- The Titans plan to have a committee and running back which isn’t good news for anyone. We fully expect Tennessee to draft a running back, most likely on Day 3 to compliment incumbent Shonn Greene and newly signed Dexter McCluster.
- Giants coach Tom Coughlin is counting on running back David Wilson this year. Dynasty owners should be a little less optimistic. If there’s a taxi squad or injured reserve, Wilson should be placed on that for a while.
- Former Texans tight end Owen Daniels has landed in Baltimore. He’ll be a decent backup option especially with Dennis Pitta suffering a major hip injury last season. It also officially opens the door for Ryan Griffin in Houston.
- 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman should be ready by mid-season. It’s a devastating blow for both the 49ers and Bowman dynasty owners. Hopefully, both can survive the first half of 2014 without him.
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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – March 2014, 2.0
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- Top six remains the same with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed at the top.
- Big risers this update include Vance McDonald of the 49ers. Vernon Davis is now 30 years old and McDonald is the current candidate to replace him; same goes for McDonald’s Rice teammate Luke Willson in Seattle, playing behind now-28-year-old Zach Miller; the last big riser is Atlanta’s Levine Toilolo. With Tony Gonzalez’ retirement (almost) official, Toilolo steps in as the starter in a high-powered offense.
- The big drops this update include the previously mentioned Miller; the Eagles Brent Celek, 29, who will be giving more snaps to Zach Ertz; the other big drop includes Jacksonville’s Marcedes Lewis, who could be a decent buy-low candidate if Jacksonville draft’s a quarterback in May.
- The new entries to the rankings include Houston’s Ryan Griffin, who immediately looks appealing thanks to Owen Daniels’ release; and the Giants Adrien Robinson who is currently the starter in New York thanks to Brandon Myers signing in Tampa.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 14th
- The Eagles traded for running back Darren Sproles, which should pump some life back in to Sproles dynasty value. LeSean McCoy’s won’t drop in the least.
- Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is moving to the outside in what appears to be a switch to a 4-3 defense in Buffalo. Alonso is a still a LB1 option in dynasty leagues but probably won’t have a chance to the be absolute best.
- The Lions re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year deal. Pettigrew has never taken full advantage of the Lions high-powered attack and won’t start now. Joseph Fauria is the tight end to town in Detroit.
- The Texans re-signed Garrett Graham to potentially fill the Aaron Hernandez role in Houston. This still leaves Ryan Griffin in the Gronk role and should be on dynasty leaguers radar.
- Another tight end re-signed in Andrew Quarless and the Packers. Quarless is, at the moment, the starter in Green Bay but is not known as a pass-catching tight end. Either way, he’ll be given the first crack at replacing Jermichael Finley.
Daily Dynasty Update – March 4th
- Tight end Garrett Graham is supposed to a be a hot commodity, especially between Houston and Green Bay. It’ll hurt the young tight end on that roster (either Houston’s Ryan Griffin or Green Bay’s Brandon Bostick) but will help the tight end on the team Graham leaves.
- Brandon Pettigrew is expected to hit free agency after starting his career in Detroit. The Lions should be in the market for an upgrade as Pettigrew has been a big disappointment in his career. Whether it’s through the draft or free agency, the new Detroit tight end will be one to watch.
- The Steelers hit linebacker Jason Worilds with the transition tag which means they can match any offer a team makes to the free agent. If he leaves, expect LaMarr Woodley to stay. If Worilds stays, expect Woodley to go.
Daily Dynasty Update – December 31st
- Free agent linebacker Daryl Smith would like to return to Baltimore after filling the stat sheet in 2013. Playing like a LB1 with 123 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions, Smith held off rookie Arthur Brown to start every game. If Smith returns, he’ll be a productive LB for a at least 1-2 years.
- Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert will probably be with a new team next year. Get your dynasty rookie quarterback rankings ready.
- Speaking of the Jaguars, linebacker Paul Posluszny will most likely be with the team next year. Pos a great value in dynasty leagues with his advanced age but reliable puts up good tackle numbers.
- Texans tight end Owen Daniels probably won’t be back with Houston next year, opening up the job for Ryan Griffin. Griffin started showing flashes right at the end of the year and could be a surprise in 2014 with, hopefully, improved quarterback play.
Dynasty Recap – Week 16 Recap – Broncos destroy Texans, 37-13
- Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a great day with 400 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. No words.
- Broncos receiver Eric Decker went off with 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. So did Demaryius Thomas with eight catches for 123 yards and another touchdown. They probably won a few teams some championships.
- Texans rookie tight end Ryan Griffin had five more catches for 66 yards as the starter. Griffin is an interesting asset in dynasty leagues as Houston will look to re-build next year and Griffin’s youth and cheap contract will look attractive.
Daily Dynasty Update – December 21st
- Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic may end up on the outside instead of manning the middle linebacker position. Bostic was hyped as the heir to Brian Urlacher in Chicago and was highly rated in dynasty circles before the season. Unfortunately, his dynasty value may have peaked.
- Packers tight end Brandon Bostick is done for the season but you may want to pick up if you’re in a deep dynasty league. Incumbent tight end Jermichael Finley might not play football again and the position is wide-open in 2014.
- Texans rookie tight end Ryan Griffin could start again for Houston this weekend. Griffin is an interesting dynasty prospect being young and at least the back-up heading in to next year if not the starter. Hell, he’s even a decent play for this week’s dynasty championships.