Dynasty Market Movers – Report 6

by Steve Smith · Dynasty Leagues

Dynasty Market Movers – Report 6 is back to feature notable risers and fallers on PlayerProfiler’s always up-to-date dynasty rankings. Report 6 covers the rankings movement following the events of Weeks 11 and 12.

Stock Trending Up

Mike White – QB NY Jets

In Week 12, the Jets handed the keys to 27-year-old Mike White in favor of benched Zach Wilson. White delivered an impressive performance leading New York to a 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears. He completed 78.5-percent of his pass attempts for 315 yards, three passing touchdowns, and two rushing scores.

White’s solid performance also rewarded fantasy managers who were courageous enough to start him. He posted a 24.8 fantasy point (QB6) outing, which is better than any fantasy day posted by Wilson since joining the NFL. Oddly enough, it was the No. 2-best fantasy week by a Jets signal caller in 2022 – Joe Flacco posted 26.8 fantasy points (QB6) in Week 6 against the Browns. White earns 4.71 Lifetime Value points to ascend 17 spots to QB34 in dynasty. Feel free to go back to the well in Week 13 when White faces the Minnesota Vikings (+2.6, No. 6 QB match-up). 

James Cook – RB Buffalo Bills

James Cook‘s 2022 outlook looked somewhat grim when Buffalo traded for Nyheim Hines back in early November. However, the talented runner out of Georgia has continued to factor into the Bills’ offensive game plan, and as a result, Cook’s stock is rising. Over the last two games, he has gained a healthy 38.0o Lifetime Value points and eight spots to move to RB27.

Recently, Cook has been the preferred back in the passing game. Over the last two contests, he has earned 13 Targets while Devin Singletary has seen only one pass come his way. In Week 13 versus the Patriots, Cook out-carried Singletary by a margin of 14 to 13. Cook has been more efficient churning out 5.2 True Yards Per Carry (No. 7) to Singletary’s mark of 4.3 (No. 25). With his opportunity growing, buy the talented rookie RB where possible.

Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR Detroit Lions

In 10 games played this season, Amon-Ra St. Brown is averaging a career-high 16.9 fantasy points per game slotting him in at WR10. He continues to be a focal part of the Lions’ offense as evidenced by a 34.4-percent Target Rate (No. 1) and a 28.5-percent Target Share (No. 9).

On the year, St. Brown has 65 catches (No. 7) for 716 yards (No. 15) with an impressive 319 Yards After Catch (No. 8). He’s just got that dawg in him. The second-year wideout and former USC Trojan gains 22.95 Lifetime Value points to climb six spots to WR9 on the dynasty rankings.

Jelani Woods – TE Indianapolis Colts

Colts rookie tight end, Jelani Woods had a career-best day in the Week 12 match-up with the Steelers. Woods hauled in eight of his team-leading nine Targets to pace the team with 98 yards. He played a season-high 61.3-percent of snaps.

The 2022 third-round selection posted a 17.8 fantasy point day to finish Week 12 as TE2. This is the second high-end fantasy performance of Woods’ young career. He finished as TE5 (15.3 fantasy points) in Week 3.  The 6-7 inch Woods moves up six spots to TE27 in dynasty.

More notable players with stocks trending up:

Deshaun Watson – QB Cleveland Browns: +9.06 Lifetime Value points, QB9

Miles Sanders – RB Philadelphia Eagles: +20.26 Lifetime Value points and +2 spots to RB20

Treylon Burks – WR Tennessee Titans: +20.19 Lifetime Value points and +4 spot to WR28

T.J. Hockenson – TE Minnesota Vikings: +10.61 Lifetime Value points, TE5

Stock Trending Down

Aaron Rodgers – QB Green Bay Packers

This hasn’t been the season that fantasy managers of Aaron Rodgers hoped for.  Through 12 games, he is averaging just 15.2 fantasy points per game, which is his career low as a starter. The Packers play at a pedestrian 1.93 (No. 31) Pace of Play. To make matters worse, Rodgers suffered a rib injury late versus the Eagles and is also dealing with a thumb fracture.

On the season, Rodgers has managed only two games in the top 12 of fantasy QBs (QB12 in Week 7, QB10 in Week 10). He has yet to post over 20 fantasy points this year. The reigning two-time NFL MVP drops 3.79 Lifetime Value points to fall to four spots to QB24.

D’Andre Swift – RB Detroit Lions

After early season shoulder and ankle injuries, D’Andre Swift finds himself locked into a running back committee. On the season, he has a Snap Share of 40.9-percent (No. 46) with Jamaal Williams seeing the field on 44.0-percent (No. 39) of snaps. Regardless of whether the Lions are managing his reps or prefer Williams as a primary ball carrier, Swift has disappointed in 2022.

On the year, Swift is averaging 13.0 fantasy points per game (No. 20) with five TDs (No. 18). Williams has drastically cut into his production in the touchdown department with a league-leading 13 scores. While Swift has dealt with injuries in his young career, this current dip in value may be a solid opportunity to buy at a discount. After all, he has still produced an elite 1.22 (No. 2) Fantasy Points Per Opportunity with a True Yards Per Carry of 5.0 (No. 12). Williams’ marks for those same metrics are 0.87 (No. 25) and 4.0 (No. 45). Still just 23 years old, Swift’s dynasty value loses 45.44 Lifetime Value points to slip two spots to RB5.

Ja’Marr Chase – WR Cincinnati Bengals

The last two times that we saw Ja’Marr Chase on a football field he produced back-to-back WR1 performances (32.2 fantasy points in Week 6 and 33.0 fantasy points in Week 7). He has a 27.7-percent Target Share (No. 10). In seven games, he has 47 receptions (No. 32) for 605 yards (No. 25) and six TDs (No. 8).

Ja’Marr Chase Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

The truth is an uber talent like Chase is difficult to acquire in dynasty leagues. While he is set to return from a hip injury, there is no guarantee that he will immediately return to his elite level of production. The uninformed dynasty manager could find themselves a touch disappointed. Combine this with a stretch between Weeks 2 and 5 where he averaged a sub-standard 11.9 fantasy points per game. A buying opportunity could be on the horizon. Chase’s Lifetime Value dips by 15.96 points, but his rank holds at WR2. This will be a situation to monitor closely moving forward.

Tyler Higbee – TE Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Higbee was limited by a knee ailment but still managed to suit up for the match-up versus the Chiefs. Without Matthew Stafford under center, and his Snap Share reduced to a season-low 67.9-percent, Higbee failed to see a Target en route to posting a 0-0-0 stat line for Week 12.

After a strong start where Higbee posted double-digit fantasy points from Weeks 2 to 5, his output has been hot and cold since then. After Week 5, Higbee has posted games of 1.7 (TE50) and 3.5 (TE33) fantasy points along with two zero-point outings. He loses 4.72 Lifetime Value points and two spots to fall to TE24 in dynasty. The veteran tight end is far from a reliable option in fantasy line-ups at this moment in time.

More notable players with stocks trending down:

Zach Wilson – QB New York Jets: -13.80 Lifetime Value points and -6 spots to QB32

Christian McCaffrey – RB San Francisco 49ers: -32.05 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to RB8

Darnell Mooney – WR Chicago Bears: -16.36 Lifetime Value points and -6 spots to WR39

Robert Tonyan – TE Green Bay Packers: -5.72 Lifetime Value points and -3 spots to TE22

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