Dynasty Market Movers – Report 3

by Steve Smith · Dynasty Leagues

Six weeks of NFL football are in the books, which means another edition of the Dynasty Market Movers Report. For new readers, this article monitors the NFL’s weekly activity and uses PlayerProfiler’s advanced stats and metrics to feature players moving up and down the dynasty rankings.

Report 3 covers notable dynasty risers and fallers since Week 4. Let’s dig in!

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Jalen Hurts – QB Philadelphia Eagles

Heading into their bye, the 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles remain the NFL’s only undefeated team. On the season, Jalen Hurts has thrown for 1,514 yards (No. 8) and 6 passing touchdowns (No. 17). With 77 carries (No. 1) for 293 rushing yards (No. 2) and six rushing TDs (No. 1), Hurts provides a fantasy-friendly floor.

Hurts has played well thus far in 2022. He owns career-best marks in True Passer Rating (100.3, No. 7),  True Completion Percentage (71.5-percent, No. 13), and Accuracy Rating (8.0, No. 8). Not surprising, Hurts is producing a career-high 24.6 Fantasy Points Per Game (fppg), which is good for QB3 on the season. With no signs of slowing down, the 24-year-old gains 30.32 Lifetime Value points and two spots to move to QB3 in dynasty. The bye week may present a dynasty trade opportunity but expect to pay a pretty penny!

Kenneth Walker – RB Seattle Seahawks

With Rashaad Penny moving to the Injured Reserve with a season-ending leg injury, Kenneth Walker did not disappoint. The rookie runner played 70.8-percent of snaps against Arizona carrying the ball 21 times. He went two for three in the passing game to end his day with 110 total yards and a score. In Week 6, Walker posted 19.0 fantasy points (RB8) to build on strong consecutive games.

Equipped with 4.38 speed, Walker looks dynamic with the ball in his hands. Since Week 4, the 2021 Doak Walker award winner (college football’s best RB) has earned a massive 73.42 Lifetime Value points to catapult 15 spots to RB6. The window to buy Walker at any sort of discount has been slammed shut.

Gabriel Davis – WR Buffalo Bills

Following a short absence due to an ankle injury, Gabriel Davis has gotten back on track over the last two contests. The third-year wideout exploded against the Steelers. He caught three passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He ended Week 5 as the fantasy WR1 scoring 32.1 fantasy points. Davis posted another respectable outing in Week 6 scoring 16.4 fantasy points (WR6) versus Kansas City.

Seeing a 92.0-percent Snap Share (No. 15) with a Route Participation mark of 91.7-percent (No. 25), Davis is a strong WR2 with upside in the high-powered Bills offense. He’s gained 18.33 Lifetime Value points over the last two weeks. Davis moves up nine spots to move to WR23 in dynasty, which represents similar value to the start of the season.

Greg Dulcich – TE Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos 2022 third-round selection, Greg Dulcich, made his NFL regular season debut in Week 6 versus the Chargers. The UCLA product played on 65.4-percent of snaps and ran 20 routes. Dulcich hauled in two of three targets for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Dulcich’s single-game output of 12.4 fantasy points (TE11) outscored the five-game total of Albert Okwuegbunam – the latter was a healthy scratch in Week 6. The rookie TE earns 8.35 Lifetime Value points and climbs four spots to TE16 on PlayerProfiler’s always up-to-date dynasty rankings.

More notable players with stocks trending up:

Josh Allen – QB Buffalo Bills: +40.52 Lifetime Value points, QB1

Rhamondre Stevenson – RB New England Patriots: +48.57 Lifetime Value points and +9 spots to RB21

Michael Pittman – WR Indianapolis Colts: +10.81 Lifetime Value points and +1 spot to WR7

Cade Otton – TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +7.22 Lifetime Value points and +23 spots to TE27

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Russell Wilson – QB Denver Broncos

Uh oh. In unprecedented fashion, Russell Wilson is featured as a dynasty faller for the second straight report. He’s lost a position leading 20.43 Lifetime Value points since Week 4, so it had to be done. Now battling injuries, the veteran signal-caller has yet to find his game in Denver. In the last two weeks, Wilson has posted QB15 and QB24 fantasy finishes. To add insult to injury, he has failed to eclipse 14 fantasy points in four of his last five games.

On the season, Russell Wilson is producing 15.2 fantasy points per game (QB21). He has a True Completion Percentage of 65.9-percent (No. 28) and his Passing Touchdown Rate has fallen to 2.5-percent. All of these metrics are worse than the career-low marks reported here two weeks ago. Unless there is no better option, Wilson should remain on dynasty benches until he heats up. Despite having ‘wolverine blood’ in his veins, he drops another four spots to fall to QB15.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – RB Kansas City Chiefs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire produced three RB1 finishes in the first four games of the year. Five touchdowns in the first four weeks will help boost the fantasy score. In the last two games, Edwards-Helaire has seen his involvement in the Kansas City offense disappear as he’s produced 6.5 (RB46) and 3.3 (RB44) fantasy point outings.

On the season, Edwards-Helaire has a 44.6-percent Snap Share. He has a True Yards Per Carry mark of 3.9 (No. 47). Edwards-Helaire was not targeted in Week 6. Without the touchdowns, he is a tough-to-trust option in fantasy line-ups. Edwards-Helaire loses 21.23 Lifetime Value points and slips four spots to land at WR30.

Elijah Moore – WR New York Jets

The season hasn’t started as planned for off-season breakout candidate Elijah Moore. The sophomore receiver has earned only 30 targets on the season seeing a 13.6-percent Target Share (No. 70). Moore loses 21.23 Lifetime Value points and slides four spots to WR30.

Moore has steadily seen his Snap Share decline over the past four games. In Week 6, he saw a season-low 66.7-percent of snaps. He has maxed out at 53 receiving yards (Week 4 versus Pittsburgh), producing under 50 yards in 5 of 6 games. Moore has requested a trade, but the Jets’ management maintains that it will not happen. He is slated to sit in Week 7. Rebuilding dynasty managers may want to bet on talent and buy at a discount.

Tyler Conklin – WR New York Jets

Veteran tight end Tyler Conklin started the season strong posting three consecutive double-digit performances. However, he’s followed that up with a zero-point outing in Week 5 and 2.7 points in Week 6 (TE41).

Conklin has seen his Snap Share decline of late. In Week 6, he played on a season-low 70.6-percent of snaps. With the Jets winning, Zach Wilson has been limited to 21 and 18 pass attempts over the past two contests. As a result, Conklin has seen just three total Targets over this span. The 27-year-old loses 12.61 Lifetime Value points and eleven spots to slide to TE28 in dynasty.

More notable players with stocks trending down:

Carson Wentz – QB Washington Commanders: -19.55 Lifetime Value points and -18 spots to QB44

Jonathan Taylor – RB Indianapolis Colts: -46.51 Lifetime Value points and -1 spot to RB2

Terry McLaurin – WR Washington Commanders: -27.14 Lifetime Value points and -11 spot to WR36

Albert Okwuegbunam  – TE Denver Broncos: -5.92 Lifetime Value points and -4 spots to TE26