Dynasty Impact – New England Patriots select Dominique Easley, DT

easleyDynasty Impact: Vince Wilfork is getting older and Easley has the hands and motor to contend. Doesn’t have ideal size but can overcome that with his explosiveness. Could be a Geno Atkins-type that draws attention away from ends Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones. Those two will benefit more than one can expect from Easley. Also has injury concerns that he will have to overcome.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Panthers slip by Patriots, 24-20

  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a ridiculous game, going 19 of 28 for just 209 yards but three touchdowns. He also added 62 yards on the ground. He’s a no-doubt, top five dynasty quarterback option.
  • Patriots running back Shane Vereen caught eight passes for 65 yards and was the most targeted receiver for New England with 11. At just 24, Vereen could be locked in to this role for many years, provided New England re-signs him after 2014.
  • Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell had another nice game with seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. He was also tied for most targets. Don’t get too excited, however, as LaFell is a free agent after this year and Carolina will surely look for an upgrade/heir apparent for Steve Smith.
  • New England defensive end Rob Ninkovich had two more sacks and a team-high nine tackles. It’s his third straight game with a sack as it looks like he’s finally turning on the jets. Keep monitoring his progress but, at this rate, Ninkovich should be a DL2 in your dynasty league.
  • Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly is also turning it in as he had 12 more tackles last night to give him 87 on the year. He’s firmly locked in as a LB1 in dynasty circles.