- Saints quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t quite as efficient as he usually is during the regular season. Brees went 24 of 43 for 309 yards and one touchdown. The low completion percentage further enhances the perception that Brees isn’t a fantasy stud outside a domed environment. Luckily, he has at least nine games a year in a dome between his eight home games and a road game at Atlanta. He’s still a top three dynasty quarterback for the foreseeable future.
- Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran wild, going off for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch is signed for at least two more years in Seattle and should be a RB1 in that timeframe.
- Saints receiver Marques Colston had a big day with 11 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. Colston will never be a sexy pick, and certainly shouldn’t be relied on as your WR1 or even WR2. But as the second option in the pass-heavy Saints offense, you could do much worse as your WR3.
- The Seahawks safety duo of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas had a combined 25 tackles and four passes defended. Both are DB1’s heading in to 2014 dynasty seasons.
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Dynasty Recap – Wild Card – Saints escape Eagle, 26-24
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a very average day, going 20 of 30 for 250 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Brees goes up against Seattle next week. This game does nothing to dispel the notion that Brees can’t put up his usual numbers outside of a dome.
- Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had another efficient day, going 23 of 33 for 195 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He’ll be a QB1 in dynasty circles heading in to next season.
- Saints running back Mark Ingram picked up the slack with 97 rushing yards and a touchdown. Ingram is eligible to be cut before next season but games like this will help him stick around.
- Eagles receiver Riley Cooper led the Eagles with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. The free agent had quite the year with the racial slur controversy in the beginning but found his groove with Foles. It’ll be interesting to see if Philadelphia brings him back.
Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Saints destroy Buccaneers, 42-17
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees had an indoor Brees day, going 24 of 31 for 381 yards and four touchdowns. Brees will continue to be a top three dynasty quarterback in 2014.
- Saints running back Khiry Robinson ran for 50 yards on a season-high 12 carries. Robinson is an intriguing dynasty prospect especially if Mark Ingram doesn’t return.
- Buccaneers rookie tight end Tim Wright ended 2013 with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Wright has some upside heading in to 2014 after coming out of nowhere to be a reliable option for rookie Mike Glennon.
- Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn had an impressive 10 tackles to go along with another sack. Clayborn will be just 26 heading in to 2014 and should be a decent DL2.
Dynasty Recap – Week 16 – Panthers come back against Saints, 17-13
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 30 of 44 for 281 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. This game won’t squash the notion that Brees can’t produce outside the friendly confines of the Super Dome. He’s still a QB1 but don’t expect the world when Brees is on the road.
- Saints running back Mark Ingram had an ‘up’ day in his up-and-down season. He ran for 83 yards on 13 carries. He has a 4.6 YPC so all is not lost this season. He’s under contract for one more year to prove himself a viable option in New Orleans.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team in targets and receptions, hauling in four catches on seven targets for 35 yards. Olsen is, without a doubt, Cam Newton’s favorite target this year. If the Panthers ignore the receiving corps (again), Olsen will enter 2014 as a TE1 again.
- Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had an incredible 24 tackles and a pass defended. Kuechly has had a sub-par season compared to last year but all that means is he’s a top-ten linebacker in dynasty instead of top-five.
Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Rams upset Saints, 27-16
- Even in a loss, Saints quarterback Drew Brees still has good fantasy games going 39 of 56 for 393 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Brees will be a top five quarterback option in dynasty leagues for the foreseeable future.
- Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy ran wild, taking 28 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown. Stacy is an exciting, young player and should be considered a high-end RB2 heading in to 2014.
- Rams defensive end Robert Quinn continues his stellar season with two more sacks and a fumble recovery. That’s now 15 sacks on the season to lead the NFC. Quinn will be just 24 heading in to 2014 making him a DL1 in dynasty leagues.
Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Saints destroy Panthers, 31-13
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees was surgical, going 30 of 42 for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Like Peyton Manning, age is an issue with Brees but could be worth a championship or two in your dynasty leagues.
- Saints receiver Marques Colston had his best game of the year with nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Colston will be 31 next year and is headed to the back-loaded portion of his contract. His value takes a big hit if he doesn’t play in New Orleans. Futhermore, there’s really no consistent receiving option in New Orleans besides Jimmy Graham.
- Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team in targets and receptions with 12 targets, hauling in eight for 40 yards. He seems to be Cam Newton’s primary target. If Carolina should upgrade their receiving position, look for Olsen’s value to take a hit.
Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Seahawks destroy Saints, 27-7
- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to separate himself among the second-tier of dynasty quarterbacks. He went 22 of 30 for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 47 yards on the ground. Wilson will never put him Peyton-like numbers but can be relied on a weekly basis to put up decent numbers.
- Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton led the team with 12 tackles. Of course, with the Seahawks running 69 plays, someone was bound to make a ton of tackles. But back to Lofton, he now has 98 tackles through 3/4 of the season. His passes defended is way down from the last two years, where he had seven each year, as opposed to the two this year. Lofton is signed cheaply through at least the next two years and is just 27. He’s a good dynasty LB if you’re weak on tackles.
- Meanwhile, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner continues to display LB1 performances with 11 tackles and a pass defended. On the year, he’s got 80 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and five passes defended. At just 23, he’s a LB1 in all dynasty leagues.
Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Saints edge Falcons, 17-13
- Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a good day, going 23 of 33 for 278 yards and two touchdowns with an 8+ YPA. Brees is a top three dynasty quarterback, regardless of age.
- Saints running back Pierre Thomas had a great day in place of Darren Sproles. Rushing for 73 yards on just 10 carries he added 57 yards on five receptions. This just shows how valuable a primary running back in New Orleans could be.
- Falcons receiver Harry Douglas continues to produce, drawing a team-high 11 targets for nine catches and 79 yards. It’s hard to say where Douglas fits in the 2014 Falcons plans but he’s making the most of his opportunity.
- Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was a beast with six tackles, 2.5 sacks, two tackles for a loss and even a pass defended. At 24, Jordan is a definitive DL1 in dynasty circles.