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The Dynasty Aftermath: The Fpoon

We look back at the tasty week that was.

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.

When Christian McCaffrey was traded last week, we knew it would have some far-reaching ramifications and thought things were looking up for CMC. After just two weeks on the roster, Kyle Shanahan is clearly finding every way possible to utilize his skill-set and McCaffrey became the first player since LaDanian Tomlinson to throw, catch, and run for a touchdown in the same game this week. The trade has likely pushed McCaffrey back into the first round of dynasty start-up drafts as he looks rejuvenated and nearly unstoppable again, health permitting. Many could call McCaffrey a swiss-army knife, but I actually think he’s better – he’s the new Fpoon of the NFL, like GoGurt, but here to stay!

The trade also seemingly unlocked the potential of another player, so let’s get to it!

Fantasy MVP of the Week

Those of us who have been playing in dynasty leagues for a while certainly remember the dominant force D’Onta Foreman was when he played at the University of Texas. In 2016, Foreman burst on to the scene with 2,028 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns for the Longhorns, averaging a ridiculous 6.3 yards per carry in the process. That season also saw him rush for at least 124 yards in every game, highlighted by two different 250-yard performances and even a 341-yard gem against Texas Tech. His lack of receiving ability pushed him down in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he was taken by the Texans in the third round, with hopes he could eventually become their starter. Unfortunately, Foreman tore his Achilles early in his rookie season and couldn’t recover. The Texans eventually waived him, citing his poor work habits and even claiming he was habitually late for team meetings. Over the next few years, Foreman bounced around the league, with stops in Tennessee (twice), Atlanta, and Indianapolis. We saw some serious glimpses of that talent last year when he took over for Derrick Henry and rushed for 100 yards in three of his last six games, but this year has been even better. With Christian McCaffrey now on the 49ers, Foreman has stepped in to the spotlight and this week produced 118 rushing yards and three touchdowns, securing a likely win for anyone who needed him this week. With two straight 118-yard performances, Foreman is officially a story in fantasy leagues. Just like the guy from the Continental Breakfast, we know he’s always been here.

Fantasy LVP of the Week

Davante Adams and the Raiders hit rock bottom this week as they were shut out by the Saints. In that game, Adams had just one catch for three yards and one carry for -1 yard. This was an absolute soul crusher for any dynasty manager needing WR1-like points from Adams this week. While this is likely just a blip on the radar, the Raiders have simply not been good this season and things finally caught up to one of their best players. There’s no need to panic here with Adams, but this was a dreadful day for that entire offense.

The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week

QB Jalen Hurts PHI = 285 passing yards, ten rushing yards, four touchdowns
RB Alvin Kamara NO =
62 rushing yards, nine catches, 96 receiving yards, three touchdowns
RB Christian McCaffrey SF =
94 rushing yards, eight catches, 55 receiving yards, 34 passing yards, three touchdowns
RB Derrick Henry TEN =
219 rushing yards, one catch, nine receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR AJ Brown PHI =
Six catches, 156 receiving yards, three touchdowns
WR DeAndre Hopkins ARI =
12 catches, 159 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Tyreek Hill MIA =
12 catches, 188 receiving yards
TE Tyler Conklin NYJ =
Six catches, 79 receiving yards, two touchdowns

2022 members of the list: Tyreek Hill (4), Austin Ekeler (4), Josh Jacobs (3), Justin Jefferson (3),  Mark Andrews (3), Christian McCaffrey (2),  Stefon Diggs (2), Leonard Fournette (2), Derrick Henry (2), Ja’Marr Chase (2),  Davante Adams (2), Joe Burrow (2), Tua Tagovailoa (1), Patrick Mahomes (1), Jared Goff (1), Josh Allen (1), Lamar Jackson (1), Saquon Barkley (1), Jonathan Taylor (1), D’Andre Swift (1) Aaron Jones (1), Nick Chubb (1),  Miles Sanders (1),  Devin Singletary (1), Cordarrelle Patterson (1), Rhamondre Stevenson (1), , DeVonta Smith (1), Marquise Brown (1), Chris Olave (1), Cooper Kupp (1),   Jaylen Waddle (1), Mike Evans (1), Gabriel Davis (1),  Travis Kelce (1), TJ Hockenson (1), Taysom Hill (1), Kenneth Walker (1), Tyler Boyd (1), Mecole Hardman (1), George Kittle (1), Jalen Hurts (1), Alvin Kamara (1),  AJ Brown (1), DeAndre Hopkins (1), Tyler Conklin (1)

The Underdog Lineup of the Week

QB Justin Fields CHI =
151 passing yards, 60 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Tony Pollard DAL =
131 rushing yards, one catch, six receiving yards, three touchdowns
RB D’Onta Foreman CAR =
118 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Antonio Gibson WAS =
19 rushing yards, seven catches, 58 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR DJ Moore CAR =
Six catches, 152 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Rondale Moore ARI =
Seven catches, 92 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Damiere Byrd ATL =
Three catches, 67 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Kyle Pitts ATL =
Five catches, 80 receiving yards, one touchdown

2022 members of the list: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (3), Ezekiel Elliott (2), DJ Moore (2), Geno Smith (2), Tony Pollard (2), Jamaal Williams (2), Rhamondre Stevenson (2), D’Onta Foreman (2), Trevor Lawrence (1), Jared Goff (1), Matt Ryan (1), Carson Wentz (1), Dontrell Hilliard (1), Deon Jackson (1), Kenyan Drake (1),  James Robinson (1),  Damien Harris (1), Khalil Herbert (1), Tevin Coleman (1),  JK Dobbins (1), Raheem Mostert (1), Mack Hollins (1), Zay Jones (1), Russell Gage (1), David Njoku (1), Devin Duvernay (1), Robbie Anderson (1), JuJu Smith-Schuster (1), Jahan Dotson (1), OJ Howard (1), Garrett Wilson (1), Friggin’ Mike Williams (1), Dyami Brown (1), Khalil Shakir (1), Marvin Jones (1), Amari Cooper (1), Brandon Aiyuk (1), Chase Claypool (1), Jamal Agnew (1), Josh Reynolds (1), Corey Davis (1), Irv Smith Jr (1), Mo Alie-Cox (1), Hayden Hurst (1), Mike Gesicki (1), Andy Dalton (1), Gus Edwards (1),  Parris Campbell (1), Marquise Goodwin (1),  Juwan Johnson (1), Justin Fields (1),  Antonio Gibson (1), Rondale Moore (1), Damiere Byrd (1), Kyle Pitts (1)

The Disappointing Lineup of the Week

QB Derek Carr LV = 101 passing yards, one interception
RB James Robinson NYJ =
17 rushing yards
RB Brian Robinson WAS =
20 rushing yards
RB Jonathan Taylor IND =
76 rushing yards, one fumble
WR Davante Adams LV =
One catches, two receiving yards
WR DeVante Parker NE =
No catches
WR Robbie Anderson ARI =
No catches
TE Hunter Henry NE =
One catch, 22 receiving yards

2022 members of the list: Cam Akers (3), Carson Wentz (2), Jonathan Taylor (2), DeVante Parker (2), Darnell Mooney (2), Elijah Moore (2), Robbie Anderson (2), Trevor Lawrence (1),  Matt Ryan (1), Aaron Rodgers (1), Jared Goff (1), Damien Williams (1), Elijah Mitchell (1), Rashaad Penny (1), Tyler Allgeier (1), Kenneth Walker (1), Tony Pollard (1),  David Montgomery (1), Darrell Henderson (1), Raheem Mostert (1), Chase Edmonds (1), Damien Harris (1), Tee Higgins (1), DeVonta Smith (1), Chase Claypool (1), Julio Jones (1), Amari Cooper (1) Alec Pierce (1),  Skyy Moore (1), Mecole Hardman (1),  DJ Moore (1),  Christian Kirk (1), Dawson Knox (1), OJ Howard (1), Dalton Schultz (1), Gerald Everett (1), Kareem Hunt (1), JK Dobbins (1), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (1), Garrett Wilson (1), Curtis Samuel (1), Tyler Higbee (1), Lamar Jackson (1), Kenyan Drake (1), AJ Dillon (1), Isiah Pacheco (1), Amon-Ra St. Brown (1), DK Metcalf (1), Keenan Allen (1), Kyle Pitts (1), Derek Carr (1), James Robinson (1), Brian Robinson (1), Davante Adams (1), Hunter Henry (1)

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I thought Jalen Hurts was going away.

I’d be worried if I needed consistency from Leonard Fournette.

I’d be worried if I thought Dak Prescott wasn’t ready to start a big run.

I’d be worried if I didn’t go straight for the waffle maker at the continental breakfast.

I’d be worried if I gave up too soon on D’Onta Foreman.

I’d be worried if I thought Davante Adams was going to do that again.

I’d be worried if I was somehow disappointed in CeeDee Lamb.

I’d be worried if I stayed at a hotel without breakfast meats.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t hoping Alvin Kamara would be moved.

I’d be worried if that Cooper Kupp injury lingers.

I’d be worried if I was overpaying for Kadarius Toney.

I’d be worried if I was the guy who takes one of everything at breakfast, only to throw it all away.

I’d be worried if I was giving up on James Robinson already. We’ve been down that road.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the production of Evan Engram.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the recent run of Terry McLaurin.

I’d be worried if I was still ignoring the season of Jakobi Meyers.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t looking to sell on Dalvin Cook.

I’d be worried if I didn’t go for the chocolate milk.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t hoping Jerry Jeudy would get traded.

I’d be worried if I was still doubting Tua Tagovailoa.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring Brandon Aiyuk.

I’d be worried if I was counting on James Conner this season.

I’d be worried if I didn’t try to sneak yogurt back to my hotel room.

I’d be worried if I missed out on Tony Pollard.

I’d be worried if I missed out on Greg Dulcich.

I’d be worried if I thought this was a fluke from Devin Duvernay.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the recent run of Chase Claypool.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the production of Diontae Johnson. Pickett likes the player above more.

I’d be worried if I had Brian Robinson. He just has not been impressive at all.

I’d be worried if I thought Kyle Pitts was out of the woods.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Travis Etienne wasn’t a first round dynasty asset.

I’d be worried if I had any Bills running back. They’re searching for options here at the trade deadline.

I’d be worried if I thought Josh Jacobs was suddenly going to tank.

I’d be worried if I waited until 9:55 to get to the lobby. It’s too late.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t paying attention to Jaylen Warren.

I’d be worried if I was still doubting Geno Smith.

I’d be worried if I missed out on Kenneth Walker.

I’d be worried if I was relying on DeVonta Smith.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Jamaal Williams could keep this up. He’s like the new-age Mike Alstott.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t watching the snap count of Terrace Marshall.

I’d be worried if I didn’t schedule work trips around the days where bacon is available.

I’d be worried if I thought David Montgomery was better than Khalil Herbert.

I’d be worried if I needed Damien Harris.

I’d be worried if I was still hesitating on playing Aaron Jones.

I’d be worried if I was playing against Derrick Henry. He just defies everything we think about runners.

I’d be worried if I was still holding out hope for Sammy Watkins.

I’d be worried if I was relying on any Denver running back.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think DeAndre Hopkins was going to decide some leagues this season.

I’d be worried if I didn’t sell high on Christian Kirk.

I’d be worried if I had Tom Brady as my QB1.

The Top Rookie Scoring Averages

1.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ = 16.73
2.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU = 15.39
3.) Chris Olave, WR NO = 15.10
4.) Bailey Zappe, QB NE = 14.39
5.) Kenny Pickett, QB PIT = 13.98
6.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS = 13.30
7.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA = 12.63
8.) Greg Dulcich, TE DEN = 12.07
9.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ = 11.10
10.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB = 9.84
11.) Rashid Shaheed, WR NO = 9.83
12.) Drake London, WR ATL = 9.83
13.) Alec Pierce, WR IND = 9.61
14.) George Pickens, WR PIT = 8.24
15.) Tyler Allgeier, RB ATL = 8.07
16.) Tyquan Thornton, WR NE = 7.30
17.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG = 7.18
18.) Daniel Bellinger, TE NYG = 7.06
19.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS = 8.23
20.) Skylar Thompson, QB MIA = 6.33

Notable players not in the top 20 of rookie scorers: Samori Toure, Keaontay Ingram, Khalil Shakir, Treylon Burks, Rachaad White, Christian Watson, James CookIsiah Pacheco, Jelani Woods, Kyle Philips, Isaiah Likely, Tyrion Davis-Price, Hassan Haskins, Skyy Moore, Wan’Dale Robinson, Jaylen Warren, Malik Willis, David Bell, Zamir White, Jerome Ford, Danny Gray, Jordan Mason, Trey McBride, Pierre Strong

The Rookie Top 20

Always check our latest rankings to see the updates through the week. These rankings are simply my own.

1.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ (last week: 1)
He won’t move off this line for me this year unless Walker really explodes.

2.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA (last week: 2)
Starting to make some serious plays for the surprising Seahawks.

3.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ (last week: 3)
Good bounce-back week.

4.) Drake London, WR ATL (last week: 4)
He’s been quiet lately.

5.) Chris Olave, WR NO (last week: 5)
Needs to build chemistry with Dalton.

6.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS (last week: 6)
Get well soon.

7.) Jameson Williams, WR DET (last week: 7)
The time to buy is closing.

8.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN (last week: 8)
Needs to get back quickly.

9.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU (last week: 9)
Would still love to see more catches.

10.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS (last week: 10)
I hate to say it, but he’s been disappointing.

11.) Rachaad White, RB TB (last week: 11)
Again, can Tampa do worse in the run game?

12.) George Pickens, WR PIT (last week: 12)
Claypool and Pickett still seem to have better chemistry.

13.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG (last week: 13)
Quiet week, but love his upside.

14.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB (last week: 15)
Needs to build on that spectacular catch.

15.) Alec Pierce, WR IND (last week: 14)
Starting to settle down. Need to see another big week or two.

16.) James Cook, RB BUF (last week: 16)
Getting a little more playing time, but the Bills are in the trade market.

17.) Jelani Woods, TE IND (last week: 18)
Need to see more than just goal line work.

18.) Isiah Pacheco, RB KC (last week: 19)
Hoping to see more this week.

19.) Malik Willis, QB TEN (last week: 20)
His first start featured handoffs to Derrick Henry.

20.) Skyy Moore, WR KC (last week: 17)
He’ll move off the top 20 with another quiet week.

Notable players not in my current top 20 rookie rankings: Kenny Pickett, Christian WatsonIsaiah Likely, Calvin Austin, John Metchie, Zamir White, Jaylen Warren, Isaiah Spiller, Trey McBride, Tyler Allgeier, Tyrion Davis-Price, Jalen Tolbert, David Bell

See you next week!

 

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