Week 10 Recap: Welcome Back

Author: Steven Van Tassell

The return of Patrick Mahomes was a welcome sight for his Dynasty Owners. In a week with six teams on bye and more players out with injuries, the return of Mahomes was likely a game changer. Mahomes was welcomed back into the Active lineup of a lot of winning Dynasty Owner teams this week – including the winner of our Match-up of the Week.

This is our tenth Dynasty Owner weekly recap article, but for many of you, we might be welcoming you as a new Dynasty Owner. For those of you who are new, here’s what we do in the weekly recap articles. We look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Patrick Mahomes

After missing the past two weeks due to a dislocated right kneecap, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was a welcome addition to his Dynasty Owners Active lineups this week. Mahomes had himself quite an afternoon with a 44.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (446 yards passing, 3 passing TDs). The four-point bonus for 400+ yards passing was just what Mahomes needed to edge past fellow QB Lamar Jackson (41.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) for the Player of the Week honor. Mahomes was ADP 4 in Dynasty Owner drafts and is backing up that high pick by averaging 31.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game played. He is currently the #6 ranked QB in Dynasty Owner despite missing two full weeks. Hopefully, his Owners got the news that he was playing in Week 10 and pulled him off their Bench or Practice Squad and made him Active.

  • Week 10 Points: 44.3
  • Week 10 Salary: $293,318
  • Week 10 Cost per Point: $6,621

Congratulations Patrick on winning another Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Tyreek Hill

With Mahomes throwing for 446 yards and 3 TDs, it’s not surprising to see Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill as the winner of the Value Player of the Week. Hill scored 33.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 receptions, 157 yards receiving, 3 yards rushing, 1 receiving TD) in the Chiefs 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Hill has been playing very well and scored double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in all five games since returning from his collarbone/shoulder injury. Because of his high production and low $646,555 annual salary, Hill has been in contention for Value Player of the Week twice already this season (Week 6 and Week 9), but was edged out for the honor both times.

  • Week 10 Points: 33.0
  • Week 10 Salary: $46,183
  • Week 10 Cost per Point: $1,399

Not so in Week 10, as Hill squeaked by New York Giants WR Darius Slayton (34.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, $688,497 annual salary, $1,442 cost per point) to earn his first Value Player of the Week honor.

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 10. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Christian McCaffrey because he is the #1 ranked RB and should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents or on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 10 when they should have been.

QB: Daniel Jones (NYG) – 39.4 points

Jones has been pretty hit or miss since he became the Giants starter in Week 3. When he’s hot, he’s really hot – with an average of 41.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his two good games prior to Week 10. And when he’s bad, he’s pretty bad and averaging only 11.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the five bad games. Welcome back to the good Daniel Jones as he scored 39.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (308 yards passing, 20 yards rushing, 4 passing TDs, 1 2-pt conversion, 3 fumbles – 1 lost) in Week 10. Even though Jones was playing a “road” game in his home stadium against the Jets, many of his Dynasty Owners probably thought he’d have another bad game and had him on their Bench. Good Daniel Jones showed up this week and he should have been Active.

RB: Ronald Jones II (TB) – 21.6 points

In his first game as the starter for Tampa Bay, Jones produced a career-high 21.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (29 yards rushing, 8 receptions, 77 yards receiving, 1 rushing TD, 1 fumble lost). The eight receptions was a career high and equaled the number of receptions he had for the previous nine weeks. While the few of you who read the Week 10 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/2019/11/week-10-preview-new-blood) may have made him Active, it’s more likely that plenty of his Dynasty Owners left him on the Bench.

WR: Darius Slayton (NYG) – 34.1 points

I can say with certainty that no Dynasty Owners had Darius Slayton Active this week since he is not listed in the Dynasty Owner database yet (bug reported). Once he gets listed, Dynasty Owners might want to consider picking him up since he has a low $688,497 annual contract for this year and the next three years. And if you think Daniel Jones is going to have one of his good games, then making him Active. Slayton had 34.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 121 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) this week. However, you can’t go back and make him Active in your Week 10 lineup.

TE: Jacob Hollister (SEA) – 20.2 points

Welcome back to Jacob Hollister as well. For the second week in a row, Jacob Hollister is our pick as the player who was likely not Active, but should have been. His ownership shot up from zero percent to seven percent after his 22.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance in Week 9 and should go even higher after he scored 20.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions, 62 yards, 1 receiving TD) in Week 10. As mentioned last week, he is available for a low $558,333 annual salary, so he might be worth picking up if you need a TE after his Week 11 bye. Or you should have picked him up before Week 10 and made him Active.

K: Younghoe Koo (ATL) – 12.0 points Welcome back to the NFL to Younghoe Koo. Koo played for the Los Angeles Chargers back in 2017 and was signed to kick when the Falcons released veteran kicker Matt Bryant. As a result of his recent signing, he is not listed in the Dynasty Owner database yet (bug reported) and had zero percent ownership in Week 10. That should change after he made all six of his kicks in his 12.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (3 FGs of 39 yards or less, 1 FG of 40-49 yards, 2 PATs). Even if he had been listed, it’s doubtful too many Dynasty Owners would have had him in their Week 10 Active lineup.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have some players who probably were Active, but were better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 10.

QB: Jared Goff (LAR) – 1.2 points

Even though he was playing the Steelers defense that has gotten so much better since they traded for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Goff was probably Active for many Dynasty Owners this week. He was rested after a Week 9 bye and was coming in on a roll, having scored 31.6 and 31.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his previous two games. But once again, a tough defense proved to be too much for Goff as he committed three turnovers and only scored 1.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (243 yards passing, 2 INTs, 3 fumbles – 1 lost). Not as bad as his negative one point performance in Week 6 versus San Francisco, but still so bad that he should have been on your Bench or Practice Squad.

RB: David Johnson (ARI) – -1.0 points

Maddening! That’s what David Johnson has been this year for his Dynasty Owners. First, he’s questionable and a game-time decision in Week 6 versus the Falcons, but plays and scores 28.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The following week, he’s Active, but plays one series versus the Giants and Coach Kliff Kingsbury says he was only available in an “emergency”. He doesn’t play Week 8 or Week 9, but is supposed to be back and healthy for Week 10 versus the Buccaneers. Welcome back, right? Of course not, as he only touches the ball six times (5 rushes, 1 reception) and scores negative one Dynasty Owner fantasy point (2 yards rushing, 1 reception, 8 yards receiving, 1 fumble lost). Hopefully, you didn’t believe the news and kept Johnson on your Bench or Practice Squad.

Dishonorable mention to LeSean McCoy who had 0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, but did so from the comfort of the sidelines (or a luxury box) as he was surprisingly Inactive for the Chiefs Week 10 game versus Tennessee. He hadn’t been performing great, but is rostered in 78% of Dynasty Owner leagues so hopefully not a lot of his Dynasty Owners had him Active.

WR: Cooper Kupp (LAR) – 0.0 points

Cooper Kupp had a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) in Week 10. He was targeted four times by QB Jared Goff, but had no receptions for no yards and no rushing attempts either. This is after he torched the Cincinnati Bengals for 41.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 8 (the Rams were on bye in Week 9). Kupp was probably not on the Bench or Practice Squad in too many Dynasty Owner leagues this week, but he should have been.

TE: Jason Witten (DAL) – 3.7 points

Witten is still the 12th ranked TE in Dynasty Owner, even after his 3.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (2 receptions, 17 yards) in Week 10 against the Vikings. Before that, Witten was averaging 9.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week. In a week with several Top 10 TEs out with injuries (Evan Engram, George Kittle and Will Dissly) plus Zach Ertz and Darren Fells on bye, many Dynasty Owners might have had to make Witten Active. That was a mistake as he was better left on the Bench.

K: Greg Zuerlein (LAR) – 1.0 point

Zuerlein only scored 1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point in Week 10 against the Steelers. It wasn’t that he was exceptionally bad, he just didn’t have many chances and missed one of them (a 56-yard FG at the end of the first half). He did make a 30-yard FG and his only PAT attempt, but with the miss, that’s only 1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point for Greg the Leg. He’s owned in every Dynasty Owner league and was probably Active in a lot of them when he should have been on the Bench.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Wannabees (David) – 96.4 vs. Turd Burglars (Ryan) – 122.4

Plain and simple, this was an upset. The formerly 3-6 Turd Burglars defeated the undefeated Wannabees who were in fifth place in the Chase for the Ring by a score of 122.4-96.4. Having eight players on bye plus what turned out to be a bad trade by the Wannabees was too much to overcome. The Turd Burglars exceeded their projections and were able to win despite having two automatic zeros on their Bench.

The Turd Burglars won the QB battle by welcoming back Patrick Mahomes and putting him in their Active lineup over Matt Ryan. However, it was by a surprisingly low margin as David’s starting QB (Daniel Jones) put up almost as many points as Mahomes (39.4 for Jones versus 44.3 for Mahomes). If not for Jones’s performance, the results would have been worse for the Wannabees.

The trade that David made to shore up his WR corps – giving up Aaron Jones for Cooper Kupp – really hurt as Kupp turned in the dreaded Blutarsky, while Jones had 27.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 10. Substituting Jones for the underperforming David Johnson would have yielded the Wannabees enough points to eke out a close victory. David said that he could have used Jones this week and unfortunately, he was right.

Ryan’s WR problems ended up not hurting him as Amari Cooper played and scored 31.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points after being questionable and missing practices leading up to the Cowboys’ Week 10 game. Ryan did pick up another WR as suggested and Diontae Johnson scored him 9.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, so the Turd Burglars would still have barely won if he had been forced to start Johnson over Cooper.

The Wannabees loss puts me back at .500 (5-5) for my Match-up of the Week predictions, as well as ends my modest three game winning streak. It’s going to be tougher now with all of the new Dynasty Owners so check and see what teams are in the Week 11 Match-up of the Week.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 9 Recap: No Competition, but No More

Author: Steven Van Tassell

The lack of competition in some Dynasty Owner leagues is ending as inactive Owners are being replaced with new ones. The competition should heat up in individual match-ups as well as in the Chase for the Ring since the winner of the Chase for the Ring has to win their league. Tougher league competition will make that more difficult to do. We also saw an uncompetitive Match-up of the Week, but that was mainly because the winning team (Recyclers) had two of the highest scoring players in their Active lineup this week. Future Match-ups of the Weeks should also be more competitive.

This is our ninth Dynasty Owner weekly recap article, but for many of you, it might be your first one as a new Dynasty Owner. To get you up to speed, here’s what we do in the weekly recap articles. We look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Russell Wilson

Despite being the top scorer in Dynasty Owner this season, this is Wilson’s first Player of the Week honor. There wasn’t a lot of competition for the honor as Wilson scored 15+ Dynasty Owner fantasy points more than anyone else. Wilson was incredible in the Seahawks 40-34 overtime victory over the Buccaneers with 57.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (378 yards passing, 21 yards rushing, 5 passing TDs, 1 2-pt conversion), including the three point clutch scoring bonus on his 10-yard TD pass in overtime. This week’s 57.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort outshined his 53.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance from back in Week 3. His $21.9 million salary for 2019 is manageable, but it’s his $140 million, 4-year extension starting in 2020 that is causing Wilson’s ownership rate to be only 74%. His Dynasty Owners don’t mind the Week 9 salary, as they likely won their game if they had Wilson Active.

  • Week 9 Points: 57.0
  • Week 9 Salary: $1,564,286
  • Week 9 Cost per Point: $27,444

Congratulations Russell on being the top scorer in Dynasty Owner and securing your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Preston Williams

In the Miami Dolphins’ first victory of 2019, they got a great performance out of rookie free agent WR Preston Williams. Williams gave it his all in the game versus the New York Jets and scored 24.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 72 yards receiving, 19 return yards, 2 receiving TDs). He gave so much for so little salary (just $585,000 annually) that he tore his ACL in the fourth quarter and is out for the remainder of the year.

  • Week 9 Points: 24.5
  • Week 9 Salary: $41,786
  • Week 9 Cost per Point: $1,706

Williams edged out some tough competition this week from fellow pass catchers Jacob Hollister (22.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, $558,333 annual salary, $1,757 cost per point) and Tyreek Hill (26.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, $646,555 annual salary, $1,743 cost per point).

Congrats to Preston on your first Value Player of the Week honors! Hope the surgery on your torn ACL is successful and you’re back on the field next year.

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 9. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Christian McCaffrey, even though he had 39.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, since he is the top RB in Dynasty Owner and should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents or on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 9 when they should have been.

QB: Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) – 41.1 points

Since it came way back on Thursday night, you might have forgotten about Jimmy Garoppolo’s 41.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (317 yards passing, 2 yards rushing, 4 passing TDs). It was the second best performance by a QB after Russell Wilson in Week 9. Garoppolo is only rostered in 22% of Dynasty Owner leagues and even with that performance, he’s still the 21st ranked QB in Dynasty Owner, so few of his Owners probably had him Active when they would have been rewarded handsomely for doing so.

RB: Devin Singletary (BUF) – 23.0 points

Singletary came through for his Dynasty Owners for the second week in a row with 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (95 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 45 yards receiving, 1 rushing TD). With a match-up against the dreadful Washington Redskins and on the heels of a 14.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance in Week 8, there was a good argument that he should indeed be Active this week. Congratulations to those Dynasty Owners who had the foresight to do so and reaped the benefits of his performance this week.

WR: D.K. Metcalf (SEA) – 27.0 points

Both Tyler Lockett and Mike Evans had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points (40.5 for Lockett and 36.0 for Evans) than Metcalf, but Lockett and Evans should be Active every week, so Metcalf is the pick here. Metcalf has been very good for a couple of weeks, but just crawled into the Top 20 WRs after his 27.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (6 receptions, 123 yards receiving, 7 yards rushing, 1 receiving TD, 1 2-pt conversion) in Week 9 against the Buccaneers. The rookie should have been Active.

TE: Jacob Hollister (SEA) – 22.7 points

It’s not surprising that we have another Seattle receiver here since Russell Wilson was the Player of the Week and threw for 5 TDs. Two of those TDs went to TE Jacob Hollister, including the game-winner in overtime to earn both of them the 3 point clutch scoring bonus. Hollister had 22.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 37 yards, 2 receiving TDs) after only having 8.8 points combined in the previous two games. Hollister is available in every Dynasty Owner league right now for a low $558,333 annual salary, so he might be worth picking up if you need a TE in the coming weeks.

Honorable mention to Noah Fant who scored 20.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 115 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD) after averaging only 5.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the previous eight weeks. While he is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues, there probably weren’t a lot of owners with him in their Active lineup based on his season-long performance as well as having Brandon Allen starting at QB for the first time this season.

K: Harrison Butker (KC) – 20.0 points

There was no competition for Harrison Butker in this spot. Butker is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues, likely because he kicks for the Kansas City Chiefs and carries only a $510,000 annual salary. However, going into Week 9 action, he hadn’t scored double digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single game since Week 1. So, his owners might have left him on the Bench based on performance combined with the fact that the Chiefs were without starting QB Patrick Mahomes. That was a mistake as he got his owners 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points behind his game-winning 44 yard FG as time expired plus FGs of 24, 45 and 54 yards and 2 PATs. His performance was nearly enough for him to be named Value Player of the Week (20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, $510,00 annual salary, $1,821 cost per point). He should have been Active.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have some players who probably were Active, but were better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 9.

QB: Gardner Minshew II (JAX) – 11.0 points

Minshew was seemingly in line to score a lot of Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week as he was facing the Houston Texans defense who was playing without J.J. Watt. However, Minshew didn’t produce in what might end up being his last start of the season as he had three turnovers (2 INTs and 1 lost fumble) to go along with 309 yards passing and 35 yards rushing. That only equals 11.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and preferably a spot on the Bench or Practice Squad last week and in the future.

RB: Royce Freeman (DEN) – 2.4 points

Freeman was averaging 14 touches and 13.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his three games prior to the Broncos’ Week 9 game versus the Browns, so his Dynasty Owners probably felt good about having him in their Active lineup. However, he only touched the ball six times on offense and scored just 2.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (15 yards rushing, 1 reception, -1 yards receiving). Freeman was best left on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Aaron Jones who was the Value Player of the Week just a week earlier. This past week, he only had 3.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (30 yards rushing, 1 reception, -1 yards receiving) against the Chargers and should have been on your Bench instead of in your Active lineup.

WR: Stefon Diggs (MIN) – 2.6 points

Surprisingly, Diggs should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench if you own him as he only scored 2.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (12 yards rushing, 1 reception, 4 yards receiving) against the Chiefs. The Vikings played most of the game without fellow starting WR Adam Thielen, but still Diggs held down. Ultimately, he was outscored by Laquon Treadwell who had 8.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions for 58 yards). This comes after Diggs had seemingly turned the corner on the season with 100+ yard receiving games three weeks in a row and in four out of his last five. It was not to be, and Diggs was probably Active, when he should have been on the Bench.  

TE: Mark Andrews (BAL) – 4.1 points

There were other TEs with worse weeks, but Andrews is the #7 rated TE in Dynasty Owner, so most of his Owners likely had him in their Active lineup. Andrews didn’t play as much as fellow Ravens TEs Nick Boyle and Hayden Hurst and only had 4.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 21 yards). This was probably only a one-week aberration and he should be in your Active lineup moving forward. However, for Week 9, he was better left on the Bench.

K: Jason Myers (SEA) – 1 point

There were 74 points scored in the Seahawks-Buccaneers game and it could have been more if Myers hadn’t missed two FGs and one PAT. Myers did convert two short FGs of under 39 yards (22 and 37 yards) and 2 PATs, but missed a PAT and two FGs, a 47-yarder and a 40-yarder at the end of regulation. Despite being the kicker for the high-scoring Seattle offense, Myers was best left on the Bench in Week 9.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Recyclers (Chuck) – 183.5 vs. Pkoy (Pat) – 60.9

Pkoy was no competition for the Recyclers in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, but then again, nobody was going to have much of a chance. The Recyclers scored 183.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, eclipsing the Miami Gladiators for highest individual team score in a Match-up of the Week. They also easily set a new record for largest margin of victory.

Chuck had two of the top scorers of the week on his Active roster in Tyler Lockett (40.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Christian McCaffrey (39.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Chuck should have started his Buccaneers as not doing so cost him the 3-point Coaches’ Bonus. He had his Bench kicker (Matt Gay) and QB (Jameis Winston) outscore his Active kicker (Zane Gonzalez) and QB (Deshaun Watson).

Pat had a tough choice at RB between two New England Patriots and ended up sticking with Sony Michel when he should have switched Michel (4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) with James White (16.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). He also missed out on additional points by keeping Dante Pettis (9.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) in his Active lineup instead of switching him out for either Davante Adams (11.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) or Jarvis Landry (17.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). It wouldn’t have mattered in terms of winning and losing, but Pkoy could have scored 30.7 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points had he set a perfect lineup.

The Bench scoring was very close as predicted in the Week 9 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/2019/11/week-9-preview-bench-is-better), with the Recyclers barely edging out Pkoy with 16.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from his Bench compared to 15.2 for Pkoy. This was very close to the projected 16.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for both team’s Benches.

I didn’t overthink things, went with the Recyclers for the victory and now my prediction record stands at 5-4 for the season. It’ll get tougher with new Dynasty Owners and an increased level of competition coming up in Week 10 and onward, so I’ll have to work hard to keep making winning predictions.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 8 Recap: History Repeats Itself

Author: Steven Van Tassell

History sure did repeat itself quite a bit in Dynasty Owner Week 8. We have repeat winners as both Player of the Week and Value Player of the Week. And for the second week in a row, an undefeated team was highlighted, predicted to lose and then was actually defeated in our Match-up of the Week.

We are also repeating ourselves with our eighth Dynasty Owner weekly recap article. Just like the previous ones, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Mike Evans

Mike Evans makes history by becoming the first player in Dynasty Owner history to win a second Player of the Week honor. Back in Week 3, Evans became the first non-QB to win this honor with 45.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This week, Evans had 42.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 receptions, 198 yards, 2 receiving TDs) to just edge out two other non-QBs, Aaron Jones (41.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Cooper Kupp (41.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), for the honor. Evans is one of the most expensive WR with an annual salary of $16.5 million for his Dynasty Owners, but for the second time, they are happily forking over that nearly $1.2 million per week for that many points. Despite setting a career-high with 220 yards receiving and getting the 6 point bonus that goes with it, Kupp’s 41.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (7 receptions, 220 yards, 1 receiving TD) was narrowly edged out by Evans’ slightly better performance.

  • Week 8 Points: 42.8
  • Week 8 Salary: $1,178,571
  • Week 8 Cost per Point: $27,537

Congratulations Mike on being the first two-time, two-time Dynasty Owner Player of the Week!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones also makes history by becoming the first player in Dynasty Owner history to win his second Value Player of the Week honor. Jones had 41.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (67 yards rushing, 7 receptions, 159 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs). At his low $650,484 annual salary, Jones’ cost per point was just over $1,100 this week, not as low as his $907 cost per point from back in Week 5 when he scored 51.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, but still good enough to be the best value in Dynasty Owner. Cooper Kupp also received consideration for this award with his 41.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for just $957,940 annually (or $68,424 per week over the 14-week Dynasty Owner regular season). However, Kupp’s cost per point of $1,669 was over $500 more per point than Jones this week.

  • Week 8 Points: 41.6
  • Week 8 Salary: $46,463
  • Week 8 Cost per Point: $1,117

Congrats to Aaron on your second of what could be many Value Player of the Week honors!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 8. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Christian McCaffrey, since he should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 8 when they should have been.

QB: Daniel Jones (NYG) – 38.4 points

After four straight weeks with less than 15 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, benching Daniel Jones seemed like a smart play. It wasn’t this week as Jones lit up the Detroit Lions defense for 38.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (322 yards passing, 13 yards rushing, 4 passing TDs, 2 fumbles – one lost). That was the best QB performance of Week 8 and while he is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues, many of his owners likely didn’t have him Active when they should have.

RB: Tevin Coleman (SF) – 39.8 points

Just three weeks after his 49ers teammate Matt Breida was the pick in this spot with 29.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Tevin Coleman takes this honor for Week 8 with 39.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (105 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 13 yards receiving, 3 rushing TDs, 1 receiving TD). Who knows, maybe the remaining RBs on the 49ers roster, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, will appear here sometime in the future? Regardless, Coleman is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues, but most of his owners probably had him on the Bench when they should have had him Active.

Honorable mention for the second week in a row for Latavius Murray of the Saints. Another week without Alvin Kamara equals another 100+ yard rushing and 2 TD effort from Murray. His Dynasty Owners shouldn’t make him Active in Week 9 since the Saints are on bye, but they should have gotten his 38.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (102 yards rushing, 9 receptions, 55 yards receiving, 1 rushing TD, 1 receiving TD) effort in Week 8 into their Active lineups.

WR: Chris Conley (JAX) – 20.3 points

Cooper Kupp could have been the pick here, but he really should be starting every week (yes, even after two below average performances the past two weeks) and most of the other WRs who had big weeks were top players who should probably be in your Active lineup every week. Instead, we’ll highlight Chris Conley of the Jacksonville Jaguars who is owned in only 4% of Dynasty Owner leagues, yet managed to score 20.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 103 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD) in Week 8. The couple of Dynasty Owners with Conley on their rosters should have had him Active.

TE: Ryan Griffin (NYJ) – 24.6 points

My friend and Jets fan Mookie texted me after Griffin’s first TD, said “Griffin is a beast” and asked me who has Griffin in fantasy. My response was “Griffin who?” which is not a bad response since Jets TE Ryan Griffin is not listed in the Dynasty Owner database yet. Don’t confuse him with Buccaneers backup QB Ryan Griffin who is listed, but incorrectly as a QB (don’t worry, bug reported). The Ryan Griffin on the Jets had 4 receptions for 66 yards and 2 receiving TDs to lead all TEs in Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the week.

Honorable mention to Darren Fells, who is listed in the Dynasty Owner database, but is only rostered in 15% of Dynasty Owner leagues. He should be rostered in more leagues as the 8th best TE so far in Dynasty Owner this year and only on the books for one year at $1.5 million. His 23.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week (6 receptions, 58 yards, 2 receiving TDs) was just behind Griffin and more of his owners should have made him Active against the Raiders.

K: Dan Bailey (MIN) – 14.0 points

For the second time this year, Bailey had 14.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a game against an NFC East opponent. Back in Week 5, it was against the Giants on the road, while this week, it was at home against the Redskins on Thursday night. He also had 7.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against the Eagles in Week 6. Bailey should have been Active this week and maybe again in Week 10 when he faces off against another NFC East opponent in the Dallas Cowboys.

Honorable mention to Adam Vinatieri who benefitted from the Dynasty Owner scoring rules in tying Bailey with 14.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Vinatieri had a 51-yard, game winning FG with 22 second left that awarded his Dynasty Owners eight Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 points for a 50+ yard FG and the 3 point clutch scoring bonus). He would have had more points for his Dynasty Owners, but he missed a 45-yard FG.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have some players who probably were Active, but were better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 8.

QB: Jacoby Brissett (IND) – 10.5 points

It was a pretty good week for good QBs as most of the QB who scored less than 10 Dynasty Owner fantasy points were guys who shouldn’t be in any Active lineups (Mitch Trubisky, Joe Flacco, Case Keenum, Kyle Allen). Therefore, the choice here is Jacoby Brissett who had 10.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (202 yards passing, 34 yards rushing, 1 fumble – lost). Based on his performance the previous week against the Texans (38.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), he may have been Active for some of his owners when he should have been sitting on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Kyle Allen who had negative 1.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week. Despite being rostered in nearly half of Dynasty Owner leagues (46% to be exact), it is likely that few of his owners rolled the dice with Allen as Carolina was playing the 49ers defense. Leaving Allen on the Bench this week was the correct call for his Dynasty Owners.

RB: Derrick Henry (TEN) – 6.3 points

If you just looked at his 75 rushing yards, you would have thought Derrick Henry had a productive fantasy day. However, you’d be wrong as he only added 1 reception for 8 yards to his point total, but lost a fumble that cost him 3 points. Put it all together and it was just a 6.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort from Henry in Week 8. With that performance, he was best left on the Dynasty Owner Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Le’Veon Bell who barely outscored Henry with just 6.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (23 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 12 yards receiving). Based on his performance this year, most Dynasty Owners should have Bell on the Bench. However, he is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues with an ADP of 66, so many of those owners who drafted him early are probably still putting him in their Active lineup every week. This is despite the fact that he has only exceeded 100 yards of total offense once this season (Week 2 versus Cleveland). He can probably be Active next week since the Jets play the Dolphins, but in Week 8, he should have been sitting on the Bench.

WR: Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – 2.8 points

Fitzgerald had his second poor performance in a row in Week 8 as he only scored his Dynasty Owners 2.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions, 8 yards) after turning in a 2.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort in Week 7. In the first six weeks of the season, Fitzgerald averaged just under 15 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game and was probably a steady presence in his owners’ Active lineup. He hasn’t been good enough to be Active in the last two weeks and should have been on the Bench in Week 8.

TE: Zach Ertz (PHI) – 4.0 points

The Eagles dominated the Bills defense on the ground in Week 8 and as a result, Eagles TE Zach Ertz only had 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 20 yards). Ertz was even outscored by fellow Eagles TE Dallas Goedert for the third consecutive week as Goedert had 11.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. As the 7th rated TE in Dynasty Owner, Ertz is a mainstay in his owners’ Active lineups, even though he should have been on the Bench this past week.

K: Eddy Pinerio (CHI) – 2 points

Pinerio missed a potential game winning 41 yard FG in the Bears 17-16 loss to the Chargers this week. As a result, he only scored his Dynasty Owners 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points by making 3 short FGs (19, 22 and 25 yards) and missing one additional FG attempt of 33 yards. He also made his only PAT attempt. However, it’s the potential game winner that will haunt Bears’ fans and his Dynasty Owners who lost a potential nine points on the missed FG (-2 points for the missed FG plus not earning 4 points for a 40-49 yard FG plus missing the 3 point clutch scoring bonus that would have went along with the made FG). Hopefully his Dynasty Owners in the 54% of leagues in which he is rostered kept Pinerio on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Stephen Hauschka of the Bills who had negative 2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 8. Hauschka isn’t on many Dynasty Owner rosters, just 4%, so he couldn’t be Active in many leagues, but for those few owners who have him and made him Active, it was a bad move. He missed a 53-yard FG at the end of the first half, made his first PAT attempt and had the second one blocked. He should have stayed on the Bench in the handful of leagues in which he is owned.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Miami Gladiators (Brian Auricchio) – 166.7 vs. Mafia Power 83 (Bruno Goncalves) – 139.5

History also repeated itself in our Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week as for the second consecutive week, an undefeated team lost. This time it was Mafia Power 83 losing to the Miami Gladiators in the highest-scoring Match-up of the Week so far this season. The Miami Gladiators also set the mark for highest individual team score in a Match-up of the Week, while Mafia Power 83 had more points than any losing team featured as well.

Both owners did a good job setting their lineup even though neither got the 3 point coaches’ bonus, which has yet to be awarded to a team in our Match-up of the Week so far this season. Bruno could have started Jamaal Williams over Todd Gurley and D.K. Metcalf over T.Y. Hilton and scored 16.7 more Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Mafia Power 83, but it still wouldn’t have given him the victory.

The Miami Gladiators stack of Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp from the Rams paid off big this week to the tune of 72.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, even as they only connected for one TD. Starting Jacoby Brissett over Russell Wilson and creating an Indianapolis stack for Mafia Power 83 would have cost Bruno points so he made the right move in keeping Brissett on the Bench. He would have benefitted from a Seattle stack of Wilson and Metcalf, but not enough to win, as mentioned previously.

My Miami Gladiators upset prediction was correct and I almost nailed the final score for Mafia Power 83 as I had guessed predicted they would score 139.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. My prediction record improves to 4-4 on this inaugural season of Dynasty Owner with my first chance to have a winning record since Week 1 coming up this week.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 7 Recap: Highs and Lows

Author: Steven Van Tassell

It was a week of highs and lows in Dynasty Owner. For the second week in a row, scoring was lower than most weeks. That led the Match-up of the Week to be not as high scoring as anticipated even with two high-scoring, heavyweight teams battling it out. Ironically though, the Player of the Week set the record for the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single week as being an Aaron Rodgers owner finally paid off in a big way. We also had the worst Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance this week as Sam Darnold lost his owners double digit points with his five turnover game versus New England on Monday night.

This is our seventh Dynasty Owner weekly recap article. Just like the previous ones, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers becomes the first player in Dynasty Owner history to score more than 60 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a week, so he was the obvious choice for Player of the Week. Rodgers had 6 touchdowns and 62.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (429 yards passing, 6 yards rushing, 5 passing TDs, 1 rushing TD) against the Oakland Raiders. As the highest paid player in Dynasty Owner at $33.5 million annually, Rodgers was costing his owners a lot of weekly money and delivering good, but not great performances on a weekly basis. This week, owning Rodgers finally paid off.

  • Week 7 Points: 62.1
  • Week 7 Salary: $2,392,857
  • Week 7 Cost per Point: $38,532

Congratulations Aaron on being the first player to reach the 60 Dynasty Owner fantasy point mark and on winning your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Zach Pascal

Pascal has the lowest possible annual salary in Dynasty Owner at $525,000 annually. That low salary combined with his 28.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance in Week 7 against the Houston Texans (6 receptions, 106 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) was enough to make him the Value Player of the Week. His $1,311 cost per point barely edged out two other players (Chase Edmonds and Darren Waller) who had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points (37.0 for Edmonds and 31.6 for Waller), but slightly higher salaries ($728,090 for Edmonds and $675,000 for Waller) and cost per point this week ($1,406 cost per point for Edmonds and $1,526 for Waller). Pascal is owned in exactly zero Dynasty Owner leagues since he has been inadvertently left out of the pool of available players, but once he’s available on Thursday, expect some Dynasty Owners to add him to their rosters.

  • Week 7 Points: 28.6
  • Week 7 Salary: $37,500
  • Week 7 Cost per Point: $1,311

Congrats to Zach on beating back some tough competition to win the Value Player of the Week honors!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 7. We aren’t going to write that you should have started the Ezekiel Elliott, since he should always be in your Active lineup (except next week when he’s on bye). Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 7 when they should have been.

QB: Kirk Cousins (MIN) – 41.6 points

It’s the second week in a row on this list for Cousins and his third straight good performance. Cousins likely wasn’t Active in many lineups since he’s available in over 95% of Dynasty Owner leagues, likely due to his $28 million annual salary. However, if you’ve got salary cap room and need a QB for your Active lineup since Patrick Mahomes is injured and Dak Prescott and Lamar Jackson are on bye in Week 8, then spending big money for Cousins might be worthwhile. He had his second straight 4 TD game and scored 41.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (337 yards passing, -3 yards rushing, 4 passing TDs) meaning the few Dynasty Owners with Cousins on their roster should have had him Active.

Honorable mention to Matthew Stafford. The Vikings-Lions game had a lot of scoring from little owned QBs. Lions QB Matthew Stafford should have also been Active for his Dynasty Owners (all 2% of them) since he had 40.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (364 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, 1 INT). He’s $1 million cheaper than Cousins if you need an Active QB for Week 8.

RB: Chase Edmonds (ARI) – 37.0 points

If Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is to be believed, then David Johnson was only playing in an emergency, which apparently included the first drive of the game. With that information available before game time, more Chase Edmonds Dynasty Owners would have had him in their Active lineups and reaped the reward of his 37.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (126 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 24 yards receiving, 3 rushing TDs). Edmonds is rostered in over 80% of Dynasty Owner leagues, but most of his owners probably had him on the Bench or Practice Squad in Week 7 when he should have been Active.

Honorable mention Latavius Murray of the Saints, another backup RB who started and scored lots of Dynasty Owner fantasy points for anyone who made him Active. His Dynasty Owners should have known that Murray would start as Alvin Kamara was ruled out on Saturday, but they probably didn’t expect a 34.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (119 yards rushing, 5 receptions, 31 yards receiving, 2 rushing TDs) effort from him against the Bears. Murray should have been Active this week.

WR: Marvin Jones (DET) – 43.3 points

Jones broke out this week with 4 receiving TDs against the Vikings defense. After scoring just 3.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points last week against Green Bay, his Dynasty Owners can be forgiven if they left Jones on the Bench this week and didn’t get the full benefit of his 43.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (10 receptions, 93 yards receiving, 4 receiving TDs). Jones is rostered in 72% of Dynasty Owner leagues and maybe more of his owners will make him Active in Week 8.

TE: Kyle Rudolph (MIN) – 16.8 points

Leaving out Darren Waller, who should be Active in all of his Dynasty Owners’ lineups, means that Kyle Rudolph is the choice for a TE who should have been Active this week. Rudolph had only scored a total of 16.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the first six weeks, so he wasn’t likely Active in many lineups due to being on rosters in only 24% of leagues. However, Rudolph had 5 receptions for 58 yards and his first receiving TD of the year to score 16.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 7 and should have been Active.

Honorable mention to Jimmy Graham who wasn’t far behind Rudolph with 16.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 65 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD). Graham and his $10 million annual salary are only owned in 28% of Dynasty Owner leagues and he was only averaging 6.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game over the first six weeks of the season, so he likely wasn’t Active in a lot of lineups, but he should have been.

K: Brett Maher (DAL) – 13.0 points

Kicking a 63-yard FG was enough for Maher to make this list, but he also had more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than any other kicker this week. Maher made two additional FGs of 26 and 29 yards plus 4 PATs to give him 13.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, his second consecutive week with 10+ points. Maher is perfect on PAT attempts this season (22 for 22) and while he’s still just the 12th best Dynasty Owner kicker for the season, he should have been Active this week.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have some players who probably were Active, but were better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 7.

QB: Matt Ryan (ATL) – 1.2 points

Matty Ice was ice cold in the Falcons 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and scored just 1.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (159 yards passing, 2 yards rushing, 1 INT, 2 fumbles – 1 lost) before injuring his ankle and being replaced by Matt Schaub. After consecutive 40+ point outings, he was probably Active in most of his Dynasty Owner’s lineups this week. Ryan didn’t throw a TD for only the second time this year and didn’t earn the 300+ yard passing bonus point for the first time. He should have been on the Bench.

A special dishonorable mention to Sam Darnold who had the worst performance in Dynasty Owner history with negative 10.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (86 yards passing, -1 yards rushing, 4 INTs, 1 fumble lost). Darnold is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues. Despite that, he only gets a special dishonorable mention since he was playing the top-rated Patriots defense, and nobody probably had him in their Active lineup. Hopefully you left him on the Practice Squad this week if you are a Darnold owner.

RB: David Johnson (ARI) – 0.2 points

All of Johnson’s Dynasty Owners are sarcastically thanking Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury for saving Johnson’s health by only letting him in the game against the New York Giants for three plays and rushing him only once for two yards. If Kingsbury had said before the game that Johnson was only going to play in an “emergency”, then his Dynasty Owners would have likely sat him on the Bench.

WR: Terry McLaurin (WAS) – 2.1 points

In the sloppy 9-0 San Francisco 49ers victory over the Washington Redskins, nobody but 49ers kicker Robbie Gould should have been Active. A steady rain prevented both offenses from moving the ball very much and McLaurin was only targeted twice and caught just one pass for 11 yards (2.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). McLaurin was averaging 18.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game prior to this week and was worthy of being Active based on his stats. However, his Dynasty Owners should have heeded the warning about him from the Week 7 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-7-preview) and sat McLaurin on their Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Kenny Golladay who had just 3.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 21 yards) in Week 7. Golladay was likely Active in many lineups since his Average Draft Position (ADP) was 37 and he is rostered in 100% of Dynasty Owner leagues. However, Marvin Jones was the Lions WR to have Active this week and Golladay should have been on the Bench for his Dynasty Owners.

TE: Evan Engram (NYG) – 1.6 points

For a while, it was death, taxes and have your TE Active against the Cardinals defense. In Week 7, that would have meant having Evan Engram in your Active lineup. That was the wrong move, as he only scored 1.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 6 yards) after averaging 16.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points through his first five games. Usually Engram should be in your Active lineup, but he was better left on the Bench this week.

K: Brandon McManus (DEN) – -2 points

His Dynasty Owners probably thought Denver might score some points this week at home against Kansas City and might have made McManus Active. That was a bad idea as he missed a 45 yard FG and had no official PAT attempts for negative two Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the Broncos 30-6 loss. He did make one PAT attempt, but there was a penalty, so Denver took the point off the board and tried to go for a two-point conversion, which failed. Even with this bad performance, McManus is still the 13th best kicker in Dynasty Owner for the season and a fringe Active player with bye weeks. However, this past week, he should have been on the Bench.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Benjamin Schmitke (Benjamin Schmitke) – 81.1 vs.

German Ballers (Christian Pfeifer) – 95.3

The potential high of an undefeated season for Benjamin Schmitke ended in a low-scoring battle against the German Ballers, who improved their record to 5-2. The scoring predictions had this as a high-scoring affair between teams averaging over 130 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week. However, it turned into the lowest scoring Match-up of the Week with neither team reaching 100 points and Benjamin Schmitke barely avoiding the indignity of having the lowest scoring team featured in our first seven weeks.

Benjamin can blame Kliff Kingsbury for his low scoring as he started both of his Arizona Cardinals this week and got a lowly 0.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from them combined. As mentioned before, David Johnson only played one “emergency” series at the beginning of the game and Christian Kirk was inactive for the game, but still in Benjamin’s Active lineup.

On the other hand, Christian was on a high and had a Houston Texans stack of Deshaun Watson at QB and DeAndre Hopkins at WR that paid off to the tune of 45.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (25.6 for Hopkins and 19.6 for Watson). He also got 18.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Green Bay RB Aaron Jones and 17.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from the returning Saquon Barkley.

The German Ballers also had some low scores as the trio of Kenny Golladay, Evan Engram and Dan Bailey only put up a combined 8.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Christian’s Bench also featured no players who put up double digit points. As a result, his Bench was outsourced 17.1-6.1 by Benjamin’s Bench.

Benjamin had the difficult choice of whether to start the top QB in Dynasty Owner Russell Wilson or the second best QB in Patrick Mahomes and made the correct choice by switching to Wilson who outscored Mahomes 17.8 to 10.0. However, this correct decision didn’t result in a victory for his team.

Even though the score projection was off by quite a lot, my prediction was correct as I had a German Ballers victory. My prediction record improves to 3-4 on this inaugural season of Dynasty Owner with another chance for me to get to .500 in Week 8.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 6 Recap: Unlikely Outcomes

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 6 of the Dynasty Owner season was definitely not as high scoring as Week 5 which led to some unlikely players winning Player of the Week and Value Player of the Week honors. It also caused our Match-up of the Week of undefeated teams to be much lower scoring than anticipated.

This is our sixth Dynasty Owner weekly recap article. Just like the previous ones, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs is the Player of the Week as he was just one of two players with more than 40 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week (Matt Ryan was the other one). However, because Diggs’ performance was one point higher than Ryan’s (43.5 for Diggs versus 42.5 for Ryan) and because he had only scored 41.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the previous five weeks combined, the honor goes to Diggs. Diggs finished with 7 receptions for 167 yards plus 3 receiving TDs as well as 18 yards rushing. Diggs has a very high salary cap of just over $1 million per week – based on his $14.4 million salary (spread out over 14 weeks of the Dynasty Owner regular season), but his Dynasty Owners finally didn’t mind paying him that as he earned every penny this week.

  • Week 6 Points: 43.5
  • Week 6 Salary: $1,028,571
  • Week 6 Cost per Point: $23,645

Congratulations to Stefon on winning an unlikely first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: James Conner

Facing lots of 8-man fronts due to having a third string QB in the lineup, Conner was an unlikely source of Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week. However, he delivered for his Dynasty Owners in only three quarters of action with 30.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (41 yards rushing, 7 receptions for 78 yards and 2 TDs – one rushing and one receiving). Conner’s annual salary of just $790,381 means that he cost his Dynasty Owners only $1,827 per point this week. While this is the highest cost per point for a Value Player of the Week, it was still good enough to win Conner the honor!

  • Week 6 Points: 30.9
  • Week 6 Salary: $56,456
  • Week 6 Cost per Point: $1,827

Congrats to James on your first Value Player of the Week honors!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 6. We aren’t going to write that you should have started the top scoring RB in Dynasty Owner (Christian McCaffrey), since he should always be in your Active lineup (except next week when he’s on bye). Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 6 when they should have been.

QB: Kirk Cousins (MIN) – 38.7 points

After the first four weeks, Cousins was averaging only 12.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week, leaving probably all of his Dynasty Owners to put him on their Bench. He’s improved the past two weeks with 27.6 points in Week 5 versus the New York Giants and this week’s 38.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (333 yards passing, 4 TDs and 1 INT) against the Eagles. He’s still ranked as the 16th best Dynasty Owner QB, but should have been Active in his owners’ lineups this week.

Honorable mention to Sam Darnold. Back from a bout with mono, Jets QB Sam Darnold was unlikely to be Active in a lot of Dynasty Owner lineups, but he should have been as he scored 27.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (338 yards passing, 2 passing TDs, 1 yard rushing, 1 INT).

RB: Jamaal Williams (GB) – 25.6 points
The Free Aaron Jones movement had its coming out party in Week 5 and was put back in its place in Week 6 with the 25.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (104 yards rushing, 4 receptions, 32 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD) performance by fellow Green Bay RB Jamaal Williams on Monday Night Football. After Jones’ Value Player of the Week honor, Dynasty Owners with Williams on their rosters were justified in having him on the Bench. Turns out they should have had him Active.

WR: Robby Anderson (NYJ) – 23.5 points
Anderson benefitted from having a real starting QB throwing him passes again this week with the return of Sam Darnold. After struggling and only scoring 24.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points through his first four games, Anderson got his groove back with the return of Darnold and nearly doubled his fantasy output in Week 6. Anderson had 5 receptions for 125 yards and a TD for 23.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He might be worth putting in your Active lineup from now on and definitely should have been in it this week.

TE: Hunter Henry (LAC) – 30.0 points

After missing the past four games and coming into Week 6 with a questionable injury designation, Dynasty Owner can be forgiven for not having Henry in their Active lineup. For those who kept him on the Bench or Practice Squad, they missed out on a 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (8 receptions, 100 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs). Get him into your Active lineup next week and hope for similar production.

K: Matt Prater (DET) – 19.0 points

Prater had 5 FGs and a one PAT, but was overshadowed by Packers kicker Mason Crosby who booted a 23-yard FG as time expired in the Packers 23-22 victory over the Lions. Prater had the PAT plus FGs of 22, 26, 41, 51 and 54 yards for a total of 19 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. After a couple of poor early performances, Prater has two weeks in a row (sandwiched around a bye week) with 10+ Dynasty Owner fantasy points and should be Active in your lineup if you have him.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have some players, mostly from the Rams, who probably were Active, but were better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 6.

QB: Jared Goff (LAR) – -0.1 points

The San Francisco defense had been playing well so far this season, but that probably didn’t deter a lot of Goff’s Dynasty Owners to bench him. That was the wrong decision as Goff had a total of only 78 yards passing and 2 fumbles – one lost to give his Dynasty Owner negative .1 points this week. It wasn’t for lack of trying or benching as Goff played the entire game and had 24 pass attempts. The 49ers defense just held the Rams offense in check and left Goff as the QB this week who his Dynasty Owners should have left on the Bench (or Practice Squad).

Dishonorable mention to Marcus Mariota who also had negative points (-2.4 points) but was likely in fewer Active lineups than Goff. Mariota’s lackluster 63 passing yards, 4 rushing yards and 2 INT performance led to his benching in favor of Ryan Tannehill who wasn’t a whole lot better (4.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Mariota definitely was better off being on your Bench or Practice Squad this week.

RB: Derrick Henry (TEN) – 4.3 points

The Denver Broncos defense bottled up the Tennessee Titans offense, allowing them only 204 yards from scrimmage in the Broncos’ 16-0 shutout of the Titans in Week 6. Henry had 16 touches, but only managed 33 yards from scrimmage (28 yards rushing and 5 yards receiving from 1 reception) to earn his 4.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. After five consecutive weeks of at least 10 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week, his owners likely counted on a sixth week and had him Active when he should have been on the Bench.

WR: Tyler Boyd (CIN) – 4.0 points

Boyd was expected to play well coming off a 28.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort against the Cardinals in Week 5 and playing against a Ravens defense that allowed JuJu Smith Schuster to have his best week of the season and accumulate 17.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points last week. However, Boyd didn’t play well and only got his Dynasty Owners 4.0 points (3 receptions for 10 yards). With that performance, he should have been on your Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Cooper Kupp who had only 5.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 reception for 17 yards) in Week 6. All of the Rams WR could have been given this dishonor, but Kupp had the lowest of the three starting Rams WRs, barely edging out Robert Woods who had only 7.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (16 yards rushing and a rushing TD, but no receptions) and Brandin Cooks who had just 6.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 18 yards receiving, 14 yards rushing). A lousy week to have any Rams WRs Active as all of them, but especially Kupp, should have been sitting on your Bench.

TE: Gerald Everett (LAR) – 2.9 points

It wasn’t only the Rams WRs who deserved a spot on the Bench. A week after being listed as someone who should have been Active, Everett falls into the Bench category this week with his 2.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy point (2 receptions, 9 yards receiving) performance. This isn’t surprising when you see that his QB only threw for 78 yards passing, but it definitely was unlikely when Dynasty Owners were setting their Week 6 lineups.

K: Greg Zuerlein (LAR) – 1 point

It’s not Greg the Leg’s fault that he should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench this week. He had one PAT attempt and made it. Unfortunately, that was it for him as he had no FG attempts and finished with just the one Dynasty Owner fantasy point. While the 49ers defense was supposed to be good coming into this contest, most Dynasty Owner probably didn’t expect them to almost completely shut down the Rams offense and make Zuerlein irrelevant, so he was not worthy of the spot he likely occupied in your Active lineup.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

A Team Has No Name (Daniel Rivera) – 112.6 vs. Brandon Dunn (Brandon Dunn) – 93.7

In the battle of undefeated 5-0 teams, it was A Team Has No Name who prevailed over Brandon Dunn by nearly twenty points, 112.6-93.7. The low scoring affair saw Daniel Rivera’s team move to 6-0 with the victory. His total of 112.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points was very close to his predicted score of 113.5, while Brandon Dunn’s team fell 30 points short of his predicted score of 123.9 and over 50 points shy of my prediction. The most unlikely part of this Match-up of the Week was that it was the lowest scoring match-up that we’ve analyzed. Even the battle of winless teams in Week 4 had more points scored than we got from two 5-0 teams this week.

The difference in tight end scoring really benefited Daniel as he got 25.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Austin Hooper, while Brandon saw Will Dissly go down with an Achilles injury and score zero points. That was more than enough to give Daniel the victory.

A Team Has No Name also overcame its bye week and injury problems as they were able to win despite having two Bench players (Allen Robinson and Eric Ebron) on bye and two more Bench players (Mason Rudolph and Sterling Shepard) injured and not playing. Even with only three Bench players scoring points, Daniel only lost the battle of the benches by less than two points (11.3 to 9.6).

The Week 6 preview article was technically correct in predicting that the match-up could come down to Monday night (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-6-preview). However, it was all but over at that point since Brandon only had a 93.7-88.8 lead with Daniel having two Active players (Aaron Jones and Mason Crosby) plus Matt Prater on his Bench remaining.

What was not correct, not even technically, was my Week 6 prediction. I had Brandon Dunn winning, so my record drops to 2-4 on this inaugural season of Dynasty Owner. Stay tuned and see if I can turn things around in Week 7.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 5 Recap: High Scoring Week

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 5 of the Dynasty Owner season certainly had a lot of scoring, didn’t it? Eight players had 40 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, so the competition was fierce for Player of the Week and Value Player of the Week. Speaking of fierce, the Williams brother vs. brother Match-up of the Week was also a barnburner with the highest score of any Match-up that we’ve looked at so far this season.

This is our fifth Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. If you missed the first four articles, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Players of the Week are: DeShaun Watson and Will Fuller

With all of the scoring, there were many worthy candidates this week and in the end, we just couldn’t decide between Houston Texans’ teammates DeShaun Watson and Will Fuller. So, for the first time, we have Co-Players of the Week. Fuller put up 58.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (14 receptions, 217 yards receiving, 3 receiving TDs, 1 fumble – not lost), while DeShaun put up the second most Dynasty Owner fantasy points in our game’s five week history with 58.0 points (426 yards passing, 5 passing TDs, 47 yards rushing, 2 fumbles – not lost). Without the fumbles, Watson would have put up the first 60 Dynasty Owner fantasy point game in history. Congratulations are in order for Will Fuller on being the first receiver to get the 6-point bonus for 200+ yards receiving. Getting over 200 yards receiving from a WR who isn’t breaking your salary cap with his $2.54 million annual salary is great for his Dynasty Owners and ended up costing them only a little over $3,000 per point this week.

  • Week 5 Points: 58.7
  • Week 5 Salary: $181,506
  • Week 5 Cost per Point: $3,092

DeShaun Watson isn’t busting your salary cap either as he also has a very Dynasty Owner friendly annual salary for a QB of only $3.46 million.

  • Week 5 Points: 58.0
  • Week 5 Salary: $247,398
  • Week 5 Cost per Point: $4,265

Congratulations to both Will and DeShaun on winning your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors together!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Aaron Jones

Jones led the Packers offense in both rushing and receiving in Week 5 and scored 51.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (107 yards rushing, 4 rushing TDs, 7 receptions, 75 yards receiving) in the Packers 34-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Jones’ annual salary of just $650,484 means he cost his Dynasty Owners less than $1,000 per point this week, the second time a player has had a below $1,000 cost per point week this season (Week 1 – Austin Ekeler – $883 cost per point).

  • Week 5 Points: 51.2
  • Week 5 Salary: $46,463
  • Week 5 Cost per Point: $907

Congrats to Aaron on your first of possibly many Value Player of the Week honors!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 5. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Christian McCaffrey or Amari Cooper, even though both of them scored more than 40 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, since both should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 5 when they should have been.

QB: Matt Ryan (ATL) – 41.2 points

Only an idiot would suggest having Matt Ryan on your Bench this week (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-5-preview). After a down week of less than 20 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and zero passing TDs against Tennessee, some people might have been tempted to bench Ryan against the Houston Texans. Those people missed out on a 41.2 point outing (330 yards passing, 3 passing TDs, 7 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 1 2-pt conversion, 1 INT). Next time don’t pay attention to that guy who told you to Bench Ryan, he should have been Active.

RB: Matt Breida (SF) – 29.9 points

Breida had an 83-yard TD run on the 49ers first play from scrimmage on Monday Night Football and added another receiving TD later. Both of these scores came in the first quarter when he amassed 23.1 out of his 29.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points alone in the 49ers 31-3 victory over the reeling Cleveland Browns. Overall, Breida finished with 114 rushing yards, 3 receptions for 15 yards and 2 TDs – numbers worthy of being in everyone’s Active lineup this week.

WR: Allen Robinson II (CHI) – 28.7 points

Blimey! Did Allen Robinson really score 2 TDs against the Raiders in London this week? He did and produced 28.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (7 receptions, 97 yards, 2 receiving TDs) for his faithful owners. Benching Robinson seemed like a good move with the Bears playing in London with their backup QB (Chase Daniel), but he produced like a player who should have been Active.

Honorable mention to Byron Pringle of the Kansas City Chiefs. Pringle was the Kansas City top receiver for Week 5 with 6 receptions for 103 yards and a receiving TD (22.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). He was the fifth player to lead the Chiefs in receiving yards in a game this year (Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Travis Kelce) and probably the most unlikely one. He likely wasn’t on many Dynasty Owner rosters or Active in any lineups, but should have been.

TE: Gerald Everett (LAR) – 20.6 points

Everett moved up from the Honorable Mention list last week with another great performance. Everett caught 7 passes from Jared Goff for 136 yards to give his Dynasty Owners, like Andy Rocco, 20.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Everett may have been Active in some leagues after last week, but most of his Dynasty Owners probably didn’t have him there in Week 5.

Honorable mention to Darren Fells of the Houston Texans who gets on this list with a 16.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance. Fells was efficient as he caught 2 passes for 20 yards, but both of them were TD passes. Fells is the second Texans TE to appear in this column (Jordan Akins was the first). If you were one of the few Dynasty Owners to have Fells on your roster, he should have been Active.

K: Dan Bailey (MIN) – 14.0 points

Dan Bailey scored 14 Dynasty Owner fantasy points as he didn’t miss a kick in the Vikings’ Week 5 28-10 victory over the New York Giants. Bailey booted FGs of 31, 32, 45 and 48 yards plus added two PATs to fill up the stat sheet this week. The Vikings haven’t been giving him a lot of scoring opportunities this season as he only had four FG attempts and ten PAT attempts in the previous four games, including no attempts at all in Week 4. Based on that lowly production, having Bailey on the Bench, instead of Active, was likely for most of his Dynasty Owners.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 5.

QB: Phillip Rivers (LAC) – 4.3 points

Rivers had scored over 25 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in three out of the first four games, so his Dynasty Owners can be forgiven for thinking that he should be Active against the Broncos at home. Instead, Rivers should have been on your Bench due to his 4.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (211 yards passing, -3 yards rushing, 2 INTs).

RB: LeSean McCoy (KC) – 1.3 points

With Damien Williams back in the lineup for the Chiefs, LeSean McCoy struggled to get involved in the offense and finished Week 5 with only 1.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions, 23 yards, 1 fumble lost). He had been averaging 10 rushing attempts per game so far this season, but had none this week and should have been on your Dynasty Owner Bench if you own him.

Dishonorable mention to Jaylen Samuels who hopefully was not Active for any of his Dynasty Owner despite being touted as a player to Activate this week. Samuels touched the ball eight times in the Steelers 26-23 loss to the Ravens, but only produced a total of 17 yards of offense and 1.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 yards passing, 2 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 11 yards receiving, 1 INT). Samuels was better left on your Bench.

WR: Mike Evans (TB) – 0.0 points

Two weeks ago, he was the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week with 45.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This week, Mike Evans scored zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points, the dreaded Blutarsky, and should have been on your Bench. Evans was targeted three times, but reeled in zero catches. The best thing that can be said about his performance is that at least he didn’t get negative points.

Dishonorable mention to Emmanuel Sanders who had only 1.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 9 yards) in Week 5. That’s not a lot of points for someone making $11 million annually who was probably Active in many Dynasty Owner lineups. Sanders should have been sitting on the Bench this week.

TE: Greg Olsen (TEN) – 0.0 points

Another Blutarsky, not seen at the TE position in this column since O.J. Howard back in Week 2, for Greg Olsen in Week 5. Olsen was targeted just twice in Carolina’s 34-27 victory over Jacksonville, leaving most of the receptions and yards to D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey. This is a far cry from the 25.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points that Olsen put up in Week 3 versus Arizona. He should have been Active that week, but on the Bench this week.

K: Cairo Santos (TEN) – -9 points

Cairo Santos, the man known as NYJ for a while on Dynasty Owner, had the worst kicker game of the year this week. Santos missed 4 FGs, including two of less than 40 yards (one was blocked) to cost his Dynasty Owners 9 points this week. His performance also cost him his job as the Titans released Santos on Monday. Hopefully he was on your Bench or better yet, Practice Squad.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Twilliams (Tyler Williams) – 155.5 vs. Darnold’s Dudes (Alex Williams) – 138.1

In the battle of undefeated brothers, it was younger brother Tyler who managed a 155.5-138.1 victory over his older sibling Alex. Tyler had scored more points coming into the week and kept his scoring lead over Alex. Appropriately in this high-scoring week of football, our Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week produced more points than any previous Match-up of the Week. Tyler’s final score of 155.5 points also eclipsed the previous individual team record set in Week 3 by DynastyMasterMike.

Tyler got a great game from Michael Thomas (41.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Dak Prescott (32.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) plus double-digit points from the rest of his starters, except Mike Evans who put up the previously mentioned Blutarsky. Tyler’s balanced scoring was enough to overcome Christian McCaffrey’s 49.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point outburst for Darnold’s Dudes. Alex also had 26.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Cooper Kupp and 25.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from Dalvin Cook. However, he had three low scores (6.0 points from Wil Lutz, 5.6 points from Keenan Allen and 1.8 points from Noah Fant) that helped to seal his defeat.

In the Week 5 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-5-preview), the wide disparity in QBs was noted and the 22.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy point difference between Tyler’s QBs (Dak Prescott and Jared Goff) and Alex’s QBs (Kyle Allen and Taysom Hill) was more than Tyler’s overall margin of victory.

Finally, my Week 5 prediction was correct, and Tyler’s victory gives me a 2-3 record on the season. One more victory until .500!

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 4 Recap: Don Gets His First Dynasty Owner Victory

Author: Steven Van Tassell

The first bye week of the football season has concluded and with it, the end of the winless seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Don.. (Don). The Steelers beat their division rival Cincinnati Bengals for their first victory on Monday night, while Don.. defeated Jazz for his first Dynasty Owner victory.

This is our fourth Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. If you missed the first three articles, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb becomes the first RB to win Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 41.3 point effort in Week 4 (165 yards rushing, 3 rushing TDs, 3 catches, 18 yards receiving) in Cleveland’s 40-25 victory over Baltimore. Chubb just edged out Buccaneers teammates Jameis Winston and Chris Godwin, who both had 41.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week. Chubb is pretty Dynasty Owner salary cap friendly as well with his $1.85 million annual salary.

  • Week 4 Points: 41.3
  • Week 4 Salary: $131,841
  • Week 4 Cost per Point: $3,192

Congratulations Nick on your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Chris Godwin

Godwin barely missed out on Player of the Week honors, but his low $821,041 annual salary and 41.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points easily made him the Value Player of the Week. Godwin was questionable with a hip injury coming into Week 4 and Dynasty Owners didn’t know if he’d play or how well he’d play if he did suit up. Dynasty Owners who went ahead and put him in their Active lineup were rewarded with 12 receptions, 172 yards receiving and 2 receiving TDs.

  • Week 4 Points: 41.2
  • Week 4 Salary: $58,646
  • Week 4 Cost per Point: $1,423

We finally had a non-AFC West player win the Value Player of the Week honors. Congrats to Chris!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 4. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Christian McCaffrey, since he should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 4.

QB: Jameis Winston (TB) – 41.2 points

Famous Jameis had been improving every week in fantasy this season. He started off with only 6 points in Week 1, went up to 17.3 in Week 2 and then added 35.3 points in Week 3. He exceeded his Week 3 performance in Week 4 with 41.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (385 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, 1 INT, -1 yards rushing). The Rams defense put up little defense against Winston, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin this week and as a result, Winston should have been Active.

RB: Jordan Howard (PHI) – 32.5 points

Way back on Thursday night, Howard had himself quite a game with 3 TDs (2 rushing and 1 receiving), 115 yards from scrimmage (87 rushing and 28 yards receiving on 3 catches) for a total of 32.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Dynasty Owners can be forgiven for not having Howard Active as he’s part of the Eagles dreaded RBBC (Running Back by Committee) and through the first three games, he had only scored 20.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He should have been in everyone’s Active lineup this week.

WR: Jarvis Landry (CLE) – 24.7 points

Many of the top scoring WRs this week were guys who should be Active every week in Dynasty Owner. However, all of his Dynasty Owners can be forgiven for leaving Jarvis Landry out of their Active lineups in Week 4 as he was averaging less than 10 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game so far this year. If you left him on the Bench this week, you missed out on 8 receptions for 167 yards in three quarters of action in Week 4. Despite leaving the game with a concussion and not playing the entire fourth quarter, Landry played well enough to warrant a spot in everyone’s Active lineup.

Honorable mention to A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans. Brown only had 3 receptions, but 2 of them were for TDs. Brown had 94 receiving yards on those 3 receptions and finished with 24.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He likely wasn’t Active in too many lineups, but should have been.

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones (CLE) – 17.2 points

I’m surprised to report that Seals-Jones is owned in at least one Dynasty Owner league as Hog Hannah (Andy Rocco) in my league has him on his Practice Squad. Not sure how many other Dynasty Owners have Seals-Jones on their team, but after this week’s 17.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance (3 receptions, 82 yards, 1 receiving TD), he’s sure to be on more in the coming weeks. With more bye weeks on the horizon, maybe even a few Dynasty Owners will have him Active, just as they should have this week.

Honorable mention to Gerald Everett of the Los Angeles Rams who is also on Hog Hannah’s roster and had 15.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions, 44 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD). Few Dynasty Owners likely had Everett in their Active lineup this week, but more of them should have done so.

K: Ty Long (LAC) – 16.0 points

This week, Ty Long is the kicker who should have been Active on your Dynasty Owner team as he scored 16 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He didn’t miss a kick as he had three FGs (44 and 45 yarders worth 4 points and a 51 yarder worth five points) plus three PATs. Long has been filling in for regular Chargers kicker Michael Badgely so far this season and likely wasn’t Active in many lineups, even though he was playing against the Dolphins.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Here are some likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 4.

QB: Tom Brady (NE) – 4.2 points

The G.O.A.T. had been terrific this season until running into the Bills defense in Week 4. Brady threw for only 150 yards plus an INT and had -3 yards rushing for a total of just 4.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He was clearly inside the Top 10 Dynasty Owner QBs after three weeks and is still in 10th place after this week’s performance, so if you have him, you likely had him Active when he should have been on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Dak Prescott. After putting up 49.5, 35.4 and 28.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the first three weeks, his Dynasty Owners were probably confident that he’d have another good week versus the Saints. He didn’t, with only 223 yards passing, 7 yards rushing and an interception. That’s only 8.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points that would have been better off on your Bench this week.

RB: Marlon Mack (IND) – 3.9 points

While he only played three quarters before leaving with an ankle injury, Mack wasn’t productive in that time against the Raiders defense. Mack only rushed for 39 yards and had no receptions, despite 24 completions and 265 yards from Indianapolis QB Jacoby Brissett. Most of his Dynasty Owners likely expected more this week and had him Active, when he should have been on the Bench.

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) – 4.5 points

Nobody who drafted Smith-Schuster expected him to struggle this much so far in the season, even without Ben Roethlisberger for over half of it, but he has. This week, it was a measly 3 catches for 15 yards and only 4.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Based on his low $1.05 million annual salary and 2018 production, he should have been a high draft pick and a no questions asked Active player every week. However, this week, he should have been on your Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Adam Thielen who had only 2.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 6 yards) in Week 4. The Vikings passing game has been abysmal in 2019 and no one has suffered more than Thielen. Many Dynasty Owners may still be putting Thielen in their Active lineups, but he should be on the Bench until further notice.

TE: Delanie Walker (TEN) – 0.4 points

If you spent $8.5 million in salary on Delanie Walker in Dynasty Owner, it’s not to have him sitting on your Bench. Well, that’s where he should have been this week after his 0.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort (1 reception, 4 yards, 1 fumble – not lost). Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Titans had 3 receiving TDs and threw for 227 yards passing in their 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

K: Stephen Gostkowski (NE) – 2 points

Gostkowski missed another PAT this week, giving him 4 missed PATs on the year. He did convert another PAT and a 23 yard FG to give him 2 points for Week 4, but his Dynasty Owners were probably expecting more from the kicker for the high-powered New England offense. That offense sputtered this week and so did Gostkowski who should have been on the Bench.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Jazz (Joey) – 108.7 vs. Don.. (Don) – 120.3

It was Don who pulled out his first Dynasty Owner victory this week, by a solid 120.3-108.7 margin over Jazz. Don maximized his points at every position, except kicker, and almost got the three point Coach’s bonus in the victory. Jared Goff led Don’s team with 29.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Don started Jarvis Landry and reaped his 24.7 point performance as well.

On the other side, Jazz took my advice from the Week 4 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-4-preview) and started Will Dissly at TE. It ended up costing him points as his Bench TE Austin Hooper put up more Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week than Dissly (22.0 for Hooper vs. 17.7 for Dissly). However, that move only cost Jazz 3.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, which was much less than the margin of victory in the game.

The main culprits in Jazz’s loss were the poor games he got from his starting WRs (9.8 points from Amari Cooper and 5.4 points from Sammy Watkins) as well as from QB DeShaun Watson (12.2 points).

My Week 4 prediction was wrong as I had Jazz winning, putting my record on the season at 1-3. As Coach Belichick would say “On to Week 5” and the preview article for me. Good luck to Jazz too in picking up his first Dynasty Owner victory next week.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 3 Recap: No Disputing Who Won

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 3 of the first season of Dynasty Owner is over and while the bugs may have won the week in Dynasty Owner, they won’t be winning the war as Tim has a plan to squash all of them. Unfortunately, Tim’s plan to squash Mike’s team this week didn’t work out as Mike won by an indisputable margin.

This is our third Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. If you missed the first two articles, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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 a 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 .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Mike Evans

Evans wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 45.0 point effort in Week 3 (8 catches, 190 yards receiving, 3 passing TDs) against the New York Giants. Evans just edged out Keenan Allen who had 43.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week. Evans may be one of the most expensive WR with an annual salary of $16.5 million for his Dynasty Owners, but they should gladly pay over $1 million every week for that many points.

  • Week 3 Points: 45.0
  • Week 3 Salary: $1,031,250
  • Week 3 Cost per Point: $22,917

Congratulations Mike on being the first non-QB to win Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week is: Phillip Lindsay

Even though Lindsay is splitting carriers with Royce Freeman, you can’t blame Denver’s 0-3 record on him after his 29.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point outbreak in Week 3. Lindsay gained 81 yards rushing with 2 rushing TDs and added in 4 receptions for 49 yards. All that production only cost his Dynasty Owners a little over $35,000 this past week based on his $575,000 annual salary.

  • Week 3 Points: 29.0
  • Week 3 Salary: $35,938
  • Week 3 Cost per Point: $1,239

It’s three straight AFC West Value Players of the Week. Come back next week and see if a player from another division can win.

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 3. We aren’t going to write that you should have started our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week Mike Evans, since he should always be in your Active lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents, on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Active in Week 3.

QB: Daniel Jones (NYG) – 41.6 points

Danny Dimes had 4 TDs (2 passing and 2 rushing) in his first NFL start. Since it was his first start, many Dynasty Owners likely didn’t have him Active, but they should have since they missed out on 41.6 points (336 yards passing, 2 passing TDs, 28 yards rushing, 2 rushing TDs – including one with less than two minutes to go, 2 fumbles lost). Jones got a total of 4 bonus points this week for his owners with a bonus point for over 300 yards passing and 3 clutch scoring bonus points. We’ll see if the loss of Saquon Barkley for 4 to 8 weeks will hurt or help Jones in his next few starts, but for at least this week, he should have been Active.

Honorable mention to Carolina QB Kyle Allen who had 32.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (261 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, -1 yards rushing, 2 fumbles – one lost) in place of Cam Newton. No Dynasty Owners likely had him Active in Week 3, maybe some will in Week 4.

RB: LeSean McCoy (KC) – 23.0 points

McCoy was listed as questionable heading into the Chiefs game versus Baltimore and many fantasy analysts didn’t expect him to play much, if at all. Lots of Dynasty Owners probably had him on their Bench based on this analysis. That was a mistake as they missed out on 23.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (54 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 3 receptions, 26 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD). He should have been Active.

WR: Cooper Kupp (LAR) – 33.2 points

Leaving out Mike Evans and Keenan Allen as both of them should have been Active for all of their Dynasty Owners puts Cooper Kupp as the WR who should have been Active. Many Dynasty Owners may have had Kupp Active since he was playing against a Cleveland defense that had multiple starters injured and not playing against the Rams. Kupp validated their faith in him with 11 receptions for 102 receiving yards and two receiving TDs.

Honorable mention to Taylor Gabriel who had 3 receiving TDs in the first half on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins. Gabriel had 32.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 75 yards, 3 receiving TDs, 7 yards rushing) and likely wasn’t Active on many Dynasty Owner squads this week.

TE: Jordan Akins (HOU) – 22.3 points

Akins may not have had the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points from a TE this week as four other TEs had more, but he was definitely the one most likely to not be Active in many lineups. Coming into Week 3, Akins had only 3 receptions for 42 yards. In Week 3, he had only 3 receptions for 73 yards, but he scored 2 TDs for a total of 22.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. As the fifth highest-scoring TE of the week, he should have been in your Active lineup.

K: Dan Bailey (MIN) – 11.0 points

Not a great week for kicker scoring in the NFL. The best was Dan Bailey who didn’t miss a kick in the Vikings 34-14 win over the Raiders. He had two FGs (24 yarder and a 50 yarder) plus four PATs for a total of 11 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Matt Gay of Tampa Bay had 4 FGs and would have been the pick if he hadn’t missed a 34-yard FG at the end of the game plus 2 PATs. Since many people expected Bailey to lose the Vikings kicking job to Kaare Vedvik during the preseason, he likely wasn’t drafted by too many Dynasty Owners or Active in many lineups.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted a stud like Patrick Mahomes had them Active this week, but here are some other likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 3.

QB: Baker Mayfield (CLE) – 11.7 points

After a good game versus the New York Jets, Baker stumbled in his second consecutive night game as he only put up 11.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (195 yards passing, 1 passing TD, -1 yards rushing, 1 INTs, 1 fumble – not lost). There were plenty of QBs who did much better in Week 3, so Baker should have been on the Bench.

RB: James Conner (PIT) – 6.7 points

Conner had 17 touches in the Steelers loss to San Francisco, but only produced 6.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Conner had 13 carries for 43 yards plus 4 receptions for 14 yards and a lost fumble. Not what his Dynasty Owners were expecting in Week 3 when he was better left on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Le’Veon Bell who was predicted to be a Bench candidate in Week 3 with about 10.5 points (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-3-preview) and ended up with 10.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (35 yards rushing, 4 receptions, 28 yards receiving). Unless you read the article and followed my advice, you likely start didn’t start Le’Veon when left him on the Bench.

WR: Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) – 3.0 points

Just 2 receptions for 10 yards for Sanders in Week 3 vs. the Packers. That’s down from a 28.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 2 when he was an Honorable Mention as a player who should have been Active. That was then and this is now. Dynasty Owners should have left Sanders on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Kenny Golladay who barely edged out Sanders with 3.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 3. Volume wasn’t the problem as Golladay was targeted 8 times, he just caught only 2 of those targets for 17 yards.

TE: Jared Cook (NO) – 1.7 points

Only one catch for 7 yards for Cook in a game that saw the Saints score 33 points and Teddy Bridgewater throw for 177 yards and 2 TDs. There was an argument that Cook would be less impacted by Drew Brees’ injury. He was impacted greatly, and Dynasty Owners should have left Cook on the Bench.

K: Ka’imi Fairbairn (HOU) – 0 points

At a salary of $3.1 million for one year, Dynasty Owners who drafted Fairbairn likely had him Active for the Texans game against the Chargers. The Texans moved the ball and scored 4 TDs, but Fairbairn missed one of the PATs and a 56-yard FG, so he ended up with zero Dynasty Owner fantasy points. His performance would have been best done from the comfort of the Bench.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Tim Peffer (Dynasty Owner Tim) – 85.0 vs. Mike Williams (MikeDynastyMaster) – 150.3

Even with bugs impacting the score, it wasn’t even close as MikeDynastyMaster romped to a lopsided 150.3-85.0 victory over Dynasty Owner Tim. Mike’s team scored a lot of points in the early games behind Matt Ryan (31.5 points), Darren Waller (27.1 points), Amari Cooper (26.8 points) and Adam Thielen (20.6 points). Those four players had more than enough points to give Mike his first Dynasty Owner victory and the right to trash talk as much as he wants. There was not a lot that Tim could have done. All four of Mike’s early game players also scored more than Dynasty Owner Tim’s best player, Terry McLaurin (19.0 points), who was positioned on the Bench.

Mike also had an embarrassment of riches at the TE position with his Active TE Darren Waller scoring 27.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (13 receptions, 134 yards receiving, 7 yards rushing), while his Bench TE Austin Hooper had 24.6 points (6 receptions, 66 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs).

The Dynasty Owner projections included in the Week 3 preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-3-preview) had this as a closer game than it ended up being but the projection did have the winner correct. I also predicted a MikeDynastyMaster victory which improves my record on the season to 1-2. See if I can get to a .500 record in the Week 4 preview article.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 2 Recap: Close Victory for Mr. Ruxpin Over Papagiorgio

Author: Steven Van Tassell

Week 2 of the first season of Dynasty Owner is over and it certainly was a wild one. A game-winning, 54-yard fourth down TD by Julio Jones to help the Falcons beat the Eagles, a controversial last minute game winning FG in the Broncos-Bears game and injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees highlighted the week.

This is our second Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article and if you missed the first one, let’s tell you what to expect. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 47.1-point effort in Week 2 (443 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, -1 yards rushing, 1 fumble lost) against the Oakland Raiders. He may have won Player of the Week honors with just his second quarter performance alone (37.9 points – 278 yards passing, 4 passing TDs). Mahomes was the only QB to earn the 4-point bonus for passing for over 400 yards in Week 2. At an annual salary of $4.1 million for his Dynasty Owners, Mahomes only cost his Dynasty Owners just a shade $5,450 per point this week.

  • Week 2 Points: 47.1
  • Week 2 Salary: $256,653
  • Week 2 Cost per Point: $5,449

Congratulations Patrick on your first of likely many Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honors!

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. This week’s Dynasty Owner Value

Player of the Week is: Demarcus Robinson

After Sammy Watkins’ big Week 1 performance, it was another Kansas City WR who stepped up his game in Week 2. Demarcus got the likely his few Dynasty Owners 35.2 points (6 receptions, 172 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) for his low $714,293 annual salary.

  • Week 2 Points: 35.2
  • Week 2 Salary: $44,643
  • Week 2 Cost per Point: $1,268

The Free Agent Auction will likely be busy with Dynasty Owners bidding on this week’s Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 2. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Patrick Mahomes or Saquon Barkley, since those are no-brainer decisions. Instead, these are players who might be on your roster, but likely weren’t Active in Week 2.

QB: Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) – 30.7 points

With his $27.5 million annual salary on the Dynasty Owner books through 2023, Jimmy Garoppolo might have gone undrafted in your Dynasty Owner league. After his Week 2 effort (297 yards passing, 3 passing TDs, 8 yards rushing, 1 INT), he might see an uptick in ownership as a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger or Drew Brees. Even so, he should have been Active if you had him on your roster.

RB: Raheem Mostert (SF) – 24.1 points

Mostert was expected to split time with Matt Breida in Week 2 after Tevin Coleman’s suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1. The 49ers duo split carries pretty evenly (13 for Mostert and 12 for Breida), but Mostert’s work out of the backfield catching passes lands him on the Should Have Been Active list. Overall, Mostert had 24.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (83 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 68 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD).

WR: Demarcus Robinson (KC) – 35.2 points

For the second straight week, a Kansas City WR had the most Dynasty Owner points for a WR. This week, it was the Value Player of the Week Demarcus Robinson who had 6 receptions for 172 yards receiving and 2 receiving TDs. Since he only had 1 reception for zero yards in Week 1, Dynasty Owners can’t be faulted for not having Robinson Active this week.

Honorable mention to Emmanuel Sanders (28.8 points – 11 receptions, 98 yards, 1 receiving TD, 1 2-pt conversion) who pulled through for his Dynasty Owners who didn’t pay attention to my recommendation that he should be on your Bench this week.

TE: Mark Andrews (BAL) – 24.2 points

After his honorable mention last week, Mark Andrews may have been Active in more Dynasty Owner lineups in Week 2. However, after his second consecutive 20+ point week with 8 receptions, over 100 yards and a touchdown, he should be in someone’s Active lineup in every Dynasty Owner league in Week 3. This week, Andrews had 8 receptions, 112 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD and one fumble (not lost).

Honorable mention to Will Dissly (22.0 points) who had 5 receptions for 50 yards and 2 receiving TDs from Russell Wilson in Seattle’s 28-26 victory over the Steelers.

K: Eddy Pinerio (CHI) – 15.0 points

Bears fans rejoice! You might have found a kicker!

Pinerio nailed a game-winning 53-yard FG as time expired to give the Bears a 16-14 victory over the Broncos. After only scoring 2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1, Pinerio likely was not owned by many Dynasty Owners, but since he was kicking in the thin air at Denver this week, he probably should have been owned by more Dynasty Owners and Active.

Honorable mention to Carolina kicker Joey Slye (14 points) who had four FGs on Thursday night, including two 50+ yarders.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara had them Active this week, but here are some other likely Active players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 2.

QB: Derek Carr (OAK) – 10.7 points

Mea culpa time as I touted Carr as a guy who should be active in my Week 2 preview article (https://bit.ly/2mgJqAF). Instead, he should have stayed on your Bench as he only produced 10.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (198 yards passing, 1 passing TD, 18 yards rushing, 2 INTs, 1 fumble – not lost).

RB: Duke Johnson Jr. (HOU) – 3.1 points

Duke only had 6 carries for 31 yards. However, Duke usually gets his fantasy points through the air and after seeing Kansas City running backs score 13.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions for 54 yards) versus Jacksonville in Week 1, his Dynasty Owners can be forgiven for thinking Duke might be in line for a similar number of points in Week 2. However, he put in a very atypical receiving performance with zero receptions meaning he was best left on your Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Christian McCaffrey who only scored 7.3 Dynasty Owner points (37 yards rushing, 2 receptions, 16 yards receiving) in Week 2. Unless you also have Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara, you likely started McCaffrey, but his point total this week was only worthy of a spot on your Bench.

WR: Josh Gordon (NE) – 3.9 points

With a tasty matchup against an awful Dolphins defense, Gordon may have been Active in many Dynasty Owner lineups despite the presence of Antonio Brown in the Patriots Week 2 lineup. Gordon should have been on the Bench instead since he had only 2 receptions for 19 yards in Week 2.

Dishonorable mention to Donte Moncrief who scored zero points this week and was looked at as a viable fantasy option this season after signing with Pittsburgh, After two lousy performances (0.0 Dynasty Owner points in Week 2 and only 3.7 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1), Moncrief is best left on your Bench or Practice Squad.

TE: O.J. Howard (TB) – 0.0 points

We didn’t forget that O.J. pulled the Blutarsky with a 0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point effort on Thursday night. He didn’t even have a target in Week 2 after having only 4.2 points in Week 1. It’s safe to say that O.J. should have been on your Bench this week.

K: Adam Vinatieri (IND) – -1 points

For the second straight week, Vinatieri cost his Dynasty Owners a point and should have been on the Bench (or better yet, the Practice Squad). This week, he missed two PATs and only made one, fueling speculation that he may retire (https://bit.ly/2lU5wsG).

Ruxpin had in possibly having to rely on one of two San Francisco receivers on his bench in Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin if he decided to bench Mike Williams, who was questionable. Mr. Ruxpin went to the Free Agent Auction and picked up Tyrell Williams (15.6 points – 5 receptions for 46 yards, 1 receiving TD) and Jamison Crowder (8 points – 4 receptions, 40 yards) to replace Samuel (20.4 points – 5 receptions for 87 yards, 1 receiving TD, 7 yards rushing) and Goodwin (16.7 points – 3 receptions for 77 yards and a receiving TD). That move ended up costing him 2.7 points, but fortunately not the victory.

On the other hand, a trip to the Free Agent Auction was recommended for Papagiorgio and it’s really needed now as Adam Vinatieri had another -1 point performance. His only backup kicker Jason Sanders had no opportunities to score points this week and finished with zero points.

The Dynasty Owner projections had this as a close game, predicting Papagiorgio would edge out Teddy Ruxpin by .5 points. In reality, Mr. Ruxpin pulled out a close victory, putting my Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week record at 0-2.

Thanks for reading and hope you’re not 0-2 in Dynasty Owner or any of your other fantasy leagues like I am in my predictions.

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

Follow us on Twitter: @SteveVT33 and @Dynasty_Owner

Week 1 Recap: The Party’s Over for Paul’s Bunch!

Author: Steven Van Tassell

That was awesome! Week 1 of the first season of Dynasty Owner has passed and beyond the expected bugs, it was a successful beta. There was plenty of scoring by the Baltimore Ravens against the Miami Dolphins, a Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots beatdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a wild finish in the first game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints. Plus, as predicted, more Antonio Brown shenanigans! More than enough action to make up for the Thursday night dud between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

This is our first Dynasty Owner weekly wrap-up article. Every week, we’ll look at what happened in the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week, name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value of the Week, and highlight a player at every position who should have been Active and one who should have been on your Bench.

All stats 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). Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth .25 points for every 10 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.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week is: Dak Prescott

Dak wins Player of the Week behind his Dynasty Owner best 49.5 point effort (405 yards passing, 4 passing TDs, 12 yards rushing) against the New York Giants. Dak earned the 4 point bonus for passing for over 400 yards and did it while only costing his Dynasty Owners $680,848 in annual salary. Breaking down Dak’s performance, we find that he cost his Dynasty Owners less than $1,000 per point in Week 1.

  • Week 1 Points: 49.5
  • Week 1 Salary: $42,553
  • Week 1 Cost per Point: $860

Congratulations Dak on being our first ever Dynasty Owner Player of the Week!

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 will also have the Value Player of the Week. Our first Dynasty Owner Value

Player of the Week is: Austin Ekeler

Austin got his Dynasty Owners a whopping 39.4 points (58 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 6 receptions, 96 yards receiving, 2 receiving TDs) without earning any bonus points. Based on his rock bottom annual salary of just $556,667, Ekeler also cost his Dynasty Owners less than $1,000 per point in Week 1.

  • Week 1 Points: 39.4
  • Week 1 Salary: $34,792
  • Week 1 Cost per Point: $883

Congratulations Austin on being our first ever Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week!

Players Who Should Have Been Active

Next, we look at those players who should have been in your Active lineups based on their performance in Week 1. We aren’t going to tell you that you should have started Patrick Mahomes or Christian McCaffrey, since those are no-brainer decisions. Instead, these are players who might be on your roster, but likely weren’t Active in Week 1.

QB: Andy Dalton (CIN) – 30.9 points

Andy Dalton had the most passing yards in the NFL in Week 1 with a career high 418 yards passing, earning him the Dynasty Owner 4 point 400 yards passing bonus. His two passing TDs were offset by two lost fumbles in the Bengals close 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. At an annual salary of “only” $16 million, Dalton was probably drafted in most Dynasty Owner leagues, but probably few of those Owners had the foresight to have him Active.

RB: Austin Ekeler (LAC) – 39.4 points

Raise your hand if you left Austin Ekeler on your bench this week. My hand is up as that’s what I did and lost out on his 39.4 point effort (see above for the breakdown). This was good for second place among RBs behind only Christian McCaffrey and his 44.9 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1. Due to the uncertainty of who the lead RB was going to be for the Chargers in Week 1 in Melvin Gordon’s absence, keeping Ekeler on your Bench wasn’t a bad idea, it just turned out that he should have been active.

WR: Sammy Watkins (KC) – 46.8 points

The second most Dynasty Owner points this week came from Sammy Watkins who had 9 receptions for 198 yards receiving and 3 receiving touchdowns. Just two more yards and he would have gotten the 6 point bonus for 200 receiving yards and likely won Player of the Week honors. With his injury history and playing a supposedly good Jacksonville defense as legitimate reasons to keep him on your Bench, it turns out all of his Dynasty Owners really should have made him Active this week.

Honorable mentions to DeSean Jackson (35.4 points), John Ross III (34.8 points) and Marquise Brown (30.7 points) who all had at least 140 yards receiving and 2 receiving touchdowns this week.

TE: T.J. Hockenson (DET) – 25.1 points

T.J. is likely rostered in most Dynasty Owner leagues, but because it was the rookie from Iowa’s first NFL game, he may have been on the Bench in most leagues. He should have been Active because he scored 25.1 Dynasty Owner points in Week 1 (6 receptions, 131 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD), second most behind Evan Engram (28.6 points).

Honorable mentions to Mark Andrews (24.8 points) who was close behind Hockenson with 8 receptions, 108 yards receiving and 1 receiving TD and Delanie Walker who scored 2 receiving touchdowns among his 5 receptions for 55 yards (22.5 points).

K: Cairo Santos (TEN) – 12.0 points

Santos replaced long-time Tennessee kicker Ryan Succop who was injured in the pre-season and kicked two FGs – one from 37 yards and another from 53 yards. Because he was released by Tampa Bay on August 31st and didn’t sign with Tennessee until September 5th, he’s probably not on many rosters, never mind being Active. A dozen Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 1 will probably open up a spot on some rosters and Active lineups this week.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench

For every player who should have been Active but wasn’t, we have a player who probably was Active, but was better left on your Bench. Everybody who drafted Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey had them Active this week (you would have been crazy not to do it), but here are some other star players who should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench in Week 1.

QB: Cam Newton (CAR) – 5.8 points

As a player with a pretty friendly annual salary of $20.8 million, Cam Newton was likely on many Dynasty Owner rosters and Active on a lot of those teams from Owners who expected a shootout with the Los Angeles Rams. Carolina did score 27 points, but Newton didn’t account for any TDs and only threw for 239 yards and an interception. That, plus -2 yards rushing and a fumble equals 5.8 Dynasty Owner points and a seat on the Bench.

RB: Sony Michel (NE) – 1.4 points

The high-powered Patriots offense scored 33 points against the Steelers on Sunday night and rushed for 99 yards, but Michel only accounted for 14 of those yards on 15 carries. Those 14 yards were his only fantasy contribution in Week 1 for a lowly 1.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He’ll likely do better in Week 2 against the Dolphins, but in Week 1, he should have been on the Bench in Dynasty Owner.

WR: Mike Evans (TB) – 4.8 points

There were many WRs with worse stats this week, but none with the pedigree of Mike Evans who caught only two of his five targets for 28 yards in Week 1. That’s just 4.8 points from someone who was likely the best WR on his Dynasty Owner teams and in nearly everyone’s starting lineup when he should have been on the Bench.

Dishonorable mention to Corey Davis who scored zero points this week and was a trendy breakout candidate this season, but should probably be on your Bench until he does something, like catch a pass.

TE: Eric Ebron (IND) – 1.8 points

Even with the change in QB in Indianapolis from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett, Eric Ebron was a likely participant in many Active rosters in Dynasty Owner. He didn’t perform up to his lofty 2018 standards as he finished Week 1 with just one reception for 8 yards and 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. He wasn’t even the top TE on Indianapolis (Jack Doyle bested him with 3.0 points in Week 1) and should have been sitting on the Bench.

K: Adam Vinatieri (IND) – -1 points

Sadly, for the 46-year old Vinatieri, he gave his Dynasty Owners a total of negative 1 point in Week 1. While he may have not been rostered in some leagues due to his $3.9 million salary, the requirement to have at least two kickers combined with the lock he had on the position in Indianapolis probably led many Dynasty Owners to draft and have him Active. He should have been on the Bench (or better yet, the Practice Squad).

Dishonorable mention to Kaare Vedvik, formerly of the New York Jets, who probably shouldn’t have been on anybody’s Active roster or Bench in Week 1 and should be cut from Dynasty Owner rosters after he missed a 45-yard FG and an extra point. That’s -3 points in Dynasty Owner for a guy who was seen as worthy of a fifth round draft pick by the Vikings earlier in the pre-season.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap

Paul’s Bunch (Paul Gabrail) – 76.2 vs. Bob Sacamano (Chris) – 136.5

Bob Sacamano ran away with the first Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week with a 136.5 to 76.2 victory over Paul’s Bunch. Bob Sacamano had the advantage in both Active lineup points (111.0 to 58.1) and bench points (25.5 to 18.1) in the victory.

DeShaun Watson led Bob Sacamano in scoring with 38.4 points (268 yards passing, 3 passing TDs, 40 yards rushing, 1 rushing TD, 1 INT), followed by Alvin Kamara with 22.9 points (97 yards rushing, 7 receptions, 72 yards receiving) and Julio Jones with 15.1 points (6 receptions, 31 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD). In fact, if Bob Sacamano had only started three players from his Active lineup (DeShaun Watson, Alvin Kamara and Julio Jones), he still would have won with 76.4 points.

Paul’s Bunch had good days from his starting WRs who both had receiving TDs. Chris Godwin led the way with 14.3 points (3 receptions, 53 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD) and Kenny Golladay was close behind with 14.2 points (4 receptions, 42 yards receiving, 1 receiving TD).

As mentioned in the preview article (https://dynastyowner.com/post/week-1-let-s-get-the-party-started), Paul would have done better if he switched out Mitch Trubisky (9.5 points) for Kyler Murray (28.7 points) and picked up a kicker since both of his kickers got zero points. Neither one of those decisions cost him the match-up though. Since he’s the Owner of Dynasty Owner, Dynasty Owner 1.0, the O.G. of Dynasty Owners and super busy with development, we’ll cut him a break.

Finally, a mea culpa by yours truly on two fronts. First, I suggested that Chris replace Le’Veon Bell in his starting lineup with Duke Johnson Jr., which he did. That suggestion was a bad one as Bell outscored Johnson (23.2 for Bell vs. 13.0 for Johnson). Fortunately for Chris, it only impacted his margin of victory. Second, I picked Paul to win by a razor-thin 103-102 margin. That puts my Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week record at 0-1. Hopefully, both of us bounce back in Week 2.

Thanks for reading and hope you won your first Dynasty Owner match-up!

Steven Van Tassell is a freelance writer for Dynasty Owner.

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