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 used to love The Brady Bunch and one of my favorite episodes is where Peter hits puberty and his voice goes through changes. If you’ve somehow missed that one, watch below.
So, when coming across this episode this week, I thought of something important this week. If you’re team is constantly in the middle of the pack and you don’t seem to be making any headway each season, it’s time to change. Fantasy footballers tend to be really bullheaded and sometimes a change in strategy can be good for a variety of reasons, including making the game fun again.
Finishing in the middle of the pack is really no fun. You don’t get a premium rookie draft pick and you also don’t get to compete for a title. If you’re in this boat year after year, it may be time to look at stockpiling draft picks, loading up on veterans or just simply mixing up your roster. Change isn’t always a bad thing in dynasty leagues. While your voice may be stable, your strategy might need some work.
On to the week that was.
Week Thirteen Fantasy MVP
If you have Travis Kelce or Zach Ertz this year, chances are you’re squarely in the playoff hunt or have already qualified. Kelce is this week’s MVP after he posted 12 catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns. The positional advantage these two in particular are giving owners is enormous. Enjoy the ride.
Week Thirteen Fantasy LVP
One catch, seven yards and a season ending injury were not what owners of AJ Green were hoping for this week. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what they got. Green’s season will end and he should be ready for next year. However, he’s not going to help anyone in the playoffs this year and that’s a true bummer.
Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK