Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Patriots 30, Jets 23

Patriots 

  • Tom Brady keeps on rolling with 355 yards and two touchdowns. He’s so far ahead of most quarterbacks that, despite the age, he has to be a top-five dynasty QB.
  • Likewise, Rob Gronkowski had 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. He’s dynasty’s top TE. Period.
  • On defense, linebacker Jamie Collins led the way with 12 tackles plus a sack. He should be considered a LB1 in dynasty IDP formats.

Jets

  • Even though he’s not the long-term answer, Ryan Fitzpatrick is a solid option this season. Today, he had 295 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. It’s possible you could sell him this year to a win-now team.
  • Receiver Eric Decker continues to provide value under the radar with six catches for 94 yards and a team-high 12 targets. Decker has succeeded despite changes in coaches and quarterbacks.
  • Defensive end Sheldon Richardson added another sack in his second game back. He’s a DL1 when healthy and playing but it’s anyone’s  guess if he’ll be back with New York next year. I might try to sell high.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Patriots 28, Steelers 21

Patriots

  • Quarterback Tom Brady was in full pissed-off mode on the heels of Deflategate and went for 288 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. He may be old but he’s still a top-10 dynasty option at quarterback.
  • Running back Dion Lewis broke out with 69 rushing yards plus four catches for 51 yards. Even if these numbers continue, Lewis is only on a reserves contract and shouldn’t be in New England past this year.
  • On the receiving end, business as usual with Rob Gronkowski leading the way with 5/94/3 and a Julian Edelman with a 11/97/0 line. Gronk continues to be the top tight end option while Edelman has solidified his place as a WR2 in PPR leagues.
  • Linebacker Dont’a Hightower has come back from injury with eight tackles and a sack. Those kind of numbers make him a firm LB2 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Steelers

  • Ben Roethlisberger picked up where he left off with 351 yards and a garbage-time touchdown plus an interception. He was operating without his top running back (Bell) and second receiver (Bryant) so the yards are encouraging.
  • Antonio Brown is in the same boat with 9/133/1 line. An argument could be made that Brown is the top receiver in dynasty, especially in PPR.
  • Heath Miller filled in nicely with a 8/84/0 line but that should do back down when Martavis Bryant returns. Still, he’s a solid TE2 in a good offense.

Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2015

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings found here.

  • Top five remains the same just in a slightly different order: Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen now takes fourth while Julius Thomas drops back to fifth.
  • Only big riser this month would be Giants tight end Larry Donnell up to 19th from 22nd. That should hold as Donnell is only the 3-4 option in the Giants offense.
  • Rookies this month include Maxx Williams holding steady at 12 and Raiders rookie Clive Walford at 29th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • Top five remains the same with Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, and Greg Olsen.
  • Several big risers in the last rankings before next week’s NFL draft: Zach Ertz is up to 8th from 12th; Antonio Gates to 19th from 23rd; Richard Rodgers up to 26th from 32nd; Owen Daniels up to 27th from 34th; Josh Hill up to 30th after being unranked; and Virgil Green to 42nd after being unranked.
  • A few drops include Dennis Pitta to 34th after being 25th while Joseph Fauria to 44th from 40th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – March 2015

Updated tight rankings can be found here.

  • dwayneallen-coltsTop five remains the same with Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, and Greg Olsen (he of the recent extension).
  • No major changes throughout the list except for Dwayne Allen to 14th from 17th. Of the two Colts tight ends, Allen is the one to own over Colby Fleener.
  • As far as rookies this past year, no one really set the world on fire so their rankings remain the same. However, of the big three from the 2014 class – Eric Ebron, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Jace Amaro – it looks like ASJ is ready to take the biggest step. With the probably arrival of Jameis Winston, ASJ will have a more competent  quarterback to get him the ball.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • gronkowskiIt’s been a while and we have a new top five: new top tight end Rob Gronkowski followed by Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas. Entering the top five are Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. It’s Gronk and everyone else at this point.

 

  • Big risers include Kelce, Olsen, and Martellus Bennett up to 4th, 5th, and 6th from 12th, 13th and 14th respectively. Antonio Gates up to 23rd from 28th; Owen Daniels up to 33rd from 40th; Marcedes Lewis up to 36th from 41st. Mainly older veterans but still producing.
  • The drops include Zach Ertz from 5th to 11th; Vernon Davis from 9th to 14th; Ladarius Green from 10th to 15th and Troy Niklas from 31st to 38th.

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