strung together three good games in a row to coincide with the Dolphins three game winning steak. Tannehill is slowly, but surely, progressing and should be an intriguing dynasty quarterback next year.
  • Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola picked up the slack in place of Rob Gronkowski. Edelman had 139 yards on 13 catches while leading the team with 19 targets. Amendola finally busted out with 10 catches for 131 yards. Amendola is the only one of the two to be under contract next year so he’ll be the better dynasty prospect of the two.
  • Dolphins  receiver Mike Wallace had his fourth 100-yard game of the year with six catches for 105 yards on nine targets. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come but until Wallace can string together more games like this, he shouldn’t be trusted.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Panthers slip by Dolphins, 20-16

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had an impressive game against a tough defense going 28 of 42 for 310 yards and a touchdown (plus one interception). Tannehill isn’t a bad dynasty prospect but he hasn’t shown himself to be special.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace drew a team-high 10 targets with five catches and 127 yards and a touchdown. Don’t be fooled as these games have been few and far between for Wallace. Unless there’s a regime change (which there very well could be) and a different scheme is introduced, Wallace will continue to peddle water.
  • Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis followed up his 17 tackle game with six more and a sack, a tackle for a loss and a pass  defended. At 30 years old and signed to a (relatively) cheap contract, Davis is not a bad LB3 option.

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.

Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Patriots come back against Dolphins, 27-17

  • The Patriots continue to split carries with Stevan Ridley having 14 against LeGarrette Blount’s 11. The New England running game is one to avoid until there’s some level of consistency.
  • The Dolphins also seem to not notice who the more talented runner is as they had a 2/3 / 1/3 split with their runners. Lamar Miller (luckily) had 18 carries compared to Daniel Thomas’ 9. This is another situation to monitor to insure Miller gets an opportunity at maximizing his value.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace had three catches even though he led the team with 10 targets. Something is off and until Miami switches gears and institutes a game plan that works better with Wallace’s long-ball skill set, just avoid.
  • Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower had his second solid outing in a row with 10 tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. At just 23, Hightower has potential to be a solid LB2/3 for many dynasty years.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Ravens escape Dolphins, 26-23

  • Baltimore committed to giving the ball to running back Ray Rice and they came through. Rice had 27 carries, more than double his season-high of 13, and had six catches on seven targets. Rice is still a top-tier dynasty running back so play him with ease.
  • With no Anquan Bolden or Dennis Pitta, Torrey Smith is averaging a little over 10 targets a game to go along with 27 catches for 556 yards. It’s amazing what he’s been able to do with a lack of support and solidifies him as a dynasty stud going forward.
  • Perennial boom-or-bust Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace had a ‘boom’ week with seven catches for 105 yards. Walllace, who’s never been consistent, along with an offense still trying to figure itself out doesn’t bode well for Wallace’s long-term prospects. Thanks to his big contract this off-season, he’ll get more chances but isn’t worth a long-term spot on your roster.
  • Rookie Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown continues to underwhelm and had only one tackle this week. Brown was drafted to take over Ray Lewis’ old spot on the inside but has yet to outplay veteran Daryl Smith. Smith will most likely be gone after this year as he was only signed to a one year deal so look for Brown to move in to the starting lineup in 2014. He’s a buy-low candidate.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Saints beat Dolphins, 38-17

  • Miami tight end Charles Clay had a solid day with six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. If your league classifies him as a tight end, he could be worth a stash long-term. Incumbent Dustin Keller blew out his knee in pre-season and is a free agent and rookie Dion Sims is better utilized as a blocker.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace continues to struggle. He only caught three of his seven targets, which doesn’t quiet the notion that him and Ryan Tannehill are having communication issues. It was curious that Miami signed Wallace for their west coast offense in the first place. With the team succeeding, it’s doubtful there will be a change in regime/scheme anytime soon.
  • Saints undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson led the team in carries with 12. He had only 37 yards but it bodes well that the team trusted him that much for the inevitable departure of Mark Ingram. Robinson is a guy to watch for deep dynasty leagues.

Daily Dynasty Football Update – August 2nd

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