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The Dynasty Aftermath: Tragedy at an Aerobics Competition

Nobody is your friend right now.

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.

Like I said last week, I usually find a comedy sketch, think of a story, or find a general theme for this article, then think of some kind of fantasy football lesson. This week was very different as I again already knew what the lesson needed to be for folks – don’t think your leaguemates are your friends! Just as the (again perfect) sketch shows, you have to remember people are sometimes cutthroat and everyone is in this thing to stay on top and win, whether it’s aerobics or fantasy football. It’s getting to the playoff times, so it’s time for you to go into Lone Wolf mode! Trust nobody!

 

Fantasy MVP of the Week

Jalen Hurts has been a revelation all season and this week’s performance was another indication he’s here to say. The best part is he had only 12 rushing yards and was still dominant with 380 passing yards and four total touchdowns against a Tennessee defense that’s been solid all season. There is no question Hurts is a dynasty QB1 and will be for the foreseeable future.

Fantasy LVP of the Week

Let’s stay with the quarterbacks for a moment. Lamar Jackson started out super hot this season, but he’s really cooled off now. Even prior to his injury, he hasn’t had a dominant performance since week three and it’s fair to wonder just what his future is going to be in Baltimore. It’s fair to wonder if his contract situation is taking its toll on him mentally. His 11 passing yards and nine rushing yards didn’t help matters this week.

The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week

QB Jalen Hurts PHI = 380 passing yards, 11 rushing yards, four touchdowns
RB Christian McCaffrey SF=
66 rushing yards, six catches, 80 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Tony Pollard DAL =
91 rushing yards, two catches, 15 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Samaje Perine CIN =
106 rushing yards, six catches, 49 receiving yards
WR Davante Adams LV =
Eight catches, 177 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown DET =
11 catches, 114 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR AJ Brown PHI =
Eight catches, 119 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Cade Otton TB =
Six catches, 28 receiving yards, one touchdown

2022 members of the list: Tyreek Hill (5), Justin Jefferson (5), Austin Ekeler (5), Davante Adams (5), Josh Jacobs (4), Travis Kelce (3), Joe Burrow (3), Mark Andrews (3), Derrick Henry (3) Justin Fields (2), Jalen Hurts (3), Christian McCaffrey (3),  Stefon Diggs (2), Leonard Fournette (2), Ja’Marr Chase (2), Aaron Jones (2), Jonathan Taylor (2), Miles Sanders (2), Kenneth Walker (2),  Cooper Kupp (2), Tua Tagovailoa (1), Patrick Mahomes (1), Jared Goff (1), Josh Allen (1), Lamar Jackson (1), Saquon Barkley (1),  D’Andre Swift (1)  Nick Chubb (1),    Devin Singletary (1), Cordarrelle Patterson (1), Rhamondre Stevenson (1), DeVonta Smith (1), Marquise Brown (1), Chris Olave (1), Jaylen Waddle (1), Mike Evans (1), Gabriel Davis (1),   TJ Hockenson (1), Taysom Hill (1),  Tyler Boyd (1), Mecole Hardman (1), George Kittle (1),  Alvin Kamara (1),  AJ Brown (1), DeAndre Hopkins (1), Tyler Conklin (1),  Joe Mixon (1), Travis Etienne (1), Dallas Goedert (1), Dalvin Cook (1), CeeDee Lamb (1), Christian Kirk (1), Tony Pollard (2), Jamaal Williams (1), Amari Cooper (1), Tee Higgins (1), Chris Godwin (1), Dalton Schultz (1)  Samaje Perine (1), Cade Otton (1), Amon-Ra St. Brown.

The Underdog Lineup of the Week

QB Jared Goff DET = 340 passing yards, two touchdowns
RB Isiah Pacheco KC =
66 rushing yards, two catches, 16 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB D’Andre Swift DET =
62 rushing yards, four catches, 49 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB AJ Dillon GB =
93 rushing yards, three catches, 26 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Garrett Wilson NYJ =
Eight catches, 162 receiving yards
WR Alec Pierce IND =
Four catches, 86 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Michael Gallup DAL =
Four catches, 23 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Greg Dulcich DEN =
Six catches, 85 receiving yards, touchdowns

2022 members of the list: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (3), Zay Jones (2), Ezekiel Elliott (2), Cole Kmet (2), Parris Campbell (2), DJ Moore (2), Geno Smith (2), Garrett Wilson (3), Tony Pollard (2), JuJu Smith-Schuster (2), Jamaal Williams (2), Rhamondre Stevenson (2), Jeff Wilson Jr. (2), D’Onta Foreman (2), Kenyan Drake (2), Trevor Lawrence (2), Jared Goff (2), Matt Ryan (1), Carson Wentz (1), Dontrell Hilliard (1), Deon Jackson (1),  James Robinson (1),  Damien Harris (1), Khalil Herbert (1), Tevin Coleman (1),  JK Dobbins (1), Raheem Mostert (1), Mack Hollins (1),  Russell Gage (1), David Njoku (1), Devin Duvernay (1), Robbie Anderson (1),  Jahan Dotson (1), OJ Howard (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), Marquise Goodwin (1),  Juwan Johnson (1), Justin Fields (1),  Antonio Gibson (1), Rondale Moore (1), Damiere Byrd (1), Kyle Pitts (1), Baker Mayfield (1), Raheem Blackshear (1),  Christian Kirk (1), Mecole Hardman (1),   James Conner (1), Alec Ingold (1), Christian Watson (1), Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (1), Jimmy Garoppolo (1), Samaje Perine (1), Najee Harris (1), David Montgomery (1), Josh Palmer (1), Demarcus Robinson (1), Greg Dortch (1), Austin Hooper (1), Mike White (1), Brian Robinson (1), JaMycal Hasty (1), Rachaad White (1), Isaiah McKenzie (1), Jelani Woods (1),  Isiah Pacheco (1), D’Andre Swift (1), AJ Dillon (1), Alec Pierce (1), Michael Gallup (1), Greg Dulcich (1).

The Disappointing Lineup of the Week

QB Lamar Jackson BAL = 11 passing yards
RB Jeff Wilson MIA =
Three rushing yards
RB Kenneth Walker SEA =
36 rushing yards
RB Tyler Allgeier ATL =
52 rushing yards
WR George Pickens PIT  =
One catch, two receiving yards
WR Jaylen Waddle MIA =
One catch, nine receiving yards
WR Zay Jones JAX =
Two catches, 16 receiving yards
TE Travis Kelce KC =
Four catches, 56 receiving yards

2022 members of the list: Cam Akers (4), Robbie Anderson (3), Chase Claypool (3), D’Onta Foreman (2), Elijah Mitchell (2), James Robinson (2), Darrell Henderson (2), Curtis Samuel (2), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (2), Isiah Pacheco (2), Chase Edmonds (2), Carson Wentz (2), Jonathan Taylor (2), DeVante Parker (2), Darnell Mooney (2), Elijah Moore (2), Taysom Hill (2), Trevor Lawrence (1),  Matt Ryan (1), Aaron Rodgers (1), Jared Goff (1), Damien Williams (1),  Rashaad Penny (1), Tyler Allgeier (1), Kenneth Walker (1), Tony Pollard (1),  David Montgomery (1),  Raheem Mostert (1), Damien Harris (1), Tee Higgins (1), DeVonta Smith (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), Garrett Wilson (1), Tyler Higbee (1), Lamar Jackson (1), Kenyan Drake (1), AJ Dillon (1),  Amon-Ra St. Brown (1), DK Metcalf (1), Keenan Allen (1), Kyle Pitts (1), Derek Carr (1), Brian Robinson (1), Davante Adams (1), Hunter Henry (1). PJ Walker (1),  Robert Woods (1), Devin Duvernay (1),  Justin Herbert (1), Nyheim Hines (1), Cooper Kupp (1), AJ Brown (1), Kirk Cousins (1), Friggin’ Mike Williams (1), Jahan Dotson (1), Kylen Granson (1), Russell Wilson (1), Travis Etienne (1), Alvin Kamara (1), Demarcus Robinson (1), Drake London (1), Mike Gesicki (1).

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I was in an aerobics competition.

I’d be worried if I needed Alvin Kamara to win my league.

I’d be worried if I was playing against Joe Burrow.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the play of Greg Dulcich.

I’d be worried if I was still hesitant on playing Geno Smith.

I’d be worried if I lived near Camp Lejeune.  I know it doesn’t fit, but that sounds pretty bad.

I’d be worried if I was relying on Jakobi Meyers.

I’d be worried if I was still holding out hope for Skyy Moore this season.

I’d be worried if I thought Dalvin Cook wasn’t due for one more big game.

I’d be worried if I had given up on Christian Kirk.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring Zonovan Knight.

I’d be worried if I needed big games from Dameon Pierce.

I’d be worried if I was still starting Tom Brady.

I’d be worried if I thought Cam Akers was back.

I’d be worried if I thought this was a mirage from Samaje Perine.

I’d be worried if I was down on Jameson Williams.

I’d be worried if I was hesitant on starting Rhamondre Stevenson.

I’d be worried if I was playing against Tony Pollard.

I’d be worried if I thought Isiah Pacheco was out of the woods.

I’d be worried if I thought Jonathan Taylor was still the 1.01.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring Nico Collins.

I’d be worried if I missed out on Amon-Ra St. Brown.

I’d be worried if I thought Mike White didn’t have a chance to win that job.

I’d be worried if I needed consistency from DeVonta Smith.

The Top Rookie Scoring Averages

1.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ = 16.73
2.) Kenny Pickett, QB PIT = 15.42
3.) Zonovan Knight RB NYJ = 15.05
4.) Bailey Zappe, QB NE = 14.39
5.) Chris Olave, WR NO = 14.06
6.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA = 13.63
7.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ = 13.39
8.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU = 13.05
9.) Christian Watson, WR GB = 12.62
10.) Drake London, WR ATL = 9.72
11.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS = 9.68
12.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS = 9.33
13.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN = 9.26
14.) George Pickens, WR PIT = 9.22
15.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB = 9.06
16.) Greg Dulcich, TE DEN = 8.99
17.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG = 8.68
18.) Rachaad White, RB TB = 8.38
19.) Alec Pierce, WR IND = 7.92
20.) Tyler Allgeier, RB ATL = 7.73

Notable players not in the top 20 of rookie scorers: Cade OttonTyquan Thornton, Samori Toure, Keaontay Ingram, Khalil Shakir, Rachaad White,  James CookIsiah Pacheco, Jelani Woods, Kyle Philips, Isaiah Likely, Tyrion Davis-Price, Hassan Haskins, Skyy Moore, Jaylen Warren, Malik Willis, David Bell, Zamir White, Jerome Ford, Danny Gray, Jordan Mason, Trey McBride, Pierre Strong, Rashid Shaheed, Teagan Quitoriano, Skylar Thompson

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 
Walker still hasn’t done enough to overtake him for me and he’s the only one I can see doing it.

2.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA
That injury stinks.

3.) Chris Olave, WR NO
Quarterback play is killing him.

4.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ 
Can Mike White really be the savior?

5.) Drake London, WR ATL
I think he’s good. I just honestly don’t know it yet.

6.) Jameson Williams, WR DET
Quiet debut. Better days to come.

7.) Christian Watson, WR GB
OK, this is getting serious now.

8.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS
Too quiet for too long.

9.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU
The Texans are really, really bad.

10.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN
Great catch in traffic. Too much traffic, though.

11.) Rachaad White, RB TB
Could still rise to the top eight or so when all is said and done.

12.) George Pickens, WR PIT
Meh.

13.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS
Another decent game, but I don’t trust him.

14.) James Cook, RB BUF
Another good game moves him up.

15.) Greg Dulcich, TE DEN
I really like his game.

16.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG 
Out for the season.

17.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB
Needs to get back to pair with Watson.

18.) Isiah Pacheco, RB KC 
Still waiting.  STILL.

19.) Jaylen Warren, RB PIT
Harris got the message.

20.) Alec Pierce, WR IND 
Fading, but a solid week keeps him here.

Notable players not in my current top 20 rookie rankings: Jelani Woods, Malik Willis, Isaiah Likely, Skyy Moore, Kenny Pickett, Calvin Austin, Ronnie Rivers, John Metchie, Zamir WhiteIsaiah Spiller, Trey McBride, Tyler Allgeier, Tyrion Davis-Price, Jalen Tolbert, David Bell

See you next week!

 

Ken Kelly
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Gregory Massa
3 months ago

My god that took a hilariously dark turn lol

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