Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 15

Footballguys staff rankings and the reasoning behind the movement.  Contributions by Will Grant and Dan Hindery

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

Grant

Lamar Jackson – Jackson is an absolute fantasy beast and a guy that you can confidently draft as the top quarterback in your fantasy league. As his passing skills improve, Jackson could be the top fantasy quarterback for the next several seasons.

Matthew Stafford – There isn’t a lot of incentive for Stafford to come back before the end of the season. The Lions are out of the playoff hunt, and reports are mixed as to how many more games he will miss. After 11 seasons, and Detroit’s continued trend to fight for the bottom of the division, it becomes harder to trust Stafford in your fantasy league.

Josh Allen – Allen still struggles against tougher defenses (like he did this week against Baltimore), but he continues to improve as an NFL quarterback. At the beginning of the season, Allen went undrafted in many redraft leagues. Now he’s a solid QB2, and a good option for your dynasty roster, with the potential to improve even more next season.

Hindery

Ryan Tannehill – Tannehill makes a big move up from QB28 to QB18. I admit to being a bit skeptical of his early success as Tennessee’s starters but he has now strung together two months’ worth of excellent play. A change of scenery may have been exactly what was needed to turn his career around. He is 31-years old but still has plenty of prime years left. Tennessee is likely to try to lock him up long term as their starter moving forward and he will have some nice weapons at his disposal.

Drew Lock – The rookie jumps all the way up to QB24 after winning his first two starts. His performance was especially impressive in leading an upset at Houston. He has made some big throws on third down and in the red zone, showing an excellent arm. Head coach Vic Fangio noted after the game, "It's two games… Who's looking long-term right now? He's doing good. He's done well for two games. That's about all it is." While that is true, it looks like Lock is well on his way to locking down the starting job in 2020, which would be a big boost to his dynasty value.

Tom Brady - What little trade value Tom Brady still possessed is drying up. He is 42-years old, so all his value is short-term and even that is in question. Since the midway point of the season, Brady is the QB23.

Mason Rudolph – Rudolph falls from QB35 to QB50. Losing your job to an undrafted rookie is never a positive indicator for future success. It is hard to project Rudolph as anything more than a career backup at this point.

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