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.
I’ve written this column for over a decade and I always 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’m going off the rails a bit. I’m not just exclusively choosing movies or TV shows and sticking with them. I’m simply picking something relevant, wacky or whatever may come into my mind each given week. My hope is each week will at least be interesting in some way and hopefully make you laugh a few times along the way.
I’ve always been a bit of a gamer. If you’ve read this column for any amount of time, you know I spent many hours indoors all Summer when I was kid due to some really wicked allergies. In that time, I grew to love Super Mario Bros., Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out and so many more NES games. I don’t have time to play console games because of all my other responsibilities these days. However, I’ve somehow found a new obsession that has taken over my life.
To put it in simple terms, Gardenscapes is a “Match Three” app that promises to give you fun times as you solve puzzles and re-create a garden. It’s something to pass the time on a car ride or as you sit around the house. Instead, this app actually consumes your life, takes up any element of free time you have, frustrates you to all-end and could even have you considering taking out a second mortgage for just one more power-up. In the middle of an Email downloading? Yep, there’s time for a round! Stopped at a long light? At least two moves. Need to pee? Sit down and get a round in. Yep, I’m not kidding.
After my kids showed me this app two years ago, I currently sit at level 2,488. Realistically, I haven’t spent more than maybe $10 in that time but I’ve thought about spending much more and am not sure if I need to be proud or embarrassed by my accomplishments. The scary thing is I have no idea how I’m going to react if and when I get to the end. I think I’ll feel like Kramer when the Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant closes.
Try it if you want, but this thing is like crack for your phone.
Week Five Fantasy MVP
I could give this award to Todd Gurley just about every week at this point. The award could also go to James Conner or OBJ this week as well. Instead, I’ll go with a player who was a true difference maker this week if he was inserted into lineups – Eric Ebron of the Indianapolis Colts. Ebron erupted for nine catches, 105 receiving yards and two scores. Ebron has always had tremendous potential and this year seems to be a bit of a coming out party for him.
Week Five Fantasy LVP
After averaging over 34 PPR fantasy points per game over the first month of the season, Alvin Kamara came back to earth with a huge thud as he posted just 24 rushing yards, three catches and 15 scoreless receiving yards. The return of Mark Ingram obviously caused a massive shift in workload that has to concern his owners. However, it’s not time to panic. While Kamara may not be the fantasy dynamo we saw the first few games, he’ll still find game scripts more geared to him and the expectation is that while he lost a ton of work to Ingram, that was mostly due to the Saints wanting to get Ingram back in shape and give Kamara some rest. Things should even out over the next few weeks.
Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK
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