By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)
No, I’m not referring to the replacement players used by NFL teams during the 1987 players’ strike. If you’re too young to remember that here’s a good story from ESPN about it from 2011, or you can watch The Replacements. The movie is basically the story of the 1987 Washington Redskins who won three games during the strike to help the Redskins make the playoffs. The team would go on to win Super Bowl XXII. The date of publication of this article (October 4th) is the date of the first replacement player game (Sunday, October 4th) since back then they didn’t have Thursday Night Football. “Happy” 35th Anniversary?
What I’m referring to aren’t those replacement players, but injury replacement players, such as Khalil Herbert ($902,677) replacing David Montgomery ($1,003,845) as the starting RB for the Bears. Herbert was also the likely replacement for some Dynasty Owners in their Starting for Montgomery or another injured player. In some cases, it works out great such as for Detroit RB Jamaal Williams ($3,000,000) who had 25.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in place of D’Andre Swift ($2,134,728) or Cooper Rush ($977,500) who has won three starts for the Cowboys in place of Dak Prescott ($40,000,000). If you heard the Alvin Kamara ($15,000,000) inactive news before the kickoff of the Vikings-Saints game in London, maybe you pivoted to Mark Ingram ($1,800,000). Hopefully you picked someone else as Ingram had a less than stellar 7.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Herbert ended up somewhere in the middle. He had over 100 total yards (77 rushing and 24 receiving), but only 11.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (77 rushing yards, 1 reception, 24 receiving yards).
After Week 4, we’ll have more replacements, and we’ll see how well Tyler Allgeier ($998,474) does in place of Cordarrelle Patterson ($5,250,000) who’s definitely out for four games as he was placed on Injured Reserve on Monday with a knee injury. Teddy Bridgewater ($6,500,000) will finally replace Tua Tagovailoa ($7,568,859) as the Dolphins’ QB in Week 5 as well. I say “finally” not because Tua hasn’t played well this year, but because FINALLY somebody put a stop to the charade that the Dolphins’ medical and coaching staff were pulling with his health. Bold, italics, ALL CAPS and underline intended for emphasis.
Enough with the replacement talk, let’s get to recapping what happened in Week 4 of the NFL and Dynasty Owner seasons. First, the usual stuff about Dynasty Owner scoring:
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 October 4th.
Dynasty Owner Player of the Week
Our fourth Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2022 increases the QB streak to four in a row. It’s almost getting to be the MVP or Heisman Trophy at this point, and we might have to rename it Dynasty Owner QB of the Week. Name change or not, our winner this week is: Jared Goff
This is the first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor for Jared Goff ($33,500,000) and he becomes the 18th different QB to win and QBs have won this award 38 times. If you think about it, Goff is a replacement for Matthew Stafford ($27,000,000) who the Lions traded to the Rams for Goff plus a third round draft pick in 2021 and first round draft picks in 2022 and 2023. Goff also might be someone who Dynasty Owners think about picking up off the Free Agent Auction to replace some older and nearly as expensive QBs who aren’t playing so well this season. If you have one of them, you know who I’m talking about and have probably looked to see if Goff is available in your league. It’s likely as his Dynasty Owner roster percentage is only 8.51%. For those of you who have Goff already on your roster, you received 43.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (378 passing yards, 1 rushing yard, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 1 2-pt conversion) if you had the foresight to have him in your Starting lineup. He’s played so well this year through the first four weeks of the Dynasty Owner season that he’s QB5.
Week 4 Points: 43.0
2022 Salary: $33,500,000
Cost per Point: $779,070
Congratulations to Jared on the first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week award of your career and being the fourth different QB to win the award this year. It’s not the longest streak of consecutive QB wins in Dynasty Owner history, just the longest since 2020.
Honorable mention to Goff’s teammate, T.J. Hockenson ($4,955,306), who outscored Goff in some scoring systems, but not in Dynasty Owner. Hockenson had 39.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions, 179 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 1 2-pt conversion) to fall just short of Goff’s effort. It would have been Hockenson’s first Player of the Week honor as well. Hockenson was a replacement in a way for injured Lions WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown ($1,066,313) and DJ Chark ($10,000,000) who both sat out Week 4 with injuries. With this performance, Hockenson is now TE3 in Dynasty Owner and his Dynasty Owners will need to think about whether or not he is worth his fifth year option salary of $9,392,000 in 2023, which could be even more if he signs a long-term extension with Detroit.
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 fourth Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2022 season is yet another first-time winner: Dameon Pierce
This was a closer than usual competition for Value Player of the Week. Two other low-salary players also had very good weeks, but Pierce ($1,118,858) was a slightly better value with 27.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (131 rushing yards, 6 receptions, 8 receiving yards, 1 TD). Not sure which feat by Pierce in Week 4 is more impressive, having a 75-yard TD run (worth 13.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) or catching 6 passes, but only having a total of 8 receiving yards (6.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). My vote is for the receptions as one of them was for 8 yards, meaning he got zero receiving yards on the other five receptions.
The other contenders for Value Player of the Week were Dallas QB Cooper Rush and Philadelphia RB Miles Sanders ($1,337,544). Rush had fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 23.8, while Sanders had 31.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. In the end, Rush had a cost of $41,071 per point and Sanders was slightly higher at $42,327. Not the closest value we’ve had, but still close enough to merit mentioning to show how close one of those guys were to taking their first Value Player of the Week honor and stopping Pierce from winning it. Pierce has the second highest salary for a Value Player of the Week winner, behind only D.K. Metcalf ($1,146,513), but his Cost per Point of $40,102 is the highest in Dynasty Owner history.
Week 4 Points: 27.9
2022 Salary: $1,118,858
Cost per Point: $40,102
Congratulations Dameon on the first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. Just like two previous first-time winners this season in Khalil Herbert and Amon-Ra St. Brown, the potential is there for numerous more honors for Pierce over the next couple of years as he continues to play on his rookie contract.
Week 4 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: This is ongoing, but since we are almost finished with one-quarter of the season, it’s finally time to put in on the page. I’m surprised that both the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady ($15,000,000) and Aaron Rodgers ($33,500,000) are ranked outside of the top 12 QBs in Dynasty Owner. Brady is QB15 and needed a 35.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy point game in Week 4 to reach that level. This was after he had three games in a row with less than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. It was the first time he’s done that as a Buccaneer. I know that the G.O.A.T. is 45 years old, but he was QB1 in Dynasty Owner in 2021. In addition, Gordie Howe had two seasons with 100 points (and a third season with 99 points) for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in his mid-to-late 40s, so it’s not completely unprecedented.
Rodgers was QB6 last season and hasn’t finished below Dynasty Owner QB7 in our short history. He was the MVP in each of the past two seasons as well. Granted he is 38 years old, and the Packers traded away his best WR during the off-season. Dynasty Owners haven’t given up on him as is still rostered in 87.23% of Dynasty Owner leagues with his $33.5 million salary. Those Dynasty Owners weren’t expecting his current QB19 start to the season, or they probably would have picked up Jared Goff. Rodgers does have three straight games with just over 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (21.6, 21.6 and 21.7) after starting the season with a 3.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy point stinker. However, he has as many games in 2022 with less than 22.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 games) as he did in all of 2021.
I’m not totally sure that both will be ranked outside of the Top 12 QBs at the end of the season. Frankly if they are and it’s not because of injury, it may be my Surprise of the Year. Even though both had off-season challenges and personnel changes, I wouldn’t have predicted it.
Totally Predictable Event of the Week: It’s pretty simple and obvious to me, but sometimes NFL players and the Dynasty Owners who have those players on their roster think they are superhuman and can overcome any weather conditions. Yes, it does happen sometimes, but in general, bad weather makes it hard to play good football. It’s best to temper your expectations and even to downgrade your offensive weapons in bad weather games. In Dynasty Owner, it means you can put someone on the Bench who is really good and having a great start to the season if he’s scheduled to play in highly adverse weather conditions. Go ahead and check the weather before making your Starting lineup vs. Bench decisions. It’s ok to do it and might have your Dynasty Owner team avoid some predictable outcomes.
For example, it would have been ok to take a second look at players on Buffalo, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Jacksonville this week based on the fact that the weather in the Mid-Atlantic region was supposed to be pretty terrible and ended up as predicted. Check out the number of Dynasty Owner fantasy points (DOFP) for the QBs for those four teams today in comparison to their projections and how they did in the first three weeks of the season.
|Player||Team||Week 4 DOFP||Week 4 Projected DOFP||First 3 Weeks Average DOFP|
Those projections were clearly not based on weather conditions in Baltimore or Philadelphia. Rain was expected all day in Baltimore, courtesy of the remains of Hurricane Ian, with sustained winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour and wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. In Philadelphia, it was supposed to be light to moderate rain all game with 10 to 20 mile per hour winds. As one Eagles reporter put it, “not optimal”.
For me, I recommended having Christian Kirk on your Bench in my Week 4 preview article. I didn’t pick Trevor Lawrence as the Bench recommendation, but it was pretty clear that I wouldn’t have him in my Starting lineup. I kept Gabriel Davis on the Bench in several lineups because of his ankle injury, but the weather made me not even consider moving him once he was announced as Active for the game. It’s tough to put top players like Josh Allen ($43,005,667), Lamar Jackson, Stefon Diggs ($14,400,000) and Mark Andrews ($14,000,000) on your Bench, but I wouldn’t have expected them to reach their projections.
Now, we look at players who should have been one of your Starters based on their performance in Week 4. 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 4 when they should have been in your Starting lineup.
QB: Geno Smith (SEA – $3,500,000) – 39.9 points
With Jared Goff winning the Player of the Week honor, there was room to have Geno Smith be a part of this list. Smith would have gotten an honorable mention, but really deserves to have a complete write-up for himself. Geno has played well for most of the season with only one bad game of 7.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2 against San Francisco. In the other two games, he scored 22.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (Week 1) and 26.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (Week 3). This was his best game of the year by far with 39.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (320 passing yards, 49 rushing yards, 3 TDs) against the hapless Detroit Lions’ defense. Smith has moved up to QB10 for the season, which is two spots and 12.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points ahead of Russell Wilson ($35,000,000), the guy he replaced in Seattle. Smith was easily a Starting QB in Week 4.
RB: Latavius Murray (NO – $1,075,000) – 13.5 points
Murray was a low-end Dynasty Owner RB2 this week after he came off the Saints’ practice squad because Alvin Kamara ($15,000,000) did not play. Much to the dismay of Kamara’s Dynasty Owners as most thought Kamar would play and may have left him in their Starting lineup. Those Dynasty Owners should have had Murray as a handcuff, but few did as he is only on a roster in 6.38% of Dynasty Owner leagues. That percentage should rise with the news that he was signed off the Saints practice squad to the Broncos active roster to replace Javonte Williams ($2,216,438) who suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Murray had 13.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (57 rushing yards, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards, 1 TD). It’s difficult to believe that no other unlikely Starting RB had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Murray, but take a look and find someone who had more points who you reasonably couldn’t see as a Starter.
Honorable mention to another practice squad player who got elevated to the active roster for the week and then got permanently signed on Monday. This second unlikely Starting RB is Caleb Huntley ($705,000) from the Atlanta Falcons who had 11.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (56 rushing yards, 1 TD). Admittedly, his point total is extremely low for a Starter, but Huntley deserves his recognition here even if he wasn’t a great Starter. He also earned his promotion to the Falcons active roster. He is definitely worth picking up in Dynasty Owner leagues and is available in almost all of them (0.85% roster percentage).
WR: Jamal Agnew (JAC – $4,750,000) – 23.0 points
Jamal Agnew had 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 50 receiving yards, 78 return yards, 2 TDs) this week. This was after he only scored 5.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the first three weeks combined. Agnew did have four games with double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 10 games played last season, but never as many points as he had this week. He also didn’t have a 2 TD week last year either with only 3 TDs all season (1 each rushing, receiving and returning). Agnew may not be as actively pursued in the Free Agent Auction as other players after their great weekly performances due to having two years left on his $4.75 million per year contract. That’s why he is only on a roster in 3.4% of Dynasty Owner leagues right now. If you were one of the few Dynasty Owners with Agnew on your team, I hope you had the foresight to put him in your Starting lineup.
TE: Mo Alie-Cox (IND – $5,850,000) – 26.5 points
Another player who had few Dynasty Owner fantasy points before this week and then exploded on the scene with 2 TDs in Week 4. Unlike Jamal Agnew, Mo Alie-Cox is rostered on a team in about half (52.77%) of Dynasty Owner leagues despite a higher salary of $5.85 million. Holding on to Alie-Cox paid off for his Dynasty Owner as he had 26.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 85 receiving yards, 2 TDs) and hopefully they got him into their Starting lineups. This is not his first 2 TD game as he had 19.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 42 receiving yards, 2 TDs) in Week 4 last year. He also had a TD in Week 4 of the 2020 season, so make a note if you have him on your Dynasty Owner roster to start him in Week 4 next year.
K: Greg Joseph (MIN – $2,433,000) – 17.0 points
The selection of Greg Joseph here makes it two consecutive by a kicker named Greg and three by a kicker with a first name starting with the letter G. Jets kicker Greg Zuerlein ($2,750,000) was the person in this spot last week and Giants kicker Graham Gano ($4,666,667) was here in Week 2. Joseph made five FGs and had the most points by a kicker this week with 17.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (FGs of 24, 28 and 36 yards worth 2.0 points and FGs of 46 and 47 yards worth 4.0 points). He also made one out of two PAT attempts. Both of the 40+ yard FGs came in the fourth quarter and the final one of 47 yards gave the Vikings the lead over the Saints by a score of 28-25. Since that FG came with 24 seconds left on the clock, it was a clutch score and worth an extra 3.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. In a week in which most kickers had between 5.0 and 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Joseph stands out for a good reason and should have been in your Starting lineup.
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 few or zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 4. All of them should have been riding your Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.
QB: Trevor Lawrence (JAC – $9,198,372) – 6.4 points
One week after being on the “Should Have Been a Starter” list, Trevor Lawrence finds himself here after a turnover filled 6.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy point game (174 passing yards, 7 rushing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 4 lost fumbles). He was able to work his way up to QB8 after last week. Now, he’s fallen just out of the top 12 QBs into 13th place with 82.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the season. It was the turnovers that got Lawrence here as he lost 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the five of them. Just removing two fumbles and having the Jaguars recover one of them puts him at 14.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and ahead of Derek Carr ($25,000,000) who had a turnover-free game, but only scored 13.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (188 passing yards and 40 rushing yards). Carr is just below Lawrence in the QB rankings as he sits in 14th place with 81.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. As mentioned earlier, Lawrence probably should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench based on the weather conditions for the Jaguars’ game against the Eagles. Hopefully you made that move and didn’t have him in your Starting lineup.
RB: James Robinson (JAC – $763,333) – 1.9 points
Another Jacksonville player here as the weather conditions in Philadelphia really hurt the Jaguars’ main offensive weapons. He only had 8 carries for 29 yards plus a fumble (1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Fortunately for everyone with Robinson in Dynasty Owner, he didn’t get outplayed by Travis Etienne ($3,224,526). Etienne only had 3.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (32 rushing yards). Etienne also had 8 rushing attempts and one target, so he doesn’t appear to be replacing Robinson anytime soon. This is the first game in which Etienne has seen as many touches as Robinson and Etienne was on the field for more snaps (24 vs. 22 for Robinson) for the first time since Week 1. Robinson still has a 55%-45% advantage in snaps, more yards from scrimmage (292 vs. 225 for Etienne) and most importantly, more than twice as many Dynasty Owner fantasy points (60.2 for Robinson vs. 29.5 for Etienne). This is likely a one-week thing and something that Dynasty Owners should have considered before setting their lineups and putting Robinson in as a Starter.
WR: Chase Claypool (PIT – $1,654,156 – 0.0 points)
Ever since he had to announce the Steelers selection of George Pickens ($1,688,045) with the 52nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, people have been saying that Claypool was simply announcing his replacement as the Steelers WR2 behind Diontae Johnson ($1,070,241). Pickens was seen as a late first or early second round pick but dropped to the middle of the second round before Pittsburgh stepped in and drafted him. The Dynasty Owner metrics for the two receivers are virtually identical, except for Dynasty Owner fantasy points (DOFP) where Pickens has a slight advantage.
Pickens has scored more points now after he had 16.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions for 102 receiving yards) in Week 4 against the New York Jets and Claypool had a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Dynasty Owners with Claypool probably thought it would take longer than three weeks for Pickens to replace Claypool. If they didn’t see it coming, they may have gotten stuck with Claypool and his Blutarsky in their Starting lineup.
TE: Dalton Schultz (DAL – $10,931,000) – 0.0 points
Dalton Schultz sits as the TE39 in Dynasty Owner through the first four weeks. Now, he didn’t play at all in Week 3, so we can’t be expecting Top 10 production, but only scoring 14.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (9 receptions for 80 receiving yards and a lost fumble) in three weeks of play is not what Dynasty Owners expected from Schultz this season.
It was a surprise to see Schultz put up a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) in Week 4 and at first, I thought maybe he didn’t play much since he only had 3 targets. However, he was on the field for 55 snaps, third behind QB Cooper Rush who was on the field for all 61 snaps and WR CeeDee Lamb ($3,502,503) who played 58 offensive snaps.
What it appears to be is that Cooper Rush pretty much has eyes for only Lamb and Noah Brown ($1,187,500). Out of Rush’s 102 pass attempts, over half (53) have been thrown for either Lamb or Brown. In contrast, Schultz has been targeted a total of 9 times with Rush at QB, compared to 7 targets with Dak Prescott ($40,000,000) as the Cowboys’ QB. Prescott only attempted a total of 29 passes before leaving Week 1 with an injury. Dynasty Owners with Schultz are hoping for a return of Prescott to the Cowboys’ lineup in Week 5 so they can return Schultz to their Starting lineups.
K: Chase McLaughlin (IND – $965,000) – 2.0 points
Temporary Colts’ kicker Chase McLaughlin had the fewest kicker points this week as he only scored 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (one made FG from 27 yards, one missed FG from 51 yards and 2 PATs). McLaughlin replaced Rodrigo Blankenship ($768,333) after Blankenship missed a 42-yard game winning FG attempt in overtime of the Colts’ season opening game against Houston. McLaughlin didn’t attempt a kick in Week 2 against Jacksonville as the Colts were shut out, then had 11.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3 against Kansas City. That may have led the Dynasty Owners with McLaughlin on their rosters (54.47% rostered) to put him in their Starting lineup for Week 4. If they did, they only got 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from a kicker who should have been on their Bench or Practice Squad and might get replaced this week.
Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap – Senior AAA Whale Sh!t vs. DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V)
Let’s check out our Match-up of the Week of undefeated teams in League #28281. Did Senior AAA Whale Sh!t win to stay in first place or will they be replaced by DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V) at the top of the League Standings.
The projections were incorrect. Senior AAA Whale Sh!t missed their projection but only by 3.62 points. DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V) overperformed and had 33.4 more points than projected. The best performer for DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V) was Josh Jacobs ($2,983,350) who had 36.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. J.K. Dobbins ($1,432,359) chipped in 22.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points as both RBs exceeded their projections by about 15 points each.
On the other side, Senior AAA Whale Sh!t could have used better games by Lamar Jackson and Amari Cooper ($20,000,000). Jackson had just 14.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Cooper had a mere 1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Both were around 15 points below their projections. Even a great game of 33.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Austin Ekeler ($6,125,000) wasn’t enough to lead them to victory.
If you have an intriguing Week 5 match-up 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. The Dynasty Owner (Arizona Phoenix) who sent his close Week 4 game to Jay Pounds for the Monday Night Football preview article did that and had his game highlighted.
Chase for the Ring Leaderboard
Despite the loss, Senior AAA Whale Sh!t moved up five spots on the Chase for the Ring leaderboard, going from 42nd place to 37th place after scoring 148.63 points. Did any teams replace a team in the Top 10 after Week 4 or was it just the same teams just switching places.
Lots of movement in the Top 10 from last week and four replacement teams. In are DynastyTradeSchool (Rooster V) from League #27458 (4th place), Crangis McBasketball (5th place), Stayner (9th place), and Blaze’s Backyard Burners (10th place). The four teams they replaced are still in the Top 25, but not the Top 10.
Five out of our Top 10 teams have a loss already this season, including our top team of Clara Strong 💪 in League #27448. The lone startup team (Moose Knuckles) sits in 7th place but also has a loss. However, they are in first place as no team in their league (Make Fantasy Football Great Again – League #129391) is undefeated. We’ll find out if one of the two Clara Strong 💪 teams in the Top 10 can stay in the top spot next week or if they will be replaced again.
How will all of these replacement players fare in Week 5? Will we have a bunch of successes like Jamaal Williams and Cooper Rush this past week and Khalil Herbert in Week 3? Or will they fail to do well like Mark Ingram did over in London? Maybe, they will be somewhere in between?
San Francisco RB Jeffery Wilson ($1,085,000) has stepped in nicely in place of Elijah Mitchell ($915,892), but is still only RB30 despite three starts and playing a significant portion of the first game. He has a total of 41.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this season with his best game being on Monday night when he got 13.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Great, but not spectacular. It’ll help you win some games and keep you in playoff contention, but winning the league will be tough and your team is nowhere good enough to be in contention in the Chase for the Ring with Wilson as one of your Starting RBs. Hopefully any replacements you have in your Starting lineup this week will help you to win and improve your spot in the Chase.
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 is as follows:
- Mondays: Jay Pounds will preview the Monday Night Football matchup from the Dynasty Owner perspective. Monday is also when the Champions podcast gets 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). This is the article to read if you need to find a replacement player for your Dynasty Owner team.
- 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 will have a running back Blind Comparison for everyone 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. 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.
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