- Don’t call it a comeback but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went off with 361 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. We’re not ready to say Brady’s a QB1 again but more games like that and it’ll happen.
- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be a TE1 when healthy with seven catches and 94 yards on nine targets. There will always be risk involved but he is a TE1 no matter what.
- Meanwhile, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman reclaimed his target crown with 12 and hauled in nine catches for 91 yards. He’s next in line for targets after Gronk and will continue to be a WR2 in PPR leagues.
- On the other side of the ball, Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham led the team in tackles with 11. He has ample opportunity since linebacker Kiko Alonso was sidelined the whole year. He could be a LB3.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Patriots destroy Bengals 43-17
- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looked like his old self with 292 yards and two touchdowns. We don’t expect it to last and you shouldn’t either. Brady is old and an average fantasy quarterback.
- Patrios running back Stevan Ridley had a breakout game with 113 yards and a touchdown. We’d like to see more games like this before we’re comfortable with Ridley as a RB2.
- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to get better with six catches and 100 yards plus a touchdown. We gain more confidence each week Gronk stays healthy and performs.
Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2014
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- Top five remains the same order with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron and Jordan Reed. However, Kyle Rudolph is closing fast, up to 6th from 10th.
- Other risers include the Patriots Tim Wright to 24th from 39th after his trade from Tampa; there’s also the ageless wonder Antonio Gates to 28th from 33rd.
- Drops include free agent Colt Lyerla to 40th from 25th after being cut; and Adrien Robinson to 41st from 37th after he couldn’t win the Giants starting job.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Miami beats down Patriots, 33-20
- Holy crap – Tom Brady had 56 pass attempts and completed only 29 of them. He added 249 yards and a touchdown. If this game is any indication, the Patriots will be chucking it this season. If you’re a win-now dynasty team, Brady could be useful.
- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his triumphant return with four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. He also led the team in targets. He should quickly re-affirm his status as an elite dynasty tight end.
- In other Patriot receiver news, Julian Edelman picked up where he left off with six catches for 95 yards. He should continue to be a WR in PPR dynasty going forward.
- For Miami, there’s no more doubt who is the top option in the running game as Knowshon Moreno went off for 24 carries and 134 yards and a touchdown. Lamar Miller can be dropped.
- In IDP news, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo had 12 tackles and a sack. He’s a legit LB1 in dynasty leagues.
Daily Dynasty Update – August 11th
- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to make progress in camp. If he’s healthy, he’s the second best tight end in dynasty. But his health is one of the biggest questions in fantasy football.
- In a major development, running back Jonathan Grimes appears to be the top backup to Arian Foster in Houston. It’s one of the most coveted backup spots in football as Foster can’t seem to stay healthy.
- In a bit of a surprise, it looks like Saints running back Pierre Thomas might be relegated to third-string. However, he remains the top receiving option so his value goes unchanged in PPR leagues.
- Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy has a shoulder injury that might keep him out awhile. McCarthy is a solid IDP option when healthy but those days are few and far between.
Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – 2014
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- Top five dynasty tight ends remain the same with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, and Jordan Reed.
- Top rookies stay the same with Eric Ebron at 6, Austin Seferien-Jenkins at 15, and Jace Amaro at 17.
- Big risers include Packers rookie Richard Rodgers from 35 to 27; Texans rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz from 39 to 29.
- The drops include Cardinals tight end Rob Houlser from 30 to 34. Housler is currently down the Arizona depth chart and shouldn’t be a factor.
Daily Dynasty Update – July 21st
- Stop us if you’ve heard this one before but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plans to play all season. Some of us at DFFC are pretty conservative and would sell high on Gronk.
- Yes, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart will get all the carries.
- Don’t expect the Titans to rely on running back Bishop Sankey for all the work. The team could use a formation such as the Chargers did when new coach Ken Whisenhunt was there. This means a feature back (Sankey), change-of-pace (Greene), and a receiving back (McCluster).
- In injury news, don’t expect 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman back until after week eight. Bowman suffered a gruesome knee injury in the NFC Championship game but could be a good buy-low candidate for those teams scared off by his recovery.
- Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel may be on a longer leash than originally thought over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel is a more-than-capable bridge (no punt intended) but teams typically don’t trade in to the first round for a guy they don’t want playing.
- Expect Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey to win the job and be a three-down back from the start. Kirksey will be playing on a talented roster and should see plenty of opportunities for tackles.
Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – July 2014
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- No changes this month as the top five dynasty tight ends stay the same: Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, and Jordan Reed.
- The rookies didn’t move much either with Eric Ebron leading the way at 7; Austin Seferian-Jenkins at 15; Jace Amaro at 17. Other rookies include Colt Lyerla at 25; Troy Niklas at 29; Richard Rodgers at 35; and C.J. Fiedorowicz at 39.
- The big mover this month was Steelers tight end Heath Miller from 30 to 26. There’s growing optimism about the Pittsburgh offense and Miller is still a big part of it. I’m buying.
- On the downside, Giants tight end Adrian Robinson has dropped to 37 from 29. He just hasn’t taken the job like most thought he would.
Daily Dynasty Update – July 7th
- Stop me if you’ve heard this before but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looks like he’ll be healthy enough to start the season. Gronkowski has constantly teased dynasty owners the past few years.
- As if the Darren Sproles crowd didn’t need another blow, it looks like Eagles backup running back Chris Polk might see an uptick in touches. Polk is the backup to own in Philly.
- For you IDPers, new Titan Wesley Woodyard will be one of the starting LB’s in their new 3-4 defense. He’s quietly averaged about 100 tackles per year the last three years and should keep that pace up in the AFC South.
- For those that think Roy Helu is the obvious choice for third down duties in Washington, think again. Chris Thompson could emerge as the more dynamic playmaker in Jay Gruden’s offense and eventually beat out Helu long-term.
Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – June 2014
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- The top four is a consensus with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, and Jordan Cameron.
- Big risers this month include rookie Colt Lyerla, who doesn’t have much competition in Green Bay; Adrian Robinson who is the de facto starter for the Giants now; and rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz in Houston where new coach Bill O’ Brien loves to run with two tight ends.
- The drops this month include two second year, Rice University products in Luke Willson of Seattle and Vance McDonald of San Francisco. Neither have progressed past second string in their respective offenses but still have some potential if they get opportunities.