Welcome to DLF’s Dynasty Aftermath. This Tuesday staple is our longest running signature piece as we have a little fun after a tough week at the Dynasty League Football office. You’ll find this article will review the week’s happenings in a variety of ways and help set you up for the coming weeks as we spin around the league in the way we know best.
Let’s take a look back at the week that was!
Week Seven Fantasy MVP
When Mike Glennon took over for Josh Freeman, many thought the short term value of Vincent Jackson would go down – the exact opposite has happened. Jackson posted his second dominant performance in a row with ten catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He now has 19 catches for 252 yards and four touchdowns over the past two weeks, re-establishing himself as a bona fide WR1. If you’re a contender, he’s a great by candidate. If you’re not, this may be the time to move him for top dollar.
Week Seven Fantasy LVP
As always, there are plenty of candidates for the award this week. It would be easy to pick players like Jay Cutler or Arian Foster who were injured during their games, but we’ll focus on someone who did play the entire game and that’s none other than Nick Foles, who was dreadful for the Eagles. Foles entered Sunday with a chance to take over the starting job for the Eagles long therm, but his 11-for-29, 80-yard performance was actually worse than the line indicates. Foles exits the week with a cloudy future in dynasty leagues showing us what a difference a week can make
The unbeatable lineup of the week…
QB Andrew Luck IND = 228 passing yards, 29 rushing yards, four total touchdowns
RB Matt Forte CHI = 91 rushing yards, two catches, 18 receiving yards, three touchdowns
RB Jacquizz Rodgers ATL = 16 rushing yards, eight catches, 46 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Frank Gore SF = 70 rushing yards, two catches, 34 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Calvin Johnson DET = Nine catches, 155 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Vincent Jackson TB = Ten catches, 138 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Eric Decker DEN = Eight catches, 150 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Jordan Reed WAS = Nine catches, 134 receiving yards, one touchdown
The dominant underdog lineup of the week…
QB Mike Glennon TB = 256 passing yards, two touchdowns
RB Roy Helu WAS = 41 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Eddie Lacy GB = 82 rushing yards, five catches, 26 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Zac Stacy STL = 53 rushing yards, four catches, 34 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Harry Douglas ATL = Seven catches, 149 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Jarrett Boykin GB = Eight catches, 103 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Jeremy Kerley NYJ = Eight catches,97 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Zach Miller SEA = Five catches, 40 receiving yards, one touchdown
The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…
QB Jay Cutler CHI = 28 passing yards, one interception
RB Trent Richardson IND = 37 rushing yards, one fumble lost
RB Arian Foster HOU = 11 rushing yards, one hamstring injury
RB Andre Ellington ARI = 3 rushing yards, two catches, ten receiving yards
WR Emmanuel Sanders PIT = One catch, seven yards
WR Kenbrell Thompkins NE = Two catches, 16 receiving yards
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARI = Two catches, 17 receiving yards
TE Tony Gonzalez ATL = Two catches, 30 receiving yards
I’d be worried if I owned Trent Richardson. I’m going to keep him at the top of this list each and every week until he looks like something more than a volume runner. This makes three weeks in a row and he’s gone from the 1.01 to an RB1 to an RB2 to a FLEX and now to someone you may not even be able to start. Unbelievable.
I’d be worried if I owned Doug Martin. It looks like he’s out for the year and his season was just about as disappointing as that of Richardson’s.
I’d be worried if I thought Matt Ryan was going to tank without his top options – that was an impressive performance with a lackluster supporting cast.
I’d be worried if I owned Alfred Morris. We’ve ignored it long enough – Roy Helu is really starting to cut into his value as the Redskins seem to be playing better in hurry up mode.
I’d be worried if I’m ignoring the fact Russell Wilson is looking like the fantasy asset we thought he’d be this year.
I’d be worried if I have Reggie Wayne. It’s unfortunate, but that ACL tear could jeopardize his career.
I’d be worried if I owned Arian Foster. Hamstring injuries tend to linger and we’ve been down the road with him before.
I’d be worried if I haven’t already cut Carson Palmer.
I’d be worried if I was relying on Tom Brady as my QB1. He’s just not getting enough help to be dominant this season.
I’d be worried if I still thought CJ Spiller was going to break out this year.
I’d be worried if I have Lamar Miller. Is this the year of the injury or the year of the disappointment?
I’d be worried if I thought I’d see those performances weekly from Harry Douglas or Jarrett Boykin.
I’d be worried if you didn’t take our advice and pick up Case Keenum before he was named the starter last week. He looked pretty good against a vicious defense yesterday.
I’d be worried if I have Ray Rice. That whole Baltimore thing is a mess.
I’d be worried if I have Sam Bradford. That ACL tear is tough because he was on the cusp of really breaking out. The Rams are going to have some decisions to make in what will now turn into a lost season.
I’d be worried if I owned Jermichael Finley. His family wants him to stop playing altogether. That’s a red flag if I’ve ever seen one.
I’d be worried if I have Miles Austin. This is Terrance Williams‘ job now.
See you next week for the next edition of the Dynasty Aftermath. You can follow Ken on twitter @DLF_KenK.