Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Lions 37, Bears 34

Lions 

  • It was vintage Matthew Stafford with 405 yards and four touchdowns. It was against a poor defense so we wouldn’t bump him back up dynasty rankings just yet.
  • It was also vintage Calvin Johnson with six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. Calvin hasn’t fallen down dynasty rankings nearly as much as Stafford and should be considered a low-end WR1.
  • Linebacker Stephen Tulloch had 13 tackles but, unlike the two above, probably won’t have a day like that again. Tulloch is no longer a three-down back so his dynasty ranking should drop.

Bears

  • Jay Cutler kept slinging it with 353 yards and a touchdown. Still keeping him at QB2 levels.
  • Receiver Alshon Jeffery came back big with eight catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. With the Bears season sliding, Jeffery should get a lot of targets.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Panthers pound Lions, 24-7

  • Despite being sacked five times, Cam Newton continues to show why he’s a top five dynasty quarterback with 281 yards passing and a touchdown. When healthy, he’s a stud.
  • Most of his passes were caught by Mr. Reliable Greg Olsen. He racked up six catches for 72 yards off eight targets. He continues to be a low-end TE1 in dynasty based on opportunity.
  • Meanwhile, Lions running back Joique Bell continues to be the running back to own in Detroit, leading the team with 10 carries for 36 yards plus six catches for 61 yards. However, he’ll never be higher than a RB2 in dynasty so temper your expectations.
  • On the IDP side, linebacker Stephen Tulloch had a big day with 10 tackles and a sack. The 29-year old Tulloch continues to be underrated and is a solid LB2 in dynasty.

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Eagles beat Lions, 34-20

  • It was the LeSean McCoy show as he ran amok in the snow. McCoy went off for 217 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns. This season should leave little doubt as to who is the top dynasty running back.
  • Lions running back Joique Bell also took advantage of the snow, along with a last-minute injury to Reggie Bush to have 69 yards rushing to go along with four catches and 58 yards. He also added a touchdown. Bell is a must-have handcuff as he’s proven he can handle the load and Bush just can’t seem to stay healthy.
  • Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch had 10 more tackles to give him 107 on the year. It’s his fifth straight season of 100+ tackles. Tulloch is in the prime of his career and isn’t going anywhere soon.

Dynasty Recap – Week 10 – Lions slip by Bears, 21-19

  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery continues to demand the most attention in the Bears passing game with an incredible 18 targets, catching half of those for 114 yards. Thanks to new coach Marc Trestman, Jay Cutler is passing the ball around and it’s working to Jeffery’s benefit. 
  • Lions  tight end Brandon Pettigrew had his best game of the year with five catches and 70 yards. In his four-plus seasons in Detroit, Pettigrew has yet to break out and has shown what any tight end can do in that offense. His contract is up after this year and Detroit will almost surely look for an upgrade in the off-season. 
  • Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch had another solid game with seven tackles. Tulloch is on pace for another 100 tackle season and should be in Detroit for a while. 

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Lions hold off Bears, 40-32

  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery had a break out game with five catches, 107 yards and a touchdown. The 23-year old has the size and showed flashes of the skill. It’ll be up to Jay Cutler and the Bears to get him the ball. Now would be the time to make a move for Jeffery.
  • Furthermore, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett continues to string together good games and had eight catches for 90 yards. As long as the current Bears regime is in place, Bennett will get his.
  • On the other side of the field, Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew had his best day of the year with seven catches and 54 yards. Don’t believe it though as Pettigrew has routinely teased fantasy owners. Hopefully, Detroit can replace Pettigrew with someone more consistent when he becomes a free agent after this year.
  • Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch had his best game of the year with 14 tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. Re-signed before the 2012 season,  the 28-year old Tulloch will continue to be a reliable dynasty fantasy starter for 3-4 years.