Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Jaguars 34, Bills 31

Jaguars

  • Blake Bortles had an up and down day with 182 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. After looking like a bust in the first part of the season, Bortles has come on strong lately. He could end up as a low-end dynasty QB1 by the end of the season.
  • Meanwhile, running back T.J. Yeldon had a good day with 115 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. He faced a tough defense so it was encouraging. The entire Jaguar offense has picked it up lately which is good news for Yeldon.
  • Young receiver Allen Robinson re-established his place as the top target in Jacksonville, leading the team in targets (9), receptions (6), and yards (98). He also added a touchdown. Robinson can safely be viewed as a low-end WR2 in dynasty rankings

Bills

  • Running back LeSean McCoy had an ok day with 68 yards rushing plus two catches for 36 yards. He’s a low-end RB1 until further notice.
  • Receiver Robert Woods had a good game in place of starter Sammy Watkins with nine catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Woods may not find a long-term place in Buffalo but should be a reliable piece somewhere else.
  • Safety Corey  Graham had nine tackles plus an interception returned for a touchdown. He’s played like a solid DB1 this season but, at 30 years old, should probably considered more of a DB2 in IDP dynasty leagues.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Colts 16, Jaguars 13

Colts

  • Receiver Donte Moncrief continues to be the best Colts receiver with six catches for 75 yards. He should be considered a WR2 in dynasty ranks going forward.
  • Despite just turning 32, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson continues to rack up the tackles with 17 more. He has 47 on the season and should be considered a LB1 in dynasty IDP formats.

Jaguars

  • Blake Bortles had a decent day against a porous defense with 298 yards and a touchdown but it took him 50 pass attempts to get there. He’s still way down the QB2 tier.
  • In a positive development, rookie running back T.J. Yeldon had 105 yards on 22 carries for his best game of his career. He should still be considered no higher than a RB2 for dynasty purposes.
  • Safety Johnathan Cyprien had a huge day with 14 tackles and a fumble recovery. Cyprien has battled injuries in the past but, when healthy, he’s a low-end DB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Jaguars 23, Dolphins 20

Jaguars

  • A week after looking like a bust, quarterback Blake Bortles bounced back, slightly, with 273 yards and two touchdowns. Still not a whole lot to get excited about until he does this consistently.
  • Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon didn’t do a whole lot to prove his worth as a first round rookie pick with 70 rushing yards on 25 carries. He’s the lead back, for now, so he still retains RB2/3 value in dynasty leagues but make sure he gets into gear soon.
  • A Jag that didn’t disappoint was receiver Allen Robinson with six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns. I didn’t believe it before but Robinson is quickly showing his WR2/3 status in dynasty rankings.

Dolphins

  • Another redemption story was quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who went off in the loss with 359 yards plus two touchdowns. Those would be QB1 numbers I just don’t know how often Tannehill gets there.
  • Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry had another big PPR day with eight catches for 110 yards. He led the team in targets and is easily Tannehill’s favorite receiver. As long as that stays true, Landry could knock on the WR2 door for dynasty as well.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Panthers 20, Jaguars 9

Panthers

  • If today is any indication, Cam Newton will have a long season. He completed 18 of 31 for 175 yards and a touchdown plus an interception. He added 35 yards on 14 carries. He just doesn’t have any playmakers around him and will be forced to carry the load. At this point, you can downgrade him in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Jonathan Stewart failed to impress in his debut as the workhorse in Carolina with only 56 yards on 18 carries plus 25 yards on four catches. It’ll be difficult for Stewart to get anything going if there’s no one else to take the heat off.
  • While Luke Kuechly usually gets all the headlines it was his fellow linebacker Thomas Davis that filled more of the stat sheet with seven tackles, a sack, and an interception. He’s safely a LB2 if not higher in IDP dynasty.

Jaguars

  • I’m calling the time of death on Blake Bortles dynasty career as of this game. He went 22 of 40 for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. You can safely drop him in any format.
  • Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon was passable with 51 yards on 12 carries plus 16 yards on three catches. However, if Bortles can’t get anything going, it’ll be hard for Yeldon to break free.

Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft – May 2015

It’s been less than a week since the NFL Draft started but we already have an idea at which rookies you should target. We did a 12-team, offense-only rookie mock draft. Below are the results:

  • 1st overall pick – Todd Gurley – RB – St. Louis Rams – Todd Gurley is the only prospect with generational talent and he’ll get the carries needed to justify this selection. The offensive line is a question but imagine Adrian Peterson in 2012. He didn’t need one and neither will Gurley.
  • 2nd overall pick – Kevin White – WR – Chicago Bears – White has the size and credentials to be a WR1 and will start immediately. He enters a better situation than fellow rookie receiver Amari Cooper and should immediately have 1,000 yard seasons.
  • 3rd overall pick – Melvin Gordon – RB – San Diego Chargers – Elite skills everywhere minus the size of a Gurley. The Charles comparisons are lazy but probably accurate here. And there is NO competition from day one. Just an overall clean prospect going to a great situation.
  • 4th overall pick – Amari Cooper – WR – Oakland Raiders – Just 21 when the season starts, Cooper was the consensus top receiver in college last year and followed it up with a great combine including a sub-4.4 40-time. Doesn’t have the best situation but should overcome that.
  • 5th overall pick – DeVante Parker – WR – Miami Dolphins – Assuming the medical stuff checks out on the foot, he’s an excellent receiver with a chance to be a day one starter. Reminds me of Crabtree pre-achillies injury.
  • 6th overall pick – Nelson Algholor – WR – Philadelphia Eagles – The heir apparent to Jeremy Maclin, Algholor is a crisp route runner and can return punts which just add to his versatility. If you’re a believe in Chip Kelly, you’ll love Algholor.
  • 7th overall pick – Jameis Winston – QB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – I’m as scared by the qbs as anyone but st this point in the first its worth it. Offensive line permitting, he can accumulate stats his first year.
  • 8th overall pick – Ameer Abdullah – RB – Detroit Lions – His low center of gravity coupled with his career 5.5 YPC figures to translate to the NFL. He also enters a good situation with only the pedestrian Joique Bell ahead of him for early-down duty.
  • 9th overall pick – Marcus Mariota – QB – Tennessee Titans – Assuming he’s the starter from day one, he’s worth drafting at the end of the first round of this rookie mock draft.
  • 10th overall pick – T.J. Yeldon – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars – Yeldon has the size and experience to be a three-down back and is drawing comparisons to a poor man’s Arian Foster. He has little-to-no competition in Jacksonville and should start right away.
  • 11th overall pick – Maxx Williams – TE – Baltimore Ravens – The only TE guaranteed to start from day one. Joe Flacco will love him and make the targets readily available.
  • 12th overall pick – Breshad Perriman – WR – Baltimore Ravens – The arrival of offensive coordinator Marc Trestman coupled with the lack of competition creates a golden opportunity for Perriman. He takes over Torrey Smith’s spot immediately and will love Joe Flacco’s big arm.