Dynasty Market Movers | Dynasty Risers and Fallers Week 14

by Steve Smith · Dynasty Leagues
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The 2023 fantasy football regular season has quickly flown by. In only one week, most leagues will begin their playoffs. The Market Movers Report is on tap for another week to help managers stay on top of Dynasty Risers and Fallers on PlayerProfiler’s Dynasty Rankings. This market report covers notable Dynasty Risers and Fallers from Week 12 through Week 13. Good luck this week!

Stock Trending Up

Jordan Love โ€“ QB Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love has been playing great football as of late and it’s translating to solid results for fantasy football gamers. The former first-round selection (No. 26 overall in 2020) has posted three consecutive fantasy performances in the top-10 at the position (20.9 fantasy points in Week 11 – QB9; 26.6 fantasy points in Week 12 – QB5; 23.7 fantasy points in Week 13 – QB7). He has produced a top-12 fantasy performance in seven of 12 games this season, and is averaging 19.3 Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG) (QB9).

In 12 games, Love has 2,866 passing yards (No. 13) and 22 touchdowns (No. 5). He has delivered 16 Money Throws (No. 8), and isn’t afraid to air it out, with 58 Deep Ball Attempts (No. 2). Since Week 9, the Packers’ signal-caller has averaged a solid 8.0 Yards Per Attempt. With the Packers in the playoff hunt, Love gains 26.60 Lifetime Value points (the most of any QB for this update) and jumps nine spots to QB16 in dynasty.

Devon Achane โ€“ RB Miami Dolphins

Good things tend to happen when Devon Achane gets the ball in his hands. In games where he has seen double-digit carries, the rookie has produced no worse than a top-4 fantasy performance (51.3 fantasy points on 18 carries – RB1; 21.5 fantasy points on 11 carries – RB4; 25.3 fantasy points on 17 carries – RB3). In just six games played, Achane has 534 yards (89.0 per game) and nine scores, which has yielded 21.4 FPPG (RB2).

Achane’s advanced stats and metrics pop off the page. He has an elite True Yards Per Carry rate of 7.7 (No. 1), a 33.3-percent Juke Rate (No. 3), and leads all running backs with a Breakaway Run Rate of 14.3-percent (No. 1). Equipped with 99th-percentile 4.32 speed, Achane is producing a whopping 9.2 Yards Per Touch (No. 1). The former Aggie gains a healthy 17.24 Lifetime Value points to rise seven spots to RB5.

Nico Collins โ€“ WR Houston Texans

Nico Collins is having a breakout season. He’s producing a career-best 17.7 FFPG (WR9), which is nearly double the production of his sophomore season. In 11 games played, Collins has 59 receptions (No. 18) on 85 Targets (No. 23) for 991 receiving yards (No. 10) and six TDs (No. 14). His first 1000-yard NFL season is on the horizon.

In fantasy football terms, the only knock on Collins would be that he’s been somewhat boom or bust this season. He has four games finishing as a top-five wide receiver, and three games outside of the top-50. With rookie sensation Tank Dell out with a leg injury, fantasy managers should expect more consistent production from the former Michigan Wolverine. The 24-year-old wideout gains a solid 26.14 Lifetime Value points to ascend seven spots to WR24.

Trey McBride โ€“ TE Arizona Cardinals

Second-year tight end Trey McBride was featured here as a Market Riser in Week 8. He continues to ascend. In the last four games, McBride has finished as the fantasy TE11 or higher with two games as a top-three tight end. On the season, McBride is averaging 9.5 FPPG; however, since his usage increased over the last six games, his production has vaulted to 16.2. Furthermore, he has only two touchdowns on the year, but has earned two Red Zone Targets in each of the last two contests. More TDs could be coming his way.

On the year, McBride has 74 targets (No. 6) with 34 of them earned in the last four games. He has 610 receiving yards (No. 5) with 311 Yards After Catch (No. 5). Since Week 8, his Yards Per Route Run mark has improved from 1.93 to 2.21 (No. 3). McBride earns 14.23 Lifetime Value points and moves up two spots to TE6 on PlayerProfiler’s always up-to-date dynasty rankings.

More notable players with stocks trending up:

Jake Browning โ€“ QB Cincinnati Bengals: +8.51 Lifetime Value points and +24 spots to QB37

Kyren Williams โ€“ RB Los Angeles Rams: +40.86 Lifetime Value points and +13 spots to RB16

Michael Pittman โ€“ WR Indianapolis Colts: +17.15 Lifetime Value points and +6 spots to WR13

Tucker Kraft โ€“ TE Green Bay Packers: +5.41 Lifetime Value points and +14 spots to TE33

Stock Trending Down

Derek Carr โ€“ QB New Orleans Saints

Inconsistent play and injuries have resulted in Derek Carr producing his worst fantasy football season to date. Through a dozen contests, the veteran QB is producing a career-low 12.4 Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG), which is good for QB26. For fantasy, he has finished no higher than QB9 this year (Week 9 versus Jacksonville) and has finished outside the Top 20 QBs in five games.

On the season, Carr has posted 2,761 (No. 16) passing yards and just 11 (No. 22) touchdowns. As a team, the Saints have struggled to reach the end zone, ranking in the bottom half of the NFL. Carr has an average 92.6-percent (No. 15) True Passer Rating with a QBR of 49.9 (No. 20). Slipping one spot to move to QB28, the 32-year-old Carr finds himself currently ranked between Kenny Pickett and Joshua Dobbs.

Austin Ekeler โ€“ RB Los Angeles Chargers

In nine games played, Austin Ekeler is averaging just 32.8 receiving yards per game and 3.4 receptions per game. While there is still time for improvement, these marks represent lows since 2018. He is averaging 14.3 FPPG (RB16). Aspirations were much higher than this coming into the season for the usual PPR-league weapon.

Unfortunately, Ekeler’s 2023 rushing metrics are pedestrian. He has a career-low True Yards Per Carry rate of 3.3 (No. 62) and a 15.9-percent Juke Rate (No. 3). The 28-year-old veteran drops 30.04 Lifetime Value points (the most of any RB for this update) and nine spots to fall to RB22 in the Dynasty Rankings. Ekeler’s dynasty stock is falling; here’s to hoping that better days are ahead for the fan favorite.

George Pickens โ€“ WR Pittsburgh Steelers

George Pickens finished Week 5 as the WR5 (26.6 fantasy points) in fantasy football. He followed that up with a WR19 performance (15.7 fantasy points) in Week 7 versus the Rams. Since then, he’s all but disappeared from fantasy football relevance with a five-game stretch (Week 8 to 12) finishing as WR43 or worse posting single digits scores each contest. He has just three games this season in which he’s eclipsed 100 receiving yards, but that can happen when seeing a mediocre Target Accuracy Ratingย of 6.4 (No. 73).

Through 12 games, Pickens has 44 catches (No. 42) for 748 receiving yards (No. 22) and three scores (No. 37). He’s playing 90.4-percent of snaps (No. 13). However, this has translated to 11.5 FPPG (TE16). The 22-year-old wideout loses 16.31 Lifetime Value points and slides four spots to fall to WR29. Pickens has flashed his talent, but the current climate in Pittsburgh is holding him back.

Kyle Pitts โ€“ TE Atlanta Falcons

Kyle Pitts is producing 8.0 FPPG (TE16) this season, which is surprisingly an improvement over 2022. Through 12 games, Pitts has 41 receptions (No. 14) on 67 Targets (No. 8) for 492 yards and a single touchdown (No. 30). He has just two top-10 TE fantasy performances this year and hasn’t earned a target in the Red Zone since Week 6. On a more optimistic note, he does have 740 Air Yards (No. 2) with an Average Target Distance of 11.0 (No. 1).

The Falcons’ management maintains that Pitts is an important part of the offense. Unfortunately, they pass the ball at the 7th lowest rate in the NFL. Couple this with Pitts’ Target Quality Rating of 4.31 (No. 31) and a Catchable Target Rate of 67.2-percent (No. 35), and the situation isn’t necessarily primed for a fantasy point explosion. The former Gator loses 12.52 Lifetime Value points (the most of any TE for this update) and two spots to fall to TE8 in dynasty.

More notable players with stocks trending down:

Joe Burrow โ€“ QB Cincinnati Bengals: -14.73 Lifetime Value points, QB7

Jonathan Taylor โ€“ RB Indianapolis Colts: -16.62 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to RB6

Christian Kirk โ€“ WR Jacksonville Jaguars: -41.22 Lifetime Value points and -14 spots to WR42

Luke Musgrave โ€“ TE Green Bay Packers: = -4.64 Lifetime Value points and 14 spots to TE15

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