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.
Matt Ryan - I’ve reserved judgment on Ryan until now because I wanted to see how things would go in Steve Sarkisian’s version of the offense. Quite frankly, the fit doesn’t appear to be great, but Matt Ryan’s decision-making with the football has also been abysmal. I’m downgrading Ryan a few spots in my personal rankings until I see evidence of improvement.
Eli Manning - He’s got his job back, but I’m not sure Manning is going to be anything more than a bridge to the next quarterback. Don’t fall into the temptation of getting excited about his easy schedule and his weapons in 2018 as seems to happen at the outset of every recent fantasy campaign. It’s time to accept that out of 32 starting quarterbacks, Manning is going to consistently rank near the bottom of the heap.
Ryan Tannehill – Tannehill is a forgotten man in the quarterback rankings. With the success Jay Cutler has experienced in the Adam Gase offense, we are hopeful Tannehill will be able to become a high-end QB2 for fantasy owners.
Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford – There is a great likelihood that one or both passers will hit free agency this coming spring. Given the poor quarterback play (Blaine Gabbert/Blake Bortles, I am looking at you), these two quarterbacks can easily be fantasy-viable. Sure, each needs to prove healthy, but there is upside at a low price. Bridgewater looks safer given the knee saga Bradford endured earlier in the season.