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 twelve 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 Fourteen Fantasy MVP
How about the strange season we’ve seen from Cam Newton? For those owners who bought low a month or so ago, they’ve been rewarded greatly as Newton has accounted for 11 touchdowns and no turnovers over the past month. His week fourteen performance was fantastic as he threw for 287 yards, ran for another 116 and had three total touchdowns. There are still maturity and leadership issues with Newton, but he’s starting to put up numbers like he did last season, so the critics will be silenced, at least for now.
Week Thirteen Fantasy LVP
Over the past two weeks, Bryce Brown tore up the league to the tune of 347 rushing yards and four touchdowns. As a result, many owners were leaning on Brown this week as a key member of their lineup during the opening round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, the pin hit the balloon this week as Brown rushed for just six yards on 12 carries and added just six receiving yards on two catches. That performance likely knocked out some teams from contention and just goes to show nobody can stay that hot for that long. Well, unless you’re Adrian Peterson, I guess.
Lineup Fun The virtually unbeatable lineup of the week…
QB Cam Newton CAR = 287 passing yards, 116 rushing yards, three total touchdowns
RB David Wilson NYG = 100 rushing yards, two touchdown, one kickoff return touchdown, 327 all-purpose yards
RB Adrian Peterson MIN =154 rushing yards, two touchdowns
RB Marshawn Lynch SEA = 128 rushing yards, three touchdowns
WR Brandon Marshall CHI = 10 receptions, 160 yards, one touchdown
WR Mike Wallace PIT = Seven receptions, 112 yards, two touchdowns
WR Danario Alexander SD = Seven receptions, 88 yards, two touchdowns
TE Aaron Hernandez NE = Eight receptions, 58 yards, two touchdowns
The dominant underdog lineup of the week…
QB Nick Foles PHI = 381 passing yards, 27 rushing yards, three total touchdowns
RB DeAngelo Williams CAR = 56 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards, two catches, one touchdown
RB Montell Owens JAX = 91 rushing yards, 11 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Robert Turbin SEA = 108 rushing yards
WR Brandon Lloyd NE = Seven receptions, 89 receiving yards, one touchdown, one fumble recovered for a touchdown
WR Jason Avant PHI = Seven receptions, 133 receiving yards
WR Michael Spurlock SD = Seven receptions, 64 receiving yards
TE Clay Harbor PHI = Six receptions, 52 receiving yards, one touchdown
The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…
QB Russell Wilson SEA = 148 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception in a 58-0 win
RB Chris Wells ARI = Six carries, 18 rushing yards
RB Bryce Brown PHI = 12 carries, six rushing yards, two catches, six receiving yards
RB CJ Spiller BUF = 37 rushing yards, one catch, 15 receiving yards
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARI = One catch, two receiving yards
WR Golden Tate SEA = Two catches, six receiving yards
WR Lance Moore NO = One reception, 26 receiving yards
TE Kyle Rudolph MIN = No catches
I’d be worried if…
I’m getting too high or too low after Bryce Brown’s performance this week. His value was never as high as many perceived after his first two starts and it’s not as low as some may think today. He’s likely doing enough to become a nice change of pace back and valuable handcuff to LeSean McCoy – don’t get caught expecting any more or less at this point.
I own Ryan Mathews. He’s almost getting to the point where you can’t play him after his 65 yard performance on 25 carries this week. We’re going into week 15 and he’s still looking for his first 100 yard game of the season.
I need Larry Fitzgerald for anything this season. The Cardinals quarterback situation is one of the worst we’ve ever seen. The problem is their offensive line may actually be worse.
I own Rashard Mendenhall. He’s becoming a regular visitor to the “healthy scratch” list on Sundays.
I’m leaning on Denarius Moore. With all the drops and lapses in concentration, he’s starting to lose some valuable snaps to Rod Streater.
The three game touchdown drought from AJ Green is even making me a little bit concerned.
I have CJ Spiller and need him the rest of the season. With Fred Jackson out, you’d think Spiller would get a huge workload at the most important time. The way the Bills have been doing things, they’ll probably move him back to kickoffs and have Ryan Fitzpatrick run a bunch of quarterback draws.
I’m having any doubts that Randall Cobb is a legitimate WR1 next season.
I’m playing Adrian Peterson in any type of championship game.
I’m still benching Danario Alexander and saying, “Yeah, but he can’t do it again.”
I’m expecting any type of consistency from Torrey Smith. There just aren’t too many players more streaky than Smith.
I own Jake Locker. He’s only completing 50% of his throws since coming back and has just three touchdowns compared to nine turnovers the past three weeks.
I’m expecting MJD to see the field again this year. At this point, it would just hurt the Jags draft pick.
I gave up on Mike Wallace. Was anyone more happy to see Big Ben back this week?
I expect a game like that from Brandon Lloyd again.
You’re waiting to drop Mark Sanchez.
I own Dez Bryant. This is not the time for him to get injured. Not only are we right in the stretch run here, he’s finally emerging as a true WR1.
Have a great week everyone!
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