Daily Dynasty Update – January 6th

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Titans outlast Texans, 16-10

  • Titans running back Chris Johnson ran for 127 yards on 27 carries, for a 4.7 YPC, and a touchdown. While Johnson did run for 1,000 yards on the year, he’s still a low-end RB2 dynasty prospect (at best) and could even be playing somewhere else next year. A less run-conducive team would drop Johnson to RB3 status.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had five catches for 50 yards to end 2013 with 90+ catches and 1,000 yards. It’s an impressive feat in Tennessee’s run-heavy offense in addition to poor quarterback play. Should the Titans move on from Jake Locker, Wright’s dynasty prospects will improve.
  • Texans end J.J. Watt had another sack and nine tackles to finish with 10.5 sacks and an impressive (for a lineman) 80 tackles. It wouldn’t hurt to inquire about Watt’s availability in your dynasty leagues to see if current Watt owners are ready to let go.

Dynasty Recap – Titans squeak by Jaguars, 20-16

  • Titans running back Chris Johnson had a decent day, running for 90 yards on 22 carries. The 4.1 YPC is above his season average of 3.7 but don’t expect this to give CJ another chance next year. He’s widely expected to be cut.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had four catches for 22 yards on seven targets. But he passed 1,000 yards for the year and has 85 catches with little to no quarterback help. He’ll be a highly rated dynasty receiver next year.
  • Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny had a half sack. ‘Pos’ will be 20 heading in to next year but is still producing at a high level and not making much more than this year. He’s a reliable LB1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 15 – Cardinals escape Titans, 37-34 (OT)

  • Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had an efficient day going 20 of 30 for 231 yards and a touchdown. As long as the Cardinals are playing well, Palmer will be a decent option as a low-end QB2 in dynasty leagues for the next 1-2 years.
  • Cardinals running back Andre Ellington continues to outplay incumbent running back Rashard Mendenhall, going for 71 yards on only 10 carries. He was also the leading receiver with 87 yards on four catches. If Mendenhall doesn’t come back next year, Ellington will be a RB1 dynasty option.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had his best game of the year, catching 12 for 150 yards. It’s been an impressive season for Wright even with the last of a reliable quarterback option. The Titans are expected to upgrade the position next year which will only boost Wright’s value.
  • Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey had an impressive nine tackles with 1.5 sacks. He now has 54 tackles and 10.5 sacks for the season, great totals for an interior lineman. Casey is approaching Geno Atkins-type production

Dynasty Recap – Week 14 – Broncos beat Titans, 51-28

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was ridiculously good, going 39 of 59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns. Even if Peyton can play 2-3 more years, it would be worth it. He’s in the top-tier of dynasty quarterbacks.
  • Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball continues to play well while spelling Knowshon Moreno. Ball ran for 77 yards on just 15 carries while catching three passes for 10 yards. It’s hard to say what the Broncos plan is in 2014 but Ball should be a part of it.
  • Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunter had a good day with 114 yards on four catches on eight targets and a touchdown. It’s his second 100-yard game in three weeks. Between Hunter and Kendall Wright, Tennessee has solid receiving options if they can ever figure out the quarterback position. Hunter could be an intriguing dynasty prospect.
  • Titans safety Bernard Pollard had three passes defended, giving him eight on the year. In 2013, Pollard has 81 tackles, three interceptions, and the aforementioned eight passes defended. Another stat-filled season for Pollard and should be high on dynasty defensive back rankings.

Dynasty Recap – Week 13 – Colts beat Titans, 22-14

  • Colts quarterback Andrew Luck looked bad,  going 17 of 32 for 200 yards and a pick. There’s no doubt Luck’s numbers have regressed in yardage and touchdowns but you have to wonder if it’s due to the new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Now may be a good time to buy-low heading in to 2014.
  • The running game for Indianapolis didn’t look much better. New starter Donald Brown ran for 54 yards on 14 carries for about a 4.0 YPC. Benched starter ran for 19 yards on five carries.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright dominated the Titans passing game with 11 targets, six catches and 77 yards. Wright’s performed admirably without a steady hand at quarterback. Just imagine what he could do with somebody competent.
  • Titans linebacker Zach Brown had another solid outing with eight tackles and a sack. The 23-year old started off slow but has come on strong lately. He’ll be a strong LB2/3 candidate next year.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Titans slip by Raiders, 23-19

  • The Titans passing game went off with, not one but, two receivers with over 100 yards. Rookie Justin Hunter and second-year receiver Kendall Wright each had six catches for 100+ yards and a touchdown. Those stat lines bode well for both and are a hopeful sign that whoever the Titans quarterback is next season, they’ll have the weapons to be successful.
  • Raiders running back Rashad Jennings continued to impress with 73 yards on the ground on only 16 carries for a 4.6 YPC. He added four catches for 49 yards. While Jennings is already 28 and a free agent after the season, it wouldn’t be surprising for him to pop up somewhere and contribute in 2014. 
  • Raiders linebacker Nick Roach filled the stat sheet with 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. While the first year in Oakland for Roach was supposed to be a tad more productive, he’ll still get opportunities playing in the middle. The Raiders signed him, on the cheap, to a four-year deal in the off-season so he won’t be going anywhere.