The Dynasty Aftermath: Every Man for Himself
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 nearly fifteen years and I really do 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 to start out and focus on shows that are stream-worthy out there. One of my favorite shows of all-time is The Office. After all, I’ve lived the thing for 25 years.
Let’s do this!
Week Two Fantasy MVP
There are lots of ways to go this week, but I’ll take Dalvin Cook, who looks fully healthy and ready to put together his first truly monster season. Cook carved up the Packers for 154 rushing yards and now has 265 rushing yards in his first two games this season. The Minnesota offense is clearly running through him and he’s primed for an MVP-worthy year.
Week Two Fantasy LVP
This was supposed to be a big year for OJ Howard. Instead, he has four catches for 32 yards on the season and wasn’t even targeted this week, prompting Coach Bruce Arians to call him out and say he can play better. Arians has never featured a tight end and it doesn’t look like he’s going to this year, either. Not cool, Bruce. We’re not quite to this level yet, but don’t tempt us…
The Cracklin’ Bacon for Breakfast Unbeatable Lineup of the Week
This is truly the only lineup that beats bacon off a George Foreman first thing in the morning.
QB Patrick Mahomes KC = 443 passing yards, four touchdowns
RB Dalvin Cook MIN = 154 rushing yards, three catches, 37 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Aaron Jones GB = 116 rushing yards, four catches, 34 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Austin Ekeler LAC = 66 rushing yards, six catches, 67 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Emmanuel Sanders DEN = Eleven catches, 98 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Odell Beckham Jr. CLE = Six catches, 161 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Julio Jones ATL = Five catches, 106 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Mark Andrews BAL = Eight catches, 112 receiving yards, one touchdown
The “Use the Surge of Fear and Adrenaline to Sharpen Your Decision Making” Underdog Lineup of the Week
Anyone with these players in their lineup clearly stayed calm in the face of adversity.
QB Case Keenum WAS = 221 passing yards, two touchdowns
RB Raheem Mostert SF = 83 rushing yards, three catches, 68 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Frank Gore BUF = 68 rushing yards, two catches, 15 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Peyton Barber TB = 82 rushing yards, one catch, seven receiving yards, one touchdown
WR John Ross CIN = Four catches, 112 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Deebo Samuel SF = Five catches, 87 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Devin Smith DAL = Three catches, 74 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Will Dissly SEA = Five catches, 50 receiving yards, two touchdowns
The “Do we bother resuscitating them” Disappointing Lineup of the Week
The only thing more scary than Dwight as Hannibal Lecter.
QB Mitchell Trubisky CHI = 120 passing yards
RB Ronald Jones TB = Nine rushing yards
RB Joe Mixon CIN = 17 rushing yards, three catches, ten receiving yards
RB Alvin Kamara NO = 45 rushing yards, one catch, 15 receiving yards
WR Danny Amendola DET = No catches
WR DeSean Jackson PHI = No catches
WR Alshon Jeffery = No catches
TE OJ Howard TB = No catches
I’d be worried if I owned James Conner. He’s just not going to have the season some may have wanted with Big Ben out.
I’d be worried if I owned Le’Veon Bell. The Jets are going to get him sent to the medical tent at this point.
I’d be worried if I owned Ronald Jones. That was a quick burn. I’m starting to really not like Arians.
I’d be worried if I owned Damien Williams. He’s not going to put up RB2 numbers.
I’d be worried if I was ever invited to the Dundies.
I’d be worried if I thought that wasn’t going to be the worst game of the year from Christian McCaffrey.
I’d be worried if I was playing against Austin Ekeler.
I’d be worried if I owned Josh Rosen. The Dolphins look like they’re going to have their choice of quarterbacks in the upcoming draft.
I’d be worried if I was ignoring the numbers Josh Allen puts up.
I’d be worried if I plugged in a Foreman grill by my bed.
I’d be worried if I was still holding on to Josh Doctson.
I’d be worried if I didn’t notice how good John Brown has been.
I’d be worried if I was depending on Jimmy Graham.
I’d be worried if I was invited to a dinner party at the home of Michael and Jan.
I’d be worried if I owned Ben Roethlisberger. He’s threatened to retire before this.
I’d be worried if I though TJ Hockenson was a one week wonder.
I’d be worried if I owned Devonta Freeman.
I’d be worried if I didn’t at least accept the fact there’s a chance John Ross could be for real.
I’d be worried if I owned Robert Foster.
I’d be worried if I had a heart attack anywhere near Michael Scott.
I’d be worried if I owned Kenyan Drake…or anyone on the Dolphins.
I’d be worried if I was thinking Teddy Bridgewater was the only quarterback to pick up this week. (See below)
I’d be worried if I met Mose.
I’d be worried if I wasn’t amazed at the recovery of Emmanuel Sanders.
I’d be worried if I didn’t notice just how much DK Metcalf looks the part.
I’d be worried if I wasn’t paying attention to Christian Kirk.
I’d be worried if I was counting on any Jets player other than Bell.
I’d be worried if I used post-it notes in any fashion for diversity day.
I’d be worried if I didn’t think Jacoby Brissett was at least a serviceable player.
I’d be worried if I owned Jarvis Landry. He’s had 14 targets so far but seems kind of like the odd man out.
I’d be worried if I owned Leonard Fournette. We may just need to accept the fact he’ll never be what we hoped.
I’d be worried if I was underestimating the value of Mark Andrews.
I’d be worried if I was in the middle of “Yankee Swap.”
I’d be worried if I owned Joe Mixon. Not the start we thought we’d see.
I’d be worried if I owned Cam Newton. He just doesn’t look right. At all. I’m not going to be surprised to see his career start winding down, if it hasn’t already.
I’d be worried if I wasn’t paying attention to the season so far from DJ Chark.
I’d be worried if I was playing against Lamar Jackson.
I’d be worried if I was holding on to Eli Manning.
Waiver Wire Suggestions
Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
Color me unconvinced he’s done. Be ahead of the curve here.
Jay Ajayi, RB FA
He’ll land somewhere at some point.
Mason Rudolph, QB PIT
I’m kind of going “all-in” here. I don’t believe the Steelers would trade their #1 in 2020 if they thought there was any chance of him faceplanting.
Demarcus Robinson, WR KC
I believe that’s going to be his best game. However, I could be wrong and that makes him worthy. That’s also scary.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB NO
With Drew Brees out, we may finally get to see what Teddy can do.
Taysom Hill, QB NO
If you believe you have the next Steve Young on your hands, don’t you find a way to play him if Teddy falters? I love me some sneaky Hill pickups this week.
Luke Falk, QB NYJ
I just believe any starting quarterback should be owned, though this may be testing that theory.
Kyle Allen, QB CAR
While everyone is going crazy for Will Grier, the Panthers really do like Allen.
Jeff Wilson, RB SF
I’m just thinking this backfield may be tough to manage.
Devin Smith, WR DAL
Wow, we haven’t seen that since Ohio State. We may see more with Gallup out as well.
Fun With Numbers
Joe Mixon is on pace for 216 rushing yards this season.
John Ross is on pace for 2,160 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns this season
Patrick Mahomes is on pace for 6,568 passing yards
Andy Dalton is on pace for 5,832 passing yards
Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott and Mahomes are on pace for 56 touchdown passes each
Dalvin Cook is on pace for 2,120 rushing yards this year
Carlos Hyde is on pace for nearly 1,400 rushing yards this season. Uhh, what?
Marlon Mack is on pace for 1,800 rushing yards, and also on pace for a whopping 360 carries
Marquise Brown is on pace for 1,864 receiving yards on 19.4 yards per catch
Le’Veon Bell is on pace to be injured. It would be a relief.
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