Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 7

Footballguys staff rankings and the reasoning behind the movement.  Contributions by Will Grant and Jeff Tefertiller

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.

Quarterbacks

Tefertiller

Russell Wilson – I was admittedly way too low on Wilson. He has looked great this season and the added weapons (DK Metcalf and Will Dissly) have enabled the veteran passer to start the season on fire. Wilson is competitive and seems to put up strong fantasy production every week.

Baker Mayfield – Expectations – and rankings – were high for Mayfield entering the season. He retained the play-caller (Kitchens) that led to a strong finish to the 2018 season. Odell Beckham Jr was added. He was thought to be a top-5 quarterback in fantasyland. Well, we were all wrong. Mayfield looks lost out there and his impetuous nature has been flushed out as he does not have a strong feel for the game.

Grant

Dak Prescott – Now that Dallas is facing tougher defense, their offense is struggling to put points on the board. Prescott isn’t in danger of losing his job, but his ceiling is pretty solid now. I don’t see him as a top 10 fantasy quarterback going forward.

Baker Mayfield – Despite the increased wide receiving talent around him, Mayfield is not racking up the fantasy numbers you’d expect. With just four passing touchdowns in the last five games and five interceptions in the last two, it’s hard to feel like Mayfield is going to be a quarterback you can count on every week. He’s young enough to still draft for upside in a dynasty format, but he’s slipped to the second half of the ‘starting’ fantasy quarterbacks you’d target now.

Cam Newton – Newton is due to be back this week or next, but his future is definitely in question. Kyle Allen is doing a fair job managing the games and Christian McCaffery is a genuine running back stud. Newton is still a guy you probably want on your fantasy team, but you need to have other options around him in case he gets injured.

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