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 Eight Fantasy MVP
In the much hyped head-to-head matchup between Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson, Bryant showed up big with three catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately, Calvin Johnson made him look pretty pedestrian with an amazing 14 catches for 329 yards (the second most in a game in NFL history) and one touchdown of his own. Bryant may one day be in the same class as Johnson, but this day reminded us there is only one Megatron.
Week Seven Fantasy LVP
On most days, Darren Sproles is a PPR dynamo. On Sunday, he was a PPR dud as he had four catches for no yards and didn’t receive a single carry. In return yardage and PPR leagues, Sproles was able to score a few points, but in non-traditional (yes, non-PPR leagues are non-traditional leagues now), his day was a total disaster. Sproles will have better lines, but this just reminds us the Saints have a lot of different mouths to feed. He was just the odd man out this week.
The unbeatable lineup of the week…
QB Drew Brees NO = 332 passing yards, five total touchdowns
RB Knowshon Moreno DEN = 44 rushing yards, six catches, 89 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Andre Ellington ARI = 154 rushing yards, two catches, eight receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Reggie Bush DET = 92 rushing yards, eight catches, 30 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Calvin Johnson DET = 14 catches, 329 (!) receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Marvin Jones CIN = Eight catches, 122 receiving yards, four (!) touchdowns
WR Kenny Stills NO = Three catches, 129 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Jimmy Graham NO = Three catches, 37 receiving yards, two touchdowns on one foot
The dominant underdog lineup of the week…
QB Jason Campbell CLE = 293 passing yards, two touchdowns, no turnovers
RB Darren McFadden OAK = 73 rushing yards, two catches, five receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Mike Tolbert CAR = 35 rushing yards, four catches, 29 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Anthony Sherman KC = three catches, 23 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Dexter McCluster KC = Seven catches, 67 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Drew Davis ATL = Five catches, 77 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR David Nelson NYJ = Eight catches,80 receiving yards
TE Scott Chandler BUF = Seven catches, 72 receiving yards
The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…
QB Michael Vick PHI = 33 passing yards, one interception, one frustrating injury
RB Marshawn Lynch SEA = 23 rushing yards, one catch, four receiving yards
RB Steven Jackson ATL = Six rushing yards, three catches, seven receiving yards
RB Darren Sproles NO = Four catches, no receiving or rushing yards
WR Marques Colston NO = Three catches, 18 receiving yards
WR Kenbrell Thompkins NE = No catches
WR Julian Edelman NE = Two catches, Seven receiving yards
TE Jason Witten DAL = Two catches, 15 receiving yards
Weird Stat of the Week
Terrelle Pryor of the Raiders had 15.3 fantasy points in the first 20 seconds of the game against Pittsburgh after his record breaking 93-yard touchdown run. He had 0.7 fantasy points during the remaining 59:40 of the game. Talk about a buzzkill.
I’d be worried if I owned Jason Witten. He’s starting to become an afterthought with the emergence of Terrance Williams.
I’d be worried if I’m relying on any Eagles’ quarterback. This is just getting ugly.
I’d be worried if I own Dwayne Bowe. Sure, he was covered by Joe Haden, but one for seven yards is just the latest disappointment in a lost season for Bowe.
I’d be worried if I was hoping for a magical comeback from Ryan Broyles. It’s a sad, sad tale that may just end with a ruptured achilles.
I’d be worried if I was counting on Kenbrell Thompkins any time soon. It really looks like his early production was the byproduct of no other choices for Tom Brady.
I’d be worried if I was counting on a trade for Hakeem Nicks, Fred Davis or Josh Gordon. It could happen, but don’t count on it.
I’d be worried if I had heart trouble and was a fan of the Cowboys. If Dallas played in 59 minute games, they’d probably win the Super Bowl every year.
I’d be worried if I’m still thinking Bryce Brown is going to be useful this season.
I’d be worried if I’m ignoring how hot Andy Dalton has been lately.
I’d be worried if I’m hoping for a second half resurgence from Marques Colston.
I’d be worried if I think Miles Austin still has a future in Dallas.
I’d be worried if I think Colin Kaepernick is out of the woods just yet. I could score on the Jags at this point.
I’d be worried if I expected much from Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox. I think we’ve seen enough.
I’d be worried if I now thought anyone but Zac Stacy is the back to own in St. Louis.
I’d be worried if I didn’t expect to see Trent Richardson at the top of this list of worries next week.
See you next week for the next edition of the Dynasty Aftermath. You can follow Ken on twitter @DLF_KenK.