Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Bears upend Browns, 38-31

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler came back and looked like his old, uneven self. Going 22 of 31 for 265 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, Cutler will return as a boom-or-bust option for the rest of this season.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continues his stellar season with 127 more yards rushing. He has over 1,000 yards rushing with a 4.6 YPC. He also has over 500 yards receiving. He’s a bona fide RB1 heading in to 2014.
  • Browns safety Tashaun Gipson with eight tackles and two interceptions including a pick six. Teamed with fellow safety T.J Ward, who had nine tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, the Browns defense is solid heading in to 2014.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Steelers take care of Browns, 27-11

  • Fantasy-wise, this game was about Josh Gordon who had 237 yards on 14 catches. That is all.
  • On the other side of the field, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown had six catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. He continues to be a WR1 option week-in and week-out.
  • Teammate Heath Miller continues to be one of Big Ben’s most popular targets, finishing second to Brown. Miller is vastly underrated and is a solid TE2 in dynasty leagues.
  • Browns safety T.J. Ward continues to play solid IDP football with nine tackles, two of those for a loss. Ward had over 100 tackles in his only 16-game season and his on his way again this year. As long as he’s healthy, Ward is a DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Browns upset Ravens, 24-18

  • The Ravens continue to use little of Ray Rice, frustrating fantasy owners. Rice had 17 rushing yards on 11 carries and added three catches for 21 yards. Now actually might be a good time to buy-low as the Ravens are far more likely to make a change with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell instead of Ray Rice, who signed a five-year extension before the 2012 season.
  • Also a disappointing day in the Ravens passing game as receiver Torrey Smith had only 78 yards on five catches even though Joe Flacco had 41 pass attempts. Smith is still a premier dynasty receiver but won’t have explosions every week.
  • Browns safety TJ Ward had another productive week with seven tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. Ward continues to play well and is on pace for over 100 tackles. Ward will continue to be an anchor in a young, strong Cleveland defense.

Dynasty Recap – Week 8 – Chiefs escape Browns, 23-17

  • Browns quarterback Jason Campbell had a surprisingly effective game with a 8.1 YPA, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. This may have bought him another backup opportunity in the league.
  • Campbell’s receiver Josh Gordon continues to impress with 132 yards on five catches and a touchdown. The guy is the real deal.
  • Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson had 12 tackles on the day. He’s on pace for about 100 but would still be his lowest in four years. He’s also 30 years old so his time as an LB1 in dynasty fantasy circles might be coming to an end.
  • Browns safety T.J. Ward had his third straight game of 10+ tackles and added a sack and tackle for a loss. Ward is a fine DB1 play going forward in dynasty circles.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Lions beat Browns, 34-17

  • Lions quarterback Matt Stafford had a good game, passing for four touchdowns with 248 yards. However, he passed for less than 60% and less than 6.0 YPC. This is further evidence of just how pedestrian Stafford is without Calvin Johnson at full strength.
  • Meanwhile, Lions running back Reggie Bush had 78 yards rushing along with five catches for 57 yards. As long as Bush is healthy, he’s a very good dynasty running back to have.
  • Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon shows that it doesn’t matter whose quarterback, he’s going to produce.  Gordon tallied seven catches for 126 yards with an incredible 18 yards per catch.  The news may be out on Gordon by now but he’s an ideal dynasty stash.
  • Cleveland safety T.J. Ward had his best game of the year with 11 tackles and two passes defended. He continues to fill up the stat sheet with four passes defended, two interceptions, and up to 36 tackles for the year which puts him on pace for over 100. Ward is just 26 and figures to be a part of a good Cleveland defense for the foreseeable future.