By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)
There were 11 one-possession NFL games this week with eight games being decided by four points or less. The Monday Night Football game between Dallas and the New York Giants was decided by 7 points (Cowboys 23, Giants 16) and two Sunday games had 8-point margins (Rams vs. Cardinals and Panthers vs. Saints), which is a one-possession game. Out of those eight games decided by four points or less, three of them had clutch scoring events that added the 3.0 point Dynasty Owner clutch scoring bonus for five players. In addition, two games had teams (Raiders and Buccaneers) miss two-point conversion attempts late in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game. Then there was the ending of the Buffalo-Miami game that saw Buffalo offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey lose it after they couldn’t get a play off to try a Hail Mary at the end of the game.
I bet that we had a lot of close games in Dynasty Owner as well since the games that I’ve seen have been lower scoring than the first two weeks. I didn’t see any 200 Dynasty Owner fantasy point games, but then again I haven’t seen the scores for every match-up this week and could have missed one. With quite a few injuries to top players and backups coming in and playing well, it’s likely that many of the top Dynasty Owner performances for the week came from players sitting on the Bench and only getting 25% of the points credited to their total final score. The close scores may have led to some upsets in Dynasty Owner games as a few of the top scoring teams in the Chase for the Ring now have a loss on their record.
All stats cited 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 1 point for every 40 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.
For the purposes of this article, ADP and Dynasty Owner rostered percentage statistics were current as of the morning of September 27th.
Dynasty Owner Player of the Week
Our third Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2022 makes it three for three in QBs winning this award. The winner is a pretty well decorated player who had a great game last week but wasn’t quite good enough to win. He did it this week though. Our winner this week is: Lamar Jackson
This is the fourth Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor for Lamar Jackson ($23,016,000), but the first since he bet on himself to have a great season and get a huge free agent contract next year. So far, it was a great bet as he is the top scoring player in Dynasty Owner with 131.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points through three games (43.9 points per game) with two games of over 50.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Last week, he had 53.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, which is more points than he had this week when he scored 50.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (218 passing yards, 107 rushing yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT). It was his second consecutive 2 point bonus for 100+ yards rushing this season as he had 119 rushing yards against Miami last week. This week, it was the New England defense that couldn’t stop him. Lamar is clearly enjoying these games against the AFC East and is likely looking forward to his fourth AFC East game in a row when the Ravens face the Buffalo Bills this coming week. Jackson was the clear winner with over a dozen more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than his nearest rival (Jalen Hurts – $1,506,292 with 38.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points).
Week 3 Points: 50.6
2022 Salary: $23,016,000
Cost per Point: $454,862
Congratulations to Lamar on your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week award this season and your fourth overall to put you in a tie with Josh Allen ($43,005,667) for second most (behind Week 1 winner Patrick Mahomes – $45,000,000). It’s possible he could make it three 50.0 plus Dynasty Owner fantasy point games in a row against AFC East opponents next 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 also have the Value Player of the Week. The third Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2022 season our second first-time winner in a row: Khalil Herbert
Khalil Herbert ($902,677) didn’t start this game for the Bears, but he certainly finished it after Bears starting RB David Montgomery ($1,003,845) was injured. Shockingly, Montgomery has never been Value Player of the Week despite his low salary. It was the first one for Herbert and he did it with the best performance of his career with 32.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (157 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 2 TDs). Prior to this week, his best game was Week 7 of last year when he had 20.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (100 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 33 receiving yards) in a start against Tampa Bay after Montgomery got injured a couple of weeks earlier. Herbert’s performance is a major reason why many people think that he’ll be the starting RB for the Bears next season as Montgomery’s rookie contract expires at the end of this season. It’s fairly remarkable that his ADP was 119.9 this season, although that was a big improvement over his 189.2 ADP from last season. Everyone who took Herbert, either in a startup draft or in last year’s rookie draft, is likely very excited by this performance and the potential of Herbert moving forward this year and beyond.
Week 3 Points: 32.9
2022 Salary: $902,677
Cost per Point: $27,437
Congratulations Khalil on the first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. Just like Amon-Ra St. Brown ($1,066,313) who last week’s winner, the potential is there for him to win many more while playing under his rookie contract.
Week 3 Surprise and Totally Predictable Events
This section is where I highlight one fantasy football surprise of the week and one totally predictable thing. The surprise should be surprising for most people, but the totally predictable thing might be something that I’ve been believing and saying for a while, but nobody’s been listening or agreeing with me on it. Hopefully everyone reading this section is enjoying it as much as I am:
Surprise of the Week: It’s three weeks in a row that a trio of RBs who people didn’t think were worth drafting as even their RB2 have put up RB1 numbers. At first, this was just going to be about Cordarrelle Patterson ($5,250,000) being the overall RB4 in Dynasty Owner, but then I noticed that James Robinson ($763,333) has continued to play well so far this season in his return from injury and is the overall RB3. To round out the current Top 5 RBs, we have Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($2,705,393) in fifth place and my mind (and the topic) was changed for the week. It’s a good year to be a zero RB advocate as you could have avoided a lot of the big name RBs in Dynasty Owner startup drafts and gotten Edwards-Helaire in the sixth round (ADP 71.4), Patterson in the 10th round (ADP 116.3) and Robinson in the 11th or 12th round (ADP 133.0) and have three RBs worth having in your Starting lineup every week. So far, the trio has scored double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in all but one game this season (Patterson had only 4.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2).
I was onboard with Robinson this year as I wasn’t a believer in Travis Etienne ($3,224,526). See last week’s Totally Predictable Event of the Week section, but the rest are surprising to me and most Dynasty Owners. While Dynasty Owners were onboard with Saquon Barkley ($7,217,000), I wasn’t and felt that his ADP of 37.4 was too much. He’s the overall RB2 after Monday Night Football to make it a quartet of surprise top RBs.
Totally Predictable Event of the Week: Stacking top QBs with their top receivers (either WRs or TEs) continues to be an excellent Dynasty Owner strategy. In the Top 25 players, there is one QB-TE stack of Lamar Jackson with Mark Andrews ($14,000,000) being the #1 overall and the #19 overall players respectively. Josh Allen and his top WR Stefon Diggs ($14,400,000) are also both in the Top 10 with Allen being #2 and Diggs being #7. The Dolphins have three Top 25 players with Tua Tagovailoa ($7,568,859) ranked #4 and a pair of his WRs in Jaylen Waddle ($6,771,498) ranked #10 and Tyreek Hill ($18,000,000) ranked #20. There are also two very unexpected stacks of Lions’ QB Jared Goff ($33,500,000) and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown at #13 and #14 right now and Jaguars’ QB Trevor Lawrence ($9,198,372) at #11 with WR Christian Kirk ($18,000,000) at #22. Expanding this to the Top 26 would have added Eagles QB Jalen Hurts ($1,506,292) who is third overall and his new WR A.J. Brown ($1,413,092) who is in 26th place in Dynasty Owner fantasy points.
I’m not saying that people are actively avoiding stacking players, but it doesn’t appear to be as widespread as I would have thought. It surprises me at times in startup drafts (and even mock drafts) when Dynasty Owners don’t take a stack when they reasonably could have done so. I understand getting the “best player available” but I’m totally fine with taking a player to form a stack a little bit earlier than his ADP to achieve it. Seeing these stacks doing so well is very predictable even if the pairs aren’t the expected ones in all cases.
Players Who Should Have Been Starters This Week
Now, we look at players who should have been one of your Starters based on their performance in Week 3. These are players who aren’t on a lot of Dynasty Owner rosters and if they are, were more likely to be on your Bench or Practice Squad in Week 3 when they should have been in your Starting lineup.
QB: Trevor Lawrence (JAC – $9,198,372) – 33.8 points
This week was the highest scoring fantasy game of Trevor Lawrence’s NFL career (33.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). He also had his second 3 TD game with the first one coming in his debut game (Week 1 of last year). He also had zero turnovers in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career. Lawrence had 262 passing yards, 7 rushing yards, 3 TDs and 1 2-pt conversion this week to score his points and led the Jaguars to the biggest blowout of the week, a 38-10 victory over the Chargers. He is now the QB8 in Dynasty Owner with 75.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, ahead of a couple of other QBs still on rookie contracts, Joe Burrow ($9,047,534) and Kyler Murray ($8,914,504). He only had two games last year with more points than his average of 25.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week this year.
RB: Jamaal Williams (DET – $3,000,000) – 24.7 points
With Khalil Herbert getting the Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week, another RB gets this nod here. It’s another backup RB who plays for a NFC North team and took over for an injured starter, just like Herbert. Jamaal Williams didn’t have as many Dynasty Owner fantasy points as Herbert with his 87 rushing yards, 2 receptions for 20 receiving yards and 2 TDs counting for 24.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. It was Williams’ second 2 TD game of the season. Williams is now RB11 for the season with 47.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, giving the Lions two Top 12 RBs as D’Andre Swift ($2,134,728) has 52.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to rank as RB6. Williams may have the opportunity to be a quality Starter for the next two weeks with Swift possibly sitting out until after the Lions’ Week 6 bye. If your Dynasty Owner team needs a RB with Swift out and you didn’t handcuff him with Williams, then you’ll have to make a trade offer since he is rostered in 99.57% of Dynasty Owner leagues.
WR: Mack Hollins (LV – $2,000,000) – 30.0 points
In a small way, I did have this predicted as I had Hollins on one of my DraftKings teams this week. I should have picked him my Starting WR recommendation, but I didn’t. Of course, I made that DraftKings pick after the news about Hunter Renfrow ($708,987) being out was announced and Hollins was in my FLEX spot because I was filling out my team and needed someone at or below his weekly salary. Still, I’m not sure many people had Hollins in fantasy in any place this week.
Hollins had as many targets as Davante Adams ($28,000,000) did (10 each) and five more than Darren Waller ($7,450,000). Hollins turned those 10 targets into 8 receptions for 158 receiving yards and a TD. Plus, he had a 4-yard pass to Josh Jacobs ($2,983,350) to finish off his 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point day. Hollins is a leading candidate for Jay’s Free Agent Auction target article due to his low salary of $2,000,000 combined with his very low roster percentage (5.53%).
Currently, Hollins leads the Raiders with 240 receiving yards and is second with 14 receptions. After three weeks, he has 10.1 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Darren Waller and only trails Davante Adams by 9.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He has 5 receptions of 20 yards or more already this season, tops on the Raiders and only one behind the leader in the category, Tyreek Hill who has six. Only DeVonta Smith ($5,035,348) had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points (31.2) among WRs this week, but he was easily in more Starting lineups than Hollins.
TE: David Njoku (CLE – $13,687,500) – 23.9 points
Njoku was the second best TE in Dynasty Owner this week with his 23.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (9 receptions, 89 receiving yards, 1 TD). He was tied with Mark Andrews in receiving yards by a TE this week, but Andrews had two TDs along with one less reception to score 28.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. It was a great week for Njoku, and he is now the TE9 in Dynasty Owner even though he had only scored 7.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions for 39 receiving yards) in the first two games of the Browns’ season. All it took was one Thursday Night Football game for Njoku to shine and start to earn his 4-year, $54.75 million contract and be worthy of having in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.
After going without a catch for the first two weeks of the season, Colts rookie Jelani Woods ($1,343,118) had a pair of TD catches in the Colts victory over the Chiefs. He only had two receptions for the entire game for 13 receiving yards, but both receptions went for a TD (1 yard TD in first quarter and a 12-yard TD late in the fourth quarter). The fourth quarter TD put the Colts ahead by a score of 19-17 with 24 seconds left in fourth quarter and thus, was a clutch scoring event. Woods was a middle-to-late third round rookie draft pick (31.9 rookie draft ADP) and picked in the middle of the 16th round on average (ADP 199.5) in startup drafts, so he wasn’t expected to be in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup and especially not after going scoreless the first two weeks.
K: Greg Zuerlein (NYJ – $2,750,000) – 18.0 points
The kicker known as Greg the Leg set the record for Dynasty Owner fantasy points by a kicker in a game this season with 18.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He had two FGs of between 40 and 49 yards (40 and 43 yards) worth 4.0 points each and two FGs of 50 yards or more (50 and 52 yards) worth 5.0 points each. He has rebounded nicely after missing two kicks (45 yards FG and PAT attempt) and scoring only 1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point in Week 1. Zuerlein accounted for all of the Jets’ points in this week’s 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite a salary that is only 22nd highest in Dynasty Owner, Zuerlein was the 28th kicker drafted on average (ADP 267.2) in Dynasty Owner startup drafts, meaning that Dynasty Owners weren’t counting on having him in their Starting lineups. Hopefully they got him in there this week.
Honorable mention for Chicago kicker Cairo Santos ($3,000,000) who has a listed ADP of either 0 or N/A depending on where you look. While he is currently on a roster in two-thirds (68.09%) of Dynasty Owner leagues, Santos wasn’t drafted in enough leagues to have an actual ADP. The fact that he had only 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points through two weeks in addition to the non-existent startup draft ADP means that he likely wasn’t in many Starting lineups this week. That’s a shame as those Dynasty Owners missed out on a 16.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (FGs of 30, 47 and 50 yards plus two PATs) which included a 3.0 point clutch scoring bonus for the 30-yard FG with no time left on the clock in the fourth quarter.
Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench or Practice Squad
For every player who should have been in your Starting lineup but wasn’t, we have at least one highly drafted or ranked player who probably was in your Starting lineup, but would have been better left on your Bench or Practice Squad. Here are some likely Starters who scored very few or zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3. All of them should have been riding your Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.
QB: Russell Wilson (DEN – $35,000,000) – 10.9 points
The “Let Russ Cook” memes are getting out of hand at this point. Here are a couple of good ones
All of these are popular because Russell Wilson has been so bad this season. He is the QB20 on the season with declining production in every week (24.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1, 14.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2, and 10.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3). He didn’t have a TD in Week 3 after just one in each of the first two weeks and the Broncos only scored 11 points on Sunday Night Football against the 49ers. He did have zero turnovers, but only 184 passing yards and 17 rushing yards to get those 10.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3. Wilson was a trendy pick for being a Top 5 QB in fantasy this season and he has clearly not lived up to those expectations.
Dishonorable mentions to two QBs who were in the Top 12 after two weeks, but honestly shouldn’t really have been in too many Dynasty Owner Starting lineups. Carson Wentz ($32,000,000) had only 8.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (211 passing yards, 22 rushing yards, 2 fumbles – 1 lost) after the two best performances of his career in Week 1 (40.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Week 2 (36.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Joe Flacco ($3,500,000) was a player who should have been in your Starting lineup last week with 40.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but went severely backwards in Week 3 with just 1.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (285 passing yards, 2 INTs, 3 fumbles – 2 lost). Neither of them should have been anywhere near your Starting lineup this week.
RB: Darrell Henderson (LAR – $1,053,001) – 1.7 points
After being the clear lead RB in the Rams’ opening week game and getting 18 touches, Henderson has seen his touches decline to 10 in Week 2 and down to only four in Week 3 with just 17 rushing yards (1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). He had scored double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the first two weeks (12.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 and 10.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2) with those double-digit touches. In contrast, Cam Akers ($1,543,258) has gotten double-digit touches for the past two weeks (17 touches in Week 2 and 12 touches in Week 3), more than Henderson in both of those weeks. That was after Akers only got 3 touches and 0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1. This distribution of touches will make it difficult to rely on Henderson even as a FLEX option in upcoming weeks and he definitely should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench this past week.
WR: D.J. Moore (CAR – $20,628,000 – 2.5 points)
Sorry Tim, but D.J. Moore is the pick here. He has not been good all season and finally reached his low point on Sunday with only 2.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception, 2 receiving yards, 13 rushing yards). It’s bad that he only had three touches, but even worse that two of those were rushing attempts. Clearly something is wrong with his connection to new Carolina QB Baker Mayfield ($18,858,000). It’s been a bust of a season overall for Moore and it would be worse if he didn’t have a TD in Week 2. Moore only has 23.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (7 receptions, 88 receiving yards, 20 rushing yards, 1 TD). The seven receptions are the product of 18 targets (six targets each game) which is a completion percentage of 38.9% on targets from Baker Mayfield, below Mayfield’s completion percentage of 51.9% this season. Hopefully their connection improves so Moore can be in Dynasty Owner Starting lineups, but this week he shouldn’t have been.
TE: Logan Thomas (WAS – $8,201,667) – 2.5 points
Through two weeks, Thomas was easily inside the Top 12 TEs with 20.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 82 receiving yards, 1 TD) which shows how easy it is to be a top TE. He wasn’t a Starting TE in both weeks as he had 7.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 and 12.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2. He definitely wasn’t a Starting TE in Week 3 as he only had 2.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 5 receiving yards) on three targets. Commanders QB Carson Wentz attempted 43 passes in Week 3, so Thomas was clearly an afterthought in the offense which struggled and only had 8 points against the Eagles. Even with this Bench worthy performance, Thomas is still TE13 for the season.
Dishonorable mentions for both Hayden Hurst (1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Albert Okwuegbunam (2.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Even though both of them had fewer points than Thomas, they were both outside of the Top 12 TEs. Albert O was not really close but was still the 12th TE drafted on average (ADP 114.1) in Dynasty Owner startup drafts, so his lack of a Top 12 TE weekly performance so far has been pretty disappointing to his Dynasty Owners. That includes just 2.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 12 yards) this week. Hayden Hurst was TE13 after two games and held to only 1.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 7 yards). Hurst was injured and played fewer snaps than fellow Bengals TE Mitchell Wilcox ($610,000), but while he came into the game injured, he did play and can’t be excluded him from this spot.
K: Greg Joseph (MIN – $2,433,000) – 0.0 points
There were three performances by kickers who Dynasty Owners clearly didn’t want to have in their Starting lineup. Vikings kicker Greg Joseph “wins” as the Vikings were anticipated to score a lot of points this week since they were playing the Lions, who had given up 65 points in their first two games. Joseph had six kick attempts and made all four PATs, but missed a pair of 56 yards FGs which cost him 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points each. Those four points for the PATs match the four lost points from the missed FGs.
Dishonorable mentions for Commanders kicker Joey Slye ($2,433,000) who is having a rough season with zero FG attempts and only a total of 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the entire season (3 made PATs and one missed PAT). This week, Slye had no kicking attempts at all as the Commanders only scored one TD late in the fourth quarter and attempted a 2-point conversion because they were losing by 16 points at the time.
The second dishonorable mention is for former Chiefs kicker Matt Ammendola ($825,000). Ammendola was a replacement for the injured Harrison Butker ($4,055,000) and got released after scoring -2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (made one out of two PATs and one out of two under 39 yard FG attempts). Ammendola missed a 34-yard FG in the fourth quarter that would have put the Chiefs up by seven points and made a 26 yarder earlier. He was only rostered in 20% of Dynasty Owner leagues, so hopefully few Dynasty Owners had Ammendola in their Starting lineup.
Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap – OG’s Raiders vs. Florida Mayhem
Let’s check out our Match-up of the Week in League of Extraordinary Nerds (League #129380) and see if the team formerly in the Top 25 (OG’s Raiders) got the victory or if the projections were correct and it was going to be the team favored to win (Florida Mayhem).
The projections win out this week as Florida Mayhem won pretty handily by a score of 146.08 to 106.55. The win puts both teams at 2-1 for the season, but OG’s Raiders still have more points (485.1 points) than Florida Mayhem (422.2 points). As a result, OG’s Raiders are in second place in the League, while Florida Mayhem is in fourth place. There is an undefeated team in this League (Orange Crush) and they are obviously in first place with their 3-0 record.
This match-up was close through Sunday and came down to Monday Night Football. Florida Mayhem got 45.3 from the two players in their Starting Lineup in the Monday night game (Saquon Barkley and CeeDee Lamb – $3,502,503) to go ahead of OG’s Raiders. OG’s Raiders had both Cooper Rush ($977,500) and Tony Pollard ($796,945) on their Bench and got a combined 29.0 points from the Cowboys’ duo, which added 7.25 points to their total. The close game got blown wide open as OG’s Raiders slim lead after the Sunday games vanished and Florida Mayhem secured the victory.
The pair of Barkley and Lamb were the leading scorers for Florida Mayhem with Patrick Mahomes also chipping in 20.7 points. Nobody scored that many points for OG’s Raiders as they were led in scoring by 16.4 points from Cooper Kupp ($15,750,000) and 15.3 points from Tua Tagovailoa.
Don’t make me search the Top 25 in the Chase for the Ring Leaderboard again for a match-up. If you have an intriguing match-up in Week 4 that you’d like highlighted as the Match-up of the Week, let me know on Twitter (@SteveVT33). Then, check back on Friday to see if your game is the one selected.
Chase for the Ring Leaderboard
Speaking of the Chase for the Ring leaderboard, let’s see which teams stayed in from last week and who’s at the top of the list after three weeks of the 2022 Dynasty Owner season.
The Top 10 looks similar to last week as eight of the teams from last week are still here a week later. Only Week 1 leader All Madden Team and Password is Taco dropped out. All Madden Team went from seventh place to 13th place, while Password is Taco went from tenth place to outside of the Top 25.
The top four teams stayed the same, but the order changed as Clara Strong 💪 in League #27448 dropped from the top spot down to 3rd place. They also lost this week as their record is 2-1 (more on that later). Dirty Birds moved up one spot from 2nd to 1st place, while The Truthavailoa moved up one spot from 3rd to 2nd place. The Clara Strong 💪 in League #28280 won their game and remain in fourth place. Two other teams also maintained their exact Top 10 position from last week (juan blanco in 6th place and Quaranteam in 8th place). Rotting Husk of Al Davis jumped four spots from 9th to 5th place, while Vikings dropped five spots from 5th to 10th place.
Our Week 2 leader, Clara Strong 💪 in League #27448, lost their match-up this week by a score of 147.91 to 135.70 to the Barley Boyz. They are joined by newcomer Moose Knuckles (League #129391 – Make Fantasy Football Great Again) at 2-1 but inside the Top 10. Moose Knuckles are currently in seventh place. Three other teams (TheDons, Mushy Hardhead, and The Bonnie Scots) are in the Top 25 of the Chase, but have each lost a game. Finally, we have Only 21 Million from League #80325 rounding out our Top 10 in 9th place.
If your Dynasty Owner or NFL team was in a close game, hopefully they won it. The Patriots were in one of the biggest blowouts of the week, losing by 11 points (37-26), but it was a completely different story in my Dynasty Owner games. In all six Dynasty Owner games, the average margin of victory was 7.07 points. I defeated The Black and Yellow in the Writer’s League (League #80545) by just 0.41 points thanks to 8.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from my Bench TE Daniel Bellinger ($1,113,276). That wasn’t even the closest game in that league as High Rollerz beat Dirty Hippie Farmer by 0.08 points (122.13 to 122.05). Now that’s a close game!
In addition to this weekly recap article, Dynasty Owner has plenty of other great content to help you win your League Championship and maybe become our 2022 Chase for the Ring Champion. Our 2022 in-season publication schedule has double the content as the off-season and is released as follows:
- Mondays: Jay Pounds will preview the Monday Night Football matchup from the Dynasty Owner perspective. Monday is also when the Champions podcast will be released on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts.
- Tuesdays: Jay Pounds is back with his weekly Free Agent Auction targets article to help you figure out what players to bid on before the first Free Agent Auction run of the week is processed on Wednesday at 5 AM (Eastern). A rock n’ roll radio DJ would be calling it “Two for Tuesday“ in terms of Dynasty Owner content since this article also comes out on Tuesday.
- Wednesday: Matt Morrison – The Jerk writes about a topic of his choosing and his weekly rankings will also pop up on Wednesdays as well.
- Thursday: Matt Morrison – The Jerk will preview the Thursday Night Football game, which will include his selection for “Value of the Game”.
- Friday: Listen to the Dynasty Owner podcast with me and Jay or watch it on YouTube on Friday morning. Then in the afternoon, it’s time for me to preview the Sunday and Monday games and look into one Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week in my Weekly preview article.
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