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.
Daniel Jones – Jones tumbles further down the rankings. I expected more from Jones this year with his receivers back healthy, but it has never materialized. While most are enamored with his rushing touchdown, the passing part of Jones’ game was lacking, even in victory. The Giants will likely address the position next offseason.
Aaron Rodgers – While he is not getting any younger – just like the rest of us – Rodgers’ play has gotten better this year. He has made the most of the situation as his organization refused to add weapons at the receiver position. We also need to credit the coaching staff for putting the offense in great situations with matchup advantages on every play.
Patrick Mahomes II - Patrick Mahomes II should have been the clear 1.01 in dynasty Superflex drafts in the offseason. He is the best quarterback in football, locked into a long-term contract at 25 years old, with elite weapons and an elite coach. Yet, Mahomes was in a tier with Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, and Saquon Barkley in the top four picks of 2020 Superflex startup drafts, with plenty of drafts seeing Mahomes as the fourth pick in that tier. Jackson has predictably regressed while McCaffrey and Barkley, playing higher risk and shorter longevity positions, have suffered injuries. Those injuries take a year out of their primes where both would need to produce massive numbers to justify the selection over Mahomes. Meanwhile, Mahomes has a 25 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio. Outside of a catastrophic injury or a Chuck Knoblauch type throwing hitch developing out of nowhere, Mahomes should be the QB1 and 1.01 in Superflex drafts for the next five years.
Lamar Jackson – Lamar Jackson is a special player who you can build your fantasy team around. That being said, he’s looked very average at times this season and he’s going to significantly underperform his ADP this season in redraft leagues. From a Dynasty perspective, I’d still have him as my starter (and do in the staff league) – but he’s not a guy I’d feel comfortable taking in the first round or two of a dynasty draft anymore. In fact, I’m moving him down to the end of the 3rd round and may move him down further, depending on how he does the rest of the season.
Tua Tagovailoa - In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Dolphins have won their last five games, including big wins against the Rams, Cardinals, and Chargers with Tagovailoa under center. He’s still a rookie quarterback and he’s got some growing up to do – but it’s hard to argue with five touchdown passes and no interceptions in his last three games. The Dolphins still need a lot of talent around him, and they still play in a tough division – but Tagovailoa is for real and has looked good in limited action so far. By the end of the season, you might be surprised just how effective this rookie quarterback will be.