- 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.
- Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had an off night passing, going 19/39 for 246 yards and a pick but still added 77 yards on the ground. There will be better games but rushing is always going to be an RG3 advantage.
- Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon had an incredible 15 targets. He only managed six catches for 69 yards but Garçon will continue to contribute even though he’s in a run-first offense.
- Cowboys rookie running back Joseph Randle ran for 17 yards on 11 carries after replacing DeMarco Murray. Randle is Murray’s primary backup but still doesn’t look like he’s able to carry the load. The Cowboys can, and should, do better either in the draft or free agency to upgrade the position. Don’t waste your time on Randle.
- Cowboys safety Barry Church continues his solid season with nine more tackles and a pass defended. He had 47 tackles on the season which would put him well over 100. He’s also averaging almost a pass defended per game. After sitting out most of last year, Church should be a solid dynasty fantasy leaguer in the Dallas offense.
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.
- The Washington offense continues to fire on all cylinders. Running back Alfred Morris averaged five yards a carry but only had 15 of them.
- Washington receiver Pierre Garçon was targeted 13 times and grabbed eight of them. He’ll continue to be Washington’s top target in the RG3 era.
- Defensively for Washington, Perry Riley had 10 tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass defended. He continues to be one of the bright spots for dynasty fantasy owners on an otherwise dismal Washington defense.
- Joique Bell did his best Reggie Bush impression and had 3.2 YPC while racking up 69 yards receiving. He had 132 total and continues to be a high on the handcuff list.
- For Detroit, Ezekiel Ansah continues to make people forget about Cliff Avril, tallying two more sacks today and a forced fumble.
It’s the last day of the month. Let’s see what we got:
- Danny Amendola has been a bright spot in Patriots camp so far. They predict he should be able to do what Wes Welker did and catch 100 balls. In PPR dynasty leagues, Amendola is high on the list.
- Jason Witten is catching balls in the red zone during camp. Hopefully Witten can capitalize on that as he’s never had more than 9 touchdowns in a season. Witten is still solidly at #4 in dynasty rankings.
- The running back picture in Denver is still not clear. Until there is some clarity, don’t treat any back, Montee Ball especially, as a stud.
- Pierre Garcon is making the catches at camp. With RG3 as his quarterback, Garcon may be underrated with his current 26th dynasty ranking.
- Brock Osweiler improved greatly from last years camp to this years. As the primary backup to 37-year old Peyton Manning, Osweiler is a fantastic taxi squad prospect whether you have Manning or not.
- Jonathan Franklin didn’t get off to a great start in pass blocking drills. If he can’t get in the game on passing downs, it’s going to be hard to get in at all.
- Coming off our report yesterday, Jon Baldwin continues to not impress.
Next month will be drafting time. Giddy up.