- Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts is entering a contract year after two average seasons as a starter. Shoddy quarterback play can partially be to blame but he should have no issues this year as Jacksonville is expected to draft one in the early rounds. Just 26, Shorts is still a dynasty buy for me.
- Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is skipping workouts in the hopes of getting out of Detroit. He’s a clear #3 on the depth chart and is hoping to catch on a #2 somewhere else. Chances are slim that happens.
- Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is ready to go for 2014 as DeMarco Murray’s backup. Murray has a spotty injury history so it’s likely Dunbar will see some significant playing time, if he can stay healthy himself.
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Daily Dynasty Update – February 22nd
- The Broncos have confirmed that receiver Eric Decker will hit the market which will significantly decrease his dynasty value, even if he signs on as a #1 receiver somewhere else.
- Texans running back Arian Foster is looking good coming off another surgery. Reports are he should be good to go for training camp, making him a potential buy-low candidate for those teams tired of his injury history. While not banking on Foster as a RB1, he’d be an ideal RB2.
- Packers coach Mike McCarthy is hopeful that tight end Jermichael Finley will be back. Ironically, Finley’s injury could increase his chances of coming back on a ‘prove it’ deal with Green Bay. It also decreases Brandon Bostick’s dynasty stock.
- Rams running back Isaiah Pead is nothing more than a special teamer according to GM Les Snead. His dynasty value is through.
- The Cardinals are hoping to retain linebacker Karlos Dansby which would be a boost for them and Dansby’s dynasty value. Dansby was a top five linebacker in most IDP leagues so anything that would allow him to repeat that success, like staying with the team in which he achieved it, would be ideal.
- In other linebacker news, Thomas Davis’ option has been picked up by the Panthers, insuring he’ll continue his comeback with Carolina. He filled up the stat sheet with 120-plus tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions. He still has LB1 productivity.
- Lions running back Mikel Leshoure will have a clean slate with new coach Jim Caldwell even if he ended up fourth on the depth chart at the end of the year behind Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, and Theo Riddick. Leshoure is a long shot to be a contributor this year but could be a decent taxi squad prospect.
Daily Dynasty Update – September 26th
Everybody’s working for the weekend…
- Despite splitting carries and despite the recent fumble issues, the Broncos are preparing for Montee Ball to be a top-tier running back. Now might be a good time to pick him off someone’s roster if you’re playing for next year. Ball is holding steady at 26th in our dynasty running back rankings.
- Seattle receiver Percy Harvin’s rehab is coming along on schedule. Of course, hip injuries are not an easy fix but there may not be a better flyer right now. Tentatively, Harvin’s scheduled to be back around Week 10 or 11. Harvin is still a top-10 option in dynasty ranks.
- Cincinnati running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was limited in practice. It’s almost as if the fantasy football gods planned it this way. Gio Bernard will most likely get a majority of snaps this week. Bernard is a top-15 running back option in dynasty ranks.
- Despite Detroit running back Reggie Bush being inactive last week, Mikel Leshoure saw no action. However, the Lions also turned down trade offers just last week for Leshoure so they may have a master plan. He’s a good taxi squad candidate at this point.
- Washington receiver Leonard Hankerson has started the last two weeks opposite Pierre Garcon and has established himself over Josh Morgan. Hankerson is four years younger than Morgan and is under contract until through next year while Morgan is a free agent after 2013. Hankerson gets the nod.
Don’t forget 49ers-Rams tonight and check back here tomorrow for Friday’s dynasty update.