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Golden Tate's last season as a Lion?
Golden Tate - WR, DET

Golden Tate is a free agent in 2019 and may be playing his last year in Detroit

Dynasty Analysis

The rise of Kenny Golladay, coupled with Marvin Jones signed through the 2020 season, means the Lions may be able to move on from Tate rather than offer up the big payday he'll certainly be seeking. Tate is playing well with 14 receptions, 188 yards and a touchdown through two games and, at 30 years of age, he's certain to get plenty of attention. Depending on the prospects of the Lions as the Oct. 30 trade deadline approaches, Tate could be traded but this rarely occurs for big-name free agents ahead of contract negotiations. Teams much prefer to handle contract negotiations during the off-season. Golden Tate in a new uniform for 2019 would mean an upgrade for all receivers mentioned. He's DLF's WR26.

DLF Analyst:       Source: LionsWire.com
Sep 23: 10:49 AM EST
Dalvin Cook will return in week four
Dalvin Cook - RB, MIN

Cook told St. Paul Pioneer Press writer Chris Tomasson that he'll "definitely" be ready for the Rams in week four.

Dynasty Analysis

The dynasty angle here isn't so much his readiness for next week as it is another injury sidelining the promising sophomore player. No one will fault Cook for a torn ACL or even this hamstring injury early in the season, but a running back needs to be on the field to produce and we much prefer to see Cook string starts, rather than time on the trainer's table. There's not great cause of alarm yet but we're hoping for greater durability going forward for DLF's RB9. Start Latavius Murray in all formats as a solid upside flex play for week three.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Chris Tomasson via Twitter
Sep 22: 8:45 PM EST
Corey Clement should be primary back
Corey Clement - RB, PHI

Clement appeared on the injury list with a questionable tag but should be good-to-go for Sunday's game.

Dynasty Analysis

With Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles down for the game, Clement should see a lot of work vs. Indianapolis. He makes for a fine play in all formats and given his performance to date, there is a possibility that you could be looking at Philly's new bell-cow back, though they do like to run via committee. Clement is the best all-around back on the Eagles currently and DLF's RB51 has significant upside.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter
Sep 22: 8:38 PM EST
Baker Mayfield to start?
Baker Mayfield - QB, CLE

Baker Mayfield led the Browns to their first win in 635 days in a Thursday night game vs. the New York Jets

Dynasty Analysis

While coach Hue Jackson refused to commit to rookie as his week four starter until he has chance to review tape, it's all but certain Mayfield is the Browns' new starter. And well he should be. He went 17/23 for 201 yards but with no touchdowns in the win. He was one yard short of his first NFL passing touchdown when Jarvis Landry was taken down at the one yard line after a well-positioned 29-yard strike. Tyrod Taylor was under pressure all night and looked shaken after multiple hits prompting Mayfield's entrance just before halftime. Taylor was eventually scratched from the game due to the concussion protocol. What followed was a team which rallied around its new starter behind the entire stadium alive with a palpable buzz and energy. Baker Mayfield will be under center in week four! He's DLF's QB17.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 21: 10:01 AM EST
Jordan Matthews back in Philadelphia
Jordan Matthews - WR, PHI

The Eagles signed receiver Jordan Matthews while placing Mike Wallace on injured reserve

Dynasty Analysis

The Eagles find themselves extremely needy at the position so the signing of Matthews makes a lot of sense. After washing out in both Buffalo and New England, largely due to continuing injury issues, he finds himself back where it all started in 2014 when he was a second round selection by the Eagles. Matthews, still only 26, is healthy and should immediately mix in with the remaining starters and compete for snaps. Yet to have a 1,000 yard campaign, and with only four total touchdowns over the past two years, Matthews only projects as a developmental roster addition in the hope he can carve out a role until Alshon Jeffery returns. As DLF's WR101, there's not much intrigue left and he's an end of the roster player at best. Add him only if the cupboard is bare on your waiver wire.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 19: 9:45 AM EST
Josh Adams promoted from practice squad

Mike Garafolo is reporting the Eagles have promoted rookie running back Josh Adams from the practice squad.

Dynasty Analysis

This may have something to do with Jay Ajayi's back injury which didn't seem to impact him much late in the game during week two. Adams at 6'2/248 lbs. ran an impressive, for his size, 4.48 at Notre Dame's pro day but went undrafted in the NFL Rookie Draft. Unless Ajayi is shut down due to injury, Adams projects to be buried on the depth chart and likely will only have a special teams role. Corey Clement, quickly gaining value in dynasty, will get a further upgrade should Ajayi miss any time. Josh Adams can be added in deep-roster dynasty leagues if a roster spot is available.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Mike Garafolo via Twitter
Sep 18: 11:41 AM EST
Rashaad Penny receives ten carries
Rashaad Penny - RB, SEA

Penny produced 30 yards on 10 rushes and didn't secure either of his two targets vs. the Bears on Monday night.

Dynasty Analysis

He looked worse than Chris Carson but that may be splitting hairs as the offensive line looked equally ill-equipped in run blocking as they did in pass protection. Few holes or seams were present, unless it was for Chicago's swarming defense. The Seahwaks are in trouble and the run-game is beginning to remind many of 2017 which doesn't bode well for any of the backs. For first round selection Penny, it looks like a further time-share until such time Seattle can address the offensive line woes or one of the backs can establish a pattern of productivity. Either way, all Seahawk backs are best left on your bench until the situation clears. Penny is DLF's RB18 and likely to fall.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 18: 10:15 AM EST
Chris Carson was gassed
Chris Carson - RB, SEA

Explaining Chris Carson's lack of work in the second half, Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll said of Carson: "He was a little gassed from working on special teams"

Dynasty Analysis

Frustrating. Carroll is one of the most enigmatic head coaches in the NFL, at least when it comes to gleaning anything worthwhile from his comments. Supposedly the Hawks were short on special teams players due to injury. Just a week ago he was praising Carson's work leading the fantasy community to believe his workload would only be increasing. Instead, in week two, he receives all of six carries for 24 yards and no receptions in a bad loss to the Bears. Rashaad Penny stepped in and looked worse. Truth be told, Seattle's offensive line play has been so bad it likely doesn't matter which back is in the backfield. Until the situation clears, we recommend steering clear of any Seahawk running back. Carson is DLF's RB43.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Seattle Times
Sep 18: 10:04 AM EST
LeSean McCoy has cracked rib cartilage
LeSean McCoy - RB, BUF

McCoy is considered day-to-day after head coach Sean McDermott confirmed the injury.

Dynasty Analysis

McCoy, now 30, is trending in the wrong direction. Through two games he amassed only 61 yards on 16 rushes while catching five receptions for 28 yards. He's yet to find the end-zone. The Bills continue to be putrid on offense but showed some signs of life following a change at quarterback to rookie Josh Allen. It's hard to forecast any reversal of fortune for McCoy and the upcoming tilt vs. Minnesota in week three doesn't bode well. For owners, the window has closed on moving McCoy and there remains little catalyst to provide acquisition intrigue. LeSean McCoy currently sits as DLF's RB28 and the drop from here is likely to be precipitous.

DLF Analyst:       Source: BuffaloBills.com
Sep 18: 8:43 AM EST
Breshad Perriman signed in Washington

The Washington Redskins have signed Breshad Perriman

Dynasty Analysis

The Redskins signed both Perriman and Michael Floyd as they continue to bolster their receiver corps. The Redskins weren't on top of our list for landing spots for Perriman but the addition makes sense. After three years of disappointing production in Baltimore, the former first round talent (2015, 26th overall) could see the field sooner rather than later. Through two games, Washington wide receivers have failed to find the end zone while Alex Smith's primary targets continue to be running back Chris Thompson and tight end Jordan Reed. Jamison Crowder appears to be the WR1 while Josh Doctson is trending toward further disappointment. Perriman is all but off DLF's dynasty radar at WR108 but he may be worth an addition in deep-roster leagues.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Sep 18: 8:29 AM EST
Michael Floyd signed in Washington
Michael Floyd - WR, WAS

The Washington Redskins have signed Michael Floyd

Dynasty Analysis

We're starting to lose count. Floyd had a cup of coffee in New Orleans into pre-season before being released. The Redskins seem desperate for consistent and productive receiver talent and are scraping the bottom of the barrell. Floyd, still only 28, gets one more shot to get his career back on track. This is far more informational news than it is actionable until we see him active on game days.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Sep 18: 8:18 AM EST
Redskins look for WR help

The Washington Redskins signed veteran free agent WRs Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd.

Dynasty Analysis

The Redskins were not able to land WR Josh Gordon, so instead settled for former 1st round WRs Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd. Perriman was recently let go by the Ravens, and Floyd had a brief pre-season cup of coffee with the Saints.

Either player has the physical potential to carve out a role, but don't get too excited about either being fantasy relevant. If you're in leagues with rosters of 26 or more, either could be added from the waiver wire if you are desperate for help at WR. Perriman would be the preferred add since he is several years younger and showed signs of life late in the preseason.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Sep 17: 10:52 PM EST
Corey Coleman waived

The Patriots waived Corey Coleman to make room for Josh Gordon

Dynasty Analysis

Coleman is certain to land on another roster but is quickly making his way around the NFL. He's only worth roster consideration in very deep leagues and is nearly off the fantasy radar altogether. It's been a stunning set of events for the 2016 first-round (15th overall) receiver who has had difficulty staying on the field. Look for Coleman to surface again on receiver-needy teams like San Francisco, Seattle or Dallas.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Rotoworld
Sep 17: 3:49 PM EST
Josh Gordon traded to New England
Josh Gordon - WR, NEP

Josh Gordon has been traded to the Patriots for a conditional 5th round selection

Dynasty Analysis

Rapoport says the trade is now official. Gordon also is said to have had an MRI on his hamstring which checked out fine, he'll be available to start in week three. Fantasy owners worldwide are jumping with joy at the news as past images of Brady-to-Moss are conjured. It's a best-case scenario to for Gordon owners but also may represent a last-chance in that Bill Belichick and the Patriots won't suffer any further transgressions by the enigmatic receiver and few teams can offer the production New England can. Gordon's price tag was surely the catalyst to getting a deal done and owners can expect he'll be in New England shortly and has a good shot and suiting up in week three. He'll be an extremely difficult player to project over the next 1-2 weeks, but there's no doubting his upside should he stay on the straight and narrow. Gordon's WR23 ranking on DLF will be on the rise in all likelihood. He also represents an intriguing sell-high scenario for dynasty coaches with solid depth at the position.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Sep 17: 3:43 PM EST
Josh Gordon done in Cleveland
Josh Gordon - WR, NEP

Josh Gordon’s time in Cleveland looks like it has come to an end following a flurry of news over the past 24 hours.

Dynasty Analysis

News and information is breaking seemingly almost by the minute on the fate of the mercurial Josh Gordon. Most recent reports say Gordon is due to be released or traded in the coming days due to erratic behavior, being late to meetings and lost trust. Early reports also claimed the Browns feared Gordon has been struggling with sobriety though that no longer appears to be the case. The Browns are moving on largely due to lack of trust and are tired of wondering when Gordon’s commitment and consistency will match his undeniable talent. It’s probably the best for both Cleveland and Gordon. Look for a trade to occur quickly as it has been suggested that up to five teams have contacted the Browns. Any acquiring team will need to have a strong support system and a lot of patience. Gordon’s dynasty value hangs in the balance while we wait to see where he lands.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Sep 16: 10:02 AM EST
C.J. Mosley has no ligament damage
C.J. Mosley - LB, BAL

Ravens' coach John Harbaugh says an MRI showed no ligament or structural damage.

Dynasty Analysis

IDP players can rest easy knowing that, while there's no timetable yet for Mosley's return, he'll be back on the field sooner rather than later. Initial guess would be a return in 3-6 weeks. Mosley is DLF's LB5 so owners will need to find a replacement for at least the next month.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ravens Wire
Sep 14: 10:05 AM EST
Josh Allen was planned starter early
Josh Allen - QB, BUF

Senior NFL Reporter, Albert Breer says: "the Bills had planned to go with Josh Allen as their starting quarterback, prior to his preseason start vs. the Cincinnati Bengals."

Dynasty Analysis

It's not surprising as the cupboard was mostly bare at the position though they did acquire A.J. McCarron prior to the draft. Now, McCarron is in Oakland, the Nathan Peterman experiment has failed miserably and Josh Allen is the only name remaining. The strong-armed rookie is raw but provides the Bills with a spark of realistic excitement and hope, items largely absent over the past few years. Allen has the arm strength needed to succeed in Buffalo late in the season but is throwing to a set of receivers arguably near the bottom of the NFL. As DLF's QB31, Allen has value in 2QB formats or as a developmental QB3.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Bills Wire
Sep 14: 9:48 AM EST
John Brown sees 10 targets
John Brown - WR, BAL

John Brown now has 14 targets and two touchdowns over two games

Dynasty Analysis

Once is an anomaly twice is a pattern, perhaps. It's very early to make such a claim but John Brown is now clearly on the radar as an every week flex play. Brown saw 10 targets on Thursday night against Cincinnati, converting just four of them but for 92 yards and a touchdown. His conversion rate now sits at a pedestrian 50% but his usage suggest he's the WR1 for Joe Flacco. The 28 year old receiver will be climbing weekly rankings from this point forward and is best as a WR3 with upside currently, but there's dynasty value here as DLF's WR78

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 14: 9:34 AM EST
Tyler Boyd has career game
Tyler Boyd - WR, CIN

Tyler Boyd produced 91 yards and a touchdown on six of nine targets

Dynasty Analysis

The dynasty community has been waiting for some time for a consistent producer across from A.J. Green. One game does not make consistency but it goes a long way to put Boyd back on the dynasty radar, especially if he can produce again in week three. Boyd's production comes at the expense of John Ross who many were on as a sleeper in 2018, but it's still early in the season. Boyd will be a hot waiver wire addition this week and we'd caution owners not to bet the farm. But if you have an open roster spot and the priority or bid dollars to spend, he's worth a shot as DLF's WR93.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 14: 9:27 AM EST
Leonard Fournette expected to return

Barring a setback, it looks like Fournette will return for week 2 in a tilt vs. the Patriots

Dynasty Analysis

The dynasty angle here is far more about Fournette's lack of durability. All eyes have been on his ankles from his LSU days and that has continued into 2018. Fournette responded by losing weight for the 2018 season but lasted only two quarters of week one before walking off with a minor hamstring pull. It's only a minor pull but Leonard Fournette needs to establish that he can be durable for an entire season or his DLF RB9 ranking and ADP (14) will see a decline. Owners can resume holding their collective breath with each carry.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Josina Anderson via Twitter
Sep 13: 8:38 AM EST
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