Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Chargers edge Chiefs, 27-24 (OT)

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had another good day, going 22 of 33 for 229 yards and three touchdowns and an interception. If offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt returns, Rivers is a decent QB2 next year.
  • Chargers running back Ryan Mathews continues his resurgence with 144 rushing yards to go along with two catches for 11 yards. Mathews stock will skyrocket heading in to 2014 and will be considered a RB2.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen led the team with eight targets, five catches and 89 yards. Allen has easily been the best rookie receiver in 2013 and should be considered a high-end WR2 in dynasty circles in 2014.
  • Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o had a career-high 10 tackles to cap a rather disappointing season after being banged up early on. He might be a decent buy-low candidate.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Chargers destroy Giants, 37-14

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continues his comeback season, going 21 of 28 for 249 yards and three touchdowns with one fumble lost. Rivers has excelled under new offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and should pray he comes back in 2014. If not, Rivers value should not be as highly regarded.
  • Giants running back Andre Brown had 81 yards on 16 carries for a 5.1 YPC. Brown has played well without platoon partner David Wilson, sporting a 4.3 YPC for the season and 424 yards in just five games. Keep an eye on the Giants backfield in 2014 because if there’s a bell cow, he’ll be extremely valuable. Brown could be it.
  • Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks had five catches for 135 yards and an insane 27 YPC. Nicks hasn’t put up a ton of stats but when he’s in the zone, there’s not many better. He’s averaged 16.1 YPC and, if extrapolated, would eclipse 1,000 yards again. He’s sure to sign somewhere else in 2014 and, if he can stay healthy, Nicks can be a decent dynasty WR2.
  • Giants defensive end Justin Tuck had two more sacks, giving him seven in three games. However, Tuck is 30 and a free agent and is unlikely to reproduce his 2013 production.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Chargers outlast Chiefs, 41-38

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had an outstanding day, going 27 of 39 for 392 yards and three touchdowns and zero turnovers. Rivers continues his renaissance connecting on 71% of his passes and an 8+ YPA. You could do worse with your QB2 this year and beyond.
  • Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles continued his efficient play with 115 yards on just 14 carries, two touchdowns and added four catches for 42 yards. Charles is close to being the top-rated running back in dynasty circles.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen continued his successful rookie season with nine catches for 124 yards. He’ll be viewed as a WR2 going forward.
  • Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry had a solid outing with eight tackles, a pass defended and a sack. He’ll continue to be a DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Redskins edge Charger, 30-24

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continues his renaissance with 341 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rivers doesn’t have as many years left as others but he’s still a decent QB2 option.
  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen continues to impress with eight catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. He’s quickly gaining WR1 status in dynasty circles.
  • Chargers running back Danny Woodhead had nine catches for 77 yards to go along with 21 yards rushing. He’s just entering his Darren Sproles phase and should be a viable option in PPR dynasty leagues for 2-3 years.
  • On the other side of the field, Alfred Morris racked up 121 yards with a touchdown. He’s still one of the few workhorse backs left in the entire NFL and should be for awhile.
  • Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon had a huge day, solidifying his WR2 status in dynasty leagues. Garçon is set up to be successful for at least 3-5 years with the current roster.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Chargers down Colts, 19-9

  • Chargers rookie receiver Keenan Allen continues to impress with nine catches for 107 yards. By far, he was the most targeted by Philip Rivers with 12. It looks like Allen will be a star.
  • Colts running back Trent Richardson finally managed 4.0 YPC for the first time this season but only managed 40 yards on 10 carries. However, you have to be disappointed that he didn’t get at least more YPC against this Chargers defense.
  • In encouraging news, Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was targeted as much as Reggie Wayne with eight.
  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continues to play well with the injection of talent around him including Danny Woodhead and Keenan Allen. He had a 67% completion percentage with over 7.0 YPC and no interceptions. There’s no reason to believe Rivers won’t continue to play decent enough to be a QB2 for a few more years.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Raiders down Chargers, 27-17

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continued his fantasy renaissance with 411 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. By no means is Rivers a viable option long-term but he could be traded away for assets.
  • With Rivers’ resurgence, Charger receivers Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown are suddenly viable options. Both are young and talented and, as long as the opportunities are there, should continue to produce.
  • On the Raiders side, quarterback Terrelle Pryor had another solid outing. He completed 78% of his passes and threw for 221 yards. He’s completed 63% of his passes in each game this season and has rushed for 229 yards. He has five turnovers, which has hindered his fantasy and real-life value, but if he can control those, he should be a viable QB2 for many years to come.
  • Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston had a sack to go along with seven tackles. Houston quietly has three sacks on the year and should easily set a career-high this season. At just 26, Houston could be a DL2/3 for many years to come in dynasty IDP leagues.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Chargers down Cowboys, 30-21

  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray continues to be efficient with a 5.0 YPC but only got 14 carries. Now, he did get five catches, in addition to the 14  carries, but until Dallas consistently goes to Murray, he can’t be considered a RB1 in dynasty circles.
  • San Diego’s offensive continues to have a renaissance between Philip Rivers (400 yards, three touchdowns) and Antonio Gates (10 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown). While you could ride both of them to championships this year, it would be advisable to trade them for something of value while you can.
  • Meanwhile, San Diego rookie receiver Keenan Allen had his best day as a pro with five catches for 80 yards.
  • On the other side of the field, Dallas rookie receiver Terrance Williams had his best day as well with seven catches on eight targets. He did have a costly fumble towards the end but Williams should be able to produce from the third receiver spot (see: Robinson, Laurent; Ogletree, Kevin).
  • Any doubt you may have had about Sean Lee’s status as a LB1 should be gone after his 18 tackle night. Lee is just a beast and, at 27, should be that way for a while.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Titans escape Chargers, 20-17

  • Titans quarterback Jake Locker turned in a sneaky good performance with almost 300 yards and a touchdown. He completed over 60% of his passes and had 8.0+ YPA. Just 25, Locker may make a suitable QB2 for dynasty league owners or a trade chip with stock that will never be higher.
  • The Titans receivers took advantage of Locker’s big day with Kendall Wright hauling in 6/71 and Nate Washington grabbing 8/131. These two are also sell-high candidates.
  • Kenny Britt, meanwhile, was nowhere to be heard from. He caught zero passes on five targets.
  • On the Chargers side, Danny Woodhead is filling his role of a poor man’s Darren Sproles nicely with 31 yards rushing on top of seven catches for 55 yards. If you’re in a PPR dynasty league, Woodhead is a fine RB3. His name isn’t sexy so you may be able to get him on the cheap.
  • Unfortunately, it looks like the Philip Rivers show had to end sometime. Rivers was efficient, going 20 of 24 for 184 yards. However, the Chargers offense only ran 53 plays with San Diego splitting it down the middle between the pass and run. Rivers just isn’t a long-term option in dynasty fantasy circles.