The Dynasty Aftermath: Week Eleven

Ken Kelly


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 Eleven Fantasy MVP

I’m tempted to put Jonas Gray in this spot this week (after all, he did rush for 199 yards and four touchdowns), but how many people actually had him in their lineups this week?  If you did, you’re either clairvoyant, trying to lose or really had a tough bye week.

Instead, I’m going with a rookie who is quickly emerging as one of the top options in all of fantasy football and that’s none other than Mike Evans of Tampa Bay. After posting sevven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns this week, Evans now has a grand total of 21 catches, 458 yards and five scores over the past three weeks, cementing himself as a bona fide WR1 for years to come.

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Week Eleven Fantasy LVP

Pierre Garcon has officially hit rock bottom. It’s clear this offense doesn’t suit him and he belongs on fantasy benches for the foreseeable future after a dismal one catch for six yards. What’s worse is he was targeted only twice. He was expected to drop off a bit this year, but this is ridiculous.

Lineup Fun

The unbeatable lineup of the week…

QB Aaron Rodgers GB = 341 passing yards, 32 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Jamaal Charles KC = 159 rushing yards, two catches, 19 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Eddie Lacy GB = 69 rushing yards, three catches, 45 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Le’Veon Bell PIT = 204 rushing yards, two catches, 18 receiving yards
WR Mike Evans TB = Seven catches209 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Alshon Jeffery CHI = Eleven catches, 135 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Brandon Marshall CHI = Seven catches, 90 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Rob Gronkowski NE = Four catches, 71 receiving yards, one touchdown

The dominant underdog lineup of the week…

QB Drew Stanton ARI  = 306 passing yards, -4 rushing yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Jonas Gray NE = 199 rushing yards, four touchdowns
RB Bryce Brown BUF = 14 rushing yards, seven catches, 57 receiving yards
RB Alfred Blue HOU = 156 rushing yards
WR Kenny Britt STL = Four catches, 128 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Andrew Hawkins CLE = Six catches, 97 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Michael Floyd ARI = Two catches, 54 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Coby Fleener IND = Seven catches, 144 receiving yards

The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…

QB Matt Stafford DET = 183 passing yards, one interception
RB Terrance West CLE = 12 rushing yards
RB Bobby Rainey TB =Four rushing yards
RB Ahmad Bradshaw IND = Four rushing yards, four catches, seven receiving yards, one broken bone
WR Pierre Garcon WAS = One catch, six receiving yards
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARI = Two catches, 33 receiving yards
WR TY Hilton IND = Three catches, 24 receiving yards
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB = One catch, seven receiving yards

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I was counting on Brandin Cooks for the stretch run.

I’d be worried if I needed consistency from LeSean McCoy.

I’d be worried if I was playing against any Green Bay Packers.

I’d be worried if I didn’t sell Ahmad Bradshaw when I could have.

I’d be worried if I had any running back from Oakland outside of Latavius Murray.

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

I’d be worried if I was suddenly concerned after off days from Martavis Bryant or ASJ.

I’d be worried if I built my team around Doug Martin or Zac Stacy.

I’d be worried if I owned Arian Foster. Again, soft tissue injuries are tricky.

I’d be worried if I was still starting Cordarrelle Patterson.

I’d be worried if I thought Michael Floyd was somehow out of the woods.

I’d be worried if I thought Kyle Rudolph was suddenly going to be a TE1 this week.

I’d be worried if I owned Julius Thomas. It doesn’t look bad, but he does get dinged up a bit.

I’d be worried if I thought Jonas Gray was suddenly a top option.  If you haven’t learned by now, you never will.

I’d be worried if I thought I knew what Ben Roethlisberger was going to do each week

I’d be worried if my trade deadline is coming up and I don’t have a plan on being a buyer or a seller.

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

Remember, we focus on the lesser names here who we haven’t mentioned much. While other columns are likely digging for Jonas Gray and Dan Herron, we mentioned them weeks ago (see below). We won’t cover rising mainstream players (Latavius Murray) who should already be rostered, either.

1. Antonio Andrews, RB TEN

Bishop Sankey is getting his chance to show he can become a featured runner. Chances are he ends the season as the workhorse for Tennessee. However, if he were to regress or get hurt, my money is on the Titans turning to Andrews instead of Shonn Greene. Yes, it’s a total shot in the dark, but names like this are why you follow DLF.

2. Marcedes Lewis, TE JAX

Just in case you need a mediocre tight end destined to break your heart if you actually insert him into your lineup.

3. Kapri Bibbs, RB DEN

The Broncos are running out of healthy running backs and they liked Bibbs enough to elevate him from the practice squad when Buffalo wanted to sign him. He, like Andrews above, is a total long shot, but you’d look really cool if you had him on your roster and he actually broke out.  If he doesn’t, just drop him and pretend it never happened.

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, Logan Thomas, Drew Stanton, Josh McCown.

Crazy Stats of the Week

Jonas Gray had four rushing touchdowns on Sunday Night – the rest of the league’s running backs combined for only four rushing touchdowns this week.

Gray and Alfred Blue also combined for 74 carries this weekend – that’s more than Zac Stacy, Shane Vereen, CJ Spiller, Toby Gerhart, Montee Ball, Reggie Bush, Ryan Mathews, Shonn Greene or Doug Martin each have this entire season.

My Game Headline of the Week

This is a new section because I like to be punny.  “Berger King: Roethlisberger outduels Mettenberger in a whopper of a game.”

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


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