Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 12

Footballguys staff rankings and the reasoning behind the player movement. Contributions by Chad Parsons and Andy Hicks.

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

Parsons

Jake Luton - It's tough to be lenient on a later-Day 3 rookie quarterback in dynasty. The odds are already minimal they see much playing time, but any poor showing could be the end of their legitimate starting opportunities. Luton had a promising debut in Week 9. However, his rushing score that week has been his lone rushing attempt through three games, and he has posted one touchdown to five interceptions in two games since. Luton was one of my sleepers at the position from the 2020 class but his starting time feels like it is coming to a close with his upside being to stick as a low-end backup for 1-2 seasons.

Taysom Hill - There was so much at stake for Hill's dynasty stock in Week 11. The long-awaited quarterback start for the 30-year-old Swiss Army Knife was high leverage as a data point of one. Hill was efficient as a passer and added 10-51-2 on the ground. With a strong cap number for 2021 and getting the nod over Jameis Winston are quality indications Hill could be in the starting plans for the Saints in 2021.

Hicks

Carson Wentz - Like many others, I have been making excuses for the absence of so much talent being missing around Carson Wentz. He was purely awful against the Browns. Time for the excuses to end. The cost to get rid of Wentz is prohibitive for 2021, but 2022 is a real shot. The Eagles coaching staff will be keen to see a full preseason from Jalen Hurts in 2021. Wentz is the kind of player who gets a second shot at starting in the worst-case scenario, but it’s time to move him down as he tries to sort his career out.

P.J. Walker - P.J. Walker made his first NFL start and did not disgrace himself. While Teddy Bridgewater is expected back in the Panthers' next game, Walker was calm under center. We probably need to see him against an NFL team that is trying rather than the Lions, but at least he can get mentioned in the conversation as a dynasty option.

Philip Rivers - As Philip Rivers approaches 39 years of age his value in fantasy is probably at an end. That said there is no indication this is his last year and over the last four weeks, he is a bottom-end QB1. As his young receiving group mature, he might be a nice option to stash in deeper leagues with the promise of more in 2021 or retirement.

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