Week 4 Preview: Somebody’s Going to Get Their First Win

Author: Steven Van Tassell

It’s Week 4 of the first season of Dynasty Owner and time for the first byes of the NFL season. That means Dynasty Owners have players off this week and need to have replacements for their Active lineups and Bench (unless they want a zero from a player on their Bench). Le’Veon Bell and George Kittle are two of the biggest names whose absence may impact your Week 4 match-up. Hopefully you’ve got a solid Bench and Practice Squad to make up for those missing players.

This is our fourth Dynasty Owner game preview article. We’ll continue pick some players who should be in your Active lineup and some who you should Bench, as well as review last week’s recommendations. We’ll also look at one Dynasty Owner match-up, analyze each team’s starters and bench to see if any switches are needed, highlight other things of interest and importance, such as the creativity of the team names, and make a prediction on the winner and final score of the match-up.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). There is also a 3 point bonus for clutch scoring, which is a score that results in a lead change in the final two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Activate These Guys

First, let’s look at last week and see how my recommendations worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok). I recommended having the following players Active in Week 3:

  • QB: Jacoby Brissett – 28.9 points (Good recommendation)
  • RB: Frank Gore – 16.9 points (Good recommendation)
  • WR: Nelson Agholor – 22.0 points (Good recommendation)
  • TE: Greg Olsen – 25.5 points (Good recommendation)

Spot on in Week 3! Congratulations to me and everyone who followed those recommendations. Let’s see if I can go 4 for 4 with my recommendations of some players who should be Active in Week 4.

Jacoby Brissett (QB – IND): Brissett rose to the occasion last week, so why not pick him again? He was the 12th rated QB in Dynasty Owner after Week 3, so he’s not guaranteed to be Active in most leagues, but he should be if you have him. He’s still a Free Agent in my league, but shouldn’t be much longer with bye weeks and his performance so far this year. Brissett has thrown for multiple TDs and gotten his Dynasty Owners 20+ points every week. There no reason to expect that to stop against the Raiders at home. He’ll be good enough again that you’ll want him Active this week.

Justin Jackson (RB – LAC): Tony Pollard had 23.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against the Dolphins last week with over 100 yards rushing. Jackson is averaging 7.9 yards per carry so far this season and the Dolphins have the worst defense in the NFL against the run. Jackson might not start this week, but if the Chargers are blowing out the Dolphins, then expect him to play a lot. Even though he’s not a starter for the Chargers and will be third in line next week after the return of Melvin Gordon, safely put Jackson in your Active lineup this week.

Adam Humphries (WR – TEN): I could have taken the easy route and gone with D.J. Chark of Jacksonville or Terry McLaurin of Washington, but both of those guys are in the top 10 in Dynasty Owner fantasy points for WRs, so they should be Active. Instead, I’ll go with Humphries who had 6 catches for 93 yards (15.3 points) last week against Jacksonville and faces an Atlanta defense this week who’ll be missing their starting strong safety. Humphries should be targeted enough to score some points and a TD will put him into Active territory. Since the Falcons have given up 4 TDs to WRs so far this season, bet on Humphries to get one and make him Active.

Will Dissly (TE – SEA): Death, taxes and start your TE if they are playing Arizona. Those are the three guarantees in life in 2019. The Arizona defense has allowed an average of 24.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to TEs this season and Dissly is a good one with 22 points against the Steelers in Week 2 and 18.2 points against the Saints in Week 3. After three weeks, he ranked 8th among TEs in Dynasty Owner scoring. Last week, Greg Olsen was facing the Cardinals and he was a good recommendation to be Active. This week, it’s Dissly.

Bench These Guys

Now, let’s look at last week and see how my Bench recommendations worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok). Last week, I recommended having the following players on the Bench:

  • QB: Baker Mayfield – 11.7 points (Good recommendation)
  • RB: Le’Veon Bell – 10.3 points (Good recommendation)
  • WR: Josh Gordon – 14.4 points (Just OK recommendation)
  • TE: Eric Ebron – 7.7 points (Good recommendation)

Three out of four Good recommendations and one Just Ok recommendation. Very well done last week! Let’s hope I can keep it up this week. Here are some players who Dynasty Owners drafted to use in their Active lineup, but would be better if they sat on the Bench in Week 4.

Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE): Full disclosure – I would have recommended Carson Wentz for the Bench if he wasn’t playing on Thursday. On to Plan B, which is Benching Baker again since it worked out last week. He’s not playing well, and the Ravens defense is very good despite giving up over 300 yards passing to Kyler Murray and Patrick Mahomes in their past two games. Dynasty Owners who drafted him probably planned on making Mayfield Active a lot, but not this week, leave him on the Bench.

Sony Michel (RB – NE): Everyone who owns Sony Michel in Dynasty Owner got bad news this week when the Patriots put fullback James Develin on Injured Reserve. Michel is a better runner with Develin blocking for him and is largely non-existent in the Patriots passing game with zero receptions so far this year. Michel has also produced two poor games this year (14 rushing yards vs. Pittsburgh and 11 rushing yards vs. the Jets). The Pats play a good defense in Buffalo this week, so the best course of action is to Bench Michel this week.

Stefon Diggs (WR – MIN): Everyone who drafted Diggs probably expected to have him Active almost every week. Unfortunately, he’s only produced 6 receptions for 101 receiving yards and one receiving TD (19.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) so far this year. He was ranked as the 74th best WR in Dynasty Owner through the first three weeks and has to play the Bears defense in Week 4. That’s all I need to know to recommend sitting Diggs on the Bench this week.

O.J. Howard (TE – TB): Coach Bruce Arians called Howard out this week saying, “He can play a heck of a lot better.” Coach is right, but he won’t this week against the Rams. Sadly, for his Dynasty Owners who drafted him to be Active, he’s got less than 100 yards receiving this season with only seven catches and nine targets. The Bucs will continue to rely on WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, so Dynasty Owners can safely Bench Howard this week.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week – Jazz (Joey) vs. Don.. (Don)

It’s time for our Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week. This week, we again have two Dynasty Owners looking for their first career Dynasty Owner victory. Since both of them are winless we are withholding their last names to protect them from ridicule. Joey has scored 378.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his three games, but fallen short of victory every time. He’s facing Don who sports the same 0-3 record, but has a team that has scored almost 100 fewer points. Who’s going to get their first Dynasty Owner victory and who’s going to start 0-4?

Some quick thoughts about the match-up:

  • There’s a big disparity in TEs between the two teams. Jazz has two good options in Austin Hooper and Will Dissly. Right now, Hooper is Active, but Jazz should switch to Dissly since he’s playing Arizona who has been terrible against opposing TEs. For Don, it’s a choice between O.J. Howard who is having a bad year so far and Mike Gesicki who plays for the Dolphins. Not great options there.
  • Both of Don’s Bench WRs are predicted to score more points than the ones he has Active. Switching them would yield Don’s team 6.3 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points that he really needs this week. Don should be cautious as T.Y. Hilton is questionable, but if he plays, it’s against the Raiders and he probably should be Active over Stefon Diggs.
  • Jazz has two of the best QBs in all of Texas on his team in Dak Prescott and DeShaun Watson. Tough call on who to start, but Watson is the right move this week by a slight margin according to the Dynasty Owner projections (26.7 for Watson vs. 25.5 for Prescott).
  • Both team names are short and to the point. No wasted characters for either one of these guys!

The exclusive Dynasty Owner scoring projections has Jazz winning by twenty points (133.2 to 113.2). Jazz should win by a few more points than that (sorry Don) but I predict that both teams won’t reach their score projections.

Final score prediction: Jazz 127.6 vs. Don.. 103.2

Check out the Week 4 Recap article to see who got their first ever Dynasty Owner victory!

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 3 Recap: No Disputing Who Won

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 3 of the first season of Dynasty Owner is over and while the bugs may have won the week in Dynasty Owner, they won’t be winning the war as Tim has a plan to squash all of them. Unfortunately, Tim’s plan to squash Mike’s team this week didn’t work out as Mike won by an indisputable margin.

This is our third Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. If you missed the first two articles, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). There is also a 3 point bonus for a clutch scoring, which is a score that results in a lead change in the final two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Mike Evans

Evans wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 45.0 point effort in Week 3 (8 catches, 190 yards receiving, 3 passing TDs) against the New York Giants. Evans just edged out Keenan Allen who had 43.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week. Evans may be one of the most expensive WR with an annual salary of $16.5 million for his Dynasty Owners, but they should gladly pay over $1 million every week for that many points.

  • Week 3 Points: 45.0
  • Week 3 Salary: $1,031,250
  • Week 3 Cost per Point: $22,917

Congratulations Mike on being the first non-QB to win Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors!

Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week

Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we also have the Value Player of the Week. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Phillip Lindsay

Even though Lindsay is splitting carriers with Royce Freeman, you can’t blame Denver’s 0-3 record on him after his 29.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point outbreak in Week 3. Lindsay gained 81 yards rushing with 2 rushing TDs and added in 4 receptions for 49 yards. All that production only cost his Dynasty Owners a little over $35,000 this past week based on his $575,000 annual salary.

  • Week 3 Points: 29.0
  • Week 3 Salary: $35,938
  • Week 3 Cost per Point: $1,239

It’s three straight AFC West Value Players of the Week. Come back next week and see if a player from another division can win.

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 3. We aren’t going to write that you should have started our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week Mike Evans, since he should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 3.

QB: Daniel Jones (NYG) – 41.6 points

Danny Dimes had 4 TDs (2 passing and 2 rushing) in his first NFL start. Since it was his first start, many Dynasty Owners likely didn’t have him Active, but they should have since they missed out on 41.6 points (336 yards passing, 2 passing TDs, 28 yards rushing, 2 rushing TDs – including one with less than two minutes to go, 2 fumbles lost). Jones got a total of 4 bonus points this week for his owners with a bonus point for over 300 yards passing and 3 clutch scoring bonus points. We’ll see if the loss of Saquon Barkley for 4 to 8 weeks will hurt or help Jones in his next few starts, but for at least this week, he should have been Active.

Honorable mention to Carolina QB Kyle Allen who had 32.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (261 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, -1 yards rushing, 2 fumbles – one lost) in place of Cam Newton. No Dynasty Owners likely had him Active in Week 3, maybe some will in Week 4.

RB: LeSean McCoy (KC) – 23.0 points

McCoy was listed as questionable heading into the Chiefs game versus Baltimore and many fantasy analysts didn’t expect him to play much, if at all. Lots of Dynasty Owners probably had him on their Bench based on this analysis. That was a mistake as they missed out on 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (54 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 3 receptions, 26 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD). He should have been Active.

WR: Cooper Kupp (LAR) – 33.2 points

Leaving out Mike Evans and Keenan Allen as both of them should have been Active for all of their Dynasty Owners puts Cooper Kupp as the WR who should have been Active. Many Dynasty Owners may have had Kupp Active since he was playing against a Cleveland defense that had multiple starters injured and not playing against the Rams. Kupp validated their faith in him with 11 receptions for 102 receiving yards and two receiving TDs.

Honorable mention to Taylor Gabriel who had 3 receiving TDs in the first half on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins. Gabriel had 32.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 75 yards, 3 receiving TDs, 7 yards rushing) and likely wasn’t Active on many Dynasty Owner squads this week.

TE: Jordan Akins (HOU) – 22.3 points

Akins may not have had the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points from a TE this week as four other TEs had more, but he was definitely the one most likely to not be Active in many lineups. Coming into Week 3, Akins had only 3 receptions for 42 yards. In Week 3, he had only 3 receptions for 73 yards, but he scored 2 TDs for a total of 22.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. As the fifth highest-scoring TE of the week, he should have been in your Active lineup.

K: Dan Bailey (MIN) – 11.0 points

Not a great week for kicker scoring in the NFL. The best was Dan Bailey who didn’t miss a kick in the Vikings 34-14 win over the Raiders. He had two FGs (24 yarder and a 50 yarder) plus four PATs for a total of 11 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Matt Gay of Tampa Bay had 4 FGs and would have been the pick if he hadn’t missed a 34-yard FG at the end of the game plus 2 PATs. Since many people expected Bailey to lose the Vikings kicking job to Kaare Vedvik during the preseason, he likely wasn’t drafted by too many Dynasty Owners or Active in many lineups.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted a stud like Patrick Mahomes had them Active this week, but here are some other likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 3.

QB: Baker Mayfield (CLE) – 11.7 points

After a good game versus the New York Jets, Baker stumbled in his second consecutive night game as he only put up 11.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (195 yards passing, 1 passing TD, -1 yards rushing, 1 INTs, 1 fumble – not lost). There were plenty of QBs who did much better in Week 3, so Baker should have been on the Bench.

RB: James Conner (PIT) – 6.7 points

Conner had 17 touches in the Steelers loss to San Francisco, but only produced 6.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Conner had 13 carries for 43 yards plus 4 receptions for 14 yards and a lost fumble. Not what his Dynasty Owners were expecting in Week 3 when he was better left on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Le’Veon Bell who was predicted to be a Bench candidate in Week 3 with about 10.5 points (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-3-preview) and ended up with 10.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (35 yards rushing, 4 receptions, 28 yards receiving). Unless you read the article and followed my advice, you likely start didn’t start Le’Veon when left him on the Bench.

WR: Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) – 3.0 points

Just 2 receptions for 10 yards for Sanders in Week 3 vs. the Packers. That’s down from a 28.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2 when he was an Honorable Mention as a player who should have been Active. That was then and this is now. Dynasty Owners should have left Sanders on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Kenny Golladay who barely edged out Sanders with 3.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3. Volume wasn’t the problem as Golladay was targeted 8 times, he just caught only 2 of those targets for 17 yards.

TE: Jared Cook (NO) – 1.7 points

Only one catch for 7 yards for Cook in a game that saw the Saints score 33 points and Teddy Bridgewater throw for 177 yards and 2 TDs. There was an argument that Cook would be less impacted by Drew Brees’ injury. He was impacted greatly, and Dynasty Owners should have left Cook on the Bench.

K: Ka’imi Fairbairn (HOU) – 0 points

At a salary of $3.1 million for one year, Dynasty Owners who drafted Fairbairn likely had him Active for the Texans game against the Chargers. The Texans moved the ball and scored 4 TDs, but Fairbairn missed one of the PATs and a 56-yard FG, so he ended up with zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points. His performance would have been best done from the comfort of the Bench.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Tim Peffer (Dynasty Owner Tim) – 85.0 vs. Mike Williams (MikeDynastyMaster) – 150.3

Even with bugs impacting the score, it wasn’t even close as MikeDynastyMaster romped to a lopsided 150.3-85.0 victory over Dynasty Owner Tim. Mike’s team scored a lot of points in the early games behind Matt Ryan (31.5 points), Darren Waller (27.1 points), Amari Cooper (26.8 points) and Adam Thielen (20.6 points). Those four players had more than enough points to give Mike his first Dynasty Owner victory and the right to trash talk as much as he wants. There was not a lot that Tim could have done. All four of Mike’s early game players also scored more than Dynasty Owner Tim’s best player, Terry McLaurin (19.0 points), who was positioned on the Bench.

Mike also had an embarrassment of riches at the TE position with his Active TE Darren Waller scoring 27.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (13 receptions, 134 yards receiving, 7 yards rushing), while his Bench TE Austin Hooper had 24.6 points (6 receptions, 66 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs).

The Dynasty Owner projections included in the Week 3 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-3-preview) had this as a closer game than it ended up being but the projection did have the winner correct. I also predicted a MikeDynastyMaster victory which improves my record on the season to 1-2. See if I can get to a .500 record in the Week 4 preview article.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 3 Preview: Somebody’s Going to Finally Win

Author: Steven Van Tassell

It’s Week 3 and what a crazy season it’s been so far. Eli Manning has been benched and there are multiple injured high-priced QBs out. Dynasty Owners who drafted them are scrambling to find replacements, so their first Dynasty Owner season isn’t a complete washout.

This is our third Dynasty Owner game preview article. We’ll continue pick some players who should be in your Active lineup and some who you should Bench, as well as analyze how we did in Week 2. We’ll also look at one Dynasty Owner match-up, analyze each team’s starters and bench to see if any switches are needed, highlight other things of interest and importance, such as the creativity of the team names, and make a prediction on the winner and final score of the match-up. Hopefully I can get a prediction on the Match-up of the Week correct for the first time.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Activate These Guys

First, let’s look at last week and see how my recommendations worked out (Good, Bad or Just OK). Last week, I recommended having the following players Active:

  • QB: Derek Carr – 10.7 points (Bad recommendation)
  • RB: Chris Thompson – 10.1 points (Just OK recommendation)
  • WR: Michael Gallup – 12.8 points (Just OK recommendation)
  • TE: Mark Andrews – 24.2 points (Good recommendation)

Let’s hope for better predictions this week. Here are some players who should be Active in Week 3.

Jacoby Brissett (QB – IND): Brissett threw for 3 TDs last week. Expect a high-scoring game between the Colts and Falcons on Sunday, which will enable him to exceed the 21.8 and 21.4 fantasy points he scored in the first two weeks of the season. He won’t be as productive as Mahomes and Dak Prescott have been so far, but he’ll be good enough that you want him Active this week.

Frank Gore (RB – BUF): The ageless wonder, 15-year veteran, 36-year old Frank Gore has a great match-up this week against a Bengals defense that has allowed 3 rushing TDs and 2 passing TDs to running backs in the first two weeks. They also allowed the 49ers RBs to run for over 200 yards in Week 2. Devin Singletary may be out due to a hamstring injury suffered in Week 2 leaving Gore as the main RB in Buffalo. Put him in your Active lineup with confidence.

Nelson Agholor (WR – PHI): The Eagles will likely be without both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffrey in Week 3 against Detroit. The beneficiary of those absences in terms of targets should be Agholor who had 24.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown) in Week 2. In addition, the Detroit defense gave up 17.8 points to Keenan Allen in Week 2 and 25.3 points to Larry Fitzgerald in Week 1. It’s time to Activate Agholor.

Greg Olsen (TE – CAR): Olsen is healthy so far this season and gets to face the Arizona defense that allowed 24.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to Mark Andrews in Week 2 and 25.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to T.J. Hockenson in Week 1. That’s easily the worst against TEs. Until further notice, make the top tight end facing Arizona Active. This week, that’s Olsen.

Bench These Guys

Now, let’s look at last week and see how my Bench recommendations worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok). Last week, I recommended having the following players on the Bench:

  • QB: Aaron Rodgers – 19.5 points (Just OK recommendation)
  • RB: James White – 11.9 points (Just OK recommendation)
  • WR: Emmanuel Sanders – 28.8 points (Bad recommendation)
  • TE: Eric Ebron – 11.5 points (Bad recommendation)

Ouch! Not a single good Bench recommendation. Let’s hope for better predictions this week. Here are some players who Dynasty Owners drafted to use in their Active lineup, but would be better if they sat on the Bench in Week 3.

Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE): Only two TDs through the first two weeks is troubling for the Browns’ franchise QB. He did throw for 325 yards versus the Jets on Monday Night, but still only managed 20.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The Rams defense has yet to give up a passing TD. All of this adds up to a performance from Baker that should make you leave him on the Bench.

Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ): He’s produced well for his Dynasty Owners in the first two weeks (23.2 points vs. Buffalo and 19.9 points vs. Cleveland). However, this week he faces a New England defense that only allowed James Connor to score 10.5 points in Week 1 and the combination of Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage to score 12.0 points last week. With Luke Falk at QB, expect Bill Belichick to stack the box to stop the run and shadow Bell out of the backfield to limit his touches until the game turns into a blowout and the Jets sit Bell to preserve him for future weeks. He’ll get around the same number of points as Connor, but 10 isn’t enough to have him Active. Bench Bell.

Josh Gordon (WR – NE): Sharing targets with Julian Edelman and Antonio Brown (not to mention James White and Rex Burkhead out of the backfield) isn’t going to be easy for Gordon. Some weeks, he might not get targeted very much like the first two weeks in which he only has 9 targets in total. The game against the Jets has the potential to be another blowout like the Dolphins game and he only scored 3.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points last week. Dynasty Owners might be tempted to have him Active in this match-up against the Jets, but my recommendation is to Bench him.

Eric Ebron (TE – IND): Even though he was a bad Bench recommendation last week, I’m doubling down and calling for everyone to Bench Ebron in Week 3. Through the first two weeks he has only been on the field for less than half (47.3%) of Indianapolis’ plays, according to Pro Football Reference (https://bit.ly/2m0svCn), compared to over two-thirds (69.6%) for fellow TE Jack Doyle. Ebron scored a TD in Week 2, but once again, he’ll need one to be worthy of being Active. He likely won’t score a TD for the second consecutive week, so Dynasty Owners can Bench Ebron this week.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week – Tim Peffer (Dynasty Owner Tim) vs. Mike Williams (MikeDynastyMaster)

It’s time for our Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week. This week’s match-up pits two colleagues who are both looking for their first Dynasty Owner victory. Yes, Dynasty Owner Tim is looking for his first victory. As is the trash talking Mike Williams (no, not the Chargers WR). Who’s going to get their first victory and be trash talking so loudly that everyone in Richfield can hear it?

Some quick thoughts about the match-up:

  • Both seem to have solid teams, so it’s a surprise that they are each 0-2 so far this season. Tim is a little weak at QB with Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum as his QB duo. Baker should turn things around and while Keenum is playing well so far this season, he probably won’t be the starter for too long in Washington. Even though most Dynasty Owners would be better off having Baker on the Bench, Tim isn’t one of them as Keenum should have a rough time against the Bears defense.
  • Adam Thielen is a shaky player on Mike’s Active roster since Minnesota hasn’t thrown the ball much to start the season. Mike doesn’t have a lot of better options on his Bench (Calvin Ridley and James Washington) or Practice Squad (Alshon Jeffrey).
  • Even though it’s not the Mike Williams from the Chargers, you wouldn’t know it from looking at his roster. He’s got five Chargers on his team (Philip Rivers, Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Hunter Henry and Michael Badgely). Of course, they are all on his Bench or Practice Squad. But still, that’s a lot!
  • Speaking of Austin Ekeler, get him off the Bench! He’s only the #1 rated RB in Dynasty Owner. No wonder Mike is 0-2 if he’s benched him both weeks.
  • Finally, both Tim and Mike really need to step it up in the creative team name department. We all know Tim is busy squashing programming bugs, so we’ll give him a pass.

We should have another close game this week. Based on the exclusive Dynasty Owner score projections, MikeDynastyMaster should beat Dynasty Owner Tim by a score of 134.2-128.6. Having two Cowboys playing against the Dolphins should help Mike exceed his projections, while Baker is unlikely to reach his point projection which will lead Tim to come up a little short this week. Trash talk away Mike!

Final score prediction: MikeDynastyMaster 136.6 vs. Dynasty Owner Tim 123.2

Check back next Tuesday to see who won this match-up and who’s our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and Player Value of the Week.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 2 Recap: Close Victory for Mr. Ruxpin Over Papagiorgio

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 2 of the first season of Dynasty Owner is over and it certainly was a wild one. A game-winning, 54-yard fourth down TD by Julio Jones to help the Falcons beat the Eagles, a controversial last minute game winning FG in the Broncos-Bears game and injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees highlighted the week.

This is our second Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article and if you missed the first one, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 47.1-point effort in Week 2 (443 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, -1 yards rushing, 1 fumble lost) against the Oakland Raiders. He may have won Player of the Week honors with just his second quarter performance alone (37.9 points – 278 yards passing, 4 passing TDs). Mahomes was the only QB to earn the 4-point bonus for passing for over 400 yards in Week 2. At an annual salary of $4.1 million for his Dynasty Owners, Mahomes only cost his Dynasty Owners just a shade $5,450 per point this week.

  • Week 2 Points: 47.1
  • Week 2 Salary: $256,653
  • Week 2 Cost per Point: $5,449

Congratulations Patrick on your first of likely many Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors!

Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week

Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we also have the Value Player of the Week. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value

Player of the Week is: Demarcus Robinson

After Sammy Watkins’ big Week 1 performance, it was another Kansas City WR who stepped up his game in Week 2. Demarcus got the likely his few Dynasty Owners 35.2 points (6 receptions, 172 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) for his low $714,293 annual salary.

  • Week 2 Points: 35.2
  • Week 2 Salary: $44,643
  • Week 2 Cost per Point: $1,268

The Free Agent Auction will likely be busy with Dynasty Owners bidding on this week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 2. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Patrick Mahomes or Saquon Barkley, since those are no-brainer decisions. Instead, these are players who might be on your roster, but likely weren’t Active in Week 2.

QB: Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) – 30.7 points

With his $27.5 million annual salary on the Dynasty Owner books through 2023, Jimmy Garoppolo might have gone undrafted in your Dynasty Owner league. After his Week 2 effort (297 yards passing, 3 passing TDs, 8 yards rushing, 1 INT), he might see an uptick in ownership as a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger or Drew Brees. Even so, he should have been Active if you had him on your roster.

RB: Raheem Mostert (SF) – 24.1 points

Mostert was expected to split time with Matt Breida in Week 2 after Tevin Coleman’s suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1. The 49ers duo split carries pretty evenly (13 for Mostert and 12 for Breida), but Mostert’s work out of the backfield catching passes lands him on the Should Have Been Active list. Overall, Mostert had 24.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (83 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 68 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD).

WR: Demarcus Robinson (KC) – 35.2 points

For the second straight week, a Kansas City WR had the most Dynasty Owner points for a WR. This week, it was the Value Player of the Week Demarcus Robinson who had 6 receptions for 172 yards receiving and 2 receiving TDs. Since he only had 1 reception for zero yards in Week 1, Dynasty Owners can’t be faulted for not having Robinson Active this week.

Honorable mention to Emmanuel Sanders (28.8 points – 11 receptions, 98 yards, 1 receiving TD, 1 2-pt conversion) who pulled through for his Dynasty Owners who didn’t pay attention to my recommendation that he should be on your Bench this week.

TE: Mark Andrews (BAL) – 24.2 points

After his honorable mention last week, Mark Andrews may have been Active in more Dynasty Owner lineups in Week 2. However, after his second consecutive 20+ point week with 8 receptions, over 100 yards and a touchdown, he should be in someone’s Active lineup in every Dynasty Owner league in Week 3. This week, Andrews had 8 receptions, 112 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD and one fumble (not lost).

Honorable mention to Will Dissly (22.0 points) who had 5 receptions for 50 yards and 2 receiving TDs from Russell Wilson in Seattle’s 28-26 victory over the Steelers.

K: Eddy Pinerio (CHI) – 15.0 points

Bears fans rejoice! You might have found a kicker!

Pinerio nailed a game-winning 53-yard FG as time expired to give the Bears a 16-14 victory over the Broncos. After only scoring 2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1, Pinerio likely was not owned by many Dynasty Owners, but since he was kicking in the thin air at Denver this week, he probably should have been owned by more Dynasty Owners and Active.

Honorable mention to Carolina kicker Joey Slye (14 points) who had four FGs on Thursday night, including two 50+ yarders.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara had them Active this week, but here are some other likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 2.

QB: Derek Carr (OAK) – 10.7 points

Mea culpa time as I touted Carr as a guy who should be active in my Week 2 preview article (https://bit.ly/2mgJqAF). Instead, he should have stayed on your Bench as he only produced 10.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (198 yards passing, 1 passing TD, 18 yards rushing, 2 INTs, 1 fumble – not lost).

RB: Duke Johnson Jr. (HOU) – 3.1 points

Duke only had 6 carries for 31 yards. However, Duke usually gets his fantasy points through the air and after seeing Kansas City running backs score 13.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions for 54 yards) versus Jacksonville in Week 1, his Dynasty Owners can be forgiven for thinking Duke might be in line for a similar number of points in Week 2. However, he put in a very atypical receiving performance with zero receptions meaning he was best left on your Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Christian McCaffrey who only scored 7.3 Dynasty Owner points (37 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 16 yards receiving) in Week 2. Unless you also have Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara, you likely started McCaffrey, but his point total this week was only worthy of a spot on your Bench.

WR: Josh Gordon (NE) – 3.9 points

With a tasty matchup against an awful Dolphins defense, Gordon may have been Active in many Dynasty Owner lineups despite the presence of Antonio Brown in the Patriots Week 2 lineup. Gordon should have been on the Bench instead since he had only 2 receptions for 19 yards in Week 2.

Dishonorable mention to Donte Moncrief who scored zero points this week and was looked at as a viable fantasy option this season after signing with Pittsburgh, After two lousy performances (0.0 Dynasty Owner points in Week 2 and only 3.7 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1), Moncrief is best left on your Bench or Practice Squad.

TE: O.J. Howard (TB) – 0.0 points

We didn’t forget that O.J. pulled the Blutarsky with a 0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort on Thursday night. He didn’t even have a target in Week 2 after having only 4.2 points in Week 1. It’s safe to say that O.J. should have been on your Bench this week.

K: Adam Vinatieri (IND) – -1 points

For the second straight week, Vinatieri cost his Dynasty Owners a point and should have been on the Bench (or better yet, the Practice Squad). This week, he missed two PATs and only made one, fueling speculation that he may retire (https://bit.ly/2lU5wsG).

Ruxpin had in possibly having to rely on one of two San Francisco receivers on his bench in Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin if he decided to bench Mike Williams, who was questionable. Mr. Ruxpin went to the Free Agent Auction and picked up Tyrell Williams (15.6 points – 5 receptions for 46 yards, 1 receiving TD) and Jamison Crowder (8 points – 4 receptions, 40 yards) to replace Samuel (20.4 points – 5 receptions for 87 yards, 1 receiving TD, 7 yards rushing) and Goodwin (16.7 points – 3 receptions for 77 yards and a receiving TD). That move ended up costing him 2.7 points, but fortunately not the victory.

On the other hand, a trip to the Free Agent Auction was recommended for Papagiorgio and it’s really needed now as Adam Vinatieri had another -1 point performance. His only backup kicker Jason Sanders had no opportunities to score points this week and finished with zero points.

The Dynasty Owner projections had this as a close game, predicting Papagiorgio would edge out Teddy Ruxpin by .5 points. In reality, Mr. Ruxpin pulled out a close victory, putting my Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week record at 0-2.

Thanks for reading and hope you’re not 0-2 in Dynasty Owner or any of your other fantasy leagues like I am in my predictions.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 2 Preview: Papagiorgio vs. Teddy MF’N Ruxpin

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 1 is over and it’s time for Week 2 of Dynasty Owner. It’s an important week if you lost your first game as nobody wants to be 0-2, scrambling to pick up whoever is available in the Free Agent Auction and deciding how many Dynasty Dollars you’re going to need to spend in order to straighten out your team.

This is our second Dynasty Owner game preview article. This week, we’ll pick some players who should be in your Active lineup and some who you should Bench. We’ll also look at one Dynasty Owner matchup, analyze each team’s starters and bench to see if any switches are needed, highlight other things of interest and importance, such as the creativity of the team names, and make a prediction on the winner and final score of the match-up.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Activate These Guys

Here are some players who were likely on the Bench or Practice Squad in Week 1, but should be Active in Week 2.

Derek Carr (QB – OAK): Carr had himself a good game at home against the Broncos on Monday night. He completed 22 out of 26 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown. This week, he plays at home against the Kansas City defense that gave up 347 passing yards and 3 TDs to the Jacksonville QB combo of Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew. If you have Carr, make him Active.

Chris Thompson (RB – WAS): Thompson had 14.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against Philadelphia in Week 1 and could be in line for similar production in Week 2 against Dallas. With Derrius Guice out, Thompson will share time in the backfield with Adrian Peterson, but Thompson is the one to have Active as he’s the pass-catching RB and will play more as Washington should fall behind and need to air it out.

Michael Gallup (WR – DAL): Fresh off 7 receptions for 158 yards in Week 1 (good for 22.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), Gallup has a match-up against a Redskins defense that allowed 15 receptions, 214 yards receiving and 4 TDs against the Eagles. Both Gallup and fellow Dallas WR Amari Cooper should be Active this week.

Mark Andrews (TE – BAL): Andrews scored 24.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 and gets to face the Arizona defense that allowed 25.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to fellow TE T.J. Hockenson in Week 1. That should be enough to get more Dynasty Owners to have Andrews Active Week 2 at home.

Bench These Guys

Here are some players who Dynasty Owners drafted for their Active lineup, but would be better if they sat on the Bench in Week 2.

Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB): Rodgers only had 17 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1 against the Bears and he’s facing another good NFC North defense this week in Minnesota. If you drafted Rodgers and his $33.5 million salary, it wasn’t to sit him on the Bench, but that’s where he should be if you have a better option in Week 2.

James White (RB – NE): After the dreadful performance by the Miami defense against the Ravens, it’s shocking to see a New England player on the Bench list. However, The Patriots will be ahead by a lot of points and running the ball for much of the second half. White usually only plays in passing situations, so his playing time will be limited. They also have Antonio Brown to mix into the offense and White might lose receptions to him. Despite the tempting match-up, White should be on the Bench.

Emmanuel Sanders (WR – DEN): If you based your Active vs. Bench decisions on Week 1 production alone, then he’s Active since he had 19.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 86 yards receiving, 1 TD) in Week 1. However, it’s Week 2 and he’s facing the Bears defense that limited Davante Adams to only 4 catches for 36 yards (7.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) in Week 1. Bench him.

Eric Ebron (TE – IND): Ebron only scored 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points on 1 catch for 8 yards in Week 1. Fellow Indianapolis TE Jack Doyle also had 1 catch for 20 yards from new signal caller Jacoby Brissett. Ebron scored a lot of his points in 2018 off touchdowns and he’ll need one to be worthy of being Active. He likely won’t score a TD against the Titans, so Dynasty Owner can Bench Ebron this week.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week – Teddy Ruxpin (Tom Hamblett) vs. Papagiorgio (Joe Pessetto)

It’s time for our Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week. This week’s match-up pits two friends looking for Dynasty Owner glory. On one side, we have Tom Hamblett who recruited his friend Joe Pessetto to join Dynasty Owner. Tom is 0-1 while Joe is 1-0. Will Papagiorgio need his corrective lenses to go 2-0 or will Teddy Ruxpin be able to tell everyone a story about how he beat his friend for his first Dynasty Owner victory?

Some quick thoughts about the match-up:

  • Both have two injury crosses right now, but Teddy Ruxpin has the most likely player to miss Week 2 in Mike Williams. If Williams is inactive, Mr. Ruxpin (he prefers to be called Mr. Ruxpin) has to turn to one of two San Francisco 49ers receivers on his roster in Deebo Samuel or Marquise Goodwin. He does have Deon Cain and Miles Boykin on his Practice Squad, but neither one is much of an upgrade over Samuel or Goodwin.
  • Lots of top players on these two teams. It might be a battle of Teddy Ruxpin’s running backs (Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey) versus Papagiorgio’s quarterback (Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson) and wide receivers (Davante Adams and DeAndre Hopkins).
  • Papagiorgio might need to go to the Free Agent Auction if Adam Vinatieri puts up another -1 point week since having the Dolphins kicker (Jason Sanders) as his backup doesn’t seem like he’s going to be scoring many points.
  • Finally, no advantage in the creative team name department as both have rock solid team names.

This is looking like a close one. Based on the exclusive Dynasty Owner score projections, Papagiorgio should edge out Teddy Ruxpin by a score of 138.6-138.1. Papagiorgio’s bench scoring is projected to provide an advantage of 4.2 points that will catapult Joe to victory and celebrations in the streets of Yuma, Arizona.

With Mike Williams questionable with a knee injury and questionable bench options in Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin, it’s a tough game for Mr. Ruxpin. As Mr. Ruxpin said in an exclusive interview, “I don’t see how my guys can win without playing perfectly”. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen as Papagiorgio pulls out the victory in a high-scoring game.

Final score prediction: Papagiorgio 145.4 vs. Teddy Ruxpin 115.6

Check back next Tuesday to see who won this match-up and who’s our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and Player Value of the Week.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 1 Recap: The Party’s Over for Paul’s Bunch!

Author: Steven Van Tassell

That was awesome! Week 1 of the first season of Dynasty Owner has passed and beyond the expected bugs, it was a successful beta. There was plenty of scoring by the Baltimore Ravens against the Miami Dolphins, a Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots beatdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a wild finish in the first game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints. Plus, as predicted, more Antonio Brown shenanigans! More than enough action to make up for the Thursday night dud between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

This is our first Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Dak Prescott

Dak wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 49.5 point effort (405 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, 12 yards rushing) against the New York Giants. Dak earned the 4 point bonus for passing for over 400 yards and did it while only costing his Dynasty Owners $680,848 in annual salary. Breaking down Dak’s performance, we find that he cost his Dynasty Owners less than $1,000 per point in Week 1.

  • Week 1 Points: 49.5
  • Week 1 Salary: $42,553
  • Week 1 Cost per Point: $860

Congratulations Dak on being our first ever Dynasty Owner Player of the Week!

Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week

Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we will also have the Value Player of the Week. Our first Dynasty Owner Value

Player of the Week is: Austin Ekeler

Austin got his Dynasty Owners a whopping 39.4 points (58 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 6 receptions, 96 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) without earning any bonus points. Based on his rock bottom annual salary of just $556,667, Ekeler also cost his Dynasty Owners less than $1,000 per point in Week 1.

  • Week 1 Points: 39.4
  • Week 1 Salary: $34,792
  • Week 1 Cost per Point: $883

Congratulations Austin on being our first ever Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 1. We aren’t going to tell you that you should have started Patrick Mahomes or Christian McCaffrey, since those are no-brainer decisions. Instead, these are players who might be on your roster, but likely weren’t Active in Week 1.

QB: Andy Dalton (CIN) – 30.9 points

Andy Dalton had the most passing yards in the NFL in Week 1 with a career high 418 yards passing, earning him the Dynasty Owner 4 point 400 yards passing bonus. His two passing TDs were offset by two lost fumbles in the Bengals close 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. At an annual salary of “only” $16 million, Dalton was probably drafted in most Dynasty Owner leagues, but probably few of those Owners had the foresight to have him Active.

RB: Austin Ekeler (LAC) – 39.4 points

Raise your hand if you left Austin Ekeler on your bench this week. My hand is up as that’s what I did and lost out on his 39.4 point effort (see above for the breakdown). This was good for second place among RBs behind only Christian McCaffrey and his 44.9 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1. Due to the uncertainty of who the lead RB was going to be for the Chargers in Week 1 in Melvin Gordon’s absence, keeping Ekeler on your Bench wasn’t a bad idea, it just turned out that he should have been active.

WR: Sammy Watkins (KC) – 46.8 points

The second most Dynasty Owner points this week came from Sammy Watkins who had 9 receptions for 198 yards receiving and 3 receiving touchdowns. Just two more yards and he would have gotten the 6 point bonus for 200 receiving yards and likely won Player of the Week honors. With his injury history and playing a supposedly good Jacksonville defense as legitimate reasons to keep him on your Bench, it turns out all of his Dynasty Owners really should have made him Active this week.

Honorable mentions to DeSean Jackson (35.4 points), John Ross III (34.8 points) and Marquise Brown (30.7 points) who all had at least 140 yards receiving and 2 receiving touchdowns this week.

TE: T.J. Hockenson (DET) – 25.1 points

T.J. is likely rostered in most Dynasty Owner leagues, but because it was the rookie from Iowa’s first NFL game, he may have been on the Bench in most leagues. He should have been Active because he scored 25.1 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1 (6 receptions, 131 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD), second most behind Evan Engram (28.6 points).

Honorable mentions to Mark Andrews (24.8 points) who was close behind Hockenson with 8 receptions, 108 yards receiving and 1 receiving TD and Delanie Walker who scored 2 receiving touchdowns among his 5 receptions for 55 yards (22.5 points).

K: Cairo Santos (TEN) – 12.0 points

Santos replaced long-time Tennessee kicker Ryan Succop who was injured in the pre-season and kicked two FGs – one from 37 yards and another from 53 yards. Because he was released by Tampa Bay on August 31st and didn’t sign with Tennessee until September 5th, he’s probably not on many rosters, never mind being Active. A dozen Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 will probably open up a spot on some rosters and Active lineups this week.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey had them Active this week (you would have been crazy not to do it), but here are some other star players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 1.

QB: Cam Newton (CAR) – 5.8 points

As a player with a pretty friendly annual salary of $20.8 million, Cam Newton was likely on many Dynasty Owner rosters and Active on a lot of those teams from Owners who expected a shootout with the Los Angeles Rams. Carolina did score 27 points, but Newton didn’t account for any TDs and only threw for 239 yards and an interception. That, plus -2 yards rushing and a fumble equals 5.8 Dynasty Owner points and a seat on the Bench.

RB: Sony Michel (NE) – 1.4 points

The high-powered Patriots offense scored 33 points against the Steelers on Sunday night and rushed for 99 yards, but Michel only accounted for 14 of those yards on 15 carries. Those 14 yards were his only fantasy contribution in Week 1 for a lowly 1.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He’ll likely do better in Week 2 against the Dolphins, but in Week 1, he should have been on the Bench in Dynasty Owner.

WR: Mike Evans (TB) – 4.8 points

There were many WRs with worse stats this week, but none with the pedigree of Mike Evans who caught only two of his five targets for 28 yards in Week 1. That’s just 4.8 points from someone who was likely the best WR on his Dynasty Owner teams and in nearly everyone’s starting lineup when he should have been on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Corey Davis who scored zero points this week and was a trendy breakout candidate this season, but should probably be on your Bench until he does something, like catch a pass.

TE: Eric Ebron (IND) – 1.8 points

Even with the change in QB in Indianapolis from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett, Eric Ebron was a likely participant in many Active rosters in Dynasty Owner. He didn’t perform up to his lofty 2018 standards as he finished Week 1 with just one reception for 8 yards and 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He wasn’t even the top TE on Indianapolis (Jack Doyle bested him with 3.0 points in Week 1) and should have been sitting on the Bench.

K: Adam Vinatieri (IND) – -1 points

Sadly, for the 46-year old Vinatieri, he gave his Dynasty Owners a total of negative 1 point in Week 1. While he may have not been rostered in some leagues due to his $3.9 million salary, the requirement to have at least two kickers combined with the lock he had on the position in Indianapolis probably led many Dynasty Owners to draft and have him Active. He should have been on the Bench (or better yet, the Practice Squad).

Dishonorable mention to Kaare Vedvik, formerly of the New York Jets, who probably shouldn’t have been on anybody’s Active roster or Bench in Week 1 and should be cut from Dynasty Owner rosters after he missed a 45-yard FG and an extra point. That’s -3 points in Dynasty Owner for a guy who was seen as worthy of a fifth round draft pick by the Vikings earlier in the pre-season.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Paul’s Bunch (Paul Gabrail) – 76.2 vs. Bob Sacamano (Chris) – 136.5

Bob Sacamano ran away with the first Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week with a 136.5 to 76.2 victory over Paul’s Bunch. Bob Sacamano had the advantage in both Active lineup points (111.0 to 58.1) and bench points (25.5 to 18.1) in the victory.

DeShaun Watson led Bob Sacamano in scoring with 38.4 points (268 yards passing, 3 passing TDs, 40 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 1 INT), followed by Alvin Kamara with 22.9 points (97 yards rushing, 7 receptions, 72 yards receiving) and Julio Jones with 15.1 points (6 receptions, 31 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD). In fact, if Bob Sacamano had only started three players from his Active lineup (DeShaun Watson, Alvin Kamara and Julio Jones), he still would have won with 76.4 points.

Paul’s Bunch had good days from his starting WRs who both had receiving TDs. Chris Godwin led the way with 14.3 points (3 receptions, 53 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD) and Kenny Golladay was close behind with 14.2 points (4 receptions, 42 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD).

As mentioned in the preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-1-let-s-get-the-party-started), Paul would have done better if he switched out Mitch Trubisky (9.5 points) for Kyler Murray (28.7 points) and picked up a kicker since both of his kickers got zero points. Neither one of those decisions cost him the match-up though. Since he’s the Owner of Dynasty Owner, Dynasty Owner 1.0, the O.G. of Dynasty Owners and super busy with development, we’ll cut him a break.

Finally, a mea culpa by yours truly on two fronts. First, I suggested that Chris replace Le’Veon Bell in his starting lineup with Duke Johnson Jr., which he did. That suggestion was a bad one as Bell outscored Johnson (23.2 for Bell vs. 13.0 for Johnson). Fortunately for Chris, it only impacted his margin of victory. Second, I picked Paul to win by a razor-thin 103-102 margin. That puts my Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week record at 0-1. Hopefully, both of us bounce back in Week 2.

Thanks for reading and hope you won your first Dynasty Owner match-up!

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

The Impact of Contract Extensions in Dynasty Owner Drafts

Author: Steven Van Tassell

One major way that Dynasty Owner is different than “regular” fantasy football or even your run of the mill dynasty league is that Dynasty Owners need to be paying attention to contracts. Who’s signing a new deal, who’s getting a contract extension, who’s on the last year of their current contract and looking for a new deal (and might sit out – see Gordon, Melvin), etc. It’s not enough to just look at stats – Dynasty Owners need to be looking at the whole picture. It’s why we’ve talked so much about “value” and getting players who have a low cost per point. Dynasty Owners are not only managing their active roster, bench and practice squads, but also juggling salaries and fitting all of their players under the Dynasty Owner $120 million hard salary cap.

With Dynasty Owner Week 1 in the record books, all contracts are locked for the 2019 season (per the Dynasty Owner Constitution). With that deadline having passed, it’s time to look at how contract extensions signed earlier this year may have changed the value of those players in Dynasty Owner. Since Tim expertly tackled LeSean McCoy, Ezekiel Elliott, Jared Goff and Jacoby Brissett and their contract situations in his blog post right before the season started, we’ll focus on other contract extensions signed earlier in the off-season.

All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Tyler Boyd Got Paid

Tyler Boyd signed a four-year, $43 million contract extension starting next year with the Cincinnati Bengals back in mid-July. In a “regular” fantasy football league or even a dynasty league, this was nice news to know going into the 2019 season, but unlikely to change where Boyd got selected in your league’s draft.

That’s not true in Dynasty Owner! This new deal for Boyd changed his value for 2020 and beyond, likely causing his stock to drop in this year’s Dynasty Owner drafts. Based on his performance from last year, he was pegged as one of the top five Dynasty Owner “value” WRs (https://dynastyowner.com/post/top-dollar-for-top-production-at-wide-receiver).

His status as a top five “value” WR was based on his projected production of 211 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for 2019. He was technically the ninth best WR value at just over $5,000 cost per point, but his projection of 211 points bumped him up in the “value” rankings.

Current contract: 211 points, $1,064,742 salary, $5,046 cost per point

In that article, we compared Boyd to similar players projected to score a similar amount of points and also be bargains like Kenny Golladay ($3,734 projected cost per point), Chris Godwin ($3,891 projected cost per point), Dede Westbrook ($4,225 cost per point) and Cooper Kupp ($4,354 cost per point). But did his Dynasty Owner draft position change because of this new extension that kicks in next season, while compared to the other four “value” WRs who didn’t get a new deal in the off-season?

If his position didn’t change then we should see Boyd being around the ninth WR off the draft board and have an Average Draft Position (ADP) in the same range as those other bargain WRs (and possibly better due to A.J. Green’s injury). Well, Boyd’s Dynasty Owner ADP is 65, which is 20 places higher than Godwin (ADP 45). Godwin is projected to get the identical number of Dynasty Owner points in 2019 at a close enough salary that the margin shouldn’t really be that large.

Chris Godwin: 211 points, $821,041 salary, $3,891 cost per point

Since rankings for all leagues aren’t available, we’ll use my league as an example as Boyd was drafted exactly 20 places lower than Godwin (both by my team, the Vantastics). Using my league as a proxy for all of Dynasty Owner leagues, Boyd was the 18th WR taken off the draft board and only drafted ahead of Westbrook from the “value” WR list.

  • #22 – Kenny Golladay (Crusty Crushers)
  • #31 – Chris Godwin (Vantastics)
  • #40 – Cooper Kupp (Emperor Hoodie)
  • #51 – Tyler Boyd (Vantastics)
  • #115 – Dede Westbrook (Seabass Pro Shops)

BTW – Nice pickup by Seabass Pro Shops, getting Westbrook in the middle of the twelfth round!

The draft data available appear to show that Tyler Boyd’s contract extension had a negative impact on his draft position. But what about other players at other positions, did signing a new extension automatically lower a player’s ADP?

First, in April, Russell Wilson signed a 4-year, $140 million contract extension. That was followed two months later by Carson Wentz’s 4-year, $128 million extension. Both extensions don’t kick in until next year, so they are working on their previous contracts in Dynasty Owner for 2019 ($21.9 million for Wilson and $6.7 million for Wentz). Both players will join Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million) and Matt Ryan ($30 million) in the QB high-rent district of $30 million plus contracts in 2020 and beyond. So, did Dynasty Owners take these new contracts into account when drafting this August?

It appears that a lot of Dynasty Owner ignored the Wentz new contract news or were drawn to his low $6.7 million contract for 2019 based on his Dynasty Owner ADP. Wentz is eighth in projected Dynasty Owner points for 2019 but was the fourth QB taken on average in Dynasty Owner drafts (ADP 30 – behind only Patrick Mahomes – ADP 4, Baker Mayfield – ADP 9 and DeShaun Watson – ADP 21).

In contrast, on average in non-Dynasty Owner PPR leagues, according to the Fantasy Pros (https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/adp/qb.php), Wentz is the seventh QB picked with an ADP of 72, behind those three young, affordable QBs plus Rodgers, Ryan and Drew Brees. It appears that Wentz’s 2019 contract helped to improve his draft stock more than his contract extension hurt it.

In contrast to Wentz is Russell Wilson. His fabled highest average value contract signed in April was big news and it appears to have caused him to fall in Dynasty Owner drafts. Wilson has a Dynasty Owner ADP of 122, far below Wentz’s ADP. Wilson was also drafted on average behind the two other $30 million plus QBs (Matt Ryan –ADP 85 and Aaron Rodgers – ADP 109).

Using my league as a proxy again, Wilson went undrafted, Ryan was taken with the 61st pick, Rodgers was drafted 77th, while Wentz was the overall #1 pick. Clearly the team with the first pick wasn’t scared by Wentz’s new deal but everyone else in my league was afraid to draft Wilson with the knowledge that he was going to be the top paid player in the NFL next year.

Conclusions

Tyler Boyd, Carson Wentz and Russell Wilson are just a couple of examples of a player signing a new contract extension but playing under his current contract in 2019. For Wentz, the new contract wasn’t an impediment to his draft position, while it appears that Wilson’s new deal (and the surrounding hype about being the highest paid player) impacted his draft position negatively. Boyd’s new contract also appears to have hurt his draft position.

We haven’t even mentioned the last minute, right before the season starts, extensions for Ezekiel Elliott (6 years, $90 million), Tyreek Hill (3 years, $54 million), Julio Jones (3 years, $66 million) and Jared Goff (4 years, $134 million) that didn’t affect their draft position in 2019, but might change their Dynasty Owner’s opinion of their value next year and beyond.

These new contract extensions are enough to make your head spin. Not only do Dynasty Owners need to be following the same news – position battles, preseason performance, injuries – as every other fantasy football player, we also need to be looking at contract extensions, contract renegotiation’s and potential extensions and renegotiation’s. Signing players to new contract extensions or throwing out their old deal and renegotiating a new one is just a part of being a Dynasty Owner and why Dynasty Owner is different than every other full-season fantasy football game out there.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Antonio Brown Shakes Up Week 1

Author: Paul Gabrail

The first year of Dynasty Owner started out with one of the most bizarre situations I have ever seen. Antonio Brown went from trying to prove a point to the Steelers and getting a big contract from the Raiders to signing a one year deal with the Patriots.

Truly bizarre.

And even more bizarre, I thought anyone drafting him this year was borderline crazy because his contract would have taken him to age 34…but they now got a lifeline by this dramatic turn of events. In fact, those who drafted him won big time.

First, in terms of how this plays out in Dynasty Owner, Tim handled it the best way he saw it and he did say that in future years, we would handle it differently. It’s important to remember that we don’t want our Dynasty Owner users to merely pick based on talent and/or contracts. We want you to pick players that will help you form a dynasty, long term, as if you were a real sports owner.

But those who drafted Antonio Brown just got a big save from the patriots as it allows AB to make slightly less money but prove himself on a one-year basis. If he does great this year, you can either deal with a new contract, wherever he lands, or trade him off after the season to a team that desperately needs some wide receiver attention.

Either way, you are getting a star player on a short-term deal that makes him the seventh highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, according to Spotrac.com.

Now the potential downside to this event is that he does amazing this year because of who is throwing to him and he gets a big deal next year, but I don’t think that’s likely. He will be 32.

I think those who drafted AB this year got rid of a longer-term expensive deal with an aging player, and now have a less expensive short-term deal with an amazing wide receiver with yet another chip on his shoulder.

Congrats everyone who drafted him who I thought was crazy for doing so…his baby-like behavior saved your ass from a deal that you likely would have been regretting next year or the year after.

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Week 1: Let’s Get the Party Started!

Author: Steven Van Tassell

It’s time! Week 1 of the first season of Dynasty Owner is finally here! Party time!

And then there was the dud of a first game with the Packers grinding out a 10-3 victory over the Bears with very little fantasy scoring by players on either team, particularly since Dynasty Owner doesn’t have Defense scoring (yet).

Not to worry, there are 13 more games on Sunday and a Monday Night Football doubleheader to end the week. Plus, maybe more shenanigans from Antonio Brown in the coming days to make his Dynasty Owners cringe and the rest of us smile because we didn’t draft him.

This is our first Dynasty Owner game preview article. Every week, we’ll look at one Dynasty Owner match-up, analyze the starters and bench to see if any switches are needed, highlight other things of interest and importance, such as the creativity of the team names and make a prediction on the winner and final score of the match-up.

All stats are based on the standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 yards. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

Dynasty Owner Match-Up of the Week – Paul’s Bunch (Paul Gabrail) vs. Bob Sacamano (Chris)

It’s time for our first Dynasty Owner Match-up of the week. This week’s match-up is special as it’s the first week of Dynasty Owner so what match-up could be better to analyze than that of the owner of Dynasty Owner, Dynasty Owner 1.0, the O.G. of Dynasty Owners – Paul Gabrail!

Paul’s team (Paul’s Bunch) is playing against Chris’s team (Bob Sacamano).

Some quick thoughts about the match-up:

  • There’s a whole lot of crummy TEs on these two rosters. Mike Gesicki and Greg Olson are the starters with Jack Doyle and Nick Boyle (Hooray alliteration!) on the bench. I love Greg Olson because he went to The U, but he shouldn’t be on many Dynasty Owner rosters in the first place, never mind starting, because of his $8.55 million annual salary.
  • Paul Bunch’s needs a kicker more than the Bears did last year in the playoffs. Neither of their kickers is scheduled to play in Week 1 as Giorgio Tavecchio was released by the Falcons and Graham Gano is on Injured Reserve. Time to spend some Dynasty Dollars on a kicker in the Free Agent Auction for Paul.
  • Neither one of them drafted Antonio Brown! Congrats since he’s likely not playing this week.
  • Sadly, Paul did not switch out Mitch Trubisky with Kyler Murray before Thursday night’s game. Trubisky only put up 9.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points with this weak stat line:
  • 228 yards passing (11.4 pts), 11 yards rushing (1.1 pts), 1 INT (-3 pts)
  • Chris should consider playing Duke Johnson Jr. (Go Canes!) over Le’Veon Bell this week. The Texans-Saints game is expected to have a lot of scoring and Duke’s backup, Carlos Hyde, is still learning the offense since the Texans are his fourth team in less than a year (Browns, Jaguars, Chiefs, Texans). Expect Duke to get a lot of carries and targets. In contrast, reports are saying that the Jets are likely to limit Le’Veon’s touches. Not a bad idea, since he hasn’t played a competitive game of tackle football in over a year and a half (January 2018 vs. Jacksonville).
  • Finally, advantage to Chris in the creative team name department!

It looks like a rocky start for Paul’s Bunch with Trubisky starting over Murray and having two kickers on the roster who aren’t playing in Week 1. Despite these obstacles and Chris having the more creative team name, I’m going to predict the O.G. Dynasty Owner starts off the first season of Dynasty Owner with a 1-0 record. Sorry Chris, but it’s destiny for the owner of Dynasty Owner to win!

Final score prediction: Paul’s Bunch 103 vs. Bob Sacamano 102

We’ll have a recap of our Matchup of the Week in our weekly Tuesday wrap-up article and a new Matchup of the Week in our Week 2 preview article. Thanks for reading and enjoy your own first Dynasty Owner match-up!

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner

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WHICH CONTRACT EXTENSIONS MATTER TO ME TODAY?

Author: Tim Peffer – Dynasty Owner Commissioner

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the NFL…not only for fringe players hearing about their fate on whether they made the cut or not, it has also been a busy week for the business side of the NFL.

Andrew Luck’s retirement created a mad dash for owners to bid on Jacoby Brissett.

Other major contract extensions finalized this week with Ezekiel Elliott becoming the highest paid NFL running back.

The question is which affect me in Dynasty Owner NOW and what should I worry about later?

HERE IS WHAT AFFECTS YOU NOW:

LeSean McCoy – He was cut by the Bills and quickly landed with the Chiefs. His old deal of $8+ Million is gone and he now has a 1 year – $3 million deal with the Chiefs and will be a free agent in 2020. If you drafted McCoy, you will now save $5 million. (This contract was updated in Dynasty Owner)

Jacoby Brissett- Andrew Luck retired and now Jacoby is starting the QB for the Colts. He had a friendly deal of $850,000 with 1 year left which would have made him a 2020 free agent but…the Colts ripped up his old deal and signed him to a 2-year $30 million contract. So, if you ran out and picked him up, he will now cost you $15 Million per year for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. (This contract was updated in Dynasty Owner) So just like the Colts owner…you will be paying Jacoby $30MM over 2 years.

You do have the option to cut Brissett and McCoy without penalty before there games on Sunday. In the future, you will receive an alert through Slack. If you choose to drop the player, it will not charge you fees. But, as we are in the development phase of the game, send me a DM in Slack @Dynasty Owner – Tim and I will apply funds to your account to pay for the drop fee for Brisset or McCoy. I will issue reimbursements up until noon Sunday 09/08/2019. Only if you choose to drop them by Sunday.

HERE IS WHAT AFFECTS YOU DOWN THE ROAD:

Jared Goff – If you own Goff in Dynasty Owner there is no need to worry about his monster contract until 2021. Goff will still be on his current rookie deal for 2019 and 2020 at a cost of $6,984,418 per year. The new 4 year – $134 million extension won’t take effect until 2021 and will run through 2024. As an owner of Goff, you will have the option to keep him at his new contract or you can drop him following the 2020 regular season (before January 1, 2021) at no penalty.

Ezekiel Elliott – We thought this holdout was never going to end. Zeke signed a monster 6 yr. $90 Million contract. The good news is that this contract will not affect you in 2019. Zeke will still cost $6,239,085 for the 2019 season. You will also have the option to keep him at $15MM per year for 2020 and beyond or drop him at the end of the 2019 season without penalty.

We will be placing an *asterisk* next to the contract info for Jared Goff and Ezekiel Elliott signifying contract extensions. If you own Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Thomas, or Adam Theilen, then you have already seen this. We will also soon be adding another tab on the player profile for contract extension info so when you trade for a player that has an extension already in place you will be able to make an informed decision.

Good luck in this week upcoming matchups!