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Carson Wentz feared to have torn ACL
Carson Wentz - QB, PHI

The Eagles believe Carson Wentz may have torn his ACL in their victory over the Rams.

Dynasty Analysis

If so, this is a huge blow to many fantasy teams in the playoff hunt. Wentz has taken a major second year leap and a torn ACL would obviously ruin his season. If he has indeed suffered the injury, his long-term dynasty value would still stay intact. He's proven to be an elite QB1 in dynasty leagues.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Adam Scheffer on Twitter
Dec 10: 10:27 PM EST
Gio Bernard the only bright spot in Bengals defeat
Giovani Bernard - RB, CIN

Bernard totaled 130 yards from scrimmage and hauled in six receptions in the Bengals embarrassing 33-7 defeat on Sunday.

Dynasty Analysis

Bernard has been effective filling in for Joe Mixon since week 13. There is an out in his contract after this season so it will be interesting to see how things play out. He would garner plenty of interest this offseason if he became a free agent. His formerly slumping dynasty value is starting to recover on this hope, but if he stays in Cincy then he’s essentially a RB4 who can only be started situationally.

DLF Analyst:      
Dec 10: 8:41 PM EST
Derrick Henry scores on diving touchdown at ARI.
Derrick Henry - RB, TEN

Derrick Henry stiff armed his way to the edge and lunged for the pylon on his way for the Titans only score against Arizona.

Dynasty Analysis

Derrick Henry flashes something special every week. However, the Titans love having a bad offense, so generally immediately after Henry does something special they immediately bench him. Right now is one of the last buy-low windows for Derrick Henry as the Titans offense looks absolutely putrid as a whole. He should finally be "the guy" in 2018.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Tennessean.com
Dec 10: 8:27 PM EST
Marcus Mariota throws two INTs as Titans struggle.
Marcus Mariota - QB, TEN

Marcus Mariota threw two interceptions against the Cardinals. That brings his season total to 14. The entire Titans offense struggled to score outside of an early Derrick Henry touchdown.

Dynasty Analysis

Marcus Mariota has had his hands tied behind his back all season long. In fact, the entire Titans offense has underwhelmed in 2017, and it is 100% the fault of horrible play-calling and scheme. The Titans should just miss the playoffs entirely so they can rid themselves of Mularkey and the 1970s scheme that has tortured fans and dynasty owners all season. If Mularkey is around in 2018 you can go ahead and toss Mariota and all other offensive Titans in the dynasty dumpster.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Tennessean.com
Dec 10: 8:21 PM EST
Marquise Goodwin tops century mark

Marquise Goodwin caught half of his 12 targets for 106 yards. He was clearly Jimmy Garoppolo's main target as he had three times as many targets as anyone else.

Dynasty Analysis

Goodwin continues to display great chemistry with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. While his role beyond this season is uncertain, he looks like a strong play for the rest of this year.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 10: 6:15 PM EST
Jimmy Garoppolo leads 49ers to second straight win
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB, SFO

Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 334 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Houston Texans. His strong play helped the 49ers control the game once they took the lead in the second quarter.

Dynasty Analysis

After losing their first nine games, the 49ers seem to have regained some hope for the future as they have won three of their last four games and both that Garoppolo has started. It might be time to buy Garoppolo now before he likely gains new weapons in the off-season and has a full training camp to become more comfortable with Shanahan's offense.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 10: 6:09 PM EST
Bengals first round pick John Ross placed on IR
John Ross - WR, CIN

The Bengals placed the fastest man in NFL Combine history on injured reserve today with a shoulder injury. Ross will reportedly undergo surgery on his left shoulder. This is not the same shoulder Ross injured last season.

Ross finished his rookie campaign with 0 catches on 2 targets. He also lost a fumble on a rushing attempt.

Dynasty Analysis

Ross had one of the oddest rookie seasons of any top ten pick I can recall. He would probably benefit from s coaching change if the team opts to replace Marvin Lewis in the offseason.

Ross is becoming a cheap upside buy-target and has been moved for a little as a 3rd round pick this month. It’s too early to write someone with his speed and draft pedigree off.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Dec 6: 5:20 PM EST
Nick Vannett continues to log snaps
Nick Vannett - TE, SEA

Over the past two weeks, Nick Vannett has averaged 36 snaps

Dynasty Analysis

Vannett's snaps have been on the rise and he's averaged 36 over the past two weeks, compared to fellow tight end Jimmy Graham's 44 over the same time period. He's converted those snaps into seven targets, five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Normally this wouldn't be a stat to move on but with talk continuing that the Hawks could move on from Graham, as he's a free agent in 2018, it's quite possible that Vannett is being groomed for a starting role. Graham, for his part, has a four-game streak of touchdowns, scoring five in total during the period and nine on the year, so he's doing his best to ensure his presence is felt. Vannett appears to be a more capable blocker than is Graham but Graham is clearly the more dynamic target. Vannett is an upside-addition here for deep roster leagues until we see how Jimmy G's contract situation plays out.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 5: 11:58 PM EST
Marshall, other Giants questionable future w/ team

The firing of GM Jerry Reese and HC Ben McAdoo is likely to have implications across the roster

Dynasty Analysis

As noted in the Eli blurb, this can go one of two ways: the new front office decides to rebuild or they decide to go all-in to win in 2018. Either way, the roster as it stands is comprised of guys like Brandon Marshall brought in by the old regime. New front offices like to put their stamp on the team, and often at the expense of big name guys so that it is flashy. Marshall and others could be at risk in 2018.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NJ.com
Dec 5: 7:01 AM EST
Eli Manning back as Giants starter
Eli Manning - QB, NYG

With the firing of GM Jerry Reese and HC Ben McAdoo, Eli is back to starting

Dynasty Analysis

This may be short lived. A new coach and GM will be tasked with turning the organization around, and they may deem it worthy of a full rebuild. They may also think the team has enough pieces in place and go all in for a win-now year. Stay tuned for Eli's dynasty value beyond this season and how that could impact other players' value in the intermediate term.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NJ.com
Dec 5: 6:57 AM EST
Josh Doctson finds end zone again
Josh Doctson - WR, WAS

For two weeks running, Josh Doctson has scored a touchdown.

Dynasty Analysis

Doctson hasn't been ultra-productive but has salvaged each of the last two weeks by finding paydirt. Over those past two weeks, he's converted five of nine targets for just 54 yards but does have two touchdowns, giving him five on the year. His lack of consistency has been disturbing but owners must remember that he's still finding his game legs following a long injury outage to start 2017. The emergence of Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant will only help Doctson's production in remaining games and he'll be a high-upside, but high risk, young receiver to begin 2018. He'll be a popular target in the off-season for coach's willing to spin the wheel.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 4: 9:36 PM EST
Samaje Perine quiet against Cowboys
Samaje Perine - RB, WAS

Perine wasn't able to log his third-straight 100 yard rushing performance against the Cowboys

Dynasty Analysis

Samaje Perine could only muster 38 yards on the ground on 12 carries but did haul in three receptions for 31 yards. The Redskins were playing from behind much of the night and Perine never got on track. He did show a second dimension with capable hands out of the backfield but it wasn't enough to salvage his week on TNF. Perine has shown enough to be the leading candidate to open 2018 as the starter but with Chris Thompson's return next year, his value will be limited to a two-down role most weeks. He's a middling low-end RB2 until he shows the ability to be consistently productive.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 4: 9:25 PM EST
Dede Westbrook continues to produce
Dede Westbrook - WR, JAC

For the second week in a row, Westbrook remains heavily targeted

Dynasty Analysis

Westbrook hasn't lit the league on fire but in his past two weeks, he's tallied 19 targets, converting 12 of them for 119 yards. He hasn't logged a touchdown as of yet, but it's an eventuality as long as his role continues to increase. The return of Allen Robinson next year could impact the Jaguar's depth chart but Westbrook is likely to keep his role as a slot receiver. Much like fellow rookie Keelan Cole, he's an upside young receiver deserving of a roster spot in deeper leagues.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 4: 9:17 PM EST
Keelan Cole cementing role
Keelan Cole - WR, JAC

Keelan Cole continues to play a material number of snaps

Dynasty Analysis

Keelan Cole now seems to be a permanent fixture in the Jaguar offense. He's averaged over 55 snaps per game since the Jaguars week eight bye and he's logged 29 targets in that time, notching his first touchdown in week thirteeen. The 24 year old rookie should be owned as a developing young talent in all formats in deeper leagues.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fantasy Pros
Dec 4: 9:10 PM EST
Njoku Has Nice Line In His Best Game As A Pro
David Njoku - TE, CLE

David Njoku turned in a 4/74/1 line on six targets in the Browns loss to the Chargers. His fourth TD of the season is a franchise record among rookie tight ends.

Dynasty Analysis

Njoku had a pair of incredible catches in this game and the arrow is very much pointing upward. He is miles ahead of the development curve for such a young rookie (turned 21 in July) at the slowest developing position, he and Evan Engram headline a rookie tight end class that is proving to be a wonderful exception to the late blooming tight end development rule.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS
Dec 4: 12:51 AM EST
Gordon Shows Little Rust In Return
Josh Gordon - WR, CLE

Gordon posted 4/85/0 on 11 targets in his return. He showed little or no rust in his first game in nearly three calendar years.

Dynasty Analysis

The buying window has likely slammed shut for Gordon. The only man that could stop him was Deshone Kizer, and stop him he did. Gordon had multiple steps behind coverage on a third quarter deep target when Kizer lofted an egregiously under thrown ball, turning a sure touchdown to an incompletion. Assuming there's any amount of improvement to the QB position in '18, today's game appears to be just the beginning of the rewards to be reaped for patient owners.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 4: 12:42 AM EST
Marquise Goodwin leads 49ers in receiving

With Jimmy Garoppolo now under center and Pierre Garcon still out for the rest of the season, Marquise Goodwin stepped up big for the 49ers and led the team in receiving against the Bears. He hauled in all eight of his targets for 99 yards.

Dynasty Analysis

Goodwin has played behind talented receivers such as Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Pierre Garcon for most of his career. Since Garcon was injured last month, Goodwin has recorded at least 68 yards receiving in each of his last four games after stepping into a more prominent role.

Garcon will likely be back next season and Goodwin has an out in his contract for next year, so it is unclear what Goodwin's role will be next season. However, he could end up being a solid play for the rest of this season for any teams looking to add a flex player to their playoff roster.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 3: 5:48 PM EST
Trent Taylor has best game of season
Trent Taylor - WR, SFO

Trent Taylor caught all six of his targets for 92 yards in San Francisco's win over the Chicago Bears.

Dynasty Analysis

Trent Taylor displayed great chemistry with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throughout the game. Taylor plays a similar slot role to the one Julian Edelman plays with the Patriots. As a result, the years Garoppolo spent with Edelman could have led to the comfort he has shown throwing to Taylor. The two will look to build on their chemistry throughout the rest of the season.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 3: 5:39 PM EST
Jimmy Garoppolo earns first 49er win
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB, SFO

Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 293 yards and one interception against the Chicago Bears, earning his first victory as a 49er in the process. His interception came on a throw where the defender ripped the ball from the receiver in mid-air.

Dynasty Analysis

Have the 49ers found their next franchise quarterback? It is entirely too early to tell, but Garoppolo sure played well Sunday in Chicago. Although San Francisco could not convert any drives into touchdowns, Garoppolo repeatedly led the team down the field, including the game-winning drive at the end of the fourth quarter.

As long as the price is not too high, I am looking to buy some Garoppolo shares. If he signs a new contract with San Francisco, he will be tied to a young, offensive-minded coach and a team that has a plethora of cap space and draft picks to upgrade their offense around him.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Dec 3: 5:28 PM EST
Jimmy Garoppolo named starter for Sunday
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB, SFO

San Francisco 49er Head Coach Kyle Shanahan named quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the starter for Sunday's game in Chicago.

Dynasty Analysis

Chicago is not the easiest place to make your first start with a new team, but it appears the Jimmy Garoppolo era in San Francisco has begun. It will be interesting to see how that era goes. San Francisco is currently devoid of talented receivers, but we will see if Garoppolo is able to make the most of what he has.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 28: 9:47 PM EST
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