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Dynasty Rankings Movement: Week 16

Movement within the dynasty rankings of the Footballguys staff and the reasoning behind the movement

Each week, Footballguys staff members will share the big movers in their respective Dynasty Rankings.  Since the contributors will rotate, please check in weekly.  The focus of this article will be on the “why” more than the movement itself.  Dynasty Rankings are fluid and we hope that sharing the rationale will help you in your quest to create dynasties with all your teams.  The diversity of rankings will result in a variety of opinions weekly. 

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Tom Savage - The Texans playoff hopes were fading fast when Bill O'Brien finally pulled the plug on the Brock Osweiler experiment. Into the game came Tom Savage, who managed to bring Houston back from the brink and keep hope alive, at least for one more week. Early reports are that Houston has decided to bench Osweiler for good and roll with Savage. That being said, it will be interesting to see if the quarterback with similar physical tools to Osweiler can make better decisions and maintain his standing as the starter headed into next season.

Matt Barkley - While it’s true that Barkley hasn’t faced a murderer’s row of NFL defenses since he got the starting nod, his play has been beyond competent. In his latest game, he helped keep the Bears in the contest against the Packers until the very end. It’s unlikely that he’ll be starting for Chicago in 2017 without an injury to the starter. However, as we saw this season, that’s not beyond the realm of possibility. He’s worth rostering in deep bench dynasty leagues just in case.