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Darrell Henderson claimed by Jaguars

The Jaguars claimed Darrell Henderson off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams.

Dynasty Analysis

The good news is Henderson landed on his feet quickly. The bad news is he has no chance of taking much work from Travis Etienne in Jacksonville. Henderson should provide solid depth for the rest of the season and would have immediate value should Etienne miss time. However, his ADP and ranking of RB41 are still going to slide after being a surprise cut by the Rams yesterday. This is one of those moves that's really better in reality than fantasy as Jacksonville added a capable backup who is going to be squarely on fantasy benches.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23: 4:59 PM EST
Davis Mills gets benched
Davis Mills - QB, HOU

The Texans have benched quarterback Davis Mills.

Dynasty Analysis

Kyle Allen will start in his place this week against Miami. Mills was thrown into the starter's role last year when the Texans moved on from Deshaun Watson and Houston had hoped he'd take a step forward this year. Instead, the Texans have the worst record in the league and Mills has proven to be far from a difference maker. With a top five pick nearly locked in, Houston will be in search of their long-term answer and likely want to get a look at Allen to see if he or Mills has a long-term future with the club even in a backup capacity. Mills is going to be a tough hold in dynasty leagues and his ranking of QB34 is going to crumble.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Nov 23: 1:40 PM EST
Clyde Edwards-Helaire placed on IR

The Chiefs have placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain.

Dynasty Analysis

A lost season gets worse for CEH as he'll miss at least the next month. Realistically, he had already been phased out of the rotation in favor of both Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon this year and after two and half seasons, it looks like he's going to go down as one of the bigger busts in recent memory. CEH's ranking of RB29 is going to fall precipitously over the coming days and weeks. It's highly unlikely the Chiefs pick up his fifth-year option this off-season and he could even be a cap casualty here soon. In short, dynasty managers hoping for a breakout season need to move on - it ain't happenin'.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23: 1:29 PM EST
Sam Darnold will start
Sam Darnold - QB, CAR

Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold will start on Sunday against Denver.

Dynasty Analysis

The Panthers have clearly seen enough of Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker this season, so Darnold will get his chance at the helm yet again. It's been an awful season for Carolina, who still doesn't seem to have an answer in a post-Cam Newton era. Darnold would need to end the season on a tear to have any chance of returning as the starter next year, a situation that seems highly unlikely. Even as a starter, he's still off the dynasty radar at the moment.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 23: 12:11 PM EST
Melvin Gordon goes unclaimed

Melvin Gordon went unclaimed off waivers from the Broncos.

Dynasty Analysis

Gordon is now a free agent and can sign wherever he chooses. The problem is there likely isn't a ton of interest in him since this season has been full of fumbling and a startling lack of production. Still, Gordon has a solid track record and it's likely he signs with a running back needy team at some point this season. His ADP and ranking of RB59 will continue to suffer until that happens.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23: 12:01 PM EST
Zach Wilson won't start
Zach Wilson - QB, NYJ

The Jets have benched Zach Wilson for their game this week against Chicago.

Dynasty Analysis

Wilson has simply performed terribly this year and lost the locker room. Robert Saleh was going to likely lose that same group had he not pulled the plug on the #2 overall pick in 2021. It's a massive fall from grace for Wilson, who could still regain the starting job, but has thus far shown no ability on and off the field that lends anyone to think that's going to happen. His ranking of QB19 is going to plummet.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NBC Sports
Nov 23: 11:55 AM EST
Darrell Henderson cut by Rams

The Rams have released running back Darrell Henderson.

Dynasty Analysis

This one comes out of left field as the Rams have really struggled running the ball all season and Henderson was a third round pick of theirs back in 2019. The starter at some points this year, he apparently fell out of favor with the team and will now hit the waiver wire. The Rams are moving forward with Cam Akers and Kyren Williams as their main backs and dynasty owners are very curious to see how the whole thing shakes out. It's quite possible the 2023 starter for Los Angeles isn't on the roster at the moment, but it looks like Akers and Williams will have the rest of the season to prove their worth. Henderson's ranking of RB41 is in peril.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Nov 22: 5:05 PM EST
Zach Wilson could be benched
Zach Wilson - QB, NYJ

Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh would not commit to Zach Wilson as his starting quarterback at his weekly press conference.

Dynasty Analysis

Uh oh. Apparently Saleh is among the many who didn't appreciate the lack of accountability given by Wilson after his dreadful performance on Sunday. The Jets have overachieved in many respects this season, but Wilson simply has not and now may have lost the locker room in the process. We'll see if the Jets ask Wilson to apologize to the team and move forward or if they turn to the likes of Mike White or Joe Flacco in an effort to make a playoff run. Regardless, the dynasty stock of our QB19 is tanking quickly.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 22: 11:27 AM EST
Chase Edmonds has high ankle sprain
Chase Edmonds - RB, DEN

Broncos running back Chase Edmonds has a high ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks.

Dynasty Analysis

Edmonds was carted off during their game against Las Vegas yesterday, so this comes as no surprise. The only real drama here is the fact the Broncos released Melvin Gordon despite knowing Edmonds was going to miss multiple weeks. As for Edmonds, he's looking more like a "throw-in" as part of the Bradley Chubb trade and dynasty owners will just have to hang on and hope he can make a contribution aside Latavius Murray later this season.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NBC Sports
Nov 21: 3:45 PM EST
Latavius Murray a sudden starter
Latavius Murray - RB, DEN

With the release of Melvin Gordon, Latavius Murray has become the Broncos short-term starter.

Dynasty Analysis

Denver is a total mess right now and Gordon became the latest fall guy after being cut today. Murray hasn't been overly impressive thus far in his five games with the Broncos, but he's a proven veteran who has lost only eight fumbles in his ten year career. Nothing can be expected from an offense looking this inept, but Murray should be in line to start the rest of the way and can be considered a RB3/Flex option should he find a way to fall into the end zone every now and then. Our RB88, Murray is back on the radar once again.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 2:16 PM EST
Melvin Gordon cut by Denver

The Broncos have released running back Melvin Gordon.

Dynasty Analysis

Gordon's three-year run in Denver comes to an unceremonious end after he fumbled again in Sunday's rock-bottom loss to Las Vegas. Denver just never seemed to trust Gordon (and why would they) after losing Javonte Williams to a season-ending injury. The eight-year veteran had lost four fumbles on 90 carries this season and was also ineffective on the ground, averaging less than four yards per carry. All that said, it's likely Gordon finds his way to another team and could carve out a decent role in the process. Teams like the Jets, Ravens, Chiefs, Eagles, Commanders, Falcons, and Rams come to mind as teams who could kick the tires on Gordon, whose ranking of RB52 seems likely to slide even further now.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Nov 21: 2:12 PM EST
Chris Olave strikes again
Chris Olave - WR, NO

Saints rookie receiver Chris Olave had five catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Saints win over the Rams.

Dynasty Analysis

The New Orleans offense has been hard to watch for much of this season, but Olave has somehow found a way to be consistently productive. Now sporting a 51/760/3 line on the season, it seems a given the rookie will post a 1,000-yard season and solidify himself as a top-five rookie in dynasty leagues. While some rookies got more attention early in the process, Olave has proven to be a long-term asset moving forward and his ranking of WR14 justifies that.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:57 PM EST
Zach Wilson faceplants
Zach Wilson - QB, NYJ

Zach Wilson completed just 9-of-22 passes for 77 yards in the Jets 10-3 loss to New England.

Dynasty Analysis

With the Jets defense playing out of their minds, all New York needed would have been competent quarterback play and Wilson was simply dreadful all afternoon. While Wilson has shown some signs on occasion, his four touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games are simply not getting it done. In addition, he's had just one game with more than 252 yards passing all season and four with 154 or less. In addition, his maturity and leadership are now under the microscope after he failed to take responsibility for the loss and refused to accept the fact the offense let down his defense. Wilson is clearly in the crosshairs at the moment and his ranking of QB19 seems pretty generous at the moment.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:53 PM EST
Jonathan Taylor carries the mail
Jonathan Taylor - RB, IND

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had 22 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Colts close 17-16 loss to the Eagles.

Dynasty Analysis

Taylor now has a whopping 50 total touches in the two games since Jeff Saturday took over the team. After scoring in back-to-back weeks, his slow start to the season may indeed be finally behind him. While we'd like to see a few more catches from our RB1, the recent results are finally solidifying Taylor as one of the top overall assets in dynasty league again. With the team fully committed to running the ball, Taylor is locked and loaded in lineups for the rest of the season.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:45 PM EST
James Cook shows signs of life
James Cook - RB, BUF

Bills rookie running back James Cook had 86 yards on 11 carries in Buffalo's win against Cleveland.

Dynasty Analysis

While we need to see a lot more from Cook to feel more comfortable about his preseason ADP, this was a step in the right direction as he matched his career high in terms of carries and posted a career best in terms of yardage. Even better, Nyheim Hines seems like an afterthought in this offense after being acquired at the trade deadline. Cook is our RB31 and there seems to be a little more hope this week compared to last.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:41 PM EST
Kyle Pitts dealing with knee issue
Kyle Pitts - TE, ATL

Kyle Pitts is believed to have torn his MCL in Atlanta's win over Chicago.

Dynasty Analysis

A miserable season from Pitts just got a lot worse as an MRI confirmed the diagnosis. While a sprained MCL would have only kept him out in the short-term, a tear will make this an extended absence and throw fuel on what has simply been a dumpster fire of a year for the tight end. With just 28 catches for 356 yards and two scores, Pitts has been one of fantasy football's biggest disappointments. Still, he's just 22 years old and playing on a run-first offense, limiting his opportunities. If you're still a believer in our TE2, this should open up a window for you to acquire him at a more reasonable price.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Yahoo Sports
Nov 21: 12:27 PM EST
Justin Fields injures shoulder
Justin Fields - QB, CHI

Bears quarterback Justin Fields injured his left shoulder late in Chicago's loss to Atlanta.

Dynasty Analysis

Fields was carted back to the locker room, but reportedly left the stadium without wearing a sling. While that's good news, we won't really know the extent of the injury until later in the week. Fields has been a revelation in dynasty leagues this year as his performance over the past month has made him look like a top-five dynasty option moving forward. Dynasty managers are holding their breath with our QB9.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:22 PM EST
Wan'Dale Robinson tears his ACL

Giants wide receiver Wan"Dale Robinson has torn his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

Dynasty Analysis

Robinson ends his rookie season with a 23/227/1 line, but that doesn't tell the story as he only appeared in six games. It's a very unfortunate development for Robinson, who had his best game by a mile on Sunday with nine catches for 100 yards on a whopping 13 targets. Robinson had risen all the way to WR52, but that ascension will surely stop now as he moves to a "wait and see" mode on dynasty rosters.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 21: 12:17 PM EST
Treylon Burks has career night
Treylon Burks - WR, TEN

Treylon Burks had a career high seven catches for 111 receiving yards in Tennessee's TNF win against Green Bay.

Dynasty Analysis

This was a big night for Burks, who has battled injuries and inconsistency throughout his rookie season. His previous career highs were three catches and 55 yards and those came in his first game. While he still has yet to find the end zone in the run-based Titans offense, those who took Burks with a top four pick are surely breathing a sigh of relief and hoping this is a breakout performance with more of them to come in future weeks. Burks had slipped to the WR22 and that slide should end at this point, especially if he continues to produce.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 18: 2:28 PM EST
Christian Watson scores two more

Packers wide receiver Christian Watson had four catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's TNF loss to Tennessee.

Dynasty Analysis

The loss dropped Green Bay to 4-7 in what's quickly looking like a lost season. However, the play of Watson over the past five days has been very promising as he's now scored a whopping five times in the past two games. Watson is looking like the receiver we had hoped he'd become as a fringe first round rookie pick this off-season and his ranking of WR43 is looking rather low after his five-day, five-touchdown binge.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Nov 17: 11:34 PM EST
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