By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)
The NFL and Dynasty Owner seasons can be a little bit of a roller coaster. It starts off fast, then there are ups, like the draft when everybody is optimistic and happy, similar to the first big hill on a roller coaster when almost everyone is excited by what’s going to happen next. Believe it or not, but that’s all they are called, hills, according to this website on roller coaster terminology. Things go up and up and up until the top is reached. Then it’s downhill and for some teams, it’s an exhilarating first win that validates everything that was done in the off-season. Unless you’re afraid of roller coasters and end up with a terrifying loss. The final 13 games of your Dynasty Owner season, or the remaining 16 NFL regular season games will have ups and downs plus twists and turns (cobra rolls, corkscrews and dive loops).
Individual NFL and Dynasty Owner games can be a roller coaster of emotions as well. Take the Monday Night Football game between New England and Chicago as an example. The Bears roared out of the gate and down the field on their first drive and got a field goal then followed up with a TD drive to go ahead 10-0. Patriots fans are down, Bears fans are up. Then the Bears pick off Patriots QB Mac Jones ($3,896,588) and the booing starts in Foxborough. However, the Bears lose the momentum and have to punt. Then Bailey Zappe ($1,076,768) comes out as the Patriots QB and immediately throws a 4-yard pass to Jonnu Smith ($12,500,000). The screams of the crowd got louder, like the high point on the coaster or right as it’s time for a series of loops. The Patriots scored on that drive, then had an interception of their own and scored again. Patriots lead 14-10. Patriots fans are up, and Bears fans are down. Is this ride ever going to end?
It did as every who watched knows. The Bears scored again to move back in front 17-14 and never looked back. The game got infinitely less exciting, kind of like the end of the ride as you’re heading back to get off the ride. If your team won, it was fun and exhilarating. If they lost, you feel like you want to throw up. And sometimes you win, but still want to throw up.
Dynasty Owner games can be the same. Your team might go up (or fall behind) on Thursday night, then things change during the early Sunday games (or the London game, if there is one of them, like there is in Week 8). The game can go back and forth several times as there are the late Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, then finally Monday Night Football. That’s at least five sets of games that can change the trajectory of your Dynasty Owner match-up. I had several of these games this week, more than usual it seemed, in all sorts of leagues. I had matchups that I was rooting for guys to play badly, ones that I need players to get me some points so I could relax (thanks for doing that Rhamondre) as well as a best ball match-up that I thought I was going to lose until Zappe came in at QB for the Patriots and Khalil Herbert ($902,677) rumbled for an unexpected receiving TD. They all weren’t good outcomes, but there were quite a few games that came down to Monday night.
The Match-up of the Week was also a roller coaster with each team leading at various points and the game not getting decided until well into the third quarter on Monday night. Check out who won as well as the rest of the recap. In case you don’t know, please check out this explanation of our Dynasty Owner scoring system:
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 afternoon of October 25th.
Dynasty Owner Player of the Week
Our seventh Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2022 is a familiar name as this is the fourth Player of the Week award of his career. He was also Player of the Week earlier this year. In fact, it was last week as our Player of the Week winner once again was Joe Burrow
I finally don’t have to type “distinct winners” when referring to the fact that all of the weekly winners have been QBs. Burrow’s win makes it seven for seven QBs winning, but is the first repeat winner of the season. He is one of eight different players to win this award multiple times in a single season and the third player to do it in two different seasons. Not surprisingly, the other two are Patrick Mahomes ($45,000,000) and Josh Allen ($43,005,667). Burrow was better this week than last week as he had 54.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (481 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, 4 TDs – 3 passing and 1 rushing). He was a top 5 QB for the week in the first half alone with 345 passing yards and 3 TDs (35.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) as the Bengals scored TDs on their first four possessions of the game. He becomes the first Player of the Week winner to repeat the honor in Dynasty Owner history. Kenyan Drake ($1,035,000) won two consecutive Value Player of the Week awards during the 2019 Dynasty Owner playoffs. Burrow has the opportunity to make it three in a row next week on Monday Night Football in the Battle of Ohio against Cleveland on Halloween night. That sounds like “can’t miss” television to me.
Week 7 Points: 54.0
2022 Salary: $9,047,534
Cost per Point: $167,547
Congratulations Joe on your fourth career Dynasty Owner Player of the Week award and second in a row. When I sarcastically wrote that I “can’t wait to see if you have more in the future and if any are split with Ja’Marr Chase”, I didn’t expect you to win two in a row by yourself.
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 seventh Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2022 season is our sixth first-time winner in a row. Similar to last week’s first-time winner, it was a player who wasn’t a starter at the start of the season. Unlike Deon Jackson ($825,000) who won last week, this player was expected to have a role in 2022, but definitely exceeded expectations this week: Eno Benjamin
Benjamin has been solid all season, even in a backup role to James Conner ($7,000,000) for the first five games of the season. This week was his best performance though with his first career NFL game with over 100 total yards of offense and 23.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (92 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 21 receiving yards, 1 TD). Prior to Week 7, he had averaged a respectable 9.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game (55.1 points in six games), which is great value for a player with a salary of under $850,000 and a Dynasty Owner startup draft ADP of 228.8. His Dynasty Owners have received a player who is now ranked RB19 for the season and a strong contender for the Value Player of the Year award. It’s still a bit too early to be giving out yearly awards, but he’s clearly in the conversation for it and likely in the top five values for the season. His season-long value will take a hit if Conner comes back in Week 8, but nobody was a better value in Week 7 than Benjamin.
Week 7 Points: 23.3
2022 Salary: $849,428
Cost per Point: $36,456
Congratulations Eno on the first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. After seeing Joe Burrow repeat as Player of the Week, we’ll see if Benjamin can be the second repeat Value Player of the Week and the second Cardinals RB to accomplish the feat.
Week 6 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: The Jets and Giants won again! Both won games on the road and improved to 6-1 (Giants) and 5-2 (Jets). It was mainly the defense leading both teams in the past, but this week, we had an impressive offensive performance by Giants QB Daniel Jones ($6,416,014) who had over 200 yards passing and over 100 yards rushing. If you think I’m going to stop being surprised by either team of those teams winning, the answer is No, but this week is a little different as I get to add in the surprise of Daniel Jones having his best performance of the season and one of the best performances of his career.
After all of the drama with Jets WR Elijah Moore ($2,235,107) asking to be traded and then rookie RB Breece Hall ($2,253,694) tearing his ACL in the second quarter of the game against the Broncos, the Jets from pretty much most of the past five decades (let’s just say since their Super Bowl III victory and leave it at that) would have collapsed, lost this game and then finished up the season with only 1-2 more victories. This is not the same Jets team as they rallied to win after consecutive plays in which they lost the lead in the game and then Hall got injured. Admittedly, the Broncos were only ahead 9-7 and had Brett Rypien ($895,000) at QB, but I’m sure Jets’ fans can remember dozens of games in the past when the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets haven’t been able to rally. The 2022 Jets (and Giants too) are different, playing well and winning ballgames and I will continue to be surprised until it stops.
Totally Predictable Event of the Week: It’s the continued lack of self-awareness of Aaron Rodgers ($33,500,000). I know that I’m not alone in this opinion as there are probably hundreds of thousands of tweets just like this one:
This is correct. Rodgers is the leader. His salary is a reason why he has a group of largely new and unproven WRs and WRs who are playing on one-year contracts. Dynasty Owners know this better than most football fans as those with Rodgers, who is on a roster in 90.21% of Dynasty Owner leagues, can think of all of the players who would fit nicely on their Dynasty Owner roster, if they just had the salary cap room to draft or acquire them.
Last week, Aaron Rodgers said things needed to be simplified and he needed to play “a tick” better. At that point, the Packers were the 24th best scoring offense and Rodgers was averaging only 17.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game with a high game of 22.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. To put that in perspective, ten QBs are averaging more than 22.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. However, I guess he did his part as he had 20.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, a bit more than his average this year.
While Rodgers was better, things got worse for the Packers as a team on Sunday as they lost their third straight game with Rodgers saying things such as:
“We didn’t run the ball particularly well, didn’t catch it particularly well,”
Fortunately, one reporter pointed out the obvious thing missing in that statement in her post-game article.
Notice there was no mention of whether he threw the ball particularly well.
I think that sums things up pretty well. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t get that he’s part of the problem, never has realized it, and never will. After multiple off the field and off-season issues in the past two years, you would think he might have a little more humility and a little more self-reflection. Instead, he hasn’t changed and that was totally predictable.
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 7. 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 when they should have been in your Starting lineup.
QB: Andy Dalton (NO – $3,000,000) – 36.1 points
People may have missed that Andy Dalton had this many Dynasty Owner fantasy points since two of his passing TDs came in the fourth quarter with New Orleans down by multiple scores. They also came after he threw a pair of interceptions that were returned for TDs by the Arizona defense near the end of the first half. Dalton had those two interceptions plus another one (3 INTs total) to go along with 4 TDs, 361 passing yards and 21 rushing yards (36.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Not sure if the Saints will focus more on the 4 TDs or the 3 INTs when evaluating Dalton and whether he remains their starting QB, or they switch back to Jameis Winston ($14,000,000).
It’s been a bit of a roller coaster season for the Saints with a lot of injuries, but even though they have a 2-5 record, they are only one game out of first place in the NFC South. Because Dalton and the Saints were playing on Thursday night and Winston was a healthy backup, I bet that most of the Dynasty Owners with Dalton (57.02% rostered) held him out of their Starting lineup unless they had no other option. That means they missed possibly making themselves sick because of his roller coaster outing, but also they missed all of those Dynasty Owner fantasy points.
Honorable mention to Daniel Jones who had 34.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (202 passing yards, 107 rushing yards, 2 TDs). I mentioned Jones earlier, but didn’t say that he had that many points and was one of the top QBs in Week 7. He is also up to QB10 for the 2022 season and can’t appear here until his performance falls off for at least a couple of weeks. Even though the Giants won, while the Saints didn’t, Dalton had more points and that’s why Jones got the honorable mention.
RB: Gus Edwards (BAL – $4,500,000) – 18.6 points
Unless you saw the news on Saturday night that Edwards was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and pulled him off Injured Reserve (IR) and took the chance and put him in your Starting lineup, your Dynasty Owner team didn’t get all 18.6 of the Dynasty Owner fantasy points (66 rushing yards and 2 TDs) that he produced on Sunday. All of that is pretty unlikely even if you had stashed Edwards on IR for the first six weeks of the season (and maybe even all of last season too). The news that Edwards was off the PUP list was good news for his Dynasty Owners (97.87% rostered), but lots of them didn’t get any of those points, or only received 25% (4.65 points) if he was on your Bench. Nobody can blame you as getting 16 carries and having the most snaps of all of the active Baltimore RBs didn’t seem very likely, even on Sunday morning. However, by Sunday afternoon, it was pretty clear that Edwards was the RB1 for the Ravens this week and probably moving forward until J.K. Dobbins ($1,432,359) returns from his knee injury. Maybe beyond that, but time will tell.
WR: Marquise Goodwin (SEA – $1,272,500) – 22.7 points
I was truly surprised that Marquise Goodwin was not one of the five players in the weekly Free Agent Auction targets article by Jay Pounds. I’m adding him, so congratulations Marquise Goodwin as Chris Jericho would say, You just made the list! Sammy Watkins ($1,850,000) would be have been off the list to keep it to only five players.
Goodwin had a much better week with 22.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 67 receiving yards, 2 TDs). Watkins only had 2 receptions for 36 yards (5.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). The injury to DK Metcalf ($1,146,513) thrust Goodwin into a larger role and he excelled in it. Whether Goodwin is the WR2 for Seattle moving forward remains to be seen, but if Metcalf misses any time, it seems like a likely scenario. His major “competition” is D’Wayne Eskridge ($1,488,376) along with a bunch of even lesser-known players. I can guarantee that nobody had Goodwin in their Starting lineup, or on their Bench, as he is rostered in exactly zero Dynasty Owner leagues currently. That’ll change soon, with or without the mention in Jay’s article.
Two really good weeks in a row for Parris Campbell ($1,193,984) but his first Honorable Mention this week. He had 18.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (7 receptions, 57 receiving yards, 1 TD) in Week 6 and followed it up with 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 70 receiving yards, 1 TD) in Week 7. He did have 0.3 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Goodwin, but since Campbell is rostered in 90.21% of Dynasty Owner leagues, he was definitely in a Starting lineup or two (or more) with four teams on bye. If you have Campbell and didn’t have him in your Starting lineup, it’s going to be a tough call in Week 8 as the Colts have a new starting QB in Sam Ehlinger ($902,677).
TE: Juwan Johnson (NO – $895,000) – 20.2 points
Only George Kittle ($15,000,000) had a better week than Johnson did this week, which made this choice easy. After his 20.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (5 receptions, 32 receiving yards, 2 TDs), Johnson is TE18 in Dynasty Owner and the Saints are the only team with two TEs in the top 20. The human roller coaster of fantasy production Taysom Hill ($10,000,000) is listed as a TE and is TE4. Dynasty Owners may have forgotten about Johnson’s performance on Thursday Night Football as it was lost in the discussion of TDs being scored by even more obscure players, such as Keaontay Ingram ($957,648), Greg Dortch ($895,000) and Rashid Shaheed ($705,000). As I mentioned in the preview article, two of our top Chase for the Ring teams had Johnson on their Bench, not their Starting lineup, and they may have been the only ones to get any points from him in Week 7.
K: Cairo Santos (CHI – $3,000,000) – 16.0 points
I wrote about Seattle kicker Jason Myers ($3,862,500) being the kicker as he had 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (FGs of 34, 46 and 50 yards plus 4 PATs). Since I wrote it, I’ll include Myers as an honorable mention.
On Monday Night Football in some wet and foggy conditions, Cairo Santos made all seven of his kicks (4 FGs and 3 PATs) to score 16.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and edge Myers out by 1.0 point. Santos had fewer points than Myers before Week 7 as well (42.0 for Myers versus 36.0 for Santos), so Santos would have won a tiebreaker. Santos had two FGs of 39 yards or less (23 and 38 yards), a 42-yard FG and a 50-yard FG plus the 3 PATs. Santos is now tied with Evan McPherson ($955,928) as the 8th ranked kicker in Dynasty Owner this season.
Honorable mention to Jason Myers and here’s what I wrote before Monday night. If you roster Myers in Dynasty Owner (72.34% rostered), the decision on whether to have him in your Starting lineup probably came down to whether or not you truly believe in the 2022 Seattle Seahawks. If you do, then Myers was probably in your Starting lineup. However, if you don’t, or expect Myers to go back to being one of the lowest scoring kickers in Dynasty Owners as he was in 2021 when he ranked 25th, then he was likely on your Bench. Myers has been nearly perfect in 2022 and has now made 15 out of 16 FGs and 18 out of 19 PAT attempts.
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 scored few, zero, or even negative Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 7. All of them should have been riding your Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.
QB: Lamar Jackson (BAL – $23,016,000) – 11.9 points
After scoring more than 50.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in consecutive weeks (Weeks 2 and 3), Lamar Jackson has posted four consecutive weeks with less than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Not exactly a roller coaster ride as it basically was up and up and up then a long drop without going back up. Maybe he’ll go back up on Thursday night against Tampa Bay?
He better or his Dynasty Owners are going to wonder why they aren’t winning games with the QB4 on their roster. Yes, despite four consecutive weeks with less than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Lamar Jackson is still QB4 for the season. This past week’s 11.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (120 passing yards and 59 rushing yards) effort was his season low so there’s only one way to go. How high Lamar goes will be interesting for his Ravens’ teammates and Dynasty Owners and they will see if he goes back down again soon. Doubtful that too many of his Dynasty Owners left him on the Bench for the game against the Browns, but kudos to you if you did.
RB: A.J. Dillon (GB – $1,321,458) – 1.5 points
Dillon only had 4 carries for 15 rushing yards (1.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) with zero targets. His fellow Packers RB Aaron Jones ($12,000,000) only had 8 carries for 23 yards, but added 9 receptions for 53 yards and 2 TDs, so he had 28.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Not sure if keeping Dillon off the field was part of simplifying the Packers’ offense, or not.
Regardless, it’s a week that Dillon’s Dynasty Owners would like to forget about because they likely weren’t expecting it. Dillon and Jones played a roughly equal number of snaps through the first six games (248 for Jones and 201 for Dillon with most of the difference coming in Week 5 when Jones out snapped Dillon 46 to 20). With a seemingly good match-up against the Washington Commanders, I’m sure Dynasty Owners with Dillon had him mostly in their Starting lineup at RB or FLEX hoping that he’d snap his five game streak with less than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Instead, the streak stands at six games, and his Dynasty Owners should have had Dillon on the Bench, or Practice Squad, in Week 7.
WR: Drake London (ATL – $5,383,617) – 1.9 points
It’s tough being an Atlanta Falcons pass catcher right now. The team is just not passing the ball much at all. Marcus Mariota only had 13 pass attempts this week, after attempting just 14 passes last week. Drake London has a target share of 29.3%, but when your QB has only attempted 150 passes in seven games (21.4 attempts per game), that still leaves you with 44 targets, or just over six targets per game. However, that drops to only four targets per game when the QB is only attempting 13 or 14 passes in a game. Four is how many targets London received last week, but he dropped to just one target this week, which he caught for a 9-yard reception (1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). It’s tough to score many Dynasty Owner fantasy points with only one target in a game. If you think that’s going to happen again, then leave London on the Bench in Week 8, where he should have been this week.
The only thing worse than getting just one target is getting four targets like Romeo Doubs ($1,085,979) or two targets like Michael Gallup ($11,500,000) and not catching any of them. That’s a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) folks and both of these WRs had one of them in Week 7. Both of them were averaging under 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game (9.75 for Doubs and 7.5 for Gallup), but had tantalizing matchups and QBs with something to prove throwing the ball to them. Both should have been on the Practice Squad this week.
TE: Mark Andrews (BAL – $14,000,000) – 0.4 points
When a player like Andrews struggles and only has one reception for 4 yards, plus a fumble, and scores just 0.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, there’s no need to look anywhere else. Even if one of the other top 12 TEs had gotten a Blutarsky, I probably would have chosen Andrews and made the other TE as an honorable mention. It happens. Most TEs have ups and downs and Andrews occasionally has a bad game, but this was remarkable and the worst game of his career.
He had never scored as few as 0.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a game in his career and has never gotten a Blutarsky. That’s what makes this performance so shocking. He had eight career games with 5.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points or less (out of 53 career games from 2019 to now), but never less than 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, until last week.
K: Brandon McManus (DEN – $4,300,000) – 1.0 points
After the first six weeks of the season, McManus was tied as the 12th best kicker in Dynasty Owner with 42.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This is despite having made three FGs of 50 yards or more (50, 51 and 55 yards) worth 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Those have been offset somewhat by losing 9.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from 3 missed FGs (53, 56 and 64 yards) in the same range and a 34-yarder that was blocked. He has only attempted seven PATs so far this season and made just five of them.
Kicking in the high altitude of Denver is supposed to give him an advantage, but he is really just a mid-tier Bench kicker, as evidenced by the fact that he has never finished higher than as the 15th best kicker in Dynasty Owner (2020) in any single season. I wasn’t expecting all of his career Dynasty Owner finishes to be that low to be honest and apparently being a low-end Starter so far this year was a high point for him. No longer as he’s back to familiar territory as the 17th best kicker in Dynasty Owner right now and someone who should be on your Bench.
Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap – Hingle McCringleberry vs. WANNABEES
The highest rated Match-up of the Week for the season ended as predicted with the undefeated team prevailing over the team in the Top 25 of the Chase for the Ring. The margin of victory was lower than anticipated for both teams. Let’s see what the final score looked like.
The WANNABEES stayed undefeated with a 10.1 point victory over Hingle McCringleberry in League #31232. Hingle McCringleberry is still in second place despite having two losses, but have more ground to make up to win the League regular season and need to hold off four 4-3 teams to keep their spot and first round playoff bye.
The match-up was a roller coaster for both teams as WANNABEES had a lead after Thursday night (20.2 to 0.0), but were losing 107.6 to 93.4 after the Sunday games were over. They had Rhamondre Stevenson ($1,057,264) in their Starting lineup and Nick Folk ($2,500,000) on their Bench, but the projections had them squeaking out a victory by less than 2.0 points. In the end, Stevenson was the leading scorer for WANNABEES with 23.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. They did have Daniel Jones and his 34.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points on their Bench. In fact, it was the Bench scoring that gave WANNABEES the victory as Jones and company contributed 20.7 points versus only 4.7 points for Hingle McCringleberry.
Hingle McCringleberry was not able to overcome the automatic zeros at both kicker spots and backup QB. They also had Bench WRs Demarcus Robinson ($1,035,000) and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine ($895,000) finish with a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Their Starting lineup had more points than WANNABEES behind 33.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Ja’Marr Chase ($7,704,910), but it wasn’t enough.
If you have an intriguing Week 8 match-up that you’d like highlighted as the Match-up of the Week, let me know on Twitter (@SteveVT33).
Chase for the Ring Leaderboard
Despite the loss, Hingle McCringleberry stayed in the Top 25 of the Chase for the Ring, but dropped several spots from 10th place down to 18th place. WANNABEES are still outside of the Top 25 in 66th place with 1,092.2 points for the season. Here’s how the Top 10 looks now.
It looks like we have a new leader – Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) has taken over the top spot with 1,287.4 points and a lead of 14.8 points over Stayner. Dynasty|Trade|School (D|T|S) was in third place last week and had 188.18 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, while Stayner jumped up from 9th place with 201.3 points.
There was more stability than I thought as eight out of 10 teams in last week’s Top 10 remain. Only Clara Strong 💪 from League #28280 and Hingle McCringleberry dropped out. Our 9th and 10th place teams (The Oracle 🙌 and Storm Fc) are not only new for this week, but both are making their Top 10 debuts for the season.
The rest of the previous week’s Top 10 shuffled around and dropped a couple of positions. The exception was Blaze’s Backyard Burners who moved up to 3rd place from 8th place with 194.45 points.
Hopefully you are having more ups than downs in this roller coaster NFL and Dynasty Owner season. Even if there have been more downs, there are worse things in the world than having an 0-7, 1-6 or 2-5 Dynasty Owner team (or teams). If you’ve experienced some bad luck and think your team is better than your record indicates, then there is still a little bit of time to get going on an upswing and turn your season around.
Pretty soon, we’ll need to start checking out how many teams have only experienced good things so far and are undefeated. We’ll also focus on how to get your team into the playoffs, when any of the six playoff teams can emerge victorious.
In addition to this weekly recap article, Dynasty Owner has plenty of other great content to help you win your League Championship and maybe be our 2022 Chase for the Ring Champion. Our 2022 in-season publication schedule is as follows:
- Mondays: Jay Pounds will preview the Monday Night Football matchup from the Dynasty Owner perspective.
- 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).
- Wednesday: Matt Morrison – The Jerk writes about a topic of his choosing and his weekly rankings will also pop up on Wednesdays as well. He’s starting a new series this week.
- 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.
My Weekly preview article will be released either on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Finally, we also have the Champions podcast which appears on Dynasty Owner on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts.
Please read all of our articles, listen to the podcasts and watch the Livestream with me and Dynasty Owner CEO Tim Peffer this Wednesday at another special time of 12:30 PM (Eastern) or afterwards if you can’t catch us live. Don’t forget follow Dynasty Owner on Twitter as well. Thanks for reading!
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