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 the past sixteen years and I love it. I enjoy combing through the stats of the week on Monday night, putting together ridiculous lineups, picking MVPs/LVPs and discussing things to worry about.
That’s not all. I also really love sharing observations, little bits of entertainment or some stories with the community of DLF and picking a theme for this column each week. You really never know what you’re going to get.
I love comedy sketches. The creativity found in these is amazing and they’re tougher to produce that you might think. One of my favorites of all-time is the Key and Peele East / West College Bowl introduction featuring “flamboyant personalities.” As we get introduced to all these rookies and new players, it reminded me of it and I just had to include it this week:
So, it’s time to run down the great performances of the week from J’Dinkalage Margoon, D;Glester Hardunkichud and the rest of our favorite players from week two. Let’s get after it!
Fantasy MVP of the Week
What a week! It would be easy to choose Tua Tagovailoa, Nick Chubb, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, or Jaylen Waddle – they all would have been great picks. Instead, let’s focus on Amon-Ra St. Brown for a moment. In game one this year, he posted eight catches on 12 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown. This week, he matched those 12 targets, but posted nine catches for 116 yards and two scores. Dating back to last season, he’s now scored in six straight games and had double-digit targets in eight straight.
As dynasty owners, we can be really stubborn to change our minds on players. We find ways to justify our rankings and need to be convinced to say we’re wrong. Well, a lot of folks were wrong on St. Brown. Regardless of Jameson Williams not playing at the moment, St. Brown is a bona fide stud in dynasty leagues, despite being a bit of an afterthought in last year’s draft. Make no mistake – he has arrived. If you have a dynasty manager left unconvinced, I don’t need to tell you what to do.
Fantasy LVP of the Week
Rashaad Penny single-handedly won people a lot of leagues last year as he rolled to three straight games with at least 135 rushing yards and scoring in every one of them. This led to some high expectations this year and Penny was one of those enigma-like players who we felt would decide fantasy leagues this year. So far, the results have not been good. Penny hit rock bottom this week with just 15 rushing yards on just six attempts. On the plus side, Kenneth Walker (ten rushing yards) wasn’t any better. Still, the question everyone had was in relation to Penny’s health. Unbelievably, he’s been healthy but unproductive so far. Yuck.
The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week
QB Tua Tagovailoa MIA = 469 passing yards, six touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Nick Chubb CLE = 87 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Aaron Jones GB = 132 rushing yards, three catches, 38 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Austin Ekeler LAC = 39 rushing yards, nine catches, 55 receiving yards
WR Stefon Diggs BUF = 12 catches, 148 receiving yards, three touchdowns
WR Tyreek Hill MIA = 11 catches, 190 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Jaylen Waddle MIA = 11 catches, 171 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Mark Andrews BAL = Nine catches, 104 receiving yards, one touchdown
2022 members of the list: Tua Tagovailoa (1), Patrick Mahomes (1), Saquon Barkley (1), Jonathan Taylor (1), D’Andre Swift (1), Aaron Jones (1), Nick Chubb (1), Austin Ekeler (1), Justin Jefferson (1), Cooper Kupp (1), Davante Adams (1), Stefon Diggs (1), Tyreek Hill (1), Jaylen Waddle (1), Travis Kelce (1), Mark Andrews (1)
The Underdog Lineup of the Week
QB Jared Goff DET = 256 passing yards, four touchdowns
RB Tony Pollard DAL = 43 rushing yards, four catches, 55 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Damien Harris NE = 71 rushing yards, two catches, 16 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB D’Isiah T. Billings Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC = 74 rushing yards, four catches, 44 receiving yards
WR Garrett Wilson N YJ = Eight catches, 102 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Friggin’ Mike Williams LAC = Eight catches, 113 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Amari Cooper CLE = Nine catches, 101 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Irv Smith MIN = Five catches, 36 receiving yards, one touchdown
2022 members of the list: CEH (2), Jared Goff (1), Carson Wentz (1), Dontrell Hilliard (1), James Robinson (1), Tony Pollard (1), Damien Harris (1), Devin Duvernay (1), Robbie Anderson (1), Jahan Dotson (1), OJ Howard (1), Garrett Wilson (1), Friggin’ Mike Williams (1), Amari Cooper (1), Irv Smith (1)
The Disappointing Lineup of the Week
QB Matt Ryan IND = 195 passing yards, three interceptions
RB Rashaad Penny SEA = 15 rushing yards
RB Tyler Allgeier ATL = 30 rushing yards
RB Kenneth Walker SEA = Ten rushing yards, two catches, five receiving yards
WR DeVante Parker NE = No catches
WR Skyy Moore KC = No catches
WR Darnell Mooney CHI = One catch, -4 receiving yards
TE Dalton Schultz DAL = Two catches, 18 receiving yards, one fumble
2022 members of the list: Darnell Mooney (2), Matt Ryan (1), Aaron Rodgers (1), Cam Akers (1), Damien Williams (1), Elijah Mitchell (1), Rashaad Penny (1), Tyler Allgeier (1), Kenneth Walker (1), DeVonta Smith (1), Alec Pierce (1), DeVante Parker (1),Skyy Moore (1), Dawson Knox (1)
The College Lineup of the Week
QB EEEEE EEEEEEEEE SDSU = 505 passing yards, 12 rushing yards, seven touchdowns
RB Tyroil Smoochie Wallace MIA = 165 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB D’Squarius Green Jr. ND = 45 rushing yards, 12 catches, 48 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Ozmataz Buckshank STAN = Four rushing yards, four touchdowns
WR Quatro Quatro SJSU = 21 catches, 246 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Jackmerius Tacktheritrix MSU = Five catches, 190 receiving yards, three touchdowns
WR Javaris Jamar Javarrison-Lamar MIDD TENN = 12 catches, 95 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Hingle McCringleberry PSU = Eight catches, 105 receiving yards, six touchdowns
TE Dan Smith BYU = DNP
And yes, I double checked for spelling, College and positional accuracy. I leave no stone unturned, folks.
I’d be worried if I underestimated Amon-Ra St. Brown.
I’d be worried if I was relying on consistency from Jameis Winston.
I’d be worried if I thought Josh Jacobs was the future in Las Vegas.
I’d be worried if I was sleeping on TJ Juckson or D’Marcus Willums in next year’s rookie draft.
I’d be worried if I was counting on Chase Edmonds.
I’d be worried if I was starting Noah Fant.
I’d be worried if I thought Isaiah Pacheco was going to take over for D’Isiah T. Billings Clyde Edwards-Helaire any time soon.
I’d be worried if I was starting Travis Etienne.
I’d be worried if I was still rostering Jonnu Smith.
I’d be worried if I stopped my car at a bar with Javarris Jamar Javarison-Lamar.
I’d be worried if I needed anything from Matt Ryan.
I’d be worried if I thought Julio Jones was going to stay healthy.
I’d be worried if I was counting on Alvin Kamara.
Ditto for Ezekiel Elliott.
I’d be worried if my plumber was not Davoin Shower-Handel.
and my floor installer was not L’Carpetron Dookmarriot.
I’d be worried if I gave up on Curtis Samuel.
I’d be worried if I had Derrick Henry.
I’d be worried if I was starting TJ Hockenson.
I’d be worried if I was ignoring the production from Michael Thomas.
I’d be worried if I wasn’t closely watching the University of California at Pennsylvania in my devy league.
I’d be worried if I thought Marcus Mariota was going to hold this job.
I’d be worried if I was ignoring Gerald Everett.
I’d be worried if I wasn’t closely tracking the usage of Austin Ekeler.
I’d be worried if I was building around Trey Lance.
I’d be worried if I overpaid for Kyle Pitts.
I’d be worried if I was playing Lamar Jackson.
I’d be worried if I didn’t try to get four Quatro Quatro rookie cards. Figure it out.
I’d be worried if I was somehow disappointed in Saquon Barkley.
I’d be worried if I thought Elijah Moore was still the WR1 for the Jets.
I’m glad you finally figured it out.
I’d be worried if I had Kenny Golladay.
I’d be worried if I didn’t make one last attempt to get JK Dobbins.
Same with Brian Robinson.
I’d be worried if I had Joe Burrow. He can’t keep taking these beatings.
I’d be worried if I my razor wasn’t from the Beezer Twelve Washingbeard Co.
I’d be worried if I was starting DK Metcalf.
I’d be worried if I had Russell Wilson as my QB1.
I’d be worried if I didn’t follow [email protected]
I’d be worried if I had Dalvin Cook as my RB1.
I’d be worried if I thought that was going to happen again with Davante Adams.
I’d be worried if I was starting any Buffalo running back.
I’d be worried if I didn’t think Christian Kirk could continue this.
Fun with Numbers
If this would have been the first week of the season instead of the second…
Tua Tagovailoa would be on pace for 7,973 passing yards and 102 touchdown passes.
Stefon Diggs would be on pace for 204 catches, 2,516 receiving yards, and 51 touchdowns.
Jalen Hurts would be on pace for 5,661 passing yards, 969 rushing yards, and 51 total touchdowns.
Amon-Ra St. Brown would be on pace for 153 catches, 1,972 receiving yards, 1,156 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns
Nick Chubb would be on pace for 1,479 rushing yards, 442 receiving yards, 51 catches and 51 touchdowns.
Aaron Jones would be on pace for 2,244 rushing yards, 51 catches, 646 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns.
Josh Allen would be on pace for 5,389 passing yards and 68 touchdown passes.
Matt Ryan would be on pace for 3,315 passing yards with no touchdowns and 51 interceptions.
Jonathan Taylor would be on pace for 918 rushing yards with no scores.
Darnell Mooney would be on pace for 17 catches for -68 receiving yards.
So, what’s the point!?! You just cannot overreact to anything that happens in any given week. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
The Top Rookie Scoring Averages
1.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ = 19.70 (+10.50)
2.) Drake London, WR ATL = 18.50 (+6.10)
3.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS = 18.45 (-0.55)
4.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ = 12.55 (+0.45)
5.) Chris Olave, WR NO = 11.05 (+0.95)
6.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN = 8.60 (+0.10)
7.) Zander Horvath, RB LAC = 7.95 (-0.95)
8.) Kyle Philips, WR TEN = 7.05 (-5.10)
9.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU = 8.70 (+1.90)
10.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB = 6.75 (-1.05)
11.) Isiah Pacheco, RB KC = 6.40 (-5.80)
12.) Christian Watson, WR GB = 5.00 (-1.10)
13.) Daniel Bellinger, TE NYG = 4.30 (+4.30)
14.) Isaiah Likely, TE BAL = 4.15 (+4.15)
15.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA = 3.50 (+3.50)
16.) Tyrion Davis-Price, RB SF = 3.30 (+3.30)
17.) Tyler Allgeier, RB ATL = 3.00 (+3.00)
18.) James Cook, RB BUF = 2.75 (+2.55)
19.) Hassan Haskins, RB TEN = 2.35 (+2.35)
20.) George Pickens, WR PIT = 2.30 (+1.00)
Notable players not in the top 20 of rookie scorers: Rachaad White, Skyy Moore, Dennis Houston, Amani Rogers, Chig Okonwo, Wan’Dale Robinson, Jaylen Warren, Malik Willis, David Bell, Zamir White, Jerome Ford, Danny Gray, Jordan Mason, Trey McBride, Pierre Strong, Jelani Woods, Alec Pierce
The Rookie Top 20
Always check our latest rankings to see the updates through the week. These rankings are simply my own.
1.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ (last week: 3)
I didn’t think he could overtake Elijah Moore as the WR1 for the Jets. I know believe I was wrong.
2.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ (last week: 1)
He’s getting more work now and you have to like what you’ve seen thus far.
3.) Drake London, WR ATL (last week: 2)
There’s no doubt the Falcons are prioritizing getting him the ball.
4.) Chris Olave, WR NO (last week: 4)
You can see the potential oozing from him.
5.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS (last week: 5)
Still the biggest riser for me, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Washington.
6.) Jameson Williams, WR DET (last week: 7)
Could be the steal of this draft.
7.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA (last week: 6)
Well, that was not impressive.
8.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN (last week: 8)
Still waiting to see some explosiveness, but he looks like a safe rookie pick.
9.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS (last week: 11)
The window to buy here is closing by the week.
10.) Rachaad White, RB TB (last week: 12)
Fournette is still the bell-cow, but he’s been hurt before.
11.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU (last week: 13)
Solid bounce-back from Pierce in week two, though he seems pretty one dimensional.
12.) Skyy Moore, WR KC (last week: 9)
Where is he at the moment?
13.) George Pickens, WR PIT (last week: 10)
Maybe Skyy Moore is hanging out with Pickens? Neither is seeing the field.
14.) James Cook, RB BUF (last week: 14)
Looked fine in garbage time, but Buffalo just doesn’t use their running backs.
15.) Christian Watson, WR GB (last week: 15)
Managers are going to need to be patient with the young Green Bay receivers.
16.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB (last week: 16)
17.) Alec Pierce, WR IND (last week: UR)
We need to see more, but Matt Ryan needs to be better, too.
18.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG (last week: 18)
Pretty excited to see what he can do when healthy.
19.) Malik Willis, QB TEN (last week: 19)
That was an ugly debut, but his time could be coming sooner, rather than later.
20.) Kenny Pickett QB PIT (last week: UR)
Mitch Trubisky hasn’t looked any better and Pickett is waiting in the wings. This is going to test Mike Tomlin.
21.) Dan Smith, BYU
Notable players not in my current top 20 rookie rankings: Isaiah Likely, Isiah Pacheco, Calvin Austin, John Metchie, Zamir White, Jaylen Warren, Isaiah Spiller, Trey McBride, Tyler Allgeier, Kenny Pickett, Tyrion Davis-Price, Alec Pierce, Jalen Tolbert, David Bell
See you next week. I’m late for a Dr. Appt I have with Sequester Grundelplith, M.D…
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