By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)

There were a lot of doubles in the NFL and Dynasty Owner this week. We had two Monday Night Football games, although it’s not a random or strange as some people might think. ESPN has done a Monday Night Football doubleheader in Week 1 in the past, but they finally have a true top announcing team in Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (apologies to all of the ESPN Monday Night Football announcers for the past few years, but none of them were a true top announcing team). They didn’t want to dilute the audience for the premiere of Buck and Aikman. As a result, the Monday Night Football doubleheader got moved to Week 2. Does figuring this out make me old or just cynical? The correct answer is Both!

We had other NFL doubles as well. The Bengals have double the number of late game 50 yard or longer FGs losses now than they did after Week 1. Nathaniel Hackett has doubled the number of games in which he made a questionable clock management decision and probably increased by a power of one million the number of Broncos’ fans who are uncomfortable with him as their head coach. And the Buffalo Bills have doubled their number of primetime blowout wins this season after throttling the Tennessee Titans 41-7 in the early Monday Night Football game.

In Dynasty Owner, we have a boatload of 1-0 teams who doubled their number of victories to two this week, and likely a similar number of 0-1 teams who doubled their loss total. I have at least one of each type of those teams, so I get the agony of being 0-2 and the ecstasy of having a 2-0 record. We also have twice as many Dynasty Owner teams with 400.0 points after two weeks as last year. Actually, we have four times as many as we have four currently compared with just one after two weeks last season (Crow Valley Corvids from League #34654).

I’ll say the same thing this week as I did in last week’s recap article Don’t get too crazy and over-react to what has happened in the first two weeks of the NFL and Dynasty Owner seasons. Nobody should be ready to give up on their Dynasty Owner season after two weeks, so a team in your league might overpay to replace an injured player with the hopes that they can turn their season around. It’s difficult to do, but not impossible. Back in 2007, the New York Giants started 0-2 and somehow got ridiculously lucky and won the Super Bowl. It’s not even October, the baseball regular season is still ongoing, and we have 12 weeks of Dynasty Owner regular season football remaining, so keep trying to win. You never know what’s going to happen.

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 20th.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our second Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2022 is the exact opposite of Week 1 winner Patrick Mahomes ($45,000,000). Until now, there have been a total of 30 different players who have been the Player of the Week, including 16 QBs, but never this player. Our newcomer winner this week is: Tua Tagovailoa

The first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor for Tua Tagovailoa ($7,568,859) was nearly a record setting performance. He had the fifth 60.0+ point game in Dynasty Owner history with 60.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (469 passing yards, 1 rushing yard, 6 TDs, 2 INTs). He got the 4-point bonus for having over 400 yards passing as well as a 3-point clutch scoring bonus for the 7-yard passing TD to Jaylen Waddle ($6,771,498) with 14 seconds left in the Dolphins’ 42-38 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Aaron Rodgers ($33,500,000) also had 6 TDs (5 passing and 1 rushing) in his 62.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point game in Week 7 of the 2019 season. Alvin Kamara ($15,000,000) had 6 rushing TDs in Week 16 of the 2020 season, but “only” scored 58.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The highest number of Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single game occurred in Week 12 of the 2020 season when Tua’s current teammate Tyreek Hill ($18,000,000) scored 63.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Kansas City against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tua could have eclipsed Hill’s record if he hadn’t thrown 2 INTs in the first half and lost 6.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. It’s amazing that he had the fifth highest scoring game in Dynasty Owner history and even more amazing that he did it while losing points due to interceptions. For the record, the other two players to score this many Dynasty Owner fantasy points both happened in the 2021 season as Lamar Jackson ($23,016,000) scored 63.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts and Ja’Marr Chase ($7,704,910) had 61.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 17 against Kansas City. Finally, it’s important to note that Tua’s Week 2 outburst was easily the highest scoring game of his career as he had only gotten more than 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points twice in his prior 24 career games.

Week 2 Points: 60.5

2022 Salary: $7,568,859

Cost per Point: $125,105

Congratulations to Tua on your inaugural Dynasty Owner Player of the Week award and easily the highest scoring game of your career. It’ll be interesting to see if he can win it again this year after this amazing Week 2 performance.

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 second Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2022 season is also a first-time winner: Amon-Ra St. Brown

This is a rare victory for a player with a salary of over $1 million. Amon-Ra St. Brown ($1,066,313) isn’t too much over the $1 million salary, but he still is. The last player to win Value Player of the Week with a salary in excess of $1 million was DK Metcalf ($1,146,513) back in Week 8 of the 2020 season when he had 40.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. As salaries increase, this will be less of an uncommon occurrence but for now, it’s just the second time it’s happened in Dynasty Owner history.

St. Brown had fewer points than Metcalf with 39.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (9 receptions, 116 receiving yards, 68 rushing yards, 2 TDs), but his Dynasty Dollars per Fantasy Point (DD/PT) amount was better ($27,064 vs. $28,591). St. Brown is having a fabulous start to the 2022 season with a total of 59.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to rank as the WR4 after two weeks, only trailing two more expensive players in Cooper Kupp ($15,750,000) and Jaylen Waddle and just in front of Tyreek Hill, another expensive WR.

With two more years after this one at his current salary, St. Brown could be a fixture in the Value Player of the Week, as well as the Value Player of the Year, discussion if he keeps playing this well. In his past eight games, he is averaging 26.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. This week was his best, but he’s been very good for a while now.

Week 2 Points: 39.4

2022 Salary: $1,066,313

Cost per Point: $27,064

Congratulations Amon-Ra on the first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. It’s premature to declare, but the potential is there for him to win many more while playing under his rookie contract.

Week 2 Surprise and Totally Predictable Events

I completely enjoyed writing this section, so it’s going to continue. 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. It’s time to do it again for Week 2:

Surprise of the Week: As someone who is not a huge believer in Tua Tagovailoa, it’s obviously surprising to me that he was Player of the Week and threw for 6 TDs against the Ravens. I’m still convinced that he will get hurt at some point this season since he hasn’t been healthy and played a full season of football since 2018. At that point, we’ll see if Tua’s Week 2 outburst is a sign of his change and improvement as a QB, or a product of amazing Mike McDaniel play calling combined poor Baltimore defense. When Tua gets hurt, Dolphins’ backup QB Teddy Bridgewater ($6,500,000) will be a hot commodity in the Free Agent Auction since he’s currently available in over 80% of Dynasty Owner leagues (19.15% roster percentage). Kind of what I’m expecting to happen to Jimmy Garoppolo ($7,000,000) this Wednesday when his roster percentage jumps from its current level of 20.85% (remarkably similar to Bridgewater’s).

It’s a surprise for plenty of Dynasty Owners as well since Tua’s 2022 startup ADP was 73.5 and lower than most of the QBs on rookie contracts of less than $10 million per season. His ADP has been remarkably steady (76.6 ADP in 2020, 75.1 ADP in 2021, and 73.5 ADP in 2022) meaning that Dynasty Owners have never truly bought into him as a fixture in their Dynasty Owner Starting lineup. That might change now, but remember Sam Darnold ($18,858,000) had a solid run of success in the first four games of the 2021 season (112.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 4 games, or 28.1 points per game) before crashing back to usual.

Totally Predictable Event of the Week: Travis Etienne’s ($3,224,526) usage, or lack of usage, hasn’t really surprised me much. Through the first two weeks of the season, James Robinson ($763,333) has played more snaps than Etienne (79 to 62) and had far more rushing attempts (34 to 13). It is true that Etienne has more targets than Robinson, but the margin is only 7 to 4 and Robinson has a receiving TD while Etienne does not. Most importantly, Robinson has more than double the Dynasty Owner fantasy points as Etienne (35.7 to 15.8).

I know people were saying during training camp that they weren’t sure if Robinson would be ready Week 1, then at the onset of Week 1, it was that the Jaguars weren’t going to rush him on to the field. Even after the first game when Robinson outplayed Etienne, some people were still saying Etienne should have better fantasy football production. Even earlier in the week, the narrative was that Robinson and Etienne would split carries.

If you check all of the links above, you’ll notice that exactly zero of them feature any quotes from Jaguars coach Doug Pederson. Please go try and find something that quotes Doug Pederson as saying Etienne will play more than Robinson or is the starting RB over him. It might take a while to find. That’s why it was baffling to me that Dynasty Owners were drafting Etienne at the end of the second round of Dynasty Owner startup draft (ADP 23.6), while Robinson was hanging around until the 11th round on average (ADP 133.8). It wasn’t just Dynasty Owners as I checked some other ADP websites and Robinson was pretty much being drafted about 100 picks after Etienne everywhere.

I think everyone forgot that Travis Etienne was drafted with the 25th pick of the 2021 NFL draft by Urban Meyer, not Doug Pederson. Remember the Urban Meyer: NFL Head Coach experience. To put it in showbiz terms, it started with a lot of fanfare and good “buzz”, had some rumblings of problems during rehearsals, got bad reviews and word of mouth during the soft opening and opening week, had a major scandal after a couple of weeks and quietly ceased production after a few months and millions of dollars in losses. Don’t be surprised if the two week trend of Robinson out snapping and outplaying Etienne continues. I wasn’t surprised in Week 1 as I said to have Etienne on your Bench.

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 2. 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 2 when they should have been in your Starting lineup.

QB: Joe Flacco (NYJ) – 40.9 points

There are three QBs who could have gotten this honor in Week 2, but since Joe Flacco ($3,500,000) had the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points, he gets the nod.  He had 40.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the Jets’ 31-30 comeback victory out of nowhere (look out for Randy Orton). Flacco threw for 307 yards and 4 TDs plus added 6 rushing yards and a lost fumble. His 15-yard TD pass to Garrett Wilson ($5,138,502) was his second TD in the final two minutes, but the only one that was a clutch scoring event as it tied the score at 30-30. Greg Zuerlein ($2,750,000) hit the PAT that gave the Jets the victory. Flacco wasn’t expected to be the Starter for the Jets this season, never mind have back-to-back 307 yard passing games. While he is rostered in 62.13% of Dynasty Owner leagues, it’s more because of his low salary than visions of him being the QB8 after the first two weeks of the season. Even though he played well in Week 1, not many Dynasty Owners likely had Flacco in their Starting lineup and those who did weren’t likely too thrilled about it or thinking he’d lead them to victory.

Honorable mention to last week’s winner here, Washington Commanders QB Carson Wentz ($32,000,000) who had 36.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (337 passing yards, 23 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 1 2-pt. conversion, 1 INT, and 1 fumble). Wentz is currently the QB4 in Dynasty Owner and might not be eligible to appear in this section of the recap article moving forward.

A second honorable mention to another surprise Top 10 QB, Jared Goff ($33,500,000) of the Detroit Lions. Goff had 36.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2 to slightly outscore Wentz, but remains behind him by a lot (20.7 points) in season long points and is still QB9 for the 2022 season. Goff threw for 256 yards and 4 TDs plus lost 2 rushing yards in Week 2.

RB: Tony Pollard (DAL) – 19.8 points

With Cooper Rush ($977,500) at QB, Dynasty Owners could be forgiven if they were thinking twice about starting other top Dallas Cowboys’ players such as Ezekiel Elliott ($15,000,000), CeeDee Lamb ($3,502,503) and Dalton Schultz ($10,931,000) in Week 2. Elliott had his second consecutive game with 5.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and shouldn’t have been in your Starting lineup, while his “backup” Tony Pollard ($796,945) should have been in there. Pollard had 13 touches, which was three fewer than Elliott, and turned them into 19.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (43 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 55 receiving yards, 1 TD). Pollard was the RB3 for the week, but a long way away from the top two as both Aaron Jones ($12,000,000) and Nick Chubb ($12,200,000) had over 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. In a normal week, it’s not out of the realm of possibility to have Pollard in your Dynasty Owner lineup as your RB2 or in the FLEX spot, but with Rush at QB, I think a lot of his Dynasty Owners probably had him on their Bench instead and missed out on this performance.

WR: Nelson Agholor (NE) – 23.0 points

Oh, what a difference a week makes. Last week, Patriots WR Nelson Agholor ($11,000,000) had only 2.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 28 receiving yards, 1 lost fumble). This week, it was 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 110 receiving yards, 1 TD). On the surface it looks like completely different weeks for the same player. However, Agholor played only one more snap in Week 2 than he did in Week 1 (34 vs. 33) and had just one more target (6 vs. 5). He just did a lot more with his opportunities and his Dynasty Owners benefitted. Of course, there aren’t many of them as he is on a roster in only 2.13% of Dynasty Owner leagues after his first season in New England ended with him as the WR72 with 103.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 15 games (6.9 points per game).

Honorable mention to the player on the Dallas Cowboys with the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points after two games. That’s right, it’s Noah Brown ($1,187,500) who has a total of 31.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Brown had 20.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 91 receiving yards, 1 TD) in Week 2, which is the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points for any Cowboys player in a game this season. Just like Tony Pollard, it’s likely that few Dynasty Owners had Brown in their Starting lineup. It was likely fewer than had Pollard as Pollard is rostered in every single Dynasty Owner league compared to Brown’s 25.96% Dynasty Owner roster percentage.

TE: Ross Dwelley (SF) – 10.8 points

The TE position in fantasy football can be so strange. All it can take in some weeks to make it into the Top 12 TEs is one long TD reception. That’s what happened this week with San Francisco TE Ross Dwelley ($1,035,000). He had 10.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from one 38-yard TD reception that allowed him to finish as the TE12 in Week 2, ahead of Travis Kelce ($14,312,500). Dwelley is rostered in just 3.4% of Dynasty Owner leagues even though his salary is the minimum for a veteran who has played in the NFL as long as he has (this is his fifth NFL season).

Even though a couple of my “favorite” TEs in Irv Smith ($1,449,609) and Mike Gesicki ($10,931,000) finished with more Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week than Dwelley (14.6 for Smith and 14.1 for Gesicki), the nod still goes to Dwelley. Dynasty Owners are pretty much drafting Smith to be a Starting TE option with an ADP of 138.8 and the same goes for Gesicki who has slightly higher ADP of 142.8 but is rostered in 88.51% of Dynasty Owner leagues despite being tied for the eighth highest TE salary in Dynasty Owner for the 2022 season. Dwelley was much less likely to be on a Dynasty Owner roster, never mind in someone’s Starting lineup this week.

K: Graham Gano (NYG) – 15.0 points

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano ($4,666,667) had four FGs in Week 2, including two fourth quarter FGs of more than 50 yards (51 and 56 yards). Each of those kicks were worth 5.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while the two first quarter FGs of 39 yards or under (33 and 36 yards) were worth 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points each. Add on one PAT for 1.0 points and you have a total of 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and your top Dynasty Owner kicker for Week 2. It doesn’t matter that both of his short FGs were in the first quarter and both of the long ones were in the fourth quarter, I just thought it was interesting how that worked out. Gano kicked a game-winning 56-yard FG, but since it came with 3:34 left in the game, it didn’t count as a clutch scoring event and received no bonus. Gano is rostered in only 31.06% of Dynasty Owner leagues as his $4.67 million salary is the third highest for the season (behind only Justin Tucker at $5 million and Younghoe Koo at $4.85 million). He was less likely to be in Starting lineups due to his low roster percentage than the kicker who receives an honorable mention.

That honorable mention goes to Dallas kicker Brett Maher ($965,000). Maher was technically on the team’s practice squad after being cut late in the pre-season, but officially signed to the active roster a couple of days ago. For Dynasty Owner, it didn’t matter as we don’t use practice squad salaries and he was still costing his Dynasty Owners the full $965,000 salary. That status hasn’t stopped him from being drafted pretty highly (241.4 ADP) and being on a roster in 91.06% of Dynasty Owner leagues. This week, he scored 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (FGs of 50 and 54 yards plus 2 PATs) for his Dynasty Owners as his 50-yard FG was the game-winner and a clutch score with no time left on the clock in regulation. Now, that’s the definition of a clutch score!

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 2 and all of them should have been riding your Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.

QB: Kirk Cousins (MIN) – 9.0 points

With two Monday Night Football games in Week 2, there was a good chance that I’d pick a player for a spot, write something early then have to delete the whole paragraph after someone else did worse. Fortunately for me, I hadn’t written anything about this spot yet and so it was blank until Kirk Cousins ($33,000,000) finished with 9.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2 (221 yards passing, 20 rushing yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs and 1 fumble). He was a low-end Starting QB in Week 1 with 25.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but if you have Cousins and his $33 million salary on your roster (and a Dynasty Owner in 68.51% of Dynasty Owner leagues do), I would think you are putting him in your Starting lineup. Especially after the Eagles’ defense allowed the Lions to score 35 points against them in Week 1.

There were six other Starting QBs who had fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points (DOFP) than Cousins, but Trey Lance ($8,526,319) got injured and doesn’t appear in the table below:

PlayerTeamWeek 2 OpponentSalaryRoster %DOFP
Ryan TannehillTEN@BUF$29,500,00018.72%0.0
Davis MillsHOU@DEN$1,304,38399.57%6.9
Geno SmithSEA@SF$3,500,00099.15%7.0
Justin FieldsCHI@GB$4,717,989100%7.5
Jameis WinstonNOvs. TB$14,000,000100%8.0

While Ryan Tannehill did have a far lower roster percentage and higher salary than the others, he was unlikely to be in many Starting lineups. Same is true for Davis Mills and Geno Smith who have high roster percentage that coincide with their low salaries. Both Fields and Winston have much better ADPs than Cousins (71.1 ADP for Fields and 116.9 ADP for Winston vs. 184.6 for Cousins), but I think most Dynasty Owners with Cousins plus either Fields or Winston (or both of them) would have chosen Cousins for their Week 2 Starting lineup.

RB: Rashaad Penny (SEA) – 1.5 points

It wasn’t as bad as Cam Akers last week, but Rashaad Penny ($5,750,000) only had 1.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (15 rushing yards) for his Dynasty Owners this week. In fairness, it’s difficult to do much with only six rushing attempts and RBs who don’t catch the ball out of the backfield (25 career receptions in 39 career NFL games) don’t get the ball much when their team is losing 20-0 at halftime and only have possession of the ball for 21:40 all game. Penny had the same number of touches as fellow Seahawks RBs Kenneth Walker ($2,110,395) and Travis Homer ($665,704), but the fewest number of Dynasty Owner fantasy points. It’s not like Walker (3.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) or Homer (8.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) did a lot with their touches, but it was more than Penny. If I had any shares of Penny in Dynasty Owner (or elsewhere), I’d be concerned after he scored just 9.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in two games and has a second round draft pick as his backup. Penny should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench this week and might be on the Seattle bench more in the next few weeks.

WR: Four Different Players – 0.0 points

There were four WRs all of whom are rostered in over 90% of Dynasty Owner leagues who reasonably could have been in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup this week. Hopefully, they were as all of them put up a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points).

PlayerTeamSalaryRoster %
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$870,40299.57%
Parris CampbellIND$1,193,98497.02%
DJ CharkDET$10,000,00091.91%
DeVante ParkerNE$7,625,00090.64%

Both Chark and Peoples-Jones had double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 (15.2 for Chark and 12.0 for Peoples-Jones) which could have prompted many Dynasty Owners to put them in their Starting lineups. Parris Campbell was expected to be the top WR for the Colts with both of their Starting WRs, Michael Pittman ($2,123,212) and Alec Pierce ($1,650,336), out with injuries. However, he was only targeted twice. Finally, DeVante Parker was acquired by New England to give Mac Jones ($3,896,588) a #1 WR. Unfortunately, he has only scored 1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 9 yards) on just four targets. Based on his Week 1 performance, he should have been on the Bench or Practice Squad, but Dynasty Owners could be forgiven if they trusted him for a second week. Finally, Skyy Moore ($1,612,625) could have been added to this list in most other leagues as he was held without a reception. However, he did have 6 return yards which is good for 0.15 Dynasty Owner fantasy points as Dynasty Owner awards a point for every 40 return yards.

TE: Dalton Schultz (DAL) – 0.8 points

It appears that the Cowboys player most effected by the absence of Dak Prescott ($40,000,000) in Week 2 was Dalton Schultz. He was injured during the game, but since he played over 90% of the offensive snaps (55 out of 61 snaps), his PCL injury to his right knee doesn’t prevent him from being listed here. Schultz was targeted four times by Dallas replacement QB Cooper Rush and had 2 receptions for 18 yards plus a lost fumble (0.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). There were several TEs with the dreaded Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and while several of them were prominent players in Hunter Henry ($12,500,000), Albert Okwuegbunam ($1,011,011) and Cole Kmet ($1,894,444), none of them were likely in as many Starting lineups as Schultz. While both Albert O and Kmet were among the top 12 TEs drafted in Dynasty Owner startup drafts this year (ADP of 112.7 for Kmet and 114.1 for Albert O), both of them had higher ADPs than Schultz (ADP 91.4) despite costing over $9 million more in salary. Even with the downgrade in QB from Prescott to Rush, it’s likely that a lot of Dynasty Owners still rolled with Schultz as their Starting TE instead of having him on their Bench.

K: Joey Slye (WAS) – 0.0 points

It was the dreaded Blutarsky for Washington kicker Joey Slye ($2,433,000) despite the fact that the Commanders scored 27 points against Detroit this week. Slye is tied with Arizona kicker Matt Prater ($3,250,000) for 32nd place in Dynasty Owner scoring after two weeks with just 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Slye made only one out of two PAT attempts this week and has still yet to attempt a FG. The Commanders have scored 55 points on 8 TDs already this season and their kicker only has made 3 PATs and attempted just four in total. That’s a surefire way for the Dynasty Owners with Slye on their roster (91.06% roster percentage) to move him to the Bench or Practice Squad if he wasn’t already there.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap – The Oracle 🙌 vs. Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies

Who won the Match-up of the Week between the likely Championship game contenders in League #31917? Please don’t be mad at me for writing that if you’re in this league as I’m only repeating what I was told. Now, let’s find out who won!

In a matchup that had a 50%-50% Win probability at one point, it wasn’t particularly close as The Oracle 🙌 defeated the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies by a margin of 34.77 points. As predicted, the winner is currently in first place in the League with a 2-0 record and the most points scored. The loser has the second most points in the League and sits in fifth place with a 1-1 record. The Oracle 🙌 is currently in 91st place in the Chase for the Ring standings with a total of 344.4 points.

Both teams had high scoring Starting QBs in Lamar Jackson who had 53.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for The Oracle 🙌 and Jalen Hurts ($1,506,292) who had 37.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies. The crucial Starting lineup vs. Bench decision was likely who Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies had in their FLEX position. They chose Jerry Jeudy ($3,798,243) who only had 2.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 11 yards and 1 rushing yard) over Jaylen Waddle who had 43.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 receptions, 171 receiving yards, 2 TDs). However, that change would have only lowered the margin of victory for The Oracle 🙌 down to 4.1 points. The Oracle 🙌 survived two Blutarskys from their Bench as neither Cole Kmet nor Donovan Peoples-Jones had any points this week.

If you have an intriguing match-up in Week 3 that you’d like highlighted as the Match-up of the Week, let me know on Twitter (@SteveVT33) just like The Oracle 🙌 did. Then, check back on Friday to see if your game is the one selected.

Chase for the Ring Leaderboard

While neither team in our Match-up of the Week appears in the Top 10 or even the Top 25 of the Chase for the Ring leaderboard, we still have plenty of interesting things to discuss as we take a look at the Week 2 leaders.

The Top 10 has mostly new teams compared to the Week 1 leaderboard. Our Week 1 leader All Madden Team dropped down to seventh place after they scored “just” 152.0 points in Week 2.

We also have double the number of teams named Clara Strong 💪 in the Top 10. There are actually three teams in the Top 25 if you check it out on your own. DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V) also has two Top 25 Chase teams in 11th and 15th places. We have twice as many teams in startup leagues in the Top 25 with Password is Taco in 10th place and OG’s Raiders in 16th place as there are from the Beta leagues (Dynasty Degenerate in 14th place). In fairness, there are only six Beta leagues and far more startup ones. Still, it fit with the theme for the week so there you go.

Conclusions

Hopefully your NFL and Dynasty Owner teams were on the good side of the doubling that happened this week and they are 2-0. There are only six 2-0 NFL teams (Bills, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, and Giants) and just four divisions (AFC East, AFC West, NFC East, NFC South) have an undefeated team. No West Coast teams are undefeated as the Chiefs are the only one not in the Eastern time zone.

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.
  • 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. This week, we also should  have  Nate Christian doing an article highlighting some of the college players that he’s watching for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Please read all of our articles, listen to the podcasts and watch the Livestream with me and Dynasty Owner CEO Tim Peffer on Wednesdays at 4 PM or afterwards if you can’t catch us live. Don’t forget follow Dynasty Owner on Twitter as well. Thanks for reading!

Steven Van Tassell is the Head of Content for Dynasty Owner

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