Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 16

Footballguys staff rankings and the reasoning behind the movement.  Contributions by Jeff Tefertiller, Andy Hicks, and Chad Parsons

Each week, Footballguys staff members will share the big movers in their respective Dynasty Rankings.

This is the final edition of the 2019 season. Thank you for joining us weekly. Feel free to reach out to the Footballguys Dynasty staff for questions or feedback.

Quarterback

Tefertiller

Cam Newton – While Newton is soon undergoing foot surgery, he should have taken care of months ago, we move him up this week due to the optimism of the veteran coming back at full strength for another organization. The Panthers offense did Newton no favors the past few years with lack of talent at receiver and a conservative offensive game plan.

Ben Roethlisberger – Similar to Newton, there is optimism Roethlisberger comes back in 2020. The Steelers have the weapons to keep the aging veteran as a fantasy starter on a weekly basis. He is a strong “buy” for me in dynasty leagues.

Ryan Tannehill – Tannehill is playing at a high level, carrying the Titans to playoff contention. A contract extension would help his dynasty value as he has flourished in the Tennessee offense.

Drew Lock – The rookie played like his status against the Chiefs but there is no denying that he is the frontrunner for the Broncos starting gig in 2020. Before the loss to Kansas City, Lock put up to stellar performances, leading Denver to consecutive wins in his first two NFL starts.

Mitchell Trubisky – We had Trubisky low, very low. His recent play has caused a re-evaluation and so we moved him up. While far from a reliable fantasy starter, Trubisky is still young and has time to get his play back on track.

Hicks

Dwayne Haskins - Haskins had his best game in the NFL to date against the Eagles. While he only has limited opportunities before the end of the season, at this stage he has not given the franchise a reason to not consider other options heading into the 2020 season. This will only be made worse by a new head coach wanting to have his guy at the helm. At this stage, it is hard to rate Haskins moving forward. With Washington having a probable top-three pick in the draft, conjecture will be rampant.

Drew Lock - After a spectacular start to his NFL career against the Chargers and Texans, Drew Lock came crashing back to earth against Kansas City. He looked rattled, made poor decisions and generally looked like a rookie. The good news is that the Lions and Raiders remain on his schedule, so he should regain his confidence reasonably quickly. Where this leaves his future remains to be seen. He should head into the 2020 season as the unquestioned starter and depending on how that team is built, he could be a fantasy option as early as next year.

Parsons

Daniel Jones - Jones is off to a solid start and is above the starter threshold historically in terms of touchdown-to-interception ratio. Jones has the mobility trump card for fantasy purposes. Jones is one of the better QB2 options in superflex heading into the offseason.

Carson Wentz - Wentz has mired through a tough situation in terms of his surrounding weapons with DeSean Jackson missing essentially the entire season and Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor both missing significant time. However, Wentz has pushed through with a quality season and 25 touchdowns to just seven interceptions with quality rushing numbers. In 2020 the weapons are likely to improve, especially at wide receiver, and Wentz's stock is pointing up.

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