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Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 4

 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. 

Quarterback

Hicks

Jared GoffJared Goff continues to shine against defenses that can’t put consistent pressure on him. 2 of his 3 performances are against poor defenses, but he clearly is more comfortable in the pocket and able to deliver to an improved receiving group. Like any other young quarterback, he will make mistakes and be rattled by better defenses, but his progress under Sean McVay has been remarkable to date.

Cam NewtonCam Newton is clearly not right physically. The Saints defense has been shredded in their first 2 games, but looked like a real unit against the Panthers. This is probably more a reflection of Newton’s play than genuine improvement by a poor outfit. Newton saved a horrible day with a rushing touchdown, but he isn’t getting Greg Olsen back anytime soon and the status of Kelvin Benjamin needs to be monitored as well.

Trevor Siemian – A week after looking like a fantasy QB1, Trevor Siemian came back down to earth with a shaky display against the Bills. Like a player he is often compared to in Alex Smith, he will have an occasional good fantasy performance, but they will be rare and surrounded by performances that help no fantasy owner.

Derek CarrDerek Carr had an absolute shocker against Washington, but at this stage, it is best to write that performance off altogether. For some reason, the offense looked a mess, after starting the season strongly. I would expect an improvement in their next outing, but that is against a Broncos defense that just lost a game and will be at home.  We will revisit after the week 5 game against the Ravens.

Parsons

Cam Newton - One of the key concerns I have had with Newton over the past two years has been his lack of passing progression as his rushing production fades. Newton continues to show scattershot accuracy and the rushing upside has been on a steep decline this season. Once in the discussion as a top dynasty quarterback, Newton is being passed by a number of higher upside options with better passing profiles.

Carson Wentz - In his second season, Wentz is showing all the play-making and improved accuracy expected of a top quarterback. Wentz is firmly a QB1 through three weeks, sporting 83 rushing yards (top-5 for the position) and five passing touchdowns. Wentz's advanced metrics are up across the board and he is firmly inside my top-10 dynasty quarterbacks.

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