The Dynasty Aftermath: Week Nine

Ken Kelly


Editor’s Note: With no real waiver wire additions of note this week, we’re running this a couple of days later this week. Had there been anything pressing, we would have had it up as normal on Tuesday morning. In an ironic twist, it actually works because we have a late add to that section. Look for it in its regular time slot next week on Tuesday or Wednesday, though!

Welcome to DLF’s Dynasty Aftermath. This staple article 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.

I’m not a big fan of western movies, save two – Tombstone and one to be mentioned next week (spoiler alert).  Since the weekly aftermath is basically my forum for basically just sharing stuff I really like, I’ll take advantage of the opportunity this week to remind our readers of one of the best movies from the 90s. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve missed out. If you have, take a coin and flip it down your fingers as you read this week’s version.

Week Nine Fantasy MVP

When you have two carries for 22 yards, it’s not much to write home about. However, when you add in 17 catches for 284 yards in a single game, that’s worth a bit of a mention. It’s pure insanity, but Antonio Brown put up those ridiculous numbers last week. To put that into perspective for you, his one-game receiving yardage total is more than Coby Fleener, Tyler Lockett, Roddy White, Richard Rodgers, Percy Harvin, Justin Hunter, DeMarco Murray, Brandon Coleman, Andrew Hawkins, Riley Cooper and CJ Spiller have on the season. In fact, Andre Johnson has just 288 on the year, or FOUR more yards than Brown had in week nine alone.  “Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.”

Week Nine Fantasy LVP

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I try to not hammer on guys too often in this column because there’s usually enough poor performances to pick someone new each week. Unfortunately, this just can’t happen this week because Eddie Lacy (a first round selection in dynasty leagues and possibly the 1.01 in some non-PPR leagues) actually put up fewer points than you did this week as he ran for just ten yards on five carries and lost a fumble. Yep, he put up negative points in many leagues.

After losing the starting job to James Starks this week, one has to seriously wonder what his future in dynasty leagues really looks like. He’s a better player than this and we’ve seen him be a great producer, but you have to really think long and hard about his value now. The Packers don’t look poised to lock him up long-term and it’s hard to see him having the same type of value he once had outside of Green Bay. This is going to be a really riveting story to watch and the epitome of what makes dynasty leagues so fun…as long as you’re not a Lacy owner. “I’m now starting James Starks and hell’s coming with me!”

Lineup Fun

The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week
“I’m your Huckleberry.”

QB Aaron Rodgers GB = 369 passing yards, four touchdowns, one interception
RB DeAngelo Williams PIT = 170 rushing yards, two catches, 55 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Lamar Miller MIA = 44 rushing yards, seven catches, 97 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB DeMarco Murray DAL = 83 rushing yards, six catches, 78 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Antonio Brown PIT = 17 catches, 284 receiving yards, 22 rushing yards
WR Alshon Jeffery CHI  = 10 catches, 151 receiving yards
WR Julio Jones ATL = 10 catches, 137 receiving yards
TE Tyler Eifert CIN = Seven catches, 95 receiving yards, two touchdowns

The Underdog Lineup of the Week
“This owner is down by the creek. Walking on water.”

QB Marcus Mariota TEN = 371 passing yards, four touchdowns
RB Jeremy Langford CHI = 72 rushing yards, three catches, 70 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB James Starks GB = 39 rushing yards, six catches, 83 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Karlos Williams BUF = 110 rushing yards, two touchdowns
WR Cole Beasley DAL = Nine catches, 112 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Michael Crabtree OAK  = Seven catches, 108 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Sammy Watkins BUF = 8 catches, 168 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Delanie Walker TEN = Seven catches, 95 receiving yards, two touchdowns

The Disappointing Lineup of the Week
“Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckonin’.”

QB Eli Manning NYG = 213 passing yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Eddie Lacy GB = 10 rushing yards, one lost fumble
RB Ronnie Hillman DEN = One rushing yard
RB CJ Spiller NO = Eight rushing yards, one catches, two receiving yards
WR Mike Wallace MIN = One catches, four receiving yards
WR Travis Benjamin CLE  = Three catches, 22 receiving yards
WR AJ Green CIN = Four catches, 53 receiving yards
TE Vernon Davis DEN = No catches

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I didn’t jump on the Jeremy Langford train before it hit the rest of the community this week.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t attempting like crazy to either deal for (if I’m a contender) or trade away (if I’m not) DeAngelo Williams.

I’d be worried if I was counting on Matt Ryan. He’s been really disappointing.

I’d be worried if I still had high hopes Percy Harvin. Did Doc Holliday sell you something?

I’d be worried if I was playing against the Red Rifle, Andy Dalton. You had to figure I’d work rifle in this week, right?

I’d be worried if I was expecting consistency from Marcus Mariota.

I’d be worried if I was worried about AJ Green.

I’d be worried if I had given up on Jay Ajayi, even with the great year from Lamar Miller.

I’d be worried if I thought I had this Denver running game figured out.

Ditto on Cincinnati.

I’d be worried if I had Eddie Lacy. Obvious, but it’s like he’s wearing a red sash and the defense has only one objective – stop him.

I’d be worried if I didn’t want a Tombstone pizza right now.

I’d be worried if I still underestimated the power of Danny Woodhead.

I’d be worried if I was counting on Antonio Andrews down the stretch.

I’d be worried if I didn’t believe Michael Crabtree could be a real asset.

I’d be worried if I was expecting much early on here from Vernon Davis.

I’d be worried if I had Dion Lewis.

I’d be more worried if I thought I knew what the Pats would do next.

I’d be worried if I had Andrew Luck. Not seriously…but a little.

I’d be worried if I thought I could all of a sudden start Owen Daniels.

I’d be worried if I was playing against Alshon Jeffery.

I’d be worried if I didn’t accept the fact Allen Hurns is good.

I’d be worried if I had any Washington running back.

I’d be worried if I was even thinking of playing Blaine Gabbert. Ever.

I’d be worried if I had Colin Kaepernick. “It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear.”

I’d be worried if I had LeSean McCoy. Karlos Williams continues to earn time.

A Look Ahead to Hot Names on the Free Agency Market

Remember, we focus on the lesser names here who we haven’t mentioned much this season. Frankly, you’re too smart for us to mention. Be sure to pay close attention because we tend to be ahead of the curve.

1.) Glenn Winston, RB CLE

A late addition to the list this week, Winston has flashed at times the past couple of years and the Browns seem poised to give him a shot after releasing Robert Turbin. I’ve only been chasing the Browns running back position since Western movies were in black and white, so why stop now?

2.) Shaun Draughn, RB SF

I look at Draughn this way – if I have a team that’s contending and my biggest opponent is stacked and receiver and really have no good running backs, I’d pick him up as a defensive move. However, realistically expecting anything consistent from him would seem crazy. Still, it looks like he’s a starter.

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