Doug’s Dynasty Den – Week 2
The Den is back for another week, thanks as always for reading. Hopefully you were able to get someone like Michael Barrow who followed up a strong week one performance by making 17 (seventeen!?) tackles this past week. Wow. Comments and suggestions are always welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just to quickly recap the rules for those that might be new to the column: While the idea of this column is to help those of you in dynasty leagues, if you are in a deep re-draft league, you might also find some help here. Most of the guys listed are only worth a free agent bid of a buck or two, depending on how much you have to spend and depending on your team’s situation. Defensive guys come and go, so only pay a dollar for those players no matter what. Generally you won’t find much to help your team this year, but you never know, injuries happen and early in the season you may be able to sneak someone thru that can end up helping win you a championship!!
Steve Beuerlein, Denver
This has to be the toughest of all the last names to see if I’ve spelled correctly, I never seem to get it right. Not that you should be counting on the Denver passing game to provide you a starter, but Plummer was knicked up last week and no matter what Coach Shanahan says publicly, you never know who will be starting. If you are hard up, worth a buck to take a chance here.
Cory Schlesinger, Detroit
In keeping with the tough last name theme, the guy got into the end zone, so in the dearth that is your available RB list, $1 please.
Eric Parker, San Diego
I think two weeks is enough of a sample here to see that this guy can be a factor for your team.
Bobby Shaw, Buffalo
The Bills offense is on full throttle so you may as well try and get involved in it any way that you can.
Dante Hall, Kansas City
Bonus point here if you get credit for return yards. Surely you get credit for return touchdowns, of which this guy might get a healthy share of.
Cameron Cleeland, New Orleans
Clearly, he’s well below the radar screen, and I’m not sure exactly what it is but I have a good feeling about this guy as the season progresses. Get him now for a buck and hold him as your backup.
Tedy Bruschi, New England
High numbers last week thanks to returning an interception for a touch down, but he’ll get his fair share of tackles as well. Not many other healthy options for the Patriots at this time so he’ll be logging much playing time.
Jay Bellamy, New Orleans
This is a guy that I’ve had off and on over the years, now might be a good time to pick him up and enjoy the benefits. While I generally prefer linebackers, Bellamy is a guy that can rack up the tackles with the best of them.
Jesse Armstead, Washington
A handful of tackles plus a couple of sacks, certainly worth a buck in my book.