Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Patriots 30, Jets 23

Patriots 

  • Tom Brady keeps on rolling with 355 yards and two touchdowns. He’s so far ahead of most quarterbacks that, despite the age, he has to be a top-five dynasty QB.
  • Likewise, Rob Gronkowski had 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. He’s dynasty’s top TE. Period.
  • On defense, linebacker Jamie Collins led the way with 12 tackles plus a sack. He should be considered a LB1 in dynasty IDP formats.

Jets

  • Even though he’s not the long-term answer, Ryan Fitzpatrick is a solid option this season. Today, he had 295 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. It’s possible you could sell him this year to a win-now team.
  • Receiver Eric Decker continues to provide value under the radar with six catches for 94 yards and a team-high 12 targets. Decker has succeeded despite changes in coaches and quarterbacks.
  • Defensive end Sheldon Richardson added another sack in his second game back. He’s a DL1 when healthy and playing but it’s anyone’s  guess if he’ll be back with New York next year. I might try to sell high.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Patriots 40, Bills 32

Patriots

  • Tom Brady continues to be in full-on pissed-off mode, going for 466 yards and three touchdowns. He’s easily a top-end dynasty quarterback despite his age.
  • Running back Dion Lewis continues to roll with 40 rushing yards and a touchdown plus six catches for 98 yards. He’s a low-end RB1 in PPR re-draft leagues but his status beyond this year is in doubt.
  • Receiver Julian Edelman continues to dominate the targets with 19, resulting in 11 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He’s a solid WR2 in dynasty PPR leagues.
  • Tight end Rob Gronkowski did his thing with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. He’s in a league of his own among tight ends and one of the top five dynasty players overall.

Bills

  • Running back LeSean McCoy had a good, not great game with 89 yards plus three catches for 27 yards. He might be a RB1 this year but not much longer. I would trade him while he still has value.
  • Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also had a good game although it was mostly in garbage time with 242 passing yards, three touchdowns but three interceptions. He also added 43 yards on the ground with a touchdown. This was a QB1 day but the question will be if he can keep it up over the whole season.
  • Receiver Sammy Watkins led the team in targets with eight, finishing with six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. It’s a solid effort but more like WR3 numbers instead of WR1 like Watkins was expected to produce.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Patriots 28, Steelers 21

Patriots

  • Quarterback Tom Brady was in full pissed-off mode on the heels of Deflategate and went for 288 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. He may be old but he’s still a top-10 dynasty option at quarterback.
  • Running back Dion Lewis broke out with 69 rushing yards plus four catches for 51 yards. Even if these numbers continue, Lewis is only on a reserves contract and shouldn’t be in New England past this year.
  • On the receiving end, business as usual with Rob Gronkowski leading the way with 5/94/3 and a Julian Edelman with a 11/97/0 line. Gronk continues to be the top tight end option while Edelman has solidified his place as a WR2 in PPR leagues.
  • Linebacker Dont’a Hightower has come back from injury with eight tackles and a sack. Those kind of numbers make him a firm LB2 in IDP dynasty leagues.

Steelers

  • Ben Roethlisberger picked up where he left off with 351 yards and a garbage-time touchdown plus an interception. He was operating without his top running back (Bell) and second receiver (Bryant) so the yards are encouraging.
  • Antonio Brown is in the same boat with 9/133/1 line. An argument could be made that Brown is the top receiver in dynasty, especially in PPR.
  • Heath Miller filled in nicely with a 8/84/0 line but that should do back down when Martavis Bryant returns. Still, he’s a solid TE2 in a good offense.

Updated Dynasty Quarterback Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty quarterback rankings can be found here.

  • wilsonNew entry into the top five with Russell Wilson now 3rd behind Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers. Behind Wilson includes Cam Newton and Drew Brees. 
  • Big risers include some veterans written off in Tom Brady up to 9th from 19th and Ben Roethlisberger to 14th from 20th.
  • Big drops include Nick Foles from 9th to 15th; Robert Griffin from 11th to 18th and Teddy Bridgewater from 13th to 19th. Bridgewater should be the only one with a future of this bunch.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 9 – Patriots blow out Broncos, 43-21

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had another big game with 333 yards and four touchdowns plus an interception. He should be a low-end QB1 with potential for more.
  • On the other side of the field Peyton Manning had 438 yards and two touchdowns to go with two interceptions. He still has elite QB1 status.
  • Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had another huge day with nine catches and 105 yards and a touchdown. He’s not only a TE1 but is probably more a WR1.
  • Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a big day with 10 catches for 151 yards but no touchdowns. He’ll continue to be a low-end WR2 as long as he’s in Denver.
  • Likewise, Demaryius Thomas had a big day with seven catches for 127 yards. Another WR1 day

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Patriots escape Jets, 27-25

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues to string together solid performances with 261 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. If he keeps this up, he’ll re-enter the low-end QB1 conversation.
  • Jets running back Chris Ivory put on a clinic with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown to go along with four catches and 18 yards. If they keep giving him the ball, he’s squarely in the RB2 conversation.
  • Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had another solid day with five catches and 68 yards while leading the team with 10 targets. And while Gronkowski is clearly a TE1, it’s hard to view him as the elite option he used to be.
  • Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins had a breakout game with 13 tackles, his most in a game this season. Collins was expected to be a LB2 candidate this season but hasn’t shown it yet. Maybe this game will be the start.

Dynasty Recap – Week 6 – Patriots beat Bills, 37-22

  • Don’t call it a comeback but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went off with 361 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. We’re not ready to say Brady’s a QB1 again but more games like that and it’ll happen.
  • Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be a TE1 when healthy with seven catches and 94 yards on nine targets. There will always be risk involved but he is a TE1 no matter what.
  • Meanwhile, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman reclaimed his target crown with 12 and hauled in nine catches for 91 yards. He’s next in line for targets after Gronk and will continue to be a WR2 in PPR leagues.
  • On the other side of the ball, Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham led the team in tackles with 11. He has ample opportunity since linebacker Kiko Alonso was sidelined the whole year. He could be a LB3.