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The Dynasty Aftermath: Things that are Purdy Good

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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.

There was no bigger story this week than that of Brock Purdy, whose 49ers destroyed Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs this week. Purdy was 16-of-21 passing for 185 yards and three total touchdowns. More importantly, he had no turnovers and simply looked poised in the pocket.  In short, he was “Purdy good” and Mr. Irrelevant is suddenly very, very relevant. With that in mind, I had an idea. Just so you know how my mind works, I put together the quickest list of 20 things that came into my mind that were also “Purdy good.” Enjoy!

1.) When you wake up thinking it’s time to get up, then realize it’s only 2:00 in the morning and you can go back to bed.

2.) Free donuts at work.

3.) When you use a public bathroom right after you know it’s been cleaned.

4.) Getting an onion ring that’s been accidentally added to your fries.

5.) Hitting all green lights down a long avenue.

6.) Any kind of meat.

7.) Knowing Mike White wasn’t killed during that game.

8.) Remembering Christian Laettner wasn’t that good in the NBA.

9.) Kenny Loggins’ sex life in the 1980s.

10.) Brock Purdy’s future sex life.

11.) This whole nuclear fusion thing.

12.) Showers that don’t hit you with that wave of initial cold water.

13.) Your life if you started Evan Engram this week.

14.) Lesser known songs from Nirvana.

15.) That show from the late 80s and 90s called Sledge Hammer.

16.) The special effects in the new Avatar movie.

17.) Jimmy Garoppolo’s chances of being elsewhere next season.

18.) Sausage McMuffins

19.) Mall stores that have chairs and sports on TVs.

20.) People with last names that make it easy to think of a theme for a Dynasty Aftermath article.

BONUS ONE = I stopped by McDonald’s on my way to work to get two Sausage McMuffins.  I found one Sausage McMuffin, one order of hash browns and two Breakfast Burritos in my bag. That’s Purdy great and probably better than winning that Powerball thing.

Let’s get to it!

Fantasy MVP of the Week

For years, we’ve waited for Evan Engram to have a significant dynasty impact. Well, five years later and we finally get it! Engram had the game of his career with 11 catches, 162 receiving yards and two touchdowns. It was an unbelievable performance from someone synonymous with disappointment. While this will most likely be the best game we ever see from him, it was still enough to single-handedly win the day for tons of dynasty managers.

Fantasy LVP of the Week

Injuries are part of the game, but when a player gets hurt in pre-game warmups and you don’t find out until the game starts, it’s a total buzzkill. Enter Tee Higgins, who aggravated his hamstring injury prior to their game against Cleveland, unbeknownst to dynasty players. He snuck out for one snap, but few people had any idea there was a problem. It was a terrible turn of events for anyone who needed points from him on Sunday.

The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week

QB Trevor Lawrence JAX = 368 passing yards, four total touchdowns
RB Christian McCaffrey SF =
119 rushing yards, two catches, 34 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Miles Sanders PHI =
144 rushing yards, one catch, 11 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Austin Ekeler LAC =
45 rushing yards, eight catches, 59 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Justin Jefferson MIN =
11 catches, 223 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Jerry Jeudy DEN =
Eight catches, 73 receiving yards, three touchdowns
WR Ja’Marr Chase CIN =
Ten catches, 119 receiving yards, one touchdown
TE Evan Engram JAX =
11 catches, 162 receiving yards, two touchdowns

2022 members of the list: Justin Jefferson (6), Austin Ekeler (6), Tyreek Hill (5), Davante Adams (5), Ja’Marr Chase (3), Christian McCaffrey (4), Josh Jacobs (4), Travis Kelce (3), Joe Burrow (3), Mark Andrews (3), Derrick Henry (3)  Jalen Hurts (3),  Justin Fields (2),  Stefon Diggs (2), Leonard Fournette (2),  Aaron Jones (2), Jonathan Taylor (2), Miles Sanders (3), 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, Trevor Lawrence (1),  Jerry Jeudy (1), Evan Engram (1).

The Underdog Lineup of the Week

QB Russell Wilson DEN = 247 passing yards, 57 rushing yards, three touchdowns
RB Jerick McKinnon KC  =
22 rushing yards, seven catches, 112 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Chuba Hubbard CAR =
74 rushing yards, three catches, 25 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB JK Dobbins BAL =
120 rushing yards, one touchdown
WR Friggin’ Mike Williams LAC =
Six catches, 116 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster KC =
Nine catches, 74 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Chris Moore HOU =
Ten catches, 124 receiving yards
TE Chig Okonkwo TEN =
Six catches, 45 receiving yards, one touchdown

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 (3), 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 (2), 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 (2), 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), Russell Wilson (1), Jerick McKinnon (1), Chuba Hubbard,   Chris Moore (1), Chig Okonkwo (1).

The Disappointing Lineup of the Week

QB Kyler Murray ARI = One likely torn ACL
RB Jeff Wilson MIA =
26 rushing yards
RB Rhamondre Stevenson NE =
Eight rushing yards, two catches, two receiving yards
RB Travis Etienne JAX =
32 rushing yards
WR Tee Higgins CIN  =
No catches
WR DJ Moore CAR =
Six rushing yards
WR Jaylen Waddle MIA =
Two catches, 41 receiving yards
TE Mark Andrews BAL =
Two catches, 17 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 (2), DeVonta Smith (1),  Julio Jones (1), Amari Cooper (1) Alec Pierce (1),  Skyy Moore (1), Mecole Hardman (1),  DJ Moore (2),  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 (2), Alvin Kamara (1), Demarcus Robinson (1), Drake London (1), Mike Gesicki (1), Kyler Murray (1), Jeff Wilson Jr. (1), Rhamondre Stevenson (1),  Jaylen Waddle (1), Mark Andrews (1).

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I started a lineup in the first of a two week championship final featuring Saquon Barkley, Jaylen Waddle, Stefon Diggs, Travis Kelce, and Nick Chubb. You know, not that I’m saying that was one of mine.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the solid comeback of James Conner.

I’d be worried if I needed Russell Wilson or Kyler Murray the rest of the way.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the flashes we’ve seen from Raheem Blackshear.

I’d be worried if I thought Christian McCaffrey wasn’t going to finish on a serious tear.

I’d be worried if I thought Jared Goff wasn’t a truly viable fantasy option right now.

I’d be worried if I had given up on Trevor Lawrence.

I’d be worried if I didn’t start Evan Engram. Unreal.

I’d be worried if I was counting on OBJ at any point this season.

I’d be worried if I thought TY Hilton was going to make an impact in Dallas.

I’d be worried if I needed anything from a Buffalo running back.

I’d be worried if I thought Samaje Perine was going to go away.

I’d be worried if I thought the Chargers players were going to go away quietly.

I’d be worried if I traded away Tony Pollard.

I’d be worried if I needed Deebo Samuel the rest of the way.

I’d be worried if I needed anything from Devin Duvernay each week.

I’d be worried if I was still waiting on that Corey Davis breakout.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the year from David Njoku.

I’d be worried if I wasn’t noticing the solid lines lately from DJ Chark.

I’d be worried if I was thinking Miles Sanders couldn’t do that again this season.

I’d be worried if I needed big numbers from Jamaal Williams last week.

I’d be worried if I had given up on Jerry Jeudy.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Geno Smith was a long-term option in Seattle.

I’d be worried if I cashed out on Josh Jacobs.

I’d be worried if I didn’t think Garrett Wilson was a future WR1.

I’d be worried if I needed that again from Jerick McKinnon.

The Top Rookie Scoring Averages

1.) Breece Hall, RB NYJ = 16.73
2.) Zonovan Knight RB NYJ = 15.27
3.) Bailey Zappe, QB NE = 14.39
4.) Chris Olave, WR NO = 14.06
5.) Kenny Pickett, QB PIT = 14.04
6.) Kenneth Walker, RB SEA = 13.63
7.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ = 13.42
8.) Dameon Pierce, RB HOU = 13.11
9.) Christian Watson, WR GB = 12.62
10.) Drake London, WR ATL = 9.72
11.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS = 9.68
12.) George Pickens, WR PIT = 9.39
13.) Jahan Dotson, WR WAS = 9.33
14.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN = 9.26
15.) Romeo Doubs, WR GB = 9.06
16.) Greg Dulcich, TE DEN = 8.76
17.) Wan’Dale Robinson, WR NYG = 8.68
18.) Rachaad White, RB TB = 8.71
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
Needs to get back.

3.) Chris Olave, WR NO
Hopefully he finishes strong to hold off Wilson here.

4.) Garrett Wilson, WR NYJ 
Love him with Mike White, though that seems short-lived.

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

6.) Jameson Williams, WR DET
We saw a flash of what’s coming.

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 still really, really bad.

10.) Treylon Burks, WR TEN
I’m still not sold.

11.) Rachaad White, RB TB
He’s fine, but is he really the future?

12.) George Pickens, WR PIT
Would love to see more.

13.) Brian Robinson, RB WAS
Seems average.

14.) James Cook, RB BUF
Good game streak ended.

15.) Greg Dulcich, TE DEN
Productive despite a truly terrible offense.

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.) Zonovan Knight, RB NYJ
Yes, I actually think he belongs here.

Knocking on the door: Brock Purdy

Notable players not in my current top 20 rookie rankings: Alec Pierce, 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!

 

 

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Patrick McGee
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Great work as always! I look forward to this every week, much appreciation for the time, effort and creativity it takes to pull this off!

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