2015 NFL Draft – 32nd Overall Pick – Patriots Draft Malcolm Brown

With the last pick of the first round, the Patriots drafted defensive tackle Malcolm Brown.

After the departure of Vince Wilfork, the Patriots needed depth on the interior and got it in Brown. He possesses a lot of power and was productive enough to lead the team in sacks as a tackle. He may not start immediately in New England but he should be a run stopper for the Patriots for many years to come.

In IDP leagues, Brown won’t be an asset but, if he replicates what Wilfork, did, he’ll make everyone around him on the defense better.

Dynasty Impact – New England Patriots select Dominique Easley, DT

easleyDynasty Impact: Vince Wilfork is getting older and Easley has the hands and motor to contend. Doesn’t have ideal size but can overcome that with his explosiveness. Could be a Geno Atkins-type that draws attention away from ends Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones. Those two will benefit more than one can expect from Easley. Also has injury concerns that he will have to overcome.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Patriots control Buccaneers, 23-3

  • The Patriot rookie receivers came alive with Aaron Dobson being targeted a team-high 10 times and pulling in seven while Kenbrell Thompkins caught the first two touchdowns of his career. Kudos to those that bought low or held on.
  • Meanwhile, running back LaGarrette Blount ended up leading the Patriots in rushes with 14 over Stevan Ridley‘s 11.  It could be due to the blowout win but Ridley’s opportunities and performance have been up and down this year. Hopefully it stabilizes before dynasty fantasy owners are forced to look somewhere else.
  • Tom Brady continues to jell with the rookie receivers mentioned above and with Rob Gronkowski expected back any week now, now might be the time to buy on Brady.
  • On the other side of the field, Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin had another pedestrian day. Martin is also an excellent buy low candidate.