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The Dynasty Aftermath: Bob Barker Tribute

We break down the 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 seventeen 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. This year, I’m doing a. “5 in 5” article that could give a sneak preview of the Aftermath theme each week. I did so this week as I paid tribute to the late, great Bob Barker. We lost the former Price is Right host last week and gang, I’m still picking up the pieces.

Let’s run down those Price is Right game storylines I covered last week, update them and get into the fun!

It’s in the Bag?

Is an RB1 season in the bag for a star rookie? What would Bijan Robinson do in week one? Well, it was ironically a bit of a mixed bag. He had a solid debut with 56 rushing yards, six catches, 27 receiving yards, and one touchdown. Unfortunately, Tyler Allgeier had five more carries than Robinson did and got both short goal line carries. Patience will need to be utilized with Robinson, though we can see his talent already.


Danger Price

We talked a lot about players who are in value danger like Travis KelceCooper KuppDeAndre HopkinsDalvin CookNajee Harris, and Derrick Henry. Week one showed us those worries are warranted with many of these players. Kelce and Kupp both missed the game, Hopkins and Henry were fine but Cook and Harris all have some question marks moving forward. Brighter days are ahead but the time to cash out on these players may have passed.


Time is Money

Yikes. We talked about the Jets being all in last week and it may have seemingly blown up in their faces already, With Aaron Rodgers likely dealing with a torn Achilles, the season of the Jets has changed dramatically. Check back later today and we’ll detail the story in full when the news is inevitably confirmed.

Dice Game

We talked last week about Anthony Richardson, being the biggest dice roll of the year and week one looked very, very promising. Few players are as salivating to have as Richardson and we saw some glimpses of that this week.

Barker’s Bargain Bar

We talked about some potential bargains last week and none of them really materialized. The biggest surprises of the week were really Puka Nacua and Rashid Shaheed. Both should obviously be on rosters if they somehow aren’t already.

Now, let’s get to it!

Fantasy MVP of the Week

There was talk this off-season of Tyreek Hill looking to retire. Well, he seems just fine for the moment as he had 11 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns on opening day. If Tua Tagovailoa can stay healthy, Hill has a shot at the overall WR1 spot for the season. There are simply few players who have ever played with the talent he possesses.

Fantasy LVP of the Week

Tee Higgins has long been one of the most underrated players in fantasy football. Unfortunately, he had what could be his worst performance of his career with no catches on eight targets Sunday. It was a weird game we likely won’t see again but anyone who had Higgins in their lineup is stunned at the moment.

The Unbeatable Lineup of the Week

QB Tua Tagovailoa MIA = 466 passing yards, three touchdowns, one interception
RB Aaron Jones GB =
41 rushing yards, two catches, 86 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Austin Ekeler LAC =
117 rushing yards, four catches, 47 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Christian McCaffrey SF =
152 rushing yards, three catches, 17 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Tyreek Hill MIA =
11 catches, 215 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Brandon Aiyuk SF =
Eight catches, 129 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Jakobi Meyers LV =
Nine catches, 81 receiving yards, two touchdowns
TE Hunter Henry NE =
Five catches, 56 receiving yards, one touchdown

The Underdog Lineup of the Week

QB Mac Jones NE = 316 passing yards, three touchdowns, one interception
RB  Roschon Johnson CHI = 20 rushing yards, six catches, 35 receiving yards, one touchdown
RB Kyren Williams LAR = 52 rushing yards, two touchdowns
RB Joshua Kelley LAC = 91 rushing yards, one touchdown
WR Kendrick Bourne NE = Six catches, 64 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Rashid Shaheed NO = Five catches, 89 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Puka Nacua LAR = Ten catches, 119 receiving yards
TE Hayden Hurst CAR = Five catches, 41 receiving yards, one touchdown

The Disappointing Lineup of the Week

QB Aaron Rodgers NYJ = Four snaps
RB Zach Charbonnet SEA  = 11 rushing yards
RB D’Andre Swift PHI = Three rushing yards, one catch
RB Devin Singletary HOU = 15 rushing yards
WR Tee Higgins CIN = No catches
WR Jalin Hyatt NYG = No catches
WR Drake London ATL = No catches
TE Dallas Goedert PHI = No catches

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if I needed Travis Kelce last week.

I’d be worried if I was counting on Irv Smith.

I’d be worried if I had forgotten about Rashid Shaheed.

I’d be worried if I was needing JK Dobbins or Aaron Rodgers this season.

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

I’d be worried if I was counting on Kadarius Toney. Wow.

I’d be worried if I needed consistent output from Dameon Pierce.

I’d be worried if I thought Tua Tagovailoa couldn’t do that again.

I’d be worried if I thought that was a fluke from Brandon Aiyuk.

I’d be worried if I needed anything from Desmond Ridder.

I’d be worried if I thought OBJ was going to be back to normal.

I’d be worried if I was counting on D’Andre Swift. Yikes.

I’d be worried if I  had given up on Tyler Allgeier.

I’d be worried if I was counting on Rashaad Penny.

I’d be worried if I  thought Kenneth Walker was going to lose his job.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring Brian Robinson.

I’d be worried if I forgot about Calvin Ridley.

I’d be worried if I was ignoring the targets for Michael Thomas.

Fun with Numbers

Tua Tagovailoa is on pace for 7,922 passing yards.

Mac Jones and Jordan Love are on pace for 51 passing touchdowns.

Josh Allen and Ryan Tannehill are on pace for 51 interceptions.

Christian McCaffrey is on pace for 2,584 rushing yards.

Tyreek Hill is on pace for 3,655 receiving yards.

The Top Rookie Scoring Averages

1.) Anthony Richardson, QB IND = 24.15
2.) Puka Nacua, WR LAR = 21.90
3.) Bijan Robinson, RB ATL = 21.30
4.) Zay Flowers, WR BAL = 17.70
5.) Roschon Johnson, RB CHI = 17.50
6.) Jordan Addison, WR MIN = 16.10
7.) CJ Stroud, QB HOU = 14.10
8.) Rashee Rice, WR KC = 11.60
9.) Sam LaPorta, TE DET = 11.40
10.) Bryce Young, QB CAR = 11.00
11.) Luke Musgrave, TE GB = 9.50
12.) Trey Palmer, WR TB = 8.80
13.) Dalton Kincaid, TE BUF = 8.60
14.) Jahmyr Gibbs, RB DET = 8.00
15.) Demario Douglas, WR NE = 8.00
16.) Jayden Reed, WR GB = 6.60
17.) Tank Dell, WR HOU = 6.40
18.) Tank Bigsby, RB JAX = 6.30
19.) Josh Downs, WR IND = 6.00
20.) Xavier Gipson, WR NYJ – 6.00

The Rookie Top 20

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

1.) Bijan Robinson, RB ATL
Tyler Allgeier isn’t going away but Robinson is still the 1.01.

2.) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR SEA
It was a quiet start but we can see the talent here.

3.) Jahmyr Gibbs, RB DET
I would have liked to see more but it should be coming soon.

4.)  Jordan Addison, WR MIN
Looks have slid in for Thielen quite nicely.

5.) Zay Flowers, WR BAL
Wow, what a debut.

6.) Anthony Richardson, QB IND
He really could be something special.

7.) Quentin Johnston, WR LAC
It’s too early to start dropping him but he’s clearly the #4 of the “big four” receivers this year.

8.) De’Von Achane, RB MIA
We need to see more soon.

9.) Zach Charbonnet, RB SEA
It seems the demise of Kenneth Walker was greatly exaggerated.

10.) Rashee Rice, WR KC
Targets are all over the place for the Chiefs but I was impressed this week.

See you on Saturday for the “Five in Five!” and next week for the Dynasty Aftermath. Rest in peace on the Golden Road, Bob.

Ken Kelly
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Mike Carlson
13 days ago

I would be worried if this was last article of the season 🙂 Thank you for all that you do and for adding entertainment to the knowledge/insight/thoughts!

Jeremy Humenik
12 days ago

I love these articles and they’re worth the price of admission by themselves! Keep’em coming!

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