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 over a decade and I always forget how much I truly enjoy it. I love combing through the stats of the week, putting together ridiculous lineups, finding waiver wire gems, picking MVPs/LVPs and discussing things to worry about.
That’s not all.
I also really love sharing little bits of my life with the community of DLF and picking a theme for this column each week. This year, I’m going off the rails a bit. I’m not just exclusively choosing movies or TV shows and sticking with them. I’m simply picking something relevant, wacky or whatever may come into my mind each given week. My hope is each week will at least be interesting in some way and hopefully make you laugh a few times along the way.
I have an addiction to caffeine and it comes in the form of Dr. Pepper. Most people go to coffee but I hate it even though I live in the Northwest. With a little digging, it seems I’m not alone. In fact, the amount of Dr Pepper sold each year in Texas alone could fill Cowboys Stadium 338,000 times. And the number of cans sold each year in Texas could wrap around the earth’s equator eight and a half times. That seems like a lot.
Dr. Pepper is delicious because of its 23 unique flavors. Again, after some digging, I found these flavors to be cola, cherry, licorice, amaretto, almond, vanilla, blackberry, apricot, blackberry, caramel, pepper, anise, sarsaparilla, ginger, molasses, lemon, plum, orange, nutmeg, cardamon, all spice, coriander juniper, birch and prickly ash. All this time, I actually thought the flavors were Agent Orange, cancer, bleach and ammonia. I’ve honestly never said, “Ahhhh. That prickly ash sure does taste great.”
All this got me thinking, though. If you were to create the perfect dynasty owner with 23 unique traits, what would they be? Here would be my list:
In short, you need to be humble when you win and still committed when you don’t. To me, those 23 character traits stood out. If you have some you like more than others or some you’d add, let me know in the comments below.
On to week twelve!
Week Twelve Fantasy MVP
There were legitimate concerns this year about how Christian McCaffrey would hold up with an increased workload, especially when his coaching staff was predicting around what seemed like 1,000 touches a game in the off-season. Well, he’s responded in a big way, capped off by his first ever 100-yard rushing and 100-yard receiving day, en route to 237 total yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort against the Seahawks. His owners will take it as the Panthers loss was fantasy football’s gain.
Week Twelve Fantasy LVP
I usually focus on just one player here but this week there are two who stand out – Greg Olsen and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. MVS had just one catch for three yards, while Olsen secured two for 11 yards and dropped an easy touchdown. Both of these players were extremely disappointing this week and likely cost their owners dearly.
Ken is on Twitter at DLF_KenK