The Dynasty Aftermath: Week Ten

Ken Kelly

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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.  This week again featured some monster performances, but one left us nearly speechless.

Let’s take a look back at the week that was!


Week Ten Fantasy MVP

Ben Roethlisberger had an amazing two week streak that saw him throw for six touchdowns in consecutive games. Everyone was pretty impressed, well except for Aaron Rodgers apparently. Rodgers absolutely torched the Chicago Bears to the tune of six touchdown passes of his own in one half this week.

Rodgers carried his owners as it was pretty tough to have lost with him in their lineups. What’s amazing is he could have actually had a better day than his 315 yard, six touchdown performance had the Bears done absolutely anything to keep the game close for more than a half.

Crazy.

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Week Ten Fantasy LVP

After four stellar weeks, Ronnie Hillman fell victim to injury and now John Fox and his unpredictability at the running back position. After seemingly taking hold of the starting job, Hillman had just 13 rushing yards, two catches and nine receiving yards in a tasty matchup against Oakland. To make matters worse, he sprained his foot and will miss some time. A week ago, Hillman was looking like a low-end RB1 for the stretch run, but now he (like Montee Ball before him) won’t have any guarantees when it comes to playing time upon his retunr. Fox is now saying he’s going to “ride the hot hand” and that’s bad news for the owners of anyone in the Denver running back stable. Stable. Broncos. See what I did there.


Lineup Fun

The unbeatable lineup of the week…

QB Aaron Rodgers GB = 315 passing yards, six touchdowns, 11 Bears players left with serious self-esteem issues
RB Marshawn Lynch SEA = 140 rushing yards, one catch, 23 receiving yards, four touchdowns
RB Justin Forsett BAL = 112 rushing yards, two touchdowns
RB Jamaal Charles KC = 98 rushing yards, three catches, 20 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Dez Bryant DAL = Six catches, 158 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Jordy Nelson GB = Six catches, 152 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Mike Evans TB = Seven catches, 125 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Jimmy Graham NO = Ten catches, 76 receiving yards, two touchdowns

The dominant underdog lineup of the week…

QB Josh McCown TB  = 301 passing yards, 39 rushing yards, two touchdowns, two INTs
RB CJ Anderson DEN =
90 rushing yards, four catches, 73 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Steven Jackson ATL = 81 rushing yards, two catches, 14 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Benny Cunningham STL =
12 rushing yards, four catches, 16 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Martavis Bryant PIT =
Four catches, 143 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Preston Parker NYG =
Seven catches, 79 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR John Brown ARI =
Five catches, 73 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Andrew Quarless GB =
Two catches, ten receiving yards, one touchdown

The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…

QB Andy Dalton CIN = 86 passing yards, three interceptions
RB Lamar Miller MIA = Ten rushing yards, one catch, -4 receiving yards
RB Reggie Bush DET = 20 rushing yards, one catch, five receiving yards
RB Ronnie Hillman DEN = 13 rushing yards, two catches, nine receiving yards, one foot injury
WR Andre Holmes OAK = No catches
WR Michael Floyd ARI = One catch, 11 receiving yards (though it’s debatable if this is even unexpected at this point)
WR AJ Green CIN = Three catches, 23 receiving yards
TE Travis Kelce KC = Two catches, 19 receiving yards


Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I was counting on Steve Smith. After a blistering start, he’s really fallen back to earth.

I’d be worried if I needed consistent production from any Oakland wide receiver.

I’d be worried if I owned Michael Floyd in my dynasty league. This is just crazy.

I’d be worried if I didn’t pick up Mychal Rivera when I had the chance.

I’d be worried if I owned Doug Martin. The muscle hamster is looking bust-like.

I’d be worried if I owned Gio Bernard. Jeremy Hill has earned himself some time.

I’d be worried if I was counting on Marques Colston.

I’d be worried if I owned Allen Robinson. He’s looked great, but receivers and foot injuries don’t go well together.

I’d be worried if I haven’t noticed just how good Jarvis Landry could be in a PPR league.

I’d be worried if I expected Devonta Freeman to emerge this season. The Falcons are just going to ride Steven Jackson into the ground.

I’d be worried if I thought I had this whole Browns running back thing figured out.

Ditto on the Broncos.

I’d be worried if I was expecting consistency from Larry Donnell.

I’d be worried if I owned Russell Wilson. The passing yards are just not coming and he’s taking some hits.

I’d be worried if I owned Cam Newton. Wilson may be taking hits, but Newton is taking punishment.

I’d be worried if I owned Carson Palmer. One of the great warriors of the past decade is now going to need to deal with yet another significant injury.

I’d be worried if I thought Jordan Matthews was suddenly going to overtake Jeremy Maclin.

I’d be worried if I owned Nick Foles. You can’t suddenly say Mark Sanchez is the future just yet, but you can say that’s better than Foles looked all season.

I’d be worried if I had Justin Hunter. It’s not like he’s not getting playing time and that’s scary.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t trying to actively move Jonathan Stewart.

I’d be worried if I owned Jordan Cameron. It’s starting to get concerning.

I’d be worried if I had LeSean McCoy as my RB1. He’s not producing, but the Eagles are still winning. Not good.

I’d be worried if I thought Anquan Boldin was done.

I’d be worried if I had Vernon Davis. What is going on?

A Look Ahead to Hot Names on the Week Eleven Waiver Wire

Remember, we focus on the lesser names here who we haven’t mentioned much this season, that’s why you won’t find someone like CJ Anderson or Preston Parker.

1.) Logan Thomas, QB ARI

Drew Stanton will undoubtedly take the helm after Carson Palmer’s injury, but Thomas is really intriguing. With Palmer’s future cloudy, it’s time to pounce on Thomas as a roster stash and possibly future asset.

2.) Drew Stanton, QB ARI

Stanton has proven to have NFL talent, but he’s not overly dynamic in any way. Regardless, he should be given a nice chance playing with a great defense. You could do worse for a spot starter.

3.) Josh McCown, QB TB

Here’s another veteran who could put up some points for you. He’s not looking like the future in Tampa, but this is a team forced to throw a ton as they play from behind. Much like Stanton, he’s a player who could fill in if you’re in a pinch.

Previous suggestions: Justin Forsett, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Bobby Rainey, Anthony Dixon, Case Keenum, Alfred Blue, Knile Davis, Donald Brown, Khiry Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Jarvis Landry, Aaron Dobson, Niles Paul, Damien Williams, Austin Davis, Zach Mettenberger, Joe Banyard, Silas Redd, DeAndre Levy, Mike Glennon, Joe McKnight, Philly Brown, Rhett Ellison, Jerick McKinnon, Darrin Reaves, Branden Oliver, Jarius Wright, Louis Murphy, Kyle Orton, Juwan Thompson, Tim Wright, George Winn, Robert Herron, Adam Thielen, James White, Chris Hogan, Preston Parker, Jonas Gray, Colt McCoy, Bryce Brown, Marion Grice, Ryan Mallett, Charles Sims, Brandon Weeden, Kamar Aiken, Michael Vick, Dan “Boom” Herron, Mark Sanchez, Chase Ford, Matt Simms, Ryan Williams.

See you next week for the next edition of the Dynasty Aftermath. You can follow Ken on twitter @DLF_KenK.

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