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Week 1: Let’s Get the Party Started!

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

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

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