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.
Mitchell Trubisky - While Trubisky has been a decent fantasy option this season, it is largely based on his rushing production more than passing prowess or utility in fantasy lineups. Trubisky has had a start rate on myfantasyleague.com of greater than 50% in just one game this season, which was not one of Trubisky's three big fantasy performances, likely on fantasy teams' benches. Trubisky is very much a work in progress as an intermediate passer and the Bears offense has disappointed from the 'Rams 2017 breakout' moniker placed upon them in the offseason as the rising offense of 2018.
Cam Newton - I am bullish on Cam Newton going forward. He sagged mid-career largely due to declining rushing production without growth as a passer. Now with Norv Turner and a host of weapons around him to make life easier with after-the-catch abilities, Newton has arguably the easiest job of his career to put up high-level fantasy numbers.
Mitchell Trubisky - I'm not completely sold on Trubisky long-term, but he's been prolific of late and the offense is young and talent-laden. He deserves a spot in the Top 20, at a minimum.
Baker Mayfield - Mayfield is going to get a long run in Cleveland to prove himself, and his dynasty stock took a leap forward when the team fired Hue Jackson and Todd Haley. This season is a question mark, but the team should be in better hands in 2019 as a new coaching staff takes control.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - It's hard to bet on him long term given his age and journeyman pedigree, but he's back under center in Tampa Bay and has likely secured himself another few seasons of starting for a team in need of a veteran while transitioning to a younger roster.
Chad Kelly - Kelly was another bad Case Keenum game away from finally getting his shot, and his talent level is high enough that it could've totally changed his career trajectory. Unfortunately, a horribly times off-field incident led to his release and his hopes for an NFL future in the process.
Jameis Winston - The Buccaneers went back to him at the first sign of struggle for Ryan Fitzpatrick, and then Winston proceeded to lead the league in turnovers in a month span. Once considered a cornerstone franchise quarterback, Winston could very well be looking for a new home as a backup in 2019.
Alex Smith - Smith remains in the Top 20 but drops below a handful of younger quarterbacks. He's regressed back to the dink-and-dunk, take-no-chances quarterback we knew before last year's breakout in Kansas City.
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