Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 7

Footballguys staff rankings and the reasoning behind player movement. Contributions by Will Grant, Jordan McNamara, 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.

Quarterback

Tefertiller

Justin Herbert – Herbert moves way up the rankings this week. The rookie has looked great, even without a full supporting cast. The Chargers have been unlucky in recent losses, but the young passer continues to impress with his strong arm, making plays off-script.

Daniel Jones – Jones has not been able to make plays and his propensity for turning the ball over will not win him accolades with the coaching staff. The excuses for Jones this past offseason included injuries to his weapons and that trend has continued. Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley are on injured reserve, but the former is expected back soon.

McNamara

Ryan Tannehill - I was skeptical entering the season on Ryan Tannehill. He was buoyed by an unsustainably high touchdown rate and yards per attempt in 2019 before earning a contract extension in the offseason. Through the early part of 2020, Tannehill has regressed some, but his touchdown rate of 7.5% and his 7.9 yards per attempt are more sustainable. Tannehill has also elevated those around him, including A.J. Brown, Corey Davis, and Jonnu Smith, a good sign for his future. Tannehill is another beneficiary of leaving Adam Gase’s orbit, an exodus that has proven lucrative for a growing population of players.

Grant

Dak Prescott – I still maintain that Prescott would have thrown for 5000 yards this season, but with the catastrophic injury that he sustained against the Giants, he has to drop a few pegs. The contract issues with Dallas are well known, and the fact that Prescott did not get an extension now works against him. Dallas would be insane to let him go, but the uncertainty around him and his future warrant moving him down a couple of pegs. That being said, I am still not trading him in any of my leagues and would be happy to have him as my #1 quarterback in a draft from scratch.

Dwayne Haskins – Haskins was benched after just four games this season, and the NFC East is putrid enough to let a 1-5 team be competitive, Haskins doesn’t appear to be the guy who is going to lead them this season. Not only did Haskins lose his job to Kyle Allen, but he was relegated to the team’s 3rd quarterback and inactive for the last two games. Unless something drastic happens, Haskins is done for this season and will need to catch on somewhere else to be relevant to your fantasy team.

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