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. Expect it each and every week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
I’ve written this column for the past decade and I forget how much I truly enjoy it. I love combing through the stats of the week, putting together ridiculous lineups, finding waiver wire gems, picking MVPs/LVPs and discussing things to worry about.
That’s not all.
I also really love sharing little bits of my life with the community of DLF and picking a theme for this column each week. This year, I’ve decided to focus on movies or TV shows I love. I grew up in the 80s and to me, it’s the golden age of entertainment, loaded with cult classics – expect to get your fill of them this season.
We start the year off with one of my favorite movies of all-time: The Goonies. I grew up not far from Astoria, Oregon and remember the excitement when the movie came out. It certainly didn’t disappoint, either. In fact, one of my favorite moments as a Dad was talking my kids to see the original “Goonie House” before it was closed to the public not too long ago.
Not only do I love the movie, it’s fitting for week one. After all, we all feel like we have a map to dynasty league treasure and are each on a long quest to “get the loot.” That, in itself, is “good enough for me.”
Week One Fantasy MVP
Hello, Kareem Hunt. When you set the NFL record for yards from scrimmage for a player in their first game, you likely win the best prize – a mention in this article! Hunt was phenomenal in the Chiefs’ surprise win against New England as he posted 148 rushing yards, 98 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns. Hunt was already creeping up into the top five or six on rookie draft boards and all the hype was justified in one night. While we need to see more to ensure this wasn’t a total anomaly, Hunt looked great and when you add him to the other rookies in this class, it has the look of one of the best crops of rookies we’ve seen in quite some time. Andy Reid can work some fantasy magic with running backs and Hunt might just be the back you need to win you your league. “$100 dollar bill! $100 dollar bill!”
Week One Fantasy LVP
It would be easy to pick Allen Robinson here but it’s also not quite fair since he tore his ACL on his first catch of the season. I could also mention David Johnson as he’s gone down, too. Instead, we’ll focus on Le’Veon Bell who made his triumphant return and promptly posted 32 rushing yards, three catches and 15 receiving yards, good for a whopping 7.7 points in most PPR leagues. That anemic point production was less than the likes of Kerwynn Williams, Charcandrick West, James White, Marlon Mack, Mike Tolbert, Shane Vereen, Chris Thompson, Mike Gillislee or Tarik Cohen posted this week. It’s just one game and likely his worst of the year, so there’s no need to panic. Still, that was a bitter pill to swallow for teams counting on a vintage Bell performance.
Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK
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