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NFL Week 12 Preview


By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)

It’s Thanksgiving week in the NFL and all 32 NFL teams are playing. No bye weeks and NFL games on four days this week (Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday) is something that all NFL fans and Dynasty Owners should be thankful for to be sure. However, while I’m thankful for the opportunity to watch numerous NFL games this week without any other games on at the same time and have every team playing, it didn’t help me too much with my weekly recommendations. Neither did the fact that because of Thanksgiving being a Thursday holiday, this article was due a day earlier than normal. I had less time to research matchups, wait for injury reports and read as much as possible prior to making my recommendations. I guess it’s kind of a mixed blessing as there are good things and bad things. Kind of like getting to spend Thanksgiving with family members you like, but maybe having to deal with one or two who you don’t. Thankfully, I’m not in that situation myself.

In addition to being thankful for 16 NFL games this week and no teams on bye, I’m also thankful for the opportunity to work for Dynasty Owner and play fantasy football in multiple Dynasty Owner leagues. Hopefully all of my fellow Dynasty Owners feel the same way.

This week is pretty simple. No long, drawn out introduction about some random (or not so random) fantasy football topic or filled with references that some of you may not get. I bet everyone reading this article is thankful for that and to get four recommendations for players at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE) who you should have as a Starter in your Dynasty Owner lineup, even though they aren’t obvious choices. No recommendation to go ahead and start Josh Allen ($43,005,667) who remains the top scoring player in Dynasty Owner overall and on a per game basis. Bills’ fans have to be thankful that he’s their QB. Other players who have scored lots of Dynasty Owner fantasy points and are at the top of the overall rankings won’t be mentioned either. Instead, I’m going to recommend you Start players outside the top players at their position, players drafted to be on your Bench or Practice Squad, or players who aren’t on a roster in every Dynasty Owner league.

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 doing well so far, drafted early in Dynasty Owner startup drafts to be Starters, and also 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 November 22nd. 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 12, let’s look at Week 11 and announce the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week. Stop reading if you’ve read this before. Actually, please don’t stop reading, I’ll tell you. It’s another QB. It’s the fifth different QB to win in a row and sixth different QB to win this season. However, he’s not a first time winner as he won this award in the final week of the 2022 Dynasty Owner regular season (Week 14). The Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is Trevor Lawrence.

It wasn’t a high-scoring week at all. Trevor Lawrence ($9,198,372) “only” had 38.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (262 passing yards, 17 rushing yards, 4 TDs). It was the third 4 TD game of his career and the second one that helped him win the Player of the Week honor. While it wasn’t a high-scoring week, Lawrence did have more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Raheem Mostert ($2,800,000) did when he was Player of the Week in Week 6 (36.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). However, it was the fewest Dynasty Owner fantasy points for a QB winner this season and continues the streak of having one QB win Player of the Week per season with less than 40.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. However, it doesn’t really matter as he was the player with the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week and the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week.

Week 11 Points: 38.8

2023 Salary: $9.198,372

Cost per Point: $237,071

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. All 49ers’ fans are giving thanks to GM John Lynch for taking this player with the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Everybody should know who I’m writing about now and that it’s his second Value Player of the Week award in a row, fourth award of the season and fifth award overall. It makes him the player with the most Value Player of the Week wins in Dynasty Owner history. The Value Player of the Week is Brock Purdy.

This week was the best fantasy game in Brock Purdy’s ($934,252) career as he scored 37.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (333 passing yards, 14 rushing yards, 3 TDs). He didn’t have more passing yards or TDs than in any game in his career, but he didn’t have a turnover which enabled him to get 0.4 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than he did back in Week 5 when he had 4 TDs but fewer passing yards. With his fifth Value Player of the Week honor, he moves ahead of Aaron Jones ($12,000,000) who had four during the 2019 and 2020 season and Amon-Ra St. Brown ($1,066,313) who had three last year and one in Week 6 of this year. Not only was this the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Purdy’s career, but he had the most by a winner, and the lowest Cost per Point for a Value Player of the Week this season.

Week 11 Points: 37.0

2023 Salary: $934,252

Cost per Point: $25,250

These Guys Should be Starters This Week

Before we get into the weekly recommendations, let’s take a look at my previous week’s recommendations and see how they did (Good, Bad or Just Ok). Last week, I said it was time to start having some Good recommendations and it’s time to see if I did just that.

QB: Jordan Love ($3,095,863) –  27.1 (Good recommendation)

RB: Devin Singletary ($2,750,000) – 21.8 (Good recommendation)

WR: Jahan Dotson ($3,762,090) – 11.3 (Just Ok recommendation)

TE: Michael Mayer ($2,328,412) – 8.6 (Just Ok recommendation)

Two Good and two Just Ok recommendations means that Week 11 is tied with Week 1 for the best week for Starting lineup recommendations of the 2023 season. While Jordan Love had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Devin Singletary, Singletary was higher ranked, so let’s start with him. It was Singletary’s second straight game with over 100 yards rushing and over 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This week, he had 112 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 6 receiving yards and a TD (21.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Jordan Love had more points than all but six other QBs with 27.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (322 passing yards, 2 TDs, 2 fumbles). As predicted he had over 250 passing yards and a TD, but wasn’t a top 5 QB (he finished as QB7 for the week in Dynasty Owner) and scored more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than eight of the top 12 overall QBs.

Jahan Dotson had a late 8-yard TD reception which vaulted him into being a low-end FLEX player and Just Ok recommendation with 11.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 23 receiving yards, 1 TD). Finally, Michael Mayer was TE15 for the week with 8.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions for 46 receiving yards), but since he was only 0.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points behind TE12 Cade Otton ($1,123,486). The Raiders kept the game close and didn’t need to air it out late as predicted, but even so, it was a Just Ok recommendation.

It’s going to take a lot of Good recommendations over the next few weeks to have more Good than Bad recommendations this year. Here are the players who I’m predicting will have solid Thanksgiving Week performances and be Good recommendations.

Gardner Minshew (QB – IND): Even though Trevor Lawrence is still outside of the top 12 QBs at QB18 after his Player of the Week performance in Week 11, I’m not taking him here. I could, but don’t think it’s appropriate to recommend a player coming off the top scoring week and drafted in the first two rounds (ADP 18.8) of Dynasty Owner start-up leagues here. Therefore, I need to look for someone else.

That looking around led me to Gardner Minshew ($3,500,000) who is playing Tampa Bay this week. In four out of the past six games since their Week 5 bye week, the Buccaneers pass defense has given up more than 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and over 300 yards passing. Neither Will Levis ($2,385,542) nor Desmond Ridder ($1,340,740) achieved those marks against the Buccaneers but the other for QBs did. It’s not a bad bet that any QB would do well against the Buccaneers, even if Minshew has only gotten more than 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points once so far this season. That was back in Week 7 against Cleveland (31.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), and it was also one of only two games in which he had over 300 yards passing (305 passing yards).

I’m sure that there will be a QB outside of the top 12 who has a great Week 12 performance. After all, Tommy DeVito ($901,667) was QB4 last week and Jordan Love was QB7. This seems like another week in which the top 12 QBs will play well, but if you lost Joe Burrow ($9,047,534) to injury or are still trying to find a replacement for Kirk Cousins ($35,000,000) then Minshew is a recommended QB for your Week 12 Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.

A.J. Dillon (RB – GB): A.J. Dillon ($1,321,458) had a terrible game back in Week 4 against the Lions with just 1.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 rushing yards). Of course, he only had five touches that week which was the fewest of the season and that’s unlikely to be the case on Thanksgiving as Aaron Jones got hurt last week and is doubtful to play on Thursday. Green Bay also has multiple injured WRs, and rookie TE Luke Musgrave ($2,118,933) had to go to the hospital on Monday. There may be limited options on offense for the Packers with Dillon being one of the top ones.

This goes against Dillon’s history against the Lions as he has scored only 22.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in six career games against Detroit, an average of 3.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. However, the Packers have rushed for over 100 yards in each of the past three games and without Jones, it stands to reason that Dillon will be the Packers’ primary ball carrier this week.

A depleted set of offensive weapons should lead to plenty of rushing attempts and targets for Dillon who is only averaging 2.1 targets per game. I’m betting on volume for Dillon this week and that he can turn that volume into a productive fantasy game, so get him into your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup this week. Since the Packers-Lions game is the first one on Thanksgiving, he hopefully will give your Dynasty Owner team an early advantage in your Week 12 match-up.

Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – BAL): It took a while, but Odell Beckham Jr. ($15,000,000) has finally started to play better over the past few weeks with double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points three weeks in a row. He’s scored 40.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 212 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 1 fumble lost) in those three games. However, even with those performances, he’s still WR62 in Dynasty Owner for the season and averaging 7.82 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game (70.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 9 games played).

That’s not the only reason for picking OBJ this week. The Ravens best pass catcher, TE Mark Andrews ($14,000,000), was injured last week and they are playing the worst pass defense in the NFL in the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers are allowing 291.6 passing yards per game and with Andrews out, there should be more targets available for OBJ from Lamar Jackson ($52,000,000). If you’re one of the Dynasty Owners in just 44.44% of leagues who has him on your Dynasty Owner roster, then it’s time to get OBJ in your Starting lineup.

Hunter Henry (TE – NE): This might be risky as it’s not 100% clear who the QB will be for New England this week, but I’m going to base this more on the Patriots’ opponent (the New York Giants) than their QB. Hunter Henry ($12,500,000) has had three of his best games so far this season against the other teams in the NFC East. He had a respectable 9.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions for 51 receiving yards) in Week 4 when the only scoring that the Patriots managed was a single field goal and Mac Jones ($3,896,588) had three turnovers and negative 0.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Henry is averaging 13.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game against NFC East opponents.

That would be enough points to put him into the top 12 TEs for Week 12. The Giants have allowed double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points to two other similar TEs in the past two weeks. Technically, Logan Thomas ($8,021,667) had 7.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but he would have been over that if you leave out the lost fumble that cost his Dynasty Owners 3.0 points. Jake Ferguson ($1,091,221) doesn’t need a caveat as he had 12.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 26 receiving yards, 1 TD) against the Giants in Week 10.

A risky choice to be sure, but since I’m picking Bench players who should be in your Starting lineup for the week, it’s pretty much par for the course. Therefore, I confidently recommend getting Hunter Henry into your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup this week.

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

Now it’s the time to look at how each of my Bench recommendations from Week 12 fared (Good, Bad or Just Ok). Did I go up and do better than the four Bad recommendations from Week 10? Let’s find out.

QB: Jalen Hurts ($1,506,293) – 18.4 (Good recommendation)

RB: Isiah Pacheco ($934,777) – 10.1 (Just Ok recommendation)

WR: Gabriel Davis ($998,595) – 0.0 (Good recommendation)

TE: Evan Engram ($13,750,000) – 6.9 (Good recommendation)

I most definitely did better last week than in Week 10. Let’s start with the only Just Ok recommendation. Isiah Pacheco barely got double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 89 rushing yards and 1 reception for 2 receiving yards (10.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). He was a very low-end RB2 or FLEX player in Week 11 so that recommendation was Just Ok. On the other hand, I had three Good recommendations with the best one being Gabriel Davis. Since Davis had a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), I needed to check and make sure that he actually played. I was surprised to find that he played a lot and more snaps than any Bills’ skill position player not named Josh Allen. Pretty impressive to do that and not even have a target. This might be the best Good Bench recommendation of the season.

In addition, going out on a limb and recommending that Dynasty Owners put Jalen Hurts on their Bench turned out to be Good as he had just 18.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (150 passing yards, 29 rushing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 1 fumble) and finished the week as QB16 in Dynasty Owner. He was also the second worst of the top 12 QBs behind only Jared Goff ($33,500,000) who had 17.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, so unless I took Goff, I made the best possible pick here. Evan Engram was also a Good recommendation with 6.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions for 29 receiving yards) as he did almost exactly as predicted with not a lot of volume (6 targets, which was his second lowest of the season), less than 10 yards per reception (7.25 yards) and statistics right around the averages by the Tennessee defense against TEs over the course of the season.

I’m thankful for three Good recommendations and no Bad ones and my second best Bench recommendation week of the season. It was behind Week 1, just like the Starting lineup recommendations. Here’s hoping for a repeat with these four Bench recommendations for Week 12.

Sam Howell (QB – WAS): Even after a subpar game with 3 interceptions, Sam Howell ($1,005,400) is still QB6 in Dynasty Owner. He has played one more game than several of the QBs behind him, but even so he has averaged 22.95 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game (252.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 11 games played). He has scored 9.3 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than Lamar Jackson who has also played 11 games so far. On a 10-game pace, Howell would have scored 229.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and be ranked as QB11 just ahead of Jared Goff. Regardless of the number of games he has played, Sam Howell is a top 12 Dynasty Owner QB so far this year.

However, he has yet to play the Dallas Cowboys this season and has to do so on Thanksgiving in Dallas. Points and passing yards have been difficult to come by against Dallas this season as they are allowing only 157.1 passing yards per game (second best in the NFL) and 17.5 points per game (fifth best). Howell is going to have to be on top of his game to do well against Dallas and bounce back from last week’s subpar performance. He has bounced back before as he scored 41.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and was Player of the Week against Philadelphia in Week 8, just one week after scoring a mere 10.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against the Giants.

While it has happened before, I don’t think it’ll happen again. The Cowboys defense is just too good, and the week is too short for Howell and the Commanders to prepare and bounce back. Even though his Dynasty Owners are thankful for how Howell has performed so far this season, they should still have another option on their roster and can use that QB as their Week 12 starter and leave Howell on the Bench.

Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG): Patriots coach Bill Belichick is known for doing two things to disrupt opposing offenses. First, rookie QBs tend to struggle mightily against Belichick defenses. That’s bad news for Dynasty Owners hoping for a repeat good week from Giants QB Tommy DeVito. Second, he likes to take away the opponents’ best offensive player and make the rest of the team beat his team. For the Giants, their best offensive player is clearly Saquon Barkley ($10,091,000). As a result, I would expect the Patriots defense to focus heavily on Barkley and dare DeVito and the Giants’ WRs and TEs to beat them. I don’t know who’s going to win the game, but I do strongly believe that this focus on stopping Barkley will work for the Patriots.

The Patriots are already in the top third in fewest rushing yards allowed to RBs per game (80.3 rushing yards per game). Even though Barkley has averaged over 5.0 yards per carry in each of his past three games, the Patriots are second overall in yards allowed per carry (3.4) and allowing just 3.5 yards per carry to RBs. Barkley will need volume to get his yards and Belichick will do his best to limit that volume. In terms of passing, Barkley only has 11 receptions for 75 receiving yards in the four games that DeVito has played extensively in. If it wasn’t for the two receiving TDs last week versus the Commanders, he wouldn’t be doing much in the Giants’ passing game. Even though the Patriots are in the bottom third in receptions and receiving yards allowed to RBs, they have only allowed 1 receiving TD by a RB. I’m not expecting Barkley to have another pair this week, or even one.

All put together, it seems like a good week to leave Barkley on your Dynasty Owner Bench. Be thankful that there are no teams on a bye in Week 12, so you have a full complement of RBs at your disposal to replace him.

Davante Adams (WR – LV): Choosing Davante Adams ($28,000,000) back in Week 10 didn’t work out as he had 14.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions for 86 receiving yards). Why am I doing it again?

Two words, one player. L’Jarius Sneed. The fourth year cornerback from Louisiana Tech has been a very good shadow on some of the top WRs in the NFL this season. The top WR for each of the Chiefs’ opponents has averaged only 10.65 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game this season and outside of 19.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points by Amon-Ra St. Brown in Week 1, no top WR has scored more than 15.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against Sneed and the Chiefs. Sneed’s latest game was one of his best as he limited the overall WR4 A.J. Brown ($25,000,000) to just 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 8 receiving yards) on Monday Night Football. That dreadful performance cost my friend Vik a chance to advance in a Guillotine league that I was chopped from weeks ago. All he needed was 2.9 points and Brown couldn’t do that for him. Now, he’s out.

If I was a Chiefs’ fan, I’d be very thankful that Sneed is on my team. I’m thankful for the opportunity to recommend that Dynasty Owners leave Adams on their Bench again and correct the mistake from two weeks ago.

Sam LaPorta (TE – DET): I can’t remember where I read it so I can’t give the person who wrote the article or Twitter post their due credit, but I saw something about how Sam LaPorta ($2,366,498) is less involved in the Lions’ offense and scores less fantasy points when both David Montgomery ($6,000,000) and Jahmyr Gibbs ($4,461,283) are healthy and playing. The Lions have an 8-2 record this season even though that’s only happened five times (Weeks 1, 2, 4, 10 and 11). I wasn’t sure if my recollection was accurate, so I investigated.

Turns out it was correct, which is surprising if I saw it on Twitter/X as that’s a cesspool of misinformation. However, the facts are that LaPorta has scored 125.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in 10 games played (12.52 points per game) with 44.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the five games (8.92 points per game) with both Montgomery and Gibbs in the Lions’ lineup and 80.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the five games (16.12 points per game) with one of them out.

Neither RBs are on the Lions’ current injury list, and both are expected to play on Thanksgiving. Based on prior history, LaPorta’s Dynasty Owners should be expecting him to score less than 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. That would likely leave him as a Bench option rather than a TE who you should have in your Starting lineup. Who else is thankful for information like that?

Free Agent Auction Targets Update

Now it’s time to recap the players recommended in Jay’s weekly Free Agent Auction targets article and see how much their Dynasty Owner roster percentage has increased since the start of Week 12. There were a lot of QBs on his targets list this week and to offset it, he had six overall picks.

This week, there has only been one Free Agent Auction run – Wednesday at 5 AM (Eastern) because this article is being published on Wednesday and not Thursday. Dynasty Owners have had just one chance to go pick up these guys in the Free Agent Auction instead of the usual two chances. Hope you bid enough if you wanted to get them!

PlayerPositionTeamSalaryWeek 12 Roster %Current Roster %Change
Tommy DeVitoQBNYG$901,66774.33%80.84%6.51%
Tim BoyleQBNYJ$1,155,0000.77%14.56%13.79%
Jake BrowningQBCIN$750,00012.64%62.07%49.43%
Joe FlaccoQBCLE$3,500,0000.38%0.77%0.39%
Greg DortchWRARI$1,010,00069.73%69.35%-0.38%
Tyler ConklinTENYJ$6,750,00057.47%57.85%0.38%

Except for Jake Browning, the rest of these players were picked up in fewer leagues than usual. Part of that is likely because Dynasty Owners only had one day to pick them up. I wonder if having four players at the same position also limited how many bids Dynasty Owners placed on certain players and if the percentage increases for QBs such as Tim Boyle will go up if Dynasty Owners bid on Jake Browning and lost, but still need a Week 12 QB. That happened to me in one league where I lost Joe Burrow, but got outbid for Browning. Not sure if I’ll go get Boyle (or even if he’ll fit under my salary cap) or just ride with my other two starting QBs this week and see what happens.

Tommy DeVito did have enough Dynasty Owners impressed by his Week 11 performance that they took a chance on him for Week 12 and pushed his roster percentage above 80%. He won’t be appearing here again likely for the rest of the season and I’m sure that will be a topic of conversation around the DeVito family dinner table at Thanksgiving. Because he still lives at home (and his mom makes his bed) in case you didn’t know.

The other QB for a New York team on Jay’s list, Tim Boyle, went up by more percentage points than DeVito but is still rostered in far fewer leagues overall. If he plays well against the Dolphins on Black Friday, we’ll see how much that percentage goes up prior to Week 13.

The other three players on the target list didn’t get added or dropped in too many leagues. Joe Flacco is so far from playing that it’s understandable to me. Tyler Conklin has a high salary of $6.75 million and a new QB plus was already rostered in a majority of leagues. Not sure why Greg Dortch’s roster percentage went down after his first productive game of the 2023 season, but it did. He scored 14.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 76 receiving yards, 26 return yards) and maybe that caused some Dynasty Owners to remember that he was sitting on their Practice Squad. They figured that type of game won’t happen again, so they dropped him to go get Browning (or another one of the QBs on Jay’s list).

Happy bidding and hope everyone is thankful if they got who they wanted in the Free Agent Auction already this week.

Chase for the Ring Leaderboard

Not a lot of change with the top two teams in the Chase for the Ring, although Bastedos from League #28280 did suffer their first loss in Week 11. They are still in second place overall and behind The Road Warriors from League #27449. The Road Warriors expanded their lead and are now ahead of Bastedos by 76.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 1985.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points compared to 1908.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Bastedos. The Road Warriors’ lead after Week 10 was 55.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

The Chase for the Ring Leaderboard can be accessed at any time by going to It’s a live leaderboard and can also change at any time while games are in progress. It’ll probably move quite a bit on Thanksgiving.

Undefeated Dynasty Owner Teams

It’s time for our first look at the undefeated Dynasty Owner teams for the 2023 season. I’m only looking at teams currently inside the top 100 of the Chase for the Ring as those are the only records that I can see besides from teams in my own leagues. If you have an undefeated team outside of the Chase for the Ring leaderboard, please share it with me and your fellow Dynasty Owners on Twitter/X and I’ll be sure to add it here next week.

Right now, we have 9 undefeated Dynasty Owner teams with an 11-0 record. Last year, there were 11 undefeated Dynasty Owner teams at this point of the season.

Team NameLeagueDynasty Owner Fantasy PointsChase Position
The Road Warriors274491985.01st
Komodo Dragons1744041834.34th
Luna Llers541601701.621st
The Tubthumpers274661691.929th
Box Score Facts Checker282871645.463rd
Footy Football686941623.392nd

While we have three undefeated teams in the top 10 of the Chase for the Ring standings, we also have two teams in the top three who have another undefeated team. Bastedos from League #34662 and Footy Football from League #68694 are the undefeated teams with another team in the top three. Congrats to both of them, but I bet they’d rather win the Ring than go undefeated.


Who are my fellow Dynasty Owners thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday? Hopefully it’s your family and friends, but you can also add in someone who you drafted late in your Dynasty Owner startup draft or rookie draft who has really helped your team this season. I’m guessing that there are more than a few Dynasty Owners thankful that they have Puka Nacua ($1,021,244), Joshua Dobbs ($2,000,000) and Tank Dell ($1,244,382) on their teams. Both Nacua and Dell were drafted on average in the third and final round of Dynasty Owner rookie drafts, while Dobbs was drafted in the 20th round on average (ADP 230.7) in 2023 Dynasty Owner startup drafts.

In honor of Thanksgiving, let me (and your fellow Dynasty Owners) know who you’re thankful to have in your life (fantasy football or “real” life) by posting it on Twitter/X and tagging me and Dynasty Owner, or posting about it on Facebook, Instagram or Reddit. It would be great if you could also please comment in all of those places when this article is published and let everyone know if you like, or dislike, my weekly recommendations, or think you can do better. You can even agree and like the article on any of those social media platforms as well. We appreciate the feedback from our fellow Dynasty Owners.

The Week 12 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 at least five 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). The Livestream is taking the week off since both Tim and I will be with our families at the usual time on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Hope the same is true for all of you as well. If you want to see us, then stop over for dinner. If that’s not possible, then go ahead and watch an old episode on the Dynasty Owner YouTube channel. Thanks for reading and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Steven Van Tassell is the Head of Content for Dynasty Owner

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