Welcome to DLF’s Dynasty Aftermath. This Tuesday staple has long been one of our signature pieces 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. After seven weeks, the contenders are starting to further set themselves apart from the pretenders in both reality and fantasy.
Let’s take our weekly spin around the league!
Week Nine Fantasy MVP
Arian Foster is the only player to ever win the coveted DLF weekly MVP award in back-to-back weeks, that is until now. Doug Martin was unbelievable on Sunday as he thrashed the Raiders to the tune of 251 rushing yards and FOUR touchdowns. Throw in four catches for 21 yards and you had a day we haven’t really seen for a running back since Clinton Portis went off for 218 yards and five touchdowns against the Chiefs back in 2003. If you’d like to get LeGarrette Blount in a trade, I’d say he’s available about now.
Week Nine Fantasy LVP
Eli Manning has been really solid over the past few years, but Sunday’s performance was one he’d like to forget. Manning finished the day going 10-for-24 for 125 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. For a player who’s been so good as of late, that was his second straight clunker.
Lineup Fun The virtually unbeatable lineup of the week…
QB Carson Palmer OAK = 414 passing yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions
RB Doug Martin TB = 251 rushing yards, four catches, 21 receiving yards, four touchdowns
RB Adrian Peterson MIN = 182 rushing yards, three catches, 11 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Mikel Leshoure DET = 70 rushing yards, three touchdowns
WR Brandon Marshall CHI = 9 receptions, 122 receiving yards, three touchdowns
WR Eric Decker DEN = 8 receptions, 99 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Randall Cobb GB = 3 receptions, 37 receiving yards, 29 rushing yards, two touchdowns
TE Brandon Myers OAK = 8 receptions, 59 receiving yards, two touchdowns
The dominant underdog lineup of the week…
QB Jay Cutler CHI = 229 passing yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions
RB Marcel Reece OAK = 8 catches, 95 total yards, one touchdown
RB Isaac Redman PIT = 147 rushing yards, one touchdown
RB Joique Bell DET = 73 rushing yards, three catches, 36 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR TY Hilton IND = 6 catches, 102 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Golden Tate SEA = 4 catches, 28 yards, two touchdowns
WR Rod Streater OAK = 4 catches, 54 yards, one touchdown
TE Tom Crabtree GB = 1 catch, 72 yards, one touchdown
The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…
QB Eli Manning NYG = 125 passing yards, no touchdowns, one interception
RB Darren McFadden OAK = 17 rushing yards, one high ankle sprain
RB Ahmad Bradshaw NYG = 48 rushing yards
RB Alfred Morris WAS = 76 rushing yards
WR Hakeem Nicks NYG =1 catch, 10 receiving yards
WR Santana Moss WAS = 1 catch, 2 receiving yards
WR Kendall Wright TEN = 2 catches, 30 receiving yards
TE Brandon Pettigrew DET = 1 catch, 11 yards
I’d be worried if…
I’m counting on production from any Chiefs player. That team is just not very good. At all.
I thought Adrian Peterson wasn’t going to be the same after his injury. He’s like a terminator.
I thought Peyton Manning wasn’t going to be good enough to support two very good receiving options. We know about Demaryius Thomas, but has anyone noticed Eric Decker has yet to have a single digit game in PPR leagues this year?
I was a college quarterback coming out any time in the next few years. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are spoiling things for everyone and making things look way too easy. From a fantasy perspective, how good is “the big four” from this year’s rookie draft looking? Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, Luck and Griffin all look like pillars to build a dynasty team around.
I own Greg Jennings. With Randall Cobb and James Jones playing this well, there’s no way the Packers break the bank for Jennings this off-season.
I gave up on Josh Freeman.
Ditto for Reggie Wayne.
Double ditto for Sidney Rice.
I think the Panthers are going to simply throw Jonathan Stewart out there as a featured back after this week’s carry distribution. It’s a lost cause. For us (the legendary Stewart apologists) to give up on this says something.
I have Reggie Bush. We were concerned about him losing carries and now it’s happening.
I thought Mike Thomas was going to make a significant impact in Detroit early on.
I expect consistency from Titus Young.
I’m thinking I can get something from the Cardinals and their running game. Their offensive line is terrible. In fact, I’m not so sure they’re not covered in crisco when they hit the field – defensive players seem to just fly right by them.
I’m looking to pick up Armanti Edwards off waivers.
I have Darren McFadden. The talent is there, but we all saw first hand the risk associated with him, yet again.
Other Rookie Notes
I love how perceptions can change based on situation. Here are two rookie running backs and their stats so far this year:
Rookie #1 = 154 attempts, 794 rushing yards, 5.2 yards per carry, seven rushing touchdowns, 20 catches, 245 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown.
Rookie #2 = 164 attempts, 793 rushing yards, 4.8 yards per carry, five rushing touchdowns, 5 catches, 20 receiving yards
One of those players is considered a sure-fire RB1 and likely top ten pick in dynasty drafts next season, while the other is seen by many as a flash in the pan. Rookie #1 is Doug Martin and rookie #2 is Alfred Morris. Look, I hate Mike Shanahan as much as the next guy, but players who are this productive don’t get benched.
Speaking of rookies, guess which rookie quarterback has the most touchdown passes so far this year? Andrew Luck? Robert Griffin III? Ryan Tannehill? Nope, it’s Russell Wilson with 13.
If you’re in an IDP league, Luke Kuechly has been amazing and is now third in the league in tackles.
In short, this was all worth mentioning because this class could go down as one of the best of the last decade.
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