Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Ravens destroy Panthers, 38-10

  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco went off for 327 yards and three touchdowns against a very good offense. Still, he’s no more than a low-end QB2 in dynasty leagues.
  • Ravens receiver Steve Smith turned back the clock with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. It’s a renaissance for Smith but his age limits his dynasty value. Only use him if you’re in win-now mode.
  • On the other side of the field, Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin led the team in targets with nine and hauled in five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Despite the attention he continues to deliver as a WR2/3 as a rookie. His dynasty arrow is pointing up.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly racked up 12 tackles and a pass defended, turning in another LB1 day. He’s squarely in the top-tier.

Dynasty Recap – Divisional Playoff – 49ers take care of Panthers, 23-10

  • 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an efficient day, going 15 of 28 for 196 yards and a touchdown. Kaepernick might not light the fantasy world on fire but he’ll play well enough to be a low-end QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin had a team-high eight catches for 136 yards. Boldin will be a free agent this year and already 33 so he might not be as effective next year.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly filled the stat sheet with 10 tackles, a sack, and a pass defended. A disappointing end to the season but he’ll continue to be a LB1 for many years to come in dynasty leagues.
  • 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has officially passed Patrick Willis as the best linebacker in San Francisco and possibly football. He had 11 tackles and a sack and will be a high-end LB1 as well next year in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Panthers edge Falcons, 21-20

  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen ended the year with six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. Olsen has quietly been a TE1 all year as Cam Newton’s favorite target. He will be again no matter who the Panthers bring in.
  • Falcons receiver Roddy White showed vintage form again with eight catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. There’s a lot to be excited about with the Falcons offense heading in to 2014. All of them are buy-low candidates.
  • Panthers end Greg Hardy had an incredible four sacks to bring his season total to 15. He’ll be 26 heading in to 2014 and is a legit DL1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow capped his impressive rookie half-season with 13 tackles and a sack. Worrilow had over 100 tackles in barely a half season as a starter and the future is bright.

Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Panthers come back against Saints, 17-13

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 30 of 44 for 281 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. This game won’t squash the notion that Brees can’t produce outside the friendly confines of the Super Dome. He’s still a QB1 but don’t expect the world when Brees is on the road.
  • Saints running back Mark Ingram had an ‘up’ day in his up-and-down season. He ran for 83 yards on 13 carries. He has a 4.6 YPC so all is not lost  this season. He’s under contract for one more year to prove himself a viable option in New Orleans.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team in targets and receptions, hauling in four catches on seven targets for 35 yards. Olsen is, without a doubt, Cam Newton’s favorite target this year. If the Panthers ignore the receiving corps (again), Olsen will enter 2014 as a TE1 again.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had an incredible 24 tackles and a pass defended. Kuechly has had a sub-par season compared to last year but all that means is he’s a top-ten linebacker in dynasty instead of top-five.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Panthers beat Jets, 30-20

  • Panthers running back Cam Newton had an efficient day going 16 of 24 for 273 yards and a touchdown with zero turnovers. The Panthers have had a great season, led by Newton, and have the pieces in place to be that good for a while which is great news for Newton dynasty owners.
  • Jets running back Chris Ivory had 66 yards on 11 carries for an impressive 6.0 YPC. Ivory has the talent to be a RB2/3 in dynasty leagues going forward. He just needs a quarterback that won’t turn the ball over and keep it competitive.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the Panthers in targets with eight and hauled in five of those for 88 yards. Olsen continues to be Cam Newton’s most reliable target in the passing game and one of the few tight ends in the league that you know is going to see action every week.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had nine more tackles and a sack to continue to lead the way among all linebackers. He now has 122 tackles and two sacks on the year and, at just 22, is the top linebacker in all of dynasty.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Saints destroy Panthers, 31-13

  • Saints quarterback Drew Brees was surgical, going 30 of 42 for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Like Peyton Manning, age is an issue with Brees but could be worth a championship or two in your dynasty leagues.
  • Saints receiver Marques Colston had his best game of the year with nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Colston will be 31 next year and is headed to the back-loaded portion of his contract. His value takes a big hit if he doesn’t play in New Orleans. Futhermore, there’s really no consistent receiving option in New Orleans besides Jimmy Graham.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team in targets and receptions with 12 targets, hauling in eight for 40 yards. He seems to be Cam Newton’s primary target. If Carolina should upgrade their receiving position, look for Olsen’s value to take a hit.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Panthers shred Buccaneers, 27-6

  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a good game, for the most part. He went 18 of 29 for 263 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and tacked on 68 yards rushing and another touchdown. Newton has pulled ahead of Andrew Luck in recent weeks as far as dynasty ranks.
  • Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart failed to run with the running back job (no pun intended) running for just 39 yards on 14 carries. There’s literally no running back in Carolina worth a long-term look in dynasty leagues right now.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen tied for the team-lead in targets with seven and hauled in five of them for 85 yards. You always know what you’re getting with Olsen – nothing too flashy but a higher floor than most.
  • Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David continues to be a LB1 with nine tackles and an interception. There’s very few linebackers I’d rather have in dynasty leagues.

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.