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2023 NFL Week 2 Preview

Close Calls

By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)

The season-ending injuries to J.K. Dobbins ($1,432,359) and Aaron Rodgers ($37,500,000) plus the upsets of the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, plus other leading AFC contenders Buffalo and Cincinnati, overshadowed the fact that there were a lot of close games in Week 1. Eight out of the 16 Week 1 NFL games were decided by one score or less, including the bookend games of the week on Thursday and Monday nights.

While there were several close games, including three games that were separated by just one point, only two ended up having Dynasty Owner clutch scoring events worth a 3.0 point bonus. The first one was the Tua Tagovailoa ($7,568,859) 4 yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill ($30,000,000) with 1:45 to play that gave the Dolphins the 36-34 victory over the Chargers. It was easily topped by Xavier Gipson ($903,333 and now rostered in 2.3% of Dynasty Owner leagues) 65-yard punt return TD in overtime that vaulted the Jets to a 22-16 victory over the Bills on Monday Night Football. It’s highly doubtful that anyone got those 3.0 bonus points from Gipson though.

When you look at player rankings at position by 2023 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, you see a lot of close calls between who should have been in your Starting lineup versus who should have been on your Bench. The widest gap is 1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points between QB12 Russell Wilson ($48,517,647) who had 20.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 and QB13 Derek Carr ($37,500,000) who had 19.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. There was no gap at kicker as two inexpensive ones, Green Bay kicker Anders Carlson ($999,194) and Buccaneers kicker Chase McLaughlin ($1,130,000), were tied as the #12 kicker with 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points each.

Normally this would be where I’d cite a bunch of close Dynasty Owner games, but unfortunately that can’t happen now. My closest game had a margin of victory of 3.1 points, but in none of my leagues was a Dynasty Owner game decided by less than a point. If you had a closer game that you want highlighted, then send a screenshot of the final score to me on Twitter/X and I’ll retweet it for other Dynasty Owners to see.

Thanks for reading my weekly preview article and for being a Dynasty Owner. If you were a Dynasty Owner last year, thanks for coming back. For any first-time Dynasty Owners, or if it’s just your first time reading my preview article, here’s what to expect. For returning readers, feel free to skip ahead and I’ll shorten this section in future weeks for everyone’s sake.

Every week of the 14-game Dynasty Owner regular season and three game playoffs, I’ll present a player at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE) who you should have as a Starter in your Dynasty Owner lineup. These won’t be the obvious choices. No recommendations to go ahead and start Tyreek Hill. After last week, he’s likely cemented in your Starting lineup unless something bad happens, or the Dolphins are on bye. Other players who are rostered in 100% (or nearly 100%) of Dynasty Owner leagues with low ADPs won’t be mentioned either. Instead, I’m going to recommend you Start players who were drafted to be on your Bench or Practice Squad, aren’t on a roster in every Dynasty Owner league or have high ADPs and could be found in the 12th round or later in a typical Dynasty Owner startup draft.

After that, I’ll name one player per position who should be on your Bench or Practice Squad. For these Bench recommendations, it’s just the opposite. I’ll suggest players drafted early in Dynasty Owner startup drafts to be Starters, projected in the top 12 (QBs and TEs) or top 36 (RBs and WRs) in scoring this year. This section is where you might see some surprising players appear. However, the recommended Bench players shouldn’t be in your Starting lineup for the week based on matchups, past performance against a team or something else.

All stats cited are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the 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.

Any salaries, ADPs and roster percentages listed were current as of the morning of September 14th. All 2023 contract information is currently what is listed on the Dynasty Owner platform (number of years and salaries) and has been taken from Spotrac (

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Before we get into Week 2, let’s take a quick look at Week 1 and announce our first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2023. The winner this week is someone who surprisingly didn’t win the award at all in 2022, but has won it twice before in his career. Our winner this week is: Tyreek Hill

Unlike half of the NFL games this week, this was not a close call at all. Tyreek Hill ($30,000,000) had 53.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 receptions, 215 receiving yards, 2 TDs). He got 9.0 bonus points, 3.0 points for his clutch 4-yard TD reception with less than two minutes to go and another 6.0 points for getting more than 200 receiving yards. The next closest player was his QB Tua Tagovailoa who had 41.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

It’s not Hill’s best Dynasty Owner game either. That came in Week 12 of the 2020 season when he had even more receptions (13), receiving yards (269) and TDs (3) than he did this week for a total of 63.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. That’s still the all-time record for most Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single game. The only thing missing was a clutch score that week.

Week 1 Points: 53.5

2023 Salary: $30,000,000

Cost per Point: $560,748

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 first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2023 season is also a first time winner of this award. The winner is: Rashid Shaheed

This was a closer call than the Player of the Week award and Rashid Shaheed ($750,000) didn’t even have the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points for a player with a salary of under $1 million. Both Tyler Allgeier ($998,474) and Brock Purdy ($934,252) had more with 24.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and 21.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points respectively. However, Shaheed’s minimum salary of just $750,000 combined with his production gave him a slightly lower Cost per Point than both Allgeier and Purdy. Shaheed had his career high in Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single game and first game with more than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Despite having more Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Allgeier finished second in the Value of the Week calculations behind Rashid Shaheed and has still yet to win this award. Rashid Shaheed was the winner and congratulations to him and his Dynasty Owners!

Week 1 Points: 20.9

2023 Salary: $750,000

Cost per Point: $35,885

These Guys Should be Starters This Week

Before we get into the weekly recommendations, I’ll always take a look at how my recommendations from the previous week fared (Good, Bad or Just Ok) and give a short recap. To remind everyone, I predicted performances worthy of being in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup for these four players in Week 1. Here’s how each recommendation did:

QB: Baker Mayfield ($4,000,000) – 21.7 (Good recommendation)

RB: Raheem Mostert ($2,800,000) – 13.0 (Good recommendation)

WR: Curtis Samuel ($11,500,000) – 11.0 (Just Ok recommendation)

TE: Tyler Higbee ($7,250,000) – 7.9 (Just Ok recommendation)

All of these were pretty close calls. Nobody was a clear top-end player in your Starting lineup, but there weren’t any Bad recommendations either. Tyler Higbee only put up 7.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions for 49 receiving yards), but I avoided the Isaiah Likely ($1,041,085) disaster that a lot of analysts and Dynasty Owners didn’t. Higbee wasn’t great and tied with Kylen Granson ($1,046,592) as TE14, but was only 0.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points out of the TE12 spot. In contrast, Likely was only targeted once and scored 1.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 4 receiving yards) in place of an injured Mark Andrews ($14,000,000). Hopefully you didn’t use Likely instead of Higbee.

Curtis Samuel scored only 11.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 54 receiving yards, 6 rushing yards), but he was just slightly worse than a low-end FLEX Starter as WR38 so that recommendation was Just Ok. Baker Mayfield was the QB10 in Dynasty Owner with 21.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (173 passing yards, 11 rushing yards, 2 TDs). Zero turnovers for Mayfield and only one sack. The last statistic doesn’t matter, but I’m pointing it out to show that he played pretty well in his Tampa debut. Raheem Mostert was the overall RB18, so a mid-range RB2 for the first week, with 13.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (37 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 1 TD), even though he received less touches than I predicted. I had also recommended Gus Edwards ($4,500,000) for people who didn’t think Mostert was a true Bench player and while Edwards only had 5.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (32 rushing yards, 1 2-pt conversion), he’s likely the lead RB in Baltimore after the devastating Achilles tear suffered by J.K. Dobbins.

A good start for the 2023 Starting lineup recommendations. I’ll take it and hope to improve with these Week 2 recommendations.

Mac Jones (QB – NE): Sound the Homer Alert! Steve’s picking Mac Jones ($3,896,588)! I’ll accept that criticism, but respond that Jones quietly was the third highest scoring player in Dynasty Owner in Week 1 with 33.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (316 passing yards, 15 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT). He was the second best QB last week and the fourth best QB was Justin Herbert ($6,644,689) who had 25.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (228 passing yards, 18 rushing yards, 2 TDs). Herbert played the Dolphins last week and Jones plays them this week.

Jones qualifies as someone who is likely on your Dynasty Owner Bench as he was the 17th QB drafted on average in 2023 Dynasty Owner startup drafts (ADP 98.2) despite his low salary. He has also finished as QB22 and QB18 in his two previous seasons.

However, he finally has a real offensive coordinator this season. Hello Bill O’Brien and goodbye Matt Patricia! I’ve always liked Mac and felt that he got a bad rap last year with Patricia guiding the Patriots offense. He was arguably the best QB from the 2021 NFL Draft class in his rookie season and hopefully is back on track in 2023. He’s not going to stay as the third highest scoring player in Dynasty Owner, but will have enough Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week to justify being in your Starting lineup.

Jamaal Williams (RB – NO): Seeing Jamaal Williams’ ($4,000,000) name here might be a surprise to some Dynasty Owners because he was RB13 in 2022. However, that was last year with the Lions, and this is 2023 with the Saints. He was surprisingly the 38th RB drafted on average in Dynasty Owner startup drafts this season with an ADP of 109.5, barely in front of his teammate Alvin Kamara ($15,000,000) who had an ADP of 110.6. Kamara finished five spots behind him among RBs in 2022 and is suspended for the first three games of the season.

Williams didn’t do a lot in Week 1 with just 6.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (45 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 7 receiving yards, 1 fumble), but he did play over three-quarters (75.4%) of the snaps for the Saints at RB. Tony Jones ($940,000) played seven snaps compared to 49 for Williams. No other RBs played for the Saints in Week 1 though rookie Kendre Miller ($1,413,580) could make his NFL debut after missing the first week with a hamstring injury.

Even if Miller plays, I expect Willaims to be worth starting on Monday night against the Panthers’ defense that allowed the Falcons to rush for 130 yards on 26 carries (5.0 yards per carry). Tyler Allgeier ($998,474) had 75 rushing yards and 2 TDs, while rookie Bijan Robinson ($5,489,634) had 56 rushing yards and a TD. They combined for 44.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1, so I’m comfortable that there’s enough fantasy production for both Williams and Miller.

Nico Collins (WR – HOU): Here’s a player who was very hyped up for a while, then faded behind his teammate Tank Dell ($1,244,382) for attention during the pre-season. I had Dell as a pre-season Hero in an earlier article, so I can’t blame everyone else on this one. However, Nico Collins ($1,217,879) was the Texans’ leader in almost every receiving category in Week 1 as he scored 14.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions for 80 receiving yards) on 11 targets. Dell had a respectable outing with 6.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 14 return yards) on just four targets.

The Texans play against the Colts in Week 2 and the Colts defense gave up 14 receptions for 165 receiving yards and 2 TDs to Jaguars WRs in Week 1. Collins might not be Calvin Ridley ($11,116,000) who led the Jaguars with 23.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions, 101 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble), but at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 215 pounds, he is bigger than every single Colts cornerback. That should give him an advantage that he can exploit if Texans rookie QB C.J. Stroud ($9,069,811) can get him the ball. Stroud did a pretty good job of that against the Ravens in Week 1.

Collins finished Week 1 as WR24, so he was a low-end WR2 for your Dynasty Owner team. He was drafted as a WR5 though as the 63rd WR taken on average in Dynasty Owner startup drafts. His ADP of 168.0 this year was better than last year’s ADP (199.2) and similar to 2020 (ADP 166.6), so nobody has really drafted Collins with the idea of putting him into their Starting lineup right away. However, I’m here to tell you to do just that and Start Nico Collins this week.

Adam Trautman (TE – DEN): Most football fans, fantasy football players and Dynasty Owners expected the Broncos’ starting TE this season to be Greg Dulcich ($1,314,785), not Adam Trautman ($1,124,851). If you look at any Dynasty Owner metric, you’ll see that Dynasty Owners preferred Dulcich even though he has a slightly higher salary.

PlayerRoster %ADP2022 Rank2022 DOFP2022 DOFP per game
Greg Dulcich98.08%123.5TE2986.18.61
Adam Trautman74.33%262.3TE5041.92.99

However, none of us are Broncos coach Sean Payton and so in Week 1, Trautman was on the field for more snaps than Dulcich (46 to 21) and had more targets (5 to 2). Most importantly for Dynasty Owners, Trautman had twice as many Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 8.4 (5 receptions for 34 receiving yards) than Dulcich did with 4.2 (2 receptions for 22 receiving yards). And now, Dulcich is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury.

By now, I probably don’t need to mention that the Broncos’ Week 2 opponent are the Washington Commanders who allowed the Cardinals’ TE duo of Zach Ertz ($10,550,000) and Trey McBride ($1,574,916) to score a combined 12.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions for 44 receiving yards) on 12 targets. I’m expecting Trautman to have a second straight week as a low-end Starting TE as he finished as TE10 in Week 1. Get Trautman into your Starting lineup if you have him on your Dynasty Owner roster.

These Guys Should Be on the Bench (or Practice Squad) This Week

Now it’s the time to look at how my Bench recommendations from Week 1 worked out (Good, Bad or Just Ok). My Bench recommendations have been better than my Starting lineup recommendations every year so far. If they are better now, then I had a really good week. Here’s how each of my Week 1 recommendations did:

QB: Joe Burrow ($9,047,534) – 4.0 (Good recommendation)

RB: Najee Harris ($3,261,862) – 5.3 (Good recommendation)

WR: Gabriel Davis ($998,595) – 5.2 (Good recommendation)

TE: Darren Waller ($17,000,000) – 6.6 (Good recommendation)

A perfect week! All four of my Week 1 Bench recommendations were Good. The “best of the best” had to be recommending that Dynasty Owners Bench Joe Burrow. It was hard to do, and I didn’t even follow my own advice in two Dynasty Owner leagues as I thought Burrow would do better than my Bench QB, but the recommendation was spot on as he finished as QB29 for the week with just 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (82 passing yards, -1 rushing yard). Dynasty Owners would have been better off leaving both Najee Harris and Gabriel Davis on their Bench too as neither did much. Harris had just 5.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (31 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 2 receiving yards), while Davis was 0.1 points worse with just 5.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 32 receiving yards) on just four targets. Finally, even though Darren Waller had only 1.3 fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Tyler Higbee, it was only good enough to put Waller into a tie for TE18 with 6.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions for 36 receiving yards). He was closer to being TE25 than TE12 for the week.

A great start for the 2023 Bench recommendations that I’m going to try and replicate with these Week 2 recommendations.

Tua Tagovailoa (QB – MIA): Patriots Bias Alert #2 for this article! Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins face off against the Patriots in Week 2. That’s the Patriots defense that held Eagles QB Jalen Hurts ($1,506,293) to just 15.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (170 passing yards, 37 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 lost fumble) in Week 1. At least in my mind, Hurts is better than Tua.

Yes, I’m aware that Tua is the #1 QB in Dynasty Owner now and had 41.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (466 passing yards, 5 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 2 fumbles – 1 lost), but let’s pump the brakes on that performance. It was against a middle-of-the-road Chargers defense last season that didn’t improve much during the off-season.

You might be asking how Tua does against New England and I’m happy that you asked. We can look at how he’s performed in early season games against the Patriots as the Dolphins and Patriots have matched up in either Week 1 or Week 2 every season since 2019. I think the NFL schedule makers need to get more creative, don’t you? Tua played in both the Patriots-Dolphins Week 1 match-ups in each of the past two seasons and been average at best with 19.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 2021 and 18.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 2022. Both of those performances would have put him outside of the top 12 QBs in Dynasty Owner last week (and most weeks). I think those are more than enough reasons to keep Tua on your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 2 despite his great performance in Week 1.

D’Andre Swift (RB – PHI): Since this preview is now coming out on Thursday, I have the ability to pick players on Thursday Night Football. I’m going to take advantage of that ability for the first time by telling everyone to put D’Andre Swift ($2,134,729) on their Dynasty Owner Bench.

There are several reasons for this recommendation. First, Swift only played 19 snaps on offense in Week 1 against New England compared to 41 snaps for Kenneth Gainwell ($953,882). Gainwell has a rib injury and has been declared out this week, which would seem to be good news for Swift getting more playing time. That brings me to my second point. Just because Swift gets more playing time, it doesn’t mean that he’s going to have running room against the Minnesota defense. The Vikings held Buccaneers RBs to just 62 rushing yards on 24 carries (2.6 yards per carry) and 4 receptions for 19 receiving yards. That’s just 12.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for all RBs. Which flows into my third point. The Eagles will likely utilize even more of the dreaded Running Back by Committee (RBBC) with Gainwell out so Swift isn’t guaranteed to get all of the RB carries and receptions. Boston Scott ($2,000,000) might get some and Rashaad Penny ($1,350,000) is still around, even though he was a healthy scratch in Week 1. Penny always has at least one good game before he gets hurts. Maybe it’ll be on Thursday night.

Pick your favorite reason as the one you use to justify putting Swift on your Dynasty Owner Bench. I know that lots of people drafted him highly in Dynasty Owner over the years (ADP of 58.0 in 2023, 11.9 in 2022, 26.3 in 2021 and 27.7 in 2020) so they really, really, really want to take the opportunity to put him in their Starting lineup. Go ahead and do so, but I wouldn’t do it if I had Swift on any of my Dynasty Owner rosters.

Garrett Wilson (WR – NYJ): I’m putting more stock in the nine games that Garrett Wilson played in last season started by Zach Wilson ($8,787,670) and didn’t catch a TD than the fact that he caught a TD pass from him in Week 1. In case you didn’t see the catch, here’s a video of it. Incredible catch and the fact that he was able to make it despite the terrible throw and good coverage gave Garrett Wilson 14.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 1 TD) instead of just 7.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions for 31 receiving yards) without the 3-yard TD reception.

It won’t get any easier for Wilson this week against the Dallas secondary. They allowed Giants’ WRs to catch only five passes for 41 receiving yards on 14 targets in Week 1. Wilson is better than all of the Giants’ WRs, but that’s still pretty impressive. Trevon Diggs and Stephon Gilmore are a pair of stud cornerbacks who will make life difficult for the Wilsons in Week 2.

It’s pretty much as simple as that. It’s probably difficult to Bench the guy who you drafted in the first round of Dynasty Owner startup drafts this year (ADP 9.1), but that was with the expectation that Wilson would be having Aaron Rodgers throwing him passes. He’s not and Dynasty Owners should leave Garrett Wilson on their Bench.

Pat Freiermuth (TE – PIT): With how well the Browns’ defense played in Week 1 against the Bengals, this shouldn’t be a surprising choice. Pat Freiermuth ($1,507,045) is a step below the top tier TEs in the NFL and fantasy football and while he’s definitely a pretty regular weekly Dynasty Owner Starting lineup TE, it’s just not looking like a good week for him. He had a productive Week 1 against the 49ers with 7.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but if you don’t have him on your roster, you may not realize that he only had a 3-yard TE reception. Those of you with Freiermuth likely knew this, whereas I did not recall until doing my research this week.

The Browns limited the Bengals’ offense to only 82 yards passing in Week 1. Admittedly, it was in wet conditions, but it was still a dominant defensive performance. While Freiermuth could see more targets with Diontae Johnson ($18,355,000) out of action, he was targeted only four times in Week 1. The Steelers played a good defense (49ers) in Week 1, and they’ve got another one in Week 2, so I’d temper my expectations for Freiermuth and the rest of the Steelers’ offense. Bench Freiermuth if you have a better option who could score a TD this week.

Free Agent Auction Targets Update

As a new feature, I’m going to recap the players recommended in the weekly Free Agent Auction targets article by Jay Pounds and see how much their Dynasty Owner roster percentage has increased since the start of Week 2. There have been two Free Agent Auction runs already this week – Wednesday at 5 AM (Eastern) and Thursday at 5 AM (Eastern), so some Dynasty Owners have had two chances to go pick up these guys in the Free Agent Auction. Hope you bid enough if you wanted to get them!

PlayerPositionTeamSalaryWeek 1 Roster %Current Roster %Change
Tutu AtwellWRLAR$1,477,17564.37%91.57%27.20%
Zach WilsonQBNYJ$8,787,67036.02%72.03%36.01%
Kendrick BourneWRNE$5,000,00021.84%60.92%39.08%
Melvin GordonRBBAL$1,165,00023.75%34.10%10.35%
Kylen GransonTEIND$1,046,59245.21%52.87%7.66%

A quick analysis shows that Tutu Atwell won’t be in next week’s article as his roster percentage is now well over 75%. He didn’t have the biggest increase as that was surprisingly Kendrick Bourne who nearly tripled his roster percentage and was picked up in about two-fifths of all leagues. He is still available in about two-fifths if you still want him on your roster. Finally, not a lot of Dynasty Owner decided to go out and get either Melvin Gordon or Kylen Granson as they experienced the lowest increases. However, if they play well this week, you might see them appear again and have a second chance. Happy bidding and hope everyone gets who they want in the Free Agent Auction.

Match-Up of the Week and Chase for the Ring Leaderboard

Are you missing the Dynasty Owner Match-Up of the Week and Chase for the Ring standings that used to appear here? Then head over and follow me on Twitter/X (@SteveVT33) to see what happened in Week 1 with our defending Champion Dynasty|Trade|School. Was he able to overcome the Curse of the Defending Champion and be the first Champion to win their Week 1 match-up in the following season?

We had two Dynasty Owners send along a Week 2 match-up, so both will appear this week. Thanks to The Black Pearl and King of Kings!

The updated Chase for the Ring Leaderboard will also be posted on Twitter/X as well even though anyone can access it at It’s updated live now so your team name could pop up in the top 100 at any time.

The plan is to start posting both Match-up of the Week and the Chase for the Ring Leaderboard on Facebook, Instagram and maybe even Reddit. Plus, the Chase for the Ring leaderboard will appear in a weekly newsletter sent out by Dynasty Owner on Fridays.


How many close calls do you think we’ll have in the NFL this week? It was eight last week, but the point spreads on Thursday morning only have three games with a spread greater than 8.0 points. My guess is that it’ll be more than three but less than eight.

I’m sure that there will be plenty of close Dynasty Owner games this week and even a few that are settled by less than a point. Some of those will be determined by Bench scoring, which is why setting the appropriate Starting lineup and Bench, while leaving those guys who aren’t going to do much at all on your Practice Squad, is so important in Dynasty Owner.

Please read this weekly preview article each and every week to see my recommendations for who should be in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup and who should be on your Bench. If you have one of the players mentioned, hopefully it will assist you with your lineup decisions. While some Dynasty Owners may heed my advice, others might disagree, or not have a better option for their Starting lineup and choose to ignore a Bench recommendation. Other Dynasty Owners may not need Starting lineup help as they have a stud player at a position who isn’t moving to the Bench unless he’s injured or on bye.

If you like, or dislike, these recommendations, think you can do better, or even agree and want everyone to know, please comment when this article is published by Dynasty Owner on Twitter/X, or like the article posted on Facebook or Instagram and add your comment there. We appreciate the feedback from our fellow Dynasty Owners.

The Week 2 Free Agent Auction targets article was published on Tuesday and Jay Pounds will be back every Tuesday during the 2023 season with a list of five (or more) widely available players in Dynasty Owner to help everyone with their Free Agent Auction bids for the first Auction run of the week on Wednesday at 5 AM (Eastern). We also have the weekly Livestream with me and Dynasty Owner CEO Tim Peffer, which will be live on Wednesday afternoons at 4:45 PM (Eastern) for the entire 2023 season. Our 2022 Chase for the Ring Champion Rudolph Valentine (aka Dynasty|Trade|School) was our special guest this week so if you missed it, then go watch on the Dynasty Owner YouTube channel. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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