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 fifteen years and I really do enjoy it. I love combing through the stats of the week, putting together ridiculous lineups, 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. You really never know what you’re going to get. In fact, I’ll reserve the right to change my theme ideas if something cool happens like my friend peeing their pants at the Goodwill. If you missed one this year, click below:
Week One: The time I ordered The Peloton
Week Two: The time I went Vegan
Week Three: The time I went snowboarding without a Sherpa
Week Four: The time I found my Lack of Mystical Kung-Fu Powers
Week Five: The time my Mom thought she was going to prison for Bootlegging
Week Six: The time my Cousin’s friend turned into Lee Harvey Oswald
Week Seven: The Time I turned into Ben Matlock in Juvenile Court
Week Eight: Election Day
Week Nine: A Tribute to Alex Trebek
Week Ten: The time my Cousin got his Head stuck at the Bowling Alley
I wanted to post this on Thanksgiving this week because I wanted to change things up a bit and focus on things I’m thankful for instead of the typical gut checks section. In addition, I’d like to thank two different groups of people.
Thanks to everyone here at Team DLF for all you do. Whether it’s writing articles, ranking players, taking care of our forum, developing our offerings, editing our content or helping run the site, you are all so very appreciated. We’ve gone from a team of three to a team of over 70 and couldn’t do this without the help of all of you. Much love to you on this Thanksgiving Day.
When we started DLF in 2006, we simply never imagined we’d have the ability to offer this much and that’s thanks in no small part to all of those who support us by subscribing, reading, or posting in our forum. Our community is special to us and many of you have been with us all along the way.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Let’s do it…
Week Eleven Fantasy MVP
It’s hard to believe what Keenan Allen has done over the past month or so. With 16 catches on 19 targets for 145 yards and a touchdown last week, Allen continues to cement himself as a top five player for the stretch run. He’s currently the WR3 and while he has a long way to go in order to catch Davante Adams, Allen has been tremendous since Justin Herbert took over. With 62 targets over the past five weeks, there are few players you’d rather have in your lineup at the moment.
Week Eleven Fantasy LVP
After posting a monster 192-yard game in week ten, Ronald Jones had just 24 yards on ten carries this week. The Tampa Bay offense has been incredibly tough to predict and this week was a big-time letdown for Jones as he failed to capitlize on last week’s great effort. With an unpredictable usage rate and Leonard Fournette in the fold, Jones represents a major dice roll each and every week. This week, he crapped out.
The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week
QB Deshaun Watson HOU = 344 passing yards, 36 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Dalvin Cook MIN = 115 rushing yards, five catches, 45 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC = 69 rushing yards, one catch, eight receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Derrick Henry TEN = 133 rushing yards, one touchdown
WR Keenan Allen LAC = 16 catches, 145 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Adam Thielen MIN = Eight catches, 123 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Robert Woods LAR = 12 catches, 130 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Travis Kelce KC = Eight catches, 127 receiving yards, one touchdown
The Underdog Lineup of the Week
QB Jared Goff LAR = 376 passing yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Chase Edmonds ARI = 13 rushing yards, four catches, 36 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB JK Dobbins BAL = 70 rushing yards, two catches, 15 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Carlos Hyde SEA = 79 rushing yards, two catches, 16 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Damiere Byrd NE = Six catches, 132 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Nelson Agholor LV = Six catches, 88 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Tim Patrick DEN = Five catches, 118 receiving yards
TE Dalton Schultz DAL = Four catches, 27 receiving yards, one touchdown
The Disappointing Lineup of the Week
QB Matt Ryan ATL = 232 passing yards, two interceptions
RB Mark Ingram BAL = Two rushing yards
RB Adrian Peterson DET = 18 rushing yards
RB Ronald Jones TB = 24 rushing yards
WR Travis Fulgham PHI = One catch, eight receiving yards
WR Jamison Crowder NYJ = One catch, 16 receiving yards
WR Henry Ruggs LV = One catch, 12 receiving yards
TE Hayden Hurst ATL = No catches
Things I’m Thankful For in Dynasty Leagues
I’d be thankful if someone in my league burned all their waiver wire funds on D’Ernest Johnson.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t bail on Corey Davis.
I’d be thankful if I had Alvin Kamara.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t give up on Mark Andrews.
I’d be thankful if I moved Melvin Gordon this week.
I’d be thankful if I hadn’t paid too much for Kenyan Drake this off-season.
I’d be thankful if I rolled the dice on Nelson Agholor.
I’d be thankful if I had Aaron Jones handcuffed.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t have Julio Jones‘ hamstrings.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t have Bryce Love‘s knee.
I’d be thankful if I held on to Jakobi Meyers.
I’d be thankful if I had moved on from James Conner when the price was right.
I’d be thankful if I took Justin Herbert in the later rounds of my rookie draft.
I’d be thankful if I kept the faith in Cooper Kupp.
I’d be thankful if accepted the fact Kalen Ballage is somehow relevant. He’s kind of like my hero at this point.
I’d be thankful if I hadn’t read too much into the demise of Aaron Rodgers.
I’d be thankful if I sold high on JuJu Smith-Schuster.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t buy too high on Lamar Jackson.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t give up on Eric Ebron.
I’d be thankful if I owned Davante Adams.
I’d be thankful if I pounced on Salvon Ahmed.
I’d be thankful if I hadn’t thrown in the towel on Brandin Cooks.
I’d be thankful if I drafted CeeDee Lamb.
I’d be thankful if I’ve been able to watch the greatness of Larry Fitzgerald on and off the field.
I’d be thankful if I drafted Antonio Gibson.
I’d be thankful if I moved on from Todd Gurley.
I’d be thankful if I was still in contention and owned Michael Thomas.
I’d be thankful if I had Kyler Murray. You’re set for a long time.
I’d be thankful if I held tight to Diontae Johnson.
Ditto on Curtis Samuel.
I’d be thankful if I didn’t need to rely on any Bengals the rest of the way.
I’d be thankful if I scooped up JD McKissic.
…and most importantly. I’d be thankful if I had the ability to be around my family today safe and sound to watch players who inspire us like Alex Smith.
The top scoring rookies through week Eleven
I’m adding the scoring change from week-to-week so you can see how each performance is affecting their averages – this could help you in determining any buy or sell opportunities.
1.) Justin Herbert QB LAC = 28.18 (+0.40)
2.) Joe Burrow QB CIN = 21.37 22.04 (-0.67)
3.) Tua Tagovailoa QB MIA = 16.17 (-3.85)
4.) James Robinson RB JAX = 17.61 (-0.69)
5.) Chase Claypool WR PIT = 15.76 (+0.02)
6.) Justin Jefferson WR MIN = 15.58 (+0.22)
7.) Antonio Gibson RB WAS = 14.95 (+0.27)
8.) Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB KC = 14.77 (+0.66)
9.) Brandon Aiyuk WR SF = 14.56 (No change)
10.) D’Andre Swift RB DET = 14.18 (No change)
11.) CeeDee Lamb WR DAL = 14.14 (+0.27)
12.) Jake Luton QB JAX = 13.50 (-4.98)
13.) Tee Higgins WR CIN = 13.27 (+0.85)
14.) Jonathan Taylor RB IND = 12.45 (+0.33)
15.) Jerry Jeudy WR DEN = 10.79 (-0.45)
16.) Salvon Ahmed RB MIA = 10.73 9.90 (+0.83)
17.) Laviska Shenault WR JAX = 9.23 (No change)
18.) Jalen Reagor WR PHI = 9.14 (+0.01)
19.) Zack Moss RB BUF = 8.92 (No change)
20.) Michael Pittman WR IND = 8.90 (+1.12)
Notable players not in the top 20 of rookie scorers: Denzel Mims (8.67), JK Dobbins (8.53), Darnell Mooney (8.01), KJ Hamler (7.74), Joshua Kelley (7.35), Henry Ruggs (6.25), Lamical Perine (5.24), Devin Duvernay (4.31), Cam Akers (3.98), Bryan Edwards (3.10), Ke’Shawn Vaughn (2.88), Adam Trautman (2.47), Anthony McFarland (1.93), AJ Dillon (1.76).
The Rookie Top 20
Always check our latest rankings to see the updates through the week. I take these from the rankers who input their information the quickest after the end of the week.
1.) CeeDee Lamb, WR DAL (Four catches, 34 receiving yards, one touchdown) (Previous Ranking: 1)
Andy Dalton is seemingly breathing a little bit of life into this offense. Let’s see what he can do today.
2.) Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB KC (69 rushing yards, one catch, eight receiving yards, two touchdowns) (2)
While Le’Veon Bell sniped a score from him, it was great to finally see CEH find the end zone a couple of times.
3.) JK Dobbins, RB BAL (70 rushing yards, one touchdown) (4)
This was a huge week as we finally saw what looks like a changing of the guard in Baltimore. Darn you, Covid!
4.) D’Andre Swift, RB DET (DNP) (6)
Let’s hope he gets cleared today because he’s clearly on the rise.
5.) Jonathan Taylor, RB IND (90 rushing yards, four catches, 24 receiving yards) (6)
Was this fool’s gold or has Taylor finally figured things out? This may be the biggest question in dynasty leagues at the moment.
6.) Justin Jefferson, WR MIN (Three catches, 86 receiving yards, one touchdown) (3)
He’s been overshadowed a touch by Adam Thielen lately, but he’s the future in Minnesota.
7.) Jerry Jeudy, WR DEN (Three catches, 37 receiving yards) (8)
It’s been an up and down ride for Jeudy. This may be the off-season to buy.
8.) Tee Higgins, WR CIN (Three Catches, 26 yards) (7)
Expectations in the short-term need to be tempered, but we’ve seen enough.
9.) James Robinson, RB JAX (73 rushing yards, two receptions, 21 receiving yards) (10)
He may not get the respect he deserves until we see him starting again next season.
10.) Chase Claypool WR PIT (Four catches, 56 receiving yards, two touchdowns) (9)
He became just the fourth receiver in NFL history to post ten touchdowns in his first ten games and has posted double-digit fantasy points in all but three games this season. That’ll work.
11.) Antonio Gibson, RB WAS (94 rushing yards, one catch, 10 receiving yards, one touchdown) (11)
Other rookies may be more flashy, but Gibson has been pretty solid this season.
12.) Henry Ruggs, WR LV (One catch, five receiving yards) (12)
He may be a nice off-season buy as well. As good as the Raiders have been, Ruggs just hasn’t been a big part of it so far.
13.) Jalen Reagor, WR PHI (Four catches, 52 receiving yards) (13)
More of the same from Reagor. This offense is a mess.
14.) Brandon Aiyuk, WR SF (Seven catches, 75 receiving yards, one touchdown) (14)
He may be the most underrated rookie in the class.
15.) Justin Herbert, QB LAC (366 passing yards, three touchdowns) (19)
This has been one amazing season.
16.) Michael Pittman, WR IND (Three catches, 66 receiving yards, one touchdown) (18)
We’re starting to see some serious talent coming to the surface.
17.) Cam Akers, RB LAR (15 rushing yards, one catch, four receiving yards, one touchdown) (15)
Regardless of the touchdown this week, Akers has been a major disappointment.
18.) Laviska Shenault, WR JAX (DNP) (16)
Injuries are the only thing that can hold him back…and they are.
18.) Joe Burrow, QB CIN (213 passing yards, one touchdown) (17)
Well, that was predictable.
20.) Tua Tagovailoa, QB MIA (20)
Had his first off game, but way too early to pass judgment.