Daily Dynasty Update – May 25th

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Daily Dynasty Update – April 10th

  • dtThere were reports earlier this week that Broncos receiver DeMaryius Thomas was still healing from a separate shoulder suffered in the Super Bowl. But, that apparently wasn’t true as he’s with Peyton Manning this week at Manning’s passing camp. Thomas is good to go as a top five dynasty receiver.
  • Expect the Bengals to run a lot more under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Any value quarterback Andy Dalton built up last season should dissipate while running back Gio Bernard is a huge breakout candidate and should be a RB1 in dynasty leagues in 2014.
  • Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is back in action after an injury his Achilles tendon last season. Broyles’ ceiling is as the Lions #2 receiver which could have some value in dynasty. However, until he proves he can stay on the field, Broyles can be off your radar.
  • A potentially big dynasty development in Denver where local writers expect backup quarterback Brock Osweiler to leave Denver before getting a shot at replacing Peyton Manning. The only reason Osweiler is on dynasty rankings is his location. Should that change, his dynasty value  is gone.

Daily Dynasty Update – October 31st

  • Lions receiver Ryan Broyles was put on injured reserve, ending his season. Broyles has dealt with injuries his entire career and it’s fair to wonder if he’ll ever play again. He can be safely dropped in dynasty formats.
  • Same news for Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice as he’s out for the season with a torn ACL. Don’t look for Rice to be back with Seattle next year. He can also be dropped.
  • Eagle quarterback Michael Vick will be out for a few more games with a hamstring pull. As the story speculates, Vick could be done in Philadelphia and he may find it very difficult to find another starting gig. His value is low right now.
  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace is still not happy with his reduced role in the Dolphins offense. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon unless there are major coaching changes in Miami. His decreased dynasty value won’t change much until then either.

Daily Dynasty Update – September 25th

  • Tampa Bay has named Mike Glennon quarterback going forward. Josh Freeman is officially done. If you’re quarterback starved, here’s an in-season option.
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is headed to rehab and will be out for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, Smith can rebound and return to football very soon.
  • Lions receiver Ryan Broyles will be getting more attention in the wake of Nate Burleson’s injury. He’ll still man the slot in the pass-happy Lions offense and still quite young. He’s on the dynasty radar.
  • Speaking of Detroit, they’ve asked about Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon in a trade. Gordon in the Lions offense would be dynamite. His stock skyrocketed thanks to his big day Sunday but keep an eye on him if the price drops.
  • Patriots receiver Danny Amendola is progressing well. Now would be the time to buy-low from someone tired of Amendola’s injury shenanigans. He is a dynamic player when healthy but that seems to be a 50/50 proposition.

Daily Dynasty Update – August 9th

It’s Friday. Which means you can do nothing but dynasty cheat sheets tonight. Let’s  get it on:

  • Tom Brady is feasting. Despite the massive turnover in receivers, Brady is still as locked in as ever. He’ll drop in dynasty league drafts but sure things are hard to come by. Don’t sleep on Brady. Plus, I think they’ll have to carry Brady off the field before he retires.
  • Oakland receiver Denarius Moore has been inconsistent in camp so far. Coach Dennis Allen even went as far as to say Oakland doesn’t have that ‘go-to’ guy. Yikes.
  • 8th overall pick Tavon Austin has looked excellent in Rams camp. It still remains to be seen exactly how he’ll be used but he’s sure to be involved. Also keep in mind that former Jet OC Brian Schottenheimer is now in St. Louis. The Jets didn’t exactly fling the ball around.
  • I take back any concern I had about Zach Ertz. He’s been lining up wide, making some great catches and showing why some teams thought he was the best tight end in the draft. Initially, it wasn’t clear where Ertz would wind up behind incumbent Brent Celek and free agent James Casey but locals are predicting he leads the position in catches.
  • Keenan Allen has yet to distinguish himself as a possible replacement at receiver in San Diego. Currently a later round pick, exhibition games will be the real test. Temper your expectations accordingly.
  • Rookie receiver Marcus Wheaton is doing all the right things in Pittsburgh camp. He’s going over the middle for catches a la Hines Ward. Combine that with his speed and Wheaton is a great prospect in dynasty leagues. Draft accordingly.
  • Ryan Broyles is a go in Detroit despite sitting out practice. A two-time ACL tear victim, Broyles is extremely fragile long-term but his position as the receiver opposite of Calvin Johnson in the most pass-happy offense in the NFL can’t be ignored. He’s worth a flyer and could be a tradeable asset down the road.
  • Maquise Goodwin has been better than advertised in his first camp in Buffalo. We looked at Goodwin in-depthGoodwin didn’t get much action in college at Texas but his 4.27 40-time made people take notice. He’s been working in the slot at out wide and catching absolute bombs. Goodwin is one of our favorite late round flyers for your taxi squad.
  • Rookie linebacker Sio Moore is currently the starter in Oakland. He’ll be on the strong-side. Currently at 42 in dynasty linebacker rankings, he can be bumped up.

The Matthew Stafford Contract Extension

Contract extensions don’t usually mean much to fantasy football re-drafters but they do when Matthew Stafford is your franchise quarterback in a dynasty league. Stafford just signed a contract extension through 2017. While this news is great for Stafford’s dynasty value it’s especially great for Calvin Johnson’s, who’s signed through 2019. To have stability in the quarterback position is extremely important and should keep CJ at the top of dynasty big boards. Hopefully Stafford can keep getting 200 targets to Johnson for many years to come. Needless to say it also has positive value for other Lions like Ryan Broyles, who has the potential to be a very good #2 WR in the Lions offense for many years to come. Now would especially be a good time to buy low since he’s recovering from ACL surgery. It also solidifies Brandon Pettigrew as a top-15 tight end option for at least 2-3 years and makes Reggie Bush a solid top-20 option at running back for at least this year.