The Dynasty Aftermath: Yippee Ki Yay Edition

Ken Kelly

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. As you know, this year I’m covering movies I loved growing up and tying them into fantasy football. Sometimes these are a little challenging to make work. However, this week was easy as it tied right into our MVP…

Week Six Fantasy MVP

This week’s fantasy MVP was undoubtedly Adrian Peterson, who made his Arizona debut with a surprising 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns. As you can guess, the movie theme for the week is Die Hard. Peterson proved he may just have as many lives as John McClane and owners who held on to him hoping something good would happen this season were rewarded handsomely by this resurgent effort and hopes for more of them to come. Regardless of  your “Peterson shares,” it was pretty awesome to see him doing what he does best – running over defenders. Who knows what’s going to happen moving forward (though the Cardinals are going to ride him until the wheels fall off), but as of now, Peterson has to be saying to all his doubters, “Yippee Ki Yay…” Well, you know the rest.

Week Six Fantasy LVP

I’ve been writing this column for a long time and Jonathan Stewart has long been a thorn in the side of fantasy football owners and a punchline in this article. However, this week brought something I’ve never seen (or at least recalled) in the 11-plus year history of this site – Stewart had more tackles than rushing yards this week as he posted -4 rushing yards and had a tackle on a turnover. Even for Stewart, that was amazing and very LVP worthy.

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Lineup Fun

“Welcome to the party, Pal!” – The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week

QB Kirk Cousins WAS = 330 passing yards, 26 rushing yards, three total touchdowns
RB Melvin Gordon LAC = 83 rushing yards, nine catches, 67 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Mark Ingram NO = 114 rushing yards, five catches, 36 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Le’Veon Bell PIT = 179 rushing yards, three receptions, 12 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Antonio Brown PIT = Eight catches, 155 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARI = Ten catches, 138 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Golden Tate DET = Seven catches, 96 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Rob Gronkowski NE = Six catches, 83 receiving yards, two touchdowns

“You just killed a helicopter with a Car!” – The Underdog Lineup of the Week

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick TB = 290 passing yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Adrian Peterson ARI = 134 rushing yards, two touchdowns
RB Chris Ivory JAX = Three rushing yards, nine catches, 74 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Derrick Henry TEN = 131 rushing yards, one reception, 14 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR De’Anthony Thomas KC = Three receptions, 61 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Aldrick Robinson SF = Two receptions, 66 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Jeremy Kerley NYJ = Two receptions, 42 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Dion Sims CHI = Five catches, 175 receiving yards

The Nakitomi Christmas Party Disappointing Lineup of the Week

QB Aaron Rodgers GB = 18 passing yards, one lost season
RB Jonathan Stewart CAR = -4 rushing yards
RB Mike Gillislee NE = 44 rushing yards, one lost fumble, one apparent doghouse entry
RB Marlon Mack IND = 18 rushing yards
WR Torrey Smith PHI = One catch, six receiving yards
WR Sammy Watkins LAR = One catch, 11 receiving yards
WR Chris Hogan NE =
One catch, 19 receiving yards
TE Coby Fleener NO = No catches

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I thought this was the last we’re going to hear from Aaron Jones.

I’d be worried if I was bailing completely on Frank Gore.

I’d be worried if I owned Terrelle Pryor.

I’d be worried if I jumped off a freeway bridge onto an F15. It just seems excessive.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Jerick McKinnon could be a prime contender target.

I’d be worried if I was still starting Sammy Watkins. This is insane.

I’d be worried if I was playing against Evan Engram. This is far from insane.

I’d be worried if I left an ejector seat in a plane I was blowing up in attempt to stop John McClane. That rhymes with insane.

I’d be worried if I somehow thought David Njoku isn’t going to pan out.

I’d be worried if I was ever standing in front of a running Leonard Fournette. Those ankles do concern me, though.

I’d be worried if I underestimated the greatness of Larry Fitzgerald.

I’d be worried if I lost my shoes in the middle of a skyscraper gunfight.

I’d be worried if I owned Marshawn Lynch. It’s just not clicking.

I’d be worried if I sold low on Carlos Hyde.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Chris Thompson could seriously help a contender.

I’d be worried if I had to attach a fire hose to myself because the top of a building I was on was going to explode.

I’d be worried if I still didn’t realize Orleans Darkwa could be the best back on the Giants.

I’d be worried if I’m giving up on Delanie Walker.

I’d be worried if I owned Martavis Bryant. A trade isn’t even a guarantee this is going to simply turn around.

I’d be worried if I thought turning off the lights of an airport was going to stop John McClane.

I’d be worried if I’m overreacting to the inconsistent use of Marlon Mack, Matt Breida or Wayne Gallman. They’re all still rookies.

I’d be worried if I owned Aaron Rodgers. Terrible.

I’d be worried if I’m ignoring the recent play of John Brown.

I’d be worried if I owned DeMarco Murray. The timeshare may have finally arrived.

I’d be worried if I found myself in Russia trying to protect my son from the Soviet Mafia.

I’d be worried if I owned Sam Bradford. I have a feeling this could be the end.

I’d be worried if I owned Jamison Crowder. What happened here!?!

A Look Ahead to Hot Names on the Waiver Wire

Remember, we focus on the lesser names here. There’s really no need to be telling people of your skill level to pick up players you undoubtedly have like Tarik Cohen, Marlon Mack, Allen Hurns, Wayne Gallman or Kenny Golladay already rostered.  Pay close attention because we tend to be ahead of the curve. Remember also that you need to have space for deep projects – don’t start dropping known commodities.

1.) Brett Hundley, QB GB

It certainly looks like Hundley is going to be under center for the foreseeable future. While he has no chance of being a long-term answer in Green Bay, he should get a nice audition here.

2.) CJ Beathard, QB SF

Speaking of auditions, Beathard should get his chance. The problem is the 49ers are likely going to have their choice of nearly any quarterback in what looks to be a stacked class.

3.) Dion Lewis, RB NE

As expected, the Patriots backfield is a mess. However, it seems Lewis is seeing his role grow by the week.

4.) Bennie Fowler, WR DEN

With Sanders on the shelf in the short-term, Fowler should have a realistic chance for short-term value.

Previous suggestions: Roger Lewis, Nick O’Leary, Kevin Hogan, Ricardo Louis, Bryce Treggs, Brice Butler, EJ Manuel, Aaron Jones, Eddie Lacy,Thomas Rawls, JD McKissic, Tyler Kroft, Tyler Higbee, “Smasher” from Over the Top, Jesse James, Mike Tolbert, Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington, Orleans Darkwa, Buck Allen, Tommylee Lewis, Markus Wheaton, Geronimo Allison, Keelan Cole, Mack Brown, Malcolm Brown, Alex Collins, Corey Clement, Elijah McGuire, Ryan Griffin, Devin Funchess


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